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Witching Hour 2017 - Reimagining Early Elementary Education

Educational leader Janet Hilary and Corridor business and community leader Chuck Peters discuss the future of early education in Iowa and beyond.

Witching Hour is presented by the Englert...

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Witching Hour 2017 - Local Media: Rising from the Dead?

Susan Patterson Plank, executive director of the Iowa Newspaper Association looks at fascinating happenings in small-town journalism (like a tiny Iowa paper taking home a Pulitzer Prize last year...

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis: German, European, and Middle Eastern Responses

A range of experts discuss the Syrian Refugee Crisis from multiple perspectives, with an emphasis on the challenges faced by Germany in accepting over 1 million refugees since 2015.

with...

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Wonk Wednesday: Politics & Policy - Understanding Immigration Policy During the Trump Era

Rene Rocha, researcher with the Politics and Policy Research Program, and panelists will discuss how US immigration policy has changed dramatically in the first year of Trump's presidency, and the...

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DNA Interest Group: Hidden Family History Revealed, Part 2 - Discovering

A discussion about undocumented family history and finding previously unknown branches of a family tree.

The DNA Interest Group is designed to bring together individuals in the Iowa City...

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After Brexit, after Trump: Germany at the Polls 2017

What significance will the 2017 German parliamentary elections have for the U.S., Europe, and the world? Find out one day after Germans go to the polls, when Chicago Consul General Herbert Quelle...

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Wonk Wednesday: Mr Cwiertny Goes To Washington

Dave Cwiertny, Director of the Public Policy Center Environmental Policy Research Program discusses his year in Washington, DC as a staff member of the House Committee on Energy & Commerce....

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DNA Interest Group: Hidden Family History Revealed, Part I - Searching

Tony Ho Tran discusses his search for his biological family.

This event is part of the DNA Interest Group.

Recorded on August 22, 2017 at the Iowa City Public Library.

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The Great Eclipse of 2017

Brent Studer, Adjunct Professor of Astronomy at Kirkwood Community College, explains the circumstances under which eclipses occur and what you can do to be ready for next week's solar eclipse....

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National Advanced Driving Simulator: The History and Future of Automated Driving

Dr. Daniel McGehee, Director of the National Advanced Driving Simulator and Associate Professor in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa discusses the history of...

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