Amanda Horvath http://iowapublicradio.org en Immigrant Children Learn Through Art http://iowapublicradio.org/post/immigrant-children-learn-through-art <p>There are at least 15 thousand immigrant children living in Iowa, some of them are refugees. As that number continues to grow one Des Moines organization is trying a different approach to help them adapt to their new lives.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the north side of Des Moines a dozen immigrant and refugee children produced a mini documentary.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:32:59 +0000 Amanda Horvath 42996 at http://iowapublicradio.org Immigrant Children Learn Through Art 2014 Iowa Senior Games to Break Records http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2014-iowa-senior-games-break-records <p>Starting Thursday, the 28<sup>th</sup> Iowa Senior Games expect to bring in a record-breaking 900 participants. Iowans 50 and older can compete for titles in more than 80 events. One man plans to compete in nearly half of them.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim </span>Schlick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was lifting weights in his Ames home in preparation for the weekend. He’s 52 and said he’s always enjoyed staying in shape.</span></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:50:18 +0000 Amanda Horvath 42061 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2014 Iowa Senior Games to Break Records Des Moines Fire Fighters Reflect on Younkers Building Fire http://iowapublicradio.org/post/des-moines-fire-fighters-reflect-younkers-building-fire <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Almost a week after the Younkers building in downtown Des Moines went up in flames, emergency crews from the scene are revealing their experiences. During a press conference with members of the Des Moines Fire Department, Lieutenant Randy Jones says his team was the first to arrive at the seven-story burning building.&nbsp; He says as they worked their way to the top floor, they could only get to the fourth level.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 22:05:05 +0000 Amanda Horvath 38647 at http://iowapublicradio.org Des Moines Fire Fighters Reflect on Younkers Building Fire