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When possible, episodes of The Iowa Journal are made available in both online streaming and iPod-compatible download formats. You may either watch the full program online, download a transcript, or download full-length videos of each program below to play on your computer or portable music player. Each iPod-compatible episode is approximately 320 MB.

Episode #331: Forgiveness

Forgiveness experts talk about the practice of 'letting it go' and the hows... Read more...

Episode #331: Forgiveness

Episode #330: The World of Physical Education

Grundy Center Iowa hosts an international look at physical fitness and its... Read more...

Episode #330: The World of Physical Education

Episode #329: Iowa Economic Round Table

The Iowa Journal will look at the state of Iowa's business climate and job... Read more...

Episode #329: Iowa Economic Round Table

Episode #328: Music Education - Is Iowa Losing It?

Economic stress has reached Iowa's schools. Now all aspects of education are... Read more...

Episode #328: Music Education - Is Iowa Losing It?

Episode #327: The Beer Industry of Iowa

The Iowa Journal looks at how consumer demand for more varieties of beer... Read more...

Episode #327: The Beer Industry of Iowa

Episode #326: Green Living in Iowa

Iowans look at how to build, work, and live in harmony with the earth on this... Read more...

Episode #326: Green Living in Iowa

Episode #325: Food, Inc. More on the Story: An Iowa Journal Special

The P.O.V. documentary, "Food, Inc." instigated this discussion with Iowans... Read more...

Episode #325: <em>Food, Inc.</em> More on the Story: An <em>Iowa Journal</em> Special

Episode #324: Quality of Life in Iowa

Iowans talk about what makes Iowa a great place to live. Read more...

Episode #324: Quality of Life in Iowa

Episode #323: Educational Innovation - Beyond Technology

The Iowa Journal is looking at innovations in schools which goes beyond... Read more...

Episode #323: Educational Innovation - Beyond Technology

Episode #322: Iowans Discuss Chronic Mental Illness

Is there enough support in communities and from the state of Iowa to help... Read more...

Episode #322: Iowans Discuss Chronic Mental Illness

Episode #321: Iowa Refugee Services Ending

Critical programs that brought some 30,000 refugees to Iowa over the past 35... Read more...

Episode #321: Iowa Refugee Services Ending

Episode #320: Iowa Floods of 2010?

The Iowa Journal takes a look at the probabilities of this winter's... Read more...

Episode #320: Iowa Floods of 2010?

Episode #319: Unemployment in Iowa

The Iowa Journal discusses unemployment in Iowa. Read more...

Episode #319: Unemployment in Iowa

Episode #318: Proposals to Change Iowa's Tax Credits

How will a call for reforms in Iowa's tax credits affect the state's business... Read more...

Episode #318: Proposals to Change Iowa's Tax Credits

Episode #316: Iowa's Natural Heritage

The Iowa Journal explores Iowa's role in the preservation and conservation... Read more...

Episode #316: Iowa's Natural Heritage

Episode #315: Crime Victims in Iowa

The criminal court system deals with those who commit a crime. Who helps the... Read more...

Episode #315: Crime Victims in Iowa

Episode #314: Iowa Wine Industry

Iowans talk about a growing new industry - Iowa wine. Read more...

Episode #314: Iowa Wine Industry

Episode #313: Avoiding Holiday Debt

A practical family tells how they live within their means at the holidays.... Read more...

Episode #313: Avoiding Holiday Debt

Episode #312: Iowa's Natural Heritage

The Iowa Journal travels to some very special natural areas in the state. Read more...

Episode #312: Iowa's Natural Heritage

Episode #311: Chronic Health Concerns

The Iowa Journal looks at efforts to handle chronic health conditions.  Read more...

Episode #311: Chronic Health Concerns

Episode #310: Art in Public and Honor Flight

Art is displayed in many public places in Iowa. Who determines the art,... Read more...

Episode #310: Art in Public and Honor Flight

Episode #309: Iowa's Tax Credits

The Iowa Journal examines business tax credits in Iowa and the role they... Read more...

Episode #309: Iowa's Tax Credits

Episode #308: Kathryn Koob

Kathryn Koob, who was taken hostage in Iran in 1979, discusses how her... Read more...

Episode #308: Kathryn Koob

Episode #307: H1N1 Flu in Iowa

Experts update us on what to expect this flu season. Also on this episode,... Read more...

Episode #307: H1N1 Flu in Iowa

Episode #306: World Food Prize

The World Food Prize ceremony honoring Dr. Ejeta included Bill Gates as a... Read more...

Episode #306: World Food Prize

Episode #305: Iowa's Natural Heritage

Meet some early Iowa naturalists, travel the Loess HIlls in western Iowa,... Read more...

Episode #305: Iowa's Natural Heritage

Episode #304: The Pope In Iowa - 30 Years Ago

A look at why the Pope came to Iowa in 1979, and how that visit changed... Read more...

Episode #304: The Pope In Iowa - 30 Years Ago

Episode #303: Health Care Reform, Khrushchev's Iowa Legacy

Some Iowa angles on the costs of health care and what reforms are needed.... Read more...

Episode #303: Health Care Reform, Khrushchev's Iowa Legacy

Episode #302: Current Topics of Interest

The Iowa Journal looks at some diverse current topics, including: • How... Read more...

Episode #302: Current Topics of Interest

Episode #301: New Role for Principals

The Iowa Journal examines the need to refocus the work of school... Read more...

Episode #301: New Role for Principals

Episode #231: Iowa's Long-term Flood Recovery

From climate change to agricultural practices to urban sprawl, there is... Read more...

Episode #231: Iowa's Long-term Flood Recovery

Episode #230: Twitter and Other Social Media - Iowans Connect

Experts discuss how Twitter and other social settings on the web have... Read more...

Episode #230: Twitter and Other Social Media - Iowans Connect

Episode #229: DTV - Reception Questions Answered

Viewers can ask experts questions about digital television and reception.... Read more...

Episode #229: DTV - Reception Questions Answered

Episode #227: Autism in Iowa

Autism affects one in every 150 children in the United States according to the... Read more...

Episode #227: Autism in Iowa

Episode #226: Swine Flu Pandemic - Viewer Questions about H1N1

The Iowa Journal hosts a live discussion with experts about the H1N1 flu,... Read more...

Episode #226: Swine Flu Pandemic - Viewer Questions about H1N1

Episode #225: Council Bluffs - An Emerging Economy?

Unlike the Quad Cities; Omaha-Council Bluffs has yet to find its full... Read more...

Episode #225: Council Bluffs - An Emerging Economy?

Episode #223: Culture in Iowa

Dan Kaercher goes Out and About visiting some performing arts venues around... Read more...

Episode #223: Culture in Iowa

Episode #222: Iowa's Economy - After the Stimulus Package

The federal stimulus is passed and law, but has anything been jump-started in... Read more...

Episode #222: Iowa's Economy - After the Stimulus Package

Episode #221: Safety in Iowa Hospitals

A new World Health Organization study shows that hospitals can prevent the... Read more...

Episode #221: Safety in Iowa Hospitals

Episode #220: Iowa's Sustainable Colleges

The Iowa Journal looks at how Iowa colleges are going green. How does a campus... Read more...

Episode #220: Iowa's Sustainable Colleges

Episode #219: Affordable Higher Education & Apprenticeships in Iowa

Can an old-school approach to education work in the 21st century? The Iowa... Read more...

Episode #219: Affordable Higher Education & Apprenticeships in Iowa

Episode #218: Who will report - when the reporters are gone?

Economic downsizing and consolidation in media outlets, including magazines,... Read more...

Episode #218: Who will report - when the reporters are gone?

Episode #217: Arts Crossroads - Growing the Arts

In this episode, The Iowa Journal examines the role cultural enrichment... Read more...

Episode #217: Arts Crossroads - Growing the Arts

Episode #216: Iowa and the Economic Stimulus Package

The Iowa Journal looks at Iowa's benefit and impact of the federal stimulus. Read more...

Episode #216: Iowa and the Economic Stimulus Package

Episode #215: Wetlands as Flood Control

What role do wetlands play in controlling floods in Iowa? Read more...

Episode #215: Wetlands as Flood Control

Episode #214: World Class Schools

The Iowa Journal will examine how education in Iowa compares to some of the... Read more...

Episode #214: World Class Schools

Episode #213: Iowa Government Efficiencies

The plans to build a new state office building have been cut because of budget... Read more...

Episode #213: Iowa Government Efficiencies

Episode #212: Financial Literacy in 2009

The Iowa Journal examines financial literacy—what it is, why Americans may... Read more...

Episode #212: Financial Literacy in 2009

Episode #211: Public Service - A Boon for Iowa?

President-elect Obama has his plans for increasing public service in... Read more...

Episode #211: Public Service - A Boon for Iowa?

Episode #210: Iowa 2008 in Review

Journalists discuss the political, economic, and weather-related headlines... Read more...

Episode #210: Iowa 2008 in Review

Episode #209: Economic Overview

Are the good times gone for good? The Iowa Journal will get into big economic... Read more...

Episode #209: Economic Overview

Episode #208: Iowa Floods of 2008 - Looking Back

An examination of the experiences of Iowans and their communities who... Read more...

Episode #208: Iowa Floods of 2008 - Looking Back

Episode #206: The Politics of Ethanol

Iowa's agricultural economy has been cushioned in recent years by the... Read more...

Episode #206: The Politics of Ethanol

Episode #205: Your DTV Transition Questions - Call-In

Soon, all televisions will need to receive digital TV signals. Most... Read more...

Episode #205: Your DTV Transition Questions - Call-In

Episode #204: Iowa Angles on U.S. Economic Crisis

Experts discuss the recent national financial crisis and look at the probable... Read more...

Episode #204: Iowa Angles on U.S. Economic Crisis

Episode #203: Iowa District 1 - Congressional District Profile

A live profile of the voters and issues of Iowa Congressional District #1. Read more...

Episode #203: Iowa District 1 - Congressional District Profile

Episode #202: World Food Prize

The Iowa Journal discusses world hunger with the 2008 Laureates, former U.S.... Read more...

Episode #202: World Food Prize

Episode #201: Iowa District 4 - Congressional District Profile

Iowa Congressional District #4 extends from the most north-east counties to... Read more...

Episode #201: Iowa District 4 - Congressional District Profile

Episode #178: Iowa District 2 - Congressional District Profile

What makes Iowa's Congressional District #2 unique, and what issues are... Read more...

Episode #178: Iowa District 2 - Congressional District Profile

Episode #177: Iowa District 3 - Congressional District Profile

What issues are on voters minds? What makes Iowa Congressional District #3... Read more...

Episode #177: Iowa District 3 - Congressional District Profile

Episode #176: Racing in Iowa

How much economic activity can speeding vehicles running in circles... Read more...

Episode #176: Racing in Iowa

Episode #175: Iowa Flood and Disaster Recovery - A Live Call-In

It's been a rough summer for many Iowans caught in either floods or high winds. This special hour-long Iowa Journal offers viewers a chance to ask the experts their questions.... Read more...

Episode #175: Iowa Flood and Disaster Recovery - A Live Call-In

Episode #174: Iowa District 5 - Congressional District Profile

What makes Iowa's 5th district unique? What issues are on the voters'... Read more...

Episode #174: Iowa District 5 - Congressional District Profile

Episode #173: Water Management - Flood Prevention

Two-thirds of the water reaching Iowa's landscape goes directly to rivers,... Read more...

Episode #173: Water Management - Flood Prevention

Episode #172: Gambling in Iowa - Davenport's View

Live from the River Roots Festival in Davenport, the Iowa Journal considers... Read more...

Episode #172: Gambling in Iowa - Davenport's View

Episode #171: Olympic Iowans

This special Iowa Journal focuses on Iowa's Olympic hopefuls. Athlete... Read more...

Episode #171: Olympic Iowans

Episode #170: Iowa Stuff - What to do about Trash

Iowa Journal is talking trash – how much stuff Americans have, what happens... Read more...

Episode #170: Iowa Stuff - What to do about Trash

Episode #168: General Aviation

The Iowa DOT is currently conducting an economic survey of general aviation... Read more...

Episode #168: General Aviation

Episode #167: Iowa Rivers - 72 Thousand Miles of Recreation

No doubt every Iowan is keenly aware of the impact the state's rivers can... Read more...

Episode #167: Iowa Rivers - 72 Thousand Miles of Recreation

Episode #166: Flood of 2008: Impact on Children

Iowa's recent storms have left a wide path of destruction in their wake,... Read more...

Episode #166: Flood of 2008: Impact on Children

Episode #165: Iowa Journal Disaster Resources Call-In

Thursday June 19 at 8 p.m., and Friday June 20 at 8:30 p.m., public officials will answer viewers' questions about flood and post-flood related issues on two live call-in programs on Iowa Public Television. The Thursday program,... Read more...

Episode #165: Iowa Journal Disaster Resources Call-In

Episode #164: The Floods of '08 - Iowa Water's Rising

The Iowa Journal looks at the big picture of flooding in Iowa. Where has... Read more...

Episode #164: The Floods of '08 - Iowa Water's Rising

Episode #163: Workable Options for Immigrant Workers in Iowa

Iowa needs workers, and immigrants want to supply it. What are some ways the... Read more...

Episode #163: Workable Options for Immigrant Workers in Iowa

Episode #162: Aftermath of Parkersburg Tornado

The Iowa Journal assesses the damage after Iowa's largest tornado in the past... Read more...

Episode #162: Aftermath of Parkersburg Tornado

Episode #161: Iowans Remember the Korean War

Some call it the 'forgotten war.' But, historians note that the Korean War... Read more...

Episode #161: Iowans Remember the Korean War

Episode #159: Dealing with $4 Gasoline

How are Iowa towns helping their citizens deal with high gasoline prices? One... Read more...

Episode #159: Dealing with $4 Gasoline

Episode #158: Sewage in Iowa's Water

Iowa Journal focuses on the state's aging and inadequate municipal wastewater... Read more...

Episode #158: Sewage in Iowa's Water

Episode #157: Iowa's Film Industry

Have the new incentives brought more film-making to Iowa? The economy of... Read more...

Episode #157: Iowa's Film Industry

Episode #156: Iowa 2010 - Did we meet the challenge?

Iowans set goals for state improvements, and the deadline for Iowa 2010... Read more...

Episode #156: Iowa 2010 - Did we meet the challenge?

Episode #155: Green Interiors in Iowa

Indoor air quality is often worse than outdoor air quality. We'll look at... Read more...

Episode #155: Green Interiors in Iowa

Episode #154: Legal Addictions

Gambling, smoking and drinking alcohol are legal in Iowa. But, even so,... Read more...

Episode #154: Legal Addictions

Episode #153: Wind Energy in Iowa

How are wind farms large and small changing both Iowa's scenery and its economy. Read more...

Episode #153: Wind Energy in Iowa

Episode #152: King Corn - A Controversial Movie in Iowa?

The movie “King Corn” was produced by two film makers, Ian Cheney and Curt... Read more...

Episode #152: King Corn - A Controversial Movie in Iowa?

Episode #151: Juvenile Justice in Iowa

When young people break the law, how are they treated in Iowa? Is it... Read more...

Episode #151: Juvenile Justice in Iowa

Episode #150: Green Construction in Iowa

More and more, construction of homes and businesses entails using highly... Read more...

Episode #150: Green Construction in Iowa

Episode #149: Rural Foundations - Iowa Small Towns

This program examines how some rural communities are using state gaming... Read more...

Episode #149: Rural Foundations - Iowa Small Towns

Episode #148: Iowa's Music Industry

The Iowa Journal examines the potential for growth in the state’s music... Read more...

Episode #148: Iowa's Music Industry

Episode #147: Donald Kaul - Columnist Interviewed

As a columnist at Iowa's largest newspaper, Donald Kaul aired his views on... Read more...

Episode #147: Donald Kaul - Columnist Interviewed

Episode #146: When Parents Age - Caring for Iowa Parents

What resources are available when it comes time for the younger generation to... Read more...

Episode #146: When Parents Age - Caring for Iowa Parents

Episode #145: Rehabbing Old Iowa Malls

What does a community do with a failing mall? It’s a dilemma that... Read more...

Episode #145: Rehabbing Old Iowa Malls

Episode #144: 5 Years of War - The Iowa Angle on Iraq

Host Jeneane Beck talks with guests about the political and economic effects... Read more...

Episode #144: 5 Years of War  - The Iowa Angle on Iraq

Episode #143: The Role of Community Colleges in Iowa

With 15 community colleges serving 99 counties, the community college system... Read more...

Episode #143: The Role of Community Colleges in Iowa

Episode #142: Juvenile Justice in Iowa

When young people break the law, how are they treated in Iowa? Is it... Read more...

Episode #142: Juvenile Justice in Iowa

Episode #140: Iowa's Music Industry

Guests on the program include: Musicians, Shawn Crahan of Slipknot and Dirty... Read more...

Episode #140: Iowa's Music Industry

Episode #139: Biotech Industries in Iowa

The field of biotechnology offers broad social and economic benefits, but... Read more...

Episode #139: Biotech Industries in Iowa

Episode #138: Gambling in Iowa

A generation ago it would have been hard to imagine Iowa as a gambling... Read more...

Episode #138: Gambling in Iowa

Episode #137: Author - Columnist Leonard Pitts

Features news analysis of national presidential campaigns as well as moves... Read more...

Episode #137: Author - Columnist Leonard Pitts

Episode #136: The Influence of Lobbyists in Iowa

There are some 685 lobbyists registered to lobby at the Iowa Legislature.... Read more...

Episode #136: The Influence of Lobbyists in Iowa

Episode #135: The Role of Community College in Iowa

With 15 community colleges serving 99 counties, the community college system... Read more...

Episode #135: The Role of Community College in Iowa

Episode #134: Multitasking

This episode examines how multitasking gadgets are changing the way we gather... Read more...

Episode #134: Multitasking

Episode #133: The Quantity and Quality of Iowa's Water

With than 71,665 miles of streams and rivers and more than 161,000 acres of... Read more...

Episode #133: The Quantity and Quality of Iowa's Water

Episode #132: Roads and Bridges

Roads, bridges and a whole lot more about infrastructure will be the focus... Read more...

Episode #132: Roads and Bridges

Episode #130: The Iowa Prison System

Being tough on crime is not cheap. The department of corrections has a... Read more...

Episode #130: The Iowa Prison System

Episode #129: Student Debt

Iowa's college graduates have the nation's second-highest debt burden per... Read more...

Episode #129: Student Debt

Episode #128: Legislative Preview

When the legislators reconvene in Des Moines next Monday, which will be... Read more...

Episode #128: Legislative Preview

Episode #127: Walkable Communities and Fitness

Health experts say that 30 minutes of walking a day is as important as an... Read more...

Episode #127: Walkable Communities and Fitness

Episode #126: The Caucuses are Upon Us

The Iowa Journal examines the latest up-date from the edge of the decision, and we’ll experience the campaigns from an outsider’s perspective. The 08 caucus campaigns are easily the most expensive and sophisticated in history. They are also the most covered. By most accounts races in both parties are tight. Most polls show high percentages of likely caucus goers are still undecided. The hours leading into caucus night have been filled with candidates rallying supporters and seeking new support. We'll examine campaign highlights and explore the politics surrounding ethanol and the role the issue will play in the caucuses. Featured in the program are Geoff Elliott, reporter... Read more...

Episode #126: The Caucuses are Upon Us

Episode #124: Caucus Primer

What is a caucus, and how does is work? Why do Iowans caucus? This is the... Read more...

Episode #124: Caucus Primer

Episode #122: Economics of College Sports

Stadium build outs, sky boxes, 7-figure coaching salaries, and lucrative TV... Read more...

Episode #122: Economics of College Sports

Episode #121: Immigration Issues

A year after the major raid at the Swift meat-packing plant, what has... Read more...

Episode #121: Immigration Issues

Episode #120: 2008 Campaign Debates

Todd Mundt discusses the revelations of the Des Moines Register Republican and... Read more...

Episode #120: 2008 Campaign Debates

Episode #119: Holiday Credit

How much did you charge for Christmas? Todd Mundt hosts a discussion of how... Read more...

Episode #119: Holiday Credit

Episode #118: African Americans In Iowa

For every white person in Iowa’s prisons, there are 13 who are black. Why... Read more...

Episode #118: African Americans In Iowa

Episode #117: Mortgage Crises

Amy Johnson Boyle hosts a look at America’s Financial Crises with Iowa... Read more...

Episode #117: Mortgage Crises

Episode #115: Mental Health

On a recent national mental health report card, the state of Iowa received... Read more...

Episode #115: Mental Health

Episode #113: Adult Illiteracy

The Iowa Journal is hosted by Amy Johnson Boyle sitting in for Todd Mundt.... Read more...

Episode #113: Adult Illiteracy

Episode #112: The Real Cost of the War

After World War II, the G.I. Bill not only provided health care for returning... Read more...

Episode #112: The Real Cost of the War

Episode #111: Iowa Workforce

The scarcity of math/science instructors in the state is leading to a... Read more...

Episode #111: Iowa Workforce

Episode #110: Undecided Voters

The Iowa Journal discusses the candidates and the 2008 election with Time magazine and ABC News political analyst Mark Halperin. Halperin has covered White House races for nearly two decades, bringing a wealth of hands-on expertise to his new book,... Read more...

Episode #110: Undecided Voters

Episode #109: The Iowa Film Industry

New incentives might have our state shining with Hollywood stars in the coming... Read more...

Episode #109: The Iowa Film Industry

Episode #108: Iowa Deer Collisions

The next time you get in your car you are increasing your chance of hitting a... Read more...

Episode #108: Iowa Deer Collisions

Episode #107: Alternative Energy: Ethanol

If you were to talk with small town implement dealers or bankers or nearly... Read more...

Episode #107: Alternative Energy: Ethanol

Episode #106: Climate Change

What are the effects of global climate change on Iowa? How will life be... Read more...

Episode #106: Climate Change

Episode #105: Former Iowa Governors Terry Branstad and Tom Vilsack

Having held the state's highest office for a combined 24 years consecutively,... Read more...

Episode #105: Former Iowa Governors Terry Branstad and Tom Vilsack

Episode #104: The World Food Prize

The World Food Prize has been called the “Nobel Prize” for agriculture. This... Read more...

Episode #104: The World Food Prize

Episode #103: Festivals, Fairs & Fun

Clay County’s Fair is billed as the “Largest County Fair in the World.”... Read more...

Episode #103: Festivals, Fairs & Fun

Episode #102: Local Food Movement

Restaurants, institutions and culinary schools around the state are embracing... Read more...

Episode #102: Local Food Movement

Episode #101: Entrepreneurial Education

Can the catalysts of economic growth be home grown? The Iowa Journal... Read more...

Episode #101: Entrepreneurial Education

Episode #1: The President on Health Care: An Iowa Journal Special

Responses to national health care reform have been divisive along political... Read more...

Episode #1: The President on Health Care: An Iowa Journal Special