posted on February 7, 2014 04:39 PM
Jane Hudson of Disability Rights Iowa, Former Congressman Dave Nagle who represents the Toledo group “Save our Home”, and Drake Law Professor Jerry Foxhoven who chaired Governor Branstad’s Iowa Juvenile Home Protection Task Force are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. They discuss the...
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posted on February 7, 2014 04:38 PM
Jane Hudson, the executive director of Disability Rights Iowa, the organization that blew the whistle on problems at the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo, says troubled girls should not be sent there. She says the facility is not prepared, and it will take years to fix the problems that exist....
posted on February 7, 2014 04:37 PM
Jane Hudson, executive director of Disability Rights Iowa, says all stakeholders need to be involved in finding a solution for the Iowa Juvenile Home. She says she views current legislation as a jobs bill, not necessarily a plan that is based in sound clinical practice for treating youth. Jerry...
posted on February 7, 2014 04:36 PM
Drake Law Professor Jerry Foxhoven, who served on the Iowa Juvenile Home task force created by Governor Branstad, says the girls who end up at facilities like the Iowa Juvenile Home are the future of Iowa, and if we can help them succeed, the state will be better for it. He says the state has been...
posted on February 7, 2014 04:35 PM
Former Congressman Dave Nagle grew up in Toledo near the Iowa Juvenile Home and has volunteered there. He says recent reports about the home have been distorted and don't focus enough on the things that have been done right, such as educational progress of the residents. He says staff members go...
posted on January 31, 2014 04:17 PM
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad says he and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds are a team. She's in on all the decision-making. He says he intends to serve another entire four-year term, if he's re-elected, but he wants her to be prepared to take over as the next governor.
posted on January 31, 2014 04:16 PM
Regarding the closing of the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo, Gov. Terry Branstad says the focus should not be on protecting the institution, but rather on protecting the kids and doing what's in their best interests. He says there are some non-profit agencies and organizations in the state that can...
posted on January 31, 2014 04:14 PM
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed into law an increase in Iowa's minimum wage more than 20 years ago. Some legislators are calling for another increase. Branstad says he wants to see the details of the proposal, as well as information on what the impact would be on the state's economy before he...
posted on January 31, 2014 02:27 PM
Gov. Terry E. Branstad (R-Panora) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. He discusses his legislative agenda and priorities, as well as the 2014 election and his campaign for a sixth term.
Joining Branstad at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for...
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posted on January 24, 2014 04:54 PM
Wealthy oil and gas magnate T. Boone Pickens is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. He discusses energy issues, politics and sports.
Joining Pickens at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and James Lynch, political reporter for The...
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posted on January 24, 2014 02:36 PM
T. Boone Pickens, the wealthy oil and gas magnate who chairs BP Capital and promotes his Pickens Plan on energy, says the country needs an energy plan. He acknowledges that the U.S. is making strides with renewable energy and other alternatives like natural gas, but he says there's still a need...
posted on January 24, 2014 02:34 PM
Wealthy alternative energy promoter and political contributor T. Boone Pickens says President Barack Obama is not a leader, and we need a better system for selecting presidential candidates. He makes a comparison to headhunters in the corporate world.
posted on January 24, 2014 02:32 PM
T. Boone Pickens, the wealthy oil and gas magnate and creator of the Pickens Plan on energy, says he has no vested interest in ethanol, because he's not in the ethanol business, and he doesn't consider it to be competition. He says he understands ethanol issues, and he's supportive of any American...
posted on January 24, 2014 02:29 PM
Wealthy oil and gas magnate T. Boone Pickens, who promotes his Pickens Plan for energy policy, says he lost $200 million investing in wind energy. He says the wind production tax credit can help make wind energy viable for some people, but his investments weren't able to compete with the huge...
posted on January 15, 2014 01:57 PM
Iowa Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mike Gronstal and Iowa House Speaker Rep. Kraig Paulsen both say the 85th Iowa General Assembly will go down in history as one of the most successful General Assemblies in Iowa history. They say the House and Senate accomplished a lot in 2013, they'll find common...