Sarah McCammon

Sarah McCammon worked for Iowa Public Radio as Morning Edition Host from January 2010 until December 2013.

Legislative Week 2

Jan 16, 2011

Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon talks with Iowa Public Radio Statehouse Reporter Jeneane Beck about what's ahead in the Iowa Legislature this week. 

Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon talks with Ryan Bickel of Blank Park Zoo and John Sutter of the National Mississippi River Museum about the competition to drum up supporters on the social networking site.

The U.S. Census employed more than 5,000 Iowans just a few months ago, but now that number has dwindled to almost none. Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon reports many workers are now back out in the job market.

Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon talks with Alan Willits of Cargill about a request before the FDA to allow the corn-based sweetener to be re-labeled as "corn sugar."

Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon talks with Tom Delahunt of Drake University about the new D+ logo and marketing campaign.

  A 50-year follow-up is in the works for a study involving 400,000 American high school students - including those at about two-dozen Iowa schools - in 1960.

Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon talks with Iowa State University Economist Dave Swenson about findings that floods and other severe weather two years ago didn't mean a major economic hit to the state as a whole.

Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon talks with American Atheists, Inc. President Ed Buckner about why the group is holding its annual convention in Des Moines next spring.

In part two of our series on problem gambling, Sarah McCammon visits the site of what will be the Grand Falls Casino Resort in northwest Iowa, and explores the costs and benefits to the community.

Preliminary data show about 5 percent more Iowans seeking help for gambling addiction through state-funded treatment programs. That follows three years of declining numbers.

A record number of Iowa workers have run out of unemployment benefits and still have not found jobs.

Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon talks with Tom Greene, an organizer of an effort in Humboldt to set a world record for the largest pork burger ever.

Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon talks with Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Matt Strawn about the Lieutenant Governor nominee vote at the party's convention over the weekend.

Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon talks with University of Iowa graduate student researcher Aaron Gwinnup about his work along the southern Louisiana coast.

Two Iowans are among a group of plaintiffs asking a court to assert their right to buy unpasteurized milk from surrounding states where it is legal, and bring it back to Iowa.

Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon talks with Raul Hinojosa, founder of the North American Integration and Development Center in California, about the economics of immigration in Iowa.

Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon interviews Iowa Board of Pharmacy Executive Director Lloyd Jessen about where the board stands on medical marijuana, now that Statehouse leaders have said a legislative study isn't needed.

The Guard's Agribusiness Development Team will work with farmers in northeastern Afghanistan as part of a larger effort to improve the nation's agriculture infrastructure.

Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon talks with Drake University Professor of Politics Dennis Goldford about what to expect from Iowa's primary election. Goldford says candidates tend to run when they think the tide may turn in their favor.

Some small-town Iowa bankers say while they support reforms aimed at big banks, they shouldn't have to deal with additional regulations aimed at Wall Street.

State regulators say wild Fourth of July parties at the Iowa Great Lakes are endangering public safety. Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon talks with Department of Natural Resources Director Rich Leopold.

Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon talks with Jerry Crawford of Des Moines. He's among a group of Iowans that owns the horse named Paddy O'Prado.

A survey by the Iowa Department of Agriculture shows growth in farmers market sales of 92 percent from 2004 to 2009. Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon talks with State Horticulturalist Mike Bevins.

Statehouse Reporter Jeneane Beck tells Morning Edition Host Sarah McCammon about what to expect as the Iowa Legislature works to wrap up the 2010 session.

With federal tax credits designed to stimulate the housing market expiring in a month, some real estate observers worry about what will happen to the market after April 30.

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