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Assignment Iowa

Outstanding Iowans (#111)

Meet a teenager from Des Moines who's one of the top female gymnasts in the world. Shawn Johnson has aspirations of competing in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Next, go on assignment with Neil Rettig, a filmmaker whose nature photography has been featured in big-name magazines and television shows, including Nature, National Geographic and more. Finally, Chief Justice of Iowa's Supreme Court Marsha K. Ternus talks about her concern for the state's foster children. Chief Justice Ternus is the first woman to hold this prestigious position on the court. [27 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: Assignment Iowa examines the issues and events that shape what it means to be an Iowan. Hosted by Iowa Public Radio's Todd Mundt, the series explores a wide range of timely topics and the ways they affect Iowa and Iowans.

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