brain drain http://iowapublicradio.org en Iowa Communities Struggling to Survive http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-communities-struggling-survive <p>Iowa&#39;s smallest towns are shrinking- the total population living in towns of one-thousand people or less decreased by seven percent in the last decade.&nbsp; We conclude our summer series on Iowa towns and cities with a look at communities struggling to survive.&nbsp; Charity talks with Jeff Schott of the University of Iowa&#39;s Institute of Public Affairs.&nbsp; Schott reveals the latest census numbers focusing on parts of the state experiencing population loss.&nbsp; Also joining the conversation- Sac County Economic Development Director Shirley Phillips, Decorah author Robert Wolf a Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:44:12 +0000 Charity Nebbe 5508 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Communities Struggling to Survive