Best of Living in Iowa 128

Jun 8, 2019  | 25 min  | 128

In this episode of The Best of Living in Iowa, we'll glide into the combat zone with pilots from World War II whose silver wings were emblazoned with the letter G, see why combat photographer John Gaps III believes his images barely scratch the surface of war, poverty, pain, and happiness, and see the deep relationship between The Col Ballroom, the Quad Cities Mexican-American Association, and the Davenport Hispanic community.



For 16 seasons, Living in Iowa was an omnibus television series that illustrated what it meant to be "uniquely Iowan." Through compelling human interest stories, it provided snapshots of Iowans representing every walk of life. As part of its 50th anniversary, Iowa PBS will revisit this popular series through The Best of Living in Iowa, a weekly program that features stories gathered from the archives of the original series. From this rich treasure trove of stories, viewers will relive moments from the past and be reminded of Iowa's unique heritage.