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Wind Energy Education (#111)

posted on November 10, 2007 at 4:28 PM

Wind Energy Education (#111)
Ideally located in Iowa's windy northwest, Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, is helping the growing workforce needs of the wind energy industry. The college developed one of the first training programs of its kind in the nation.... 03:15 Read More »

News Analysis: November 8, 2007 (#110)

posted on November 8, 2007 at 6:01 PM

Jeneane Beck discusses a possible new source of renewable energy jobs for Iowa. Read More »

Iowa Workforce (Full Program) (#111)

posted on November 8, 2007 at 12:09 AM

Iowa Workforce (Full Program) (#111)
Full Program: The state enjoys one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation. Many of its employers are leaders in manufacturing, financial services and myriad technologies. But those fields are competitive and Iowa’s human resources are in high demand... 27:47 Read More »

Mortgage Crises (Full Program) (#117)

posted on November 8, 2007 at 12:09 AM

Mortgage Crises (Full Program) (#117)
Full Program: Amy Johnson Boyle hosts a look at America’s Financial Crises with Iowa experts who predict we’ll be feeling the society-wide costs of sub-prime mortgage defaults in the next year or so. 27:48 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 »

Filmmaking in Iowa (#109)

posted on November 6, 2007 at 10:22 AM

Filmmaking in Iowa (#109)
We wanted to get a bit of a filmmaker’s perspective, so we’re joined by Bruce Heppner-Elgin, who is an Iowa filmmaker and co-founder and president of the Iowa Digital Filmmaker’s Guild. And beside Bruce is Steve Schott, who is one of the... Read More »

Iowa Filmmakers: Duck Farm Number 13 (#109)

posted on November 5, 2007 at 11:07 AM

Iowa Filmmakers: Duck Farm Number 13 (#109)
The Iowa Film Promotion Act was passed earlier this year, giving filmmakers incentives to produce their films in the state. Tom Wheeler of the Iowa Film Office explains how the law works and filmmaker Becky Smith, an Iowa native, talks about... 04:53 Read More »

Deer Overpopulation's Effect on Iowa (#108)

posted on November 2, 2007 at 10:19 AM

Is the economic activity the deer population stimulates worth the damage that they cause? With us to sort through that question are two members of the Department of Natural Resources. James Coffey is a wildlife research technician, and Tom... Read More »

Alternative Energy: Ethanol (#107)

posted on October 30, 2007 at 11:53 AM

Alternative Energy: Ethanol (#107)
Ethanol has been a boon to Iowa. Ten percent of every fuel dollar stays in the state, benefiting the Iowa economy. Demand for the substance has pushed corn prices higher, also benefiting the state’s economy. Read More »

Ethanol's Future in Iowa (#107)

posted on October 30, 2007 at 11:53 AM

Monte Shaw is the Executive Director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. As such he is not only the advocate for ethanol but other sources as well. Shaw discusses the viability and future of ethanol in the state of Iowa with David Yepsen. Read More »

News Analysis: October 25, 2007 (#106)

posted on October 26, 2007 at 1:01 PM

Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa discusses the final Iowa caucus date, the Sioux City Republican debate, the closing of Maytag and other hot topics in the news. Read More »

Essay: Nicholas Johnson on Taxes and Corporate Tax Breaks (#106)

posted on October 26, 2007 at 9:19 AM

Essay: Nicholas Johnson on Taxes and Corporate Tax Breaks (#106)
Nicholas Johnson is a visiting law professor at the University of Iowa. In a previous life he was a member of the Federal Communications Commission. He remains a populist, and while he is still concerned about the current condition of the... 03:30 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 »

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 »

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 »
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