women http://iowapublicradio.org en The Political Gap: Campaigning and Serving as a Woman http://iowapublicradio.org/post/political-gap-campaigning-and-serving-woman <p>Women currently make up 18.5 percent of the U.S. Congress. Yet Iowa is one of only two states that has never elected a woman to Congress nor had a female governor.</p><p>This hour, a look at the gender gap in politics – Why do women run for office less than their male counterparts? When they are in office, how do they govern?</p><p><em>Some highlights from today's guests:</em></p><p><strong>Three reasons for the gender gap in political ambition:</strong> from Jennifer Lawless, Director of the Women &amp; Politics Institute and Professor of Government at American University</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:57:48 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 39166 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Political Gap: Campaigning and Serving as a Woman Stalking, An Invisible Crime http://iowapublicradio.org/post/stalking-invisible-crime <p>River to River revisits the important subject of criminal stalking.</p><p>Though <a href="http://www.iowa.gov/government/ag/helping_victims/contents/stalking.html">stalking became a crime in the state of Iowa in 1994</a>, it’s a difficult charge since in many ways stalking is an “invisible" crime.&nbsp; Often, victims of stalking have a hard time proving they are being terrorized.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:57:17 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 33604 at http://iowapublicradio.org Stalking, An Invisible Crime Men Hold Two-Thirds of Management Jobs in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/men-hold-two-thirds-management-jobs-iowa <p></p><p>There are far more men than women in top management jobs in Iowa, according to a new report.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.americanprogressaction.org/">Center for American Progress Action Fund</a>, a liberal advocacy group, has released a <a href="http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/women/report/2013/09/25/74836/the-state-of-women-in-america/">&quot;State of Women in America&quot;</a> report. It found men hold 67 percent of managerial jobs in Iowa as top administrators in the public and private sectors.</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:44:44 +0000 IPR Staff 29673 at http://iowapublicradio.org Men Hold Two-Thirds of Management Jobs in Iowa Rural Iowa Women in the 1920s http://iowapublicradio.org/post/rural-iowa-women-1920s <p>Before the Great Depression there was the farm recession, and times were tough for farm families in Iowa. This hour, we focus on the lives of rural Iowa women in the early twentieth century.</p><p>Host Charity Nebbe talks with author Chris Baker about his grandmother, growing up in rural Davis County in the 1920s. Baker recently published a book including journal entries detailing her life. And, historians Dorothy Schwieder and Katherine Jellison help us understand the times.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:45:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Emily Woodbury 28637 at http://iowapublicradio.org Rural Iowa Women in the 1920s Madeleine Albright visits Cedar Rapids http://iowapublicradio.org/post/madeleine-albright-visits-cedar-rapids <p></p><p>As she led reporters around displays of the pins she wore during her career, it was as if Madeleine Albright were introducing old friends at a family reunion.</p><p>With each pin came a memory for the former Secretary of State; crucial diplomatic decisions, casual moments in the White House, and tense meetings with international heads of state… including Kim Jong-Il.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 May 2013 12:33:31 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 20978 at http://iowapublicradio.org Madeleine Albright visits Cedar Rapids Des Moines Register Columnist Rekha Basu http://iowapublicradio.org/post/des-moines-register-columnist-rekha-basu <p><span class="userContent">Des Moines Register columnist Rekha Basu </span>has written numerous columns over the years about the rights of women, their daily lives, and the lives of those whose stories often go unheard. Charity Nebbe talks with Basu about her new book "Finding Her Voice,"&nbsp; which is a collection of columns about the lives of women in the Midwest.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 17:30:39 +0000 Charity Nebbe 11618 at http://iowapublicradio.org Des Moines Register Columnist Rekha Basu After Controversy, Komen says "Race for the Cure" is Beginning to Rebound http://iowapublicradio.org/post/after-controversy-komen-says-race-cure-beginning-rebound <p>October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. And in cities across the country, crowds dressed in pink have been running and walking in the Race for the Cure. But some participants – and their dollars – have been missing from these fundraisers for the Susan G. Komen Foundation this year.</p><p>After a public outcry over a decision early this year to stop funding Planned Parenthood, the organization quickly reversed its position.</p><p>As Iowa Public Radio’s Sarah McCammon reports, Komen officials say participation is slowly coming back.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:47:43 +0000 Sarah McCammon 9955 at http://iowapublicradio.org After Controversy, Komen says "Race for the Cure" is Beginning to Rebound Gender and Presidential News Coverage http://iowapublicradio.org/post/gender-and-presidential-news-coverage <p>In an election cycle where many top policy concerns are labeled “women’s issues,” about three-quarters of newspapers’ presidential coverage is written by men according to <a href="http://www.4thestate.net/men-are-telling-the-stories-of-election-2012/" target="_blank">recent survey data</a> by the<a href="http://www.4thestate.net/" target="_blank"> Fourth Estate Project</a>. River to River hosts a panel of women journalists from news outlets across the state to find out why this is, and what its impact could be on the upcoming presidential election.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:06:44 +0000 Ben Kieffer 8483 at http://iowapublicradio.org Gender and Presidential News Coverage My Farm Roots: Rhonda McClure http://iowapublicradio.org/post/my-farm-roots-rhonda-mcclure <p><em>This is the seventh installment of My Farm Roots, Harvest Public Media’s series chronicling Americans’ connection to the land. </em><a href="http://www.harvestpublicmedia.org/myfarmroots"><em>Click here to explore more </em></a><a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/myfarmroots"><em>My Farm Roots </em></a><em>stories and to share your own.</em></p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 12:45:21 +0000 Grant Gerlock 6745 at http://iowapublicradio.org My Farm Roots: Rhonda McClure Reproductive Health Access a Challenge for Some Rural Iowa Women http://iowapublicradio.org/post/reproductive-health-access-challenge-some-rural-iowa-women <p>In recent months, several small-town Iowa reproductive health care clinics have closed. And now, more may be in danger. Bills introduced this month in Congress threaten to cut Title X funding, which provides for reproductive health care across the nation, and supplies it to places with few other options like rural Iowa.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:36:21 +0000 Clare Roth 5502 at http://iowapublicradio.org Reproductive Health Access a Challenge for Some Rural Iowa Women Women Take Over The Farm http://iowapublicradio.org/post/women-take-over-farm Transcript <p>GUY RAZ, HOST: <p>Staying in the middle of the country, you might have heard that America's farmers are getting older. Something else you probably know: women tend to outlive men. So do the math and what do you get? More women in charge of land and some who aren't really sure how to take care of it. So as Iowa Public Radio's Sarah McCammon reports, female conservationists are reaching out to this growing group.<p>SARAH MCCAMMON, BYLINE: Say you suddenly had 40 acres all yours. What would you do with it? Mon, 23 Apr 2012 02:23:00 +0000 Sarah McCammon 267 at http://iowapublicradio.org