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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 »

The Barnett Brothers at Iwo Jima (#115)

posted on September 7, 2007 at 1:37 PM

The Barnett Brothers at Iwo Jima (#115)
The compelling story of the Barnett brothers who, sixty years after fighting the battle of Iwo Jima, returned to the tiny island with their own loyal brigade of family and friends. Read More »

The Fly Boys B-17 Bombadiers (#115)

posted on September 7, 2007 at 12:00 AM

The Fly Boys B-17 Bombadiers (#115)
Stories of World War II as told by the crew members of B-17 bombers. Iowans share 65-year-old memories of strategic bombing strikes that changed the course of the war. Read More »

The Tuskegee Airmen (#115)

posted on September 7, 2007 at 12:00 AM

The Tuskegee Airmen (#115)
Stories of World War II as told by the Tuskegee Airmen, who overcame not only the expected obstacles of war but also the indignities of racial prejudice. 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 »

Susan Chrysler White, Iowa City Painter (#113)

posted on June 17, 2007 at 8:17 AM

Susan Chrysler White, Iowa City Painter (#113)
Susan Chrysler White is an artist and University of Iowa professor. Her vivacious many-layered works have the power to awaken all of our senses. 06:18 Read More »

Jane Gilmor, Cedar Rapids Sculptor (#113)

posted on June 17, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Jane Gilmor, Cedar Rapids Sculptor (#113)
Cedar Rapids artist and Mount Mercy professor Jane Gilmor's idiosyncratic sculpture investigates the power of memory, humor, and culture. 07:50 Read More »

Gary Kelley, Cedar Falls Artist (#113)

posted on June 17, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Gary Kelley, Cedar Falls Artist (#113)
This artist's works have the power to enrich our daily experiences. You may be surprised to discover all the places you've seen the art of Cedar Falls artist Gary Kelley. 09:44 Read More »

Paco Rosic, Waterloo Painter (#113)

posted on June 17, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Paco Rosic, Waterloo Painter (#113)
Take a look at Bosnian immigrant artist who embodies the power of youth, energy, and courage. Here's a quick look at Paco Rosic as he interprets the Sistine Chapel on his Waterloo restaurant's ceiling. 03:33 Read More »

Neil Rettig, Nature Cinematographer (#111)

posted on May 28, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Neil Rettig, Nature Cinematographer (#111)
Neil Rettig is known as one of the world's finest nature cinematographers. His work appears on our air in the PBS "Nature" series, and he's made "National Geographic" specials and IMAX movies, winning all the most prestigious awards. Read More »

Marsha K. Ternus, Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice (#111)

posted on May 28, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Marsha K. Ternus, Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice (#111)
Recently named Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, Marsha Ternus is turning her sights on helping an entire justice system reach its highest potential. After almost 170 years, going back to the days when Iowa was a territory, the Chief,... Read More »

A Visit with Shawn Johnson, West Des Moines Gymnast (#111)

posted on May 28, 2007 at 12:00 AM

A Visit with Shawn Johnson, West Des Moines Gymnast (#111)
Meet Shawn Johnson, the 15 year-old rising star of gymnastics, who recently won the Pan American Games' all-around gymnastics title. 07:09 Read More »

Immigration in Storm Lake (#107)

posted on April 19, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Immigration in Storm Lake (#107)
Despite the costs of assimilating immigrants, many Iowa communities seem to be not only coping but in fact seem to be prospering. Storm Lake is a case in point. Read More »
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