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Struggling Learners: What We Know, Larry Gloeckler & Raymond J. McNulty

posted on January 11, 2007

Innovation and Education: The Dilemma We Face, Ray McNulty

posted on January 11, 2007

Character & Culture: A Pathway to Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships, Dr. Matthew L. Davidson

posted on January 11, 2007

Understanding Student Aspirations: Enhancing the Learning Environment, Dr. Russell J. Quaglia

posted on January 11, 2007

Wade and Heather Wintermeyer (Volleyball / Basketball)

posted on April 3, 2007

Matt Jacobson (Swimming)

posted on April 3, 2007

Merle Cooney (Softball)

posted on April 4, 2007

Kip and Tyson Neubauer (Volleyball / Basketball)

posted on April 4, 2007

Kim Frey (Bowling)

posted on April 4, 2007

Nate Tanderup (Weight Lifting)

posted on April 4, 2007

IPTeenView: Aventuras

posted on April 24, 2007

IPTeenView: Cyberbullying

posted on April 24, 2007

IPTeenView: Political Activism

posted on April 24, 2007

Healthy Minutes: Supermarket Safari

posted on April 25, 2007

Healthy Minutes: Indoor Adventures

posted on April 25, 2007

Healthy Minutes: Be a Breakfast Artist

posted on April 25, 2007

Healthy Minutes: Healthy Snack Game

posted on April 25, 2007

Healthy Minutes: All Aboard the Grain Train

posted on April 25, 2007

Healthy Minutes: Healthy Heroes

posted on April 25, 2007

Healthy Minutes: Chef Dan's Portion Pointers

posted on April 25, 2007

Healthy Minutes: Move More Outdoors

posted on April 25, 2007

Michael Blouin

posted on October 28, 2005

Army and Lou's (Chicago, Illinois)

posted on May 21, 2007

Chicago, Illinois

posted on May 21, 2007

Frontera Grill (Chicago, Illinois)

posted on May 21, 2007

Red Light (Chicago, Illinois)

posted on May 21, 2007

Taste of Chicago, Illinois

posted on May 21, 2007

Amish Acres (Nappanee, Indiana)

posted on May 21, 2007

Gutierrez Restaurant and Bar (Salina, Kansas)

posted on May 24, 2007

Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper (Benton, Kansas)

posted on May 24, 2007

The Stafford Hills Flour Mills Company (Hudson, Kansas)

posted on May 24, 2007

Mackinac Island, Michigan

posted on May 24, 2007

The Checkerberry Inn (Goshen, Indiana)

posted on May 24, 2007

Dutch Kitchen (Nappanee, Indiana)

posted on May 24, 2007

Living History Farms (Des Moines, Iowa)

posted on May 24, 2007

Tapawingo (Ellsworth, Michigan)

posted on May 24, 2007

Burntside Lodge (Ely, Minnesota)

posted on May 24, 2007

Fond Du Lac Reservation (Cloquet, Minnesota)

posted on May 24, 2007

Pickwick (Duluth, Minnesota)

posted on May 24, 2007

St. Louis, Missouri

posted on May 24, 2007

Black Walnuts at Hammons Products Company (Stockton, Missouri)

posted on May 24, 2007

Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue (Kansas City, Missouri)

posted on May 24, 2007

Silver Dollar City (Branson, Missouri)

posted on May 24, 2007

Dan Wardell, Guitar Superstar?

posted on May 30, 2007

Healthy Minutes Blooper: "Mmm, Juicy!"

posted on May 30, 2007

Praying Mantis Invasion

posted on May 30, 2007

Imagination Comics! (Findley Elementary, Des Moines, Iowa)

posted on May 30, 2007

More Imagination Comics! (Monroe Elementary, Des Moines, Iowa)

posted on May 30, 2007

Maple River Winery (Casselton, North Dakota)

posted on May 31, 2007

Mauch Farm, Mooreton, North Dakota

posted on May 31, 2007

French Cafe, Omaha, Nebraska

posted on May 31, 2007

Omaha Steaks (Omaha, Nebraska)

posted on May 31, 2007

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Cleveland, Ohio)

posted on May 31, 2007

Graeter's (Cincinnati, Ohio)

posted on May 31, 2007

Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse (Cincinnati, Ohio)

posted on May 31, 2007

Skyline Chili (Cincinnati, Ohio)

posted on May 31, 2007

Corn Palace (Mitchell, South Dakota)

posted on May 31, 2007

Minervas (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

posted on May 31, 2007

Possibility Farms (Carpenter, South Dakota)

posted on May 31, 2007

Dane County Farmers' Market (Madison, Wisconsin)

posted on May 31, 2007

Schwarz's Supper Club (St. Anna, Wisconsin)

posted on May 31, 2007

Wetherby Cranberry Company (Warrens, Wisconsin)

posted on May 31, 2007

Bagg Bonanza Farm (Mooreton, North Dakota)

posted on May 31, 2007

The Red Green Show: Remote Control

posted on May 31, 2007

The Red Green Show: Possum Trivia

posted on May 31, 2007

The Red Green Show: Camping

posted on May 31, 2007

The Red Green Show: Parking Spot

posted on May 31, 2007

The Red Green Show: The Camper

posted on June 4, 2007

The Red Green Show: Window Washer

posted on June 4, 2007

The Red Green Show: Photo Shoot

posted on June 4, 2007

The Red Green Show: Swiss Army Knife

posted on June 4, 2007

Dantastic You Dos: Itsy Bitsy Sock Spider!

posted on June 4, 2007

Dantastic You Dos: Purple Space Alligators!

posted on June 4, 2007

Dantastic You Dos: Green Sock, Blue Sock!

posted on June 4, 2007

Dantastic You Dos: Buzzworthy Buzzooligans!

posted on June 4, 2007

Dantastic You Dos: The Great Horseback Roller Coaster Canoe Ride!

posted on June 4, 2007

Dantastic You Dos: Floatable Boatables!

posted on June 4, 2007

Dantastic You Dos: Dragons, Lions and Skunks, Oh My!

posted on June 6, 2007

Dantastic You Dos: Phony Pepperoni Anchovy!

posted on June 6, 2007

Dantastic You Dos: Unflappable Friends!

posted on June 6, 2007

Dantastic You Dos: Flat Bats!

posted on June 6, 2007

The War - A Ken Burns Film (Preview Clip)

posted on June 7, 2007

Dan Wardell Meets The Laminator

posted on June 8, 2007

Blast From The Past: Dan's Shark Movie

posted on June 8, 2007

Extra Extra!

posted on June 8, 2007

Dan and Lewis Buzzing Like Bees

posted on June 10, 2007

Grace's Book Review

posted on June 13, 2007

Animal Sounds

posted on June 17, 2007

Crawdad Adventures!

posted on June 17, 2007

Noel the Poet!

posted on June 20, 2007

Smyles the Super Sleuth!

posted on June 22, 2007

Walking with Mark Fenton

posted on June 26, 2007

Maren's Book Review

posted on June 27, 2007

Elyse, the Responsible Pet Owner

posted on June 27, 2007

Summer Fun with Seth

posted on June 28, 2007

Summer Reading Prizes!

posted on June 30, 2007

Blast From The Past: Coffee-Drinking Blob

posted on July 9, 2007

Julia's Book Review

posted on July 9, 2007

Christopher's Book Review

posted on July 9, 2007

Fun With The Whole Family!

posted on July 18, 2007

Maggie's Book Review

posted on July 18, 2007

Everyone Gets A Clue!

posted on July 18, 2007

Katelyn's Book Review!

posted on July 18, 2007

Eat Your Colors!

posted on August 4, 2007

The Dan Wardell Action Figure!

posted on August 4, 2007

The Letter D!

posted on August 4, 2007

The Power Shower!

posted on August 4, 2007

Dan Wardell Gets Petitioned!

posted on August 4, 2007

Tin Foil Invasion

posted on August 4, 2007

Fire Safety Advice!

posted on August 5, 2007

Curt's Book Review!

posted on August 5, 2007

Healthy Minutes: Choose a Variety of Foods

posted on April 25, 2007

Healthy Minutes: 100% Juicy

posted on April 25, 2007

Healthy Minutes: Calcium Clues

posted on April 25, 2007

Healthy Minutes: Scrub-a-Yum-Yum

posted on April 25, 2007

Healthy Minutes: Protein Power

posted on April 25, 2007

Healthy Minutes: Exercise Every Day

posted on April 25, 2007

Immigration Raids One Year Later

posted on December 14, 2007

Iowa Great Lakes

posted on August 10, 2011

Villages of Van Buren County

posted on August 10, 2011

Introduction to Iowa Model Core Curriculum

posted on March 10, 2008

Iowa Core Curriculum Differentiation

posted on March 11, 2008

Corning Flood 2008

posted on June 6, 2008

Floods of 2008 - Boone, Iowa (June 1, 2008)

posted on June 11, 2008

Ames Iowa Floods May 2008

posted on May 30, 2008

Flooding in Coralville IA (6/6/2008)

posted on June 7, 2008

Iowa City Spillway

posted on June 8, 2008

Waterloo Flood 2008

posted on June 11, 2008

Flood of 2008 in Cedar Rapids Iowa

posted on June 11, 2008

Record flood of 2008, Rock Glen Area of Mason City, Iowa

posted on June 9, 2008

Cedar Falls Flood

posted on June 10, 2008

Cedar Rapids Flood 2008 UPDATE

posted on June 11, 2008

Flooding South of Martensdale (June 6, 2008)

posted on June 6, 2008

Hudson Flood

posted on April 26, 2008

Decorah Iowa Flood 2008 Near Highway 52 Bridge

posted on June 10, 2008

Explosive Convection in Webster City

posted on May 25, 2008

Splitting Supercell in Creston

posted on May 25, 2008

Flash flooding in Benton County, Iowa

posted on May 30, 2008

Des Moines Floods of 2008

posted on June 10, 2008

Floods in Des Moines (June 11, 2008)

posted on June 11, 2008

Aerial tour of flooding in Eastern Iowa

posted on June 11, 2008

Grimm Park

posted on June 9, 2008

Flooded Cornfields

posted on June 11, 2008

Decorah Flood of 2008

posted on June 9, 2008

4 Dead, 40 Hurt As Tornado Hits Boy Scout Camp

posted on June 11, 2008

Luther College Flood of 2008

posted on June 10, 2008

Interview w/Iowa Boy Scouts: We Were Prepared

posted on June 12, 2008

Tornadoes: Up Close and Personal

posted on June 12, 2008

Iowa Floods 2008 - Beaver Creek (West Side)

posted on June 12, 2008

Iowa Floods 2008 - Beaver Creek (East Side)

posted on June 13, 2008

Iowa Floods 2008 - Beaver Creek (Backlot)

posted on June 13, 2008

Iowa Floods 2008 - Motel Parking Lot

posted on June 13, 2008

Iowa Floods 2008 - Sunset in Saylorville

posted on June 13, 2008

Iowa Floods 2008 - Grand Ave Bridge (North Side)

posted on June 13, 2008

Iowa Floods 2008 - Grand Ave Bridge (South Side)

posted on June 13, 2008

Iowa Floods 2008 - Des Moines City Hall Water Pumps

posted on June 13, 2008

Saylorville Before Flood

posted on June 16, 2008

Coralville Dam Spillway

posted on June 17, 2008

Cedar Rapids Flooded Downtown

posted on June 17, 2008

Cambridge Iowa Flood June 6, 2008

posted on June 17, 2008

Cedar Rapids Floods

posted on June 16, 2008

Saylorville Approaching The Spillway

posted on June 16, 2008

Cedar Rapids business owners return

posted on June 15, 2008

Helicopter Video of Eddyville Flooding of 2008

posted on June 15, 2008

Columbus Junction, Iowa waits for the flood

posted on June 14, 2008

Flood of 2008 in Oakville, Iowa

posted on June 16, 2008

Oakville, Iowa Flood of 2008

posted on June 17, 2008

Bettendorf flood 2008

posted on June 17, 2008

Mississippi Flooding Downtown Muscatine, Iowa

posted on June 15, 2008

Boat tour of flooded downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa

posted on June 14, 2008

Boat tour of downtown Cedar Rapids, Iowa streets

posted on June 14, 2008

On-campus flooding at the University of Iowa

posted on June 13, 2008

Preparation for flooding in Hills, Iowa

posted on June 14, 2008

Strike teams make entry into flood ravaged Cedar Rapids

posted on June 15, 2008

Des Moines Flooding Downtown

posted on June 18, 2008

Highways 30 and 14 Flooded

posted on June 18, 2008

Reading Road Trip in Iowa City

posted on June 19, 2008

Mason City Flooding

posted on June 18, 2008

Des Moines Court Ave. Flooding

posted on June 18, 2008

Iowa City Flooding

posted on June 18, 2008

Waterloo Flooding, June 10, 2008

posted on June 18, 2008

Saylorville Flood Progression

posted on June 18, 2008

Iowa City Dubuque Street Sandbagging

posted on June 18, 2008

Waverly Flooding

posted on June 18, 2008

Iowa DTV Answers

posted on June 24, 2008

How to Buy a Digital TV

posted on June 26, 2008

Making the Switch to Digital Television

posted on April 1, 2008

Getting Ready for Digital Television

posted on April 1, 2008

How to Buy a Digital Converter Box

posted on June 26, 2008

DTV Tip #2: Find Out if Your TVs are DTVs | IPTV

posted on October 24, 2008

DTV Tip #4: Start Enjoying DTV Early | IPTV

posted on October 24, 2008

DTV Tip #5: Order Your Converter Box Coupon | IPTV

posted on October 24, 2008

DTV Tip #1: Spread the Word | IPTV

posted on October 24, 2008

DTV Tip #6: Conduct an Antenna Health Check | IPTV

posted on October 24, 2008

DTV Tip #7: Know the difference between HDTV and DTV | IPTV

posted on October 24, 2008

Conseguir una cupon digital del convertidor de television | IPTV

posted on October 30, 2008

Margaret Heritage - Formative Assessment

posted on December 17, 2008

Varnum v Brien - Iowa Supreme Court - Opening Statement Defendant

posted on December 16, 2008

Varnum v Brien - Iowa Supreme Court - Opening Statement - Plaintiffs

posted on December 16, 2008

Are same sex parents 'optimal' parents?

posted on December 16, 2008

Does same sex marriage create a terrible precedent?

posted on December 16, 2008

Jessie Field Shambaugh and the Roots of 4H

posted on January 7, 2009

DTV Antenna Advice

posted on January 31, 2009

Receiving Digital Television

posted on January 31, 2009

Jaarsma Bakery, Pella, Iowa

posted on August 10, 2011

Lincoln Café, Mount Vernon, Iowa

posted on August 10, 2011

Maytag Blue Cheese, Newton, Iowa

posted on August 10, 2011

IPTV's Final Moments of Analog Broadcast

posted on June 15, 2009

Healthy Minutes: Try It, You Might Like It (#116)

posted on September 28, 2009

Healthy Minutes: Cover, Clean, and Contain (#117)

posted on September 28, 2009

Healthy Minutes: Fresh From Farms and Gardens

posted on September 28, 2009

Healthy Minutes: Move and Read Every Day (#119)

posted on September 28, 2009

Healthy Minutes: Cuts and Scrapes

posted on September 30, 2009

Healthy Minutes: Lifelong Exercise (#121)

posted on September 29, 2009

Muppets on Puppets - Jim Henson on 'Volume See' 1969

posted on November 10, 2009

Iowa's Radio Homemakers: Up a Country Lane | Sneak Peek

posted on February 2, 2010

Iowa's Radio Homemakers: Up a Country Lane | Preview

posted on February 2, 2010

First People of the Prairies

posted on February 8, 2010

The Tall Grass Whispers

posted on February 8, 2010

The Path to Statehood

posted on February 8, 2010

Hard Times

posted on February 8, 2010

Origin of the DanBot 2000!

posted on March 8, 2010

Crazy IPTV Kids Clubhouse Hats

posted on March 10, 2010

Jet Packs and Toothbrush Time

posted on March 10, 2010

The Funniest Robot at IPTV

posted on March 11, 2010

The Banana Song

posted on March 11, 2010

Face Up to SIDS

posted on March 18, 2010

Child Development Associate Credential: General Information

posted on May 3, 2010

Battery-Powered DanBot

posted on March 19, 2010

The Fanciest Robot in the World

posted on March 19, 2010

Simon the Robot Says

posted on March 19, 2010

Robots Love Bubbles

posted on March 19, 2010

Lead-Based Paint Hazards

posted on May 3, 2010

Universal Precautions and Exposure Control Plans for Child Care Centers

posted on May 3, 2010

Safe Sleep for Infants in Iowa Early Childhood Care, Health and Education Settings

posted on May 3, 2010

The Hypno-Chicken Strikes

posted on March 19, 2010

Baby Bugs and Big Bugs

posted on March 19, 2010

The Stinky Awards

posted on March 19, 2010

IPTV Kids Clubhouse Thank You

posted on March 31, 2010

The Mayo Clinic Piano Players - Marlow & Frances Cowan

posted on April 5, 2010

Mountain Climbing in the Clubhouse

posted on April 8, 2010

Fuzzball Football in the IPTV Kids Clubhouse

posted on April 8, 2010

It's Time for the Sid Surprise

posted on April 8, 2010

Making Fish with John Sutter

posted on April 8, 2010

Take the Alpha-Piping Challenge

posted on April 8, 2010

Archaeology with John Sutter

posted on April 8, 2010

Making a Hypothesis about Color

posted on April 8, 2010

John Sutter Shares Fun Puppets

posted on April 8, 2010

What's in the Mystery Box?

posted on April 8, 2010

Red Light, Green Light

posted on April 8, 2010

Fancy Fishing

posted on April 8, 2010

Caitlin Oponski Creates Flowers

posted on April 8, 2010

The Power of Silent E

posted on April 8, 2010

Caitlin Oponski Makes Paper Airplanes

posted on April 8, 2010

Eye Spy Adventures

posted on April 8, 2010

Slime Time with Caitlin Oponski

posted on April 8, 2010

Fire and Water Safety

posted on April 20, 2010

Market to Market (April 30, 2010)

posted on April 30, 2010

President Obama Holds Town Hall Meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa

posted on April 30, 2010

Obama Tours Wind Energy Plant in Fort Madison

posted on April 30, 2010

Obama Pays Visit to World's Largest Ethanol Producer

posted on April 30, 2010

Child Development Associate (CDA) Advising

posted on May 4, 2010

A Gecko Visits the IPTV Kids Clubhouse

posted on May 7, 2010

An Alligator Visits the IPTV Kids Clubhouse

posted on May 7, 2010

A Macaw Visits the IPTV Kids Clubhouse

posted on May 7, 2010

Market to Market (May 7, 2010)

posted on May 7, 2010

Crave Brothers Use Innovation To Fight Dairy Downturn

posted on May 7, 2010

Volume See Clip 1

posted on May 1, 2010

Volume See Clip 2

posted on May 1, 2010

Volume See Clip 3

posted on May 1, 2010

Volume See Clip 4

posted on May 1, 2010

Volume See Clip 5

posted on May 1, 2010

Senators Unveil American Power Act

posted on May 14, 2010

Physical Education: Grundy Center's PE4Life Program

posted on May 20, 2010

IPTV Day at the Blank Park Zoo was a Huge Success!

posted on June 1, 2010

Conversations on Civility: Jim Leach

posted on June 16, 2010

By the numbers - why YOU should support IPTV

posted on June 17, 2010

Conversations on Civility: Jim Leach (full speech)

posted on June 19, 2010

Conversations on Civility: Jim Leach Interview

posted on June 21, 2010

The Prairie Pioneers

posted on July 12, 2010

Iowa and the Civil War

posted on July 12, 2010

From Here to There

posted on July 12, 2010

Come to Iowa

posted on July 12, 2010

Three Communities of Belief

posted on July 12, 2010

The Iowa Country School

posted on July 12, 2010

Main Street

posted on July 12, 2010

Iowa's Industrial Roots

posted on July 12, 2010

Roots in the Soil

posted on July 12, 2010

Iowa Impressions

posted on July 12, 2010

The Coming Heritage

posted on July 12, 2010

A Dream Fulfilled: The Saga of George Washington Carver

posted on July 15, 2010

An Interview with Michael Patterson, Composer of the George Washington Carver Opera

posted on July 16, 2010

Java Blend: Pieta Brown

posted on July 29, 2010

Iowa State Fair Parade 2010

posted on August 17, 2010

Iowa State Fair Queen 2010 Interview

posted on August 19, 2010

Wheel of Fortune Winner Visits the 2010 Iowa State Fair

posted on August 19, 2010

Old Time Radio Demonstration - Iowa State Fair 2010

posted on August 20, 2010

Java Blend: The Awful Purdies

posted on August 26, 2010

Java Blend: Miles Nielsen

posted on August 26, 2010

Healthy Minutes: Eating Together

posted on September 2, 2010

Healthy Minutes: Gardening Fun

posted on September 2, 2010

Healthy Minutes: Eating Vegetables

posted on September 2, 2010

Conversations on Civility: Bill Bishop

posted on September 24, 2010

Conversations on Civility: Bill Bishop Interview

posted on September 24, 2010

World Food Prize 2010

posted on October 12, 2010

Java Blend: Raldo Schneider and Friends

posted on October 6, 2010

Java Blend: Andy White

posted on October 6, 2010

Java Blend: Gregory Douglass

posted on October 6, 2010

Iowa Medal of Honor Recipient: The Sal Giunta Story

posted on November 10, 2010

World Percheron Congress 2010

posted on November 24, 2010

Java Blend: The Right Now

posted on December 2, 2010

Java Blend: Randy Weeks

posted on December 2, 2010

IPTV Kids Clubhouse Adventures

posted on February 8, 2011

IPTV GM Dan Miller Addresses Proposed Federal Funding Cuts

posted on February 14, 2011

Jason Danielson Performs "Survivor"

posted on March 9, 2011

Jason Danielson Performs "Beautiful"

posted on March 9, 2011

Rubber Duck Outfitters, Hancock, Iowa

posted on March 22, 2011

Ladora Bank Bistro, Ladora, Iowa

posted on March 22, 2011

Worth Brewery, Northwood, Iowa

posted on March 22, 2011

River Town Experience, LeClaire, Iowa

posted on March 2, 2011

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#201)

posted on March 23, 2011

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#202)

posted on April 14, 2011

Sue Martin Analyzes the Commodity Markets

posted on March 18, 2011

Antiques Roadshow: Des Moines - Behind the Scenes

posted on March 21, 2011

Opposite Actors!

posted on March 22, 2011

Doctor Pete Gives a Check-Up!

posted on March 22, 2011

Don't Touch That Remote!

posted on March 22, 2011

Dan Wardell Versus The Nebulizer!

posted on March 22, 2011

Behold, The Titanium Banana!

posted on March 22, 2011

Wash Those Hands!

posted on March 22, 2011

Up, Up, and Away!

posted on March 22, 2011

A Tortoise Visits the IPTV Kids Clubhouse!

posted on March 22, 2011

Live from Outer Space!

posted on March 22, 2011

A Parrot Visits the IPTV Kids Clubhouse!

posted on March 22, 2011

Replacement Robots Needed!

posted on March 22, 2011

An Alligator Visits the IPTV Kids Clubhouse!

posted on March 22, 2011

Imagination Juggling!

posted on March 22, 2011

What is the Mystery Animal?

posted on March 23, 2011

Camouflaged Chameleons!

posted on March 23, 2011

Dan Wardell has Windy Socks!

posted on March 23, 2011

Mystery Super Letter!

posted on March 23, 2011

Magic Crayon Art!

posted on March 23, 2011

Digging for Dinosaurs!

posted on March 23, 2011

Mix for the Trail!

posted on March 23, 2011

Alien Robot Brain Parasites!

posted on March 23, 2011

DanBot Creates the DadBot!

posted on March 23, 2011

Cedar Valley Paddlers Trail, Blackhawk County, Iowa

posted on March 29, 2011

Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines, Iowa

posted on March 31, 2011

Villages Folk School, Bonaparte, Iowa

posted on March 31, 2011

Sugar Clay Winery, Thurman, Iowa

posted on March 31, 2011

Decorah Bike Trails, Decorah, Iowa

posted on April 13, 2011

Goldie's Ice Cream Shoppe, Prairie City, Iowa

posted on April 1, 2011

Reiman Gardens, Ames, Iowa

posted on April 13, 2011

Hole N' The Wall Lodge, Akron, Iowa

posted on April 14, 2011

Gwen Ifill: Politics, Policy and Reality of Leadership

posted on April 4, 2011

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#203)

posted on April 14, 2011

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#204)

posted on April 21, 2011

Sidney Championship Rodeo, Sidney, Iowa

posted on April 21, 2011

Templeton Rye, Templeton, Iowa

posted on April 20, 2011

Disc Golf, Forest City, Iowa

posted on April 21, 2011

Bogie's Steak House, Albia, Iowa

posted on April 21, 2011

Spring Lake Roller Rink, Jefferson, Iowa

posted on April 25, 2011

Antiquing in Walnut, Walnut, Iowa

posted on April 28, 2011

Rastrelli's Restaurant, Clinton, Iowa

posted on April 25, 2011

Heartland Museum, Clarion, Iowa

posted on April 25, 2011

Bev's on the River, Sioux City, Iowa

posted on April 25, 2011

Ballroom Dancing, Woodward, Iowa

posted on April 25, 2011

Birding on the Mississippi, Allamakee County, Iowa

posted on April 25, 2011

The Raj, Fairfield, Iowa

posted on May 5, 2011

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#205)

posted on April 26, 2011

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#206)

posted on May 5, 2011

Bovard Stained Glass, Fairfield Iowa

posted on April 27, 2011

Dan Miller Federal Funding Update

posted on April 27, 2011

Michelle Obama: Commencement at University of Northern Iowa

posted on May 12, 2011

Conversations On Civility: An Iowa Perspective

posted on May 17, 2011

Conversations On Civility: An Iowa Perspective: Web Extra Interview

posted on May 17, 2011

Conversations On Civility: An Iowa Perspective: Shannahan & Larson Interview

posted on May 17, 2011

Iowa Barnstormers, Des Moines, Iowa

posted on May 26, 2011

Iowa's Marriage Battleground

posted on June 24, 2011

Sew It All

posted on July 15, 2011

Former Massachusetts Education Commissioner, David P. Driscoll at Iowa Education Summit

posted on July 28, 2011

Stanford University Professor, Linda Darling-Hammond at Iowa Education Summit

posted on July 29, 2011

US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan at Iowa Education Summit

posted on July 29, 2011

Education Reform Perspectives at the Iowa Education Summit

posted on August 2, 2011

Learning for Iowa's Future

posted on August 2, 2011

Super Snackers: Power Parfait!

posted on August 29, 2011

Super Snackers: Turkey Roll-ups

posted on August 30, 2011

Super Snackers: Ants on a Log

posted on August 30, 2011

Super Snackers: Banana Pops

posted on August 30, 2011

Super Snackers: Veggie Pizza

posted on August 30, 2011

Iowans Remember 9/11 [promo]

posted on September 2, 2011

Iowans Remember 9/11 (Introduction)

posted on September 9, 2011

Iowans Remember 9/11

posted on September 12, 2011

Visit France with Friends of IPTV

posted on September 15, 2011

Templeton Rye: Iowa's Good Stuff

posted on September 28, 2011

World Food Prize 2011

posted on October 5, 2011

World Food Prize 2011 (Portuguese Version)

posted on October 6, 2011

Geology Connections to Science (Full Program)

posted on November 2, 2011

Geology Connections to Science: Clip 1 of 4

posted on November 2, 2011

Geology Connections to Science: Clip 2 of 4

posted on November 2, 2011

Geology Connections to Science: Clip 3 of 4

posted on November 2, 2011

Geology Connections to Science: Clip 4 of 4

posted on November 2, 2011

Tree Identification Connections to Science

posted on November 2, 2011

Tree Identification Connections to Science: Clip 1 of 4

posted on November 2, 2011

Tree Identification Connections to Science: Clip 2 of 4

posted on November 2, 2011

Tree Identification Connections to Science: Clip 3 of 4

posted on November 2, 2011

Tree Identification Connections to Science: Clip 4 of 4

posted on November 2, 2011

Super Savers: Turn off the Lights and Save the World!

posted on November 15, 2011

Super Savers: Grab a Snack and Save the World!

posted on November 15, 2011

Super Savers: Conserve Water and Save the World!

posted on November 15, 2011

Super Savers: Save Electricity, Conserve Water, Save Money, and Save the World!

posted on November 15, 2011

My Source | Jim Christensen | Education Services

posted on November 23, 2011

My Source | Bill Thatcher | Ideas and Info

posted on November 22, 2011

My Source | Bill Thatcher | Intelligent Talk

posted on November 22, 2011

My Source | Bill Thatcher | Iowa Perspectives

posted on November 22, 2011

My Source | Bill Thatcher | PA & Info

posted on November 22, 2011

My Source | Sam Elsbernd | Iowa State Fair

posted on November 22, 2011

My Source | Sam Elsbernd | Red Green

posted on November 23, 2011

My Source | Sarah Brown Wessling | 21st Century Learning

posted on November 22, 2011

My Source | Sarah Brown Wessling | Antiques Roadshow

posted on November 23, 2011

My Source | Sarah Brown Wessling | Frontline

posted on November 22, 2011

My Source | Sarah Brown Wessling | Kids

posted on November 22, 2011

My Source | Sarah Brown Wessling | Student's Link

posted on November 23, 2011

My Source | Jim Christensen | Community

posted on November 23, 2011

Cafe Scientifique | Particles Collide and Wreckage Flies

posted on February 10, 2012

Heaven & Earth: Mass on the Celtic Journey

posted on February 17, 2012

60s Pop, Rock and Soul | Preview

posted on February 17, 2012

Life on Mars | Preview

posted on February 17, 2012

Phantom of the Opera | Preview

posted on February 17, 2012

Quilts of Valor | Preview

posted on February 17, 2012

Celebrating North America's Steam Railways | Preview

posted on February 17, 2012

Dan Gable Presents His Quilt of Valor

posted on February 23, 2012

Cafe Scientifique | Urban Archaeology

posted on March 9, 2012

IPTV Kids Clubhouse 2012

posted on March 21, 2012

Raccoon Ridge Archery, Stuart, Iowa

posted on April 3, 2012

Galleria de Paco, Waterloo, Iowa

posted on April 3, 2012

Musketeers Hockey, Sioux City, Iowa

posted on April 3, 2012

Stan's Pastry Shop, Geode Fest & Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa

posted on April 3, 2012

Two-Wheel Touring, Davenport, Iowa

posted on April 3, 2012

Hickory Park Restaurant Co., Ames, Iowa

posted on April 3, 2012

Iowa Historian Tom Morain: To Rattle Dry Bones

posted on April 4, 2012

Cafe Scientifique | Water Quality

posted on April 5, 2012

What Goes Out (Bill Stowe, Wastewater Treatment Expert)

posted on April 6, 2012

Treatment By-products (Bill Stowe, Wastewater Treatment Expert)

posted on April 6, 2012

Manure: A Valuable Commodity (Allen Burt, Farmer)

posted on April 6, 2012

Detail Oriented (Allen Burt, Farmer)

posted on April 6, 2012

A Price to Pay (Allen Burt, Farmer)

posted on April 6, 2012

Farmers' Legacy (Allen Burt, Farmer)

posted on April 6, 2012

Pollutants: Point & Non-point Sources (Lynette Seigley, DNR)

posted on April 9, 2012

Sediment (Lynette Seigley, DNR)

posted on April 9, 2012

Nature's Filters (Lynette Seigley, DNR)

posted on April 9, 2012

Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover (Lynette Seigley, DNR)

posted on April 9, 2012

Treatment Options (L.D. McMullen, Drinking Water Treatment Expert)

posted on April 9, 2012

The Silver Bullet (L.D. McMullen, Drinking Water Treatment Expert)

posted on April 9, 2012

The Silver Bullet, Part 2 (L.D. McMullen, Drinking Water Treatment Expert)

posted on April 9, 2012

Protecting Water (L.D. McMullen, Drinking Water Treatment Expert)

posted on April 9, 2012

Managing Manure (Fred Kirschenmann, Farm Policy Expert)

posted on April 10, 2012

Production Problems (Fred Kirschenmann, Farm Policy Expert)

posted on April 10, 2012

Pressure to Produce (Fred Kirschenmann, Farm Policy Expert)

posted on April 10, 2012

The Social Contract (Fred Kirschenmann, Farm Policy Expert)

posted on April 10, 2012

Toxic Pollution (Amy Suarez, American Humane Society)

posted on April 10, 2012

Water is Essential (Larry Ginter, Farm Policy Activist)

posted on April 10, 2012

It's the Concentration (Larry Ginter, Farm Policy Activist)

posted on April 10, 2012

Family Versus Factory Farms (Larry Ginter, Farm Policy Activist)

posted on April 10, 2012

Local Control (Larry Ginter, Farm Policy Activist)

posted on April 10, 2012

#1 Pollutant (Wayne Peterson, Urban Conservationist)

posted on April 10, 2012

Other Pollutants (Wayne Peterson, Urban Conservationist)

posted on April 10, 2012

Infiltrate More, Shed Less (Wayne Peterson, Urban Conservationist)

posted on April 10, 2012

Sprawl Versus Development (Wayne Peterson, Urban Conservationist)

posted on April 11, 2012

Hydrology (Wayne Peterson, Urban Conservationist)

posted on April 11, 2012

Urban Runoff (Wayne Peterson, Urban Conservationist)

posted on April 11, 2012

Native Ecosystem (Wayne Peterson, Urban Conservationist)

posted on April 11, 2012

Coal's Role (Kevin Waetke, MidAmerican Energy, Spokesman)

posted on April 24, 2012

Energy Consumption (Frank Jeffrey, Solar Power Entrepreneur)

posted on April 24, 2012

How Thin Film Works (Frank Jeffrey, Solar Power Entrepreneur)

posted on April 24, 2012

Solar Storage (Frank Jeffrey, Solar Power Entrepreneur)

posted on April 24, 2012

Fossil Fuels' Cost (Frank Jeffrey, Solar Power Entrepreneur)

posted on April 24, 2012

Solar in Iowa (Frank Jeffrey, Solar Power Entrepreneur)

posted on April 24, 2012

How Hydropower Works (David Elschlager, Ameren Hydropower Plant Spokesman)

posted on April 24, 2012

Hydropower Benefits (David Elschlager, Ameren Hydropower Plant Spokesman)

posted on April 24, 2012

Hydropower Limitations (David Elschlager, Ameren Hydropower Plant Spokesman)

posted on April 24, 2012

Hydropower's Future (David Elschlager, Ameren Hydropower Plant Spokesman)

posted on April 24, 2012

"The Mix" (Bruce Lacy, Duane Arnold Energy Center, Spokesman)

posted on April 24, 2012

How Nuclear Works (Bruce Lacy, Duane Arnold Energy Center, Spokesman)

posted on April 24, 2012

Nuclear's Future (Bruce Lacy, Duane Arnold Energy Center, Spokesman)

posted on April 24, 2012

Hydrogen and Renewables (Tom Wind, Energy Consultant)

posted on April 24, 2012

Hydrogen's Future (Tom Wind, Energy Consultant)

posted on April 25, 2012

How Wind Works (Tom Wind, Energy Consultant)

posted on April 25, 2012

Iowa's Wind Resources (Tom Wind, Energy Consultant)

posted on April 25, 2012

Wind Benefits (Tom Wind, Energy Consultant)

posted on April 25, 2012

Wind Limitations (Tom Wind, Energy Consultant)

posted on April 25, 2012

Energy Efficiency (Brent Barker, Electric Power Research Institute)

posted on April 25, 2012

Energy and the Environment (Brent Barker, Electric Power Research Institute)

posted on April 25, 2012

Global Consumption Trends (Brent Barker, Electric Power Research Institute)

posted on April 25, 2012

"The Mix" (Brent Barker, Electric Power Research Institute)

posted on April 25, 2012

Infrastructure (Brent Barker, Electric Power Research Institute)

posted on April 25, 2012

Nuclear Power's Role (Brent Barker, Electric Power Research Institute)

posted on April 25, 2012

Hydrogen (Brent Barker, Electric Power Research Institute)

posted on April 25, 2012

Energy Efficiency (Angela Chen, Energy Bureau, Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources)

posted on April 26, 2012

Evaluating Energy Resources (Angela Chen, Energy Bureau, Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources)

posted on April 26, 2012

Task Force Mission (David Hurd, Iowa Energy Policy Task Force, Co-chair)

posted on April 26, 2012

Priority List (David Hurd, Iowa Energy Policy Task Force, Co-chair)

posted on April 26, 2012

Natural Progression (Tim Bruning, Landowners Association President)

posted on April 27, 2012

Agriculture (Tim Bruning, Landowners Association President)

posted on April 27, 2012

Economic Development (Tim Sproul, Conservationist)

posted on April 27, 2012

Urban Sprawl (Tim Sproul, Conservationist)

posted on April 27, 2012

Rancher Success Story (Tim Sproul, Conservationist)

posted on April 27, 2012

Government Contribution (Tim Sproul, Conservationist)

posted on April 27, 2012

Agriculture in the Loess Hills (Jean C. Prior, Research Geologist)

posted on April 27, 2012

Urban Sprawl (Jean C. Prior, Research Geologist)

posted on April 27, 2012

The Future (Jean C. Prior, Research Geologist)

posted on April 27, 2012

Government Presence (Georgine Wessel, Private Landowner)

posted on April 27, 2012

Loss of Prairie in Iowa (Georgine Wessel, Private Landowner)

posted on April 27, 2012

Public vs. Private Land Ownership (Georgine Wessel, Private Landowner)

posted on April 27, 2012

Cuyahoga River as a Working Landscape (Dr. Stephen Light, Policy Expert)

posted on April 27, 2012

Jefferson on Ownership Rights (Dr. Stephen Light, Policy Expert)

posted on April 27, 2012

Seeing the Cows (Dr. Stephen Light, Policy Expert)

posted on April 27, 2012

Public vs. Private Land Stewardship (Dr. Stephen Light, Policy Expert)

posted on April 27, 2012

Acquire a Sense of Place (Randy Carpenter, City Planner)

posted on May 2, 2012

For the Common Good (Randy Carpenter, City Planner)

posted on May 2, 2012

Running Out of Room (Randy Carpenter, City Planner)

posted on May 2, 2012

The Biggest Threat (Randy Carpenter, City Planner)

posted on May 2, 2012

Is a Working Landscape Desirable? (Susanne Hickey, Loess Hills Conservationist)

posted on May 2, 2012

Tourism's Impact (Susanne Hickey, Loess Hills Conservationist)

posted on May 2, 2012

Mining in the Loess Hills (Susanne Hickey, Loess Hills Conservationist)

posted on May 2, 2012

Ownership Rights (Susanne Hickey, Loess Hills Conservationist)

posted on May 2, 2012

City Life vs. Country Life (Rich Maaske, Environmental Specialist)

posted on May 2, 2012

Developers Love the Land, Too (Rich Maaske, Environmental Specialist)

posted on May 2, 2012

Prairie Burns (Chad Graeve, Park Ranger)

posted on May 2, 2012

Impact of Tourism (Chad Graeve, Park Ranger)

posted on May 2, 2012

Sense of Place (Chad Graeve, Park Ranger)

posted on May 2, 2012

Growing Up in the Loess Hills (Chad Graeve, Park Ranger)

posted on May 2, 2012

Gene Therapy (Dr. Charles Link, M.D.)

posted on May 3, 2012

Arguments for Biotech (Dr. Charles Link, M.D.)

posted on May 3, 2012

Why Biotech? (Daria Schmidt, Researcher)

posted on May 3, 2012

Traditional Breeding (Gary Comstock, Bioethicist)

posted on May 3, 2012

Ethical Concerns (Gary Comstock, Bioethicist)

posted on May 3, 2012

Labeling (Jerry Fleagle, Iowa Grocery Industry)

posted on May 3, 2012

Biotech's Impact (Jerry Fleagle, Iowa Grocery Industry)

posted on May 3, 2012

Bringing Back Species (Monica Post, Zoo Education Curator)

posted on May 3, 2012

GMOs and Zoos (Monica Post, Zoo Education Curator)

posted on May 3, 2012

Altering Animals (Monica Post, Zoo Education Curator)

posted on May 3, 2012

Regulatory Process (Rod Townsend, Director, Regulatory Sciences)

posted on May 4, 2012

Labeling (Rod Townsend, Director, Regulatory Sciences)

posted on May 4, 2012

Family Farm (Tom Vilsack, Governor of Iowa)

posted on May 4, 2012

Feed the World (Tom Vilsack, Governor of Iowa)

posted on May 4, 2012

Regulatory Process & the State's Role (Tom Vilsack, Governor of Iowa)

posted on May 4, 2012

Church's Role (Brother Dave Andrews, Priest)

posted on May 4, 2012

Biotech's Role in the Church's Moral Framework (Brother Dave Andrews, Priest)

posted on May 4, 2012

Web of Life (Brother Dave Andrews, Priest)

posted on May 4, 2012

Safety (Cliff Mulder, Farmer)

posted on May 4, 2012

Food Prize (Cliff Mulder, Farmer)

posted on May 4, 2012

Family Farm (Cliff Mulder, Farmer)

posted on May 4, 2012

Traditional Breeding (Fred Kirschenmann, Organic Farmer)

posted on May 4, 2012

Labeling (Fred Kirschenmann, Organic Farmer)

posted on May 4, 2012

Feed the World (Fred Kirschenmann, Organic Farmer)

posted on May 4, 2012

Bio-Prospecting (Georg Anderl, Plant Manager)

posted on May 10, 2012

Cleaning up with GE (Georg Anderl, Plant Manager)

posted on May 10, 2012

Family Farm/Why Biotech? (Jerry Harrington, Pioneer Hi-Bred)

posted on May 10, 2012

Feed the World (Jerry Harrington, Pioneer Hi-Bred)

posted on May 10, 2012

In the Future (Norma Hirsch, M.D.)

posted on May 10, 2012

Cloning Around (Norma Hirsch, M.D.)

posted on May 10, 2012

Ethical Issues (Norma Hirsch, M.D.)

posted on May 10, 2012

Not Traditional Breeding (Steve Druker, Lawyer)

posted on May 10, 2012

Feed the World (Steve Druker, Lawyer)

posted on May 10, 2012

Regulatory System (Steve Druker, Lawyer)

posted on May 10, 2012

None Less Than Heroes: The Honor Flight Story

posted on May 18, 2012

President Kagame of Rwanda: At William Penn University

posted on May 21, 2012

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#401)

posted on June 7, 2012

Downtown Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa

posted on June 7, 2012

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#402)

posted on June 7, 2012

Odessa Water Trail & Wildlife Complex, Wapello, Iowa

posted on June 7, 2012

Archie's Waeside Restaurant, Le Mars, Iowa

posted on June 7, 2012

Terrace Hill, Des Moines, Iowa

posted on June 7, 2012

Sutliff Cider, Lisbon, Iowa

posted on June 7, 2012

Cafe Scientifique | ISU's Asteroid Deflection Research

posted on June 8, 2012

Villisca Axe Murder House, Villisca, Iowa

posted on June 13, 2012

Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport, Iowa

posted on June 13, 2012

Iowa Mormon Trails (Prairie Trails Museum), Corydon, Iowa

posted on June 21, 2012

Trout Fishing, St. Ansgar, Iowa

posted on June 8, 2012

Rusty Duck Restaurant, Dexter, Iowa

posted on June 13, 2012

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#405)

posted on June 7, 2012

National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum, Waterloo, Iowa

posted on June 28, 2012

Devonian Fossil Gorge, Iowa City, Iowa

posted on June 8, 2012

The Inn at Battle Creek, Battle Creek, Iowa

posted on June 28, 2012

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#406)

posted on July 11, 2012

Solsma's Punkin Patch, Sanborn, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2012

Bluff Lake Catfish Farm Restaurant, Maquoketa, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2012

The National Hobo Convention & Museum, Britt, Iowa

posted on June 8, 2012

Wilton Candy Kitchen, Wilton, Iowa

posted on June 12, 2012

Mister Rogers Remixed | Garden of Your Mind

posted on June 11, 2012

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#403)

posted on June 13, 2012

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#404)

posted on June 21, 2012

Remembering Mike Newell – Horseshoe throwing at the 1995 Iowa State Fair

posted on July 10, 2012

Remembering Mark Pearson -- Iowa State Fair 1985 "Mr. Legs" competition

posted on July 10, 2012

Remembering Mark Pearson – Weed classification at the 1987 Iowa State Fair

posted on July 10, 2012

Remembering Mark Pearson – “Have fun at the Fair!”

posted on July 10, 2012

Remembering Mark Pearson -- Iowa State Fair golf cart clip from 1986

posted on July 10, 2012

Remembering Mark Pearson - Mark takes over hosting IPTV's Fair coverage from Bill Riley in 1997

posted on July 10, 2012

Remembering Mike Newell – Napkin folding at the 1998 Iowa State Fair

posted on July 10, 2012

Bob Ross Remixed | Happy Little Clouds | PBS Digital Studios

posted on July 26, 2012

State Fair Photographer Steve Pope | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 8, 2012

2012 Iowa Teacher & Principal Leadership Symposium, Featured Speakers, Part One

posted on August 7, 2012

2012 Iowa Teacher & Principal Leadership Symposium, Featured Speakers, Part Two

posted on August 7, 2012

Growth of Food Contests at the Iowa State Fair | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 8, 2012

Growing A Giant Pumpkin | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 9, 2012

How to Show Animals | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 9, 2012

Canning at the Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 8, 2012

Decorated Cakes Contest | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 13, 2012

Dollhouse Judging | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 13, 2012

Super Snackers: Bird Nest Salad

posted on August 13, 2012

Julia Child Remixed | Keep On Cooking | PBS Digital Studios

posted on August 14, 2012

Super Snackers: Apple Fondue

posted on August 15, 2012

Egg Decorating Contest | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 14, 2012

Red Trouser Show | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 14, 2012

FFA Sheep | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 14, 2012

Zipline at the Fair | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 14, 2012

Iowa State Fair's Mark Pearson Tribute

posted on August 14, 2012

Fruit & Vegetables | Fairilicious Food at the 2012 Iowa State Fair

posted on August 14, 2012

Iowa State Fair Parade | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 14, 2012

Super Snackers: Terrific Trail Mix

posted on August 15, 2012

Super Snackers: Berry Delicious Smoothies

posted on August 15, 2012

Super Snackers: Cool Kabobs

posted on August 15, 2012

Cowgirl Queen Contest | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 14, 2012

Kids Favorite Fair Food with Dan Wardell | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 15, 2012

S'mores | Fairilicious Food at the 2012 Iowa State Fair

posted on August 15, 2012

Giant Pumpkin Contest | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 15, 2012

Butter Cow and Chocolate Moose | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 16, 2012

Queen Contest | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 16, 2012

FFA Parade of Champions | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 16, 2012

Fairilicious Doughnuts | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 16, 2012

Grocery Bagging Contest | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 16, 2012

Concrete Ice Cream Cones | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 16, 2012

Tractor Tram Town | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Quilts at the Fair | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Politics At The Fair, Part 1 | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Hedrick's Petting Zoo with Dan Wardell | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Monster Arm Wrestling | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Big Animals of the Fair | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Poultry Judging | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Queen Interview | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Governor's Charity Steer Show | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Dirt Track Racing - Stocks | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Youth Spelling Bee with Dan Wardell | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 16, 2012

BMX Bikes | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Guitar Contest | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Milking a Cow | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Veterans Parade | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

4-H Swine | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Dirt Track Racing - Late Model Cars | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Cinnamon Rolls Contest | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Wood Carving Contest | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Seed Survivor with Dan Wardell | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Fairilicious Four Square Treats, Aug. 16, 2012 | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 17, 2012

Chainsaw Carving | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 16, 2012

Sheep Shearing Contest | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 18, 2012

Politics At The Fair, Part 2 | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 18, 2012

Society Horse Show | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 18, 2012

Art Attack with Dan Wardell | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 18, 2012

4-H Grand Champion Steer | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 16, 2012

Women's Rubber Chicken Throwing | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 18, 2012

Bees and Honey--So Fairilicious! | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 18, 2012

Cookies Contest Judging | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 18, 2012

Tractor Pull 2012, Part 1 | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 18, 2012

Little Hands on the Farm | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 16, 2012

Mutton Busting | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 20, 2012

Cookout Contest | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 20, 2012

Children's Joke Telling Contest | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 20, 2012

Cifford Fun With Dan Wardell | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 20, 2012

Weed Indentification | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 20, 2012

Tractor Pull, Part 2 | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 20, 2012

4-H & FFA Sale of Champions 2012 | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 20, 2012

Sidewalk Bowling and Big Wheel Races | Iowa State Fair 2012

posted on August 21, 2012

Bullying in Iowa: A U.S. Senate Hearing | Senator Tom Harkin

posted on August 28, 2012

Bullying in Iowa: A U.S. Senate Hearing | Emily Domayer

posted on August 28, 2012

Bullying in Iowa: A U.S. Senate Hearing | Matt Shankles

posted on August 28, 2012

Bullying in Iowa: A U.S. Senate Hearing | Liz Sederquist

posted on August 28, 2012

Bullying in Iowa: A U.S. Senate Hearing | Russlynn Ali

posted on August 28, 2012

Bullying in Iowa: A U.S. Senate Hearing | Linda Calbom

posted on August 28, 2012

Bullying in Iowa: A U.S. Senate Hearing | Penny Bisignano

posted on August 28, 2012

Bullying in Iowa: A U.S. Senate Hearing | Paul Gausman

posted on August 28, 2012

Bullying in Iowa: A U.S. Senate Hearing | Ellen Reilly

posted on August 28, 2012

Birthday Monday, September 3, 2012

posted on September 3, 2012

Bullying in Iowa: A U.S. Senate Hearing, Part 1

posted on August 30, 2012

Bullying in Iowa: A U.S. Senate Hearing, Part 2

posted on August 30, 2012

Birthday Monday, September 10, 2012

posted on September 10, 2012

Birthday Monday, September 17, 2012

posted on September 16, 2012

Birthday Monday, September 24, 2012

posted on September 24, 2012

Birthday Monday, October 1, 2012

posted on September 29, 2012

Birthday Monday, October 8, 2012

posted on October 7, 2012

2012 World Food Prize

posted on October 9, 2012

Seat Belt Safety

posted on October 11, 2012

Moyers & Company | Judicial Not Politics

posted on October 11, 2012

Birthday Monday, October 15, 2012

posted on October 14, 2012

Birthday Monday, October 22, 2012

posted on October 20, 2012

Birthday Monday, October 29, 2012

posted on October 31, 2012

Birthday Monday, November 5, 2012

posted on November 5, 2012

Connections to Science: Meet Dr. Peggy Whitson

posted on November 7, 2012

Connections to Science: Meet Catherine

posted on November 7, 2012

Connections to Science: Meet Daniela

posted on November 7, 2012

Connections to Science: Electric Motors

posted on November 7, 2012

Birthday Monday, November 12, 2012

posted on November 12, 2012

Birthday Monday, November 19, 2012

posted on November 21, 2012

Birthday Monday, November 26, 2012

posted on November 21, 2012

Music and the Wartburg College experience

posted on November 26, 2012

Reading Rainbow Remixed | In Your Imagination | PBS Digital Studios

posted on December 3, 2012

Birthday Monday, December 3, 2012

posted on December 3, 2012

Birthday Monday, December 10, 2012

posted on December 10, 2012

The Nutcracker Ballet - Quad Cities | Preview

posted on December 13, 2012

Birthday Monday, December 17, 2012

posted on December 17, 2012

Birthday Monday, December 24, 2012

posted on December 24, 2012

Birthday Monday, December 31, 2012

posted on December 31, 2012

Birthday Monday, January 7, 2013

posted on January 7, 2013

Birthday Monday, January 14, 2013

posted on January 14, 2013

The Selection Process Begins

posted on January 16, 2013

Birthday Monday, January 21, 2013

posted on January 21, 2013

Turned Into a Puppet

posted on January 17, 2013

2013 Reading Road Trip Announcement #1

posted on January 18, 2013

The Robot, the Frog, and the Dragon

posted on January 18, 2013

2013 Reading Road Trip Announcement #2

posted on January 18, 2013

2013 Reading Road Trip Announcement #3

posted on January 18, 2013

Birthday Monday, January 28, 2013

posted on January 31, 2013

Birthday Monday, February 4, 2013

posted on February 4, 2013

Birthday Monday, February 11, 2013

posted on February 11, 2013

Birthday Monday, February 18, 2013

posted on February 18, 2013

Jeff Hobbs: Heart of a Champion

posted on February 14, 2013

Birthday Monday, February 25, 2013

posted on February 28, 2013

Birthday Monday, March 4, 2013

posted on March 4, 2013

Birthday Monday, March 11, 2013

posted on March 11, 2013

Birthday Monday, March 18, 2013

posted on March 18, 2013

Needs versus Wants!

posted on March 14, 2013

IPTV Kids Clubhouse Thank You 2013!

posted on March 19, 2013

Is it Spring Yet?

posted on March 20, 2013

Birthday Monday, March 25, 2013

posted on March 25, 2013

Bullying in Iowa Schools | Marshalltown Student Roundtable Discussion

posted on March 26, 2013

Bullying in Iowa Schools | Student-produced Bullying Videos

posted on March 26, 2013

Bullying in Iowa Schools | Sioux City Profile

posted on March 26, 2013

Bullying in Iowa Schools | Harding Middle School Profile

posted on March 26, 2013

Bullying in Iowa Schools

posted on March 29, 2013

Birthday Monday, April 1, 2013

posted on April 1, 2013

Birthday Monday, April 8, 2013

posted on April 8, 2013

Birthday Monday, April 15, 2013

posted on April 15, 2013

Modern Farming

posted on April 17, 2013

Family Farms During the Depression

posted on April 18, 2013

Stock Market Crash Impacts Farmers

posted on April 18, 2013

Farm Life for Children During the Depression

posted on April 18, 2013

Losing Farms During the Depression

posted on April 18, 2013

Entertainment During the Depression

posted on April 18, 2013

Outhouses and Plumbing in Farms During the 1920s and 1930s

posted on April 18, 2013

Farm Food

posted on April 18, 2013

Threshing and Harvest in 1930s

posted on April 18, 2013

Mechanization of Farms

posted on April 18, 2013

Birthday Monday, April 22, 2013

posted on April 22, 2013

Birthday Monday, April 29, 2013

posted on April 29, 2013

Free Exercise!

posted on April 29, 2013

Cinderella Ballet: Behind-the-Scenes

posted on May 1, 2013

Birthday Monday, May 6, 2013

posted on May 6, 2013

Birthday Monday, May 13, 2013

posted on May 13, 2013

Save Your Money!

posted on May 9, 2013

Postville: Five Years Later

posted on May 10, 2013

Birthday Monday, May 20, 2013

posted on May 20, 2013

Birthday Monday, May 27, 2013

posted on May 27, 2013

Birthday Monday, June 3, 2013

posted on June 3, 2013

Bike People: High Trestle Trail, Recumbent Bikes and Bowling

posted on May 30, 2013

Bike People: 2 Trails, Tattoos, and Pie

posted on May 30, 2013

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#501)

posted on May 31, 2013

Exercise for 60 Minutes Every Day!

posted on June 1, 2013

Bike People: RAGBRAI -- Part 1

posted on June 7, 2013

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#502)

posted on June 6, 2013

Birthday Monday, June 10, 2013

posted on June 10, 2013

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#503)

posted on June 12, 2013

Birthday Monday, June 17, 2013

posted on June 17, 2013

Bike People: RAGBRAI -- Part 2

posted on June 14, 2013

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#504)

posted on June 10, 2013

Bike People: All About RAGBRAI 2013 (#105)

posted on June 21, 2013

Birthday Monday, June 24, 2013

posted on June 23, 2013

Bike People: Commuting / In-Town Riding / Urban Assault Ride (#106)

posted on June 28, 2013

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#505)

posted on June 10, 2013

Birthday Monday, July 1, 2013

posted on July 1, 2013

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#506)

posted on July 5, 2013

Birthday Monday, July 8, 2013

posted on July 8, 2013

The Rock Island Civil War Prison: Andersonville of the North?

posted on July 8, 2013

Grass Tennis Court, Charles City, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Danish Immigrant Museum, Elkhorn and Kimbalton, Iowa

posted on July 2, 2013

Des Moines Metro Opera, Indianola, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Vintage Motorcycle Racing, Davenport, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Geocaching, Bedford, Iowa

posted on July 2, 2013

Little Swan Lake Winery, Dickenson County, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Saturday in the Park, Sioux City, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Augusta Restaurant, Oxford, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Lake City Tourism, Lake City, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Bily Brothers Clock Museum and Antonin Dvorak Exhibit, Spillville, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Broadbent Distillery, Norwalk, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Skydiving, Brooklyn, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Scenic City Empress Riverboat, Iowa Falls, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Clay County Fair, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Drake Restaurant, Burlington, Iowa

posted on July 3, 2013

Jester Park, Polk County Conservation, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Harvester Golf Course, Rhodes, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Redwood Steakhouse, Anita, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Southeast Iowa Art Tour

posted on July 11, 2013

Wright on the Park Hotel and Music Man Square, Mason City, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Agritourism, Missouri Valley, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Hotel Julien Dubuque and Art on the River, Dubuque

posted on July 11, 2013

All Ability Cycles, Jefferson, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Kalona Tourism, Iowa

posted on July 11, 2013

Bike People: High Trestle Trail Tour (#108)

posted on July 11, 2013

Bike People: Special Needs Riders (#107)

posted on July 5, 2013

Birthday Monday, July 15, 2013

posted on July 15, 2013

Birthday Monday, July 22, 2013

posted on July 22, 2013

Bike People: Interbike (#109)

posted on July 22, 2013

Birthday Monday, July 29, 2013

posted on July 29, 2013

Birthday Monday, August 5, 2013

posted on August 5, 2013

Live at the Redstone Room: Highlights

posted on August 2, 2013

Live at the Redstone Room: Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts

posted on August 2, 2013

Live at the Redstone Room: The Steepwater Band

posted on August 2, 2013

Live at the Redstone Room: Jim the Mule

posted on August 5, 2013

Preview | Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Romeo and Juliet

posted on August 5, 2013

Des Moines Metro Opera Success | Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Romeo and Juliet

posted on August 5, 2013

Performer Perspectives | Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Romeo and Juliet

posted on August 5, 2013

Setting up the Opera (time-lapse) | Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Romeo and Juliet

posted on August 5, 2013

Fair By The Numbers | Iowa State Fair 2013

posted on August 8, 2013

Fair Food Mobile App | Iowa State Fair 2013

posted on August 7, 2013

How Fair Ribbons are Made | Iowa State Fair 2013

posted on August 8, 2013

Canned Jellies Judging | Iowa State Fair 2013

posted on August 9, 2013

FFA Swine | Iowa State Fair 2013

posted on August 12, 2013

Cowboy Mounted Shooting Demo | Iowa State Fair 2013

posted on August 12, 2013

State Fair Sew-In | Iowa State Fair 2013

posted on August 12, 2013

Opening Day Food Drive | Iowa State Fair 2013

posted on August 12, 2013

Iowa State Fair Parade 2013

posted on August 12, 2013

Horseshoe Pitching | Iowa State Fair 2013

posted on August 12, 2013

4H Horses | Iowa State Fair 2013

posted on August 13, 2013

Birthday Monday, August 12, 2013

posted on August 13, 2013

Reading Road Trip 2013

posted on August 16, 2013

Birthday Monday, August 19, 2013

posted on August 21, 2013

Birthday Monday, August 26, 2013

posted on August 26, 2013

Bike People: Memorial Trails and Fundraising Rides (#110)

posted on August 28, 2013

Bike People: Non-Paved Fun (#111)

posted on August 28, 2013

Bike People: Western Iowa (#112)

posted on August 28, 2013

Bike People: Holiday and Winter Riding (#113)

posted on August 29, 2013

Reporters' Roundtable

posted on June 14, 2013

Gov. Terry Branstad

posted on June 7, 2013

Iowa Legislative Leaders, Rep. Kraig Paulsen & Sen. Mike Gronstal

posted on May 31, 2013

U.S. Rep. Tom Latham on Immigration and Agriculture

posted on May 24, 2013

Water Quality in Iowa

posted on May 17, 2013

Election Politics in Iowa

posted on May 10, 2013

Sec. Bill Northey, Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa & Mary Cownie

posted on May 3, 2013

Medicaid Expansion in Iowa

posted on April 26, 2013

Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) and David Vaudt, Auditor, State of Iowa

posted on April 19, 2013

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (D-Des Moines) and Doug Gross (R-Des Moines)

posted on April 12, 2013

Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron)

posted on April 5, 2013

Role of Women in Iowa Politics | Legislative Update

posted on March 29, 2013

Economic Development in Iowa

posted on March 22, 2013

Iowa Senate Ways & Means Leadership

posted on March 1, 2013

Education Reform Efforts in Iowa

posted on February 22, 2013

Birthday Monday, September 2, 2013

posted on September 9, 2013

Birthday Monday, September 9, 2013

posted on September 9, 2013

Birthday Monday, September 16, 2013

posted on September 16, 2013

Rep. Loebsack: Farm Bill needs action

posted on September 13, 2013

Rep. Loebsack not focused on 2014 election

posted on September 13, 2013

Rep. Loebsack: No clear Obama doctrine

posted on September 13, 2013

Rep. Loebsack on U.S. action in Syria

posted on September 13, 2013

Rep. Dave Loebsack (D – Iowa City)

posted on September 13, 2013

Wapsipinicon Almanac

posted on September 19, 2013

Birthday Monday, September 23, 2013

posted on September 23, 2013

Sen. Grassley on government shutdown

posted on September 20, 2013

Sen. Grassley says Obama doesn't negotiate with Congress

posted on September 20, 2013

Sen. Grassley says he'll seek re-election

posted on September 20, 2013

U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R)

posted on September 20, 2013

Be a Good Listener!

posted on September 27, 2013

Republican dilemma: Big tent vs. core principles?

posted on September 27, 2013

Iowa Republicans disagree on direction of state party

posted on September 27, 2013

Can Republican Party of Iowa divisions be fixed?

posted on September 27, 2013

A.J. Spiker (R), David Kochel (R), and Steve Scheffler (R)

posted on September 27, 2013

Birthday Monday, September 30, 2013

posted on October 3, 2013

How Iowa's new health insurance exchange works

posted on October 4, 2013

Affordable Care Act will create efficiencies

posted on October 4, 2013

Can healthcare providers handle increased demand?

posted on October 4, 2013

Can football be completely safe and still be football?

posted on October 4, 2013

Doctor says protective gear doesn't prevent concussions

posted on October 4, 2013

At what age should kids start playing tackle football?

posted on October 4, 2013

Affordable Care Act | Nick Gerhart, Dr. Andy McGuire, and Ken Croken

posted on October 4, 2013

Birthday Monday, October 7, 2013

posted on October 6, 2013

2013 World Food Prize

posted on October 8, 2013

Birthday Monday, October 14, 2013

posted on October 14, 2013

Whether the debt ceiling could be challenged in court

posted on October 11, 2013

How Congress used to build coalitions and work across the aisle

posted on October 11, 2013

Happy to be “free men” and the Hastert Rule

posted on October 11, 2013

Money in Congressional Politics

posted on October 11, 2013

The Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge: 100th Anniversary Concert 1891-1991

posted on October 11, 2013

Ongoing Government Shutdown | Jim Leach (R) & Neal Smith (D)

posted on October 11, 2013

Market to Market host Mike Pearson talks to 2013 World Food Prize intern award winners

posted on October 18, 2013

Congressional Voting and Political Positioning

posted on October 18, 2013

Birthday Monday, October 21, 2013

posted on October 22, 2013

Rep. King says it remains to be seen if Sen. Ted Cruz has staying power

posted on October 25, 2013

Rep. King says Rep. Latham should not face primary opponent

posted on October 25, 2013

Rep. King says immigration debate is bad for Republicans

posted on October 25, 2013

Rep. King: I don't think there will be another gov't shutdown

posted on October 25, 2013

U.S. Representative Steve King (R - Kiron)

posted on October 25, 2013

Underwater Adventure!

posted on October 30, 2013

Forest Hike!

posted on October 30, 2013

Deep Space Voyage!

posted on October 30, 2013

Birthday Monday, October 28, 2013

posted on October 31, 2013

Birthday Monday, November 4, 2013

posted on November 4, 2013

Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill sees need to raise gas tax

posted on November 1, 2013

Iowa Ag Sec. Bill Northey on possible gas tax hike

posted on November 1, 2013

Iowa economic impact of not having Farm Bill

posted on November 1, 2013

Iowa impact of farm bill negotiations in Washington D.C.

posted on November 1, 2013

Birthday Monday, November 11, 2013

posted on November 11, 2013

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

posted on November 8, 2013

Uncertainty over Farm Bill's fate leaves Americans in limbo

posted on November 8, 2013

Vilsack says ethanol distribution needs improvement

posted on November 8, 2013

Vilsack says strong renewable fuel standard is needed

posted on November 8, 2013

Vilsack: Rural poverty rate high; Farm Bill could help

posted on November 8, 2013

Vilsack: Many people don't understand SNAP and who benefits

posted on November 8, 2013

Iowa Transportation and Roads

posted on November 15, 2013

Dave Scott: Raising gas tax is logical, fair and should be done

posted on November 15, 2013

Rep. Josh Byrnes: Gas tax hike is conservative solution; politics getting in the way

posted on November 15, 2013

Paul Trombino III: Red dye fuel tax would help farmers get product to market

posted on November 15, 2013

Paul Trombino III: Traffic camera rules necessary for continuity

posted on November 15, 2013

Birthday Monday, November 18, 2013

posted on November 18, 2013

Birthday Monday, November 25, 2013

posted on November 25, 2013

Teen Spotlight #SpokenWordPoetry

posted on November 22, 2013

Treasurer Fitzgerald: Capping IPERS benefits would be good policy

posted on November 22, 2013

Gretchen Tegeler cites potential solutions to shore up public pensions

posted on November 22, 2013

IPERS' Mueller: Iowa ahead of the ball on reforms; Employees share some risk

posted on November 22, 2013

IPERS' Mueller: Government must fund pension commitments, or system will be short

posted on November 22, 2013

Public pension and retirement reforms

posted on November 22, 2013

Teen Spotlight #SpokenWordPoetry | Movement 515, Des Moines

posted on November 22, 2013

Teen Spotlight #SpokenWordPoetry | Iowa Youth Writing Project, Iowa City

posted on November 22, 2013

All-State Music Festival 2013 | America The Beautiful

posted on November 26, 2013

Link: If Hillary runs, she'll campaign aggressively in Iowa

posted on November 27, 2013

Link, Gross on the effect of Obamacare in 2014

posted on November 27, 2013

Gross: Vander Plaats wouldn't necessarily win Senate nomination, if he runs

posted on November 27, 2013

Iowa's ongoing political developments looking toward 2014

posted on November 27, 2013

Birthday Monday, December 2, 2013

posted on December 2, 2013

Teen Spotlight #MusicalTheater (Preview)

posted on December 4, 2013

Peregrine Falcons in the Mississippi River Valley

posted on December 5, 2013

Birthday Monday, December 9, 2013

posted on December 9, 2013

Economists say youth unemployment is a concern

posted on December 13, 2013

Goss: There's an agricultural land price bubble

posted on December 13, 2013

Swenson: Farm Bill negotiations could constrict economy

posted on December 13, 2013

Goss: Minimum wage increase would have negative employment impact

posted on December 13, 2013

Economists say new casinos in the middle of Iowa won't bring in new money

posted on December 13, 2013

Midwestern Economic Conditions and Tax Reform Impact

posted on December 13, 2013

Birthday Monday, December 16, 2013

posted on December 17, 2013

Schweitzer: Public financing of elections could help fix Washington problems

posted on December 19, 2013

Schweitzer: U.S. should leave Afghanistan immediately

posted on December 19, 2013

Schweitzer: Might be right time for female president

posted on December 19, 2013

Fmr. Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D - Montana)

posted on December 26, 2013

U.S. Representative Tom Latham (R-Clive)

posted on December 20, 2013

Latham: Emotional decision, but it's the right time to step aside

posted on December 20, 2013

Latham: Don't expect to endorse candidate in primary

posted on December 20, 2013

Latham on whether he might become a lobbyist: "I have no idea."

posted on December 20, 2013

Birthday Monday, December 23, 2013

posted on December 23, 2013

Teen Spotlight #MusicalTheater

posted on December 23, 2013

Birthday Monday, December 30, 2013

posted on December 30, 2013

45 Years as YOUR Network: A Really Exciting Time | Molly Phillips

posted on December 31, 2013

45 Years as YOUR Network: We Love What We Do | Molly Phillips

posted on December 31, 2013

45 Years as YOUR Network: THE Medium | Dean Borg

posted on December 31, 2013

45 Years as YOUR Network (playlist)

posted on January 2, 2014

Birthday Monday, January 6, 2014

posted on January 2, 2014

Reporters Roundtable

posted on January 3, 2014

Statehouse Minority Leaders disagree on minimum wage increase

posted on January 10, 2014

Statehouse Minority Leaders: Raising gas tax unlikely in 2014

posted on January 10, 2014

Statehouse Minority Leaders: Scrutinize Iowa State Fair finances

posted on January 10, 2014

IA Sen. Bill Dix (R) and Rep. Mark Smith (D)

posted on January 10, 2014

Condition of the State 2014

posted on January 10, 2014

Condition of the State 2014 - Iowa Press Analysis

posted on January 14, 2014

Rep. Kraig Paulsen and Sen. Mike Gronstal

posted on January 15, 2014

Legislative leaders say time is right to re-evaluate ICN and look for opportunities

posted on January 15, 2014

Legislative leaders on the governor's proposed budget

posted on January 15, 2014

Leaders say 85th General Assembly will go down in history for its successes

posted on January 15, 2014

Legislative leaders agree Home Base Iowa program will pass

posted on January 15, 2014

Second Changes: Iowa Drug Offender Shares Her Story

posted on January 16, 2014

Birthday Monday, January 20, 2014

posted on January 18, 2014

45 Years as YOUR Network: Bringing Politics to Living Rooms | Dean Borg

posted on January 23, 2014

45 Years as YOUR Network: Giving a Voice to Rural America | Mike Pearson

posted on January 23, 2014

45 Years as YOUR Network: We Have a Responsibility | Andrew Batt

posted on January 23, 2014

Birthday Monday, January 27, 2014

posted on January 27, 2014

T. Boone Pickens says he lost $200 million in wind energy

posted on January 24, 2014

T. Boone Pickens says he supports any American source of alternative energy, including ethanol

posted on January 24, 2014

T. Boone Pickens: We need a better way to pick presidential candidates

posted on January 24, 2014

T. Boone Pickens: U.S. needs an energy plan

posted on January 24, 2014

T. Boone Pickens

posted on January 24, 2014

Governor Terry E. Branstad

posted on January 31, 2014

Gov. Branstad: Protecting kids more important than protecting Iowa Juvenile Home

posted on January 31, 2014

Gov. Branstad not taking sides on minimum wage debate

posted on January 31, 2014

Branstad on Reynolds: "We're grooming her to be the next governor."

posted on January 31, 2014

Birthday Monday, February 3, 2014

posted on February 3, 2014

Birthday Monday, February 10, 2014

posted on February 10, 2014

Iowa Juvenile Home Discussion

posted on February 7, 2014

Experts address what's next for troubled girls in Iowa. Where should they go?

posted on February 7, 2014

Jane Hudson: Current legislation for Iowa Juvenile Home is a jobs bill

posted on February 7, 2014

Why Iowans should care about the girls served by Iowa Juvenile Home

posted on February 7, 2014

Dave Nagle: Iowa Juvenile Home reports distorted, misunderstood

posted on February 7, 2014

Birthday Monday, January 13, 2014

posted on February 9, 2014

45 Years as YOUR Network: Preparation | Dean Borg

posted on February 10, 2014

45 Years as YOUR Network: Our Future is Bright | Susan Moritz

posted on February 10, 2014

Birthday Monday, February 17, 2014

posted on February 17, 2014

Barta and Pollard say high salaries for coaches are market driven and justified

posted on February 14, 2014

Should college athletes be paid? Barta and Pollard weigh in.

posted on February 14, 2014

Pollard, Barta say they'll continue Cy-Hawk rivalry games as long as possible

posted on February 14, 2014

ICN director says network is undervalued and could expand who/what it serves

posted on February 20, 2014

Sen. Sodders says broadband access is a necessity of life today

posted on February 20, 2014

Is Google competition for Iowa telcos and the ICN?

posted on February 20, 2014

Birthday Monday, February 24, 2014

posted on February 24, 2014

Building a broadband customer base requires educating some Iowans first

posted on February 20, 2014

The Future of Broadband Access in Iowa

posted on February 20, 2014

The Hidden Works of Jay N. “Ding” Darling Displayed at Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum

posted on February 20, 2014

2014 Terrace Hill Piano Competition

posted on February 21, 2014

Norman Borlaug: Journey to Statuary Hall | Preview

posted on February 25, 2014

Gov. Perry: Government shouldn't set minimum wage; it's up to businesses

posted on February 27, 2014

Gov. Perry: Deteriorating vision in left eye is reason for the glasses

posted on February 27, 2014

Gov. Perry: Veto of Arizona bill involving businesses and LGBT people was the right thing

posted on February 27, 2014

Gov. Perry: The people of each state should decide same-sex marriage issue

posted on February 27, 2014

Governor Rick Perry's Political Future

posted on February 27, 2014

Birthday Monday, March 3, 2014

posted on March 1, 2014

Caveman in the Clubhouse | IPTV Kids Clubhouse

posted on March 4, 2014

DANBOT 2000 Hide and Seek Part 1 | IPTV Kids Clubhouse

posted on March 4, 2014

DANBOT 2000 Hide and Seek Part 2 | IPTV Kids Clubhouse

posted on March 4, 2014

Most Interesting Triangle | IPTV Kids Clubhouse

posted on March 5, 2014

Basketball in the Clubhouse | IPTV Kids Clubhouse

posted on March 5, 2014

Birthday Monday, March 10, 2014

posted on March 10, 2014

Birthday Monday, March 17, 2014

posted on March 17, 2014

Paige Greiner, Williamsburg HS | Iowa Girls High School Basketball

posted on March 20, 2014

Haley Lorenzen, Iowa City High | Iowa Girls High School Basketball

posted on March 20, 2014

Birthday Monday, March 24, 2014

posted on March 24, 2014

Steve Lukan: Proceed cautiously in debate over medical marijuana

posted on March 21, 2014

Sen. Joe Bolkcom: There's a way to develop safe, legal access to medical marijuana

posted on March 21, 2014

Steve Gaer on medical marijuana: Don't deny us something we know has helped other people

posted on March 21, 2014

Medical Marijuana

posted on March 21, 2014

Market Plus: Elaine Kub

posted on March 21, 2014

Market to Market (March 21, 2014)

posted on March 21, 2014

Santorum: Families should be able to run businesses consistent with their faith

posted on March 26, 2014

Santorum on Iowa Caucuses: "I don't think there's anything for Iowa to apologize for."

posted on March 26, 2014

Former Senator Rick Santorum Talks Politics

posted on March 26, 2014

Birthday Monday, March 31, 2014

posted on March 31, 2014

Father of the Green Revolution Immortalized in Bronze

posted on March 28, 2014

Market Plus: Alan Brugler

posted on March 28, 2014

Market to Market (March 28, 2014)

posted on March 28, 2014

Birthday Monday, April 7, 2014

posted on April 7, 2014

Vilsack says he's unaware of any secret settlements in his administration

posted on April 4, 2014

Vilsack: "I don't think there's any question that we're on the side of farmers, ranchers and producers."

posted on April 4, 2014

Vilsack says he'd love to work with young people in future

posted on April 4, 2014

Vilsack says farmers understand climate change better than anyone

posted on April 4, 2014

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

posted on April 4, 2014

Reporters Roundtable

posted on April 11, 2014

Birthday Monday, April 14 2014

posted on April 14, 2014

Casinos: Lamberti says commission neutral right now on Greene County casino

posted on April 18, 2014

Casinos: Lambert says Cedar Rapids casino would have destabilized the industry

posted on April 18, 2014

Casinos: Iowa's gaming industry is designed to protect existing facilities

posted on April 18, 2014

Casinos: Goss says any new Iowa casino will cannibalize existing casinos

posted on April 18, 2014

45 Years as YOUR Network: Choices | Dan Wardell

posted on April 18, 2014

45 Years as YOUR Network: TV Power | Dan Wardell

posted on April 18, 2014

45 Years as YOUR Network: Educate | Dan Wardell

posted on April 18, 2014

The Future of Casino Gambling in Iowa

posted on April 18, 2014

Birthday Monday, April 21, 2014

posted on April 20, 2014

Iowa Press Debate: U.S. Senate Republican Primary

posted on April 24, 2014

Freedom from Famine: The Norman Borlaug Story

posted on April 22, 2014

Norman Borlaug: Journey to Statuary Hall

posted on April 22, 2014

Birthday Monday, April 28, 2014

posted on April 28, 2014

Ernst calls for elimination of IRS, Dept. of Education and EPA

posted on April 24, 2014

Jacobs says “Obamacare” will hurt Iowans and result in fewer jobs

posted on April 24, 2014

Schaben says farmers deserve farm subsidies

posted on April 24, 2014

Whitaker: Tax code is larger than the Bible and needs reform

posted on April 24, 2014

Clovis says affirmative action has hurt minorities

posted on April 24, 2014

Gross: Branstad needs to improve his governance of the state

posted on April 25, 2014

Robinson: No Republican U.S. Senate candidate stands out

posted on April 25, 2014

Debate over Republican Party of Iowa leadership

posted on April 25, 2014

Iowa Press U.S. Republican Senate Candidate Debate Recap

posted on April 25, 2014

Market Plus: Tomm Pfitzenmaier

posted on April 25, 2014

Market to Market (April 25, 2014)

posted on April 25, 2014

Birthday Monday, May 5, 2014

posted on May 5, 2014

Senate leadership on Iowa cannabis oil bill

posted on May 2, 2014

Iowa Senate leaders disagree on oversight hearings

posted on May 2, 2014

Gronstal defends bill to end greyhound racing in Council Bluffs

posted on May 2, 2014

Senators Mike Gronstal and Bill Dix

posted on May 2, 2014

Market Plus: Mark Gold

posted on May 2, 2014

Market to Market (May 2, 2014)

posted on May 2, 2014

Birthday Monday, May 12, 2014

posted on May 12, 2014

Sally Mason on University of Iowa's Sexual Assault Incidents

posted on May 9, 2014

Sally Mason on U of Iowa Cannabis Research

posted on May 9, 2014

Sally Mason on Paying Student Athletes

posted on May 9, 2014

Sally Mason on Kinnick Stadium's Pink Locker Room

posted on May 9, 2014

University of Iowa President Sally Mason

posted on May 9, 2014

Birthday Monday, May 19, 2014

posted on May 19, 2014

Knapp on what Iowa does best

posted on May 15, 2014

Estes lobbies for music to be core in education

posted on May 15, 2014

Quinn says the world still needs U.S. leadership

posted on May 15, 2014

Knapp, Estes and Quinn offer advice to graduates

posted on May 15, 2014

Estes, Knapp and Quinn sing Iowa Corn Song

posted on May 15, 2014

The Iowa Award Recipients Quinn, Knapp and Estes

posted on May 15, 2014

Birthday Monday, May 26, 2014

posted on May 26, 2014

Branstad says he'll sign cannabis oil bill

posted on May 23, 2014

Branstad says he's staying out of casino decisions

posted on May 23, 2014

Branstad says he has nothing to hide in DAS investigation

posted on May 23, 2014

Governor Terry E. Branstad

posted on May 23, 2014

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie & Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett

posted on May 30, 2014

Corbett: Mayors support gas tax for infrastructure

posted on May 30, 2014

Cownie: Water quality is a rural-urban partnership

posted on May 30, 2014

Des Moines and Cedar Rapids mayors talk casinos

posted on May 30, 2014

Birthday Monday, June 2, 2014

posted on June 2, 2014

Birthday Monday, June 9, 2014

posted on June 9, 2014

King: Deal for release of American POW a "colossal mistake"

posted on June 6, 2014

King may support someone other than Boehner for Speaker

posted on June 6, 2014

King proposes runoff election instead of nominating convention

posted on June 6, 2014

U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Kiron)

posted on June 6, 2014

Hatch: Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission should consider other criteria for Cedar Rapids casino

posted on June 12, 2014

Hatch responds to ads attacking him on tax returns and conflicts of interest

posted on June 12, 2014

Hatch says Iowa has lost opportunities under Branstad

posted on June 12, 2014

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Senator Jack Hatch

posted on June 12, 2014

Birthday Monday, June 16, 2014

posted on June 16, 2014

Market Plus: Elaine Kub and Walter Hackney

posted on June 13, 2014

Market to Market (June 13, 2014)

posted on June 13, 2014

Birthday Monday, June 23, 2014

posted on June 23, 2014

2014 Elections & Key Races Across Iowa

posted on June 20, 2014

Ag Gag under examination in several states

posted on June 20, 2014

Farmers begin harvest of Oklahoma's smallest wheat crop in more than 50 years

posted on June 20, 2014

Market Plus: Tomm Pfitzenmaier

posted on June 20, 2014

Market to Market (June 20, 2014)

posted on June 20, 2014

Nichols Farms Producing Better Beef

posted on June 27, 2014

Young says he won't push social issues

posted on June 27, 2014

Young: Minimum wage action must be bipartisan

posted on June 27, 2014

Young running as both a Washington insider and an outsider

posted on June 27, 2014

Republican Congressional Candidate David Young

posted on June 27, 2014

Market Plus: Alan Brugler

posted on June 27, 2014

Market to Market (June 27, 2014)

posted on June 27, 2014

Birthday Monday, June 30, 2014

posted on July 1, 2014

Ask the Analysts: What sources of data do you use to analyze the markets?

posted on July 22, 2014

Birthday Monday, July 7, 2014

posted on July 7, 2014

Reporters Roundtable

posted on July 3, 2014

Entrepreneurs Combine Land and Lake for Value-Added Agriculture

posted on July 1, 2014

Month of rain ends, mess remains in Corn Belt

posted on July 3, 2014

Market Plus: Don Roose

posted on July 3, 2014

Market to Market (July 4, 2014)

posted on July 3, 2014

Birthday Monday, July 14, 2014

posted on July 14, 2014

Ask the Analysts: How are commodity markets regulated?

posted on July 22, 2014

Ask the Analysts: What chance does a single investor have against high-frequency trading?

posted on July 22, 2014

Ask the Analysts: What commodity would you recommend to a new trader?

posted on July 22, 2014

Ask the Analysts: What factors influence the price of a commodity?

posted on July 22, 2014

Ask the Analysts: How do different commodities interact with and influence one another?

posted on July 22, 2014

Ask the Analysts: How did you get started in commodity market analysis?

posted on July 22, 2014

Ask the Analysts: How can someone get started in commodity trading?

posted on July 22, 2014

Ask the Analysts: What does a new producer or trader need to know about commodity markets?

posted on July 22, 2014

Ask the Analysts: What are risks and benefits to commodity trading?

posted on July 22, 2014

Mowrer says King is partly responsible for immigration problems

posted on July 11, 2014

Mowrer says King is hypocritical in supporting Renewable Fuel Standard

posted on July 11, 2014

Mowrer says he'd probably be bankrupt without Obamacare

posted on July 11, 2014

Congressional Candidate Jim Mowrer

posted on July 11, 2014

Measures Taken to Slow Spread of PED Virus

posted on July 11, 2014

Market Plus: Darin Newsom

posted on July 11, 2014

Market to Market (July 11, 2014)

posted on July 11, 2014

Birthday Monday, July 21, 2014

posted on July 21, 2014

Birthday Monday, July 28, 2014

posted on July 28, 2014

Kochel, Link discuss negative TV ads against Ernst

posted on July 18, 2014

Link, Kochel discuss negative TV ads against Braley

posted on July 18, 2014

Kochel, Link agree U.S. Senate race will be a nail-biter

posted on July 18, 2014

Photographer Focuses on Female Farmers

posted on July 18, 2014

Political Strategists David Kochel & Jeff Link

posted on July 18, 2014

Market Plus: Sue Martin

posted on July 18, 2014

Market to Market (July 18, 2014)

posted on July 18, 2014

Innovative Software Helps in the Classroom and the Field

posted on July 25, 2014

Market Plus: Dan Hueber

posted on July 25, 2014

Market to Market (July 25, 2014)

posted on July 25, 2014

Iowa Press Governor Debate

posted on July 28, 2014

Market to Market: LIVE from the Fair (August 15, 2014)

posted on July 30, 2014

Birthday Monday, August 4, 2014

posted on August 4, 2014

Market Plus: Virgil Robinson

posted on August 1, 2014

Market to Market (August 1, 2014)

posted on August 1, 2014

Market to Market (August 8, 2014)

posted on August 9, 2014

Market Plus: Mark Gold

posted on August 8, 2014

Birthday Monday, August 11, 2014

posted on August 18, 2014

Birthday Monday, August 18, 2014

posted on August 18, 2014

Iowa Press U.S. Congress Second District Debate

posted on August 20, 2014

Birthday Monday, August 25, 2014

posted on August 25, 2014

Former Senator Jim Webb (D-Virginia)

posted on August 22, 2014

Webb on the recent uprising in Ferguson, Missouri

posted on August 22, 2014

Webb: We do not belong as an occupying power in Iraq

posted on August 22, 2014

Webb: There's time to discuss Hillary Clinton's record

posted on August 22, 2014

Birthday Monday, September 1, 2014

posted on September 1, 2014

Iowa Press U.S. Congress Third District Debate

posted on September 4, 2014

Birthday Monday, September 8, 2014

posted on September 8, 2014

Iowa Democratic and Republican Party Chairs

posted on September 5, 2014

Brennan: Harkin Steak Fry won't be Clinton campaign kickoff

posted on September 5, 2014

Farming brothers turn fame into ag-vocacy for industry

posted on September 5, 2014

Market Plus: Don Roose

posted on September 5, 2014

Market to Market (September 5, 2014)

posted on September 5, 2014

Royal-sized Celebration for Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

posted on September 5, 2014

Birthday Monday, September 15, 2014

posted on September 15, 2014

Market Plus: Tomm Pfitzenmaier

posted on September 12, 2014

Market to Market (September 12, 2014)

posted on September 12, 2014

Honeybees Endure the Sting of Colony Collapse Disorder

posted on September 17, 2014

Birthday Monday, September 22, 2014

posted on September 22, 2014

Whiskey Maker Takes Shot at Value-Added Agriculture

posted on September 12, 2014

Market to Market (September 19, 2014)

posted on September 19, 2014

Market Plus: Ted Seifried

posted on September 18, 2014

Birthday Monday, September 29, 2014

posted on September 29, 2014

Livestock Auctioneers Witness Shift to Online Auction Hybrids

posted on September 26, 2014

Market Plus: Elaine Kub

posted on September 26, 2014

Market to Market (September 26, 2014)

posted on September 26, 2014

Birthday Monday, October 6, 2014

posted on October 6, 2014

Market Plus: John Roach

posted on October 3, 2014

"Field of Dreams" Film Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

posted on October 10, 2014

Birthday Monday, October 13, 2014

posted on October 22, 2014

Market Plus: Virgil Robinson

posted on October 24, 2014

Market to Market (October 24, 2014)

posted on October 24, 2014

Market to Market: The New Millenium

posted on October 24, 2014

#IPTVMarket VoW: Drones on the ground and in the air

posted on October 29, 2014

Birthday Monday, October 20, 2014

posted on October 29, 2014

Birthday Monday, October 27, 2014

posted on October 29, 2014

Drones Poised to Elevate Agricultural Efficiency

posted on October 31, 2014

Market to Market (October 31, 2014)

posted on October 31, 2014

Market Plus: Naomi Blohm

posted on October 31, 2014

#IPTVMarket VoW: Unloading Cattle

posted on November 5, 2014

Market to Market (November 07, 2014)

posted on November 7, 2014

Market Plus: Mark Gold

posted on November 7, 2014

Western Ranchers, Communities Worry about Grouse Declaration

posted on November 7, 2014

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day

posted on November 7, 2014

Birthday Monday, November 17, 2014

posted on November 14, 2014

Market Plus: Elaine Kub and Walt Hackney

posted on November 14, 2014

Market to Market (November 14, 2014)

posted on November 14, 2014

#IPTVMarket VoW: Mike Pearson

posted on November 19, 2014

Birthday Monday, November 24, 2014

posted on November 21, 2014

Lame Duck Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

posted on November 21, 2014

Market Plus: Don Roose

posted on November 21, 2014

Birthday Monday, December 1, 2014

posted on December 1, 2014

Birthday Monday, December 8, 2014

posted on December 11, 2014

Market Plus: Sue Martin

posted on December 12, 2014

Market to Market (December 12, 2014)

posted on December 12, 2014

Birthday Monday, December 15, 2014

posted on December 15, 2014

#IPTVMarket VoW: Wheat Harvest

posted on December 17, 2014

Market to Market (December 19, 2014)

posted on December 19, 2014

Market Plus: Darin Newsom

posted on December 19, 2014

Farmers donate Harvest to a good cause

posted on December 19, 2014

Birthday Monday, December 22, 2014

posted on December 22, 2014

Philip Glass: The 21st Century Concert Experience

posted on December 22, 2014

Birthday Monday, December 29, 2014

posted on December 29, 2014

Birthday Monday, January 5, 2015

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Birthday Monday, January 12, 2015

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Birthday Monday, January 19, 2015

posted on January 18, 2015

The President Speaks on Promoting Community Broadband

posted on January 13, 2015

Birthday Monday, January 26, 2015

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Birthday Monday, February 2, 2015

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Birthday Monday, February 9, 2015

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Birthday Monday, February 16, 2015

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Birthday Monday, February 23, 2015

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Birthday Monday, March 2, 2015

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Birthday Monday, March 9, 2015

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Birthday Monday, March 16, 2015

posted on March 16, 2015

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Event - Johnston

posted on March 18, 2015

2015 IPTV KIDS Clubhouse Awards!

posted on March 18, 2015

Birthday Monday, March 23, 2015

posted on March 22, 2015

Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Genetic Basics

posted on March 26, 2015

Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Genetic Engineering Methods

posted on March 26, 2015

Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Uses for Genetic Engineering

posted on March 26, 2015

Birthday Monday, March 30, 2015

posted on March 29, 2015

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Event - Carroll

posted on March 27, 2015

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies Event - Iowa City

posted on March 30, 2015

Birthday Monday, April 6, 2015

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Birthday Monday, April 13, 2015

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Birthday Monday, October 12, 2015

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2015 World Food Prize

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Birthday Monday, October 19, 2015

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Condition of the State 2016

posted on January 11, 2016

What have we learned from looking at schools that have been able to educate ALL their students well? Do they really have practices that work with those 'hard to reach students?' Ray and Larry share what they have learned from high-performing schools from around the country.


How do we create a new education system when we cannot envision it? How can we be innovative and develop new programs and services when faced with policy restrictions, extensive regulations and severe budget constraints? Where does innovation begin? These are just a few of the dilemmas we face in education. Ray shares 5 new leadership lessons.


For many students, their experience of high school is one of anonymity. For many high school educators, their professional community lacks shared purpose and identity, mutual respect, trust, and collaboration. We can't hope to improve student achievement, decrease disciplinary problems, or increase retention unless we can improve the quality of relationships in our high schools. The goal of a Smart and Good High School is to help all stakeholders (faculty and staff, students, parents and the wider community) to develop an Ethical Learning Community where all are supported and challenged to do their best work (performance character) and be their best ethical self (moral character). Learn foundational strategies from a national research report for making character and culture a pathway to “rigor, relevance and relationships.”


This presentation describes the dynamic nature of student aspirations and discusses eight conditions in schools that affect aspirations. Dr. Russell Quaglia shares the conditions that need to be in place so that all students, regardless of age or background, can reach their fullest potential. His findings have implications for how schools are organized, the role of educators, and how we access students. The presentation also describes how student aspirations can be used proactively in initiatives designed to increase academic standards and in the overall development of healthy, productive citizens.


Wade and Heather Wintermeyer are from Jamestown, North Dakota, where Wade is a cook, and Heather is a hostess at the local Perkins Restaurant. They have been married for three years. At the National Special Olympics, Heather, 27, will compete in volleyball.

Since April, she has been playing on a team and she also practices with the local high school squad. To help sharpen her game, Heather’s coaches have been working with her on setting, bumping, spiking, and blocking. She runs in her spare time, and always tries to eat healthy. Heather also has competed in figure skating, traveling to Japan for an international event. She has two brothers and two sisters. She loves to email her friends, play as many sports as possible, and she also collects pins. At the National Games, Heather is looking forward to seeing old friends she’s met at the World Games, and also making some new ones. She wants to make first-time participants feel welcome and encourage them to continue participating in athletics. For her team, she looks forward to winning gold, but says they’re all stars because they’ve had the chance to participate.

An avid biker, when Heather was young doctors told her that she might never ride a bike. “I guess I showed them,” she says. Heather says she doesn’t let her handicap stand in her way. She learned how to drive a car, manage her own home and balance her checkbook. “The things that other people do in life,” she says. Her dream is to talk to athletes in different states about participating in Special Olympics. She feels Special Olympics is like a family. “It’s ok if you don’t get the ball over the net or if you can’t run fast. What is important is that you try your best and become the best you can be.” She would like to go to college where she’d study Special Education. Eventually Heather would like to coach a Special Olympics team.

Wade, who is 30 years old, will compete in basketball at the National Games. He has been training twice a week for the last four months, concentrating on shooting, dribbling and free throws. Wade also runs relays and throws the shot put. He hopes his team does its best at the Nationals and that they all have fun. When he’s not competing at the games, Wade will be cheering on all the other athletes. At home he likes to fish, ride his bike and play videogames. His favorite person is Jim Kleinsasser, a Minnesota football player who, once a year, attends a local fund raising dinner where he talks about football and helps the group raise money to keep its program going. Wade especially likes it when Jim tells them that they can do anything they want if they put their minds to it. Wade’s dream is to one day play professional basketball, or to go to college and become a coach.

Matt Jacobson, as profiled by Jennifer Matoney of South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

Matt Jacobson, 20, is a swimmer from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is a student at Community Campus and works at Triple Play Sports Cards. Matt will be swimming at The National Games, but also has competed in power lifting and shot put. He has been training for the last eight months, one-on-one three times a week for 45 minutes a day, in addition to group practice with other Special Olympians. His goal at Ames is to swim his hardest, record his best time, and to have fun. Matt says his heroes are his brothers, Andy and Mike, who will be competing at the games in Unified Softball. Matt’s dream is to work at a fitness center.

Merle Cooney, as profiled by Frederica Freyberg of Wisconsin Public Television.

Merle Cooney has been competing in Special Olympics in the state of Wisconsin since he was 9. The 27-year-old softball player from Stevens Point has recently qualified for Team Wisconsin. He is one of only 15 athletes who were chosen from the 100 that tried out. Team Wisconsin will be competing for the gold medal at this summer’s 2006 Special Olympics USA National Games in Ames, Iowa. Merle is grill chef at a local restaurant. Every other year, he buys himself a new car, and has even saved enough to buy his own house. And when he’s not playing softball, he’s working out in the gym. Merle has won three medals for weight lifting. Merle says his inspiration for playing baseball came inadvertently from his high school baseball coach. “He said I’d have to sit on the bench ‘cause he liked to win.”

Kip and Tyson Neubauer, as profiled by Judy Blank of Iowa Public Television.

For nearly three decades the Neubauer family has participated in Special Olympics. Brothers, Kip, 36, and Tyson, 26, began competing as soon as they each turned eight-years-old. Their parents, Bonnie and Herb, have volunteered as coaches and even started a Special Olympics program for disabled people in their home town area of Clear Creek Amana, Iowa.

Comfortable in the spotlight, Kip and Tyson have served as poster boys for the Kansas City Royals and have met famous sports figures and political leaders. Adding to their roster of accomplishments the brothers competed in Motor Activities Training Program events at the national games.


Kim Frey competed in bowling at the 2006 USA Special Olympics.
Nate Tanderup competed in weight lifting at the 2006 USA Special Olympics.

Check out some West Des Moines junior high students brushing up on their Spanish skills over the summer at the Aventuras Summer Spanish Camp. West Des Moines offers Spanish at every grade level, except seventh, so a little summer adventure also means a creative solution to help students transition back into the foreign language.


We can't seem to get enough of them-our cell phones, pagers and the Internet. But mixing bullying with communication devices is creating a wireless web of problems for students, teachers and administrators. Check out some ways you can protect yourself from cyberbullying.


You might not be old enough to vote, but you can still make a difference! Learn by the example of this state-wide group of teens that wants legislators to take a stand against tobacco. 


Join the hunt for fruits and vegetables!


Stay healthy! Play longer! Grow stronger!


Start your day with eatable art!


Candy or carrots. Apples or worms. Take the snack challenge!


Take a ride with Dan on the Grain Train!


Look around! Healthy Heroes are everywhere!


Pick a portion right for you!


Enjoy the wide open world of outdoor exercise!



Dan Kaercher enjoys authentic soul food at Army and Lou's in Chicago, Ilinois.

Dan Kaercher visits Millennium Park, science and art museums and Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.


Dan Kaercher visits Rick Bayless' Frontera Grill in Chicago, IL.
Dan Kaercher experiences Asian fusion at Red Light in Chicago, Ilinois.
Dan Kaercher visits the Taste of Chicago food festival.
Dan Kaercher visits Amish Acres in Nappanee, Indiana.
Dan Kaercher tries a new approach to Mexican food at the Gutierrez Restaurant and Bar in Salina, Kansas.

Dan Kaercher gets in touch with his inner cowboy at the Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper in Benton, Kansas.


Dan Kaercher gets a handle on wheat at the Stafford Hills Flour Mills Company in Hudson, Kansas.


Dan Kaercher visits the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Michigan, where horses take the place of cars.


Dan Kaercher visits a gourmet restaurant in the middle of Amish country -- Checkerberry Inn in Goshen, Indiana.
Dan Kaercher delves into a traditional Amish diet at the Dutch Kitchen in Nappanee, Indiana.

Dan Kaercher visits Living History Farms, which recreates the historical past in Des Moines, IA.


Dan Kaercher experiences "fancy comfort food" at Tapawingo in Ellsworth, Michigan.

Dan Kaercher visits the Burntside Lodge in Ely, Minnesota.


Dan Kaercher discusses the cultural and personal impact of the wild rice that grows at the Fond Du Lac Reservation in Cloquet, Minnesota.


Dan Kaercher visits Pickwick in Duluth, Minnesota.

Dan Kaercher visits Saint Louis, Missouri to see the Gateway Arch and Forest Park, which housed the 1904 World's Fair.


Dan Kaercher picks up black walnuts at the Hammons Products Company, Stockton, Missouri.


Dan Kaercher learns the secrets of good barbecue at Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue in Kansas City, Missouri.

Dan Kaercher learns about the history of southern Missouri cuisine at Silver Dollar City near Branson, Missouri.


Dan's putting the finishing touches on the story he's created for story time! He had hoped that he might be able to add some music to the story, but as you'll see in this video, he's having some troubles with his guitar!


While recording new Healthy Minutes segments, Dan has some trouble trying to say a line.


"My backyard is being invaded by space aliens!" That's what Dan Wardell thought when he found four alien space pods in his backyard!


As you all know, Dan Wardell loves using his imagination! He also really loves reading comic books! He tried writing a comic book but only finished the pictures! While he was at Findley Elementary in Des Moines, he had a chance to ask some of the teachers what they thought was happening in his comic. Take a look at what they had to say!


As you all know, Dan Wardell loves using his imagination! He also really loves reading comic books! He tried writing a comic book but only finished the pictures! While he was at Monroe Elementary in Des Moines, he had a chance to ask some of the teachers what they thought was happening in his comic. Take a look at what they had to say!


Dan Kaercher visits the Maple River Winery in Casselton, North Dakota.


Dan Kaercher discovers the secrets of sugar beets at Mauch Farm in Mooreton, North Dakota.


Dan Kaercher takes in the gourmet cuisine at the French Cafe in Omaha, Nebraska.
Dan Kaercher savors the beef at Omaha Steaks in Omaha, Nebraska.

Dan Kaercher visits the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.


Dan Kaercher samples the legendary ice cream at Graeter's in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dan Kaercher relishes the ribs at the Montgomery Inn at the Boathouse in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dan Kaercher visits Skyline Chili in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Dan Kaercher visits one of the few remaining Corn Palaces located in Mitchell, South Dakota.


Dan Kaercher experiences the fine cuisine at Minervas in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.


Dan Kaercher meets and eats buffalo at the working farm and bed and breakfast at Possibility Farms in Carpenter, South Dakota.


Dan Kaercher visits the Dane County Farmers' Market in Madison, Wisconsin.
Dan Kaercher visits with regulars at Schwarz's Supper Club in St. Anna, Wisconsin.
Dan Kaercher gets up close and personal with cranberries at the Wetherby Cranberry Company in Warrens, Wisconsin.

Dan Kaercher visits Bagg Bonanza Farm in Mooreton, North Dakota.


Red shows a new idea to keep the TV remote away from the wife.
Red plays a trivia game with Mike.
Red goes camping.
Red shares some ideas about the perfect parking spot.
Red demonstrates his version of the pop-up camper.
Red creates a new way to wash the outside windows.
Red has a photo shoot.
Red improves the swiss army knife for camping.

Dan Wardell, friend of people and spiders everywhere, shows kids how to make their very own sock spider. No webbing needed!

Supplies: Clean Black Sock, Four Pipe Cleaners, Two Googly Eyes, Tape


Anne Shimerdla from the Blank Park Zoo brings an alligator into the IPTV Kids Clubhouse and then shows Dan Wardell how to make his own pretend alligator.

Supplies: Two Clothespins, Two Pipe Cleaners, Crayons or Markers


Some people think that socks are stinky and gross, but in this Dantastic You Do, Dan Wardell shows kids just how much fun socks can be.

Supplies: Two Different Colored Socks, Ten Pieces of Construction Paper, Crayons or Markers, Safety Scissors


Lewis Major from Polk County Conservation brings a hissing cockroach into the IPTV Kids Clubhouse and then shows Dan Wardell how to make a pretend buzzing bug.

Supplies: Yarn, A Popsicle Stick, A Jumbo Rubber Band, A Stapler, Safety Scissors, Crayons or Markers, Two Pencil Erasers, A Note Card


With a chair and some imagination you can go anywhere! Dan Wardell takes kids on a canoe ride, horse ride and a most amazing roller coaster ride!

Supplies: Your Imagination


Adventure on the high seas await you as Dan Wardell, self-appointed sea captain, shows kids how to make a cool boat. Will his boat float?

Supplies: Cardboard, Crayons or Markers, A Bowl of Water, Pennies


In the days of castles and kings, knights used shields to protect them in battle! Today, in the IPTV Kids Clubhouse, Dan Wardell is going to show kids how to make their very own shield, complete with a dragon, lion or skunk. That's right, a skunk!

Supplies: Cardboard, Crayons or Markers, Construction Paper, Safety Scissors, Glue or Tape


Chef Dan Wardell spares no ingredients when he shows kids how to make pretend pizzas. His secret ingredients? Lots of pepperoni and lots of anchovies!

Supplies: Crayons or Markers, Construction Paper, Safety Scissors, Glue or Tape


Lewis Major, from Polk County Conservation, returns to the IPTV Kids Clubhouse with a feathered friend, an owl! Then, Lewis shows Dan Wardell just how tough it would be to be a bird!

Supplies: Your Imagination


Anne Shimerdla from Blank Park Zoo returns to the IPTV Kids Clubhouse and brings along a bat! Anne then shows Dan Wardell how to make a bat of his very own.

Supplies: Crayons or Markers, Brown Construction Paper, A Pencil or Dowel, Safety Scissors, Tape


THE WAR, a seven-part series directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history — a worldwide catastrophe that touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America — and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives.

Throughout the series, the indelible experience of combat is brought vividly to life as veterans describe what it was like to fight and kill and see men die at places like Monte Cassino and Anzio and Omaha Beach; the Hürtgen Forest and the Vosges Mountains and the Ardennes; and on the other side of the world at Guadalcanal and Tarawa and Saipan; Peleliu and the Philippine Sea and Okinawa. In all of the battle scenes, dramatic historical footage and photographs are combined with extraordinarily realistic sound effects to give the film a terrifying, visceral immediacy.


What does it mean when you laminate something? Will laminated items survive a nuclear blast? What are the weirdest things that you can laminate? Find out with Dan Wardell and Diane, The Laminator!

Dan's great friend Diane, The Laminator, helped him laminate his props for the Reading Road Trip. Diane works across the street from IPTV and often helps teachers make signs for their classrooms. Today she helped Dan!


One of the most often asked questions Dan Wardell gets when he's out and about is if he has always been so silly. Believe me, the answer is YES!

As an added bonus, today Dan included a fun video that he and his friends made back when he was in high school. As you can see, he's always liked being silly and making videos.


Some of Dan Wardell's favorite parts of DVDs are the awesome behind-the-scenes extras they include with the movie! Although Dan's Reading Road Trip isn't a movie, he thought he would put together this behind-the-scenes extra movie to show you how Dan puts together a story.

Don't stick your head in the ferret barrel!


Dan Wardell from the IPTV Kids Clubhouse and Lewis Major from Polk County Conservation learn all about the exciting adventures bees have!


Dan Wardell's great friend Grace shares her favorite Berenstain Bears book with him! There's a dragon kite (Dan's favorite!) and lots of rhyming!


Luckily for Dan Wardell, he has friends like Rachel who he met last week on his Reading Road Trip. Rachel is skilled in the art of making animal noises. Here is some of her finest work!


Dan Wardell visits the local bait shop to adopt Crawdog and The Lawyer. Although crawdads don't do a lot of exciting things, Dan takes them on an imagination adventure!


Dan Wardell's great friend Noel shares a wonderful poem all about reading!


Kay Marner from the Ames Public Library shares the exciting origin of Smyles the Super Sleuth!


Mark Fenton, host of the PBS show "America's Walking," is an entertaining, persuasive, and knowledgeable walking advocate, and one the nation's foremost experts on its favorite exercise. This presentation addresses walking for fitness and weight loss, the additional benefits of walking for students, teachers, and communities, tips for walkable communities, and safe routes.

This entertaining and informative presentation is of great value to Lighten Up Iowa teams, Safe Routes to School grant recipients (and applicants), all teachers but especially P.E. and health, Great Places coordinators, and city planners.

Originally recorded on April 24th, 2007, this program was supported by IPTV, the ICN, and Lighten Up Iowa.


Dan Wardell's great friend Maren shares her favorite Junie B. Jones book with him!


Dan Wardell's excellent friend Elyse shares some great pet advice for future pet owners!


Seth shares his favorite summertime activities with Dan Wardell.


Dan Wardell's great friend Molly shares her thoughts regarding one of her favorite parts of summer reading - the prizes!


If you've been to one of Dan Wardell's story times, you might think he drinks a lot of coffee to get all that energy! He doesn't actually drink coffee, but he did pretend to be a coffee-drinking blob once in high school! Here's the video.


Dan Wardell's great friend Julia shares her favorite book with him!


Dan Wardell's great friend Christopher shares his favorite book with him!


Dan Wardell does a phone interview with a family of IPTV viewers!


Dan Wardell's great friend Maggie reviews her favorite book and also explains the difference between a chapter book and a picture book.


Dan Wardell encounters a library full of kids who just love to GET A CLUE!


Dan Wardell's great friend Katelyn talks about her favorite book, The Cat in the Hat!


Dan Wardell's great friend Molly invites kids everywhere to eat their colors!


Dan Wardell imagines what a "Dan Wardell" action figure might look like.


While away at Business Horizons camp, Dan Wardell asked his students to share a word that starts with the Letter D!


While away at Business Horizons camp, Dan Wardell's students create an imaginary invention called the Power Shower.


When Dan Wardell made a mistake on IPTV, Elizabeth noticed!


What happens when you combine an Iowa winter, tin foil, and Dan Wardell's imagination? Find out as the high school video vault opens for another Dan Wardell blast from the past!


Dan Wardell's great friend Jeanne teaches kids about fire safety!


Dan Wardell's great friend Curt talks about his favorite book, Henry and Mudge!


Eating a variety of foods every day is fun!


Made with 100% fruit juice and 100% Dan Wardell!


Healthy Minutes helps you encourage positive health choices, good nutritional practices, personal safety, good decision making, and many other important skills with your kids.

Calcium Clues: A calcium adventure with Ms. Teeth and Mr. Bones!
READ IT

The Milk Makers

by Gail Gibbons

You probably drink milk at almost every meal. But have you ever wondered where it comes from? After a cow is milked, there are still many steps the milk must go through before it reaches you. You'll be surprised to find how many other things you eat and drink also come from milk.

It Looked Like Spilt Milk

by Charles G. Shaw

Is it a rabbit, a bird, or just spilt milk? Pictures of white silhouettes change on each page. You can guess what each picture is and find the answer at the end. See for yourself, the pictures in this book tell the story.

The Skeleton Inside You

by Philip Balestrino, Illustrated by True Kelley

Your skeleton helps you leap, somersault, and touch your toes. Without a healthy skeleton, you would be as floppy as a beanbag! There are over 200 bones living and growing inside you that make up your skeleton.

Find more great books at your local public library!

DO IT

Cow Bop Game

Use Bo to "bop" the calcium-rich foods. Set a goal for the right amount of calcium for your growing body, then "bop" the right foods to earn enough calcium for you!
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/milk/kids/game2.cfm

Moo Milk

Check out the games and quiz at Moo Milk.
http://www.moomilk.com

The Story of Milk

Take this virtual tour and learn the story of how milk is produced in the cow and the journey it takes to your dinner table.
http://www.moomilk.com/virtual-tour

VIEW IT

Ready To Learn: The Learning Triangle

The Learning Triangle is used to teach children skills and concepts using PBS KIDS programs, books, and activities. Engage children in theme-related activities in any order and at any time. Use the Learning Triangle to point out the connections between what they VIEW, the book they READ, and the activity they DO. The repetition and variety of media used will reinforce the concepts and skills with children. As they explore a theme, children begin to construct their own understanding of it and learn in a deeper and more personal way. Learn more...



Healthy Minutes helps you encourage positive health choices, good nutritional practices, personal safety, good decision making, and many other important skills with your kids.

Scrub-a-Yum-Yum: Wash your dog! Wash your car! Wash your food!
READ IT

Germs! Germs! Germs!

by Bobbi Katz (Author), Steve Bjorkman (Illustrator)

The germs, shown as colorful, hyperactive monsters, explain that they live everywhere but look for a spot where they can spread disease. Soon they're searching in someone's mouth, crying, "Give us someplace dark and damp. What a perfect place to camp!"

Those Mean Nasty Dirty Downright Disgusting but... Invisible Germs

by Judy Anne Rice

Germs can make you sick! And they are everywhere! Even if you can't see them! Making a habit of washing those germs away from your hands and body will help keep you healthy!

Find more great books at your local public library!

DO IT

USDA Food Safety Mobile Coloring Book

The Food Safety Mobile is traveling coast to coast reaching and teaching us about the importance of keeping food safe. You can help by coloring these four messengers: Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill.
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/PDF/Mobile_Coloring_Book.pdf

USDA Food Safety Mobile Game

Hey! Hop on! The Food Safety Mobile is about to take a ride through safe food park. The food inspectors make sure that meat, poultry, and egg products are safe to eat. But there's an invisible enemy always ready to strike. The more you know, the better you'll be able to Fight BAC!
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OA/foodsafetymobile/mobilegame.swf

Food Detectives Fight BAC!

Fight BAC! by keeping things clean, cooking and chilling food properly, and separating raw meat from foods that are ready to eat or wont be cooked before eating.
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Ready To Learn: The Learning Triangle

The Learning Triangle is used to teach children skills and concepts using PBS KIDS programs, books, and activities. Engage children in theme-related activities in any order and at any time. Use the Learning Triangle to point out the connections between what they VIEW, the book they READ, and the activity they DO. The repetition and variety of media used will reinforce the concepts and skills with children. As they explore a theme, children begin to construct their own understanding of it and learn in a deeper and more personal way. Learn more...



Healthy Minutes helps you encourage positive health choices, good nutritional practices, personal safety, good decision making, and many other important skills with your kids.

Protein Power: The power of protein makes us strong!
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A Passion for Protein

by Kristin Petrie

A Passion for Proteins describes the importance of proteins in the human body, types of foods that provide this nutrient, and how the body uses proteins.

Animal Snackers

by Betsy Lewin

We all know that animals never eat at tables, and they don't eat the same treats as we do, but where and what do animals eat? Well, tick birds eat on the backs of rhinos. And platypuses? Do you know what porcupines eat?

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Combo Kitchen

Choose the dish that contains food from more than one food group; these are called "Combination Foods." Choosing combination foods is a great way to be sure you're getting important nutrients from all food groups.
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Dining Decisions

A healthy body needs nutrients (like vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates) for growth, development, energy, and running all of our body systems. ThTo be your healthiest, and to look and feel your best, you need to give your body the right kinds and amounts of fuel.
http://www.bam.gov/sub_foodnutrition/diningdecisions.html

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Ready To Learn: The Learning Triangle

The Learning Triangle is used to teach children skills and concepts using PBS KIDS programs, books, and activities. Engage children in theme-related activities in any order and at any time. Use the Learning Triangle to point out the connections between what they VIEW, the book they READ, and the activity they DO. The repetition and variety of media used will reinforce the concepts and skills with children. As they explore a theme, children begin to construct their own understanding of it and learn in a deeper and more personal way. Learn more...



Healthy Minutes helps you encourage positive health choices, good nutritional practices, personal safety, good decision making, and many other important skills with your kids.

Exercise Every day: Take a walk. Play outside. Have fun!
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The Race Against Junk Food: Snak Posse

by Anthony Buono, Roy Nemerson & Brian Silberman Illustrations by Denny Fincke HCOM Inc.

A fun filled adventure introducing the Snak Posse (Super Nutritionally Active Kids.) These vegi-people get are excited about living healthy through fun and entertainment. Read how Tommy and the Snak Posse win the race against junk food!

Tumble Bumble

by Felicia Bond

When a tiny bug decides to go for a walk, anything can happen! He might meet a cat, a crocodile, a pig, or even a bee to dance and play with, and that means more friends for everyone! Ant believes that the more friends he gathers together, the merrier he will be. He greets each of his unusual friends and they all tumble, stumble, bounce and bump through the story.

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Activity Cards

Is there an activity that you want to learn more about? Are you trying to find a new activity to try? Learn about dozens of activities including the rules of the game, what you need to wear, what parts of the body you are working.

Activity Calendar

Create your very own personalized calendar of your favorite activities. Your fitness plan can include an activity and specify a length of time for each day.

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Ready To Learn: The Learning Triangle

The Learning Triangle is used to teach children skills and concepts using PBS KIDS programs, books, and activities. Engage children in theme-related activities in any order and at any time. Use the Learning Triangle to point out the connections between what they VIEW, the book they READ, and the activity they DO. The repetition and variety of media used will reinforce the concepts and skills with children. As they explore a theme, children begin to construct their own understanding of it and learn in a deeper and more personal way. Learn more...


One year after the nation's largest immigration raid hit home in Marshalltown, Iowa, how is the community dealing with the fallout?


What do you get when you combine miles of beaches, great fishing, swimming and boating all on 15,000 acres of water? It’s the Iowa Great Lakes. And it’s one of the state’s top water playgrounds. Dan Kaercher, host of Best of Iowa, has vacationed here for many summers and gives viewers a knowledgeable and exciting view of this beautiful area.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Van Buren County in southeast Iowa has no stop lights and no large retail chain stores. The Villages of Van Buren County are 12 historic communities known for their charm and character. From Main Street diners to bed and breakfasts to historic architecture, these villages offer visitors a chance to enjoy Iowa life off the beaten path.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Rita Martens, a consultant for teaching and learning services with the Iowa Department of Education, describes Iowa Model Core Curriculum and the units that have been created to support understanding of Iowa Model Core Curriculum.


Becky Hawbaker, a special education teacher at Price Lab School, describes differentiation in the Iowa Core Curriculum example units.


Corning, IA flood. June 2008

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Boone, Iowa New Highway 30 on June 1, 2008

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Floods in Ames Iowa on May 30th 2008

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Video of the spillway at Coralville on June 6, 2008

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UPDATE: At about 8:30 pm on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008, the water behind the spillway spilled over. This will add to the already major flooding in Iowa City.

A video of the Iowa City Spillway on Sunday, June 8th, 2008. The water was very high and only 1-2 feet from spilling over, which would cause major flooding in Iowa City. It's expected to spill over on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008. The spillway only has spilled over once before, and that was in the Flood of 1993, which occured all over the midwest. The flood was said to be "the 100 year flood", but this year is expected to be worse for Iowa City than 1993. In the video, you can see how high the water was in 1993 at 0:21. The water went up to the blue squiggly line on the sign. At the end, you can see some severe weather moving in to the north.

(via roachcock22 on YouTube)

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Waterloo Iowa 2008 Flood
June 10 - 11 2008
Downtown Flooding

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Historic flooding of Cedar Rapids Iowa in 2008.

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Rock Glen Area of Mason City, Iowa

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This is raw footage from the Floods in Cedar Falls Iowa.

(via producerem10 on YouTube)

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Updated photos of Cedar Rapids flood taken on June 11, 2008.

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Flooding south of Martensdale

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Flooding west of Hudson.

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Decorah Iowa flood 2008 near highway 52 bridge (via RCFLYER83 on YouTube)

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Timelapse from the Webster City KCCI-TV webcam showing explosive convection east of town.

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Timelapse from the Creston KCCI-TV SchoolNet webcamera showing a strong thunderstorm developing and then splitting into two updrafts.

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Heavy rains caused flash flooding in Vinton and Mount Auburn, Iowa, on Thursday night, May 29, 2008, and early Friday, May 30. One person driven from his home, and a Red Cross volunteer, talk about the flooding and efforts to help. GazetteOnline video by Jeff Raasch.

(via gazetteonline on YouTube)

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Taken Tuesday afternoon, June 10, just after officials closed one of the bridges in anticipation of Saylorville Dam releasing more water.

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Floods in Des Moines.

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Gazette photographer Cliff Jette took an aerial tour of flood-damaged areas of Eastern Iowa on Wednesday, June 11, 2008. Areas covered include Cedar Rapids, Palo and Vinton.

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Saturday morning, June 7th 2008. View of flooded Grimm Park in Slater, Iowa. (via 4nowandthen on YouTube)

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Driving South on the interstate I was impressed at just how flooded the cornfields were. I grabbed my camera and started filming. The brown stuff on top of the water is the remnants of corn stocks and other plant materials that got pushed near the road by the flow of water.

I don't want to even think about how the damage to all of Iowa's cornfields is going to translate into higher food and ethanol prices. The term "Knee high by July" is not meant to describe the height of water in the fields. (via gene5335 on YouTube)

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Upper Iowa River flows exceed 10,000 cubic feet per second through Decorah on June 9, 2008. (via hpj42 on YouTube)

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A tornado struck a western Iowa Boy Scout camp Wednesday, killing at least four people and injuring 40, an Iowa Homeland Security spokeswoman said. (June 11) This video contains ONLY natural sound. No script is available.

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The footage of the flood of 2008 featuring athletic fields, lower Luther and the sandbagging efforts. (via nordicjules on YouTube)

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Two Iowa Boy Scouts, interviewed by NBC's Today Show, discuss what happed when a tornado came through their camp killing four people and injuring more than 50.

One of the scouts, only 13, explains how it would have been worse had the storm came through any other populated area rather than their camp - because, "we were prepared for this." The scout was referring to the extensive first aid training each scout is taught and all the supplies available which probably saved many lives that day.

The Boy Scout Motto is Be Prepared, and it appears that is exactly what these scouts were when disaster struck. The Boy Scouts of America is one of the few organizations which teach real life lessons and values. (via georgiahunter4333 on YouTube)

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Tornadoes: Up Close and Personal (via dj6ual on YouTube)


Beaver Creek - Johnston, Iowa
Flood waters from Beaver Creek enter under the Merle Hay Road bridge and cover a walking trail that goes under the bridge. (via DannysDigitalDomain on YouTube)

Flood waters from Beaver Creek exit under the Merle Hay Road bridge and cover a walking trail that goes under the bridge. (via DannysDigitalDomain on YouTube)

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A backlot in Johnston, Iowa (near Merle Hay Road) turns into a lake. (via DannysDigitalDomain on YouTube)

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Water from Beaver Creek in Johnston, Iowa gets closer to a motel and car dealership. (via DannysDigitalDomain on YouTube)

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Flood waters cover James R. Kern Ave. (NW 54th Ave) near Pine Hills Cemetery in Saylorville, Iowa. (via DannysDigitalDomain on YouTube)

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A stationary view of the Des Moines River flood waters entering under the Grand Ave. bridge in Des Moines, Iowa. (via DannysDigitalDomain on YouTube)

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A stationary view of the Des Moines River flood waters exiting under the Grand Ave. bridge in Des Moines, Iowa. (via DannysDigitalDomain on YouTube)

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Water pumps shoot water from the Des Moines City Hall basement onto East Locust Street. (via DannysDigitalDomain on YouTube)

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As the waters were rising, we took a shot of the Saylorville overflow ramp.


In this clip from June 9th see people gathered at the spillway just prior to overflowing.

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In this clip from Friday June 13th see landmarks, bridges, and much of the cities downtown underwater.

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Footage of Cambridge Iowa, during the flood of 2008.

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In this clip take a drive through a flooded residential area and see images of the submerged downtown area.

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In this clip the emergency pneumatic crest gates are completely filled. This is four days before they spilled over.

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Downtown Cedar Rapids business owners were able to return to their offices briefly Saturday, June 14, 2008. The city is experiencing a devastating flood. (via DMRegister on YouTube)

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Helicopter flyby by WHO TV 13 of Eddyville, Iowa on June 14, 2008 of the Des Moines river flooding. The white line is a pile of sandbags a mile long. (via MSuLL on YouTube)

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Hal Prior, a city council member in Columbus Junction, Iowa, talks about the city's decision to give up its fight to save its water plant on Saturday, June 14, 2008, and divert an estimated 400 National Guard troops assigned to the effort to Oskaloosa, which is also experiencing catastrophic flooding. GazetteOnline video by Stephen Schmidt. (via gazetteonline on YouTube)

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Video of the flood of 2008 that my sister in law Kim and her fiance Nate took. This is Oakville Iowa area after the levy broke. (via ChelseaSP on YouTube)

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Here is a video of a house going under the Bridge on highway 99 in Oakville, Iowa (via MIKE7772008 on YouTube)

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Flooding from the Mississippi near the edge of Bettendorf and Davenport, Iowa. 6th Street and River Drive June 16th, 2008. (via richsounds on YouTube)

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June 15th 2008 flooding along the river front of Muscatine Iowa

(recorded with a cell phone, poor quality)

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GazetteOnline video reporter Richard Pratt rode along on a boat tour of flooded streets on the northwest and southwest sides of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Saturday, June 14, 2008. (via gazetteonline on YouTube)

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Gazette video journalist Michael Barnes rode with the Cedar Rapids, Iowa fire department on a boat tour of flooded downtown streets on Friday, June 13, 2008. (via gazetteonline on YouTube)

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Gazette reporter Stephen Schmidt shot this video of flooding on and around the University of Iowa campus in Iowa City Friday, June 13, 2008. (via gazetteonline on YouTube)

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Hills, Iowa Mayor Russ Bailey talks about flood preparations as sandbagging gets under way Saturday, June 14, 2008, in this small Johnson County community. GazetteOnline video by Stephen Schmidt. (via gazetteonline on YouTube)

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GazetteOnline.com video by Jeff Raasch. (via gazetteonline on YouTube)

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In this clip from June 9th, see flood footage from the Raccoon River, Fleur Drive. and Principal Park.

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In this clip see footage of Highway 30 and Highway 14 submerged.

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Dan Wardell stopped in Iowa City and Coralville as part of his Reading Road Trip. While there, he learned that a fun story and a few hugs were just what families in those communities needed.

Mason City, Winnebago River, and Willow Creek flooding on June 9, 2008.

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Downtown Des Moines bridges closed due to high water. Court Ave. sandbagging efforts. June 11, 2008.

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Iowa City parks, bridges, and streets covered in water. June 11, 2008.

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Flooded streets and sandbagging efforts, downtown Waterloo. June 10, 2008.

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The spillway at Saylorville north of Des Moines on June 6th, 9th, and 13th, 2008. The spillway goes from dry to overflowing in just one week.

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in this clip from June 9th, see community sandbagging efforts on Dubuque Street in Iowa City.


In this clip from June 16th, see sand bagging efforts downtown, water being pumped from St. Paul's Lutheran church, and piles of ruined belongings.


Viewers across Iowa -- and across the country -- have been inundated with messages about digital television in the past several months. But many Iowans are still left with basic questions -- what is DTV? Why is the transition happening? What are these converter boxes? Do I need a new TV?

To answer these questions, the Iowa Broadcasters Association presents this 30-minute program informing Iowa viewers about the digital television transition. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the program features real Iowans from across the state dealing with real situations and solutions regarding the DTV conversion. Some of the topics covered on Iowa DTV Answers include:

* Digital television definition
* DTV transition explanation
* DTV converter boxes
* Defining HD & SD
* Advice on buying a new digital TV
* Information for cable and satellite subscribers

For more information about the digital television transition in Iowa, visit http://www.iptv.org/digital


There are any number of television choices in the stores right now. How do you choose? This video follows a consumer into a store for a look at the options. New televisions will already have a digital converter box, so you won't need to buy the 'black box' to go along with it.
Link to: www.iptv.org/digital for more information.


Norm Abram and Kevin O'Connor from This Old House discuss the steps you need to take to keep watching television after the February 2009 digital television transition.


The conversion to digital television is ongoing -- and fast approaching. In a little more than a year, analog television will be shut off, and we'll all be watching television a little differently.

Iowa Public Television's Bill Hayes explains what you need to do to watch TV after the digital transition.


Bill Hayes has been Iowa Public Television's Engineering Director since 1999, and is responsible for the network's transition to digital television. Bill has more than 30 years of experience in television and radio broadcasting, and serves as president of the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society. He is also active in the Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers, and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.


Step-by-step instructions on how to get discount coupons and how to select a digital converter box for your analogue TV. This video explains that only televisions not connected to cable TV boxes will need the converter. It gives the phone number and web address for the coupon. And it goes through the process of buying a converter box (black box) from a store.

Go to: www.iptv.org/digital for more information.


Discover how to tell if your current TV is a DTV with help from Norm Abram and Maria Hinojosa. Visit www.iptv.org/digital for more DTV tips and information or to watch the TV show Get Ready for Digital TV.


On February 17, 2009 all broadcast TV will be digital. However, you don't have to wait, most television stations have already made the switch to digital television. Visit www.iptv.org/digital to learn more.


Are you planning to buy a digital converter box so you can receive DTV on your older TV set? First, apply for a government coupon to save $40 on your purchase. Coupons are limited in quantity so apply online today at www.dtv2009.gov and visit www.iptv.org/digita...


While you may be ready for DTV do you know someone who isn't? Talk with them and make sure they are ready for the change. Visit www.iptv.org/digital for more information.


Hear a helpful antenna suggestion from do-it-yourself experts Kevin O'Connor and Norm Abram. Log onto www.antennaweb.org for more antenna information ...


Myth or fact? HDTV and DTV are the same thing. Discover the truth with help from Maria Hinojosa and Norm Abram. And visit www.iptv.org/digital to download the DTV Myths and Facts Information Sheet to bust more DTV myths.


El 17 de febrero del 2009 todas las emisoras cambiaran de senal analogica a senal digital.
Maria Hinojosa explica como conseguir una cupon digital del convertidor de television. Visita http://www.iptv.org/digital para mas informacion de DTV, incluyendo los recursos disponibles en espanol, y mirar la demostracion de TV conseguir lista para Digitaces TV.

TV is changing to DTV. Maria Hinojosa of NOW on PBS explains. Visit www.http://www.iptv.org/digital for more DTV information, including resources available in Spanish, and to watch the TV show Get Ready for Digital TV.


Featured presentation from the 5th Annual Iowa High School Summit, December 9, 2008. Margaret Heritage, Assistant Director for Professional Development: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing at UCLA, addressed the topics of formative assessment.


The Iowa Supreme Court heard lawyers discuss the constitutionality of a law that requires marriage to be only between two people of the opposite sex. The suit contends that this is unfair to same sex couples. The hearing took place Tuesday, December 9, 2008, in Des Moines.

This clip contains the opening remarks of Polk County Assistant Attorney Roger Kuhl, speaking on behalf of the defendant, Polk County Recorder Timothy Brien.


The Iowa Supreme Court heard lawyers discuss the constitutionality of a law that requires marriage to be only between two people of the opposite sex. The suit contends that this is unfair to same sex couples. The hearing took place Tuesday, December 9, 2008, in Des Moines.

This clip contains the opening remarks of Attorney Dennis Johnson, of Dorsey & Whitney LLP, on behalf of the plaintiffs, Catherine Varnum et al.


The Iowa Supreme Court heard lawyers discuss the constitutionality of a law that requires marriage to be only between two people of the opposite sex. The suit contends that this is unfair to same sex couples. The hearing took place Tuesday, December 9, 2008, in Des Moines.

This clip contains the response given to the question, (paraphrased)
"Should Iowa allow gay marriage if, hypothetically, they don't provide 'optimal' families for children?"


The Iowa Supreme Court heard lawyers discuss the constitutionality of a law that requires marriage to be only between two people of the opposite sex. The suit contends that this is unfair to same sex couples. The hearing took place Tuesday, December 9, 2008, in Des Moines.

This clip contains the response given to the question, (paraphrased)
"If the state allows sexual predators and murderers to marry - people who may be assumed to be 'bad parents' - then is the issue of 'optimal parenting' really applicable to the question of whether or not same sex couples can marry?"


Jessie Field Shambaugh was an educator and innovator in the early 1900s in Iowa. She is said to have been the 'mother' of 4H. Iowa Public Television gathers first-hand stories from people who knew her, including her daughter and a 107-year-old former student.


An expert explains issues related to antenna selection and setup for receiving digital television.


This program is designed to provide you with the information you need to receive a reliable, high quality digital television signal.


Dan Kaercher learns to make a Dutch letter at the Jaarsma Bakery in Pella, Iowa.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Dan Kaercher samples presidential cuisine at the Lincoln Café in Mount Vernon, Iowa.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Dan Kaercher visits the Maytag Blue Cheese Farm in Newton, Iowa.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


On Friday, June 12, 2009 at 12:01 a.m., Iowa Public Television completed the analog broadcast shutdown. This video captures those final moments in IPTV history.

Try new foods every day!


If you get sick make sure to cover, clean, and contain!


Fresh foods come from farms or gardens!


Move your body and use your brain every day.


Taking care of cuts and scrapes is easy to do!


Exercise is important and fun for people of all ages!


Jim Henson and Muppeteers show kids how to make puppets from simple things like socks. This video aired on Public Television in 1969, prior to Sesame Street, on Iowa Public Television's "Volume See" kids' show.


In the 1950s, domestic responsibilities dominated the lives of most rural Iowa women. Somewhat isolated on the farm, many turned on the radio to hear a friendly voice someone to share their sometimes-lonely lives. Radio homemakers served as neighbors on the air helping women with everything from menu planning to child rearing.

In this heartwarming documentary, famed radio homemaker Evelyn Birkby shares her memories of Shenandoah, Iowa's radio homemakers and offers personal and engaging stories about rural life in the 1950s. The "Iowa Boy" Chuck Offenburger along with Iowa historian Tom Morain also give perspective on a simpler time when the American family ideal was foremost on Iowans minds.


In the 1950s, domestic responsibilities dominated the lives of most rural Iowa women. Somewhat isolated on the farm, many turned on the radio to hear a friendly voice someone to share their sometimes-lonely lives. Radio homemakers served as neighbors on the air helping women with everything from menu planning to child rearing.

In this heartwarming documentary, famed radio homemaker Evelyn Birkby shares her memories of Shenandoah, Iowa's radio homemakers and offers personal and engaging stories about rural life in the 1950s. The "Iowa Boy" Chuck Offenburger along with Iowa historian Tom Morain also give perspective on a simpler time when the American family ideal was foremost on Iowans minds.


Through reenactment and comments by contemporary archaeologists, this program presents the origins and way of life of the prehistoric Indians of Iowa.


This program examines the ever-changing relationship between two distinct cultures--Native American and white.


Marquette and Joliet first set foot on Iowa soil in 1643 beginning a 200-year process that would transform the land of Iowa into the state of Iowa.


Through interviews, still photographs and newsreel footage, the effects of the Great Depression on Iowa are shown.


Dan Wardell creates a working robot in the IPTV Kids Clubhouse during Festival 2010!
Dan Wardell's friends love wearing fun hats!
Dan Wardell and his robot have fun with a jet pack and a toothbrush!
Dan Wardell and the DanBot 2000 learn about the word funny!

The Dan Wardell All-Star IPTV Kids Clubhouse Youth Choir sings the Banana Song.

This video addresses the essential things to know to reduce the risks of sudden unexplained death in child care. The video is specific to Iowa and was developed using Iowa families and child care providers.


This session will educate all early childhood educators on what a CDA is, how to help mentor others through the process, and what resources are available in Iowa. Presented by Stacie Steveson, Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children (Iowa AEYC).


Dan Wardell needs to change batteries in the DanBot 2000!

Dan Wardell teaches the DanBot about fancy things!

Dan Wardell and the DanBot 2000 play Simon Says!

Dan Wardell and the DanBot 2000 play with bubbles!

This session assists licensed child care centers and registered child development homes with understanding the regulatory requirements of the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Iowa Department of Public Health (DPH) for visual assessments of facilities and interim controls of identified lead-based paint hazards. Presented by Renee Larsen, DHS, and Rita Gergely, DPH.


This session assists child care centers in understanding the OSHA requirements pertaining to bloodborne pathogens and aids program directors and owners in complying with OSHA regulations. The video gives detailed information about the federal OSHA law and how the law applies to child care businesses. Development of an exposure control plan is included. Length: 2 hours. Presented by, and Jens Nissen, IWD Iowa OSHA Office and Sally Clausen, DPH.


This session will assist early childhood care, health and education consultants and child care providers in promoting safe sleep behaviors and maintaining safe sleep environments for infants in child care. Presented by Patty Keeley, Iowa SIDS Foundation, and Analisa Pearson, IDPH.


Dan Wardell tries not to look at the Hypno-Chicken!

Dan Wardell love baby bugs!

Dan Wardell hosts the Stinky Awards!

Thank to everyone who pledged their support during Festival 2010.


Here's the story behind the engaging "piano players of Mayo Clinic" - a YouTube sensation - Marlow and Frances Cowan.


Dan Wardell goes mountain climbing in the IPTV Clubhouse.


Dan Wardell plays a game of Fuzzball Football in the IPTV Kids Clubhouse!


Can you guess Dan Wardell's secret animals?


Dan Wardell and John Sutter make fish.


Dan Wardell proves he is a championship Alpha-Piper.


Dan Wardell and John Sutter pretend to be archaeologists.


Can you make a hypothesis about the colors Dan Wardell will make?


John Sutter shares some fun puppets with Dan Wardell.


Will Dan Wardell correctly guess what is in the Mystery Box?


It's time to play Red Light, Green Light with Dan Wardell.


Dan Wardell tries to catch some fancy fish.


Caitlin Oponski shows Dan Wardell how to make flowers.


Dan Wardell uses the power of Silent E.


Caitlin Oponski shows Dan Wardell how to make paper airplanes.


Caitlin Oponski and Dan Wardell play Eye Spy!


Caitlin Oponski shows Dan Wardell how to make slime.


This sessions assists registered Child Development Home providers with understanding fire prevention and water safety strategies and regulations. Presented by Analisa Pearson, DPH, and Jon Rech, Urbandale Fire Marshal.


On the third of four special editions, Market to Market covers President Obama's White House to Main Street Tour as a special "Rural Economic Summit." Obama's tour stops at Midwestern events in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois aimed at strengthening the rural economy.


Watch full video coverage of President Barack Obama's April 27 town-hall meeting at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa.


The first stop on President Obama’s “White House to Main Street Tour” was Fort Madison, Iowa where he was on the "cutting edge" of wind turbine blades manufactured by Siemens Energy. The officers say 9 million young adults, or 27 percent of all Americans ages 17 to 24, are too fat to join the military. And the group, which calls itself, "Mission Readiness" is calling on Congress to mandate more rigorous nutrition standards for school lunches. The offensive is just the latest assault on America's food system. Increasingly though, production agriculture is also targeted as "the enemy" in a larger debate. Market to Market recently caught up with two of the protagonists: Michael Pollan, an outspoken critic of America's food system who wrote The Omnivore's Dilemma; and Blake Hurst, a Missouri farmer who countered Pollan with a piece he calls The Omnivore's Delusion. Producer Andrew Batt examined the merits of production agriculture with both men and filed this report.


Speaking at a Macon, Missouri biorefinery operated by South Dakota-based POET, President Obama renewed his commitment to homegrown, renewable energy.

While the president claims his administration’s investment in clean, alternative sources of domestic fuel is expected to create or save more than 700,000 jobs across America by the end of 2012 – he focused on the productivity of a smaller workforce.

President Obama: “Ten years ago next month, this plant produced its first gallon of ethanol. Today, 45 employees produce 46 million gallons a year. So one of you is overachieving. Congratulations to all of you.”

POET CEO Jeff Broin was clearly pleased that the President chose to highlight his company.


*Due to technical difficulties with the recorded presentation, this video begins midway into the session.

This session assists potential and new CDA Advisors with understanding the roles and responsibilities of the CDA Advisors including the observation visit and ethical responsibilities. Presented by Stacie Steveson, Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children (Iowa AEYC).


Dan Wardell's great friend Anne Shimerdla from Blank Park Zoo brings a gecko into the IPTV Kids Clubhouse!


Dan Wardell's great friend Anne Shimerdla from Blank Park Zoo brings an alligator into the IPTV Kids Clubhouse!


Dan Wardell's great friend Daniela Graham from Blank Park Zoo brings a macaw into the IPTV Kids Clubhouse!


House Agriculture Committee members begin the arduous task of writing the next Farm Bill. An explosion on a Gulf Coast oil rig creates an environmental nightmare for the petroleum industry. The Crave Brothers Dairy relies on innovation to produce more milk and weather economic storms. Those stories and market analysis with Alan Brugler.


When the four Crave brothers began a major expansion of their farm about seven years ago, their goal was building a better dairy farm.


"Volume See" was the children's program that preceded and informed PBS's Sesame Street.

Carl Williams hosted the show in 1968 and 1969. These are samples of how clips of the host were inter-related to the movie clips during the 3 hours of this Saturday morning program.

The program was funded by the Ford Foundation, and produced in Iowa. Some segments were produced by public television stations in Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. However, like most children's programs of that time period, Volume See also used films from sources like Encyclopedia Britannica and other classroom film makers.

Clip one shows the show's countdown, open, and Carl Williams' introduction to the first clip about a train.


"Volume See" was the children's program that preceded and informed PBS's Sesame Street.

Carl Williams hosted the show in 1968 and 1969. These are samples of how clips of the host were inter-related to the movie clips during the 3 hours of this Saturday morning program.

The program was funded by the Ford Foundation, and produced in Iowa. Some segments were produced by public television stations in Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. However, like most children's programs of that time period, Volume See also used films from sources like Encyclopedia Britannica and other classroom film makers.


"Volume See" was the children's program that preceded and informed PBS's Sesame Street.

Carl Williams hosted the show in 1968 and 1969. These are samples of how clips of the host were inter-related to the movie clips during the 3 hours of this Saturday morning program.

The program was funded by the Ford Foundation, and produced in Iowa. Some segments were produced by public television stations in Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. However, like most children's programs of that time period, Volume See also used films from sources like Encyclopedia Britannica and other classroom film makers.


"Volume See" was the children's program that preceded and informed PBS's Sesame Street.

Carl Williams hosted the show in 1968 and 1969. These are samples of how clips of the host were inter-related to the movie clips during the 3 hours of this Saturday morning program.

The program was funded by the Ford Foundation, and produced in Iowa. Some segments were produced by public television stations in Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. However, like most children's programs of that time period, Volume See also used films from sources like Encyclopedia Britannica and other classroom film makers.


"Volume See" was the children's program that preceded and informed PBS's Sesame Street.

Carl Williams hosted the show in 1968 and 1969. These are samples of how clips of the host were inter-related to the movie clips during the 3 hours of this Saturday morning program.

The program was funded by the Ford Foundation, and produced in Iowa. Some segments were produced by public television stations in Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin. However, like most children's programs of that time period, Volume See also used films from sources like Encyclopedia Britannica and other classroom film makers.


The Northeastern Senatorial duo of Democrat John Kerry and Independent Joseph Lieberman unveiled a long-awaited energy and climate bill this week.


In Grundy Center, a northeast Iowa school changes the way they do physical education in an effort to promote healthier lives.


IPTV Day at the Blank Park Zoo was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun!


Kicking off a series of occasional programs about civility in public discourse is an address by former Iowa Congressman and current National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jim Leach, who earlier this year launched what he calls a “civility tour” of the U.S., aimed at sparking a nationwide conversation and discussion about the importance of civility in public debate.

Leach outlined his views before Iowa civic and political leaders at a June 18 luncheon in the auditorium at the Principal Financial Group headquarters in Des Moines. In this full program, IPTV's Paul Yeager frames the discussion, which includes Leach’s speech, questions and answers from the audience, and an interview with Leach.


Iowa Public Television relies on the support of viewers like you to keep our programming service strong, so everyone can enjoy what our network has to offer. When you support Iowa Public Television, you make it possible for all Iowans to explore our state, our nation, and our world. Your support does make a difference. Count yourself among our supporters and make your support count. Make your pledge of support online or by calling 800-779-7000. Thank you!


Kicking off a series of occasional programs about civility in public discourse is an address by former Iowa Congressman and current National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jim Leach, who earlier this year launched what he calls a “civility tour” of the U.S., aimed at sparking a nationwide conversation and discussion about the importance of civility in public debate.

In this unedited speech, Leach outlined his views before Iowa civic and political leaders at a June 18, 2010 luncheon in the auditorium at the Principal Financial Group headquarters in Des Moines.


Jim Leach was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1976. He then served 15 terms representing eastern Iowa until 2007.

That 30-year career spanned the chairmanships of the House Banking and Financial Services committee, and the subcommittee on Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Leach was one of the first Republicans to publically endorse Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. Leach even spoke to the delegates of the Democratic National Convention.

Following his departure from Congress, Mr. Leach taught at Princeton and Harvard Universities before confirmation to his post as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Now he’s embarking on a 50-state tour to talk civility as part of that post. His visit to Iowa is part of the Better Together: Creating Community through Civility speaker series.

This event was held in Des Moines at Principal Financial's headquarters.


Pioneer life in Iowa was a lonely struggle between humans and the environment--a struggle humans sometimes lost.


For years Iowans had provided an escape route for African Americans fleeing slavery. When war broke out, 10,000 Iowa sons volunteered to fight to preserve the Union.


From the "modern" times of the early 1900s, viewers travel back to the days when steamboats navigated the Mississippi, steam trains crisscrossed the state and stagecoaches bumped along Iowa's dusty roads.


In the 1800s many Europeans came to Iowa in search of a new and better life, bringing with them their own unique heritage which, in some communities, still survives.


The Icarians, the Community of True Inspiration and the Old Order Amish came to Iowa in the 1800s because it offered them isolation. But as the state developed, all but one of the communities were either forced to change or simply ceased to exist.


The program presents the development of Iowa's early educational system.


For years the main street of Iowa's small towns was the center of trade and entertainment for town residents and surrounding farmers. But after the turn of the century, things began to change.


Iowa did have other industries besides farming--among them coal mining, lumbering and milling.


Each advancement in farming technology brought increased yields to Iowa farmers, but it has always been farmers' love and respect for the land that make them Iowa's unsung heroes.


This program examines the art and lives of five people who expressed their Iowa heritage in their own unique style.


The way Iowans related to their environment in the past and how they will relate to it in the future creates the Iowa heritage. This program explores change through Iowa's history.


Iowa Public Television presents...The Des Moines Metro Opera and Opera Iowa production of A Dream Fulfilled: The Saga of George Washington Carver.

The opera opens in the year 1890, with George Washington Carver leaving Winterset, Iowa to attend Simpson College in Indianola as an art student. Dr. and Mrs. Milholland, friends and supporters of the young student, tell Carver that Simpson is a place where he can learn and grow regardless of his race.

The story continues as Carver is convinced by Miss Etta Mae Budd, his art professor at Simpson, to attend Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa. Budd persuades Carver to pursue a different path: science.

After graduating in 1894, Dr. Louis Pammel, one of Carver's professors, offers the young scientist a teaching job at Iowa State. Carver accepts.

Eventually, Carver takes a professorship at the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama. He continues his work to overcome prejudice and discrimination. Eventually, Carver becomes a respected scientist, inventor, and advocate for peanuts and other legumes.

After several years at Tuskegee, Carver travels to the U.S. Capitol for a meeting with members of the House Ways and Means Committee. Carver hopes to convince the committee a tariff is needed to protect American peanut farmers. His 10-minute presentation is extended to an hour.

Finally, Carver returns to Indianola where he addresses the 1941 Simpson College Bachelorette service. As he tells the assembled crowd to do common things in an uncommon way, Carver reflects on his long and eventful life.

A set of teacher resources supporting this program is available on the Des Moines Metro Opera website.

Funding for A Dream Fulfilled: The Saga of George Washington Carver has been provided by Friends… the Iowa Public Television Foundation… and by Pioneer Hi-Bred, A DuPont Business.


An Interview with Michael Patterson, the composer of the Des Moines Metro Opera's production of A Dream Fulfilled: The Saga of George Washington Carver.

Patterson discusses Carver's love for music and the arts, the important role Carver played in Iowa history, and the process involved in creating an opera.

A set of teacher resources supporting this program is available on the Des Moines Metro Opera website.

Funding for A Dream Fulfilled: The Saga of George Washington Carver has been provided by Friends… the Iowa Public Television Foundation… and by Pioneer Hi-Bred, A DuPont Business.


Pieta Brown has been hailed by critics and industry prognosticators as one of the up-and-coming stars of American Music. She appears at Java Blend backed up by guitarist, Bo Ramsey. Her 2009 EP release "Shimmer" drew rave response. Brown's music has been described as root rock meets literate alt-country. Her family is also in the music business. Her father is Iowa musician Greg Brown.

Java Blend is an on going series produced with Iowa Public Television and Iowa Public Radio.

Iowa Public Radio's "Java Blend" with Ben Kieffer serves up fresh-brewed performances and conversation with musicians from around the state and country. Recorded before a live audience at The Java house in downtown Iowa City, the shows offer an eclectic mix of live tunes from the vibrant independent music scene. Ben Kieffer infuses the performances with lively chats to find out about the artists’ music and lives.


The biggest and best state fair starts out with the biggest and best parade. Enjoy highlights here.


The 2010 Iowa State Fair Queen tells Mark Pearson about her background and plans for this year.


Winning "The Wheel of Fortune" is exciting; but is the Iowa State Fair even more exciting than being on national television? We'll find out from this prize winner.


"The Shadow knows..." is a phrase that will chill Iowans of a certain vintage. Mike Newell reports on a revival of old time radio theater.


Formed in the summer of 2006, The Awful Purdies is a 4 piece all female band featuring Katie Roche on accordion, whistles and percussion, Nicole Upchurch on banjo, Katie Burnes on cello and Sarah Cram on guitar and percussion.
This all-female quintet is an eclectic collection of musicians who banded together out of the shared experiences of creating music across genres and being female in a male-dominated industry. All singers and multi-instrumentalists, they purdify every original and borrowed song they meet.

Iowa Public Radio's "Java Blend" with Ben Kieffer serves up fresh-brewed performances and conversation with musicians from around the state and around the country. Recorded before a live audience at The Java House in downtown Iowa City, the shows offer an eclectic mix of live tunes from the vibrant independent music scene. Ben Kieffer infuses the performances with lively chats to find out about the artists' music and lives.


Somewhere between a bar and the recording studio, singer and songwriter Miles Nielsen stirs up his own pop rock brand of Beatles-eque Cosmic Americana.

Miles has played and performed as vocalist / lead guitarist in many midwestern bands from past to present, "Harmony Riley", "HMS", and most recently, as a member in the Appleton, WI via Rockford ensemble, "Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons”.

With a father like power-pop mastermind Rick Nielsen of “Cheap Trick” at the helm of his music education, Miles Nielsen is poised to carry his family’s rich songwriting tradition well into the 21st century.

Iowa Public Radio’s “Java Blend” with Ben Kieffer serves up fresh-brewed performances and conversation with musicians from around the state and country. Recorded before a live audience at The Java house in downtown Iowa City, the shows offer an eclectic mix of live tunes from the vibrant independent music scene. Ben Kieffer infuses the performances with lively chats to find out about the artists’ music and lives.


Healthy Minutes helps you encourage positive health choices, good nutritional practices, personal safety, good decision making, and many other important skills with your kids.

Family Meal Time: Involve the Kids!
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Let's Eat!

by Ana Zamorano and Julie Vivas

Mam prepares a meal for her family every day of the week. At the end of the week, Mam is too busy giving birth in the local hospital to share a meal. But the following Sunday, everyone gathers to welcome little baby Rosa and savor a dish of paella.

Feast for 10

by Cathryn Falwell

A counting book that features an African-American family shopping for food, preparing dinner, and sitting down to eat. A joyful celebration of family and food.

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Fizzy's Lunch Lab Kitchen Tour

Take a tour of a kitchen that might look a lot like yours! See and learn about all the cool appliances and kitchen tools that grown ups use, and some that kids can help with, too!
http://pbskids.org/lunchlab/#/food/tour

Caillou: Cooking with Grandma

Play a fun, educational cooking game with Caillou and his Grandma. Help Caillou find all of the right ingredients for his recipes and then print the recipe and cook it with your child.
http://pbskids.org/caillou/immersivegames/

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Ready To Learn: The Learning Triangle

The Learning Triangle is used to teach children skills and concepts using PBS KIDS programs, books, and activities. Engage children in theme-related activities in any order and at any time. Use the Learning Triangle to point out the connections between what they VIEW, the book they READ, and the activity they DO. The repetition and variety of media used will reinforce the concepts and skills with children. As they explore a theme, children begin to construct their own understanding of it and learn in a deeper and more personal way. Learn more...



Healthy Minutes helps you encourage positive health choices, good nutritional practices, personal safety, good decision making, and many other important skills with your kids.

From Seed to Fruit to Table
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The Vegetables We Eat

by Gail Gibbons

Glossy red peppers; lush, leafy greens; plump, orange pumpkins; and delectable little peas: vegetables come in many shapes, colors, and forms.

The Surprise Garden

by Zoe Hall

Three kids are planting a garden. They loosen the soil, poke seeds in one by one, water the garden, and watch the small green shoots grow. Surprise! The gardeners find carrots and radishes, broccoli and cauliflower, peas, beans, squash, and even a sunflower.

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Bean's Vegetable Garden

You can help harvest the vegetables from the garden for tonight's healthy meal!
http://www.sproutonline.com/sprout/games/detail.aspx?id=b8267332-9939-4337-b4c5-997a01818f88

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Ready To Learn: The Learning Triangle

The Learning Triangle is used to teach children skills and concepts using PBS KIDS programs, books, and activities. Engage children in theme-related activities in any order and at any time. Use the Learning Triangle to point out the connections between what they VIEW, the book they READ, and the activity they DO. The repetition and variety of media used will reinforce the concepts and skills with children. As they explore a theme, children begin to construct their own understanding of it and learn in a deeper and more personal way. Learn more...



Healthy Minutes helps you encourage positive health choices, good nutritional practices, personal safety, good decision making, and many other important skills with your kids.

Breaking News: Kids Like Vegetables!
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Night of the Veggie Monster

by George McClements

A single pea touches the lips of a determined vegetable hater and an enormous battle begins. But our hero doesn't just refuse to swallow, he turns into a VEGGIE MONSTER! Until one day when he accidentally swallows the pea, and realizes that maybe vegetables aren't so bad after all.

The Mighty Asparagus

by V. Radinsky

An enormous stalk of asparagus grew in the king's yard. A combined effort by the monarch, the queen, a rhinoceros, the bravest knight, the princess, and Tiny Little Bird succeeds in dislodging it.

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Fizzy's Lunch Lab Placemat Activities

Help Fizzy Bot solve these riddles while Professor Fizzy is busy in the lunch lab. Also find tons of other fun activities that you can do to help the professor!
http://pbskids.org/lunchlab/#/games/placemat/1

Color Me Hungry

Help Cookie Monster and Grover sort all of the fruits and vegetables by color at Grover's Fruit & Vegetable Stand. If you sort them correctly, Grover will also tell you some fun facts about all the fruits and vegetables at his stand.
http://pbskids.org/sesame/games/colormehungry.html

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Ready To Learn: The Learning Triangle

The Learning Triangle is used to teach children skills and concepts using PBS KIDS programs, books, and activities. Engage children in theme-related activities in any order and at any time. Use the Learning Triangle to point out the connections between what they VIEW, the book they READ, and the activity they DO. The repetition and variety of media used will reinforce the concepts and skills with children. As they explore a theme, children begin to construct their own understanding of it and learn in a deeper and more personal way. Learn more...



Is the constant stream of partisan news pushing us into more like minded communities? Author Bill Bishop says that's only making us more extreme in our views. The latest installment of the Conversations on Civility is with Bill Bishop. Mr. Bishop wrote the book "The Big Sort: Why The Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart" with co-author Robert Cushing. Here is his speech and audience questions held at Drake University.


Several groups in Iowa are partnering to have a discussion on Civility. The Conversations on Civility series is called Better Together. The latest installment features Bill Bishop, the author of The Big Sort: Why The Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart"

Prior to Mr. Bishop's speech at Drake University, Paul Yeager had a conversation with the author about the book. They also discuss factors in pulling us apart and his take on what's happening in Iowa when it comes to civility.


David Beckmann and Jo Luck received the 2010 World Food Prize for their landmark achievements in building Bread for the World and Heifer International into two of the world's foremost grassroots organizations leading the charge to end hunger and poverty for millions of people around the globe. The 23rd annual World Food Prize ceremony was held in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, October 14, 2010.

The World Food Prize was founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Iowan Norman Borlaug. After winning the Nobel Prize in 1970 for his achievements in agricultural research, Borlaug envisioned a separate international award to recognize those who have made significant contributions to improve the world's food supply.


Veteran Cedar Falls musician Raldo Schneider brings his signature country-folk with a jolt and a twang to the stage of The Java House.

A native of Bennett, Iowa, Schneider has recorded nine albums over the decades of his career. For the last 15 years he has performed throughout the state as Raldo and Friends with John Stortz on guitar and Travis Smiley on bass.

Iowa Public Radio’s “Java Blend” with Ben Kieffer serves up fresh-brewed performances and conversation with musicians from around the state and country. Recorded before a live audience at The Java house in downtown Iowa City, the shows offer an eclectic mix of live tunes from the vibrant independent music scene. Ben Kieffer infuses the performances with lively chats to find out about the artists’ music and lives.


Irish singer-songwriter Andy White carries a 12-string guitar under his arm and wears his particular brand of Irish magic and charm on his sleeve.


Singer and songwriter Gregory Douglass's evocative, alternative sound has been compared to Tori Amos, Jeff Buckley and Rufus Wainwright.


Since 1861, almost 3,400 men and one woman have received the Medal of Honor for heroic actions on the battlefield. This is the story of one of those recipients, Sal Giunta of Hiawatha, Iowa.

On October 25, 2007 Specialist, now Staff Sergeant, Sal Giunta was on patrol with men from the 173rd Airborne Brigade in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan. They were among three platoons of men that left before day break to march up the valley in the Kunar Province which is on the border with Pakistan.

Staff Sgt Sal Giunta, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team: "The day was like any other, I guess, October day in Afghanistan. It starts off cold, cool in the morning and then the day heated up. It's hot in the sun. We weren't standing. The walk out there took us maybe an hour and a half or 2 hours because it was still dark and the climb was a pretty steep climb."

In his second deployment to Afghanistan, Giunta was the leader of a four-man rifle team. The men in Giunta's platoon were tasked with watching over another group from the 173rd that would setup a short distance down the mountainside.

Though ready for action, the men spent an uneventful day waiting and watching. For the men in Battle Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, this day would end in a way no one expected.

As the sun went down, the men of Battle Company packed up their equipment and began to move down the trail toward home. A full moon was coming up in the night sky.

Staff Sgt Sal Giunta, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team: Simple hand and arm signals, simple, you know, wrap it up, we're going, heading back, it's gonna be good. At that point, it's still too early to think about cold water. It's just finish and go back to where we started from this morning. Once we get in, then we start thinkin' about what makes us happy."

They walked only a short distance when the two squads Giunta was with were ambushed by Taliban fighters. The gun fire was intense. The insurgents used rocket propelled grenades on the trapped soldiers. Tracer rounds, normally indicating the path of every 3rd or 4th bullet, appeared as an impenetrable wall of red.

Staff Sgt Sal Giunta, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team: I was in a good position. I had a good position for myself. Drop down, return fire. Saw kind of the bigger picture of what was happening, because in this way it's all in front of us as opposed to the rounds were coming left to right, and now we're seeing flashes. We're actually -- it's all clicking on how close this is and about how many people we're up against."

Training took over. Private Kaleb Casey and Private Garrett Clary, two of the soldiers with Giunta, began firing back. Staff Sergeant Erick Gallardo, the squad leader was seeing to the rest of the men in the two rifle teams.

Staff Sgt Sal Giunta, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team: "There's no thinking about tomorrow. There's no thinking about the next minute. Your body's reacting, signals are being used, shooting's happening. It's all trained. It's all reaction."

Giunta was hit in the front plate of his armored vest but was unhurt. Then he saw Staff Sgt. Gallardo coming down the trail. Gallardo was hit in the helmet by small arms fire. Giunta ran out from behind what little cover he had to help the fallen soldier.

Staff Sgt Sal Giunta, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team: "This is all fast. It's all still happening. Then jump up to help him up. I didn't think he was gonna get up. I was just gonna grab him and pull him back. That's my next move."

The soldiers gathered up what ammunition and hand grenades they had and decided to make a move to their buddies who were cut-off farther down the trail. The small group threw their grenades in three volleys moving toward the enemy gun fire.

After moving to their last position, the soldiers came upon Specialist Franklin Eckrode who had been wounded. Despite all the action around him, Giunta realized he was not under fire. The young Specialist prepared to run to the place where he thought Sgt Josh Brennan, leader of the other rifle team, would be fighting the enemy. Brennan and Giunta were more than just two soldiers -- they were friends.
When he arrived at where Brennan should have been he noticed two men dragging a third man away. It was then he realized the two men were enemy fighters and the third man being dragged away was Sgt. Brennan.

Staff Sgt Sal Giunta, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team: " And as I'm running, I noticed, you know, they're not friendlies, and that's not an Afghani that they're carrying. So I just run and shoot, shoot and run. They weren't ready for that. They both had their guns slung on their backs. They had a guy in their arms. So I just ran up on 'em, just shootin'. Shoot to kill. That's what time it is. Time to get rid of them."

After the Taliban retreated, Giunta saw to the seriously injured Brennan, who had suffered multiple shrapnel and bullet wounds. Giunta called for a medic and Sergeant Gallardo. Little did he know, the team's medic, Specialist Hugo Mendoza had already been killed.

Giunta kept Brennan occupied with small-talk while waiting for another medic to arrive.

Staff Sgt Sal Giunta, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team: "Just kind of brought up, you know, Wisconsin, going home. Trying to laugh about how he knows he's gonna go home, he's gonna be drunk in a week. And he's still talking like, "Oh, man, you're gonna go home, you're gonna go to Wisconsin." He's like, "yeah." He's not talking a lot. It's a forced talk but he's still responding, he's still squeezing my hand, and he's still with it.

I want to say the whole time leading up to that was less than, you know, maybe 15 seconds, maybe 30 seconds, maybe 100 lifetimes. I don't know. You know, it's all -- my time frame, my idea of time during the time during that process is all out of whack. I don't know how long."

Brennan was air lifted for treatment but died from his wounds some time later.
Back in Iowa, his parents, Steve and Rosemary Giunta, were unaware of what had happened. Sal made several phone calls home before he was able to tell the whole story.

Rose Giunta, Hiawatha, Iowa: "He called the house, and it wasn't to tell us what went on. It was just to get some relief from all the stuff that was happening right there. And when he called, I could tell. His voice was different. He shouldn't have been calling me at that time, from what I could tell, because days previous their group had gotten a break.

Steve Giunta, Hiawatha, Iowa: "Rose just finally said, 'You know, you need to tell me what happened. My mind is just going in so many different directions. You need to set it straight.' And that's when he replied, 'I'm gonna tell you, and I'm only gonna tell you one time. and I don't want you to ask any questions.' You know, we did everything we could to not gasp, not go, 'What were you thinking? Why did you do that?" We just listened. When it was done, we just told him that we loved him. We told him that we were--you know, thank god that he was safe. we prayed for the people that he has lost in his life, because -- you know, at that time we were just dealing with that deep emotion of how blessed we felt, but how utterly sad we felt that not everybody had their whole family together any longer..' “

For his actions under fire, Staff Sergeant Sal Giunta will be awarded the military's highest award, the Medal of Honor.

Giunta is humble about the honor that is being bestowed upon him.
Staff Sgt Sal Giunta, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team: "Why do they want to give this to me? Because I've got two good buddies that I lost that night. I don't deserve it. Don't give me the highest medal. I don't need a medal. I didn't do anything for a medal. I didn't do anything in particular for Brennan. I did what I was supposed to do. If I didn't do what I was supposed to do, it would be hard for me to call myself a professional. It would be hard for me to accept the paycheck that I'm gonna get."

On Tuesday, November 16, 2010 President Barack Obama presented Giunta with the Medal of Honor in a ceremony at the White House. Staff Sergeant Giunta is the first living recipient of the nation's highest award for bravery under fire since the Vietnam War.

President Barack Obama: "It is my privilege to present our nation’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, to a soldier as humble as he is heroic: Staff Sergeant Salvatore A. Giunta. Now, I’m going to go off-script here for a second and just say I really like this guy."


More than just a horse show, the World Percheron Congress showcases this draft horse breed’s versatility, power, athleticism & intelligence. This international event was held at the historic Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa in October, 2010.


The Right Now plays soul music, and soul music is all about feeling; not style, not fashion, but emotion. The band's new album Carry Me Home, set to be released on March 3, 2010, lives within the four walls erected by the arresting lead vocalist Stefanie Berecz, the stellar song crafting of Brendan O'Connell, the spot-on horns and layers of back-up vocals, and a solid bedrock of rhythm. The Right Now continually tours the country, converting listeners to a brand of R&B that is simultaneously classic and contemporary.


On the fringes of country music are some truly enjoyable artists. One of these artists is Randy Weeks. Probably best known to many country music fans as the writer of the oft-recorded rocker “Can’ t Let Go,” Weeks has been writing and recording interesting music for many years. Randy Weeks writes amazingly well crafted, beautifully melodic songs and delivers them with his own brand of laid back vocals and surfboard cool, very hip approach” says Lucinda Williams, who included his song “Can’t Let Go” as the sole cover on her Grammy winning album, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.

The Los Angeles Times names Weeks “Artist to Watch in 2009,” saying he “puts together a batch of consistently evocative, witty lyrics that he sings in a distinctively wry Lou Reed-meets-Willie Nelson voice.


Follow the fast-paced, interactive adventures of IPTV's energetic clubhouse host Dan Wardell as he meets with special guests, shows kids cool new projects, showcases art from kids around the state, celebrates birthdays and so much more!


For only the second time in the network's history, Iowa Public Television's general manager is asking viewers for help addressing proposed budget cuts to public broadcasting.

In this clip, Dan Miller speaks of the proposed elimination of funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and urges viewers to call their members of Congress to express their views on this issue. For contact information for members of the Iowa Congressional Delegation, or for a link to find out how to determine your member of Congress, visit iptv.org.


Jason Danielson, an accomplished Iowa musician, performs his original composition, "Survivor". Danielson's credits include performing with soul music legend Aretha Franklin and Broadway star Mark McVey, as well as being a high school teacher in Des Moines. The concert was recorded live at Iowa Public Television studios in Johnston on February 12, 2011.


Jason Danielson, an accomplished Iowa musician, performs his original composition, "Beautiful". Danielson's credits include performing with soul music legend Aretha Franklin and Broadway star Mark McVey, as well as being a high school teacher in Des Moines. The concert was recorded live at Iowa Public Television studios in Johnston on February 12, 2011.


How about a relaxing float down river in a livestock tank? Go with Dan Kaercher as he learns to "steer" the tank on the picturesque Nishnabotna River in southwest Iowa.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Dan Kaercher enjoys a side dish of local history with the food and wine served at a 1920's era bank, now restored as a bistro in Ladora.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Join Dan Kaercher for a pint of beer at Iowa's smallest brew pub in the north central part of the state.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


The birthplace of Buffalo Bill and an eclectic mix of shops and eateries are just a few of the things Dan Kaercher discovered as he wandered through historic LeClaire in eastern Iowa.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Float down the Nishnabotna; dine in a bank; shop in historic LeClaire; enjoy a pint of beer at an Iowa brew pub.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home. Below are excerpts from Dan's journal of his travels in the state.


Paddle an urban oasis in Blackhawk county; see wine grow on the vine and have a taste at a vineyard in southwest Iowa; explore the state capitol grounds and learn about Iowa history through statues and monuments; get hands on lessons at the "Villages Folk School."

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Analyst Sue Martin discusses the volatile commodity markets with host Mark Pearson. Visit the Market Analysis page for an expanded discussion.


Take a look behind the scenes of the August, 2010 Antiques Roadshow production in Des Moines, Iowa.


Two friends help Dan Wardell act out "opposites" during Festival 2011!


Doctor Pete Hetherington, from Blank Children's Hospital, gives Dan Wardell a check-up during Festival 2011!


Dan Wardell discovers some new technology during Festival 2011!


Doctor Pete Hetherington, from Blank Children's Hospital, gives Dan Wardell a breathing treatment during Festival 2011!


The DanBot 2000 returns from space with a titanium space banana!


Doctor Pete Hetherington, from Blank Children's Hospital, shows Dan Wardell how to wash his hands during Festival 2011!


The DanBot 2000 embarks on an outer space adventure!


Dan Wardell's great friend Anne Shimerdla from Blank Park Zoo brings a tortoise into the IPTV Kids Clubhouse!


The DanBot 2000 calls the IPTV Kids Clubhouse from outer space!


Dan Wardell's great friend Anne Shimerdla from Blank Park Zoo brings a parrot into the IPTV Kids Clubhouse!


Dan Wardell auditions for some replacement robots in the IPTV Kids Clubhouse!


Dan Wardell's great friend Anne Shimerdla from Blank Park Zoo brings an alligator into the IPTV Kids Clubhouse!


Dan Wardell and Scott the Camera Guy have fun while imagination juggling!


Can kids guess the mystery animal during Festival 2011?


Dan Wardell helps the chameleons find the right dress!


Stephanie Fruhling, from the Des Moines Public Library, helps Dan Wardell make wind socks!


What letter does Dan Wardell have in the Mystery Box?


Stephanie Fruhling, from the Des Moines Public Library, helps Dan Wardell make museum quality art!


Digging for dinosaurs in the IPTV Kids Clubhouse!


Stephanie Fruhling, from the Des Moines Public Library, helps Dan Wardell make trail mix!


The DanBot 2000 has a close encounter with the refrigerator!


The DanBot 2000 creates DadBot!


Paddle with Dan Kaercher as he and his canoe partner follow a string of lakes, portage trails and part of the Cedar River that brings them full circle.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


There are more than 40 monuments on the state capitol grounds, including soldiers on horseback, a miniature Liberty Bell to ring and a gravesite. Learn where these statues are and what they mean to Iowa's history with Dan Kaercher, as he takes a guided tour of the capitol grounds.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


If Dan Kaercher can learn to draw at the Villages Folk School, then most of the rest of us can, too. The class offerings range from traditional arts to blacksmithing to knitting and are taught in each of the scenic and historic Villages of Van Buren County.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Tucked into the rural Loess Hills of western Iowa is one of the more than 70 licensed wineries in the state. Dan Kaercher checks out the vineyard, learns how the grapes turn into wine, and gets a taste to boot!

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Dan Kaercher finds a diverse bicycle-friendly community, go to Decorah for paved and off-road trails for bicyclists of all skill levels.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Dan Kaercher learns there's more than ice cream to taste at this small town diner with BIG food. Goldie's Ice Cream Shoppe has an award-winning pork tenderloin sandwich.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Soak up much of nature's beauty with Dan Kaercher as he visits one of the state's larges public gardens, including a stop in the butterfly wing at Reiman Gardens in Ames.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


If you're planning a group event, such as a family reunion, hunting party, or even a scrapbooking party, why not rent a large private lodge? Get a tour, along with Dan Kaercher, of the Hole 'N the Wall Lodge in Akron.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Public Television's Gwen Ifill is the spring 2011 Mary Louise Smith Chair in Women and Politics in Ames, Iowa. Ifill presented a lecture titled, "Politics, Policy and Reality of Leadership."


Taste an award-winning pork tenderloin sandwich at a Prairie City ice cream shop; bike a trail adorned with art and traverse more challenging off-road trails; flutter with the butterflies at one of Iowa's largest public gardens in Ames; hunt, fish or simply relax in luxury at a lodge in northwest Iowa.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Professional cowboys entertain crowds of all ages at southwest Iowa's Sidney Championship Rodeo; experience what was once a great whiskey secret in Templeton; learn to make a hole-in-one in the game of disc golf; it's a carnivore's delight at a roadside steakhouse in Albia.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home. Below are excerpts from Dan's journal of his travels in the state.


The Sidney Championship Rodeo boasts "The Greatest Show on Dirt" as cowboys rope calves, wrestle steers and ride bareback broncs. In existence since 1923, the rodeo entertains more than 38,000 visitors a year in the tiny southwestern Iowa town of fewer than 1,200 residents.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s lead to a boom in bootlegging. Dan Kaercher shares his findings of one of Iowa's most famous whiskey bootlegging activities in Templeton.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Dan Kaercher learns there are two kinds of golf games: the traditional "ball" golf and the golf game played with "discs."

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


If you say "supersize" me, you better mean it, as Dan Kaercher learned when he ordered a grilled entrée at Bogie's Steak House in Albia.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Strap on a pair of skates and limbo on the historic open-air roller rink in Greene County as Dan Kaercher learns it's not always easy to be mobile on wheels.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Join Dan Kaercher as he stroll's through an antique shopper's delight. Iowa's designated Antique City of Walnut boasts more than 15 separate antique shops in this town of 900 people.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


The name Rastrelli has been synonymous with food since 1939 in the Mississippi river town of Clinton. Join Dan Kaercher in the kitchen as he learns what goes into some of the restaurant's signature dishes.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Join Dan Kaercher as he learns there is more to a stuffed teddy bear than a "hug". Creation of some teddy bears has reached a fine art, explains an Iowa teddy bear artist. And there is even a museum dedicated to that art in Clarion.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


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.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


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.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


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.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


With the hectic lifestyle most of us live many don't take time to relax, let alone pamper ourselves. Dan Kaercher checks out the possibilities at a spa in Fairfield.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


Roller-skate at a historic open-air rink in Jefferson; go antiquing in Walnut; dine Italian style in the Mississippi town of Clinton; check-out a museum of teddy bears designed by an Iowa artist.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home. Below are excerpts from Dan's journal of his travels in the state.


Enjoy live music, good food and a view of the Missouri river on the terrace of a Sioux City restaurant; dance the night away at one of Iowa's classic ballrooms; board a boat on the Mississippi River for a guided bird tour; rejuvenate at a spa in southeast Iowa.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home. Below are excerpts from Dan's journal of his travels in the state.


At a time when most people could not read stained glass windows were sometimes referred to as "Biblia pauperum", or the bible of the poor. The pictorial art found in stain glass windows was the literature of the poor and way of learning and keeping the scripture.

Today, even though most people know how to read, there is still demand for those who can create stain glass.

One of the biggest studios in the U.S. is in Fairfield, Iowa where windows have been created and refurbished for business and churches from Texas to Alaska and all the way from New York to Hawaii.

It's a craft that is at least a thousand years old and one that has changed very little over the centuries.

Ron Bovard lets us tour his studio where we'll find out what high tech changes have come to this ancient craft and what makes the work his studio is doing different.

IPTV Executive Director and General Manager Dan Miller provides an update on the recent threats to federal funding for public broadcasting, and thanks viewers for providing feedback, making calls, and watching IPTV.


First Lady Michelle Obama gave the commencement address at the University of Northern Iowa on Saturday, May 7, 2011 in the UNI-Dome. Her audience included nearly 2-thousand new graduates, their families and UNI faculty and staff members. Mrs. Obama, who grew up in Chicago, studied sociology and African-American studies at Princeton University followed by a degree from Harvard Law School. Her career has included work for AmeriCorps, Chicago City Hall, a Law firm, and the University of Chicago. Since becoming First Lady, she has been leading efforts to reduce childhood obesity and to encourage volunteerism and community service.


Civility is a polite act or expression. This applies to our daily lives as we try to extend courtesies, even when we find out someone may not agree with our view of the world. As we’ve found, the more we associate with people who think and act like we do, the less civil we are to others.

This Conversation on Civility program uses portions of three different speakers to spur discussion between J. Barry Griswell, president of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines; Scott Raecker, executive director of Character Counts in Iowa; Connie Ryan Terrell, executive director of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa and Kathy Obradovich, political columnist, Des Moines Register.

This program also includes an interview with Joe Shannahan and Chuck Larson, Jr. The two are still partisan to the Democratic and Republican parties, respectively, but collectively, they’re in business together in a public policy and consulting firm. How does this work when two political rivals go into business together?


Is the best word to describe our country’s mood, fractious? We assemble a panel to discuss the topic of civility. Our in-studio guests are: J. Barry Griswell, president of the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines; Scott Raecker, executive director of Character Counts in Iowa; Connie Ryan Terrell, executive director of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa and Kathy Obradovich, political columnist, Des Moines Register.

Also included is a short interview with two business partners, Joe Shannahan and Chuck Larson, Jr and how they’ve put past political barbs aside and gone into business together.


Joe Shannahan has served as communications director for the Iowa Democratic Party, part of Gov. Tom Vilsack's campaign and the 2002 Tom Harkin senate campaign. Chuck Larson, Jr was a state representative, state senator and head of the Republican Party of Iowa. Both maintain their partisan ways, but have gone into business with one another in a public policy/consulting firm. How can they do business together under one roof? Has the tenor of the debate changed or is it the same knife fight under the golden dome? This segment is a full interview with the two from their West Des Moines office.


Dan has the perfect prescription for your spring and summer football fever. Iowa Barnstormers games in Des Moines are a great family destination.

Hosted by Dan Kaercher, Iowa's Simple Pleasures features Iowa travel destinations, restaurants, events, parks, recreation and more. Produced by Iowa Public Television, the series highlights fun things for Iowans to do, see and taste, right here at home.


This program examines the legalization of same-sex marriage in Iowa and how it's fueled an ongoing debate in the State.


Hosted by Ellen March, Sew It All teaches a fundamental sewing technique and a quick-and-easy project that utilizes the technique. Whether you're a beginner, intermediate or advanced sewist, you'll love the casual, fun vibe and no-fear approach that Sew it All offers.

You'll learn how to make the most out of your sewing machine investment (no matter how much your machine cost), and you'll expand your machine's capabilities by using different attachments, feet, stitches and great products that make sewing much easier than ever before.

A special guest joins Ellen on each episode to share different takes on traditional methods and inspire you to sew it all!


Former Massachusetts Education Commissioner, David P. Driscoll, has had a 45 year career in public education and educational leadership. His reform efforts with the Massachusetts education system have led to a consistent annual improvement in student achievement. Currently, Commissioner Driscoll is chair of the National Assessment Governing Board. On July 26, in Des Moines, Commissioner Driscoll spoke at the Iowa Education Summit, conveying how Massachusetts became the top state in education reform and what steps the U.S. is taking to be a globally competitive leader.


A distinguished author and professor of education at Stanford University, Linda Darling-Hammond was named one of the nation's ten most influential people affecting educational policy over the last decade. On July 25, in Des Moines, Ms. Darling-Hamond spoke at the Iowa Education Summit, where she focused on issues of school restructuring, teacher quality, and educational equity.


The honorable Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, called education reform, "the most pressing issue facing America." On July 25, in Des Moines, Secretary Duncan addressed attendees at the Iowa Education Summit to discuss what the U.S. Department of Education is doing to enhance education in America.


Iowa has moved from being a national leader in education to being among the average over the past two decades. In response to this downward trend in Iowa’s standing, Governor Terry Branstad called for an education summit to discuss ideas with business and education leaders and teachers on what can be done to make Iowa an educational leader again. On July 25 and 26, in Des Moines, various speakers, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Asia Society Senior Advisor, Vivien Stewart, spoke at the Iowa Education Summit to share their ideas for education reform.


Highlights from the Iowa Education Summit 2011 and round table discussion with a variety of stake-holders working on Iowa's education reform. Communities, teachers, administrators and government officials are working together to create a world class education system and restore Iowa's schools to "Best in the Nation" status, in the face of limited resources


Dan Wardell and friends make a super snack called Power Parfait!


Dan Wardell and friends make a super snack called Turkey Roll-ups!


Dan Wardell and friends make a super snack called Ants on a Log!


Dan Wardell and friends make a super snack called Banana Pops!


Dan Wardell and friends make a super snack called Veggie Pizza!


Iowa Public Television is producing a new special to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. The program, Iowans Remember 9/11, debuts Sunday, September 11 at 7 p.m. on statewide Iowa Public Television.

This one-hour program is hosted by world-renowned opera star and Iowa native Dr. Simon Estes, and will feature Iowa artists showcasing their gifts to honor those lost and with hope for renewal.

Highlights will include an eclectic mix of musical offerings from the Des Moines Symphony players, The Nadas, Bob Dorr, singers from the Iowa State University Choir, and Dr. Estes himself.

Perspectives and reflections will also be provided by a variety of Iowans, including: Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander; poet, storyteller, and artist David Williamson; playwright Cynthia Mercati; and essayist Michael Gartner.

Iowans Remember 9/11 will also be shown September 11 at 10:30 p.m. on IPTV, and on Monday, September 12 at 7 p.m. on IPTV WORLD.


Iowa Public Television commemorates the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 with a special program.


Iowa Public Television commemorates the 10th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 with a special program, Iowans Remember 9/11.

This one-hour program is hosted by world-renowned opera star and Iowa native Dr. Simon Estes, and features Iowa artists showcasing their gifts to honor those lost and with hope for renewal.

Highlights include an eclectic mix of musical offerings from the Des Moines Symphony players, The Nadas, Bob Dorr, singers from the Iowa State University Choir, and Dr. Estes himself.

Perspectives and reflections are also be provided by a variety of Iowans, including: Iowa’s Poet Laureate Mary Swander; poet, storyteller, and artist David Williamson; playwright Cynthia Mercati; and essayist Michael Gartner.


Join Friends of Iowa Public Television as we travel to France in May 2012. Bask in the rich culture and romance of fascinating France on our Expressions of France nine-day tour that explores captivating Paris where the legendary landmarks of the Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Champs-Elysees await as well as a cruise along the River Seine. Spend a day at the Palace of Versailles. Journey to Normandy and visit historic Omaha Beach. Exciting experiences like dinner and a show at the Paradis Latin, where the famous French CanCan originated and a spectacular dinner overlooking the Parisian skyline as you dine at the Eiffel Tower, bring to life the joie de vivre of this fabulous country. Call 800-728-2828 for your free brochure or download your own copy at http://www.collettevacations.com/group-page/index.cfm?ID=470954.


The town of Templeton, Iowa is known for its rich farm land, German Catholic heritage, and a tradition that traces its origins back to days of prohibition. In recent years, Iowa-made Templeton Rye has become an increasingly popular choice for whiskey connoisseurs. But it was at the height of the prohibition movement that America's taste for this high caliber and sought-after whiskey gave Templeton Rye the unofficial title of "Iowa's good stuff". This locally-produced documentary takes a glimpse at the whiskey cookers of Carroll county and their spirit to hold a community together.


John Agyekum Kufuor and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva received the 2011 World Food Prize for their personal commitment and visionary leadership while serving as the presidents of Ghana and of Brazil, respectively, in creating and implementing government policies to alleviate hunger and poverty in their countries.

The significant achievements of these two former heads of state illustrate that transformational leadership truly can effect positive change and greatly improve people’s lives.

The 24th annual World Food Prize ceremony was held in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, October 13, 2011.

The World Food Prize was founded by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Iowan Norman Borlaug. After winning the Nobel Prize in 1970 for his achievements in agricultural research, Borlaug envisioned a separate international award to recognize those who have made significant contributions to improve the world's food supply.


John Agyekum Kufuor e Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva receberam o Prêmio Mundial da Alimentação em 2011 pelo compromisso pessoal e liderança visionária enquanto serviam, respectivamente, como os presidentes do Gana e do Brasil, na criação e implementação de políticas públicas para aliviar a fome e a pobreza em seus países.

As significativas conquistas destes dois ex-chefes de Estado mostram que lideranças políticas podem realmente trazer mudanças positivas, melhorando significativamente a vida das pessoas.

A cerimônia anual do The World Food Prize foi realizada em Des Moines, Iowa na quinta-feira, 13 de outubro de 2011.

O The World Food Prize foi criado pelo Prémio Nobel da Paz Norman Borlaug. Depois de ganhar o Prêmio Nobel em 1970 por suas realizações em pesquisa agrícola, Borlaug imaginou uma premiação internacional para reconhecer aqueles que fizeram contribuições significativas para melhorar o abastecimento mundial de alimentos.


Author and naturalist, Cindy Blobaum, teaches students about geology and minerals through a demonstration using cookies. This video is targeted at students in grades 3-6.

Use these resources to supplement your use of this video in your classroom:

Photos:
Amethyst Crystals

Geode

Pumice

Quartz

Sandstone

Slate

Talc

Geodes

Granite

Handouts
Rock cookie comparison

What's it made of?

Industrial minerals around the house


Author and naturalist, Cindy Blobaum, introduces the concept of the geology field. This video is targeted at students in grades 3-6.

Use these resources to supplement your use of this video in your classroom:

Photos:
Amethyst Crystals

Geode

Pumice

Quartz

Sandstone

Slate

Talc

Geodes

Granite

Handouts
Rock cookie comparison

What's it made of?

Industrial minerals around the house


Author and naturalist, Cindy Blobaum, teaches students about minerals - the ingredients for rocks. This video is targeted at students in grades 3-6.

Use these resources to supplement your use of this video in your classroom:

Photos:
Amethyst Crystals

Geode

Pumice

Quartz

Sandstone

Slate

Talc

Geodes

Granite

Handouts
Rock cookie comparison

What's it made of?

Industrial minerals around the house


Author and naturalist, Cindy Blobaum, teaches students how rocks break apart in nature. This video is targeted at students in grades 3-6.

Use these resources to supplement your use of this video in your classroom:

Photos:
Amethyst Crystals

Geode

Pumice

Quartz

Sandstone

Slate

Talc

Geodes

Granite

Handouts
Rock cookie comparison

What's it made of?

Industrial minerals around the house


Author and naturalist, Cindy Blobaum, teaches students minerals found in nature are used to make everyday household items. This video is targeted at students in grades 3-6.

Use these resources to supplement your use of this video in your classroom:

Photos:
Amethyst Crystals

Geode

Pumice

Quartz

Sandstone

Slate

Talc

Geodes

Granite

Handouts
Rock cookie comparison

What's it made of?

Industrial minerals around the house


Naturalist, Heidi Anderson, teaches students about her job as a naturalist, what taxonomy is, and how to use a use a dichotomous tree key to identify a deciduous and conifer tree. This video is targeted at students in grades 6-8.

Access an interactive tree identification key at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/pages/tree/

Use these photos to supplement your use of this video in your classroom:


Needle Bundle


Single Needle


Needles Singly on Stem


Needle Tuft

Bundled Needles


Smooth Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Leaves Alternate on the Branch


Single Opposite Leaves


Single Smooth Leaves Alternate on the Branch


Compound Leaf with Leaflets


Gingko Leaf


Naturalist, Heidi Anderson, teaches students about her job as a naturalist and what taxonomy is. This video is targeted at students in grades 6-8.


Access an interactive tree identification key at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/pages/tree/

Use these photos to supplement your use of this video in your classroom:


Needle Bundle


Single Needle


Needles Singly on Stem


Needle Tuft

Bundled Needles


Smooth Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Leaves Alternate on the Branch


Single Opposite Leaves


Single Smooth Leaves Alternate on the Branch


Compound Leaf with Leaflets


Gingko Leaf


Naturalist, Heidi Anderson, teaches students how to use a dichotomous key to identify deciduous trees. This video is targeted at students in grades 6-8.

Access an interactive tree identification key at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/pages/tree/

Use these photos to supplement your use of this video in your classroom:


Needle Bundle


Single Needle


Needles Singly on Stem


Needle Tuft

Bundled Needles


Smooth Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Leaves Alternate on the Branch


Single Opposite Leaves


Single Smooth Leaves Alternate on the Branch


Compound Leaf with Leaflets


Gingko Leaf


Naturalist, Heidi Anderson, teaches students how to use a dichotomous key to identify deciduous trees. This video is targeted at students in grades 6-8.

Access an interactive tree identification key at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/pages/tree/

Use these photos to supplement your use of this video in your classroom:


Needle Bundle


Single Needle


Needles Singly on Stem


Needle Tuft

Bundled Needles


Smooth Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Leaves Alternate on the Branch


Single Opposite Leaves


Single Smooth Leaves Alternate on the Branch


Compound Leaf with Leaflets


Gingko Leaf


Naturalist Heidi Anderson reviews taxonomy and talks to students about how they get identify trees in their area. This video is targeted at students in grades 6-8.

Access an interactive tree identification key at http://www.extension.iastate.edu/pages/tree/

Use these photos to supplement your use of this video in your classroom:


Needle Bundle


Single Needle


Needles Singly on Stem


Needle Tuft

Bundled Needles


Smooth Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Lobed Leaf


Leaves Alternate on the Branch


Single Opposite Leaves


Single Smooth Leaves Alternate on the Branch


Compound Leaf with Leaflets


Gingko Leaf


Dan Wardell and the Super Savers turn off the lights to save electricity!


Dan Wardell and the Super Savers save electricity by grabbing a snack!


Dan Wardell and the Super Savers conserve water!


Dan Wardell and the Super Savers save money by saving electricity and conserving water!


Jim Christensen, of Holstein, is an educator looking for new and innovative ways to engage students in learning, and he often turns to IPTV for resources. Jim says Iowa Public Television is his source for education in the community.


Bill Thatcher, of Fort Dodge, particularly enjoys the public affairs programming he can see on IPTV WORLD. Bill watches these programs because IPTV is his source for ideas and information he can trust.


Fort Dodge magistrate Bill Thatcher enjoys learning from speeches given across Iowa thanks to IPTV's Intelligent Talk Television.


Bill Thatcher enjoys the Iowa perspective he receives from IPTV. As a resident of Fort Dodge, Bill enjoys learning about the state he calls home.


Fort Dodge resident Bill Thatcher looks to Iowa Public Television for information about the world around him, and for straightforward public affairs programming he can trust.


Sam Elsbernd, of Des Moines, loves watching Iowa State Fair coverage on IPTV.


Des Moines student Sam Elsbernd thinks Red Green on Iowa Public Television is hilarious - leading him to call IPTV his source for laughs!


Johnston teacher Sarah Brown Wessling believes students need to be ready to learn from a variety of different sources in the 21st century, and says IPTV's multimedia programming provide excellent opportunities to help her students.


When she's not teaching, Sarah Brown Wessling loves watching Antiques Roadshow on Iowa Public Television. She values the possibility and potential of the items on screen, and loves learning more from Iowa's statewide network.


Sarah Brown Wessling uses programs like Frontline in her classroom to expand the world for her students. Sarah says IPTV is her source for engaging minds and making connections.


Johnston mom Sarah Brown Wessling knows Iowa Public Television and IPTV.org are safe places for her children to find entertainment and education.


Sarah Brown Wessling, the 2010 National Teacher of the Year, believes Iowa Public Television helps her Johnston High School students link their learning to events taking place in the world today.


Jim Christensen, of Holstein, is an educator looking for new and innovative ways to engage students in learning, and he often turns to IPTV for resources. Jim says Iowa Public Television is his source for education in the community.


Dr. Thomas Meyer, a recently retired ISU Adjunct Physics Professor, has a continuing role in research and science at both the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and the CERN laboratory in Switzerland. In this lecture, "Particles Collide and Wreckage Flies," Dr. Meyer offers updates on new experiments at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. He’ll share what scientists are learning in their search for the "Higgs boson" particle (also known as the "God particle") and how these findings might impact modern Physics.

This talk was part of the Science Center of Iowa’s Cafe Scientifique series, sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred.


This beautiful music performance, recorded in Des Moines, features the tales of Celtic figures from history and legend.


Enjoy the pop sounds from Frat Rock to Surf Pop, from the British Beats to Motown, and more during "'60s Pop, Rock, and Soul," airing during Festival 2012 on IPTV.


Smart, savvy, sharp-suited detective Sam has his world turned upside down when the hunt for a cold-blooded murderer becomes a desperate rescue mission for his own girlfriend and fellow cop Maya.


Watch an all-new production of "Phantom of the Opera" at Royal Albert Hall. This lavish performance marks the 25th anniversary of the hit musical.


Learn the heartwarming story of the Quilts of Valor Foundation, and have some fun with rookie quilters, during this all-new special, airing during Festival 2012 on IPTV. For almost a decade, the Quilts of Valor Foundation has awarded nearly 60,000 quilts to America's wounded veterans. Marianne Fons helps tell the story of this organization, and hosts a "competition" among celebrity rookie quilters as they learn how to make their own quilts of valor. Watch as Olympic Wrestler and Coach Dan Gable, "Lawrence Welk" star Mary Lou Metzger, and Heather Stephenson, the wife of an Army Guardssman, learn the ropes from professional quilters.


Explore the impact of the steam engine by visiting historic railways from Alaska to New Hampshire during "Celebrating North America's Steam Railways." Tune in to IPTV to hear behind-the-scenes stories from the program's producer throughout the show.


Spc. Dustin Morrison, a veteran from New Market, Iowa, received a Quilt of Valor made by Olympic Champion Wrestler Dan Gable this winter. Dan awarded the quilt to Dustin in a locker room at Iowa State University before a wrestling meet Dan was covering for Iowa Public Television. Dustin, a soldier who was injured during a roadside attack in Afghanistan, was a wrestler in high school, and Dan wanted to award his quilt to a wrestler who had served his country.


By uncovering a 7,000 year old settlement, finding Iowa’s oldest human remains - and also the state’s best-preserved village - Iowa scientists are learning new details about pre-historic Midwestern living.

On Tuesday, March 6th, 2012, the Science Center of Iowa invited presenters - from the University of Iowa’s Office of the State Archaeologist - to speak to the general public at Java Joes Coffeehouse in downtown Des Moines. This presentation is part of the Café Scientifique series, which is sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred.

The panelists are: Melody Pope, Bill Whittaker, John Doershuk, Robin Lillie, Howard Crow Eagle, Joe Artz, Shirley Schermer, Hannah Scates, Kurtis Kettler, and Angela Collins.


Thanks to everyone who enjoyed the IPTV Kids Clubhouse during festival 2012!


Join host Dan Kaercher as he hits the great Iowa outdoors and some 3D targets on an archery range in Stuart.


You don't have to travel to Rome to be inspired by the Sistine Chapel. Join Dan Kaercher in Waterloo, as he dines under an artist's interpretation of the Sistine chapel ceiling.


Host Dan Kaercher enjoys some high speed hockey action with fans at a Sioux City Musketeers game.


If you're a rock hound or a civil war buff Southeast Iowa is the place for adventure. Plus Dan Kaercher found there's a great stop for a sweet treat.


See the Quad Cities on two wheels – on a bicycle or on an electric vehicle called a Segway.


If there's one type of food people get passionate about, it's barbecue! Dan Kaercher headed into Hickory Park in Ames for big flavor and big portions.


Tom Morain, long-time historian in the state of Iowa, elaborates on how the stories of people who lived before us can enliven the ‘dry bones’ of historical facts, in this speech recorded March 30th, 2012 on the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny.

His appearance is the first in a series of speeches called "The Dorothy Schwieder Iowa Talks" series, set up by the Iowa Studies Center, a collaborative history project of the Des Moines Area Community College and Salisbury House of Des Moines.


Café Scientifique takes a virtual tour of central Iowa's streams. The scientific panel analyzes the connections between what humans are doing on the land and how that effects "what's in the water."

The presenters, all from Iowa State University are:
Jan Thompson - Professor, Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology & Management; Tim Stewart - Assistant Professor, Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology & Management; Rebecca Christoffel - Assistant Professor and Wildlife Extension Specialist; and Allen Pattillo - Fisheries Extension Specialist.

This presentation was recorded on Tuesday April 3rd, 2012, at Big City Burgers and Greens, in Downtown Des Moines’ Capital Square, in front of a general audience. The lecture series is sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred.


What goes in must come out. Hear how it happens from Bill Stowe.


What goes in must come out. Hear how it happens from Bill Stowe.


Farmers can be the first line of defense to protect water quality. Get Allen Burt's gameplan.


Farmers can be the first line of defense to protect water quality. Get Allen Burt's gameplan.


Farmers can be the first line of defense to protect water quality. Get Allen Burt's gameplan.


Farmers can be the first line of defense to protect water quality. Get Allen Burt's gameplan.


What are Iowa's biggest water pollution problems? Dive into these expert answers from Lynette Seigley.


What are Iowa's biggest water pollution problems? Dive into these expert answers from Lynette Seigley.


What are Iowa's biggest water pollution problems? Dive into these expert answers from Lynette Seigley.


What are Iowa's biggest water pollution problems? Dive into these expert answers from Lynette Seigley.


What's the future for water treatment? L.D. McMullen examines some cutting edge technology.


What's the future for water treatment? L.D. McMullen examines some cutting edge technology.


What's the future for water treatment? L.D. McMullen examines some cutting edge technology.


What's the future for water treatment? L.D. McMullen examines some cutting edge technology.


How do farm practices and policies affect water quality? Hear Fred Kirschenmann's perspective.


How do farm practices and policies affect water quality? Hear Fred Kirschenmann's perspective.


How do farm practices and policies affect water quality? Hear Fred Kirschenmann's perspective.


How do farm practices and policies affect water quality? Hear Fred Kirschenmann's perspective.


Why is managing manure so important? Ask Amy Suarez.


Find out why this farmer thinks factory farms are harming our water.


Find out why this farmer thinks factory farms are harming our water.


Find out why this farmer thinks factory farms are harming our water.


Find out why this farmer thinks factory farms are harming our water.


Can the past provide the key to the future of water quality? Get Wayne Petersen's take on "green development."


Can the past provide the key to the future of water quality? Get Wayne Petersen's take on "green development."


Can the past provide the key to the future of water quality? Get Wayne Petersen's take on "green development."


Can the past provide the key to the future of water quality? Get Wayne Petersen's take on "green development."


Can the past provide the key to the future of water quality? Get Wayne Petersen's take on "green development."


Can the past provide the key to the future of water quality? Get Wayne Petersen's take on "green development."


Can the past provide the key to the future of water quality? Get Wayne Petersen's take on "green development."


Why would a big power company push customers to conserve? Get the bottom line from MidAmerican's main spokesman.


This entrepreneur is in the thick of "thin film" solar cell manufacturing. Explore more about Jeffrey's take on the future of energy.


This entrepreneur is in the thick of "thin film" solar cell manufacturing. Explore more about Jeffrey's take on the future of energy.


This entrepreneur is in the thick of "thin film" solar cell manufacturing. Explore more about Jeffrey's take on the future of energy.


This entrepreneur is in the thick of "thin film" solar cell manufacturing. Explore more about Jeffrey's take on the future of energy.


This entrepreneur is in the thick of "thin film" solar cell manufacturing. Explore more about Jeffrey's take on the future of energy.


Water keeps the power flowing at David Elschlager's plant. Hear how hydropower fits into the future of energy.


Water keeps the power flowing at David Elschlager's plant. Hear how hydropower fits into the future of energy.


Water keeps the power flowing at David Elschlager's plant. Hear how hydropower fits into the future of energy.


Water keeps the power flowing at David Elschlager's plant. Hear how hydropower fits into the future of energy.


Will nuclear power continue to be a force in the future? Bruce Lacy speaks for Iowa's only nuclear facility.


Will nuclear power continue to be a force in the future? Bruce Lacy speaks for Iowa's only nuclear facility.


Will nuclear power continue to be a force in the future? Bruce Lacy speaks for Iowa's only nuclear facility.


Are the answers to our energy problems blowin' in the wind? Tom Wind (yes that's his real name) evaluates the resource.


Are the answers to our energy problems blowin' in the wind? Tom Wind (yes that's his real name) evaluates the resource.


Are the answers to our energy problems blowin' in the wind? Tom Wind (yes that's his real name) evaluates the resource.


Are the answers to our energy problems blowin' in the wind? Tom Wind (yes that's his real name) evaluates the resource.


Are the answers to our energy problems blowin' in the wind? Tom Wind (yes that's his real name) evaluates the resource.


Are the answers to our energy problems blowin' in the wind? Tom Wind (yes that's his real name) evaluates the resource.


What issues will affect the future of energy? Let an EPRI* expert fill you in. *Electric Power Research Institute is one of the nation's leading energy industry think tanks.


What issues will affect the future of energy? Let an EPRI* expert fill you in. *Electric Power Research Institute is one of the nation's leading energy industry think tanks.


What issues will affect the future of energy? Let an EPRI* expert fill you in. *Electric Power Research Institute is one of the nation's leading energy industry think tanks.


What issues will affect the future of energy? Let an EPRI* expert fill you in. *Electric Power Research Institute is one of the nation's leading energy industry think tanks.


What issues will affect the future of energy? Let an EPRI* expert fill you in. *Electric Power Research Institute is one of the nation's leading energy industry think tanks.


What issues will affect the future of energy? Let an EPRI* expert fill you in. *Electric Power Research Institute is one of the nation's leading energy industry think tanks.


What issues will affect the future of energy? Let an EPRI* expert fill you in. *Electric Power Research Institute is one of the nation's leading energy industry think tanks.


How will Iowa prioritize the state's energy needs? Hear from the agency in charge of taking us into the future.


How will Iowa prioritize the state's energy needs? Hear from the agency in charge of taking us into the future.


How should the state of Iowa prepare for the future of energy? Hear what the state's energy policy task force focused on.


How should the state of Iowa prepare for the future of energy? Hear what the state's energy policy task force focused on.


Tim Bruning is a resident, farmer, and president of the Loess Hills Landowners and Operators Association. Hear his perspective.


Tim Bruning is a resident, farmer, and president of the Loess Hills Landowners and Operators Association. Hear his perspective.


Director of the Harrison County Conservation Board, Tim Sproul shares some thoughts on economic development.


Director of the Harrison County Conservation Board, Tim Sproul shares some thoughts on economic development.


Director of the Harrison County Conservation Board, Tim Sproul shares some thoughts on economic development.


Director of the Harrison County Conservation Board, Tim Sproul shares some thoughts on economic development.


Jean C. Prior, a geologist, raises concerns of farming or building within a working landscape.


Jean C. Prior, a geologist, raises concerns of farming or building within a working landscape.


Jean C. Prior, a geologist, raises concerns of farming or building within a working landscape.


Georgine Wessel is a landowner in a working landscape. She shares her opinions on ownership, government, and stewardship issues.


Georgine Wessel is a landowner in a working landscape. She shares her opinions on ownership, government, and stewardship issues.


Georgine Wessel is a landowner in a working landscape. She shares her opinions on ownership, government, and stewardship issues.


Dr. Stephen Light is the Director of Environment and Agriculture at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy located in Minneapolis, MN.


Dr. Stephen Light is the Director of Environment and Agriculture at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy located in Minneapolis, MN.


Dr. Stephen Light is the Director of Environment and Agriculture at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy located in Minneapolis, MN.


Dr. Stephen Light is the Director of Environment and Agriculture at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy located in Minneapolis, MN.


Randy Carpenter is a city planner in Sioux City. Find out what he thinks of urban sprawl and other important issues.


Randy Carpenter is a city planner in Sioux City. Find out what he thinks of urban sprawl and other important issues.


Randy Carpenter is a city planner in Sioux City. Find out what he thinks of urban sprawl and other important issues.


Randy Carpenter is a city planner in Sioux City. Find out what he thinks of urban sprawl and other important issues.


Susanne Hickey, Loess Hills Project Director for the Nature Conservancy, talks about how managing tourism and mining will lend themselves to the success of working landscapes.


Susanne Hickey, Loess Hills Project Director for the Nature Conservancy, talks about how managing tourism and mining will lend themselves to the success of working landscapes.


Susanne Hickey, Loess Hills Project Director for the Nature Conservancy, talks about how managing tourism and mining will lend themselves to the success of working landscapes.


Susanne Hickey, Loess Hills Project Director for the Nature Conservancy, talks about how managing tourism and mining will lend themselves to the success of working landscapes.


Rich Maaske is an environmental specialist. Hear how he deals with human development on working landscapes.


Rich Maaske is an environmental specialist. Hear how he deals with human development on working landscapes.


As a park ranger, Chad Graeve educates the public on working landscapes every day. Hear his take on maintaining working landscapes such as the Loess Hills.


As a park ranger, Chad Graeve educates the public on working landscapes every day. Hear his take on maintaining working landscapes such as the Loess Hills.


As a park ranger, Chad Graeve educates the public on working landscapes every day. Hear his take on maintaining working landscapes such as the Loess Hills.


As a park ranger, Chad Graeve educates the public on working landscapes every day. Hear his take on maintaining working landscapes such as the Loess Hills.


Dr. Charles Link is using gene therapy to research diseases and treat cancers. Explore the medical possibilities provided by genetic engineering.


Dr. Charles Link is using gene therapy to research diseases and treat cancers. Explore the medical possibilities provided by genetic engineering.


Daria Schmidt develops genetically engineered varieties for Pioneer Hi-Bred, hear what GE offers this researcher.


Gary Comstock is a bioethics professor at Iowa State who wrestles with ethical issues surrounding genetically engineered organisms.


Gary Comstock is a bioethics professor at Iowa State who wrestles with ethical issues surrounding genetically engineered organisms.


Jerry Fleagle is the President of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association. Checkout what grocers think about genetically engineered foods.


Jerry Fleagle is the President of the Iowa Grocery Industry Association. Checkout what grocers think about genetically engineered foods.


Monica Post is an education curator at the Blank Park Zoo. Find out how she thinks GE could impact the animal kingdom.


Monica Post is an education curator at the Blank Park Zoo. Find out how she thinks GE could impact the animal kingdom.


Monica Post is an education curator at the Blank Park Zoo. Find out how she thinks GE could impact the animal kingdom.


Rod Townsend moves Pioneer Hi-Bred products through the regulatory system. Find out what types of tests are required.


Rod Townsend moves Pioneer Hi-Bred products through the regulatory system. Find out what types of tests are required.


Tom Vilsack is the Governor of Iowa. Find out what he sees as the state's stake in biotechnology.


Tom Vilsack is the Governor of Iowa. Find out what he sees as the state's stake in biotechnology.


Tom Vilsack is the Governor of Iowa. Find out what he sees as the state's stake in biotechnology.


Brother Dave Andrews works with the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, delve into the church's position on genetic engineering.


Brother Dave Andrews works with the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, delve into the church's position on genetic engineering.


Brother Dave Andrews works with the National Catholic Rural Life Conference, delve into the church's position on genetic engineering.


Cliff Mulder is a farmer who plants genetically engineered seed. Listen to the factors he weighed in that decision.


Cliff Mulder is a farmer who plants genetically engineered seed. Listen to the factors he weighed in that decision.


Cliff Mulder is a farmer who plants genetically engineered seed. Listen to the factors he weighed in that decision.


Fred Kirschenmann is an organic farmer who chooses not to plant genetically engineered seed. He shares his concerns about the use of genetic engineering in food production.


Fred Kirschenmann is an organic farmer who chooses not to plant genetically engineered seed. He shares his concerns about the use of genetic engineering in food production.


Fred Kirschenmann is an organic farmer who chooses not to plant genetically engineered seed. He shares his concerns about the use of genetic engineering in food production.


Georg Anderl works with Genencor. His company engineers enzymes to help detergents really clean up!


Georg Anderl works with Genencor. His company engineers enzymes to help detergents really clean up!


Jerry Harrington works with Pioneer to provide choices to their customers, find out why GE is one of them.


Jerry Harrington works with Pioneer to provide choices to their customers, find out why GE is one of them.


Dr. Norma Hirsch works with issues covering the lifespan. Hear how she thinks GE will change our lives.


Dr. Norma Hirsch works with issues covering the lifespan. Hear how she thinks GE will change our lives.


Dr. Norma Hirsch works with issues covering the lifespan. Hear how she thinks GE will change our lives.


Steve Druker is a lawyer who sued the FDA (Food & Drug Administration). Check out his case against genetically engineered foods.


Steve Druker is a lawyer who sued the FDA (Food & Drug Administration). Check out his case against genetically engineered foods.


Steve Druker is a lawyer who sued the FDA (Food & Drug Administration). Check out his case against genetically engineered foods.


In this documentary film, narrated by Academy Award nominee and veterans’ advocate Gary Sinise, Iowa’s World War II veterans tell their incredible stories of brutal combat as they prepare to make the highly anticipated trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the National World War II Memorial. On the trip, survivors also visit Arlington National Cemetery. Among many moving stories, the film follows one veteran who found the marker – previously unseen to him – of his own son who served in the Vietnam War.

In 2005, Earl Morse co-founded the not-for-profit Honor Flight Network, a national volunteer effort that ensured that tens of thousands of veterans would be flown free of charge to Washington, D.C. to visit their World War II Memorial. Most had never seen the memorial before.

Watch more Iowans share their WWII stories at iptv.org/iowastories


On Saturday, May 12th, 2012, Rwandan President Paul Kagame presented the William Penn University commencement address, and also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.


Rent a bike or go river boating in downtown Des Moines; check out the Midwest's fastest sport on ice in the northwest part of the state; and in northeast Iowa, dine under artwork reminiscent of the Sistine chapel.


Dan Kaercher sight-sees downtown Des Moines both with a bike-sharing program and on a sternwheeler riverboat that offers food, beverage and fun on the Des Moines River.


Paddle with Dan Kaercher through a southeast Iowa wildlife complex; dine at a third-generation steakhouse in northwest Iowa; step into a historic landmark all Iowans should be proud of; and sample a variety of handcrafted ciders produced in Lisbon.


Dan Kaercher learns that nothing puts our busy 21st century life into perspective more than floating a river, observing nature and learning a little about those who inhabited Iowa before us.


Dan Kaercher found a northwest Iowa steakhouse established by a Russian immigrant who fled his homeland during the Bolshevik Revolution.


Join Dan Kaercher as he takes a tour of Terrace Hill. Its home to the governor ... and its open for tours.


In Linn County, an orchard and cider company made the cut as one of the 30 best hard ciders in the world. Let's have a taste with Dan Kaercher!


At this moment there may be an asteroid or comet hurtling towards the Earth that could wipe out civilization and/or bring about global climate change. In this Café Scientifique, the director of the Asteroid Deflection Research Center at Iowa State University, Professor Bong Wie, describes the latest science, engineering and technology that could deflect asteroids and prevent the end of the world as we know it.

This presentation was recorded on Tuesday June 5th, 2012, at the Science Center of Iowa in Downtown Des Moines, in front of a general audience. The lecture series is sponsored by Pioneer Hi-Bred.


If you like eerie experiences, you don't have to wait for October and Halloween. Just join Dan Kaercher for a visit a certain house in the southwest Iowa town of Villisca.


In the fall of 2011, the New York Times named this hotel one of its 150 "weekend destinations". It's the restored Hotel Blackhawk in downtown Davenport.


Some of the first travelers to Iowa arrived by oxen or horse-drawn wagons. Some stayed ... others were just passing through. Dan Kaercher sees part of the trail the Mormons took through southern Iowa.


Dan Kaercher looks for an angler's paradise among some of northeast Iowa's hundreds of miles of trout streams.


There area lots of places to get a good burger. But for a great burger, Dan Kaercher found an eatery that's earned a "Best of" title.


Dan Kaercher learns how to draw a bow, aim and let the arrows fly in west central Iowa; gets a hold on all things wrestling in Waterloo; walks on Iowa's ancient seabed uncovered by floods; and relaxes at a Victorian Inn in northwest Iowa.


In Waterloo, Dan Kaercher tours a spot devoted to the history of wrestling, and learns this favorite Iowa sport actually dates back to ancient times.


Did you know that Iowa was once part of a large continent south of the equator, covered by warm, shallow seas? The sea beds are still here and Dan Kaercher explores the ancient fossil gorge in Johnson County.


In Ida County, Dan Kaercher travels back in time and discover some interesting sites on my way to the elegant Battle Creek Bed & Breakfast.


Get lost in an amazing autumn maze; explore the all-you-can-eat menu at a scenic spot in Jackson county; learn the history and hardships of life as a hobo; and save room for a Green River or Banana Split at the ol' time soda fountain in Wilton.


In northwest Iowa, Dan Kaercher finds an amazing place -- a corn maze and all things pumpkin.


Dan Kaercher finds a family-run restaurant in Jackson County that offers a homey atmosphere in the country and all-you-can-eat entrees.


A Hobo's life is transient – but the life and history of the hobo is forever honored in just one place – the north central Iowa town of Britt.


Some days Dan Kaercher just longs for an old-fashioned treat from an old-fashioned soda fountain. And he knew right where to go --to Wilton, in eastern Iowa.


Mister Rogers remixed by Symphony of Science's John Boswell for PBS Digital Studios.

Dig for Iowa's state rock and mine for a little civil war history in southeast Iowa; take a bite of an award-winning burger in Dexter; test your nerves at an authentic haunted house; and relax at a historic Quad Cities hotel that received national attention.


Tour the Quad Cities on 2-wheels; follow the same trail as many pioneers who crossed the prairie in the mid 1800s; seek out an angler's paradise in northeast Iowa; and get ready for "BIG" portions and big flavor at a Story County eatery.


Iowa Public Television producer and Iowa State Fair segment host Mike Newell had fun at the 1995 Fair, learning a lot along the way. Here, Mike teaches us how to throw a horseshoe.


Iowa Public Television's Mark Pearson and the Iowa State Fair "Mr. Legs" competition from 1985. The clip speaks for itself!


Iowa Public Television's Mark Pearson knew agriculture, and Mark could identify a weed a mile away. In 1987, he covered weed classification at the Iowa State Fair.


Mark Pearson’s nightly sign-off on Iowa Public Television's Iowa State Fair coverage - “Have fun at the Fair!” - became famous over the years.


Iowa State Fairgoers got used to seeing Mark racing around the grounds in his golf cart while on location for Iowa Public Television's coverage. This clip from 1986 shows he wanted to play a little golf at the Fair, too.


Mark Pearson had big shoes to fill in 1997 when Bill Riley, Sr., passed the job of hosting Iowa Public Televisions's Fair coverage on to Mark. As we know now, Mark filled those shoes well.


Iowa Public Television producer and Iowa State Fair segment host Mike Newell had fun at the 1998 Fair, learning a lot along the way. Here, Mike teaches us how to properly fold a napkin.


Bob Ross remixed by Symphony of Science's John D. Boswell for PBS Digital Studios.

Steve Pope loves to watch people, and as the official Fair photographer, Steve gets to immerse himself in this annual celebration of human expression.


How can educators succeed in the 21st Century, with higher academic expectations for students, and continuing pressure on teachers? The 2012 Iowa Teacher & Principal Leadership Symposium offered the ideas of some national and international leaders. This program highlights presentations from Mark Tucker of the National Center on Education and the Economy and Vivien Stewart of the Asia Society. Brad Jupp, senior advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, speaks in part 2 of this programme.


How can educators succeed in the 21st Century, with higher academic expectations for students, and continuing pressure on teachers? The 2012 Iowa Teacher & Principal Leadership Symposium offered the ideas of some national and international leaders. This program highlights presentations from Brad Jupp, senior advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, as well as Mark Tucker of the National Center on Education and the Economy and Vivien Stewart of the Asia Society, who speak in part 1 of this programme.


Food contests are a huge undertaking at the Fair. Arlette Hollister has anchored the effort for many years and is still going strong.


Discover just what it takes to grow an abnormally large pumpkin.


Learn what it takes to show animals at the Iowa State Fair.


Linda Heiken has spent countless hours in her cozy kitchen preparing her canning entries for state fair competition and shares some of her award-winning expertise.


They can bake a cake, but can they decorate it?


Elaborate and ornate dollhouses fill the Cultural Center at the Iowa State Fair. Find out which ones took home the prize.


Dan Wardell and friends make a super snack called Bird Nest Salad!


In celebration of her 100th birthday, Julia Child Remixed by John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, for PBS Digital Studios.

Dan Wardell and friends make a super snack called Apple Fondue!


Iowans compete to see who can decorate the most beautiful egg.


This street duo entertains the audience with juggling, fire, and acrobatics.


Young Iowans put their best foot forward as they showcase their sheep and their hard work in the FFA Sheep Show.


New to the fair is a zipline that takes daring participants 130 ft. across the Fairgrounds.


Mark Pearson hosted IPTV's State Fair Highlights shows for 15 years. Pearson passed away in June, 2012. Here's a look at his State Fair legacy.


Join Charity Nebbe, host of IPTV's new cooking series Iowa Ingredient, as she explores some tasty and unique flavors of the Iowa State Fair.


The fun at the Iowa State Fair starts each year with the annual parade in downtown Des Moines.


Dan Wardell and friends make a super snack called Terrific Trail Mix!


Dan Wardell and friends make a super snack called Berry Delicious Smoothies!


Dan Wardell and friends make a super snack called Cool Kabobs!


It's not just boots and spurs. It takes poise and presence to win the title Cowgirl Queen at the Iowa State Fair.


Discover which foods the kids love at the Iowa State Fair.


Join Charity Nebbe, host of IPTV's new cooking series Iowa Ingredient, as she explores some tasty and unique flavors of the Iowa State Fair.


They've grown the pumpkins, now it's time to see who has the biggest and the best.


A butter cow and a chocolate moose make a big impression at the Fair this year.


Beautiful and intelligent young women from every county in Iowa compete to see who will win the crown.


The Fair is a big time for young Iowans in FFA. The parade of champions showcases the winners of various awards in the FFA.


Join Charity Nebbe, host of IPTV's new cooking series Iowa Ingredient, as she explores some tasty and unique flavors of the Iowa State Fair.






Contestants see who's the best at bagging groceries.





Ice cream cones decorate the fairgrounds without all the sticky mess in this artistic display made by Iowans.






A small Iowa town moves State Fairgrounds' campers.







Admire all of the hard work and time these talented artists have spent on their quilts.


The fair is a great time for politicians to reach out and interact with real Iowans.




This petting zoo features exotic animals such as kangaroos, camels and zebras.



It's a classic contest of strength and endurance as monster arm wrestling takes the spotlight.



These are the biggest of the big. Meet the big boar, ram, and bull.


Iowans show off their birds to find out who has the best poultry.


The winner of the Iowa State Fair Queen Contest gives an interview with Bill Riley Jr.


Iowa's Governor exhibits an animal for auction with all proceeds going to The Ronald McDonald House.





Stock cars take the track and race against one another.





These young Iowans show us how to spell winner in the Youth Spelling Bee.



These cyclists take their bikes to the extreme and wow crowds with their amazing stunts.



These musicians compete to see who can strum the best tune.




Learn how to milk a cow.


Salute Iowans who have proudly served us all as they march through the Fairgrounds for the Veterans Parade.



Iowa's talented 4H participants groom their swine and show them off in the ring.




It's time to get the late model cars fired up as they race against each other on the dirt track.



If only smell-o-vision was available! This delicious competition will make your mouth water.


From the intricate to the amazing, the wood carving contest is an intriguing eyeful.



This interactive display about seeds is a fun learning event for kids at the Fair.


Join Charity Nebbe, host of IPTV's new cooking series Iowa Ingredient, as she explores some tasty and unique flavors of the Iowa State Fair.



Chainsaws don't just cut down trees, they can be used to create beautiful carvings.



The sheep get a little cooler as the competition heats up during the the sheep shearing contest.



The fair is a great time for politicians to reach out and interact with real Iowans.



It's always a delight to see these stunning horses take the ring and showcase their beauty.



See Dan Wardell's artful side at the Iowa State Fair.



Many young Iowans compete to see who has the best steer. It's time to find out this year's winner.




It's a skill every woman should have. These ladies compete to see who's the best at throwing a rubber chicken.




Join Charity Nebbe, host of IPTV's new cooking series Iowa Ingredient, as she explores some tasty and unique flavors of the Iowa State Fair.



In one of the most delicious competitions at the Fair, judges are forced to eat cookies and determine a winner.




The dirt flies and the rafters rumble as the tractors pull their weight at the Grandstand.




Kids get a chance to see what it's like to live on a farm at this fun activity center.


In this wild and fun sheep riding contest, the youngest Fairgoers see how long they can last.



Get the grills going, it's time to see who really is the best at cooking out.



Kids take the stage and see who has the best joke in this funny and cute joke telling competition.



Clifford the Big Red Dog shares fair fun with Dan Wardell.



Join Charity Nebbe, host of IPTV's new cooking series Iowa Ingredient, as she explores plants nobody loves: weeds!



The dirt flies and the rafters rumble as the tractors pull their weight at the Grandstand.


It's time for these young adults to exhibit and auction off the animals that helped them win champion.


With the Grand Concourse as their "lane", bowlers take to the great outdoors.


Senator Tom Harkin introduces the U.S. Senate hearing on bullying in schools. This Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee field hearing was held inside Des Moines' East High School on June 8, 2012.


Emily Domayer testifies before the U.S. Senate hearing on bullying in schools on June 8, 2012, in Des Moines. Emily was born in Des Moines, grew up in Sioux City, and graduated from Sioux City North High School in 2006. She was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome (a form of autism) at age 12. In 2005 she attended the Iowa's Youth Leadership Forum, a state-wide gathering of high school students with disabilities who have leadership potential. She has come back every year as a counselor. She considers herself to be an advocate for people with disabilities, particularly those on the autism spectrum. She has been playing violin since she was nine years old.


Matt Shankles testifies before the U.S. Senate hearing on bullying in schools on June 8, 2012, in Des Moines. Matt Shankles is a junior at Linn-Mar High School in Marion, Iowa. He has a strong interest in theater, performing in the Prep Instep Show Choir and retaining membership in the International Thespian Honor Society. Matt is also an advocate for safer schools, serving as Co-President of the school's Gay-Straight Alliance. He is the creator of a once-anonymous Twitter account to counteract bullying, @Linn_Mar_Love. Recently, Matt traveled to Washington, D.C. to attend a Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Safe Schools Advocacy Summit to advocate for the Safe Schools Improvement Act.


Liz Sederquist testifies before the U.S. Senate hearing on bullying in schools on June 8, 2012, in Des Moines. Liz is a student at Des Moines Area Community College and Gilbert High School. She participates in rugby at Iowa State University and has been active in softball, band, marching band, and is a member of the Iowa Pride Network's Leadership Team. Liz plans to major in anthropology with a double minor in archaeology and history.


Russlynn Ali testifies before the U.S. Senate hearing on bullying in schools on June 8, 2012, in Des Moines. Ali is Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. She is responsible for enforcing civil rights laws in our nation's schools, colleges and universities, and for insuring that institutions receiving federal funds do not engage in discriminatory conduct related to race, sex, disability or age. Previously, she served as top assistant to the president of the Children's Defense Fund, and Assistant Director of Policy & Research at the Broad Foundation, and as chief of staff to the president of the Los Angeles Unified School District's Board of Education. She taught at the University of Southern California Law Center and the University of California at Davis.


Liz Calbom testifies before the U.S. Senate hearing on bullying in schools on June 8, 2012, in Des Moines. Ms. Calbom joined the Government Accounting Office (GAO) in November, 1990, and was named the Western Regional Director in 2006. In that role she is responsible for the operations of the Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Denver field offices. She is also responsible for directing several engagements in GAO's Education, Workforce, and Income Security (EWIS) team, including work on school bullying. Prior to joining the GAO, Linda was a senior audit manager of Deloitte & Touche in Seattle, Washington.On the day of this hearing, the GAO released a report titled, "School Bullying: Legal Protections for Vulnerable Youth Need to Be More Fully Assessed."


Penny Bisignano testifies before the U.S. Senate hearing on bullying in schools on June 8, 2012, in Des Moines. Penny is an education consultant at the Iowa Department of Education and is part of the Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools Grant Team with a focus on prevention and intervention. Prior to joining the grant team at the Department of Education, she served as a consultant to the department, and provided training and networking state-wide. She provided training and facilitated projects such as school improvement and teachers' roles. Penny coordinated a federal elementary school grant for the Des Moines Public Schools, coordinated the Accounts for Education for Iowa State University, and served as a school improvement coordinator for Area Education Agency 11 in Iowa.


Dr. Paul R. Gausman testifies before the U.S. Senate hearing on bullying in schools on June 8, 2012, in Des Moines. Dr. Gausman is the Superintendent of Schools for the Sioux City Community School District. In this position, he has direct oversight of the educational process for more than 14,000 students in Sioux City, Iowa. Paul was formerly the Superintendent of Schools for the West Central School District in South Dakota. In addition to his duties in Sioux City, Dr. Gausman is currently on staff as a Performing Artist/Clinician with the Yamaha Corporation of America in the area of marching percussion, concert percussion, and drum set. Paul holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, and Education Specialist degree from the University of Sioux Falls, a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.


Ellen Reilly testifies before the U.S. Senate hearing on bullying in schools on June 8, 2012, in Des Moines. Ellen is a Learning Supports Specialist with Davenport (Iowa) Schools. She is the district anti-bullying coordinator and also provides at-risk, homeless and other specialized services in her district of nearly 16,000 students. She has her Masters in Criminal Justice and Organizational Development from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, and is a certified Trauma and Loss School Specialist through the National Trauma and Loss Institute. Ellen has been working in the area of bullying prevention for the last 12 years. She is a certified Olweus Bully Prevention Trainer, having trained over 30 schools in the last 3 years.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


On June 8th, 2012, Iowans gathered in Des Moines to hear testimony about how to prevent bullying in our schools. Presentations were made by young people, educators, community leaders, policy makers, and experts. This program offers some highlights of their testimony, including their concepts of what bullying is, how to spot bullying, and how to prevent it.


On June 8th, 2012, Iowans gathered in Des Moines to hear testimony about how to prevent bullying in our schools. Presentations were made by young people, educators, community leaders, policy makers, and experts. This program offers some highlights of their testimony, including their concepts of what bullying is, how to spot bullying, and how to prevent it.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


DES MOINES, IOWA - Live coverage of the World Food Prize, honoring outstanding individuals who strive to improve the quality, quantity or availability of food throughout the world.

The 2012 World Food Prize was awarded to Dr. Daniel Hillel for his role in conceiving and implementing a radically new mode of bringing water to crops i­­n arid and dry land regions - known as “micro-irrigation.”

Dr. Hillel’s pioneering scientific work in Israel revolutionized food production, first in the Middle East, and then in other regions around the world over the past five decades. His work laid the foundation for maximizing efficient water usage in agriculture, increasing crop yields, and minimizing environmental degradation.


Any time a Healthy Hero gets into a vehicle they always put on their seat belt!


On this week’s Moyers & Company, Bill explores a judicial system under partisan attack. Thirty-eight states now elect their high court judges. Over the last decade, $200 million -- much of it secret and tied to partisan agendas -- has poured into these judicial campaigns. In Florida, Pennsylvania, and Iowa, for example, justices are being targeted by radical groups that abhor judicial independence and want the courts to reflect their own political biases.

In Iowa, a state whose judicial system has been praised for its fairness and impartiality, the political and religious Right ousted three justices in 2010 over marriage equality, and is now trying to take down a fourth over the same issue. But this time a bipartisan coalition called Justice Not Politics is fighting back. Its co-founders -- Democrat Sally Pederson and Republican Joy Corning, each of whom served Iowa for eight years as lieutenant governor -- talk with Bill about what's at stake when justices are at the mercy of partisan passions and money in politics.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


In this Connections to Science video, meet astronaut and Iowa native Dr. Peggy Whitson who is the first female commander of the International Space Station. Learn some interesting facts about the International Space Station, why half the fun of science is getting unexpected results, and what it takes to not only be an astronaut, but also successful in life.

Learn more about different careers in science:

DotDiva: http://www.dotdiva.org/
A site that introduces high school girls and their families to the potential of computing to build a better world. Resources include women computer scientists talking about how computing helps them realize their passion and improve the world, a webisode about two young computer scientists, and suggestions for parents and teachers on helping young women explore the field of computing.

Engineering Your Life: http://engineeryourlife.org/
A guide to engineering careers for high school girls. Resources include video profiles of women engineers, a printable brochure and poster, a guide to engineering careers written to appeal to high-school girls, and information about applying to engineering programs.

PBS LearningMedia: http://iptv.pbslearningmedia.org/
PBS LearningMedia is the brand new digital library from IPTV and PBS designed to engage students in media-rich learning environments with videos, audio, and interactives


In this first video featurette from IPTV's Connections to Science, meet Catherine, the education coordinator from the Science Center of Iowa. Learn what Catherine is passionate about and what about science inspires her.

Learn more about different careers in science:

DotDiva: http://www.dotdiva.org/
A site that introduces high school girls and their families to the potential of computing to build a better world. Resources include women computer scientists talking about how computing helps them realize their passion and improve the world, a webisode about two young computer scientists, and suggestions for parents and teachers on helping young women explore the field of computing.

Engineering Your Life: http://engineeryourlife.org/
A guide to engineering careers for high school girls. Resources include video profiles of women engineers, a printable brochure and poster, a guide to engineering careers written to appeal to high-school girls, and information about applying to engineering programs.

PBS LearningMedia: http://iptv.pbslearningmedia.org/
PBS LearningMedia is the brand new digital library from IPTV and PBS designed to engage students in media-rich learning environments with videos, audio, and interactives.


In this segment from IPTV's Connections to Science, meet Daniela who works at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines, Iowa. Learn what's she passionate about, why biology is so important to her field, and what she loves about her career.

Learn more about different careers in science:

DotDiva: http://www.dotdiva.org/
A site that introduces high school girls and their families to the potential of computing to build a better world. Resources include women computer scientists talking about how computing helps them realize their passion and improve the world, a webisode about two young computer scientists, and suggestions for parents and teachers on helping young women explore the field of computing.

Engineering Your Life: http://engineeryourlife.org/
A guide to engineering careers for high school girls. Resources include video profiles of women engineers, a printable brochure and poster, a guide to engineering careers written to appeal to high-school girls, and information about applying to engineering programs.

PBS LearningMedia: http://iptv.pbslearningmedia.org/
PBS LearningMedia is the brand new digital library from IPTV and PBS designed to engage students in media-rich learning environments with videos, audio, and interactives.


Join Abby from IPTV as she helps explain some of the interesting characteristics of electric motors and magnetism.

Iowa Common Core Science Standards

Physical Science:

Essential Concept and/or Skill: Understand and apply knowledge of sound, light, electricity, magnetism, and heat.

Essential Concept and/or Skill: Understand and apply knowledge of motions and forces.
Principles that underlie the concept and/or skill include but are not limited to:

Electric and Magnetic Forces
The electric force is a universal force that exists between any two charged objects. Opposite charges attract, while like charges repel. The strength of the force is proportional to the charges, and, as with gravitation, inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them.

Electricity and magnetism are two aspects of a single electromagnetic force. Moving electric charges produce magnetic forces, and moving magnets produce electric forces. These effects help students understand electric motors and generators.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Experience preparations for the annual "Christmas with Wartburg" concert and college life in general through the eyes of Wartburg students and faculty.


Reading Rainbow Remixed, by John D. Boswell, aka melodysheep, for PBS Digital Studios.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Performed at the historic Adler Theatre in Davenport, Iowa, The Nutcracker is an enchanting holiday tradition. Ballet Quad Cities brings beloved characters Clara, the Nutcracker Prince, the Rat King and the Sugar Plum Fairy to life with beautiful costumes and spectacular dance. Orchestra Iowa adds can extra bit of magic as they accompany the dancers live . Filmed on location December 8, 2012.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Dan Wardell begins the selection process for the 2013 Reading Road Trip!


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Dan Wardell gets turned into a puppet!


Here is the first batch of cities that will be invited to the 2013 Reading Road Trip!


Dan Wardell meets some interesting creatures as he tries to reverse his puppet misfortune!


Here is the second batch of cities that will be invited to the 2013 Reading Road Trip!


Here is the third and final batch of cities that will be invited to the 2013 Reading Road Trip!


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


All Jeff Hobbs ever wanted was a chance. A chance to play baseball... A chance to play high school football... A chance to be on a team. However because Jeff has Cerebral Palsy he was considered a risk and a liability when it came to team sports. Thanks to a chance given to him by his high school track coach Jeff now runs cross country track, proving that anything is possible if you take it one step at a time.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Dan Wardell and friends learn about the difference between needs and wants!


Thanks to everyone who had fun with us in the IPTV Kids Clubhouse this year!


You never know when it will start to snow in Iowa!


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Join students from Marshalltown, Iowa as they analyze and define the characteristics of bullying. Learn more about cyber bullying and efforts being made to help curb bullying in schools.


The Sioux City Schools opening up their district to a documentary film crew to look at the issue of bullying. Following the film, the district, community and media joined forces to combat the problem.


Students can remember a time when physical fights and bullying were common at Harding Middle School in Des Moines. Learn how the once troubled school has created a positive culture where students are thriving.


IPTV examines bullying with students, parents, teachers, and community leader interviews from border to border.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Modernization of farming has brought many changes to rural Iowa.


Families got through the Depression using thrifty measures and conserving resources of all kinds.


The crash of the U.S. stock market in 1929, along with the agricultural depression impacts farmer and leads to the creation of the Farm Securities Administration (FSA).


Now grown up, children of the Depression describe the type of work and chores they did growing up on the farm.


Low agricultural prices affected farmers during the Depression.


Even during the Depression, farm families found ways to have fun.


Indoor plumbing was a new and exciting experience to many farm children.



Family life in 1920s and 1930s revolved around food and mealtime.



Threshing was an busy, but exciting time on the farm in the 1930s.




Tractors and other mechanical implements bring changes to the farm.





Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


As long as you're moving your body and you're having fun, you’re getting FREE exercise.


Cinderella goes way beyond the Disney movie. The story has been a part of short stories, music, film, and, of course, ballet. From the notable music to the beautiful costuming, the unforgettable characters to the memorable choreography, Prokofiev's ballet tells a unique story of the classic fairy tale. Join IPTV and take a behind-the-scenes look at Ballet Quad Cities and Orchestra Iowa's performance of Cinderella.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Saving your money gives you time to think about what purchases are most important to you and allows you to buy more expensive things.


PTV examines the community impact of the 2008 immigration and customs enforcement raid in Postville, Iowa.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Forrest Ridgway shares some of the High Trestle Trail and Suzet Nelson takes a whirlwind tour of attractions in the area. Learn some of the key features of recumbent bikes and why people ride them


Forrest & Suzet participate in two Central Iowa Rides; we learn how to find Iowa bike trails, fit helmets, and rules regarding rhubarb pie!


Join host Dan Kaercher as he stops in Charles City to visit one of the few grass tennis courts in the U.S., learns about the Danish history of Elk Horn and Kimballton, enjoys a performance by a talented Iowa professional opera company in Indianola, and gets revved up at vintage motorcycle races in Davenport before taking a close-up look at an Anamosa motorcycle museum.


Kids and adults should exercise for at least 60 minutes every day!


Bike People goes on the road to share the experience of RAGBRAI XL – rider preparing for the ride and interviews from multiple days. Includes sharing tips on how to find people to ride with.


Host Dan Kaercher hits the trail to find outdoor treasure using GPS in southwest Iowa, sips some Iowa wine and spends the night in a repurposed grain elevator in northwest Iowa, feels the music at a summer festival in Sioux City, and tastes some fresh Cajun flavors at a restaurant in Oxford.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Get a birds-eye of Iowa with some skydivers, visit the artisan community of Lake City where many aging buildings have been renovated into captivating visitor stops, take your time viewing a northeast Iowa collection of masterfully made clocks, and stop by a Micro Distillery making corn whiskey in its homemade Still just south of Des Moines.

Episode Features: 1) Skydiving – Brooklyn, IA 2) Lake City town profile 3) Bily Clock Museum – Spillville, IA 4) Broadbent Distillery – Norwalk, IA


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Bike People continues to share the experience of RAGBRAI XL – with even more rider interviews, bicycle repairs on the road, and Suzet rides the carousel in Story City. Forrest shows how to fix a flat tire in less than 90 seconds.


Host Dan Kaercher explores Iowa activities and soaks up the limestone bluff views on a river cruise in Iowa Falls, enjoys the tasty food at Mississippi River restaurant The Drake in Burlington, takes in the sights at Iowa’s largest county fair in Clay County and hikes at Jester Park in central Iowa.

Episode Features: 1) Scenic City Empress Riverboat – Iowa Falls 2) Clay County Fair 3) Drake Restaurant - Burlington 4) Jester Park - Granger


In 2012, RAGBRAI XL ended with tire dips in Clinton. In this epsiode, Bike People attends the Iowa Bicycle Summit 2013 for the release of the RAGBRAI XLI route, and interviews T.J. Juskiewicz , the director of RAGBRAI.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Bike People explores bicycling in cities, including the B-cycle rental program, and the Des Moines Silent Ride and the Urban Assault Ride. This episode also presents tips on safe commuter riding.


Host Dan Kaercher discovers how Iowa’s landscape and rich history compliment a championship golf course in Rhodes, samples the dishes at one of Iowa’s grand old steakhouses in Anita, drives the country roads of southeast Iowa to visit several artists’ studios and learns more about the last remaining hotel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Episode Features: 1) Harvester Golf Course – Rhodes, IA 2) Redwood Steakhouse – Anita, IA 3) SE Iowa Art Tour – SE Iowa 4) Mason City town profile


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Come along with host Dan Kaercher as he visits some western Iowa farms for lavender cookies and aronia berry wine, takes in the sights in one of Iowa’s oldest River communities, finds a bike to fit the needs of most anyone, no matter what their challenges may be, and travels to a part of Iowa where time moves at a slower, more peaceful pace, Kalona.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


This documentary tells the story of the Rock Island Civil War Prison and how it acquired the undeserved reputation as the "Andersonville of the North." Rare photographs and quotes from prisoners' diaries allow you to see and hear what conditions were like for the thousands of Confederates who were imprisoned at Rock Island.


Join Dan as he lobs a few balls on one of the few grass tennis courts in the U.S. This one is just outside Charles City.


Dan goes to Elkhorn and Kimbalton to take in the history and tastes of Denmark and visits the Danish Immigrant Museum and Danish Windmill.


Whether you’re a devoted fan, or just want to experience your first performance, head to south central Iowa to hear the sounds of opera music. For a few magical weeks each summer, Des Moines' Metro Opera comes to life right here at the Blank Performing Arts Center with world-class performers and productions.


The golden age of motorcycle road racing spans 50-some years –starting back in the 1930s.
Vintage cycles still race at the Antique Flat Track Motorcycle races in Davenport.


Back in 2000 some of the first consumer Global Positioning System or GPS devices became available, and along with those devices a fun, new outdoor activity was born: Geocaching.


Buffalo, wine and a bed and breakfast in a grain elevator may sound like an improbable combination. But you'll find they all fit together beautifully here at the Little Swan Lake Winery in Dickenson County.


Since 1991, this annual outdoor music festival in northwest Iowa has grown to attract 50,000-some visitors and many big name musicians.


You don’t have to travel very far to get both a taste of New Orleans AND an award-winning Iowa staple: a pork tenderloin sandwich.


Lake City calls itself the town with everything but a lake. It was drained decades ago for farmland. But it's not without its attractions for visitors. Join Dan as he takes in the sites of Lake City, Iowa.


Spillville is a small town with a rich Czech heritage. That also holds a special place in classical music history. With its bed and breakfasts, beautiful churches, and fascinating museums, Spillville and the surrounding area offer one-of-a-kind intriguing attractions.


Iowa’s spirits industry is going through a renaissance similar to what our state’s wine and beer industries have gone through, and Broadbent, Iowa’s smallest micro distillery just outside of Norwalk, fits the bill. Starting out as a vineyard, it now makes corn whisky and grappa.


Is parachuting from an airplane at 13000 feet on your bucket list? If it is, head to Brooklyn and SkyDive Iowa.


There’s nothing more relaxing than a float on the water, a little food, a guided tour, and the scenic limestone bluffs that makes this double-decker boat ride a real treasure.


Every year there are more than one hundred county fairs held in Iowa. In fact, some counties even host more than one. One of the largest is northwest Iowa's Clay County.


From Elk burgers to Lobster Risotto, this restaurant on the Mississippi river in southeast Iowa, has something for everybody’s taste buds.


Polk County Conservation oversees more than 11-thousand acres of prairies, wetlands, woodlands, trails and parks to explore.


The Harvester Golf Course offers a course where no two holes are the same.


Steak Houses sprinkled throughout state play just as important of a role in Iowa’s heritage as the cattle industry. And in Anita, Iowa, one small steak house embodies that rich tradition. The Redwood is one of Iowa’s grand old steakhouses, hearkening era when relish trays, fresh bread, and hearty portions were standard fare.


Most artists travel to nearby art shows to sell their work. But a couple times a year throughout the state, some artists invite visitors to their studios … which is a great excuse for a relaxing drive through the countryside.


Mason City is associated with several famous American icons. Among them: architect Frank Lloyd Wright and "Music Man" composer Meredith Willson.


Think of Iowa cropland, and you might envision fairly flat fertile fields of corn and soybeans. But in the western part of the state, in the Loess Hills, some unique crops are drawing visitors from near and far.


The Hotel Julien Dubuque offers a rich blend of style, services, and history. And the Art on the River program offers a walkers a unique cultural experience.


Find a bicycle to fit your needs no matter what your challenges might be --- then head off on some of Iowa’s more than 12-hundred miles of trails.


Just about 30 minutes from the bustle of the University of Iowa campus and downtown Iowa City, is an enchanting small town where you can catch glimpses of a unique way of life - and sample some of its treasures.


This episode is all about the High Trestle Trail and surrounding area, from the trail's history and design to visits to local museums and attractions.


Bike People shares alternative ways to bike -- including an in-depth look at how a young man's life has been changed by finding a unique solution to get him out on the bike trails. Featured Trail: Raccoon River Valley Trail.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Bike People goes to Las Vegas to attend Interbike 2012, North America's largest bicycle trade event and show. With more than 1,000 suppliers and representatives from 4,000 bicycle retail stores, this event draws more than 20,000 attendees annually.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


The River Music Experience (RME) in Davenport, Iowa, is home to the hip music venue, The Redstone Room. Join host, Jason Walsmith (The Nadas) to learn about the RME's beginnings. Bands include: The Devil Makes Three, Jonny Fritz, Miles Nielsen, The Steepwater Band, and Jim the Mule.

Series Description: The Quad Cities serve as the crossroads for some of the Midwest's hottest music scenes. Once viewed as a pit-stop for bands crossing the country, The Redstone Room at River Music Experience in Davenport is now part of the lively and eclectic Quad Cities music scene and is quickly becoming a must-play venue. Hosted by Jason Walsmith from the Nadas, Live at the Redstone Room showcases a variety of musical artists recorded in front of a live audience, as well as behind-the-scenes interviews with the bands.


On this episode, the original sounds of Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts will leave you wanting to hear more.

Series Description: The Quad Cities serve as the crossroads for some of the Midwest's hottest music scenes. Once viewed as a pit-stop for bands crossing the country, The Redstone Room at River Music Experience in Davenport is now part of the lively and eclectic Quad Cities music scene and is quickly becoming a must-play venue. Hosted by Jason Walsmith from the Nadas, Live at the Redstone Room showcases a variety of musical artists recorded in front of a live audience, as well as behind-the-scenes interviews with the bands.


On this episode, The Steepwater Band entertains with their catchy riffs and folk-driven rock.

Series Description: The Quad Cities serve as the crossroads for some of the Midwest's hottest music scenes. Once viewed as a pit-stop for bands crossing the country, The Redstone Room at River Music Experience in Davenport is now part of the lively and eclectic Quad Cities music scene and is quickly becoming a must-play venue. Hosted by Jason Walsmith from the Nadas, Live at the Redstone Room showcases a variety of musical artists recorded in front of a live audience, as well as behind-the-scenes interviews with the bands.


On this episode, enjoy the gritty rock & roll textures blended with some country twang music of the local band, Jim the Mule.

Series Description: The Quad Cities serve as the crossroads for some of the Midwest's hottest music scenes. Once viewed as a pit-stop for bands crossing the country, The Redstone Room at River Music Experience in Davenport is now part of the lively and eclectic Quad Cities music scene and is quickly becoming a must-play venue. Hosted by Jason Walsmith from the Nadas, Live at the Redstone Room showcases a variety of musical artists recorded in front of a live audience, as well as behind-the-scenes interviews with the bands.


The program open features stunning pre-view scenes from the Opera, along with interviews with the principal artists: Sara Gartland, “Juliet”; Jason Slayden, “Romeo”; and Des Moines Metro Opera General and Artistic Director, Michael Egel.


The Des Moines Metro Opera attracts patrons from all over the U.S and other countries. Learn what draws performers and audiences to this unique venue and how that has led to a long history of success.


The challenges and rewards of a career in opera are explored along with insights on the special demands of playing the iconic roles of Romeo and Juliet.


This time-lapse footage captures the Des Moines Metro Opera crew working on the Opera, Peter Grimes, on Tuesday, June 18 and Romeo and Juliet on Wednesday, June 19. Iowa Public Television crews can also be seen on both days setting up for our coverage of Romeo and Juliet.


How many corn dogs do we eat at the Fair? Ever wonder how much toilet paper we use? Learn some interesting facts about the Iowa State Fair.


With the seemingly limitless choices of food to eat at the fair, it can become overwhelming to find your favorite treats, but fear not, there's an app for that.


Where do all of those ribbons come from? Learn the special process to how that coveted blue ribbon is made.


Judges don't "sour" on the State Fair jellies competition winner. Entries were judged on flavor, consistency, appearance and food safety, all for a delightful treat.


Young Iowans groom their swine and get them ready for the show. Who will have the finest swine?


Visit the Wild West at the State Fair. These cowboys find out who is the quickest draw east of the Grandstand.


Every day during the fair, sewers and quilters get together to make quilts for charity.


On Opening Day, August 8, the Iowa State Fair hosted a one-day meal-packaging event in partnership with Meals from the Heartland, the Iowa Soybean Association, the Iowa Food and Family Project and GROWMARK, all helping to alleviate life-threatening hunger around the world.


The fun at the Iowa State Fair starts each year with the annual parade in downtown Des Moines.


Step up to the clay courts and watch some of the best horseshoe pitchers from around the state compete.


Nothing matches the majesty of fine horses performing in the Iowa State Fair arena.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Dan Wardell performs his 2013 Reading Road Trip story time in Clive, Iowa.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Bike People considers several trails and the people who have made them possible, along with some favorite fund raiser rides.


Go off road! Discover singletrack and mountain bike trails, Cyclocross, and Iowa's most popular non-paved trails. Featured trail: Great Western Trail.


Bike People covers some of the trails and organized rides that happen in the western part of the state.


Bike People shares ways to keep on riding after the temperatures drop below shirtsleeve weather. Included: Cranksgiving, Tour de Lights, the Tweed Ride, and more!


Iowa Press concludes this season with a reporters' roundtable recap of 2013 to date and a preview of the political months ahead.

Dean Borg is the host-moderator alongside reporters Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register; Mike Wiser, statehouse bureau chief for Lee Enterprises; and James Lynch, political writer for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids.


Gov. Terry Branstad (R – Des Moines) discusses the 2013 Iowa legislative session and his priorities for the state moving forward.

Joining Branstad at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register. The second segment of the program features a roundtable discussion among those reporters, joined by Mike Wiser of Lee Enterprises.


Rep. Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) and Sen. Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs) are the guests on this episode of Iowa Press. Paulsen, speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives, and Gronstal, majority leader of the Iowa Senate, discuss the just-completed 2013 legislative session and Iowa’s political landscape. The second half of the program features a roundtable discussion among statehouse reporters.

Joining Paulsen and Gronstal at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids. Catherine Lucey of the Associated Press joins the discussion in the second segment of the program.


U.S. Rep. Tom Latham (R-Clive) discusses the status of legislation on immigration and agriculture, as well as a series of high-profile investigations in Washington, D.C.

Joining Latham at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register. Mike Wiser of Lee Enterprises joins the discussion in the second segment of the program.


Iowa DNR Director Chuck Gipp and Des Moines Water Works General Manager Bill Stowe discuss the status of Iowa’s water quality and natural resources.

Andrew Batt is host-moderator alongside reporters Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa & James Lynch, reporter for The Gazette.

In the second half of the program, Jennifer Jacobs, political reporter for the Des Moines Register joins the group for reporters roundtable update on the Iowa political scene including last week’s visit from Sen. Rand Paul.


In the first segment of this Iowa Press, Democratic strategist Jeff Link and Republican strategist David Kochel discuss the latest on the Iowa political scene, looking ahead to the 2014 elections and beyond.

Joining Link and Kochel at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.

The second part of the program features a roundtable discussion among those reporters, joined by Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters.


In the first segment of this Iowa Press, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will discuss Iowa agriculture and politics in the state of Iowa.

The second segment of this program features Rep. Mary Ann Hanusa (R-Council Bluffs), and Mary Cownie, director of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. Both worked in the administration of President George W. Bush, and they reflect on President Bush’s legacy, as well as update viewers on the latest at the Iowa legislature.

Joining Northey, Hanusa, and Cownie at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Q. Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids.


Ongoing negotiations regarding Medicaid expansion in Iowa are the focus for this episode of Iowa Press. Guests are: Rep. Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls), who serves as bill manager for the health care proposal put forth by the Republicans, and Sen. Pam Jochum (D-Dubuque), who manages the Democrats’ health care proposal.

Joining Rogers and Jochum at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register, and Mike Wiser, statehouse bureau chief for Lee Enterprises. Catherine Lucey, statehouse reporter for the Associated Press, will join the reporters for the roundtable discussion in the second half of this week’s episode.


Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) is the guest for the first half of this week’s Iowa Press. Braley discusses the work of Congress, and his bid for the U.S. Senate.

State Auditor David Vaudt is the guest for the second half of the program, where he discusses his tenure as Iowa’s top auditor. He also discusses his upcoming departure as he assumes a new role as chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.

Joining Braley and Vaudt at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Q. Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids.


Recent political developments in Iowa are the focus of this edition of Iowa Press. Program guests are Rep. Kevin McCarthy (D-Des Moines) and Doug Gross (R-Des Moines). McCarthy is the minority leader of the Iowa House of Representatives, and Gross is an Iowa political activist and former gubernatorial candidate.

Joining McCarthy and Gross at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Q. Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids. Jennifer Jacobs, political reporter for The Des Moines Register, joins the reporters for the roundtable discussion in the second half of this episode.


Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron) discusses his work for Iowa’s newly established 4th Congressional district, upcoming federal legislation concerning immigration, and his political future.

Mike Wiser, Des Moines Bureau Chief for Lee Enterprises joins host-moderator Dean Borg, reporters Kay Henderson, News Director for Radio Iowa & Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register for a reporters roundtable.


A legislative update kicks off this episode of Iowa Press, featuring Iowa House Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) and Senate President Pam Jochum (D-Dubuque). They discuss the latest work of the Iowa legislature. This week’s episode also features a roundtable discussion about the role of women in Iowa politics, featuring former legislators Jean Lloyd-Jones (D-Iowa City) and Maggie Tinsman (R-Bettendorf).


Economic development in Iowa is the focus of this week’s Iowa Press. Program guests are Debi Durham, director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority, and David Maahs, vice president of economic development of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. The second half of the program features a roundtable discussion among reporters.

Joining the guests at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch, political writer for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids.

As part of a revised program format, Mike Wiser, statehouse bureau chief for Lee Enterprises, joins the reporters for the roundtable discussion in the second half of this episode.


Efforts to spur business development in Iowa through the use of tax credits are the focus of this episode of Iowa Press. Program guests are Senators Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) and Randy Feenstra (R-Hull). Bolkcom is chairman of the Iowa Senate Ways & Means committee, and Feenstra is ranking member.

Joining the guests at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.



Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Rep. Dave Loebsack discusses the importance of the farm bill and it's uncertain future given the focus on Syria and upcoming continuing resolution debate.


Rep. Dave Loebsack says he's not thinking at all about the 2014 election right now. He also responds to the question of whether President Obama might be a drag on Democrats at the polls.


Rep. Dave Loebsack says there is no identifiable Obama doctrine regarding foreign policy that can be equally compared to President Bush's foreign policy and actions.


Rep. Dave Loebsack says he must be convinced that military action in Syria is in our national interest before he would support it. He also addresses the question of whether the United States should have a goal to remove Assad from power.


U.S. Representative Dave Loebsack (D – Iowa City) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. This week’s episode marks the start of the 42nd season of the weekly public affairs series.

Rep. Loebsack, a member of the Armed Services Committee, will discuss the ongoing Washington debate over a potential military strike in Syria.

Joining Loebsack at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Q. Lynch of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids.


This 1989 “Living in Iowa” story examines the semi-regular publication of the Wapsipinicon Almanac, a unique Iowa magazine that showcases Iowa artists in fiction, reviews, essays, poetry, and practical information.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Sen. Chuck Grassley says Congress will avoid a shutdown of the federal government and that the situation is not Armageddon as some politicians are making it out to be.


Sen. Chuck Grassley says President Obama is more likely to negotiate with foreign dictators than with Republicans in Washington.


Sen. Chuck Grassley recently turned 80 years old. He says he plans to seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016. After the show, he explained that Sen. Tom Harkin's decision to retire in 2014 impacted his decision to run again.


U.S. Senator Charles Grassley (R) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press.

Joining Grassley at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.

The second set of the program will feature a reporter’s roundtable discussion.


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Iowa Republicans debate the value of the party welcoming people with moderate positions, such as support of same-sex marriage, versus holding true to the party platform of more conservative Christian values on similar issues.


Republican National Committeeman Steve Scheffler, strategist David Kochel and Republican Party of Iowa Chairman A.J. Spiker don't see eye to eye on the direction of the party and whether contentious disagreements should be resolved in public or behind closed doors.


Republican National Committeeman Steve Scheffler and Republican strategist David Kochel address the question of whether disagreements and deep divisions within the Republican Party of Iowa can be resolved.


A.J. Spiker (Iowa Republican Party Chairman), David Kochel (Republican Strategist), and Steve Scheffler (Republican National Committeeman) are the guests on this edition Iowa Press. They discuss the future of the Iowa Republican Party.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart explains how the state's new health insurance exchange works under the Affordable Care Act and what options Iowans now have.


Ken Croken of Genesis Health System says getting more uninsured Iowans signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act will help save everybody else money, in part because preventive care is more efficient and effective than emergency care.


Dr. Andy McGuire, of Meridian Health Plan, and Ken Croken, of Genesis Health System, say Iowa has enough primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, etc. to handle increased demand for care through the Affordable Care Act.


Marv Cook, standout University of Iowa and NFL tight end and Iowa City Regina High School football coach, and Dr. Andy Peterson, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and director of the University of Iowa's sports concussion program, say there's no way to make football 100 percent safe. But they say the overall risk of serious injury is pretty low, and the benefits of participating in sports outweigh those risks.


Dr. Andy Peterson, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and director of the University of Iowa's sports concussion program, says helmets and other protective gear have no impact on whether an athlete may suffer a concussion. Protective equipment does help prevent death and other injuries, but not concussions.


High school football coaches Tom Wilson (Dowling Catholic) and Marv Cook (Iowa City Regina) talk about youth development programs and what is the appropriate age for kids to start playing tackle football.


Nick Gerhart (Iowa Insurance Commissioner), Dr. Andy McGuire (President and Chief Operating Officer for Meridian Health Plan), and Ken Croken (Vice President, Corporate Communications at Genesis Health) are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. They discuss the Affordable Care Act and its impact here in Iowa.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


[LIVE EVENT] DES MOINES, IOWA - Live coverage of the World Food Prize, honoring outstanding individuals who strive to improve the quality, quantity or availability of food throughout the world.

Three distinguished scientists — Marc Van Montagu of Belgium, and
Mary-Dell Chilton and Robert T. Fraley of the United States — will share the 2013 World Food Prize for their independent, individual breakthrough achievements in founding, developing, and applying modern agricultural biotechnology. Their research is making it possible for farmers to grow crops with: improved yields; resistance to insects and disease; and the ability to tolerate extreme variations in climate.

http://www.worldfoodprize.org/en/laureates/2013_laureates/


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Neal Smith and Jim Leach question the legality of the federal debt limit and whether it could ultimately be challenged at the Supreme Court. Both agree it should be abolished. Smith mentions debt limit was added in 1962 AFTER he came to Congress.


Neal Smith and Jim Leach discuss how coalitions used to be built including the working relationship of former Speaker Tip O’Neill and President Ronald Reagan. Leach: “I’ve never known it this intense.”


Jim Leach says he is happy to be out of Congress and that he and Neal Smith are “free men.” Smith adds that the “Hastert Rule” of forcing a House vote ONLY if majority of majority party will vote yea is crippling Congress.


Neal Smith discusses the growth in campaign money. Jim Leach criticizes time spent raising money and not legislating. Both blame campaign finances, in part, on government shutdown.


This 1991 Iowa Public Television production recognizes the 100th anniversary of Iowa composer Karl L. King’s birth featuring the Karl L. King Municipal Band of Fort Dodge, Iowa.


Former Congressmen Jim Leach (R, 1977-2007) and Neal Smith (D, 1959-1996) are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. Both discuss the ongoing government shutdown and their historical perspective from a combined 66 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Joining Leach and Smith at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.


Elizabeth Mueller of Waukee, Iowa, is the recipient of the 2013 Elaine Szymoniak Intern Award. She completed her internship at EARTH University in Guacimo, Costa Rica, where she explored the effectiveness of biodigesters to convert organic waste into a renewable source of energy and nutrient-rich fertilizers. She is a junior at the University of Iowa, majoring in microbiology and global health.

Rachel Ganson of Geneseo, Illinois, is the recipient of the 2013 John Chrystal Intern Award. She completed her internship at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics in Patancheru, India, where she studied female participation in village self-help groups as a way of enhancing the nutritional status of households. She is a freshman at the University of Notre Dame, majoring in global health and pre-medicine.


This week’s Iowa Press is a discussion centered around the Congressional voting and political positioning that transpired this week in Washington, D.C. Moderator Dean Borg is joined by Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; Kathie Obradovich, political columnist of The Des Moines Register, Jennifer Jacobs, reporter of The Des Moines Register and James Q. Lynch of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Rep. Steve King says he's had intense one-on-one conversations with Sen. Ted Cruz recently, and he thinks he's a smart, articulate politician. But King says it remains to be seen if Ted Cruz has staying power as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, or if Cruz is just the "flavor of the month."


Rep. Tom Latham has faced criticism from some Republicans for supporting the compromise that ended the government shutdown. Rep. Steve King says he and Latham have different roles in Congress and that it's not a good idea, in his opinion, for a Republican primary opponent to challenge Latham.


Rep. Steve King insists that he remains ever-vigilant on issues relating to immigration. He says every day there is a national debate on immigration is a bad day for Republicans, and the Obama administration knows that.


Rep. Steve King says he thinks there will be debate about upcoming budget issues and the debt ceiling, but he says he doesn't think there is a will to have another government shutdown in this Congress.


U.S. Representative Steve King (R - Kiron) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. Rep. King, discusses the recent government shutdown, ongoing federal farm bill conference negotiations, and a busy political weekend for Iowa Republicans.

Joining King at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch, political writer for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids.

During the second half of the program, Jennifer Jacobs, political reporter for The Des Moines Register joins the reporters’ roundtable for a discussion of recent political developments throughout Iowa.


Get up, use your imagination, and help Dan Wardell go on an underwater adventure!


Get up, use your imagination, and help Dan Wardell go on a forest hike!


Get up, use your imagination, and help Dan Wardell fly into deep space!


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Craig Hill, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau, says there is a need to raise the gas tax. However, he says the state should maintain an exemption for farmers who use red-dye diesel fuel for farm equipment.


Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says the agriculture community has a desire to improve infrastructure in the state, but also that road improvements should be paid for by people who use the roads.


Iowa State University economist Chad Hart explains there are direct and indirect economic effects in Iowa without a Farm Bill. Farmers are impacted by changes and uncertainty, but so are main street businesses where farmers spend money.


Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey, Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill, and Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart; discuss the Iowa impact of ongoing farm bill negotiations in Washington D.C. on this edition of Iowa Press.

Mike Pearson, host of IPTV’s agri-business program Market to Market, guest moderates. Also joining Northey, Hill and Hart at the Iowa Press table are Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, and political columnist for The Des Moines Register.


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Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Tom Vilsack is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. He discusses ongoing farm bill negotiations in Washington D.C. and the impact on rural America.

Vilsack is joined at the Iowa Press table by moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Q. Lynch of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids.


USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says the lack of an agreement on the Farm Bill creates uncertainty for many Americans, as well as businesses and governments that benefit from elements of the bill. Vilsack points out that the Farm Bill is about much more than just farming. People often don't realize the many other economic initiatives included.


USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says the ethanol industry is bumping up against a blend wall. He says the focus should not be so much on renewable fuel standard numbers, but more on how we can provide more, and better, distribution systems to get ethanol to all consumers across the country.


U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says there is a need for a strong renewable fuel standard, in part because the oil industry has done a good job of helping make it difficult for some consumers to have access to ethanol.


USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says many farmers are doing well, but that's only one segment of the rural economy. He says unemployment and poverty is high among other rural Americans, and passage of a Farm Bill is important, because it contains new strategies and initiatives that would help improve the rural economy.


USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack says a lot of people do not understand the SNAP (food assistance) program. He says more attention should be paid to efforts to get the small percentage of unemployed people receiving SNAP benefits connected to job opportunities.


Paul Trombino III, director of the Iowa Department of Transportation, Representative Josh Byrnes, chair of the House Transportation Committee, and Dave Scott, executive director of the Iowa Good Roads Association are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press.

The discussion includes gas taxes, vehicle taxes and various other transportation and roads issues.

Joining Trombino, Byrnes and Scott at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Mike Wiser, Iowa bureau chief for Lee Enterprises.


Dave Scott, executive director of the Iowa Good Roads Association, says raising the gas tax is the most logical and fair way to fund roads and transportation infrastructure projects. He points out this is the longest stretch of time in the history of the gas tax in Iowa that there's been no increase in the tax.


Rep. Josh Byrnes, chair of the House Transportation Committee, says politics are preventing approval of a gas tax hike along with other measures. He says it's frustrating, and he argues that raising the gas tax would actually be what he considers a fiscally conservative solution.


Paul Trombino III, director of the Iowa Dept. of Transportation, says a DOT proposal to begin applying taxes to red dyed fuel used in agriculture will ultimately help improve roads and bridges that are critical to farmers getting their product to market.


Paul Trombino III, director of the Iowa Department of Transportation, says the DOT has come up with rules about traffic enforcement cameras on state highways in order to create a standard policy that is based on good traffic engineering research.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Teen Spotlight #SpokenWordPoetry, explores how the power of poetry is being heralded throughout Iowa.

Rhythmic performances by Des Moines area teens examine “the jagged stuff of life” from the October 11, 2013 Share the Mic event.

Teen Spotlight #SpokenWordPoetry also focuses on the Iowa Youth Writing Project‘s work with students at Tate High School in Iowa City.

Learn about this growing youth poetry culture through performances and personal accounts from Iowa’s young poets and the teachers who inspire their brave new voices.


State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald says IPERS is a good program, and it's worked relatively well for decades. However, he says it would be good public policy to cap benefits at a reasonable amount to prevent high salary earners from collecting six-figure annual pensions.


Gretchen Tegeler, executive director of the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa, says there are alternate approaches that could be considered to take stress of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) and other public pensions. One would be to include a 401k-type of retirement plan. She says ultimately, taxpayers are on the hook for fully funding pensions.


Donna Mueller, CEO of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS), says Iowa was ahead of the ball on reforms to the pension system. Changes went into effect a couple years ago, and public employees are now contributing more and sharing in the risk.


Donna Mueller, CEO of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS), says there needs to be a funding policy in place for public pensions, and the government must continue to fund those commitments. She says one of the reasons IPERS isn't fully funded is because government hasn't always paid the bills.


Michael Fitzgerald, State Treasurer; Donna Mueller, CEO of IPERS; and Gretchen Tegeler, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press.

The discussion will include public pensions, retirement and reforms.

Joining Fitzgerald, Mueller and Tegeler at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Katie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.


Young performers from Des Moines' diverse range of schools hone their skills in the classroom and at a weekly creative writing workshop called Movement 515. This video segment explores how students and teachers come together to combine the skills of writing and performance with the goal of "becoming change agents, shedding light on the impact human emotion and connection brings to the global community."


Teen Spotlight focuses on Spoken Word Poetry in Iowa City and the Iowa Youth Writing Project's work with students at Elizabeth Tate High School.
An aim of the Project, which was founded by graduates of the University of Iowa's renowned Iowa Writers' Workshop, is to empower, inspire, and educate Iowa's youth, through language arts and creative thinking.


The All-State Music Chorus and the All-State Music Orchestra perform America The Beautiful at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa on November 23, 2013.

This crowd favorite begins the show and is included in IPTV¹s coverage of the All-State Music Festival scheduled to air Thanksgiving evening (November 28) at 7:00 PM and Sunday, December 1 at 2:00 PM.


Democratic strategist Jeff Link says he thinks if Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, she will run an aggressive campaign in Iowa and will have a 50-state strategy. He says she has a more enhanced profile now than she had leading up to 2008.


How much of a factor could Obamacare be in the 2014 election? Democratic strategist Jeff Link says once problems with the rocky start are fixed, people will come to like the law. Republican strategist Doug Gross says it's the gift that keeps on giving, and the problems with the law will be politically beneficial to Republicans.


Republican strategist Doug Gross says recent polling shows Bob Vander Plaats would not be a lock for the Republican nomination if he decides to jump in the 2014 U.S. Senate race. Gross says the race is still unformed, and primary candidates will have to raise a lot of money and develop a good organization in early 2014 if they want to have a chance of winning the nomination.


Political strategists Doug Gross and Jeff Link are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press.

The discussion includes a look at ongoing political developments throughout Iowa looking toward 2014.

Joining Gross and Link at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Sarah McCammon, local host of Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition.


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Teen Spoltlight #MusicalTheater takes a backstage look at the commitment, teamwork and talent required to pull off a high school musical.


After DDT pushed peregrine falcons to the brink of extinction, Bob Anderson works to build a population that would once again nest along the upper Mississippi River Valley. The documentary follows Bob from 1998 through 2002 as he pursues his dream.

Program originally aired April 21, 2002 as part of the Living in Iowa television series on Iowa Public Television.


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Economists David Swenson and Ernie Goss say they're concerned with youth unemployment because of the impact that demographic has on the entire work force. They say the economy needs skilled, engaged, experienced, young workers in order to thrive, but there's a disparity between opportunities for young workers in rural areas versus urban areas.


Economist Ernie Goss says the steep rise in agricultural land prices in a short period of time has created a bubble, and there's no doubt that land price growth is coming down. He says it won't be like the farm crisis of the 1980s, because a lot of farmers have paid cash for purchases.


Economist David Swenson says Farm Bill negotiations could contribute to constricting the economy a bit, especially in terms of potential cutbacks to food assistance programs and uncertainty affecting farmers' decision-making for the future.


Economist Ernie Goss says a federal minimum wage increase would have some negative employment impact in the short term. He says the most important thing would be to close the gap between the incentive to work and the incentive not to work, since some unemployed people receive more in benefits than they might make with a minimum wage job.


Economists David Swenson from Iowa State University and Ernie Goss from Creighton University say casinos in Iowa's border towns draw in money from out of state, but casinos more in the middle part of the state aren't necessarily good economic development tools. They say it's a money shift; the money brought into a casino is money that isn't being spent on other entertainment in the area as it might be if the casino wasn't there.


Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss and Iowa State University Economist David Swenson are the guests on this episode of Iowa Press. Goss and Swenson discuss current Midwestern economic conditions and the potential impact of tax reforms at the state and federal level.

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Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat, says money from special interests has too much influence on politicians from both parties in Washington. He says public financing of federal elections would be a start to fixing the problem.


Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer says the U.S. should get its troops out of Afghanistan immediately. Schweitzer, a Democrat, spent several years living and working in the Middle East and says he understands the region and its political dynamics.


Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat, says it might be the right time for a woman to be president. He says nobody can screw up Washington any worse than it is now, and maybe a woman would be able to bring people together and fix the problems.


Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D - Montana) discusses the upcoming 2014 elections and his political future with moderator Dean Borg and reporters Kay Henderson and James Lynch.


U.S. Representative Tom Latham (R-Clive) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. Representative Latham discusses his decision to retire from Congress and not seek reelection in 2014.


Rep. Tom Latham (R-Clive) says he had a conversation with his wife and family and decided it is the right time for him to step aside and give up his seat in Congress. He says it's an emotional decision because he loves the job, and he has considered it a great honor.


Rep. Tom Latham (R-Clive) says he has never endorsed a candidate in a primary election, and he doesn't expect to endorse anyone in the 2014 Republican primary for the 3rd District Congressional seat he now holds. He says several Iowans have contacted him with interest in the seat. Latham says the ideal candidate will be someone who can listen to constituents and translate that into action in Washington.


Rep. Tom Latham (R-Clive) says he doesn't know right now if he would consider becoming a lobbyist after he leaves Congress at the end of this term. He says there are many opportunities, including possibly working for a charity, and he hasn't talked with his family about what will be his next step.


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Teen Spotlight #Musical Theater takes a backstage look at the commitment, teamwork and talent required to pull off a high school musical. In analyzing both large and small school programs, Teen Spotlight #Musical Theater reveals the common qualities driving students with different resources, talents and goals to climb upon the stage and put on a show. Whether it's in an auditorium or gymnasium, against a professional set or painted cardboard, amplified through a PA system or belted straight from the heart, teenagers all over Iowa have a song to sing and they're working after hours to make sure that it's heard.


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Executive Director and General Manager Molly Phillips talks about the many ways viewers can experience Iowa Public Television's content.

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For 45 years, Iowa Public Television has been YOUR network and we look forward to celebrating with you this year. We have many exciting things to come over the next 12 months and hope you will join us in celebrating 45 years as Iowa's only statewide network.


Executive Director and General Manager Molly Phillips celebrates 45 years by talking about the passionate people who work at Iowa Public Television.

IPTV Celebrating 45 Years
For 45 years, Iowa Public Television has been YOUR network and we look forward to celebrating with you this year. We have many exciting things to come over the next 12 months and hope you will join us in celebrating 45 years as Iowa's only statewide network.


Iowa Press host Dean Borg reflects on what has made Iowa Public Television's public affairs programming the outstanding resource that it is today.

IPTV Celebrating 45 Years
For 45 years, Iowa Public Television has been YOUR network and we look forward to celebrating with you this year. We have many exciting things to come over the next 12 months and hope you will join us in celebrating 45 years as Iowa's only statewide network.


IPTV Celebrating 45 Years
For 45 years, Iowa Public Television has been YOUR network and we look forward to celebrating with you this year. We have many exciting things to come over the next 12 months and hope you will join us in celebrating 45 years as Iowa's only statewide network.


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Iowa Press moderator Dean Borg leads a discussion about the top political stories of 2013, and what’s on the horizon for the 2014 Iowa election cycle.

Borg is joined by Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa, Kathie Obradovich, political columnist of The Des Moines Register, Jennifer Jacobs, political reporter of The Des Moines Register, James Q. Lynch of The Gazette in Cedar Rapids and Mike Wiser, statehouse bureau chief for Lee Enterprises.


Statehouse Minority Leaders Sen. Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) and Rep. Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) disagree on whether to raise the minimum wage in Iowa. Dix proposes taxing income less, or not at all, and says a minimum wage increase could hurt small businesses. Smith says Democrats will indeed propose a minimum wage hike and says tax credits and other tax reforms can help businesses.


State Senate Minority Leader Sen. Bill Dix and House Minority Leader Rep. Mark Smith both agree that it doesn't seem likely the legislature will raise the state's gas tax in 2014. Smith says there is no clear proposal to increase the tax at this point, and Dix says the public seems satisfied with the status quo right now.


In the wake of a debate over how food is paid for at the Iowa State Fair, should the state audit the Fair and/or it's vendors? Statehouse Minority Leaders Sen. Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) and Rep. Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) say finances should always be scrutinized.


Iowa Press moderator Dean Borg leads a discussion on the upcoming legislative session with minority leaders from the Iowa House and Senate; Sen. Bill Dix, R – Shell Rock and Rep. Mark Smith, D – Marshalltown. Joining the discussion are Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.


Gov. Terry E. Branstad (R) delivered the Condition of the State 2014 address from the Iowa Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.


Iowa Press host Dean Borg leads Kay Henderson, Kathie Obradovich, and James Lynch in an analysis of Gov. Terry E. Branstad's (R) Condition of the State 2014 address.


Speaker of the House Representative Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) and Senate Majority Leader Senator Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs) are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. They discuss the upcoming legislative session.

Joining Paulsen and Gronstal at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette.


Iowa House Speaker Rep. Kraig Paulsen and Iowa Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mike Gronstal both say the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) was a good idea when the state built it a couple decades ago, but now it's a good idea to re-evaluate the network and see how it fits into today's technology. They say it could be a vehicle for expanding broadband access across the state, and it could lead to other new opportunities.


Governor Terry Branstad's proposed state budget increases spending 7.8 percent, a figure Iowa Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mike Gronstal says is a bit misleading, because it includes the state expenditures to reduce commercial property taxes at the local level. Legislative leaders say they will analyze the governor's budget in great detail, and Iowa House Speaker Rep. Kraig Paulsen says his House Republican caucus will definitely make sure a balanced budget is passed.


Iowa Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mike Gronstal and Iowa House Speaker Rep. Kraig Paulsen both say the 85th Iowa General Assembly will go down in history as one of the most successful General Assemblies in Iowa history. They say the House and Senate accomplished a lot in 2013, they'll find common ground on even more items in 2014, and it's all been done with divided control in the legislature.


Iowa House Speaker Rep. Kraig Paulsen and Iowa Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mike Gronstal both agree that Governor Terry Branstad's Home Base Iowa initiative, which the governor says is the centerpiece of his 2014 agenda, is a good idea. They say details must be worked out, but they expect the measure to pass both the House and Senate.


22-year old Amy Cresswell was sentenced to federal prison for her role in the drug-related death of her 14-year old cousin. She spent time following her sentence visiting schools in southeast Iowa talking about how drugs killed her cousin and nearly destroyed her own life.


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Iowa Press host Dean Borg gives an example of how Iowa Public television brings information to viewers so they can make decisions on election day.

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Host Mike Pearson considers what it’s been like taking over for his dad on Market to Market and the importance of giving a voice to rural America

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Consumers have a lot of choices when it comes to where and how to get information. Senior producer Andrew Batt discusses what sets Iowa Public Television apart.

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Wealthy oil and gas magnate T. Boone Pickens, who promotes his Pickens Plan for energy policy, says he lost $200 million investing in wind energy. He says the wind production tax credit can help make wind energy viable for some people, but his investments weren't able to compete with the huge drop in natural gas prices.


T. Boone Pickens, the wealthy oil and gas magnate and creator of the Pickens Plan on energy, says he has no vested interest in ethanol, because he's not in the ethanol business, and he doesn't consider it to be competition. He says he understands ethanol issues, and he's supportive of any American source of energy over foreign oil.


Wealthy alternative energy promoter and political contributor T. Boone Pickens says President Barack Obama is not a leader, and we need a better system for selecting presidential candidates. He makes a comparison to headhunters in the corporate world.


T. Boone Pickens, the wealthy oil and gas magnate who chairs BP Capital and promotes his Pickens Plan on energy, says the country needs an energy plan. He acknowledges that the U.S. is making strides with renewable energy and other alternatives like natural gas, but he says there's still a need for a comprehensive energy plan to deal with the Keystone pipeline issue, the country's oil reserves, whether or not the U.S. should export oil to other countries and other issues.


Wealthy oil and gas magnate T. Boone Pickens is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. He discusses energy issues, politics and sports.

Joining Pickens at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette.


Gov. Terry E. Branstad (R-Panora) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. He discusses his legislative agenda and priorities, as well as the 2014 election and his campaign for a sixth term.

Joining Branstad at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.


Regarding the closing of the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo, Gov. Terry Branstad says the focus should not be on protecting the institution, but rather on protecting the kids and doing what's in their best interests. He says there are some non-profit agencies and organizations in the state that can provide the needed services.


Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law an increase in Iowa's minimum wage more than 20 years ago. Some legislators are calling for another increase. Branstad says he wants to see the details of the proposal, as well as information on what the impact would be on the state's economy before he would decide whether or not to support another minimum wage hike.


Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says he and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds are a team. She's in on all the decision-making. He says he intends to serve another entire four-year term, if he's re-elected, but he wants her to be prepared to take over as the next governor.


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Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Jane Hudson of Disability Rights Iowa, Former Congressman Dave Nagle who represents the Toledo group “Save our Home”, and Drake Law Professor Jerry Foxhoven who chaired Governor Branstad’s Iowa Juvenile Home Protection Task Force are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. They discuss the future of the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo.

Joining Hudson, Nagle and Foxhoven at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette.


Jane Hudson, the executive director of Disability Rights Iowa, the organization that blew the whistle on problems at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo, says troubled girls should not be sent there. She says the facility is not prepared, and it will take years to fix the problems that exist. Drake Law Professor Jerry Foxhoven, a member of the Iowa Juvenile Home task force, says the state probably needs a facility of some sort for delinquent girls, but now is a great opportunity to re-evaluate what services are offered and how they're offered to operate more efficiently and get better results.


Jane Hudson, executive director of Disability Rights Iowa, says all stakeholders need to be involved in finding a solution for the Iowa Juvenile Home. She says she views current legislation as a jobs bill, not necessarily a plan that is based in sound clinical practice for treating youth. Jerry Foxhoven, who served on the Iowa Juvenile Home task force, says former and current caregivers should evaluate needs of children, not new facilities.


Drake Law Professor Jerry Foxhoven, who served on the Iowa Juvenile Home task force created by Governor Branstad, says the girls who end up at facilities like the Iowa Juvenile Home are the future of Iowa, and if we can help them succeed, the state will be better for it. He says the state has been acting like their parent but hasn't been a very good parent.


Former Congressman Dave Nagle grew up in Toledo near the Iowa Juvenile Home and has volunteered there. He says recent reports about the home have been distorted and don't focus enough on the things that have been done right, such as educational progress of the residents. He says staff members go to work every day, despite sometimes being attacked, because they care about the kids.


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Iowa Press host Dean Borg talks about the preparation that goes into Iowa Press each week.

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Iowa Public Television Foundation President Susan Moritz thanks our viewers for their support and looks forward to the future.

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University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta says a cap on coaches' salaries would make his job easier. However, he and Iowa State University Athletic Director Jamie Pollard agree that the market drives high salaries for coaches and the money pays off in the long run with recruits and overall revenue generated.


College athletes should not be considered employees of the schools and paid under a labor agreement, say Iowa State University Athletic Director Jamie Pollard and University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta. Both Pollard and Barta say other improvements can be made to help student-athletes without directly paying them to play.


University of Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta and Iowa State University Athletic Director Jamie Pollard both say they want to continue the Iowa-Iowa State rivalry as long as possible. They say the only thing that could change that over time might be conference-related obligations that would make it difficult to play that non-conference rivalry game.


Ric Lumbard, director of engineering and operations for the Iowa Communications Network (ICN), says the original purpose of the ICN was to serve schools, healthcare facilities, state government, etc. and it was excluded from serving other entities and customers. He says if the ICN could offer access to the private sector, it may be able to help expand broadband access and improve service. He also says past bids to buy the ICN were turned down because they drastically undervalued the ICN.


State Sen. Steve Sodders (D-State Center) says access to high-speed broadband is needed for business and economic development, helping draw people to live in small communities and rural areas, as well as education. He says all Iowans should have broadband access no matter where they live.


Google is planning to expand its communications services in more cities. Michael Sadler of CenturyLink says they welcome competition like Google as long as there's a level playing field. He says some cities are creating incentives to woo companies like Google and creating disadvantages for other local existing companies. Ric Lumbard of the ICN says Google is targeting residential customers, not the retail customers such as schools, hospitals and state government that the ICN focuses on serving.


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Michael Sadler of CenturyLink and State Sen. Steve Sodders both agree that some Iowans still need to be educated on why broadband access is important in today's world and how they could benefit from it. A bill being considered in the Legislature provides for a digital literacy program to help do that.


Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) and Ric Lumbard, Director of Operations and Engineering at Iowa Communications Network and Michael Sadler, Assistant Vice President Public Policy and Government Relations at CenturyLink are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. They discuss the evolving role of broadband Internet access throughout Iowa.

Joining Sodders, Lumbard and Sadler at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Mike Wiser, statehouse bureau chief for Lee Enterprises.


On January 25, 2014 Sam Koltinsky, producer of the documentary “America's Darling: The Story of Jay N. "Ding" Darling,” set up an exhibit of the The Hidden Works of Jay N. “Ding” Darling at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum and Library in West Branch, Iowa.

The exhibit, on display at the museum until March 23, 2014, showcases a collection of artifacts, including many of Ding Darling’s personal and family objects, cartoons, sketches, and the newly uncovered original printing plates from The Des Moines Register. It has been dedicated to Kip Koss, Darling’s only grandson, who recently passed away.

As a political cartoonist, Jay N. “Ding” Darling worked for the Sioux City Journal, The Des Moines Register, and the Globe, in New York. During his career, his work appeared in more than 100 newspapers across the United States, and he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize twice, in 1924 and again in 1942. Throughout his life Darling also devoted his talents to conservation education and to developing programs and institutions that would benefit wildlife. The National Wildlife Federation, the Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit Program, the Federal Duck Stamp Program, all owe their early existence to Darling.


Playing the piano is more than memorizing notes on a page. It's an art. It's coming to know a piece of music, finding its emotional core and communicating that emotion to an audience. Students of the piano spend hours practicing, finessing and fine-tuning their skills, and, once a year, some of the finest high school musicians in Iowa are selected to share their hard-earned talents. Join Iowa Public Television, as three students compete for college scholarships at the 2014 Terrace Hill Piano Competition.


The special follows an artistic and agricultural journey from the cornfields of Iowa to the marble halls of Congress. IPTV documents the creative journey of artist Benjamin Victor as he crafts a larger-than-life icon.


Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he doesn't believe the federal government should set a minimum wage. He says it should be up to small businesses to decide what they want to pay. He contends setting a higher minimum wage could results in job losses, and he vows to not support anything that is a job killer.


Texas Governor Rick Perry says he wears glasses now because of deteriorating vision in his left eye. He says he was hit in the eye with a rock when he was a teenager, and the effects of that injury are forcing him to wear the glasses. He thanks his wife for helping pick a stylish pair of frames.


Texas Gov. Rick Perry says fellow Republican Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Arizona) made the right decision for her state when she vetoed a bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse to serve LGBT people. Perry says he may not agree with people's positions on issues, but he says he supports the rights of people in other states to do whatever they think is right for their own citizens.


Texas Gov. Rick Perry says states should be allowed to decide whether or not to allow same-sex marriage. A federal judge recently struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Texas. Perry says Texas citizens voted to ban same-sex marriage, and that is an issue that should be left up to the people.


Texas Governor Rick Perry is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. He discusses his tenure as chief executive of The Lone Star State and his political future.

Joining Perry at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.


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Clubhouse host Dan Wardell makes a new, and fascinating puppet friend when Caveman comes to visit.


What does a robot do for fun in the IPTV Kids Clubhouse? Play hide and seek with his favorite host, of course.


The fun continues as Danbot 2000 and Dan Wardell play hide and seek in the IPTV Kids Clubhouse.


Learn about shapes in the IPTV Kids Clubhouse with host Dan Wardell and a new friend, the Most Interesting Triangle.


In preparation for IPTV's coverage of the 2014 girls high school basketball tournament, IPTV Kids Clubhouse host Dan Wardell introduces viewers to his TV production team.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


IPTV Sports caught up with Williamsburg senior Paige Greiner. The fifth-ranked Raiders rolled through a 22 and 2 season and, as a four-year starter, Greiner's name and numbers are now scattered throughout the Williamsburg record books. And while the state-qualifying Raiders didn’t make it into IPTV’s broadcast of the 3A Championship game, we discovered some dreams may have come true this year, and the journey for a talented senior will continue just down the road.


Growing up in Iowa City with the last name Lorenzen isn't exactly a way of "flying under the radar" when it comes to athletic competition. But that family name and a common bond of basketball was the foundation for Haley Lorenzen. Years ago, when it seemed like basketball stardom may not be in the cards for Haley, hard work and sound advice brought her to the doorstep of a very special senior season. And, as Haley discovered, it's all in the family.


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Steve Lukan, director of the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy, says Iowans need to proceed cautiously when considering legalizing medical marijuana. He says there are legitimate policy and health questions, and we don't want to rush to legalize a drug to help people that could also end up hurting people.


Sen. Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) is helping lead efforts in the state legislature to legalize medical marijuana. He says there's a path forward to develop safe, legal access to cannabis in a restricted way that could help improve patients' quality of life through a doctor's prescription, while preventing the legal risks they face today.


Steve Gaer of West Des Moines says he believes medical marijuana could help his daughter, who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy. He says it should be a doctor-patient decision, not the government's decision. And he says families shouldn't have to move from Iowa to another state just to get the help they need.


Senator Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) and Steve Lukan, director of Iowa’s Office of Drug Control Policy, and West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gaer (R) are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. They will discuss whether or not Iowa should legalize medical marijuana.

Joining Bolkcom, Lukan, and Gaer at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette.


Market Analyst Elaine Kub discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


The latest snapshot of the rural economy reveals modest improvement on Mainstreet. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack responds to pointed criticism from House lawmakers. Organic production is on the rise, but some growers hedge their bets with conventional crops. Market analysis with Elaine Kub.



In response to the debate over Obamacare and whether companies like Hobby Lobby should have to provide birth control coverage for employees, Fmr. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) says the government is saying, "We’re going to force you to pay for something we know you don’t like. That’s wrong."


Fmr. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) says he doesn't feel ripped off by Iowa or the caucus process after being named runner up on Caucus night, only to be named the winner at a later date after votes were recounted. Santorum says the Iowa Caucuses performed as well as ever and he doesn't see any problems.


Former Senator Rick Santorum is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. The chairman of Patriot Voices and a 2012 Republican presidential candidate will talk about local, national and international political issues, as well as look ahead to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses and the presidential race.

Joining Santorum at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.


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Bronze sculpture of Dr. Norman E. Borlaug is place in the Statuary Hall.


Market Analyst Alan Brugler discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


An agricultural pioneer credited with saving more than a billion lives is immortalized in bronze, melting snowpack may recharge California waterways, but not before prospectors strike gold, and record prices prompt some dairy producers to expand their herds, while others wait for the other “hoof” to drop. Market analysis with Alan Brugler.



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Sec. Tom Vilsack says there was no money paid during this two terms as governor of Iowa to keep people quiet. He says there was no need for secret settlements.


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack responded recently to accusations from Iowa Rep. Tom Latham that the USDA isn't on the side of farmers. Vilsack says the USDA advocates strongly for all of rural America and that getting a good Farm Bill passed, working on the Clean Water Act and presiding over an extremely strong agriculture economy are a few examples of proof.


Sec. Tom Vilsack says he doesn't know what's in his future beyond his current job at the USDA. However, in response to a question about possible interest in working in education, Vilsack says he had a compelling experience as a fellow at Harvard, and "if there's any opportunity for me to work with young people, I'd love to do that."


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says the USDA is helping organize and share information with farmers about climate change so they can take advantage of opportunities and take whatever action they might need to mitigate and adapt to the changes.


USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. He discusses the latest concerns in rural America as well as political issues surrounding the 2014 elections.

Joining Vilsack at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch, political writer for The Gazette.


Iowa Press moderator Dean Borg leads a roundtable discussion about Iowa politics.

Borg is joined by Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa, Kathie Obradovich, political columnist of The Des Moines Register, Clay Masters, Morning Edition Host for Iowa Public Radio, and Mike Wiser, statehouse bureau chief for Lee Enterprises.


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Jeff Lamberti, chair of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, says a proposed Greene County casino is not an apples-to-apples comparison with the Cedar Rapids casino proposal that the commission voted down at its April meeting. Lamberti says Greene County's location and smaller casino size are both factors that could make a difference.


Jeff Lambert, chair of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, says he and other commissioners are cautious about allowing competing casinos to come in too close to existing casinos. He says Iowa has had a stable gaming industry, and he voted against a proposed Cedar Rapids casino because it would have significantly impacted at least two existing casinos.


Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission Chairman Jeff Lamberti says the commission encourages and requires gambling facilities to be top-notch. He says that means competition is a big factor in deciding whether or not a new facility would be a benefit or if it would have a negative impact on other established facilities.


Economist Ernie Goss says the casino industry is very competitive, with newer facilities competing against older facilities and luring away customers. He also points out that casinos in interior locations within Iowa generally don't draw as many out-of-state gamblers as border town casinos.


IPTV KIDS Clubhouse host Dan Wardell considers why parents choose Iowa Public Television for their kids.

IPTV Celebrating 45 Years
For 45 years, Iowa Public Television has been YOUR network and we look forward to celebrating with you this year. We have many exciting things to come over the next 12 months and hope you will join us in celebrating 45 years as Iowa's only statewide network.


IPTV KIDS Clubhouse host Dan Wardell considers why parents choose Iowa Public Television for their kids.

IPTV Celebrating 45 Years
For 45 years, Iowa Public Television has been YOUR network and we look forward to celebrating with you this year. We have many exciting things to come over the next 12 months and hope you will join us in celebrating 45 years as Iowa's only statewide network.


IPTV KIDS Clubhouse host Dan Wardell talks about Iowa Public Television's role in educating our children.

IPTV Celebrating 45 Years
For 45 years, Iowa Public Television has been YOUR network and we look forward to celebrating with you this year. We have many exciting things to come over the next 12 months and hope you will join us in celebrating 45 years as Iowa's only statewide network.


Brian Ohorilko, Administrator of the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission; Jeff Lamberti, Chairman of the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission; and Ernie Goss, Creighton University Economist & Co-Author of “Governing Fortune: Casino Gambling in America” are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. They discuss the future of casino gambling in Iowa.

Joining Ohorilko, Lamberti and Gross at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.


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Iowa Public Television held a U.S. Republican Senate Candidate Debate on Thursday, April 24, 2014. The 90-minute Iowa Press Debate began at 7 p.m. in front of a live audience at IPTV’s Maytag Auditorium in Johnston.

The following candidates for Iowa’s open Senate seat participated in Thursday’s debate: Sam Clovis (R-Hinton), Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak), Mark Jacobs (R-West Des Moines), Scott Schaben (R-Ames) and Matt Whitaker (R-Clive).

Dean Borg, host of Iowa Press, Iowa Public Television’s weekly public affairs program, moderated the debate. Reporters joining Borg were Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa news director, Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register, and James Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette.


A modest plant breeder more accustomed to long days in the field than hobnobbing with heads of state, Dr. Borlaug's unwavering vision and brilliant application of scientific principles changed the lives of billions.


Alongside sculptor Benjamin Victor, Iowa Public Television follows an artistic journey from the corn fields of Iowa to the marble halls of Congress. All in a bronzed effort to honor the world’s most heralded agrarian researcher: Norman Borlaug.


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When asked how she would balance the U.S. budget and free up money for infrastructure, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst said she would eliminate the IRS, the U.S. Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency.


Businessman Mark Jacobs says the Affordable Care Act has caused Iowans to experience reduced work hours and caused the cancellation of some health care insurance.


Republican U.S. Senate candidate Scott Schaben says farmers deserve government support more than other businesses.


Former U.S. District Attorney Matt Whitaker calls for major reform of the U.S. tax code.


College Professor and radio personality Sam Clovis says statistics show affirmative action has hurt minorities economically.


Republican Doug Gross, a former chief of staff under Gov. Terry Branstad, says there's a question of whether or not Branstad has appropriate control and management of state government.


Craig Robinson, editor of TheIowaRepublican.com, says he's frustrated that he doesn't see the five Republican candidates for U.S. Senate doing anything politically to separate themselves from each other. "This is an open seat. This is a huge prize," he says.


Craig Robinson says the best thing for the Republican Party of Iowa is to stop the infighting and focus on winning elections. Doug Gross says Republicans need a fusion leader who can build a coalition among groups within the party. Danny Carroll, the interim state GOP chair, says he thinks he fits that description.


Danny Carroll, Chair of the Republican Party of Iowa; Doug Gross, Des Moines Attorney & former Republican Gubernatorial candidate; and Craig Robinson, Editor of TheIowaRepublican.com website are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. They discuss the Iowa Press: U.S. Republican Senate Candidate Debate and preview the upcoming 2014 primary and general elections.

Joining Carroll, Gross and Robinson at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch, political writer for The Gazette.


Market Analyst Tomm Pfitzenmaier discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


Native Americans join the fracas over a proposal to build the Keystone XL pipeline. A pair of private reports praise and pan the outlook for the next generation of ethanol. Savvy entrepreneurs discover a lucrative market for “greens and gills” in the Windy City. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier.


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Senator Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs) and Senator Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) agree that the cannabis oil bill was a positive example of Iowa citizens lobbying their government and elected officials responding with legislation. Gronstal concedes that Iowans will likely face future challenges acquiring the drug.


Senator Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) accuses Democrats of using the oversight hearings as a means of launching Sen. Jack Hatch’s campaign for Governor from the Senate floor.
Senator Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs) calls criticism of oversight hearings into Branstad administration a misjudgment of the situation.


Senator Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs) defends the Iowa legislature’s move to end dog racing in Council Bluffs with a multi-million dollar payout to greyhound breeders.


Senator Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs), Senate Majority Leader; and Senator Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock), Senate Minority Leader are the guests this edition of Iowa Press.

Joining Gronstal and Dix at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.


Market Analyst Mark Gold discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


A key barometer of the rural economy soars to its highest level in three years. Economists say increased U.S. oil and natural gas exports would help the economy. Lethal tornadoes batter the south, while persistent rains delay planting in the Corn Belt. Market analysis with Mark Gold.


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President Sally Mason stresses the University of Iowa is not on the federal Clery Act list of institutions under investigation for sexual assaults on campus. Mason adds sexual assaults happen everywhere and the U of Iowa numbers are actually down this year.


President Sally Mason says the University of Iowa has a responsibility to research topics like medical cannabis and will look toward policy makers for guidance on when to proceed.


University of Iowa President Sally Mason suggests the situation at Northwestern University involving unionization and paying student athletes threatens the future of college athletics. Mason adds the NCAA must provide a framework for the University to provide students additional services. Mason chairs the Big Ten Conference council of presidents and chancellors.


In response to recent editorials calling for a change to Kinnick Stadium’s pink-colored locker room, President Sally Mason says the University should leave the space alone and “move on.” She adds any alteration would be cost prohibitive and the time to change would have been when Kinnick Stadium was recently renovated.


University of Iowa President Sally Mason is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press.

Joining Mason at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Mike Wiser, reporter for Lee Enterprises.


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Businessman and philanthropist Bill Knapp says Iowa is better than anyplace else at producing food, and the spotlight will be on Iowa in the years ahead as feeding a growing population continues to be a challenge. He also says he admires Harry Stine, who is making a difference in food production.


Opera singer Simon Estes says music is just as important a part of education as reading, math and science.


Ambassador Ken Quinn, World Food Prize president, says the U.S. is a huge economic power and a great military power, but it's also a great moral power. He says the U.S. has a significant role to play in responding around the world when humans are at risk.


Bill Knapp, Simon Estes and Ken Quinn, all recipients of the prestigious Iowa Award, offer what advice they would give to high school graduates at commencement time.


Simon Estes, Ken Quinn and Bill Knapp, all recipients of the Iowa Award, Iowa's highest civilian honor, join together to sing the Iowa Corn Song at the end of a taping of Iowa Press.


Recipients of our state’s highest citizen honor, The Iowa Award, are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. This year’s winner and chairman of the World Food Prize Ken Quinn along with businessman and philanthropist Bill Knapp, the 2011 recipient, and international opera singer Simon Estes, who was awarded the prize in 1996, will discuss their experiences in the state and their respective visions for Iowa’s future.

Joining Quinn, Knapp and Estes at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.


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Gov. Terry Branstad says he has reviewed the cannabis oil bill passed by the legislature, and he will sign it into law. He says he thinks it will help Iowans with epilepsy, and the bill is written in a limited way that should help prevent abuses and problems.


Gov. Terry Branstad says he's leaving casino decisions up to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission and that any changes to gambling laws and regulations are for the legislature to decide. He does say he likes Cedar Rapids' designation for a proposed casino to be smoke-free.


Gov. Terry Branstad responds to questions about whether state merit employees and political appointees are treated differently with severance packages. He also says his administration has nothing to hide and that Senate Democrats are the ones trying to hide information related to legislative inquiries.


Gov. Terry E. Branstad (R-Panora) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. We discuss his administration, look back at the 2014 legislative session and get an update on his re-election campaign.

Joining Governor Branstad at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette.


Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie and Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. We will discuss redevelopment and successes in their respective cities, as well as what challenges they face and what opportunities might be ahead.

Joining Cownie and Corbett at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register; and Mike Wiser, Des Moines/Statehouse bureau chief for Lee Newspapers.


Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett says he and other mayors across Iowa support the legislature raising Iowa's gas tax to fund roads and transportation. Corbett says Cedar Rapids couldn't wait forever for the legislature to act, so in the meantime, citizens passed a local option tax to fund infrastructure.


Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie says urban and rural stakeholders must work together to address water quality issues. The sources of contaminates has to be considered, not just dealing with how to remove them later.


Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett says a Cedar Rapids casino would have been a shot in the arm for state gambling revenues because of its urban location. Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie says he is not a proponent of gambling personally, but he thinks Des Moines' partnership with Polk County and Prairie Meadows is the right approach fo the city.


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Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Rep. Steve King says the U.S. does not negotiate with terrorists, and the release of American POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay was a "colossal mistake" by the Obama administration. He says it empowers the enemy and puts U.S. troops at risk.


Rep. Steve King says he's open to voting for someone other than Rep. John Boehner as Speaker of the House, if Republicans retain control of Congress after the 2014 elections. King says he has no interest in running for Speaker himself.


Rep. Steve King says he supports the 35% threshold for candidates in a primary election. However, he says if a candidate doesn't reach 35%, he would prefer to see a runoff election between the top two candidates, rather than have the nomination decided by delegates to a convention.


U.S. Representative Steve King (R-Kiron) is the guest. We will discuss his experience in the 2002 Congressional race, when he won the Republican nomination at a convention and went on to defeat the Democratic challenger in the general election.

Joining King at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette.


Sen. Jack Hatch says the unique situation and circumstances in Cedar Rapids should be taken into consideration in deciding whether to approve a casino license for the city. He says the state should not be in the business of protecting profits of existing casinos at the expense of another community that could benefit from having a casino, and whose voters support it.


Sen. Jack Hatch says the campaign ads attacking him don't have any basis, and they are simply diverting attention from what he calls a scandal-ridden Branstad administration. Hatch says he's released one year of tax returns under the tradition of previous gubernatorial candidates. He also says he abstained from voting for anything as a legislator that would appear to help him as a developer.


Sen. Jack Hatch, the Democratic candidate for governor, says Iowa is coasting. He says as governor he would focus on four, key areas for the state: education security, energy security, environmental security, and economic and job development security.


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Senator Jack Hatch (D - Des Moines) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. We discuss new developments in his campaign for governor and his plan for defeating Governor Terry Branstad.

Joining Hatch at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist forThe Des Moines Register.


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Market Analysts Elaine Kub and Walter Hackney discuss the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


Preservationists document the history of the American farm, by listening to those who remember. A rare display of unity in Washington results in a multibillion dollar project to shore up U.S. ports and improve flood control in the Grain Belt. The bulls continue their historic run in the livestock sector, while grain prices plunge to contract lows. Market analysis with Elaine Kub and Walt Hackney.




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Dianne Bystrom, director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics at Iowa State University, Chris Larimer, associate professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa, and Christopher Budzisz, associate professor of politics at Loras College and spokesperson for the new Loras College Poll are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. They discuss the 2014 elections and key races across the state.

Joining them at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette.


The hidden camera and concealed microphone have long been tools of television funnymen, security-minded homeowners and clandestine operatives in foreign lands.


The waving wheat is not as sweet this year in Oklahoma. Too little rain and late frigid temperatures stunted what the USDA says is likely the Sooner State’s smallest crop in more than 50 years.


Market Analyst Tomm Pfitzenmaier discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


Mother Nature batters the Midwest with torrential rains and a string of lethal tornadoes. Further south, wheat producers contend with arid conditions reminiscent of the Dust Bowl. We examine controversial laws that some believe restrict free speech down on the farm. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier.



Nichols Farms is known internationally for using innovative techniques in producing beef more efficiently. Dave Nichols has been in the cattle business for over 50 years and stays ahead of the curve by using genetic and production data from his cattle to ensure a better product.


Third District Congressional candidate David Young (R-Van Meter) says social issues are important to him personally, but he doesn't plan to push them in Congress. He does say that if Republicans gain a majority in the Senate and certain social issues are brought up at the federal level, he will defend life and marriage.


Third District Congressional candidate David Young (R-Van Meter) says he wants to see Iowans' pay go up. However, he says tax relief for small businesses is necessary if there's going to be any change in the minimum wage.


Third District Congressional candidate David Young (R-Van Meter) says knowing how to hit the ground running in Washington, D.C., is an asset. He also says he's seen the bad and ugly parts of the nation's capital and is ready to take on those issues.


David Young, Republican candidate for Congress in Iowa’s Third District is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. Young finished fifth in the June 3 primary election, but he won the nomination on the fifth ballot at the district convention Saturday, June 21.

Joining Young at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.


Market Analyst Alan Brugler discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


Domestic oil production is booming, fueling tragic railroad accidents and a shortage of cars to move agricultural commodities. An innovative cattle operation in the Midwest traces its genetic progeny to the vast majority of America’s best bulls. Market analysis with Alan Brugler.


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What sources of data do you use to analyze the markets? In each Ask the Analyst segment, experienced commodity market analysts provide thoughtful insight on trading skills, price trends, and strategies to help students and producers better understand how the markets work.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


On this edition of Iowa Press, a panel of our regular Iowa Press reporters recap the June primaries and analyze the campaigns heating up this summer as we head toward the November general election.

Dean Borg will be host moderator alongside reporters Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa, Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register, James Lynch, political writer for The Gazette, and Jennifer Jacobs, chief political reporter for The Des Moines Register.


You may not envision fish tanks on the prairie as the best place to look for added value amidst large agricultural operations. Nevertheless, some folks in America’s heartland are giving it a try.


Mother Nature’s month of rain ended this week, but not before leaving her mark across the Upper Midwest.


Market Analyst Don Roose discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


Storms slash across the Midwest leaving high water and damaged crops in their wake. Livestock prices continue to flirt with all-time highs while grain markets take it on the chin. One entrepreneur combines land and lake in an attempt to “catch” a profit. Market analysis with Don Roose.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


How are commodity markets regulated? In each Ask the Analyst segment, experienced commodity market analysts provide thoughtful insight on trading skills, price trends, and strategies to help students and producers better understand how the markets work.


What chance does a single investor have against high-frequency trading? In each Ask the Analyst segment, experienced commodity market analysts provide thoughtful insight on trading skills, price trends, and strategies to help students and producers better understand how the markets work.


What commodity would you recommend to a new trader? In each Ask the Analyst segment, experienced commodity market analysts provide thoughtful insight on trading skills, price trends, and strategies to help students and producers better understand how the markets work.


Ask the Analysts: What factors influence the price of a commodity? In each Ask the Analyst segment, experienced commodity market analysts provide thoughtful insight on trading skills, price trends, and strategies to help students and producers better understand how the markets work.


Ask the Analysts: How do different commodities interact with and influence one another? In each Ask the Analyst segment, experienced commodity market analysts provide thoughtful insight on trading skills, price trends, and strategies to help students and producers better understand how the markets work.


Ask the Analysts: How did you get started in commodity market analysis? In each Ask the Analyst segment, experienced commodity market analysts provide thoughtful insight on trading skills, price trends, and strategies to help students and producers better understand how the markets work.


Ask the Analysts: How can someone get started in commodity trading? In each Ask the Analyst segment, experienced commodity market analysts provide thoughtful insight on trading skills, price trends, and strategies to help students and producers better understand how the markets work.


Ask the Analysts: What does a new producer or trader need to know about commodity markets? In each Ask the Analyst segment, experienced commodity market analysts provide thoughtful insight on trading skills, price trends, and strategies to help students and producers better understand how the markets work.


Ask the Analysts: What are risks and benefits to commodity trading? In each Ask the Analyst segment, experienced commodity market analysts provide thoughtful insight on trading skills, price trends, and strategies to help students and producers better understand how the markets work.


Democratic Fourth District Congressional candidate Jim Mowrer says Rep. Steve King is partly responsible for problems with illegal immigration today, because King advocates against solutions for immigration issues and doesn't offer any alternative solutions. Mowrer says Congress needs to pass comprehensive immigration reform, something King has strongly opposed.


Democratic Fourth District Congressional candidate Jim Mowrer says Rep. Steve King regularly advocates for no government involvement whatsoever, and therefore, it's hypocritical of King to say he's against most things, yet supportive of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Mowrer says he is a strong supporter and defender of the RFS, and he believes clean American energy is both an economic security and national security issue.


Democratic Fourth District Congressional candidate Jim Mowrer says he has some issues with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) that need to be fixed. However, he says the country can't go back to a time when insurance companies could drop coverage when people got sick or because of pre-existing conditions. Mowrer says his own family wouldn't have insurance coverage without the healthcare law.


Democratic candidate for Congress in Iowa’s Fourth District Jim Mowrer (D-Boone) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. Mowrer is challenging incumbent Representative Steve King.

Joining Mowrer at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.


The USDA is asking farmers to report cases of PED virus.


Market Analyst Darin Newsom discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


Summer storms continue to hammer the country from the plains to the coast. The potential for record crops and a mixed ending stocks report increases market volatility. Federal officials, scientists and farmers band together to fight a virus hitting the hog barn. Market analysis with Darin Newsom.


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Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Republican strategist David Kochel says viewers see through the cynical distortion of Joni Ernst's positions highlighted in a negative ad from political action committees. Democratic strategist Jeff Link argues that it isn't cynical to use video of Ernst stating her own positions during the primary campaign.


Democratic strategist Jeff Link says the video of Bruce Braley referencing an Iowa farmer becoming chair of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has been featured in several television commercials, and that it will probably be in 15-20 more before the election. He says Braley apologized for the comments and will focus the campaign on issues. Republican strategist David Kochel says the Braley campaign is distorting facts around the issues.


Republican strategist David Kochel and Democratic strategist Jeff Link both predict a close race between Rep. Bruce Braley and State Sen. Joni Ernst for the U.S. Senate. Link says his team expected from the beginning that it would be a close race and although Ernst started the general election campaign with momentum from the primary, that momentum has slowed. Kochel says Braley has underperformed as a candidate, and political winds favor Republicans in 2014.


Photographer Marji Guyler-Alaniz noticed how women were not normally included in imagery about farmers. She started taking pictures focusing only on female producers and began FarmHer to change this.


On this edition of Iowa Press, our guests include Republican political strategist David Kochel and Democratic political strategist Jeff Link. We discuss the high-profile U.S. Senate race in Iowa, as well as other notable races and political news.

Dean Borg is host moderator alongside reporters Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa, and James Lynch, political writer for The Gazette.


Market Analyst Sue Martin discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


Locked in a drought of epic proportions, California cracks down on unauthorized use of water. A Midwestern photographer documents the critical contributions of women in agriculture. Market analysis with Sue Martin.


Innovative software helps farmers manage risk and teaches high school students learn


Market Analyst Dan Hueber discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


The Agriculture Department says America’s row crops are in the best shape in decades. Would-be traders go online to learn the basics -- and complexities -- of commodity trading. Market analysis with Dan Hueber.


Gov. Terry Branstad (R) and Sen. Jack Hatch (D)
Thursday, August 14 - 4:00 p.m.
Penningroth Media Center
Iowa State Fairgrounds

Iowa Press continues its focus on the issues that matter most to Iowans with the Iowa Press Debate for the upcoming governor’s race. Gubernatorial candidates discuss their platforms, concerns and future plans for the state of Iowa, and Iowa Press host Dean Borg moderates.

Visit our FAIR Site!


LIVE from the Fair
Friday, August 15 - 4:00 p.m.
Penningroth Media Center
Iowa State Fairgrounds

Market to Market celebrates its 40th anniversary in August. The series began in 1974, when Chet Randolph hosted the first episode of Farm Digest — a Midwest-focused agriculture business program that later became Market to Market. Since its first episode, Market to Market has expanded into a nationally syndicated series, and covers topics ranging from commodity markets to energy policy.

The Weekly Journal of Rural America kicks off its 40th Season at the Iowa State Fair. We’ll look back at the early years and analyze current trends in the markets with a blue ribbon panel of experts.

Visit our FAIR Site!

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Market Analyst Virgil Robinson discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


Supporters -- and critics -- weigh in on Obama Administration plans to fight climate change. An Iraq war veteran embarks on a new mission to fulfill his agricultural dream. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson.


Vladimir Putin plays a high-stakes game of chicken with U.S. agricultural exports. Students gain hands-on farming experience at a leading Land Grant University. Market analysis with Mark Gold.


Market Analyst Mark Gold discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


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Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Mariannette Miller-Meeks(R) and Dave Loebsack(D)
Thursday, August 28
Iowa City High School
Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa Press continues its focus on the issues that matter most to Iowans with the Iowa Press Debate series.


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Former Senator Jim Webb (D-Virginia) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. Senator Webb discusses economic and veterans affairs issues. Webb, a former Secretary of the Navy under President Ronald Reagan weighs in on foreign affair issues around the world and politics back on the home front.

Joining Webb at the Iowa Press table is moderator Dean Borg, Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for The Des Moines Register.


Former Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb says he cautions fellow Democrats from jumping to conclusions about what happened in Ferguson, Missouri, that sparked racial tensions without knowing all the facts. He says the appearance of a militaristic presence of police is not a good signal to send.


Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb says it doesn't do any good for U.S. national security for us to be an occupying power in the Middle East. He says we opened up Pandora's Box when we invaded Iraq, because the lid came off sectarian violence. Webb says if ISIS is involved in international terrorism that could affect the U.S., we have the right to act now, but we must be careful in defining who ISIS is.


When asked to evaluate Hillary Clinton's performance as U.S. Secretary of State, former Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb says, "There's time to have that discussion later." He says there were good points, such as the pivot to Asia. On the other hand, he says certain actions during the Arab Spring were probably detrimental.


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Staci Appel (D-Des Moines) and David Young (R-Van Meter)
Thursday, September 11
Council Bluffs, Iowa

Iowa Press continues its focus on the issues that matter most to Iowans with the Iowa Press Debate series. Candidates seeking Iowa's 3rd District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives debate issues with Iowa Press reporters live from Council Bluffs, Iowa. Candidates are Staci Appel (D) and David Young (R).


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Iowa Democratic Party chair Scott Brennan and Republican Party of Iowa chair Jeff Kaufmann are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. They discuss the state of each party, the 2014 elections, and look ahead to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses.

Joining Brennan and Kaufmann at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch, political writer for The Gazette.


Scott Brennan, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, says he expects the 37th and final Harkin Steak Fry will be a chance to honor retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, not an unofficial launch of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Brennan says the Clintons' appearance will help make it an energizing event for the party.


As the counter clicks to 30 million views, the farming brothers turn viral video career into ag-vocacy work around the world. The Peterson Brothers of Assaria, Kansas have continue to produce beef and commodity crops and music parodies.


Market Analyst Don Roose discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


With fanfare fit for a king, America’s first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant opens for business. Responding to an epic drought, California lawmakers approve sweeping reforms on the use of groundwater. We’ll catch-up with a trio of Kansas brothers whose video clips promoting agriculture have been viewed by millions. Market analysis with Don Roose.


A rural Iowa community was joined by dignitaries, including the king of The Netherlands, as they celebrated the opening of the world's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Market Analyst Tomm Pfitzenmaier discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


Mother Nature displays her ominous power from the South Pacific to South Dakota. House lawmakers side with farmers against an Obama Administration proposal on water. Wounded by the sting of disease, some of agriculture's busiest workers struggle to survive. Market analysis with Tomm Pfitzenmaier.


It’s early spring and nearly 60 people have gathered for the Central Iowa Honey Producers’ annual auction. The sale, with its reconditioned and specially-made wares – caters to small-scale beekeepers that own or work with just a few colonies of honeybees. The exchange of tools of the trade carries on for a few hours but the more pressing matter for these apiarists is the battle to restore the U.S. honeybee population. They are in a fight to stop what is commonly called colony collapse disorder or CCD.


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60th birthday celebrations often poke fun at those nearing retirement, but the folks at Templeton Rye aren’t ready to ride off into the sunset. And with plenty of good natured ribbing served up at this milestone event, it was the main course that took partygoers to hog heaven.


Wildfires rage in California, blackening thousands of acres and destroying hundreds of homes. Tobacco growers prepare for Uncle Sam’s support of their commodity to go up in smoke. With a history rooted in moonshine, Midwestern distillers take a shot at value-added farming. Market analysis with Ted Siefried.


Market Analyst Ted Seifried discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


In Knoxville, Iowa, 31 contestants work their best “auction cry” to prove themselves worthy of the title ‘World Champion Auctioneer.”


Market Analyst Elaine Kub discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


The world’s largest carbon emitting nations gather to fight global climate change. Drought stricken forests burn as the search for water causes land to collapse. Those who make a living with their voices make the call for top honors. Market analysis with Elaine Kub.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Market Analyst John Roach discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


"Field of Dreams" is an iconic movie about baseball, family and rural America. 2014 marks its 25th Anniversary.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Market Analyst Virgil Robinson discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


The harvest rolls on despite weather delays, storage concerns and anxiety over low prices. Critics file a lawsuit hoping to block a product combining two popular herbicides into a new weed killer. We reminisce on a few key developments in rural America over the past 40 seasons of Market to Market. Market analysis with Virgil Robinson.


We explore the important events featured on Market to Market between 2001 and 2014


This week’s Market to Market Video of the Week comes via the ground and the air. Producer Josh had a GoPro on a stick for the first look of the machine taking off. The next shot is from a drone high over rural America. Thanks to Chad Colby for the second piece of video.

This week, we’ll see how drones are being used in agriculture. Look for it on our website: http://www.iptv.org/mtom/





Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


To the untrained eye, the sight of a UAV, or unmanned aerial vehicle, soaring over the rural landscape might seem like an amateur activity. But the machines soon could become a key weapon in a robust agricultural arsenal.


Voters in Colorado and Oregon consider mandatory labeling of GMO Foods. Despite fewer cows in the parlor, September dairy production rises into record territory. We’ll soar into the wild blue yonder to examine the role of drones in maximizing yields. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm.


Market Analyst Naomi Blohm discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


This week’s Market to Market Video of the Week looks at the unloading of a livestock trailer. Here cattle are taken off a truck and head into the barn. Producer John was able to get inside the truck and then under the fence as the animals ran by him.





Republican victories in the midterm elections bring new faces to leadership positions in Congress. Voters in several states say, "No on GMOs" -- at least when it comes to mandatory labeling of them. Western cattle ranchers work with government officials in an attempt to protect the greater sage grouse. Market analysis with Mark Gold.


Market Analyst Mark Gold discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


Western ranchers, as well as energy companies and recreational users, stand to lose access to some western federal lands – at least during certain times of the year - if the greater sage-grouse is listed as a threatened or endangered species next year.


Election night turned into a “grand ol’ party” Tuesday as Republicans took back the majority in the U.S. Senate and built on their lead in the House.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Market Analysts Elaine Kub and Walt Hackney discuss the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


Cold weather hits the nation’s midsection as harvest nears completion. The top two greenhouse gas emitting nations strike a landmark deal. We’ll examine the increasing role of technology at the world’s largest futures exchange. Market analysis with Elaine Kub and Walt Hackney.


How well do you know the host of Market to Market? This week’s Market to Market Video of the Week goes beyond the set and into the fields with Mike and how he ended up as host of the weekly journal of rural America.



Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Falling just one vote shy of Senate approval, the Keystone XL pipeline, a political hot potato for nearly six years, was punted by lawmakers again this week.


Market Analyst Don Roose discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Market Analyst Sue Martin discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


Torrential rains swamp northern California but fall short of ending an epic drought. Entrepreneurs learn to grow food year-round in the heart of the Windy City. Market analysis with Sue Martin.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


The wheat harvest is action packed. We try to get close to the action for the best shot. Here we are near the northern Oklahoma town of Garber for this in-the-moment shot. At times, we get a little dirty, but that's just part of the service here at Market to Market.



Hand out the cigars, President Obama normalizes relations with Cuba. A faith-based effort in the Heartland aims to ‘feed a man for a lifetime...’. Market analysis with Darin Newsom.


Market Analyst Darin Newsom discusses the commodity markets with host Mike Pearson.


Farmers band together to help people in need on the other side of the world using the Foods Resource Bank.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


On April 5, 2014, pianist, composer and Golden Globe winner Philip Glass was joined by four central Iowa musical directors in a lively discussion about Classical music and new ways to engage audiences through the use of technology and multimedia. Join Philip Glass, moderator John Pemble, Iowa Public Radio Arts and Culture reporter, Joseph Giunta, Des Moines Symphony & Academy music director and conductor, Michael Egel, Des Moines Metro Opera general director, Dr. Jacob Harrison, Iowa State University director of orchestral activities and Chris Ford, frontman for the musical group Christopher the Conquered and Des Moines Music Coalition program manager for this lively, 60-minute discussion, brimming over with wit, good humor and tales of musical bravado, ventured well beyond Classical music into an entertaining dialogue about the experience of art in our technological age. Read Transcript


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


On Wednesday, January 14, the President traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa, where he laid out new steps to increase access to affordable, high-speed Internet across the country.

Video provided by: www.whitehouse.gov


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a three-part, six-hour major television event from preeminent documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, the series is the most comprehensive documentary on a single disease ever made. This “biography” of cancer covers its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the 20th century to cure, control and conquer it.

Iowa Public Television partnered with the American Cancer Society, Iowa Cancer Consortium and the Iowa Department of Public Health for three film previews and local expert panel discussions in Carroll, Iowa City and Johnston.

Each event included a reception, a 40-minute preview of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies and a local expert panel discussion to address local issues and the past, present and future of cancer research and treatment issues.

A comprehensive program to spark a national conversation about cancer has been launched in conjunction with the documentary series. The vast cancer community of patients and survivors, family members, caregivers, researchers and healthcare providers, and the public at large, can share their stories at CancerFilms.org and by using #CancerFilm on social media channels.

The three-part, six-hour documentary series will air on statewide Iowa Public Television March 30, 31 and April 1 at 8 p.m.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures, and WETA Washington, D.C., in association with Ark Media. The film trailer can be viewed at http://video.iptv.org/video/2365362396.

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Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than 2 million viewers a month turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television offers three programming channels statewide: IPTV, IPTV LEARNS and IPTV WORLD. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Hawarden; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. Information on programming channels, reception and more can be found at Iptv.org.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering.

Iowa Cancer Consortium
The Iowa Cancer Consortium (ICC) is a partnership of researchers, legislators, health care providers, faith-based organizations, public health professionals, caregivers, cancer survivors, volunteers and many other Iowans who work together to reduce the burden of cancer in Iowa. The ICC has hundreds of partners across the state of Iowa.

Iowa Department of Public Health
The Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is part of the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (ICCCP). The ICCCP is a collaborative process where the community combines resources to reduce the burden of cancer by working to prevent cancer from occurring; find it in its earliest stages; improve the accessibility, availability and quality of cancer treatment services and programs; and enhance optimal quality of life for people impacted by cancer.

For information contact:
Susan Ramsey
Communications Director
susan.ramsey@iptv.org
515.725.9703


Dan Wardell and Trophy Joe present the 2015 IPTV KIDS Clubhouse award winners!


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


DNA is the root of all inheritance and the key to understanding the basics of all biological inheritance and genetics.


Genetic engineering changes or manipulates genes in order to achieve specific results, and there are many ways to "engineer" genetic material including fixing defective genes, replacing missing genes, copying or cloning genes, or combining genes.


The possibilities of this genetic engineering are endless, and everyone from medicine to industry is scrambling to adopt it and adapt it to their specific needs.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a three-part, six-hour major television event from preeminent documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, the series is the most comprehensive documentary on a single disease ever made. This “biography” of cancer covers its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the 20th century to cure, control and conquer it.

Iowa Public Television partnered with the American Cancer Society, Iowa Cancer Consortium and the Iowa Department of Public Health for three film previews and local expert panel discussions in Carroll, Iowa City and Johnston.

Each event included a reception, a 40-minute preview of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies and a local expert panel discussion to address local issues and the past, present and future of cancer research and treatment issues.

A comprehensive program to spark a national conversation about cancer has been launched in conjunction with the documentary series. The vast cancer community of patients and survivors, family members, caregivers, researchers and healthcare providers, and the public at large, can share their stories at CancerFilms.org and by using #CancerFilm on social media channels.

The three-part, six-hour documentary series will air on statewide Iowa Public Television March 30, 31 and April 1 at 8 p.m.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures, and WETA Washington, D.C., in association with Ark Media. The film trailer can be viewed at http://video.iptv.org/video/2365362396.

Carroll Panelists:
Steve Hodges, Cancer Survivor, American Cancer Society Leadership Volunteer
Cindy Schweers, RN, OCN, Alegent Cancer Radiation Center, Carroll
John Evans, MD, Primary Care Physician, McFarland Clinic, Carroll
Mark Westberg, MD, Medical Oncologist, Medical Oncology & Hermatology Associates
Kim Durst, Relay for Life Community Manager, American Cancer Society

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Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than 2 million viewers a month turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television offers three programming channels statewide: IPTV, IPTV LEARNS and IPTV WORLD. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Hawarden; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. Information on programming channels, reception and more can be found at Iptv.org.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering.

Iowa Cancer Consortium
The Iowa Cancer Consortium (ICC) is a partnership of researchers, legislators, health care providers, faith-based organizations, public health professionals, caregivers, cancer survivors, volunteers and many other Iowans who work together to reduce the burden of cancer in Iowa. The ICC has hundreds of partners across the state of Iowa.

Iowa Department of Public Health
The Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is part of the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (ICCCP). The ICCCP is a collaborative process where the community combines resources to reduce the burden of cancer by working to prevent cancer from occurring; find it in its earliest stages; improve the accessibility, availability and quality of cancer treatment services and programs; and enhance optimal quality of life for people impacted by cancer.

For information contact:
Susan Ramsey
Communications Director
susan.ramsey@iptv.org
515.725.9703


Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a three-part, six-hour major television event from preeminent documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Based on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee, the series is the most comprehensive documentary on a single disease ever made. This “biography” of cancer covers its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the 20th century to cure, control and conquer it.

Iowa Public Television partnered with the American Cancer Society, Iowa Cancer Consortium and the Iowa Department of Public Health for three film previews and local expert panel discussions in Carroll, Iowa City and Johnston.

Each event included a reception, a 40-minute preview of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies and a local expert panel discussion to address local issues and the past, present and future of cancer research and treatment issues.

A comprehensive program to spark a national conversation about cancer has been launched in conjunction with the documentary series. The vast cancer community of patients and survivors, family members, caregivers, researchers and healthcare providers, and the public at large, can share their stories at CancerFilms.org and by using #CancerFilm on social media channels.

The three-part, six-hour documentary series will air on statewide Iowa Public Television March 30, 31 and April 1 at 8 p.m.

Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies is a production of Florentine Films, Laura Ziskin Pictures, and WETA Washington, D.C., in association with Ark Media. The film trailer can be viewed at http://video.iptv.org/video/2365362396.

Iowa City Panelists:
George Weinger, MD - Director, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and President, Iowa Cancer Consortium Board of Directors
Gary Streit - Former Chair, American Cancer Society National Board of Directors
Erin Feldmann, LISW, ACHP-SE - Clinical Leader, Iowa City Hospice
Jessica Wiliams, BSN, OCN - Breast Cancer Coordinator, Mercy Iowa City

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Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides quality, noncommercial programming to make a difference in the lives of Iowans. As one of the last locally controlled media enterprises in the state, IPTV is committed to telling Iowa's stories like no one else can. Our mission to educate, inform, enrich, and inspire Iowans enables IPTV to present an unequaled array of programs of lasting value to Iowans regardless of where they live or what they can afford. More than 2 million viewers a month turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television offers three programming channels statewide: IPTV, IPTV LEARNS and IPTV WORLD. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Hawarden; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak. Information on programming channels, reception and more can be found at Iptv.org.

American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering.

Iowa Cancer Consortium
The Iowa Cancer Consortium (ICC) is a partnership of researchers, legislators, health care providers, faith-based organizations, public health professionals, caregivers, cancer survivors, volunteers and many other Iowans who work together to reduce the burden of cancer in Iowa. The ICC has hundreds of partners across the state of Iowa.

Iowa Department of Public Health
The Comprehensive Cancer Control Program is part of the Iowa Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Management (ICCCP). The ICCCP is a collaborative process where the community combines resources to reduce the burden of cancer by working to prevent cancer from occurring; find it in its earliest stages; improve the accessibility, availability and quality of cancer treatment services and programs; and enhance optimal quality of life for people impacted by cancer.

For information contact:
Susan Ramsey
Communications Director
susan.ramsey@iptv.org
515.725.9703


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


DES MOINES, IOWA - Coverage of the World Food Prize, honoring outstanding individuals who strive to improve the quality, quantity or availability of food throughout the world.

The World Food Prize Foundation awards the 2015 World Food Prize to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed in a live ceremony from Des Moines, Iowa.

http://www.worldfoodprize.org


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Happy Birthday to all of these fabulous IPTV Kids Club members! Featuring Iowa Public Television and Dan Wardell.


Governor Terry E. Branstad’s Condition of the State Address will be presented to the Iowa Legislature on Tuesday, January 12 at 10 a.m. and Iowa Public Television will provide live coverage of the speech on IPTV WORLD (.3). Condition of the State 2016 will also be streamed live on this page. From the state capitol, Dean Borg, host of IPTV’s Iowa Press, will anchor the broadcast. Immediately following the Governor’s address, Borg will interview Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs) for a Democratic response.

The program will be rebroadcast Tuesday evening at 10:30 p.m. on IPTV’s primary channel. During the evening rebroadcast, a panel of political reporters will analyze the Governor’s priorities and preview the 2016 Iowa legislative session.

Media interested in recording the IPTV broadcasts for news excerption purposes only should contact Susan Ramsey at Susan.Ramsey@iptv.org.


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