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Student Debt in Iowa (#129)

posted on January 15, 2008 at 11:03 AM

Student Debt in Iowa (#129)
David Miles, president of the Iowa Board of Regents and board member of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission, and Jim Sumner, senior counselor, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid for Grinnell College discuss the financial issues facing... Read More »

The Davenport Promise (#129)

posted on January 15, 2008 at 11:01 AM

The Davenport Promise (#129)
One Iowa community is developing a plan to help pay for student's tuition. It's called the Davenport Promise. Supporters of the plan believe it also offers the city a tool to reverse the out-migration of young families to the suburbs. Longer term... 04:49 Read More »

Student Debt (Full Program) (#129)

posted on January 15, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Student Debt (Full Program) (#129)
Full Program: Can Iowans afford college? We explore that matter, including a look at an ambitious community-driven plan to finance higher education for its own residents. 28:01 Read More »

All Roads Lead to Jimmie Porter (#118)

posted on December 6, 2007 at 4:59 PM

All Roads Lead to Jimmie Porter (#118)
Jimmie Porter, who died November 14, 2007, in Waterloo, gave voice to minorities in his community for decades. Porter was a vocal African-American activist whose projects included providing food and shelter and education for low income... Read More »

Adult Literacy in Iowa (#113)

posted on November 22, 2007 at 1:35 PM

Ann Murr is the director of Drake University’s Adult Literacy Center, one of a number of facilities in the state that help people learn to read. Among the others are Centers in each of Iowa’s community colleges. Alex Hilson is a student at the... Read More »

Not As Simple As ABC (#113)

posted on November 21, 2007 at 1:35 PM

Not As Simple As ABC (#113)
Carey Hamilton at 42 years old is learning to read. It's the second hardest thing he's ever done. The hardest thing was to admit that he couldn't read. But Carey is not alone according to a 1996 estimate where Portland State University... Read More »

Wind Energy Education (#111)

posted on November 10, 2007 at 4:28 PM

Wind Energy Education (#111)
Ideally located in Iowa's windy northwest, Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, is helping the growing workforce needs of the wind energy industry. The college developed one of the first training programs of its kind in the nation.... 03:15 Read More »

News Analysis: October 29, 2007 (#107)

posted on October 29, 2007 at 6:01 PM

Jeaneane Beck discusses student debt, arming campus security, campus naming rights and the latest polls from caucus goers in Iowa with David Yepsen. Read More »

Entrepreneurship in Iowa (#101)

posted on October 9, 2007 at 12:00 AM

David Hensley, executive director of the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa, and Maureen Collins-Williams, director of the University of Northern Iowa's regional business center/SBDC discuss Iowa's growing entrepreneurial... Read More »

John Pappajohn (Extended Interview) (#101)

posted on October 8, 2007 at 12:00 AM

John Pappajohn (Extended Interview) (#101)
In this web-exclusive extended interview, John Pappajohn discusses his entrepreneurial beginnings, his successes, and his hopes for the future of small business in Iowa. Read More »

John Pappajohn on What Makes an Entrepreneur (#101)

posted on October 5, 2007 at 3:08 PM

John Pappajohn on What Makes an Entrepreneur (#101)
With a personal fortune estimated at a half a billion dollars, he is giving much of it away. John Pappajohn is sharing his vision by financing five entrepreneurial education centers in the state. Since their inception a decade ago, the... 05:05 Read More »

Entrepreneurial Education (Full Program) (#101)

posted on October 5, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Entrepreneurial Education (Full Program) (#101)
Full Program: What role does education play in the development of entrepreneurs? How do we prepare the next generations for a world that demands more creativity, innovation, and personal enterprise? This episode explores what organizations like the Pappajohn... 25:47 Read More »

Iowans in World War II - Part 2 (Full Program) (#116)

posted on September 5, 2007 at 9:52 AM

Iowans in World War II - Part 2 (Full Program) (#116)
Full Program: In the spirit of Ken Burns' PBS documentary "The War," Assignment Iowa is looking back at some of our most compelling stories of World War II - tales of Iowa men and women who helped preserve our liberties. 27:45 Read More »

Iowans in World War II - Part 1 (Full Program) (#115)

posted on September 5, 2007 at 9:52 AM

Iowans in World War II - Part 1 (Full Program) (#115)
Full Program: In the spirit of Ken Burns' PBS documentary "The War," Assignment Iowa is looking back at some of our most compelling stories of World War II - tales of Iowa men and women who helped preserve our liberties. 27:45 Read More »

James Pence: Extended Interview (#104)

posted on May 23, 2007 at 12:00 AM

James Pence: Extended Interview (#104)
James Pence, Marketing Director of Teacher's Domain, WGBH, Boston talks about advantages and challenges of integrating technology in to classrooms. 15:10 Read More »
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