Iowa's Simple Pleasures with Dan Kaercher
Bev's on the River, Ballroom Dancing, Birding on the Mississippi River, The Raj (#206)
Bev's on the River: Woodbury County, Sioux City
Dan Kaercher finds a great place along the Missouri river to dine on everything from country fried steak to lamb wellington to pork osso bucco. It's Bev's on the River in Sioux City.
Ballroom Dancing: Dallas County, Woodward
Open since 1931, the Lake Robbins Ballroom in Woodward has had its share of famous artists, including the Dorsey Brothers, Louis Armstrong, Pat Boone and Bobby Vee. Dan Kaercher was able to learn a few dance steps reminiscent of those used at this classic ballroom in its hay-day.
Birding on the Mississippi river: Allamakee County, Lansing
The Mississippi Explorer riverboat took Dan Kaercher and many others on a cruise to see the migration of tundra swans resting on the Upper Mississippi river on their way south for the winter. A naturalist was on board to help spot some of the other wildlife diversity and ecology and answer passengers questions.
The Raj: Jefferson County, Fairfield
With the hectic lifestyle most of us live many don't [25 minutes]
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Full Program: Enjoy live music, good food and a view of the Missouri river on the terrace of a Sioux City restaurant; dance the... 25:09
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Series Description: Dan Kaercher, founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living magazine, travels Iowa in search of hidden treasures and out-of-the-way places for Iowans to visit and explore right here at home.
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