Watch & Listen
April 23, 2019
My Great Adventure
April 23, 2019 7:00 PM
Hoyt Sherman Place
1501 Woodland Avenue,
Des Moines, IA 50309
My Great Adventure
On Second Thought
My First Time
True Tall Tales
Support takes work
How being the youngest of 11 siblings taught Matt Glenn about family
How his brotherâ€™s suicide taught Craig VandeVenter the importance of saying peopleâ€™s names out loud.
Why I knocked on my brother's door
For Colleen Kelly Powell, It turns out, Des Moines is an easy place to run into a half-sibling who may or may not know you exist.
A door in the foundation
Jovan Johnson thought there were cracks in the foundation of his family. Turns out, they opened to a door instead.
Four legs of the chair
After immigrating to the U.S. from India, Amar Sinha knew he needed his other siblings to be whole and not wobble.
Maybe this is why they call it 'deadheading'
Kay Grahamâ€™s big sister, always quick with advice, taught her a new word sheâ€™d soon regret using. It was just one piece of an unforgettable trip together.
Finding love as a gay man from rural Iowa
Finding love is hard. Trying to find a decades-long love like your dairy farmer grandparents is even harder.
Harry's last ride
Come rain, sleet or snow, small-town folk do what it takes to take care of their neighbors.
The granddaughter of German immigrants
Growing up in rural Iowa, Deb Brown was never able to converse with her German-speaking grandmother. But the lessons she learned still resonate.
Raising pigs and walking runways
How this Iowan combined her dream jobs into one fashion-forward ag life.
When I lost my white privilege
Brandi Preul grew up in rural Iowa with all the privileges a successful white family could have. Then she heard how other minorities were disdained, which led to some personal…
How this Iowa family used the NFL draft process to select their prize-winning show pigs.
Everyone was pregnant â€“ except me.
Actress Jami Bassman Ahart had taken every step she could think of to become a mother before surrendering to the likelihood it wasnâ€™t going to happen.
When Clemen Wilcoxâ€™s husband got her a DNA test for Christmas, she never considered sheâ€™d be surprised by the results.
Growing up in a family of Holocaust survivors, Brad Biren was taught heâ€™d always be a foreigner in a foreign land.
Becoming 'a little feminist'
Li Zhao was born during Chinaâ€™s controversial one-child policy.
Giving gender the middle finger
Jen Carruthers never looked like how she felt inside â€” until she discovered drag.
Learning to listen
William Holmes aka Will Keeps saw a friend murdered by a rival gang at the age of 15.
Peter Gunn and the wallet thief
As a reporter, Lee Rood is normally the person behind the story. But when she became the story, she confronted truths about her industry and herself in ways she never…
The worst punishment ever
Trevor Soderstrum had an idea to get rich. But this new business plan didn't turn out how he expected - and it led to him experiencing the worst punishment he's…
A gambler's remorse
At one point in his life, Chad Hartzler gambled more than $20,000 a day. Then he went to prison, and confronted the roots of his addiction as well as the…
Being with the ones we love
Facing death on the fire department is part of the job, but after his father dies, Brian O'Keefe gains a deeper understanding of how to serve the loved ones left…
What you'll do to make friends
Elle Wignall loved Ireland. But when she moved there on a whim, her desire to make friends became so all-encompassing that she found herself on the wrong side of the…
A nurse once told Sarah she had a â€œmillion dollar family.â€ Yet her daughterâ€™s prognosis meant a challenging reality: One that transformed Sarah and those around her.
A new beginning
Facing single motherhood, Meghan chose to keep her healthy baby boy. When he was born, all she heard was silence.
Serving the Asian community
On her death bed, Douaâ€™s mother urged him to pursue his dream of becoming a police officer. But the hurdles facing the multi-lingual cadet only mounted.
On a remote trek to see the solar eclipse from a mountain, a friend suffered a stroke â€“ spurring Kelley and fellow travelers to action as they worked, against the…
One last day
Estranged from her father, Leslie prayed for one last chance to connect with him in Peru. The experience moved her to give to a friend what she couldnâ€™t to her…
A coming out story
When a role-playing game spurred Dani to explore her feelings for a character, she recognized something deep within herself: Something she'd buried long ago.
The miracle of rebirth
After being laid off from his factory job, Steve Taylor struggles with his career â€” until he hears an unexpected spiritual call that upends the trajectory of his life's work.
Love in the Modern World
Champions and Underdogs
Tales from the Road
The secret life of artists
Climb That Hill
Stories Behind the Kitchen and Bar
Love and Heartbreak