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 Finding Home: How Americans Prevail. In her book Ooms profiles people who have been displaced by family pressures, economic pressures, and natural disasters.
Though the Great Recession ended in 2009, families that were once considered middle-class still struggle to get by. 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. IPR's Sandhya Dirks tells us about the push to get an Iowa inmate's sentence commuted. And is your NCAA pool legal? Geoff Greenwood from the Iowa Attorney General's Office outlines the regulations governing social gambling.