We’ve got a lot of thought provoking stuff coming up this week on Iowa Public Television. Much of it is themed around Earth Day. Wednesday brings a look at Food, Inc., with a panel discussion to follow. It will have the Iowa Journal name and be hosted by Mark Pearson of Market to Market fame. Hopefully we won’t get any questions about the Market to Market theme song. We get about 2 a month. For the record, the song is “Buy for Me the Rain” by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
The Iowa Journal is still working on a show about beer which includes a story about Olde Main in Ames. Also music education and the economy are coming soon.
Here’s the office information from the IPTV press shop.
Tonight at 6:30 The Iowa Journal looks at several characteristics that contribute to the state’s quality of life—some of the core values that makes Iowa a great place to live. (this includes a look at Daytrotter, the Midwest League, Columbus Junction and public art, which includes a look at the Des Moines Sculpture Park.)
At 7:30 tonight, watch Iowa Press as the statehouse reporters interview State Rep. Rod Roberts, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor.
Then tonight at 8, Market to Market profiles the Obama administration’s plans to enforce antitrust laws in the biotech arena, and looks back at Khrushchev’s visit to an All-American farm.
On Sunday at 3 p.m., The Truth About Cancer chronicles the lives of patients, doctors and researchers who are united in the hope for a cancer cure.
Large-scale die-offs of frogs around the world have prompted scientists to take desperate measures to try to save whatever populations they can. Learn more Sunday at 7 p.m. during Nature: Frogs: The Thin Green Line.
Earth Days: American Experience traces the origins of the modern environmental movement through the eyes of nine Americans who propelled the movement from its beginnings in the 1950s. Tune in to watch Monday at 8 p.m.
On Tuesday at 7 p.m., with help from eco-celebrities like Ed Begley, Jr. and Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” NOVA: The Big Energy Gamble examines California’s aggressive pursuit of a sustainable energy future.
On Wednesday, tune in at 8 p.m. for POV: Food, Inc. This documentary examines the American agricultural system, and the impacts of increased production and lower costs. And stay tuned immediately following the show for More on the Story: The Iowa Journal Special Edition for additional perspective on some of the issues raised in Food, Inc. This special program will feature Craig Lang, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, and Neil Hamilton, director of the Agricultural Law Center at Drake University. Market to Market host Mark Pearson will moderate the discussion.