Ringling Brothers Stops Touring: The End of an Era, Not an Art Form

By Lindsey Moon and Charity Nebbe
Iowa Public Radio

Flying Funny (Dudley Riggs)McGregor, Iowa might be the birthplace of American circus. The Ringling brothers, after all, were born there and spent 12 years there before moving to Baraboo, Wisconsin, where they founded the Ringling Brothers Circus. 

During this hour of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Wagner. Dudley Riggs, a fifth generation circus performer who toured with the Ringling Brothers Circus, and author of the forthcoming book Flying Funny: My Life Without a Net; Adam Woolley, managing director for Circus Now; and Heather Davis, executive producer of Lefty's Live Music Circus Revue in Des Moines, also join the show.

Listen here.