Forgiveness on our final Iowa Journal

We are getting ready for what will likely be the final Iowa Journal in its current weekly format. This will mark the end of season 3 of TIJ.

The show will be about forgiveness. Take that for what it means, but our show will look at the importance of forgiveness not just for our peace of mind, but also what it can do to our bodies. The show topic is something you’ll only see on public television. Here’s a earlier post about the show.

We will hear stories of forgiveness from Simon Estes involving the death of his father and how his mother told him he had to forgive the doctor. Also, Joan Becker, mother of Mark Becker will be featured on the show. Her story of forgiveness comes from those involving her son, Mark. Mrs. Becker saw our program on mental illness and said more people need to see that show to better understand the things she’s lived with for so many years.

Our studio discussion includes:

Dr. Nathaniel G. Wade, associate professor of psychology at Iowa State University who has studied the effects of forgiveness counseling since 2000;  Sandy Hoenig of Ames, a retired school counselor who has been a forgiveness workshop leader for more than 10 years and authored the book, “The Joy of Forgiveness;” and Mary Hayes Grieco, the director of The Midwest Institute of Forgiveness Training in Minneapolis. Grieco is an international forgiveness teacher and the author of books and CDs, including “The Peaceful Heart” and “Be A Light: Illumined Essays for Times Like These.”

We also will hear from Gail Sheehy as she talks about who is taking care of our parents and what can we do to make sure we are getting the best care for them.

See the Iowa Journal #331 at 8p Thursday on Iowa Public Television. The show will re-air Friday at 630p then live on http://www.IPTV.Org/IowaJournal forever and ever. Or, you can click here to see the show online.

Now, back to the background of the show.

The Iowa Journal is not going away and no one has lost their jobs. It is just our jobs are changing a bit, as is the show.

As of now, the Iowa Journal will return in the fall, but not on the weekly format you’ve come to know and love. Ok, maybe know of on occasion when The Office or Grey’s Anatomy were in reruns, or you’ve lost your remote.

Earlier this year, our regular, weekly show was part of IPTV’s answer to the state’s required 10% budget cuts.

We have life though, as a special series at IPTV. We will keep the Iowa Journal name and likely produce 5 topics over the year. How exactly they are presented to you may vary from topic to topic. But each topic may have multiple parts to it.

I could be making a lot of this up as I go, but we hope to know more by June or July. By then, I’ll be knee-deep in productions of Iowa’s Simple Pleasures and The Iowa State Fair.

Thank you to each and every one of you for reading this note, sending an email, helping set up an interview, coming to our Johnston studios and every thing in-between. We greatly appreciate it. Thank you for taking time to be a part of the first three seasons of The Iowa Journal. We hope for 3 more.

Curious about what we’ve done over those three years and what you may have missed? Here’s our complete rundown.

The World of Physical Education (#330)

Iowa Economic Round Table (#329)

Music Education – Is Iowa Losing It? (#328)

The Beer Industry of Iowa (#327)

Green Living in Iowa (#326)

Food, Inc. More on the Story: An Iowa Journal Special (#325)

Quality of Life in Iowa (#324)

Educational Innovation – Beyond Technology (#323)

Iowans Discuss Chronic Mental Illness (#322)

Iowa Refugee Services Ending (#321)

Iowa Floods of 2010? (#320)

Unemployment in Iowa (#319)

Proposals to Change Iowa’s Tax Credits (#318)

What’s Iowa’s Future (#317)

Iowa’s Natural Heritage (#316)

Crime Victims in Iowa (#315)

Iowa Wine Industry (#314)

Avoiding Holiday Debt (#313)

Chronic Health Concerns (#311)

Art in Public and Honor Flight (#310)

Iowa’s Tax Credits (#309)

Kathryn Koob (#308)

H1N1 Flu in Iowa (#307)

World Food Prize (#306)

Iowa’s Natural Heritage (#305)

The Pope In Iowa – 30 Years Ago (#304)

Health Care Reform, Khrushchev’s Iowa Legacy (#303)

Current Topics of Interest (#302)

New Role for Principals (#301)

Iowa’s Long-term Flood Recovery (#231)

Twitter and Other Social Media – Iowans Connect (#230)

DTV – Reception Questions Answered (#229)

Coping with Financial Difficulties (#228)

Autism in Iowa (#227)

Swine Flu Pandemic – Viewer Questions about H1N1 (#226)

Council Bluffs – An Emerging Economy? (#225)

Same Sex Marriage Ruling – The Iowa Constitution and Civil Rights History (#224)

Culture in Iowa (#223)

Iowa’s Economy – After the Stimulus Package (#222)

Safety in Iowa Hospitals (#221)

Iowa’s Sustainable Colleges (#220)

Affordable Higher Education & Apprenticeships in Iowa (#219)

Who will report – when the reporters are gone? (#218)

Arts Crossroads – Growing the Arts (#217)

Iowa and the Economic Stimulus Package (#216)

Wetlands as Flood Control (#215)

World Class Schools (#214)

Iowa Government Efficiencies (#213)

Financial Literacy in 2009 (#212)

Public Service – A Boon for Iowa? (#211)

Iowa 2008 in Review (#210)

Economic Overview (#209)

Iowa Floods of 2008 – Looking Back (#208)

Iowans by Choice – One of the best states in the U.S.? (#207)

The Politics of Ethanol (#206)

Your DTV Transition Questions – Call-In (#205)

Iowa Angles on U.S. Economic Crisis (#204)

Iowa District 1 – Congressional District Profile (#203)

World Food Prize (#202)

Iowa District 4 – Congressional District Profile (#201)

Iowa District 2 – Congressional District Profile (#178)

Iowa District 3 – Congressional District Profile (#177)

Racing in Iowa (#176)

Iowa Flood and Disaster Recovery – A Live Call-In (#175)

Iowa District 5 – Congressional District Profile (#174)

Water Management – Flood Prevention (#173)

Gambling in Iowa – Davenport’s View (#172)

Olympic Iowans (#171)

Iowa Stuff – What to do about Trash (#170)

Iowa and the state of Labor Unions (#169)

General Aviation (#168)

Iowa Rivers – 72 Thousand Miles of Recreation (#167)

Flood of 2008: Impact on Children (#166)

Iowa Journal Disaster Resources Call-In (#165)

The Floods of ’08 – Iowa Water’s Rising (#164)

Workable Options for Immigrant Workers in Iowa (#163)

Aftermath of Parkersburg Tornado (#162)

Iowans Remember the Korean War (#161)

Food for Ethanol – Causing Starvation? (#160)

Dealing with $4 Gasoline (#159)

Sewage in Iowa’s Water (#158)

Iowa’s Film Industry (#157)

Iowa 2010 – Did we meet the challenge? (#156)

Green Interiors in Iowa (#155)

Legal Addictions (#154)

Wind Energy in Iowa (#153)

King Corn – A Controversial Movie in Iowa? (#152)

Juvenile Justice in Iowa (#151)

Green Construction in Iowa (#150)

Rural Foundations – Iowa Small Towns (#149)

Iowa’s Music Industry (#148)

Donald Kaul – Columnist Interviewed (#147)

When Parents Age – Caring for Iowa Parents (#146)

Rehabbing Old Iowa Malls (#145)

5 Years of War – The Iowa Angle on Iraq (#144)

The Role of Community Colleges in Iowa (#143)

Juvenile Justice in Iowa (#142)

Iowa’s Infrastructures – ICN, Trains, and Other Ways We Connect (#141)

Iowa’s Music Industry (#140)

Biotech Industries in Iowa (#139)

Gambling in Iowa (#138)

Author – Columnist Leonard Pitts (#137)

The Influence of Lobbyists in Iowa (#136)

The Role of Community College in Iowa (#135)

Multitasking (#134)

The Quantity and Quality of Iowa’s Water (#133)

Roads and Bridges (#132)

Disproportionate Minorities in Iowa Prisons (#131)

The Iowa Prison System (#130)

Student Debt (#129)

Legislative Preview (#128)

Walkable Communities and Fitness (#127)

The Caucuses are Upon Us (#126)

Caucus Primer (#124)

Economics of College Sports (#122)

Immigration Issues (#121)

2008 Campaign Debates (#120)

Holiday Credit (#119)

African Americans In Iowa (#118)

Mortgage Crises (#117)

Mental Health (#115)

Adult Illiteracy (#113)

The Real Cost of the War (#112)

Iowa Workforce (#111)

Undecided Voters (#110)

The Iowa Film Industry (#109)

Iowa Deer Collisions (#108)

Alternative Energy: Ethanol (#107)

Climate Change (#106)

Former Iowa Governors Terry Branstad and Tom Vilsack (#105)

The World Food Prize (#104)

Festivals, Fairs & Fun (#103)

Local Food Movement (#102)

Entrepreneurial Education (#101)

Special Coverage of President Obama’s Ottumwa Town Hall Meeting (#2)

The President on Health Care: An Iowa Journal Special (#1)

If you want to watch of these programs, click here.

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