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AARP Report

The latest from the AARP. Sunday 7:30am & 4:30pm

Access Iowa (IRIS Original)

Information about blindness and living with vision loss. Tuesday 4pm

The American Past

In every episode, Dr. Calder Pickett examines a specific year of the 20th Century through oral history, music and sounds. Monday 12am - Saturday 11pm

Apple a Day

Latest developments in health and medicine from the Harvard Medical School Health Letters, New York Times health section, Prevention, and Voice of the Diabetic. Friday 2am - Saturday 12am – Saturday 3pm

Art Fare

Adventures in the worlds of theater, opera, music, dance and the visual arts. Sunday 3pm

At Home

Selections from Good Housekeeping, Ladies Home Journal, Midwest Living, Yankee and more. Wednesday 1pm – Friday 8am

The Best of Wall Street Journal

Highlights from the previous week of Wall Street Journal editions. Sunday 1am

The Blind Handyman

Phil Parr and friends are living proof that being blind is no barrier to doing it yourself around the home. Wednesday 12am - Saturday 9pm


Reviews and previews from the New York Review of Books, the New York Times and the New York Times Book Review. Sunday 2pm

Business Commentary

News and opinions from business publications such as the Kiplinger Washington Letter, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal and more. Tuesday 12am - Sunday 3am

Business Record (IRIS ORIGINAL)

Central Iowa’s source for business news. Monday 9:30pm – Friday 6:30am

Business Week

International business, financial and stock market news. Sunday 8am – Tuesday 1am


Readings from Central Iowa's Alternative Newsweekly. Includes cover story, editorials, reviews and upcoming events. Monday 10pm - Wednesday 4pm - Sunday 11pm


National news magazines such as: Commentary, Washington Monthly, In These Times, The Nation, Washington Spectator, Wilson Quarterly, Reason, Utne Reader and more. Monday 1am to 5am

Consumer's Advocate

Consumer information from Consumer's Digest, Consumer Reports and other consumer publications. Thursday 12pm - Saturday 5am

Cover to Cover (IRIS ORIGINAL)

Entire books about Iowa or written by Iowans. Monday 6am – Friday 4pm – Sunday 12am

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