On IPTV this weekend Feb 27-28, 2010

Here’s a look at some of our local program highlights and other shows you may enjoy on your weekend. This list is put together by the fine folks here at Iowa Public Television.

Tonight at 6:30, The Iowa Journal looks at the end of refugee resettlement programs by the state’s major refugee services agencies. Guests on the program include: John Wilken, bureau chief of the Iowa Bureau of Refugee Services; Jill Stuecker, director of the refugee resettlement program at Lutheran Services in Iowa; and Sol Varisco-Santini, program director of outreach services with Catholic Charities in Des Moines. The program can also be seen at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on IPTV WORLD.

Next week the Journal will look at mental health services in Iowa.

State Rep. Kevin McCarthy (D-Des Moines) and State Rep. Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) are the guests on the tonight’s Iowa Press, at 7:30. The guests will discuss the business of the Iowa House of Representatives this session. The program can also be seen at 9 a.m. on IPTV WORLD, and at 11:30 a.m. Sunday on IPTV.

Volunteer firefighters are making a difference in rural America, some farmers are embracing biotechnology, and things are looking up for the nation’s livestock producers. Want to know more? Watch Market to Market tonight at 8 on IPTV, tomorrow at 8 a.m. on IPTV WORLD, and Sunday at noon on IPTV.

Saturday at 6 p.m., tune in to IPTV WORLD for IPTV’s own Intelligent Talk Television: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming, featuring environmentalist and conservative Bjorn Lomborg during a speech he gave in Iowa.

A mining engineer is caught in a conspiracy after the death of a British spy found in his apartment during Masterpiece Classic: The 39 Steps, airing Sunday at 8 p.m.

Start March with a First Lady! Monday at 8 p.m., catch an all-new Dolley Madison: American Experience, which tells the story of the first First Lady to create political and social style for the nation.

Astrophysicist Neal deGrasse Tyson focuses on Pluto’s discovery and the science that surrounds this former planet during NOVA: Pluto Files, Tuesday at 7 p.m.

On Wednesday at 8 p.m. on IPTV WORLD, Independent Lens presents Herb and Dorothy, the story of the Vogel family’s significant contemporary art collection. Works from the Vogel collection are currently on display at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.

Thursday at 9 p.m. don’t miss part one of an all-new Waking the Dead. When a nurse defends her daughter from a mugger, the Cold Case team discovers that her DNA matches that found at a crime scene in the 1990s.


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