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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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