Stein, who is a professional musician and the mother of three daughters, is trying to raise $3 million to buy out a logging operation and preserve a local watershed near her father's farm in Costa Rica. Winnings from an appearance on "America's Funniest Home Videos," the popular television program that features humorous amateur videos, are providing the seed money.
As the year 2000 winds down, Iowa Public Television's Living in Iowa presents the favorite stories from the past year. Along with Karin Stein, the program features Iowa City musician Dave Moore, a jugglers' convention in Davenport and some reflections from the Millennium Moon.
Living in Iowa, with host Morgan Halgren, airs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29 and again at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31 on all Iowa Public Television stations.
Dave Moore has been making music around Iowa for the past 25 years, playing harmonica, guitar and accordion on three of his own albums with friends Greg Brown, Bo Ramsey and many others. He's been a frequent guest on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion," and spent a short season leading the program's house band. But when he released his third CD, "Breaking Down to Three," in the fall of 1999, it had been nearly 10 years since his last recording.
Read the rest of this article in the 12/28 Pilot Tribune.