Iowa is not always know for being ahead of trends. But Des Moines baby boomers can proudly boast they were hip to the Beatles before many of their U.S. peers. And they have an unknown Drake University student to thank for it. Stu Adams, one KIOA's Good Guys in the '60s, recounted how the Beatles came to be a mainstay on the Iowa radio station in months before their debut on the "Ed Sullivan Show" in a post on DesMoinesBroadcasting.com.
Des Moines Public Schools has a mystery on its hands. Staffers believe she's the rightful owner of the 1970s student portraits that recently landed on the desk of Hoover High School Principal Cindy Flesch. The package of photos arrived in the mail from a man who grew up in Indiana and found them in his storage bin in Florida. He has no idea how they got there. Since their arrival, staffers have been trying figure out: Who is Doni?
Getting to and from the state wrestling tournament will require a few more zigs and zags this year. Several segments of the Des Moines skywalk system are closed for construction projects. To avoid delays follow these tips and download the SkyWalkDSM app for iPhone or Android - the app has handy directions and pinpoints places to eat and shop, too.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".