diversity http://iowapublicradio.org en How Education Fits Into the Poverty Trap http://iowapublicradio.org/post/how-education-fits-poverty-trap <p>The poverty rate of black Iowans is more than three times that of whites. For Hispanics, it is more than twice the poverty rate of whites.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:36:09 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 36768 at http://iowapublicradio.org How Education Fits Into the Poverty Trap Race and Identity in Media and Society http://iowapublicradio.org/post/race-and-identity-media-and-society <p>On this River to River program, host Ben Kieffer&nbsp;talks with NPR host and special correspondent Michele&nbsp;Norris who will discuss her <a href="http://theracecardproject.com/">Race Card Project</a> and how it has become much broader in scope since she launched it. Norris will be speaking Wednesday at Coe College.<br /><br />Then, a conversation with award-winning broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien about race and identity as reflected in the media.&nbsp;Her parents had to leave Maryland in 1958 to get married due to that state’s laws against interracial marriage.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:28:22 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 36131 at http://iowapublicradio.org Race and Identity in Media and Society Diversity in Iowa Schools: It's a Small World After All http://iowapublicradio.org/post/diversity-iowa-schools-its-small-world-after-all <p></p><p></p><p>We've been hearing about some of the challenges with diversity in the Iowa City School District. There are other districts in Iowa with diversity policies, some of them much smaller.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two and a half hours from Iowa City is the town of&nbsp;</span>Postville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Postville made national news five years ago when the federal government&nbsp;raided the town's Hasidic owned meat packing plant and hundreds of undocumented workers were arrested.</span></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:44:39 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 17389 at http://iowapublicradio.org Diversity in Iowa Schools: It's a Small World After All Diversity in Iowa Schools: Won't You Be My Neighbor? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/diversity-iowa-schools-wont-you-be-my-neighbor <p></p><p></p><p>Yesterday we heard how the public outcry over the Iowa City School District Diversity policy continues to fuel a bitter debate in Iowa City. Like much of Iowa, Iowa City is facing a changing population and with that has comes a widening achievement gap. In the second part of a series about diversity in Iowa schools, reporter Sandhya Dirks takes a closer look at balancing school integration with divided neighborhoods and a new influx of residents.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:54:11 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 17324 at http://iowapublicradio.org Diversity in Iowa Schools: Won't You Be My Neighbor?