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Iowa Outdoors (#503) (#503)

Iowa Outdoors (#503) (#503)

posted on July 2, 2015 at 3:15 PM

Full Program: Venture north to Okoboji's antique boat festival and explore the Iowa DNR's efforts to rehabilitate lakes across our state. 26:44 Read More »
Lewis and Clark State Park (#502)

Lewis and Clark State Park (#502)

posted on June 5, 2015 at 7:35 PM

Explore what there is to see and do, as well as the important history you can learn, at Lewis and Clark State Park near Onawa in western Iowa. 03:58 Read More »
Making bamboo fly fishing rods (#502)

Making bamboo fly fishing rods (#502)

posted on June 5, 2015 at 7:31 PM

An Ankeny man shows us the attention to detail and fine craftsmanship that goes into constructing a high quality, effective and collectible bamboo fly fishing rod. 06:37 Read More »
Langwood Challenge Course (#502)

Langwood Challenge Course (#502)

posted on June 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Explore the outdoors through a trip down a zip line, a "Leap of Faith" jump from a pole to a trapeze, a trust fall, and problem-solving challenges that are part of the high ropes and low elements at the Langwood Challenge Course in Louisa County. 07:47 Read More »
Iowa Outdoors (#502) (#502)

Iowa Outdoors (#502) (#502)

posted on June 5, 2015 at 7:28 PM

Full Program: On this early summertime edition of Iowa Outdoors...Fly down a zip line at Langwood Challenge Course in Louisa County...See the intricate craftsmanship of bamboo fly fishing rods from a man whose passion is building them...Explore the wildlife and... 27:51 Read More »
Lake Red Rock photographer Ron Huelse (#502)

Lake Red Rock photographer Ron Huelse (#502)

posted on June 4, 2015 at 3:14 PM

Paddle along the shore of Lake Red Rock with photographer Ron Huelse, as he shares some of his stunning images and explains how he captures the wildlife and nature of this gorgeous setting from the confines of his kayak. 05:58 Read More »
Olson says poultry industry could call for Farm Bill changes (#4233)

Olson says poultry industry could call for Farm Bill changes (#4233)

posted on May 22, 2015 at 3:58 PM

Iowa Poultry Association Executive Director Randy Olson says the industry is discussing a combination of federal insurance in the next farm bill and private insurance practices in the meantime to protect producers. 01:05 Read More »
Xin says poultry facilities may need to increase biosecurity (#4233)

Xin says poultry facilities may need to increase biosecurity (#4233)

posted on May 22, 2015 at 3:48 PM

Iowa State University Egg Industry Director Hongwei Xin says the poultry industry may need to adopt different practices including increased air filtration if the avian influenza strain is contracted through airborne transmission. 00:36 Read More »
Iowa Agriculture Secretary Northey says bird disposal to pick up pace in coming days (#4233)

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Northey says bird disposal to pick up pace in coming days (#4233)

posted on May 22, 2015 at 3:33 PM

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey describes the methods of disposing tens of millions of birds during the nation’s largest outbreak of avian flu. Northey adds that the disposal at landfills will increase in the next “week or so.” 01:27 Read More »
Iowa Outdoors Springtime Edition (#501)

Iowa Outdoors Springtime Edition (#501)

posted on May 7, 2015 at 11:37 AM

Full Program: On this episode of Iowa Outdoors, we travel alongside an elite team of storm chasers, spend the night outdoors for a military-style workout regimen, and enjoy springtime wildflowers through the lens of Tom Rosburg. 27:44 Read More »
Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Uses for Genetic Engineering (#101)

Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Uses for Genetic Engineering (#101)

posted on March 26, 2015 at 3:09 PM

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. 02:07 Read More »
Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Genetic Engineering Methods (#101)

Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Genetic Engineering Methods (#101)

posted on March 26, 2015 at 3:01 PM

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. 02:00 Read More »
Iowa Outdoors | Season 5 Preview (#408)

Iowa Outdoors | Season 5 Preview (#408)

posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:36 PM

A sneak peek at a few of the stories you'll see in Season 5. 01:50 Read More »
Color the Wind Kite Festival (#408)

Color the Wind Kite Festival (#408)

posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:28 PM

This annual festival draws kite aficionados and spectators to Clear Lake every February for the splash of color and floating spectacle in the sky. It’s an event that thrives on wind, snow and ice. 07:22 Read More »
Northern pike winter research (#408)

Northern pike winter research (#408)

posted on December 17, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Fish researchers with the Iowa DNR use a hovercraft to navigate the frozen backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River, collecting valuable habitat and movement data on radio-tagged northern pike. 04:58 Read More »
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