children en Bradstad Defends Stance on Immigrant Children <p>Governor Terry Branstad is defending his reluctance to grant asylum to unaccompanied children fleeing extreme violence in Central America.</p><p>"It would be wrong for us to send a signal that if you come here illegally, we're just gonna disperse you throughout the country and you don't have to go home."</p><p>Social justice advocate Connie Ryan Terrell of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa says many in Iowa’s faith community are disappointed with Branstad's decision, since the state has a history of welcoming immigrants.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:22:30 +0000 Sarah Boden 44053 at Bradstad Defends Stance on Immigrant Children Technology and Health <p>Today, kids average six hours of screen time a day.&nbsp; According to a <a href="">new study</a> published in JAMA Pediatrics, children whose parents limit screen time get more sleep, do better in school, have fewer behavior problems and lower their risk of obesity.&nbsp; <a href="">Doug Gentile</a>, associate professor of psychology at Iowa State University, discusses the reverse results on the studies.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:12:07 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 38452 at Technology and Health Children and Parents Feel Pressure to Specialize in Sports <p>The Winter Olympics begin tomorrow, which got us thinking about the young athletes who will be watching the games... who may one day compete at state, national , or international levels.</p><p>Now more than ever, children and their parents are faced with the decision of whether or not to specialize in a sport at an early age – some children being only a few years old. Today on Talk of Iowa, we explore the concept of specializing children in sports.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 23:16:09 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Emily Woodbury 35842 at Children and Parents Feel Pressure to Specialize in Sports Teaching Kids About Race <p>Children are very observant… they notice differences in skin colors, hair, clothes, ways of talking...&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe discusses how children learn about race and how parents can teach their children about race and ethnicity with <a href="">Erin Winkler</a>, associate professor of <a href="">Africology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee</a>, and <a href="">Madeleine Rogin</a>, a kindergarten teacher and <a href=" Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:46:47 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 23179 at Teaching Kids About Race Jim Gaffigan is Fat <div class="chat in"><div class="msg 1st">Comedian Jim Gaffigan started his career discussing life as a single guy in New York.&nbsp; Now Gaffigan is married and lives with his five kids in a two bedroom, five-floor walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:29:54 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 22315 at Jim Gaffigan is Fat Cyberbullying And Children On The Internet <p>While parents still worry about who their children are interacting with online, parents are focusing their concern now on how their children are represented online. Ben Kieffer talks with experts about the way children perceive the Internet and how their posts could affect their academic or professional future. Then Iowa school officials discuss efforts to prevent cyber bullying in Iowa.</p><p></p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:32:56 +0000 Ben Kieffer 11224 at Cyberbullying And Children On The Internet Early Voting Turnout And How Kids See The Election <div>Analysts are saying the outcome of this election hinges on one factor – turnout. Ben Kieffer talks with Iowa&nbsp;party officials across the state to&nbsp;find out what the major parties are doing to get out the vote.</div><div>Then, Greg Hamot a&nbsp;University of Iowa College of Education professor, and Rachel Willis, executive director at Kids Voting USA, talk about how kids perceive the candidates and the discussions parents can have with them&nbsp;about the election.</div><div></div><p></p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 19:40:03 +0000 Ben Kieffer 10279 at Early Voting Turnout And How Kids See The Election