Jefferson Jackson Dinner 11-10-07

On January 31, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

The 2007 Jefferson Jackson Dinner in
Des Moines, IA

November 10, 2007

It’s the Iowa Democratic Party’s biggest event of the year, giving thousands of everyday citizens the opportunity to meet and visit with party leaders and Presidential hopefuls, all of whom share one universal goal: to move America forward and bring the country together.

Photos by Jody Ewing and Dennis Ryan

NOTE: Click any image for larger slideshow with photo descriptions.

Presidential Candidates in Iowa 2008

On January 13, 2012, in , by Jody Ewing

The Race for ’08: Presidential Candidates in Western Iowa

Barack Obama. Hillary Clinton. John Edwards. Bill Richardson. Joe Biden. Chris Dodd. Tom Vilsack. Mark Warner. They all made trips to western Iowa during the Presidential campaign election cycle to listen to our concerns and questions, answer them the best they could, and share with us their visions for the future of our country.

Barack Obama Live Webcast

On December 26, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing
Hope Action Change banner


Video from the Barack Obama Live Webcast

Hosted by Jody Ewing and Dennis Ryan
Taped in Onawa, Iowa

As 500 House Parties came together in all 99 Iowa counties on March 31, 2007, Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama kicked off his “Hope, Action, Change” Community Get Togethers at the Onawa Public Library with a nationwide live streamed webcast viewed in all 50 states. The day’s event raised five million dollars for Barack’s campaign.

Hosts Jody Ewing and Dennis Ryan — who originally were to hold the event in their home — extend their deepest thanks to the Onawa Public Library staff, who graciously provided an alternate venue to accommodate the fast-growing number of enthusiastic guests.

Many thanks also go to Thomas Ritchie and Mike Kelley for all the great photos. Your keen eyes helped the event become a part of Onawa’s — and the nation’s — history. View the photos here.


On November 22, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing

Videos and Photo Slideshows


An eclectic collection of slideshows and videos I either put together myself … or news reports and/or other stories involving my family, my work, or where one of us was interviewed.

You may either view the stand-alone videos directly on this page by clicking the photos, or click on the hyperlink below any photo to visit the individual page where you’ll still find the video along with any accompanying story or summary.

P.S. There’s still more to come. It just takes time to get them here.


Iowans Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan
Slideshow compiled by Jody Ewing
Click Here for detailed information about each veteran.



A short “iMovie” trailer I made in 2012 depicting
my family’s past Christmas holidays.



Family Moments
Made for Mom and Siblings Christmas 2007
























KTIV-TV Channel 4 reports on the Iowa Cold Cases website
and Earl Thelander death — June 9, 2008









Behind the scenes at Barack Obama’s “Hope, Action, Change”

live webcast — Onawa, Iowa, March 31, 2007