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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »
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