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Governor's Press Conferences

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds presents her daily press conference.

Jan 21, 2021 38 min

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds presents her daily press conference.

Dec 22, 2020

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds presents her daily press conference.

Dec 16, 2020

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds presents her daily press conference.

Dec 9, 2020

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Iowa Press Special: Coronavirus | Small Business Issues

Iowa Press Special: Coronavirus | Employee rights

Experts discuss issues of workplace safety and employee rights.

May 1, 2020
57 min
Iowa Press Special: Coronavirus

Iowa Press Special: Coronavirus | Mental health, food insecurity & agriculture economy

On this Iowa Press Special: Coronavirus, a panel of experts participate in a live discussion of the pandemic’s impact on mental health, food insecurity and the...

Apr 24, 2020
57 min
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Iowa Press Special: Coronavirus | Small Business Issues

A panel of economic and business experts participate in a discussion of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Iowa small businesses, and answer viewer questions submitted via email and social media. 

Apr 17, 2020
57 min

Coronavirus in Iowa

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COVID-19 in Iowa
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Iowa Ingredient from Home

Chef Dean's Pizza Dough | Iowa Ingredient from Home

Chef Dean Luttrell and his helper show you a simple pizza dough recipe that you can try with your kids!

Apr 10, 2020
5 min
White Pole Road | Iowa PBS Explores

The Great White Way | Iowa PBS Explores

Just off of i-80 between Council Bluffs and Des Moines, sits a 26 mile stretch of road with white painted telephone poles. Hundreds of them connect five communities between Adair and Dexter. While these might look like a novel roadside attraction, it is actually a historically significant part...

Apr 27, 2020
5 min
Des Moines Public Library stacks being handled by gloved and masked employee

Curbside Libraries | The Helpers Next Door

When businesses and organizations started seeking new ways to reach their patrons without fully opening their doors, the Des Moines Public Library buildings turned to a model adopted by many restaurants - curbside service. See how this network of libraries is helping Iowans continue to learn and...

Jul 6, 2020
3 min
Tomato Plants



Oct 7, 2020
10 min

Masks for the Frontlines | The Helpers Next Door


With a talent for organization, and a heart longing to help, Jess Mazour felt she had a role to play in helping solve the COVID-19 crisis. Inspired by her friend, an emergency room nurse in need of more masks, Jess started a Facebook group called Masks for the Frontlines Iowa.

Front Porch Project | The Helpers Next Door


As a photographer, Lisa Sawtelle enjoys following other photographers on social media. Recently, some images caught her eye, and she began to wonder how she might do something similar. What she noticed was something called the “Front Porch Project."

Housing the Heroes | The Helpers Next Door


For many years, Laurie Tigges worked as a nurse on the front lines at Des Moines metro hospitals. She recently left health care to join her family’s business — running a bed-and-breakfast in Adel and restoring homes in the area.

Connecting Beyond the Classroom | The Helpers Next Door


Darren Hanna is a boots on the ground, ditch the suit, grab a raincoat and a smile type of leader. After many years in education, and now in his first year as superintendent of Emmetsburg Community School District, he knows what’s important for a school family: connection.

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Featured Resource

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Any time can be learning time when you are watching Iowa PBS! A daily, 5-hour At-Home Learning Service is available on Iowa PBS WORLD .3 for students in grades 6-12 statewide. Between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays, Iowa PBS WORLD .3 will offer programs on science, history and English language arts. Each week we will also provide a guide that also includes a link to related resources and activities to continue the learning after the show. Please note, schedules are subject to changes. Visit our schedule page for the latest information.

Want other ways for you and your family to connect with the programs? Try out these grade level discussion cards and reflection questions. Each is targeted for different age and grade ranges and allows you and your family to extend the learning from your favorite Iowa PBS programs. These make it to talk about what you've learned!

PBS KIDS Discussion Cards: Cut up the cards and shuffle. After you’ve watched a PBS KIDS program on Iowa PBS, choose 1-2 cards to talk about with your child.

Reflection Questions (grades 4-12): After watching an Iowa PBS program, take a moment to reflect on your learning from the PBS episode or program you just watched by answering these reflection questions. You may use the sentence starters below or create your own as you write your thoughts about the episode.

To find other broadcast programs for you and your family, check out the full Iowa PBS schedule