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Public Service in Iowa: Examining Obama's Plans (Episode 211)

posted on January 5, 2009 at 2:58 PM

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President-elect Obama has his plans for increasing public service in America, and they are big plans, involving dozens of existing agencies and budgeting for hundreds of billions of dollars. Will these plans include jobs and public improvements in Iowa? Will the price be too high? We ask some experts to shine a light into the future of public service on The Iowa Journal. Guests are: Adam Lounsbury - Executive Director - Iowa Commission on Volunteer Services (Des Moines), and Tim Borich - Associate Professor of Community and Regional Planning - ISU College of Design and ISU Extension (Ames). The state of print journalism and the possibility of new taxes are current topics discussed by host Paul Yeager and Associate Press reporter David Pitt. "Out and About" features a profile of the Iowa town, Spirit Lake. (28:46)

Tags: Barack Obama economy future Iowa jobs politics public service