Current Issue

 

On the cover: Vintage pins, like this one, and other memorabilia that were created to promote the release of the 1971 movie “Cold Turkey” that was filmed in Greenfield in 1969, are collectible items these days. They also remind us of Norman Lear’s enduring legacy in Greenfield, the iconic television producer who wrote, directed and produced “Cold Turkey.” Cover design by Dug Campbell.

On the cover: Vintage pins, like this one, and other memorabilia that were created to promote the release of the 1971 movie “Cold Turkey” that was filmed in Greenfield in 1969, are collectible items these days. They also remind us of Norman Lear’s enduring legacy in Greenfield, the iconic television producer who wrote, directed and produced “Cold Turkey.” Cover design by Dug Campbell.

Volume 7, Issue No. 2, March/April 2015

 

We’re Reheating ‘Cold Turkey.’ Get a big helping of fond insights and memories from IHJ‘s interview with Norman Lear, who wrote, directed and produced ‘Cold Turkey.’ You’ll also hear from some of Greenfield’s residents who took part in its filming adventures. By Michael Swanger

 

IHJ brings you the second installment in the three-part series, Governors of influence, examining the six most prominent. Albert B. Cummins, the Progressive era’s Iowa governor and Harold Hughes, the activist governor in the turbulent 1960s are featured. By Jerry Harrington

 

Discover more about Harold Nichols, the legendary coach who made Iowa State University wrestling a national powerhouse and was in a class of his own. By Larry Cotlar

 

Learn about the indelible imprint Abraham Lincoln left on Iowa from Michael Swanger in Publisher’s Perspective as April marks the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination.

 

Times change, populations change and that can mean some changes for schools, too. Arvid Huisman takes a look back when it all started with a one-room school.

 

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