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Global Warming's Impact on Iowa (#106)

posted on October 26, 2007 at 6:30 PM

Global Warming's Impact on Iowa (#106)
Gene Takle, an ISU scientist and member of the U.N.'s Nobel-winning scientists, and David Osterberg, a former Iowa lawmaker known for his interest in environmental matters, discuss what global warming means for Iowa. Read More »

Global Warming in Iowa (#106)

posted on October 26, 2007 at 9:02 AM

Global Warming in Iowa (#106)
Even the most ardent of environmental naysayers are conceding something seems to be happening to the world’s climate. A warming of the planet by even a degree over a century, they say, can have a significant effect. 03:32 Read More »

Essay: Neil Harl on the Ethanol Boom (#103)

posted on October 16, 2007 at 3:33 PM

Essay: Neil Harl on the Ethanol Boom (#103)
Ethanol has been much in the news of late and for good reason. It’s been driving the state’s commodity prices to levels not ever seen. But with an eye on history, seasoned Iowa State Economist Neil Harl cautions that gravity also applies to bull... 02:52 Read More »

The Local Food Movement in Iowa (#102)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 1:05 PM

The Local Food Movement in Iowa (#102)
The growing local food movement: Is it a flash in the pan or a long term trend? What can this "Buy Fresh, Buy Local" campaign mean for farmers, consumers and even the state of Iowa's economy? Panelists are Rich Pirog, associate director of the... Read More »

News Analysis: October 11, 2007 (#102)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 1:01 PM

Economic opportunity is a hot topic this week. Wind power is fueling not only a boom in energy production but manufacturing in several communities. But other Iowa communities are feeling the emotional, civic, and economic impact of the Iraq war,... Read More »

Local Food Movement (Full Program) (#102)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Local Food Movement (Full Program) (#102)
Full Program: Restaurants, institutions and culinary schools around the state are embracing locally produced foods. What does this mean to producers, consumers and the overall Iowa economy? What role should government and the public play in encouraging this... 27:15 Read More »

Festivals, Fairs & Fun (Full Program) (#103)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Festivals, Fairs & Fun (Full Program) (#103)
Full Program: Can a straight laced, hard working culture like Iowa’s party its way to prosperity? That’s a proposition we’ll address tonight when we examine the hard numbers of fun. We look at the full story, a look behind the headlines, and a warning about the... 27:47 Read More »

Climate Change (Full Program) (#106)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Climate Change (Full Program) (#106)
Full Program: What are the effects of global climate change on Iowa? How will life be altered and what we can do about it is the focus of this week’s Iowa Journal. 27:47 Read More »

Alternative Energy (Full Program) (#107)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Alternative Energy (Full Program) (#107)
Full Program: There is little doubt that ethanol has been a boon to rural Iowa. Farmers are not only enjoying a record harvest, they are also enjoying prices not historically seen except during a drought. But recently prices for ethanol have sagged. And a... 27:30 Read More »

Iowa Deer Collisions (Full Program) (#108)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Iowa Deer Collisions (Full Program) (#108)
Full Program: Iowans are on the road more than ever. More miles mean more chances of hitting a deer on the road. We look at why it appears this is happening more and what we can do to protect ourselves. James Coffey and Tom Litchfield of the Iowa Department of... 27:47 Read More »

Distribution Company Helps Small Farmers Expand Their Market (#102)

posted on October 11, 2007 at 2:38 PM

Distribution Company Helps Small Farmers Expand Their Market (#102)
Seeing a need to help small farmers and processors increase their sales, Bill Evans, a Kalona area businessman, created Kalona Organics. The company focuses on the distribution of produce, eggs and milk produced by Amish and Mennonite farmers.... 04:47 Read More »

News Analysis: October 8, 2007 (#101)

posted on October 8, 2007 at 12:00 AM

In the headlines this week: There are worries about the market for Iowa's burgeoning ethanol industry, despite oil being at $80 a barrel; and the president has vetoed expanded funding for the health care of poor children. Dave Pitt of the... 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 »

Bio-fuels in Iowa (#101)

posted on April 10, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Bio-fuels in Iowa (#101)
A look at the renewable fuels industry in Iowa since the attacks of 9-11. 01:13 Read More »

The Impact of Renewable Energy in Iowa (#105)

posted on January 17, 2007 at 4:21 PM

The Impact of Renewable Energy in Iowa (#105)
Much of Iowa's economic optimism is being fueled by an industry that hardly existed a decade ago. Renewable energy is no longer just the darling of granola crunching idealists. It’s become the consort of steely-eyed capitalists. 03:29 Read More »
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