Live & Local


Since 2000, the PATV Live & Local series has been addressing local issues and community topics in the Iowa City area. It serves as a forum for both citizens and organizations in Iowa City. We encourage the participation of the public and welcome you to become part of the show.

The Live & Local program provides an outstanding opportunity to inform the Iowa City community on upcoming events, groups, projects, and organizations. If you or your organization is interested in being featured on Live & Local contact us to find out how easy it is to start getting the word out to the local community, live on PATV Channel 18. Get started now by calling us at 338-7035 or email us at [email protected]!

SHOW TIMES Monday at 7:30 pm
Saturday at 12 pm
The show airs only on PATV, Channel 18 in Iowa City.

GETTING STARTEDIf you are preparing for an upcoming epidsode or have an idea for a show, here are some things to keep in mind:

  1. Have guest names, titles, and a title of the show ready.
  2. Have any videos, images, websites, email addresses, phone numbers, dates and times of the event or group to be displayed during the show ready before show time.
  3. Have a moderator or host in mind for the show. PATV can provide moderators, but with limited staff and budget it is not always easy.
  4. Prepare a script or itinerary for the show. You don’t need all of your interview questions arranged in advance, but the more you prepare the better.
  5. Come early and help us get your names displayed correctly, do a short run through of the show, and get comfortable with the studio.
  6. The show is usually LIVE at 7:30pm on Monday. This means there is no editing, no pause button, no “do-overs” and it lasts thirty minutes or less. There are also no commercials, but if you bring images or video we can take a break when that plays.
  7. We can set-up phone calls from viewers if you let us know you want to take questions and comments.
  8. We can make a DVD copy for anyone who appears on the show.
  9. Smile and have fun! It’s always normal to feel nervous before a show. Be assured the half an hour really flies by and it always feels great once the show is complete.
  10. Did you think of an idea for a show yet? Call us at 319.338.7035 or email us at [email protected] to set up a show that tells a local story, promotes a local event, or covers a local political issue.

PREVIOUS SHOWS (updates coming soon):

Iowa Caucuses
Project Holiday
Shelter House
No Baloney: City Council Candidate Forum
Alliance for Community Media
Plains Justice
Landlocked Film Festival 2007
ADA 2007
United Action for Youth 2007 Summer Programs
Filing a Community Radio License
Interview with Dr. Mary Gilchrist
Iowa Renaissance Festival
A Brief History of the River City Housing Collective
Mission Creek Midwest Music and Arts Festival
Interview with Linda Bolton, UI Professor, Artist, Teacher

What a Load of Craft!
Newsmaker of the Year: Mike Dooley
Iowa City Stopped Wal-mart
Project Holiday 2006
How to Vote in Johnson County
2006 Election Special: Talking to Iowa City Voters
Greyhound Adoption Project
Bicyclists of Iowa City
Lebanon Crisis (Help Save Lebanon) See the show!
PATV at the ACM Conference
2006 ADA Celebration
Internet Neutrality
United Action for Youth Summer Programs
Meet Johnson County Attorney Candidates See the show!
Older Americans Month
ICCT presents “My Fair Lady”
Mission Creek Midwest Festival
Iowa Policy Project with David Osterberger
Iowa City Circle of Theatres present “Seven Year Itch”
Newport Road Revisited
Telecommunications and Local Access TV
ICCT presents “The Odd Couple”

Land Issues in Iowa City and Johnson County
Project Holiday 2005
Big Butt Theater
Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week
Spooky Sprint with Shelter House
No Baloney Candidates’ Forum (At-Large Iowa City Council)
ICCT presents “Fiddler on the Roof”
Iowans for Better Local Television
UAY with Stu Mullins
ADA Celebration!
Public Power
Iowa Shares
Under 21 Ordinance in Iowa City
Coming To Your Senses: Vision Testing for Children
Local Music with Charism and Unyted Naytionz
Chuck Miller: Iowa Poet Laureate
Nickeled and Dimed in Iowa City
Tsunami Relief Efforts

Independent Local Music Show
Arts a la Carte and 10,000 Hours Show
No Baloney Congessional Candidates Forum
Johnson County Board of Supervisors Candidate Forum
Absentee Ballots and Voting
Iowa City Community Theatre presents: Little Shop of Horrors
Englert Theater and ICCT
ADA Celebration 2004
Iowa City Jazz Festival 2004 with Steve Grismore
Iowa City Community Theatre presents: “Avow”
Jo Co Board of Supervisors Candidates (Part 2)
George Stoney: Cable Access Pioneer
International Women’s Month
Iowa City Schools in Trouble?
Friends of Historic Preservation
Progressive Career Fair
Post-Caucus Discussion
Evert Conner Center

Project Holiday 2003
10K Hours Show & the James Gang
Iowa’s Gubernatorial Race
Iowa City City Council At-Large Candidates
Iowa City City Council District C Candidates
What is FAIR?
Uptown Bill’s Small Mall
United Action for Youth
Project Labor Agreements
Muslim Youth Camp
Breed Specific Legislation
Meet the Iowa City City Council Candidates
What is “Live & Local”?
The Federal Communications Commission & Media Ownership
Systems, Unlimited
National Volunteer Week
Table to Table
The Mississippi Valley Girl Scout Program
DogPAC Dog Park
Bill Sackter Documentary
Paws with a Cause

2000 - 2002:
ICCSD: School Bond Referendum
A Retrospective of “Live & Local”
Rachael’s Story Part 2
Project Holiday 2002
Television Access in Iowa City
Johnson County Board of Supervisors Candidates’ Forum
Paratransit Issues
ICCSD Board Members
Iowa Muslims
Small Business Blues
New Pioneer Co-op
Englert Theatre Update
Deaf Culture
Thanksgiving in July
The Nest of Johnson County
Stories 2000
Long-term Care Reform (MiCassa)
Stepping Up Project
National Volunteer Week
PATV History
University Budget Cuts
Uptown Bill’s Small Mall
ARC of Johnson County
Project Holiday
Garbage searches / “Knock & Talk”
No Baloney Candidates Forum
Iowa Shares
After September 11th
Proposed Charter Amendments
Neighborhood Center
Selling the Country Farm
Sexual Assault Awareness
Boy Scouts of America
Englert Theater Update
Redistricting & the Special Legislation Session
Tribute to Bob Simpson
Iowans with Disabilities Act
RSVP Volunteers
Walk for Dignity
Graffiti Theater
Bridging the Generation Gap
ADA Under Attack
Holiday Show
Hani Elkadi Mural
Election Special (Jail, Liberty, First Ave)
Smoking Ban
Irvin Pfab’s Alleged Sexual Assault
Sexual Assault in Iowa City
Organic Foods in Iowa City
Emma Harvat
3rd Party Options for President
Living Wage in Iowa City
Remembering the Korean War
Pride Month
World Trade Organization- Local Protesters Talk
Englert Theatre Group
First Avenue Expansion
Fetal Tissue for Sale?
IC Public Library Expansion Activists Speak Out
Iowa City Bars- Legal Age
Gay Teens in Iowa City
Johnson County Jail