JOHNSTON, IOWA (April 24, 2020) — Iowa PBS announced that Producer Director Paul Yeager is the new host of Market to Market, Iowa PBS's weekly, nationally-syndicated agribusiness program. Market to Market's news and in-depth analysis on the $1 trillion business of agriculture is seen by viewers across Iowa and 20 other states. 

JOHNSTON, IOWA (April 22, 2020) — Spanish-speaking Iowans will now be able to access live translations of important information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Iowa PBS is offering second audio program (SAP) services in Spanish for its coverage of Governor Kim Reynolds' weekday COVID-19 press conferences and Iowa Press Special: Coronavirus episodes.

“They were monsters with human faces, in crisp uniforms, marching in lockstep, so banal you don't recognize them for what they are until it's too late.” — Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

The precautionary principle, per Wikipedia, is "a strategy for approaching issues of potential harm when extensive scientific knowledge on the matter is lacking. It emphasizes caution, pausing, and review before leaping into new innovations that may prove disastrous."

On April 18, the US Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program lent out the last of $349 billion it had on hand in emergency funds. Efforts are underway to ensure that those billions will not be the Program's last.

"The costs of the pandemic keep piling up," writes Marc Thiessen at the Washington Post. "Somebody has to pay for this unprecedented damage. That somebody should be the government of China." And why, pray tell, should China's government be punished? For "intentionally lying to the world about the danger of the virus, and proactively impeding a global response that might have prevented a worldwide contagion."

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 16, 2020) — The Davenport Public Library needs your help in preserving real-time reflections about life in the Quad Cities during the COVID-19 era.

Submit a 200-500-word writing piece about how you're coping. For example, adults may submit essays, short stories, or other creative-writing pieces. Kids and students may want to send in diary entries.

Writing prompts include: What am I grateful for? Who have I come to admire? How have I changed?

DES MOINES, IA (04/15/2020) (readMedia)-- The Iowa State Fair, Pioneer and media sponsors Iowa Farmer Today and the WHO radio BIG SHOW are seeking entries for the 2020 Way We Live Award. The Way We Live Award, in its 12th year of recognizing outstanding farm families, will award six Iowa families who exemplify hard-working farm values and a love for the occupation of farming. So far, the Way We Live Award has been given to 69 well-deserving Iowa families.