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Out and About: Davenport, Iowa (#113)

posted on November 19, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Out and About: Davenport, Iowa (#113)
Dan Kaercher goes to the Putnam Museum in Davenport, where a look back 500 years – even 2000 years - gives us a new perspective on the present. Located right along the Mississippi River, for many years, Davenport was at the crossroads of the... Read More »

History of Veterans Benefits (#112)

posted on November 15, 2007 at 10:19 AM

History of Veterans Benefits (#112)
Historically, the nation has tried to provide for its returning soldiers. Following World War Two, veterans benefits were grounded in the logistics of returning thousands of soldiers to their hometowns and transforming the nation to a peacetime... 04:23 Read More »

Out and About: Corning, Iowa (#112)

posted on November 15, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Out and About: Corning, Iowa (#112)
Visit Corning, another of Iowa's Main Street Communities as designated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Named for Erastus Corning, a prominent 19th century New York state capitalist who earned great wealth and political office,... Read More »

News Analysis: November 12, 2007 (#111)

posted on November 14, 2007 at 6:01 PM

News Analysis: November 12, 2007 (#111)
David Pitt of the Associated Press discusses controversy over coal-fired power plants and a vote in Iowa City to ban under-21-year-olds from bars. 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 »

Filmmaking in Iowa (#109)

posted on November 6, 2007 at 10:22 AM

Filmmaking in Iowa (#109)
We wanted to get a bit of a filmmaker’s perspective, so we’re joined by Bruce Heppner-Elgin, who is an Iowa filmmaker and co-founder and president of the Iowa Digital Filmmaker’s Guild. And beside Bruce is Steve Schott, who is one of the... 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 »

Iowa Deer Collisions (#108)

posted on November 2, 2007 at 10:14 AM

Iowa Deer Collisions (#108)
The next time you get in your car you are increasing your chance of hitting a deer. In Iowa you have a 1 in 109 chance of striking a deer. Why is that? We look at the how our driving habits are hurting deer and our cars. 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 »

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 »

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 »

The Changing Demographics of Fairs (#103)

posted on October 16, 2007 at 4:33 PM

The county fairs, as well as the State Fair, are considered beloved institutions in the state -- which, like many others, now has a more urban population than when these fairs were established. Tom Barnes, with the Association of Iowa Fairs,... Read More »

Discussion: The Economics of RAGBRAI (#103)

posted on October 16, 2007 at 1:33 PM

Brian Duffy and TJ Juskiewicz are the staffers of “The Des Moines Register” who are entrusted with administering the newspaper’s annual great bike ride across Iowa which, of course, is better known as RAGBRAI. The event is perhaps the best... Read More »

News Analysis: October 15, 2007 (#103)

posted on October 15, 2007 at 1:01 PM

News Analysis: October 15, 2007 (#103)
Fun is a big industry to the state, but it’s seldom viewed as an important sector of the economy. Other sectors of the economy demand our attention as well tonight, and to help us address those matters, Jeneane Beck of Iowa Public Radio news... Read More »

RAGBRAI: The Economic Impact (#103)

posted on October 13, 2007 at 1:33 PM

RAGBRAI: The Economic Impact (#103)
The Register's annual bike ride across Iowa (RAGBRAI) has a unique economic impact. Economist David Swenson talks about how this 'festival on wheels' helps Iowa's small towns. Read More »
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