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Out and About: The East Village in Des Moines, Iowa (#134)

posted on February 1, 2008 at 4:00 PM

Out and About: The East Village in Des Moines, Iowa (#134)
In the last decade, what is called the Historic East Village, in the shadow of state’s capitol, has been experiencing a renascence – looking to attract more people to live, work and play in the neighborhood. Dan Kaercher, our Out and About... 04:41 Read More »

Community Based Corrections (#130)

posted on January 16, 2008 at 5:10 PM

Community Based Corrections (#130)
More than 450 inmates are waiting for space to open up for them to move from prison to one of 22 Community Based Corrections centers in the state. We profile a Community Based Corrections residential center in Ames to witness the issues and... 03:49 Read More »

Out and About: Fort Madison, Iowa (#130)

posted on January 16, 2008 at 3:07 PM

Out and About: Fort Madison, Iowa (#130)
Fort Madison is named for a Fort and early trading place, which was in turn named for James Madison who became President in 1809. As Out and About correspondent Dan Kaercher's report explains, this old railroad town is getting back on track. 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 »

Walkable Communities (#127)

posted on January 8, 2008 at 5:41 PM

Forty years ago at least half of school-aged children walked or biked a mile to school. Today the number is about 15 percent. There are myriad reasons for this trend, but the fact remains that kids don’t walk as much as they once did. There is,... Read More »

Walkable Communities and Fitness (Full Program) (#127)

posted on January 3, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Walkable Communities and Fitness (Full Program) (#127)
Full Program: Health experts say that 30 minutes of walking a day is as important as an apple in “keeping the doctor away.” Exercise can be life-enhancing even for those few among us who aren’t overweight. How do we keep enticing and encouraging ourselves to... 27:46 Read More »

Out and About: Algona, Iowa (#122)

posted on December 20, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Out and About: Algona, Iowa (#122)
It was first named Call’s Grove, for one of two brothers who founded it. One of their wives later named it Algona. It eventually became the county seat for Kossuth County, which is the largest county geographically in Iowa. As "Out and About”... Read More »

Swift: One Year Later (#121)

posted on December 18, 2007 at 9:42 AM

Full Program: For the nearly 30,000 residents of Marshalltown, IA, December 12, 2006, was the day their town made national headlines for all the wrong reasons. While proponents of stronger immigration policies are heartened by the rollback of illegal... 27:50 Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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