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Coming Up On WQPT


America's Test Kitchen

Spanish Chicken and Israeli Couscous

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best Spanish braised chicken with sherry and saffron. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop chal-enges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of Israeli couscous.


Cook's Country

American Classics with a Twist

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make frosted meatloaf at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of frozen pizzas.


Steven Raichlen's
Project Smoke

If you have been watching the show and trying your hand at some of Steven's recipes, we'll bet you are comfortable smoking ribs and barbecuing brisket. (We hope.) This show focuses on foods you never dreamed you could smoke-and won't be able to live without once you've tried them.


BBQ with Franklin


Sausage, often a BBQ afterthought, is now finding reason to take center plate. Aaron makes sausage from scratch and visits some folks who are pushing the boundaries of artisan sausage-making.


Austin City Limits

Angelique Kidjo

Revel in the high-energy performance of African singer/songwriter Angelique Kidjo. The Grammy-winning Benin native and her four-piece band raise the roof with songs from her recent LP, Eve.

Imagination Station
Watch Online
Story Contest

Locally produced by WQPT

Recently on The Cities

Iowa Lt. Govenor Kim Reynolds talks with Jim about the Governor's "Condition of the State" address, STEM education and more. Later, Jamie Lange and Michael Carton of WQPT discuss Champagne on the Rocks and the upcoming WQPT PBS Kids Writers Contest.

The Cities with Jim Mertens brings viewers regional and national guest who discuss a variety of topics that provide a unique, and often regional perspective. The series airs Thursdays at 7:00pm. and Sundays at 4:00pm. Learn more


Expand Your View

FeatureNature: Why We Love Cats and Dogs

Join an in-depth investigation into the great divide between dog lovers and cat lovers.


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FeatureNOVA: Building the Great Cathedrals

How did medieval engineers construct magnificent skyscrapers of glass and stone?

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