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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 »

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 »

News Analysis: January 17, 2008 (#130)

posted on January 18, 2008 at 2:14 PM

David Pitt of the Associated Press discusses recent statehouse protests and the controversy surrounding coal plants in Marshalltown and Black Hawk County with host Paul Yeager. Read More »

The Iowa Prison System (Full Program) (#130)

posted on January 18, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The Iowa Prison System  (Full Program) (#130)
Full Program: Being tough on crime is not cheap. The Iowa Journal examines the rising cost of incarceration, takes a look behind the headlines, and learns that a historic prison town has more to offer than just internment. 27:38 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 »

Student Debt in Iowa (#129)

posted on January 15, 2008 at 11:03 AM

Student Debt in Iowa (#129)
David Miles, president of the Iowa Board of Regents and board member of the Iowa College Student Aid Commission, and Jim Sumner, senior counselor, Office of Admissions and Financial Aid for Grinnell College discuss the financial issues facing... Read More »

The Davenport Promise (#129)

posted on January 15, 2008 at 11:01 AM

The Davenport Promise (#129)
One Iowa community is developing a plan to help pay for student's tuition. It's called the Davenport Promise. Supporters of the plan believe it also offers the city a tool to reverse the out-migration of young families to the suburbs. Longer term... 04:49 Read More »

Day One at the 2008 Iowa Legislature (#129)

posted on January 15, 2008 at 10:55 AM

Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa discusses the first day of the 2008 Iowa legislative session, including balancing the state budget and expectations for Governor Culver's upcoming Condition of the State address. Read More »

Student Debt (Full Program) (#129)

posted on January 15, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Student Debt (Full Program) (#129)
Full Program: Can Iowans afford college? We explore that matter, including a look at an ambitious community-driven plan to finance higher education for its own residents. 28:01 Read More »

Health Insurance Concerns and the Iowa Legislature (#128)

posted on January 11, 2008 at 4:52 PM

Health Insurance Concerns and the Iowa Legislature (#128)
Senator Jack Hatch and John Gilliland, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, discuss health insurance mandates and how they will affect the 2008 Iowa lesgislative session. Read More »

News Analysis: January 10, 2008 (#128)

posted on January 10, 2008 at 8:16 PM

David Pitt of the Associated Press discusses economic issues in the news, including the closing of a plant in Story City and post-holiday receipts for retailers, as well as tax issues facing the Iowa legislature. Read More »

2008 Iowa Legislative Preview (#128)

posted on January 9, 2008 at 3:16 PM

2008 Iowa Legislative Preview (#128)
As the session begins Monday, the legislature faces a fiscal year 2009 budget gap of more than $400 million. Governor Chet Culver has already asked lawmakers and state agencies to hold the line on spending, and he says he does not want to increases... 02:48 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 »

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