The City of Iowa City is taking significant steps to reduce the amount of recyclable materials that end up in our landfill. Learn how four changes to the city code are promising to make a big impact on our community. A final reading of the waste reduction proposals is set for the November 15th City Council meeting. 

Meet a homeowner who is hoping to have his house added to the National Register of Historic Places. Donald Black explains the historical and architectural significance of his Park Road home.

I have a one-on-one interview with international city planner Jeff Speck, who explains what Iowa City can do to become a more walkable city. Speck has gained praise for his work as an author and advocate for reducing our daily dependence on vehicles.

Finally, learn about Project Holiday, a food drive that helps families who can't afford a holiday meal. A simple donation of $25 can help a family create new traditions around the dinner table. Learn more about Project Holiday, and other services offered by the Crisis Center of Johnston County, by visiting

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Date of publication

Tuesday, November 01, 2016