News & Events
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Join us for a interactive workshop where you can learn how to use DNA research to discover and better understand your family history.
Join us for a guided tour of the beautiful outside gardens of the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden followed by Q&A session with Gardening with Steil Host, Aaron Steil.
Market to Market
On this edition of Market to Market ... better data on the Phase One trade deal between China and the U.S. The UN issues a last chance warning on climate change. Plus, putting pets under the spotlight in the war against antibiotic resistance. And, market analysis with Dan Hueber.
On this edition of Iowa Press, we convene a group of Iowa political reporters to discuss the latest legislative debates and actions at the Statehouse, as well as other political news.
In Their Words
Born with spina bifida and confined to a wheelchair, Isaiah began swimming at a young age - persevering through high school, and on to the state swimming championships.
Market to Market
On this edition of Market to Market, the implications on rural America of the collapse of two major U.S. banks. Coverage of Secretary Vilsack in front of the Senate Agriculture Committee. A closer look at how oyster farmers are helping clean up Long Island Sound. And market analysis with Arlan Suderman.
Rep. Steven Holt (R-Denison) and Rep. Lindsay James (D-Dubuque) discuss the number of bills this legislative session impacting LGBTQ Iowans, the eminent domain debate surrounding carbon capture pipelines and other policy issues.
In Their Words
After a field trip to Ironside Axe Club with his brother’s Boy Scout troop, Liam joined a league, found camaraderie, and built up the courage to make friends and became a champion axe thrower along the way.
Mar 26, 2023
We have local and national shows to watch on demand featuring trailblazing women who made their mark on history.
Mar 14, 2023
Iowa's regional group of the Jane Austen Society of North America shows off the fashions - and failings - of the Regency era for women.
Mar 8, 2023
Eagle Grove teacher Mrs. Jen Conaway was celebrated after a parent shared her story of dedication to her students.
Mar 7, 2023
From stories of pioneers and settlers to the struggles and triumphs of civil rights activists, we have an incredible lineup of shows that will take you on a journey through Iowa's past.
Mar 6, 2023
These math and literacy activities are inexpensive and you likely already have the materials you need.
Mar 6, 2023
♫ Here she comes! Beaming with pride and something to say… it's Alma’s Way! ♪♭
Feb 24, 2023
Is your child Arthur’s biggest fan? Do they love Rosie’s Rules or Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood? Submit photos showing how your kids enjoy their favorite PBS KIDS shows to be featured online and on air!
Feb 20, 2023
Launched in 1942, the USS Iowa BB-61 has a storied history across several wars and stands today as the centerpiece of the National Museum of the Surface Navy.
Feb 18, 2023
From needle felting to clock making, we have countless creative projects to take on with home and how to programming on the PBS App.
Feb 16, 2023
Tyler Brinegar, producer of Meredith Willson, talks about the process of unfolding the story of America's music man.
Feb 14, 2023
We think Iowa is the best thing around since sliced bread. So this Valentine’s Day, let’s give the Hawkeye state a big bouquet of wild roses and show love to everything Iowa has given us.
Feb 12, 2023
Iowa Miss Amazing strives to empower girls with disabilities. Learn about the powerful story behind this pageant and watch behind the scenes at this year's event.
Feb 6, 2023
What do you think of when you hear people talk about wild dogs? Vicious? Crazy? Our newfound friend from the Blank Park Zoo might not be the first animal that comes to mind. Meet Penny, a 10-year-old red fox from California.
Feb 2, 2023
RAISE UP the teacher or staff member making a difference by sharing how they have gone above and beyond to support Iowa students. Each month, Iowa PBS will select a story to feature online.
Jan 30, 2023
Use these family-friendly resources to achieve a whole heart approach this month and beyond.
Jan 29, 2023
Enjoy all the must-watch programs this month that celebrate and explore the various Black Americans who have made a mark on history.
Jan 29, 2023
We're in our last weekend of Festival 2023 and our celebration of Iowa!
Jan 17, 2023
With nearly 90 episodes available on demand on the PBS Video App, Greetings From Iowa offers viewers the perfect snapshot of the state, from its interesting people to the unique spaces dotted throughout the state.
Jan 12, 2023
Get ready to discover celebrities and PBS KIDS authors reading their favorite books.
Jan 12, 2023
2022 came to an end and we are looking forward to an even better 2023 with our local storytelling! But before we move forward it only made sense to highlight our new shows and episodes that premiered in 2022.
Jan 7, 2023
Did you hear? The new year is going to be full of drama. New series, new episodes and new crime! Here’s what you can expect from some of your favorite (plus some brand new) dramas this January.
Dec 20, 2022
Are you ready to get into the holiday spirit? We sure are! We have all kinds of content available to stream online or in the PBS Video App to celebrate the holidays.
Dec 2, 2022
Grab your wellies and hold onto your hats...All Creatures Great & Small Season 3 premieres on Sunday, January 8 at 8 p.m. on Iowa PBS. To celebrate the new season of this fan-favorite show, submit a photo of your pet(s) so we can share them online!
Nov 29, 2022
As temperatures turn chilly, family time becomes even more important as we celebrate a variety of winter holidays and enjoy the changing season. Check out these ideas to play, learn and explore with your children!
Nov 28, 2022
Winter holidays and celebrations bring families together and provide opportunities to practice traditions while creating memories. Iowa PBS invites children to show how they celebrate the season by designing a special ornament for our Iowa PBS Kids Holiday Tree.
Nov 9, 2022
See what's in store for Fall Festival programming, events and more.
Oct 31, 2022
It’s a great time of year to enjoy cooler temperatures, crunchy leaves, fun fall activities and crafts! Get your children prepped for fun this fall with our collection of ways to play, learn and explore.
Oct 28, 2022
Graves, headstones and mausoleums come in all shapes and sizes, and Iowa is home to many unique ones, from haunted angels to pyramids.
Oct 27, 2022
November reminds us to be thankful for friends, family and so much more. Teaching children what it means to be thankful and how to express gratitude is important for their social emotional development.
Oct 15, 2022
Local legends and ghost stories thrive in Iowa just like anywhere else - check out our collection of haunting stories from across the state.
Oct 11, 2022
Learn about the traditions associated with Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration.
Oct 7, 2022
Abandoned buildings have become somewhat of a fascination in online circles in recent years, but what’s more fascinating than the buildings’ current state is the rich history behind them. Some buildings on our list won’t be remaining empty forever, with the owners having plans for their rebirth. For others, their future is more uncertain.
Oct 6, 2022
Are you and your family looking for some new ways to celebrate Halloween this year? Get your children prepped for fun this fall with our collection of ways to play, learn and explore.
Oct 6, 2022
This October we have a great collection of on air and on demand Halloween programming for viewers of all ages.
Sep 19, 2022
Whether it's a PBS KIDS character or not, we want to see your costumes! Submit a photo of your children or family's costumes for a chance to have them featured on air and online.
Sep 16, 2022
Iowa is home to countless "largest" (and sometimes smallest) items - whether that be the biggest wooden nickel in the world or the state's largest frying pan. Take a tour is the best of Iowa's superlatives.
Sep 15, 2022
Each PBS KIDS program offers unique opportunities for children to learn and Rosie’s Rules is no exception! Make the most of Rosie’s Rules by exploring these resources.
Aug 31, 2022
We're grateful for you. You are kind, caring and generous.
Aug 12, 2022
Chef Hal shares with us all of the happy memories of cooking traditional dishes with his family, growing up around food and the importance of passing down culinary traditions to stay connected with his culture.
Aug 4, 2022
Being a good friend and a good neighbor takes practice. How can you talk and engage with your children about friendship? Get inspired with our list of resources.
Jul 21, 2022
You might think you know all about Arthur, but put your knowledge to the test with these 20 Arthur trivia questions! Trivia provided by an Iowa-based Arthur super fan - thanks Jackie for sharing the fun!
Jul 19, 2022
Whether it's a quick shot you're grabbing while at the Iowa State Fair this year or a treasured photo saved from your first fair 30 years ago, we want to see YOU at the Iowa State Fair!
Jul 19, 2022
You might think you know the Iowa State Fair, but we're here to test how intense your fandom is! Do you know all the answers to our ISF quiz?
Jul 13, 2022
Children love water, whether it is a pond, puddle, water table, pool or even just the faucet. As we navigate these warmer months, their natural love of water creates opportunities for play and learning while keeping cool and content.
Jul 6, 2022
Molly Barten, the Youth and Family Education Coordinator at Reiman Gardens, talks about how children can have fun outdoors, including the Gardens, to learn more about science this summer.
Jul 6, 2022
Get outside this summer with your family to explore water! Iowa has hundreds of beautiful and fun water places to explore!
Jun 24, 2022
Creating new traditions to celebrate together can be an inventive and adventurous way to spend time together this summer.
Jun 22, 2022
Join us weekly to vote and help crown an ultimate winner as we celebrate Iowa - and America's - cultural cuisine through the new show The Great American Recipe!
Jun 16, 2022
Whether you want to pass down time-honored traditions or create new ones, check out these great ideas for connecting with your kids through traditions.
Jun 9, 2022
Test your knowledge of fan-favorites Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood with our fun quiz!
Jun 9, 2022
Iowa PBS connects Iowans with ways to support children and foster conversations that build security and comfort.
May 19, 2022
Monica Leo, puppeteer and founder of the Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre in West Liberty, talks about the power of puppets for kids and the origins of her career and passion.
May 16, 2022
Check out fellow Iowans' creativity and the "crafts from the past" that they're working on.
May 12, 2022
As parents, we are always looking for ways to keep our kids engaged and entertained, especially on weekends or long breaks.
Apr 21, 2022
Spring is fast approaching and we're exploring the outdoors with PBS KIDS. Whether you're looking for something to do on the weekend as the weather warms up or staying local for a longer vacation, there's a lot to do in Iowa to enjoy Mother Nature.
Apr 18, 2022
Simple, free ways to make learning opportunities within everyday life.
Apr 14, 2022
Meet some of the amazing librarians in one of our Iowa communities.
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Lost in History: Alexander Clark
Iowa's schools were desegregated more than 85 years before the rest of the nation. This documentary profiles Alexander Clark and his historic accomplishments.
George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Life
George Washington Carver's rise from slavery to scientific accomplishment has inspired millions. Uncover Carver's complexities and reveal the full impact of his life and work.
Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women
Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women tells the compelling story of Iowa suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt and her role in the women’s suffrage movement.
Governors of Iowa
A towering political figure that defies conventional categories, Harold Hughes was Iowa’s Governor during the tumultuous 1960s.
Governors of Iowa
A widely respected political leader of the 1970s and early 1980s, Robert Ray is known for an even-handed approach to governing Iowa.
Meredith Willson: America's Music Man
He performed under Sousa & Toscanini. He scored films for the likes of Chaplin and wrote popular songs performed by Sinatra & The Beatles. And when the River City boys band marched on Broadway, Meredith Willson caught the whole world’s ear.
Iowa Veterans' Stories
Iowa Soldiers Remember Afghanistan
Iowans were among the first to answer the call to duty. After record deployments, Iowans reflect on their experiences and tally the emotional toll.
Iowa's World War II Stories
More than 276,000 Iowans went into military service and thousands more played major roles at home during World War II.
Iowans Remember Vietnam
Iowans Remember Vietnam counts the cost of an often misunderstood conflict, in which 115,000 Iowans served their country and 859 made the ultimate sacrifice.
The Forgotten War: Iowans in Korea
Iowans share their stories and battlefield experiences, including the long-term effects on their lives more than six decades later.
A legendary battleship built to defend America during WWII, the USS Iowa has lived many lives throughout its existence. This symbol of naval power is intertwined with the stories of those who served through campaigns of triumph and tragedy.