poverty 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 Losing and Finding Home http://iowapublicradio.org/post/losing-and-finding-home <p>To most, the word "home" means more than just a place to sleep and store property. This hour Charity Nebbe talks about what home means as well as what it means to lose one's home and find it again with Sally Ooms, author of <a href="http://sallyooms.blogspot.com/">Finding Home: How Americans Prevail</a>. In her book Ooms profiles people who have been displaced by family pressures, economic pressures, and natural disasters.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 18:16:32 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 28284 at http://iowapublicradio.org Losing and Finding Home American Winter http://iowapublicradio.org/post/american-winter <p>Though the Great Recession ended in 2009, families that were once considered middle-class still struggle to get by.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with filmmaker and University of Iowa graduate Devon Terrill about her new documentary “An American Winter,” which profiles eight families who fell out of the middle class during the Great Recession.&nbsp; IPR's Sandhya Dirks tells us about the push to get an Iowa inmate's sentence commuted.&nbsp; And is your NCAA pool legal?&nbsp; Geoff Greenwood from the Iowa Attorney General's Office outlines the regulations governing social gambling.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:43:45 +0000 Ben Kieffer 18472 at http://iowapublicradio.org American Winter