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posted on October 28, 2005

Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Full Show

posted on May 8, 2009

Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Part 1: Genetic Engineering and Who Is Involved?

posted on May 8, 2009

Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Part 2: Labeling Genetically Engineered Food

posted on May 8, 2009

Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Part 3: Feeding the World

posted on May 8, 2009

Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Part 4: GE and the Animal Kingdom

posted on May 8, 2009

Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Part 5: Human Cloning

posted on May 8, 2009

Explore More | Genetic Engineering | Part 6: Moral/Ethical Dilemmas

posted on May 8, 2009

Explore More | Energy | Full Show

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Energy | Part 1: Introduction to Energy Basics

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Energy | Part 2: Fossil Fuels

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Energy | Part 3: Nuclear

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Energy | Part 4: Solar Power

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Energy | Part 5: Wind Power

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Energy | Part 6: Hydropower

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Energy | Part 7: Bio-mass

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Energy | Part 8: Geothermal

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Energy | Part 9: Hydrogen

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Energy | Part 10: The Energy Mix

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Working Landscapes | Full Show

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Working Landscapes | Part 1: What is a Working Landscape?

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Working Landscapes | Part 2: What are the Loess Hills?

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Working Landscapes | Part 3: Economic Development

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Working Landscapes | Part 4: Rights and Responsibilities

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Working Landscapes | Part 5: Private vs. Public Ownership

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Working Landscapes | Part 6: The Future

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Water Quality | Full Show

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Water Quality | Part 1: Uses

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Water Quality | Part 2: Practices

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Water Quality | Part 3: Pollutants

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Water Quality | Part 4: Hydrology

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Water Quality | Part 5: Sources

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Water Quality | Part 6: The Watershed Approach

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Water Quality | Part 7: Excess Nutrients

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Water Quality | Part 8: Manure Management

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Water Quality | Part 9: Urban Runoff

posted on May 13, 2009

Explore More | Water Quality | Part 10: Take Action

posted on May 13, 2009

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

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

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

Sew It All

posted on July 15, 2011

Iowans Remember 9/11

posted on September 12, 2011

Visit France with Friends of IPTV

posted on September 15, 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

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

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

Iowa Historian Tom Morain: To Rattle Dry Bones

posted on April 4, 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

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

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

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

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

Bob Ross Remixed | Happy Little Clouds | PBS Digital Studios

posted on July 26, 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

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

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

Seat Belt Safety

posted on October 11, 2012

Moyers & Company | Judicial Not Politics

posted on October 11, 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

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

The Nutcracker Ballet - Quad Cities | Preview

posted on December 13, 2012

The Selection Process Begins

posted on January 16, 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

Jeff Hobbs: Heart of a Champion

posted on February 14, 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

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

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

Free Exercise!

posted on April 29, 2013

Cinderella Ballet: Behind-the-Scenes

posted on May 1, 2013

Save Your Money!

posted on May 9, 2013

Postville: Five Years Later

posted on May 10, 2013

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#501)

posted on May 31, 2013

Exercise for 60 Minutes Every Day!

posted on June 1, 2013

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#503)

posted on June 12, 2013

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#504)

posted on June 10, 2013

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#505)

posted on June 10, 2013

Iowa's Simple Pleasures (#506)

posted on July 5, 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

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

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

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

Reading Road Trip 2013

posted on August 16, 2013

Wapsipinicon Almanac

posted on September 19, 2013

Be a Good Listener!

posted on September 27, 2013

2013 World Food Prize

posted on October 8, 2013

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

posted on October 11, 2013

Underwater Adventure!

posted on October 30, 2013

Forest Hike!

posted on October 30, 2013

Deep Space Voyage!

posted on October 30, 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

Teen Spotlight #MusicalTheater (Preview)

posted on December 4, 2013

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

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

2015 IPTV KIDS Clubhouse Awards!

posted on March 18, 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

2015 World Food Prize

posted on October 12, 2015

Condition of the State 2016

posted on January 11, 2016


What is the potential of genetic engineering? How could it change our lives? How can we resolve the issues of biotechnology and the ethical consequences we now regularly confront? From pharming to cloning to feeding the world, fascinating new advances in this technology are quickly turning fiction into fact. This award-winning program outlines several issues surrounding the topic, surveys stakeholders and experts in the field, and presents thoughtful questions to challenge the viewer.

Are you ready to Explore More?
Visit http://www.iptv.org/exploremore/ge/


Where is genetic information located? How does genetic engineering work? Why would farms, doctors, and manufacturers be interested in genetic engineering? How could it change the world?


How is genetic engineering used in food production? What political, environmental, and production obstacles could arise in the effort to label genetically engineered foods? What food traits would you like to see genetically engineered


How could GE help in meeting the growing demands for food around the world?


How can GE be used with animals? What are the benefits and risks of using genetic engineering with livestock or with endangered or extinct animals?


How does cloning work? What situations might be viewed as ethical uses of human cloning? Unethical?


What are the potential consequences, positive and negative, of discovery in the genetic engineering field? Who should be involved in determining the ethical limitations of the uses of genetic engineering?


How can we meet our energy needs in the future? Will we ever decrease our dependence on fossil fuels? What might be the best alternative? From bio-mass to wind power, there are several options in our current mix of energy resources. Issues surrounding consumption, efficiency, infrastructure, and environmental consequences must be resolved in order to meet our increasing energy needs. This fast-paced program examines the options, surveys the experts, and challenges you to make your own decisions about the right energy mix for our future.


Are you ready to Explore More?
Visit http://www.iptv.org/exploremore/energy/


Think of the ways you use energy every day. What would a day without energy be like? What fuel sources generate the power in your area?


What are three ways you use fossil fuels on a daily basis? What do you see as the future for fossil fuels?


Do the benefits of nuclear power outweigh the potential harms? How should the management of nuclear waste be handled?


If solar energy is unlimited and environmentally clean, why isn't it used more? How have you personally used the sun's energy?


Historically, how have we used the wind to do work? What makes wind power unpredictable and unreliable? What areas can benefit from wind power?


Is there an example of hydropower in action near you? How can its presence influence the local economy? The environment?


What are sources of bio-mass? Where does ethanol in gasoline come from? What are the ways that bio-mass can create energy?


How is energy created from geothermal sources? What drawbacks do hydropower and geothermal share?


What is hydrogen and where is it found? How can it be used to create energy? How could hydrogen revolutionize energy production and use?


How will we create and use energy in fifty years? Create a pie chart of an optimal mix of energy sources. What are your choices? What barriers exist?


As our population grows, so do the demands we put on our natural areas. From houses to farms, landfills to hiking trails, working landscapes are a way of sustaining the land by balancing social, economic, and ecological needs. this approach may be a critical step in sustaining our fragile ecosystems; however, not everyone agrees on how a healthy working landscape can come to be, or whether it is desirable in every case. This award-winning program examines the issues, surveys the experts, and challenges you to make decisions to balance our ecological, economic, and social needs.

Are you ready to Explore More?
Visit http://www.iptv.org/exploremore/land/


What are the three main elements that must be in balance in a working landscape? What do you think of when you hear the words mutual sustainability?


How were the Loess Hills formed? In what ways are the natural resources in this unique landscape being used? What are the threats to the sustainability of this area? What unique and fragile environments are near you?


What is sustainable economic development? How are natural resources used for economic gain? What examples can you find in your area in which the land and business support each other?


Do you have the right to do anything you want with the land that you own? Why or why not? If there are limits, who should make these decisions? What is the difference between a right and a responsibility?


Who does a better job protecting nature - private landowners or government agencies? Can a working landscape still be a tourist destination? How?


Evaluate the balance of the social, economic, and ecological elements in an area near you. What issues must be considered in this area? Who are the stake-holders? What should your role be in sustaining the natural areas near you?


The water we drink, the places we swim, and the plants and animals within our environment are increasingly threatened by one thing-pollution. Agricultural practices, household uses, urban runoff, and other sources significantly impact our communities and the word. The ways we use water, the pollutants found in it, and the issues that challenge its quality must be understood if we are to protect this vital resource. This award-winning program examines the threats, surveys the experts, and challenges you to make a difference.

Are you ready to Explore More?
Visit http://www.iptv.org/exploremore/water/


Why is water quality important? What are some ways you use water before you get to school each day? In what ways have you taken water for granted?


Who is upstream from you? Downstream? What practices do you see in your area that can negatively affect water quality? What do you do currently that can positively or negatively affect water quality?


What comes to mind when you think of water pollution? Can a stream be perfectly clear and still polluted? What pollutants are likely problems in your area?


What is hydrology? What is the hydrologic cycle? how does water physically move in your area? How has the hydrology in your area changed?


How can pollution get into the water? What is non-point source pollution? What can happen in the hydrologic cycle to move pollutants into the water? How might pollutants enter the water near your home?


What is watershed? How does the way we use land affect water quality? What are the potential pollutants in your watershed? What measures could be taken to solve pollution problems in your area?


What are sources of nutrients in your watershed? What responsibilities do the users of these nutrients have to protect water quality? Are these uses necessary?


What comes to mind when you hear about manure spills or fish kills? How can politicians influence farming practice? How can the economic needs of farmers influence farming practice?


Describe the hydrology in an urban setting near you. What kind of hydrology was present before this urban setting was built? What pollutants do you see entering the waterways in this area?


What water quality measures are being taken in your area? What organizations of groups are involved in these efforts? What actions will you take to improve your water quality?


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


Bob Ross remixed by Symphony of Science's John D. Boswell for PBS Digital Studios.

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!


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Dan Wardell begins the selection process for the 2013 Reading Road Trip!


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!


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.


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!


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.


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.





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.


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.


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!


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Dan Wardell performs his 2013 Reading Road Trip story time in Clive, Iowa.


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.


It's easy to be a good listener if you follow these simple rules!


[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/


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.


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!


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.


Teen Spoltlight #MusicalTheater takes a backstage look at the commitment, teamwork and talent required to pull off a high school musical.


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.


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.


Dan Wardell and Trophy Joe present the 2015 IPTV KIDS Clubhouse award winners!


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.


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


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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