JOHNSTON, IOWA (June 8, 2022) — The Des Moines Symphony's 28th Annual Yankee Doodle Pops returns to the Iowa State Capitol in a statewide broadcast for all Iowans to enjoy. Iowa PBS will provide live coverage of the popular and patriotic performance this July. The Des Moines Symphony's Yankee Doodle Pops will air live on Friday, July 1, 8:30PM, with an encore presentation on Sunday, July 3, 1PM.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (May 31, 2022) — Celebrate Iowa's Black art and culture with Iowa PBS as the network presents Juneteenth: The Movement 2022. Recorded live May 24, this holiday special featuring performances by Black artists from across Iowa premieres Saturday, June 18, 7PM.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (May 25, 2022) — Feel the energy of hundreds of amazing student performers, representing 85 participating Iowa high schools, as they share highlights from their award-winning school musicals during the 2022 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (May 18, 2022) — Explore the beauty and wonder of space during Of Gravity and Light, a new production from Ballet Des Moines and Iowa PBS. With ethereal imagery, abstract sound, and remarkable movement, the performance exemplifies how the universal language of music and movement can make complex concepts more human and accessible to audiences of all ages. It premieres on Iowa PBS June 10, 8:30PM.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (May 10, 2022) — Whether it be hobbies from childhood, crafts we associate with a parent or grandparent, or hands-on skills long forgotten, there is a fascination with reprising lost techniques as we explore new pastimes. Iowa PBS's Crafts from the Past offers a hands-on primer to arts and skill sets once popular, with experienced makers showcasing art forms from generations past.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (April 27, 2022) — Iowa PBS will hold an Iowa Press Debate for the US Senate Democratic Primary on Thursday, May 19, at Iowa PBS studios in Johnston. The hour-long debate will begin at 7PM.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (March 22, 2022) — Travel around the state from the comfort of your couch, meeting interesting Iowans and discovering hidden gems along the way. Iowa PBS's popular digital series Greetings From Iowa is coming to the statewide network as a weekly 30-minute broadcast series, premiering Thursday, April 7, 6:30PM.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (November 2, 2021) — Between 2011 and 2014, a drought slowly squeezed moisture, and opportunity, from the Iowa landscape. In 2018, rain showers slowed to a trickle in the state, resulting in a record-setting drought that continues today. Iowa's Wild Weather: Drought, a new project from Iowa PBS, examines the causes of and responses to the increasing frequency and intensity of droughts in the Midwest.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (October 13, 2021) — Join Iowa PBS virtually on Tuesday, November 9, 7PM, for a Pop-Up Film Series event featuring Iowa's Wild Weather: Drought. This new program from Iowa PBS examines the struggles Iowans have faced as drought conditions dry up rural life and the opportunities that go along with it.

JOHNSTON, IOWA (August 30, 2021) — Join Iowa PBS at the Maytag Auditorium in Johnston on Saturday, October 2 at 9AM or 11AM for a special advanced screening of PBS KIDS' newest program, Alma's Way! Created by actor and writer Sonia Manzano, known to generations of children as Maria from Sesame Street, the series follows 6-year-old Alma Rivera, a proud Puerto Rican girl who lives in the Bronx with her parents and younger brother.