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The Appalachians

The vast Appalachia region stretches across 13 states and is home to more than 23 million people, yet it may be the least understood culture in America. Appalachia has existed for generations as a region apart, isolated physically and culturally by its rugged mountains.

Tonight | 6:00pm.



Inside Einstein's Mind

Retrace Einstein's thought experiments as NOVA reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity-and Einstein's brilliance-as never before.

Tonight | 7:00pm. Explore NOVA


3 Esthers

In 1983 WQPT created a documentary that told the story of three survivors of the Holocaust, all named Esther. Esther Avruch, Esther Katz and Esther Schiff journeyed from World War II Nazi occupation and concentrations camps to liberation and new lives forever colored by their experiences.

Tonight | 8:00pm.


18 Voices Sing
Kol Nidre

The Kol Nidre is the most sacred prayer in Judaism that begins its holiest day of Yom Kippur. The Kol Nidre's words have caused centuries of persecution, but its poignant melody has enthralled generations of Jews and non-Jews and saved the prayer from itself.

Tonight | 9:00pm. Explore more


The Jewish Journey


This three part story, tells the story of Jewish life in the old country; the reasons behind leaving their respective homes and journeying to America, and the establishment of communities and great accomplishments made in the United States.

Tonight | 10:00pm.

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Mr. Scott Vibrant Neighborhoods WQPT KIDS

There's much to explore just outside your own front door. Mr. Scott offers many suggestions for you and your family.


Vibrant Neighborhoods explores the impact and value of immigrant communities here in our region.


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BBC World News The Whitney Reynolds Show The Cities

BBC World News goes beyond the headlines to provide context & analysis.

Weeknights at 6:30pm.


Whitney Reynolds' passion for people creates an engaging program.

Sundays at 4:30pm.
Thursdays at 7:30pm.


Find out what's happening in The Cities with host Jim Mertens.

Sundays at 4:00pm.
Thursdays at 7:00pm.


Recently on The Cities

Amber Wood, American Red Cross Executive Director talks about relief efforts after recent hurricanes.
Diane Nelson, Girls Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois discusses new initiatives for the organization.

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