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Lessons Learned (20) | 1980s Farm Crisis

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Many lessons are learned from the farm crisis of the 1980s, while those lessons not learned leave open the possibilities of those events repeating. This segment is part of the documentary The Farm Crisis, which examines the tragic circumstances faced by farmers for most of the 1980s, when thousands were forced into bankruptcy, land values dropped by one-third nationally, and sky-high interest rates turned successes into failures seemingly overnight.

U.S. Veteran Describes Experiences as a Helicopter Pilot in the Vietnam War | Iowans Remember Vietnam

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A United States Marine veteran describes his experiences as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. His duties ranged from delivering mail, to troop insertion and extraction, and picking up wounded soldiers. This segment from Iowa Public Television's Iowans Remember Vietnam documentary includes historical archival footage and first-person accounts to describe events and experiences of the war.

Read a Good Book: Communicating by Drawing | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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KIDS Clubhouse Adventures kids read and discover more about communication! In this segment, kids go to the library and try to get their friends to guess their favorite book titles without using any words, only drawings and actions.

Opposition to the Vietnam War in the United States | Iowans Remember Vietnam

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As opposition to the Vietnam War grew, protests erupted in communities and college campuses across the United States. In May of 1970, four students were killed by Ohio National Guard troops on the campus of Kent State University in Ohio during a protest. The deaths shocked the nation and brought attention to the unrest of the times. This segment from Iowa Public Television's Iowans Remember Vietnam documentary includes archival footage and and first-person accounts from a news reporter, protester, and draft resistor from the era.

What is Communication? | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown, KIDS Clubhouse Adventures co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, kids learn about a variety of verbal and nonverbal ways to send and receive messages, including American Sign Language, Braille and many more.

An African American’s Experience with Discrimination on the Battlefront and at Home During the Vietnam War | Iowans Remember Vietnam

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African Americans volunteered in large numbers for the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War. For some, the color line among troops blurred quickly in battle, but many still faced discrimination when they returned home. This segment from Iowa Public Television's Iowans Remember Vietnam documentary includes archival footage and interviews of veterans of the war.

 

Max’s Diary: Who’s at the Door | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Max’s imagination takes viewers on amazing adventures. In this segment of KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Max is just about to enjoy a delicious s’more when he hears a knock at the door. This unique feature is a great example of poetry, rhythm, and rhyme!

The Rise of the Christian Conservative Movement in 1988 | Caucus Iowa

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The emergence of the Christian Conservative movement and Iowans’ desire for change resulted in Vice President George Bush losing the 1988 Iowa Caucuses to Kansas Senator Robert Dole and televangelist-turned-politician Pat Robertson. This segment from Iowa Public Television’s Caucus Iowa: Journey to the Presidency documentary includes archival footage and contemporary interviews with politicians, campaign staff and journalists of the era.

A Clubhouse Mystery | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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In this clip from KIDS Clubhouse Adventures, Dan Wardell and DanBot receive a mysterious letter in the mail and must follow clues to discover what the letter is communicating and who it is from!

Obama’s 2008 Victory | Caucus Iowa

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A dramatic Democratic campaign ended with an historic victory for Barack Obama and defeat for the early favorite Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Iowa Caucuses, as Obama gained the support of an unprecedented surge of first-time and independent voters. This segment from Iowa Public Television’s Caucus Iowa: Journey to the Presidency documentary includes archival footage and contemporary interviews with politicians, campaign staff and journalists of the era.

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