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Caucus Campaigns (#110)

posted on November 8, 2007 at 9:21 AM

Caucus Campaigns (#110)
The state’s voters have traditionally embraced the responsibility to vet the candidates in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. Iowans like to give everyone a good look. For their part, the candidates have swarmed to the state’s cultural venues. Read More »

The Real Cost of the War (Full Program) (#112)

posted on November 8, 2007 at 12:09 AM

The Real Cost of the War  (Full Program) (#112)
Full Program: After World War II, the G.I. Bill not only provided health care for returning veterans, but also jump-started the American middle-class. What are today's policies doing to help veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan? That's the focus of this episode... 27:47 Read More »

Out and About: Orange City, Iowa (#110)

posted on November 7, 2007 at 9:04 AM

Out and About: Orange City, Iowa (#110)
There's more to Orange City, Iowa, than wooden shoes, Tulip beds, and Dutch windmills. The town of 6,000, best known for its spring Tulip Festival and winter Sinterklaas Day, has a strong economy. New businesses are coming to town, and existing... Read More »

Out and About: Des Moines, Iowa Art Scene (#108)

posted on November 1, 2007 at 9:04 AM

Out and About: Des Moines, Iowa Art Scene  (#108)
From artists to ordinary consumers to professional decorators, Des Moines features an active art scene. Correspondent Dan Kaercher takes us to a few traditional and not-so-traditional places where you can find art in the metro. Read More »

Out and About: Newton, Iowa (#104)

posted on October 18, 2007 at 2:04 PM

Out and About: Newton, Iowa (#104)
Maytag was not only part of Newton's history, but all of Iowa's. And while it may be gone, Newton is very much here and looking to its future. Out and About reporter Dan Kaercher visits some new and old places in the city that are attracting... Read More »

Out and About: Elkader, Iowa (#102)

posted on October 11, 2007 at 4:04 PM

Out and About: Elkader, Iowa (#102)
Iowa is not the homogeneous state that outsiders think it is. In fact, it boasts a character and a history that can sometimes even surprise Iowans. The community of Elkader, Iowa, is a case in point. It was named for Abdal-Kader, an Algerian who... Read More »

Iowa Quakers Save World War II Refugees (#116)

posted on September 7, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Iowa Quakers Save World War II Refugees (#116)
Iowans can be proud of the efforts of a small group of Quakers from West Branch, IA who helped keep European refugees out of Hitler’s reach. Read More »

B-29 Bombadiers In World War II (#116)

posted on September 7, 2007 at 12:00 AM

B-29 Bombadiers In World War II  (#116)
In July of 2002, a select group of veterans of World War II gathered in Cedar Rapids to celebrate an airplane that symbolizes their priceless contribution to our liberty. Read More »

The Women's Army Corps in World War II (#116)

posted on September 7, 2007 at 12:00 AM

The Women's Army Corps in World War II (#116)
Soon after our country became immersed in World War II, Congress decided to allow women in the military. A gathering back in 2000 presented an opportunity to salute members of the Women's Army Corps whose military strengths helped win a war. Read More »

Iowa Youth Respond to 9/11 (#101)

posted on September 11, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Iowa Youth Respond to 9/11 (#101)
Revisit three young Iowans, who were teenagers when the towers fell, and hear their surprisingly eclectic views on a post 9/11 world. 02:05 Read More »

Iowans in New York City Remember 9/11 (#101)

posted on September 11, 2006 at 12:00 AM

Iowans in New York City Remember 9/11 (#101)
The fact is, Iowans remain connected long after they have leave the state. To understand the events of that day, we turn to the Iowans who lived close to the site that is now synonymous with the date 9/11. 04:22 Read More »
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