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The Art of Conservation: A Visit With Ding Darling

Mar 30
Saturday 2:00 pm
Actor Tom Milligan portrays Jay N. Ding Darling as he visits with the audience in his 11th floor office at The Des Moines Register. From the introduction of The Duck Stamp to the creation of the National Wildlife Federation, Darling's influence was felt, not only through his cartoons, but through his actions as well. Considered by many to be one of the most influential members of the modern conservation movement in the first half of the 20th century, the impact of his work is still felt today.

From the Battlefront to the Homefront: Iowa Broadcasters Go to War

Mar 19
Tuesday 6:00 pm
Iowa broadcast historian Jeff Stein, a documentary producer, tells of the challenges the reporters faced in doing their jobs relaying information to a waiting audience and, at times, reassuring them of the safety of Iowans serving thousands of miles away. See segments featuring vintage broadcasts and interviews from WWII to the first Gulf War: a 50-year span. Made possible by a grant from Humanities Iowa.

An evening with Azeri-American, Sadagat Aliyeva, author of "We the Interwoven"

Dec 4
Tuesday 6:00 pm
Sadagat Aliyeva always had a burning desire for freedom. She was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, during the Soviet era of stagnation. Thirteen years ago, her family came to the United States and began a new life in Des Moines. She began writing stories, including mystical folktales. These stories changed her life after she was chosen to participate in the inaugural Bicultural Iowa Writers’ Fellowship.

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