Though Iowa is known as an agricultural state, more than 60 percent of Iowans live in cities, and the gulf between rural and urban Iowa is about much more than distance. Kyle Munson of the Des Moines Register is trying to jumpstart a conversation about the issues that divide urban and rural Iowa. On this edition of Talk of Iowa, Charity Nebbe sits down with Munson, who has started his "Unite Iowa" tour in Orange City. "It’s not just sitting down to talk about water quality, but you have...
Studio One Featured Release
Songwriter, vocalist and guitarist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno formed Best Coast in Los Angeles in 2009. California Nights is their third full-length album. Influences for the band include surf rock, 1960's girl groups, The Beach Boys and much more. Those influences and Best Coast's own take on them combine to create their sound. Their songs evoke the feeling we've come to associate with west coast music. That appealing vibe continues on California Nights.