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    History of the Iowa Caucuses

    Kathie Obradovich, political columnist for the Des Moines Register, talked about the history of the Iowa Caucuses and how Iowa became so important to the U.S. presidential election…

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    Governor Terry Branstad on Iowa History and Politics

    Governor Terry Brandstad (R-IA) talked about the history and politics of his state. He was interviewed in his formal office in the Capitol. C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles…

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    History of the Iowa State Fair

    Gary Slater talked about the Iowa State Fair and its 160 years of history. He spoke about the fair’s role as a center for agriculture education in the state, and its close…

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    History of Fort Des Moines

    Jack Lufkin talked about historic Fort Des Moines, home to the U.S. Army’s first officer candidate class for African American men in 1917, and the establishment of the first…

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    American History TV in Des Moines, Iowa

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Des Moines, Iowa, from June 22-26 to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    Iowa State Capitol

    Joan Arnett toured the Iowa State Capitol, the only five-domed capitol building in the country. Constructed between 1871-1886, the building has a 275 foot, 23 karat gold-leafed…

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    Henry A. Wallace

    Diane Weiland talked about the Wallace family, who influenced the development of American agriculture and agricultural policy. The farm at the Wallace Centers of Iowa Country Life…

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    Book Discussion on Outrage, Passion, and Uncommon Sense

    Michael Gartner talked about his book, Outrage, Passion, and Uncommon Sense: How Editorial Writers Have Taken on and Helped Shape the Great American Issues of the Past 150 Years, in which…

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    Book Discussion on The Real Deal

    William Friedricks talked about his book, The Real Deal: The Life of Bill Knapp, in which he chronicles the life and career of Bill Knapp, including his career in the U.S. Navy in World War…

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    Salisbury House Library

    Megan Stout Sibbel visited the historic Salisbury House and Gardens, built between 1923-1928 by Carl and Edith Weeks. Carl Weeks was a famous cosmetics manufacturer and avid book…

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    Book Discussion on Investing in Iowa

    William Friedricks talked about his book, Investing in Iowa: The Life and Times of F.M. Hubbell, in which he chronicles the life of F.M. Hubbell, who was instrumental in the development of…

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    Beaverdale Books

    Alice Meyers talked about Beaverdale Books, an independent bookstore in Des Moines, Iowa, that features a special "local authors "section. She also talked about the importance of…

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    Book Discussion on Finding Her Voice

    Rekha Basu talked about her book, Finding Her Voice: A collection of Des Moines Register columns about women’s struggles and triumphs in the Midwest, in which the Des Moines Register…

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    Book Discussion on Caucus Chaos

    Dave Price talked about his book, Caucus Chaos: The controversial call, characters and surprises that made Iowa 2012 a year like no other, in which he describes the controversy surrounding…

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    Book TV in Des Moines, Iowa

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Des Moines, Iowa, from June 22-26 to feature the history and literary life of the…

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    Great Flood of 1993

    Kevin Cooney talked about the Great Flood of 1993, which occurred in the American Midwest, from April to October 1993. The flood was among the most costly and devastating to ever occur in…

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    Mississippi's Old State Capitol

    Clay Williams visited Mississippi’s Old State Capitol in Jackson, talked about the roles of the state’s legislature, and highlighted the building’s architecture including…

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    American History TV in Jackson, Mississippi

    C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Jackson, Mississippi, from April 24-29 to feature the history and literary life of…

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    Book Discussion on Here I Am

    Alan Huffman talked about his book, Here I Am: The Story of Tim Hetherington, War Photographer, in which he tells the story of Tim Hetherington and the message he was trying to convey…

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    Book Discussion on Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr

    Michael Vinson Williams talked about his book, Medgar Evers: Mississippi Martyr, in which he examines the life of Medgar Evers as well as his role in the history of civil…

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