immigrants http://iowapublicradio.org en Wage Theft Crackdown Approved http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wage-theft-crackdown-approved <p>On a strict party-line vote, the Iowa Senate &nbsp;approved legislation backers &nbsp;say will help crack down on employers who stiff workers for their wages.&nbsp;&nbsp; Lawmakers say they hear often from immigrant workers in particular in construction and other industries who say they did the work for contractors but didn’t get paid.&nbsp;&nbsp; Some employers tell a different story.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 15:17:50 +0000 Joyce Russell 37109 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wage Theft Crackdown Approved Learning English in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/learning-english-iowa <p>Iowa schools are becoming more diverse, and English Language Learning services are in greater need. &nbsp;Districts are trying to adapt, and the Iowa legislature has&nbsp;some ideas for addressing the issue. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 21:13:31 +0000 Clay Masters & Katherine Perkins 37018 at http://iowapublicradio.org Learning English in Iowa "Lebanese Blonde" by Joseph Geha http://iowapublicradio.org/post/lebanese-blonde-joseph-geha-0 <p>The novel <a href="http://www.press.umich.edu/4844216/lebanese_blonde"><em>Lebanese Blonde</em></a> transports readers to Little Syria, a neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio that is populated by immigrants and first generation Arab Americans. In his first novel, short story writer Joseph Geha shows us our world as it is seen through the eyes of people who came here looking for new opportunities for a new life.</p><blockquote><p><em>The original broadcast of this interview aired on February 4, 2013</em></p></blockquote><p></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:41:51 +0000 Charity Nebbe 35391 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Lebanese Blonde" by Joseph Geha "Lebanese Blonde" by Joseph Geha http://iowapublicradio.org/post/lebanese-blonde-joseph-geha <p>The new novel <a href="http://www.press.umich.edu/4844216/lebanese_blonde"><em>Lebanese Blonde</em></a> transports readers to Little Syria, a neighborhood in Toledo, Ohio that is populated by immigrants and first generation Arab Americans. In his first novel, short story writer Joseph Geha shows us our world as it is seen through the eyes of people who came here looking for new opportunities for a new life.</p><p></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 17:26:12 +0000 Charity Nebbe 14460 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Lebanese Blonde" by Joseph Geha