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Live Call-in Program on Jobs and Iowa’s Economy On the Thursday, May 21 edition of The Iowa Journal

May 15, 2009

(Johnston, Iowa) – On the Thursday, May 21, The Iowa Journal focuses on jobs – layoffs, job searches, entrepreneurship, and other issues facing workers in the current economy. Viewers will have the opportunity to call and ask questions of an expert panel during this live, one-hour broadcast at 8 p.m.

The program will feature experts on a range of workforce issues. Personal financial consultant Adam Carroll will address financial concerns in the wake of a layoff or job change. Robert Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College, will discuss the importance of gaining new skills and re-training to adapt to the changing economy. Elisabeth Buck, director of Iowa Workforce Development, will offer insights into resources available to workers, as well as opportunities for Iowans to change career paths following job losses.

The panel will also feature a discussion of coping with the emotional challenges workers face in light of job insecurity, layoffs, and downsizing.

Viewers can call in during the live broadcast, or they can email questions ahead of time to iowajournal@iptv.org

For more information about The Iowa Journal, visit www.iptv.org/iowajournal or call (515) 242-3146.


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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 1.4 million viewers a week turn to IPTV for programming that reflects a range of interests for Iowans in all demographic categories. Iowa Public Television stations include: Channel 11, Des Moines; Channel 12, Iowa City; Channel 21, Fort Dodge; Channel 24, Mason City; Channel 27, Sioux City; Channel 32, Waterloo; Channel 32, Council Bluffs; Channel 36, Davenport; Channel 36, Red Oak.

For immediate release:
May 15, 2009

For information contact:
Tonya Weber Dusold
Communications Manager
(515) 725-9705

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