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Iowa Prison Reform (#130)

posted on January 18, 2008 at 2:22 PM

Iowa Prison Reform (#130)
State Representative Todd Taylor and prison reform advocate Carlos Jayne discuss issues in the Iowa correctional system with host Paul Yeager. Read More »

Community Based Corrections (#130)

posted on January 16, 2008 at 5:10 PM

Community Based Corrections (#130)
More than 450 inmates are waiting for space to open up for them to move from prison to one of 22 Community Based Corrections centers in the state. We profile a Community Based Corrections residential center in Ames to witness the issues and... 03:49 Read More »

Out and About: Fort Madison, Iowa (#130)

posted on January 16, 2008 at 3:07 PM

Out and About: Fort Madison, Iowa (#130)
Fort Madison is named for a Fort and early trading place, which was in turn named for James Madison who became President in 1809. As Out and About correspondent Dan Kaercher's report explains, this old railroad town is getting back on track. Read More »

Monument Tour of the Iowa Capitol (#128)

posted on January 9, 2008 at 11:05 AM

Monument Tour of the Iowa Capitol (#128)
Visitors to the Iowa capitol tend to spend their time under the gold dome taking in the history and architecture of the more than 120 year old building. But there may be just as much Iowa history outdoors on capitol grounds showcasing monuments,... Read More »

Norma Reed: A Rural Vision of Iowa Photo Essay (#127)

posted on January 9, 2008 at 10:13 AM

Norma Reed: A Rural Vision of Iowa Photo Essay (#127)
Photographer Norma Reed is a down-to-earth Iowan with rural roots that enrich her vision of the state. Through her lens Iowans can enjoy the state’s cherished features in images that nourish the Iowa soul. Read More »

History of the Iowa Caucus (#124)

posted on December 31, 2007 at 10:16 AM

History of the Iowa Caucus (#124)
What's the fuss about the Iowa caucuses? We explore the history, the process and the influence that the Iowa caucus has on the nation's body politic. 06:02 Read More »

Out and About: Algona, Iowa (#122)

posted on December 20, 2007 at 10:04 AM

Out and About: Algona, Iowa (#122)
It was first named Call’s Grove, for one of two brothers who founded it. One of their wives later named it Algona. It eventually became the county seat for Kossuth County, which is the largest county geographically in Iowa. As "Out and About”... 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 »

Holiday Debt (#119)

posted on December 11, 2007 at 11:17 AM

Although Phil and Cindy Blobaum's thrifty financial practices are born of necessity, the Holiday traditions they share with their four children fit their personal philosophy. The Blobaums create bounty and avoid debt by sticking to a budget and... 04:37 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 »

Marvin Bell On Becoming Iowan (#117)

posted on December 4, 2007 at 1:50 PM

Marvin Bell On Becoming Iowan (#117)
For Marvin Bell, a long-time professor at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a former Iowa Poet laureate, and perhaps for many new Iowans, acquiring the identity of an Iowan comes in accepting and appreciating all the things that Iowa... Read More »

Mental Health Issues in Iowa (#115)

posted on November 29, 2007 at 3:53 PM

Mental Health Issues in Iowa (#115)
Kevin Concannon, the director of the Iowa Department of Human Services; and Dr. Bruce Sieleni, Iowa President of NAMI, and Department of Corrections employee discuss the state of mental health issues in Iowa with host Todd Mundt. Read More »

Adult Literacy in Iowa (#113)

posted on November 22, 2007 at 1:35 PM

Ann Murr is the director of Drake University’s Adult Literacy Center, one of a number of facilities in the state that help people learn to read. Among the others are Centers in each of Iowa’s community colleges. Alex Hilson is a student at the... Read More »

Not As Simple As ABC (#113)

posted on November 21, 2007 at 1:35 PM

Not As Simple As ABC (#113)
Carey Hamilton at 42 years old is learning to read. It's the second hardest thing he's ever done. The hardest thing was to admit that he couldn't read. But Carey is not alone according to a 1996 estimate where Portland State University... Read More »
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