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Kalona Tourism, Iowa (#506)

Kalona Tourism, Iowa (#506)

posted on July 11, 2013 at 11:17 AM

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. 07:28 Read More »
None Less Than Heroes: The Honor Flight Story (#0)

None Less Than Heroes: The Honor Flight Story (#0)

posted on May 18, 2012 at 3:09 PM

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... 04:35 Read More »
Iowa Historian Tom Morain: To Rattle Dry Bones  (#0)

Iowa Historian Tom Morain: To Rattle Dry Bones (#0)

posted on April 4, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Full Program: 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... 47:03 Read More »
Iowans Remember 9/11 [promo] (#0)

Iowans Remember 9/11 [promo] (#0)

posted on September 2, 2011 at 3:45 PM

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... 00:37 Read More »
Templeton Rye, Templeton, Iowa (#305)

Templeton Rye, Templeton, Iowa (#305)

posted on April 20, 2011 at 3:01 PM

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... 05:59 Read More »
From Here to There (#106)

From Here to There (#106)

posted on July 12, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Full Program: 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. 29:49 Read More »
Iowa and the Civil War (#105)

Iowa and the Civil War (#105)

posted on July 12, 2010 at 2:43 PM

Full Program: 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. 28:38 Read More »
The Prairie Pioneers (#104)

The Prairie Pioneers (#104)

posted on July 12, 2010 at 2:38 PM

Full Program: Pioneer life in Iowa was a lonely struggle between humans and the environment--a struggle humans sometimes lost. 28:51 Read More »
Hard Times (#113)

Hard Times (#113)

posted on February 8, 2010 at 2:44 PM

Full Program: Through interviews, still photographs and newsreel footage, the effects of the Great Depression on Iowa are shown. 29:42 Read More »
The Path to Statehood (#103)

The Path to Statehood (#103)

posted on February 8, 2010 at 2:39 PM

Full Program: 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. 29:48 Read More »
The Tall Grass Whispers (#102)

The Tall Grass Whispers (#102)

posted on February 8, 2010 at 2:30 PM

Full Program: This program examines the ever-changing relationship between two distinct cultures--Native American and white. 29:15 Read More »
First People of the Prairies (#101)

First People of the Prairies (#101)

posted on February 8, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Full Program: Through reenactment and comments by contemporary archaeologists, this program presents the origins and way of life of the prehistoric Indians of Iowa. 27:13 Read More »

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