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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 »

Overview of the Economics of Fairs and Festivals (#103)

posted on October 13, 2007 at 4:33 PM

Overview of the Economics of Fairs and Festivals (#103)
Even though Iowans are hard working, they do enjoy having fun. With more than 2000 festivals in the state each year, there's never a lack for entertainment. David Swenson, of Iowa State University, says economists look at these events with an... 03:49 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 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 »

Former Iowa Governors Terry Branstad and Tom Vilsack (Full Program) (#105)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Former Iowa Governors Terry Branstad and Tom Vilsack (Full Program) (#105)
Full Program: Having held the state's highest office for a combined 24 years consecutively, Branstad and Vilsack discuss access to quality health care, long-term financial security and where they think the presidential candidates should stand on these... 27:48 Read More »

Iowa Film Industry (Full Program) (#109)

posted on October 12, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Iowa Film Industry (Full Program) (#109)
Full Program: It's clean, it's renewable and it's lucrative. Can Iowa claim a piece of the global film industry? From a filmmaker's perspective we are joined by Steve Schott, one of the producers of the recently opened "The Final Season," and Bruce... 26:44 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 »

Entrepreneurship in Iowa (#101)

posted on October 9, 2007 at 12:00 AM

David Hensley, executive director of the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the University of Iowa, and Maureen Collins-Williams, director of the University of Northern Iowa's regional business center/SBDC discuss Iowa's growing entrepreneurial... Read More »

John Pappajohn (Extended Interview) (#101)

posted on October 8, 2007 at 12:00 AM

John Pappajohn (Extended Interview) (#101)
In this web-exclusive extended interview, John Pappajohn discusses his entrepreneurial beginnings, his successes, and his hopes for the future of small business in Iowa. 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 »

John Pappajohn on What Makes an Entrepreneur (#101)

posted on October 5, 2007 at 3:08 PM

John Pappajohn on What Makes an Entrepreneur (#101)
With a personal fortune estimated at a half a billion dollars, he is giving much of it away. John Pappajohn is sharing his vision by financing five entrepreneurial education centers in the state. Since their inception a decade ago, the... 05:05 Read More »

Entrepreneurial Education (Full Program) (#101)

posted on October 5, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Entrepreneurial Education (Full Program) (#101)
Full Program: What role does education play in the development of entrepreneurs? How do we prepare the next generations for a world that demands more creativity, innovation, and personal enterprise? This episode explores what organizations like the Pappajohn... 25:47 Read More »

Megan Wettach, Young Entrepreneur (#101)

posted on October 4, 2007 at 2:20 PM

Megan Wettach, Young Entrepreneur (#101)
This southeastern Iowa community may seem an unlikely location for a national clothing line that specializes in prom and pageant gowns. In 2001, as a 17-year-old senior in high school, Megan Wettach opened Premier Prom and Pageantry in her... 03:52 Read More »
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