In this News Buzz program, hear six short interviews about: the Iowa Juvenile Home, the Olympics in Russia, an embarrassing phone conversation involving the U.S. State Department, a cyber-security competition, a deadly snowmobile accident and safety concerns, and the analysis of flood prediction.
Two portable classrooms sit outside Studebaker Elementary School in southeast Des Moines, readied to be sold. The Des Moines Public School District is getting rid of its portables because students had to walk between buildings regularly.
As President Obama’s gun control proposals make their slow way through Congress, Iowa, and every state in the nation, is asking the same question. How do we protect our children from gun violence? Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters talked to some of the voices in this debate and visited a school in Des Moines.
At Studebaker elementary school in southeast Des Moines, students practice a fire drill. They exit the building in single file.
The Branstad administration as well as school districts all over the state are reacting to Friday’s school shootings in Connecticut. One official is encouraging schools to review their security procedures. But the governor and key lawmakers aren’t jumping to any conclusions about needed legislation to prevent such a tragedy here.