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News & Public Affairs: Race & Ethnicity

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African Americans in Iowa's Prisons (#131)

posted on January 22, 2008 at 11:42 AM

African Americans in Iowa's Prisons (#131)
Brad Richardson, Director of the DMC Resource Center in Iowa City, and David Goodson, with the Family & Children Council in Waterloo, discuss the causes and potential solutions for the disproportionate number of African Americans in Iowa's prisons. Read More »

Disproportionate Minorities in Iowa Prisons (Full Program) (#131)

posted on January 21, 2008 at 12:22 PM

Disproportionate Minorities in Iowa Prisons (Full Program) (#131)
Full Program: Iowa has a smaller minority population than most states, but a sizable portion of that sector is in prison. The Iowa Journal discusses the challenges in fighting this status with representatives from the Iowa Juvenile Justice System's new task... 26:46 Read More »

Disproportionate Minorities in Iowa Prisons (#131)

posted on January 19, 2008 at 12:22 PM

Disproportionate Minorities in Iowa Prisons (#131)
If you commit a crime in Iowa, and you’re African American, your chance of going to jail is 14 times greater than if you are Caucasian. It's been a problem for decades, and Iowa Governor Chet Culver is determined to make inroads in alleviating the... 04:00 Read More »

Swift: One Year Later (#121)

posted on December 18, 2007 at 9:42 AM

Full Program: For the nearly 30,000 residents of Marshalltown, IA, December 12, 2006, was the day their town made national headlines for all the wrong reasons. While proponents of stronger immigration policies are heartened by the rollback of illegal... 27:50 Read More »

Immigration Issues in Iowa (#121)

posted on December 17, 2007 at 6:01 PM

Immigration Issues in Iowa (#121)
Iowa House Minority Leader Chris Rants and Sister Christine Feagan of Hispanic Ministries discuss the state of immigration in Iowa one year after the Swift raids in Marshalltown. Read More »

African Americans in Iowa (Full Program) (#118)

posted on December 7, 2007 at 12:09 AM

African Americans in Iowa (Full Program) (#118)
Full Program: For every white person in Iowa’s prisons, there are 13 who are black. Why is Iowa still worst in the nation for incarcerating disproportionate numbers of minorities? 27:47 Read More »

All Roads Lead to Jimmie Porter (#118)

posted on December 6, 2007 at 4:59 PM

All Roads Lead to Jimmie Porter (#118)
Jimmie Porter, who died November 14, 2007, in Waterloo, gave voice to minorities in his community for decades. Porter was a vocal African-American activist whose projects included providing food and shelter and education for low income... Read More »

Immigration in Storm Lake (#107)

posted on April 19, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Immigration in Storm Lake (#107)
Despite the costs of assimilating immigrants, many Iowa communities seem to be not only coping but in fact seem to be prospering. Storm Lake is a case in point. Read More »

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