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Community Foundations and Rural Development in Iowa (#149)

posted on April 10, 2008 at 1:38 PM

Community Foundations and Rural Development in Iowa (#149)
If you can't "keep 'em down on the farm," can you at least keep some of the family money in the community? That's what many rural communities and counties are trying to do by creating community foundations. And in Iowa, they are establishing the... 05:03 Read More »

News Analysis: March 31, 2008 (#146)

posted on April 1, 2008 at 11:12 AM

News Analysis: March 31, 2008 (#146)
Jeneane Beck studies the news with David Pitt, Associated Press reporter. Topics include Iowa's crop planting intentions and legislative action on the state budget. Read More »

News Analysis: January 31, 2008 (#134)

posted on February 4, 2008 at 8:56 AM

Todd Mundt talks to Kay Henderson, News Director of Radio Iowa, about the results of the recent presidential candidate primaries and how they may affect the future of the Iowa caucuses. The two also discuss the status of the farm bill and if the... Read More »

Iowa Water Issues (Full Program) (#133)

posted on January 28, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Iowa Water Issues (Full Program) (#133)
Full Program: Iowa may seem rich in water resources, but how much of it is protected from pollution and available for Iowans to use for drinking water, recreation and industry? 27:46 Read More »

2008 Iowa Legislative Preview (#128)

posted on January 9, 2008 at 3:16 PM

2008 Iowa Legislative Preview (#128)
As the session begins Monday, the legislature faces a fiscal year 2009 budget gap of more than $400 million. Governor Chet Culver has already asked lawmakers and state agencies to hold the line on spending, and he says he does not want to increases... 02:48 Read More »

Essay: Neil Harl on Subprime Mortgage Foreclosures (#111)

posted on November 14, 2007 at 3:33 PM

Essay: Neil Harl on Subprime Mortgage Foreclosures (#111)
Just 23 years ago now, Iowa was facing the greatest crisis in its agricultural sector since the Great Depression. The farm debt crisis and the subprime mortgage foreclosure debacle of 2007 share several parallels. Professor Emeritus Neil Harl... Read More »

Iowa Workforce (Full Program) (#111)

posted on November 8, 2007 at 12:09 AM

Iowa Workforce (Full Program) (#111)
Full Program: The state enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. Many of its employers are leaders in manufacturing, financial services and myriad technologies. But those fields are competitive and Iowa’s human resources are in high demand... 27:47 Read More »

Iowa Filmmakers: Duck Farm Number 13 (#109)

posted on November 5, 2007 at 11:07 AM

Iowa Filmmakers: Duck Farm Number 13 (#109)
The Iowa Film Promotion Act was passed earlier this year, giving filmmakers incentives to produce their films in the state. Tom Wheeler of the Iowa Film Office explains how the law works and filmmaker Becky Smith, an Iowa native, talks about... 04:53 Read More »

Global Warming in Iowa (#106)

posted on October 26, 2007 at 9:02 AM

Global Warming in Iowa (#106)
Even the most ardent of environmental naysayers are conceding something seems to be happening to the world’s climate. A warming of the planet by even a degree over a century, they say, can have a significant effect. 03:32 Read More »

Norman Borlaug on The World Food Prize (#104)

posted on October 16, 2007 at 5:35 PM

Norman Borlaug on The World Food Prize (#104)
Dr. Norman Borlaug, an Iowa native who grew up on a farm in Cresco, dreamt of ending world hunger. In the 1940s and 50s, he developed "high-yield" agriculture, which earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970. 03:34 Read More »

Essay: Neil Harl on the Ethanol Boom (#103)

posted on October 16, 2007 at 3:33 PM

Essay: Neil Harl on the Ethanol Boom (#103)
Ethanol has been much in the news of late and for good reason. It’s been driving the state’s commodity prices to levels not ever seen. But with an eye on history, seasoned Iowa State Economist Neil Harl cautions that gravity also applies to bull... 02:52 Read More »

The Local Food Movement in Iowa (#102)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 1:05 PM

The Local Food Movement in Iowa (#102)
The growing local food movement: Is it a flash in the pan or a long term trend? What can this "Buy Fresh, Buy Local" campaign mean for farmers, consumers and even the state of Iowa's economy? Panelists are Rich Pirog, associate director of the... Read More »

Local Food Movement (Full Program) (#102)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Local Food Movement (Full Program) (#102)
Full Program: Restaurants, institutions and culinary schools around the state are embracing locally produced foods. What does this mean to producers, consumers and the overall Iowa economy? What role should government and the public play in encouraging this... 27:15 Read More »

The World Food Prize 2007 (Full Program) (#104)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

The World Food Prize 2007 (Full Program) (#104)
Full Program: The World Food Prize has been called the “Nobel Prize” for agriculture. This episode features a profile of the history of this award, and of its founder, Norman Borlaug. 27:45 Read More »

Alternative Energy (Full Program) (#107)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Alternative Energy (Full Program) (#107)
Full Program: There is little doubt that ethanol has been a boon to rural Iowa. Farmers are not only enjoying a record harvest, they are also enjoying prices not historically seen except during a drought. But recently prices for ethanol have sagged. And a... 27:30 Read More »
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