sociology http://iowapublicradio.org en Falling Out of the Middle Class http://iowapublicradio.org/post/falling-out-middle-class <p><span dir="ltr" id=":u0">In <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/01/29/president-obamas-2014-state-union-address">last month’s State of the Union address</a>, President Obama said this year he hoped to strengthen and build ladders of opportunity into the middle class. Host Ben Kieffer talks with University of Iowa <span dir="ltr"><span dir="ltr"><span dir="ltr" id=":u0">sociologist <a href="http://clas.uiowa.edu/sociology/people/kevin-t-leicht">Kevin Leicht </a>and John Gallo of the <span class="st"><a href="http://tippie.uiowa.edu/">Henry B. Tippie College of Business</a>. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:00:12 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 36232 at http://iowapublicradio.org Falling Out of the Middle Class News Buzz: Obamacare Fix and Cholesterol Guidelines http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-obamacare-fix-and-cholesterol-guidelines <p>While support to reduce prison sentences has been growing, Iowa State University sociologist <a href="http://www.soc.iastate.edu/staff/delisi.html">Matt DeLisi</a> <a href="http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2013/11/12/delisioffenderreduction">recently testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee</a> that for certain offenders this would be a mistake.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:32:31 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 32197 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Obamacare Fix and Cholesterol Guidelines Raising Girls http://iowapublicradio.org/post/raising-girls <p>From Cinderella to Miley Cyrus our girls grow up in an environment rich in images of femininity.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe gets insight into the challenges and dangers girls face as they grow and how the media influences their development.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:46:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 30401 at http://iowapublicradio.org Raising Girls