Race http://iowapublicradio.org en How Education Fits Into the Poverty Trap http://iowapublicradio.org/post/how-education-fits-poverty-trap <p>The poverty rate of black Iowans is more than three times that of whites. For Hispanics, it is more than twice the poverty rate of whites.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:36:09 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 36768 at http://iowapublicradio.org How Education Fits Into the Poverty Trap Race and Identity in Media and Society http://iowapublicradio.org/post/race-and-identity-media-and-society <p>On this River to River program, host Ben Kieffer&nbsp;talks with NPR host and special correspondent Michele&nbsp;Norris who will discuss her <a href="http://theracecardproject.com/">Race Card Project</a> and how it has become much broader in scope since she launched it. Norris will be speaking Wednesday at Coe College.<br /><br />Then, a conversation with award-winning broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien about race and identity as reflected in the media.&nbsp;Her parents had to leave Maryland in 1958 to get married due to that state’s laws against interracial marriage.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:28:22 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 36131 at http://iowapublicradio.org Race and Identity in Media and Society Nell Irvin Painter on "The History of White People" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/nell-irvin-painter-history-white-people <p>Today on River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with two guests. First, he sits down with stef shuster, a Ph.D. candidate who specializes in medical sociology and gender. As part of the University of Iowa’s annual MLK Celebration of Human Rights, stef is giving a talk on “Building Positive Care Relationships Between Health Care Workers and Transgender Patients.”</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:29:49 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 35155 at http://iowapublicradio.org Nell Irvin Painter on "The History of White People" UNI Panel Explores Racial Questions in Trayvon Martin Case http://iowapublicradio.org/post/uni-panel-explores-racial-questions-trayvon-martin-case <p></p><p style="margin-left:4.5pt;"><a href="http://www.uni.edu/cme/staff">&nbsp;Dr. Michael Blackwell</a>, the University of Northern Iowa's Director for Multicultural Education, joins IPR's <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/people/sarah-mccammon">Sarah McCammon</a> to preview a<a href="http://www.uni.edu/adp/documents/Flyerfor9-11-13TheTrayvonMartincase2on1page.pdf"> panel discussion</a> at UNI on the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:55:55 +0000 Sarah McCammon 28901 at http://iowapublicradio.org UNI Panel Explores Racial Questions in Trayvon Martin Case Politics Day: U.S. Role In Syria Conflict http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-us-role-syria-conflict <p>President Obama is expected to highlight the Reverend Martin Luther King Junior’s economic agenda as he marks the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington. Today on River to River, Ben Kieffer hosts a discussion on how the President can successfully talk about race and class.</p><p>And, action against Syria for the use of chemical weapons seems more and more likely. We talk about the options with listeners and guests, Tim Hagle, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa, and Wayne Moyer, Rosenfield Professor of Political Science at Grinnell College.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:28:11 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 28201 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: U.S. Role In Syria Conflict Teaching Kids About Race http://iowapublicradio.org/post/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="http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/africology/faculty/winkler.cfm">Erin Winkler</a>, associate professor of <a href="http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/africology/">Africology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee</a>, and <a href="http://kto6gato.maker.good.is/projects/7998">Madeleine Rogin</a>, a kindergarten teacher and <a href="http://www.good.is/posts/wha Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:46:47 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 23179 at http://iowapublicradio.org Teaching Kids About Race Baseball: Past, Present, Future http://iowapublicradio.org/post/baseball-past-present-future <p>Marshalltown-native Toby Huss, plays the part of baseball scout Clyde Sukeforth in the new movie “42” – a film about baseball legend Jackie Robinson, the Major Leagues’ first black player in the modern era. Host Ben Kieffer talks with actor Toby Huss about his role, working with Harrison Ford in the film, and racism in the 1940’s.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:00:58 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Emily Woodbury & Ben Stanton 20518 at http://iowapublicradio.org Baseball: Past, Present, Future Interracial Marriage in the US http://iowapublicradio.org/post/interracial-marriage-us <p>Although <a href="http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0388_0001_ZO.html">interracial marriage has been fully legal in the United States since 1967,</a> these unions are still rare since <a href="http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/02/16/the-rise-of-intermarriage/">the overwhelming majority of&nbsp; Americans marry within their own race</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 16:45:02 +0000 Sarah Boden & Charity Nebbe 20314 at http://iowapublicradio.org Interracial Marriage in the US Diversity in Iowa Schools: It's a Small World After All http://iowapublicradio.org/post/diversity-iowa-schools-its-small-world-after-all <p></p><p></p><p>We've been hearing about some of the challenges with diversity in the Iowa City School District. There are other districts in Iowa with diversity policies, some of them much smaller.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two and a half hours from Iowa City is the town of&nbsp;</span>Postville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Postville made national news five years ago when the federal government&nbsp;raided the town's Hasidic owned meat packing plant and hundreds of undocumented workers were arrested.</span></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:44:39 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 17389 at http://iowapublicradio.org Diversity in Iowa Schools: It's a Small World After All Diversity in Iowa Schools: Won't You Be My Neighbor? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/diversity-iowa-schools-wont-you-be-my-neighbor <p></p><p></p><p>Yesterday we heard how the public outcry over the Iowa City School District Diversity policy continues to fuel a bitter debate in Iowa City. Like much of Iowa, Iowa City is facing a changing population and with that has comes a widening achievement gap. In the second part of a series about diversity in Iowa schools, reporter Sandhya Dirks takes a closer look at balancing school integration with divided neighborhoods and a new influx of residents.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:54:11 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 17324 at http://iowapublicradio.org Diversity in Iowa Schools: Won't You Be My Neighbor? Maid Narratives http://iowapublicradio.org/post/maid-narratives <p>Millions of readers were captivated by the relationships between African American maids and the white families they served in the novel, <em>The Help</em>. Now a new book tells the true stories of people who lived that reality. Host Charity Nebbe talks with the authors and some of the people featured in the book, <em>The Maid Narratives: Black Domestics and White Families in the Jim Crow South</em>.</p><p></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:06:41 +0000 Charity Nebbe 14514 at http://iowapublicradio.org Maid Narratives Inaugural Tuk Tuk Goose Race http://iowapublicradio.org/post/inaugural-tuk-tuk-goose-race <p>In India, motorized rickshaws serve as taxis for short trips. In America, these vehicles are rare but over the weekend you could see them in Iowa albeit for a different purpose. A Des Moines businessman organized a rickshaw race, called “Tuk Tuk Goose”.</p><p></p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 10:52:24 +0000 John Pemble 9938 at http://iowapublicradio.org Inaugural Tuk Tuk Goose Race Author David Bartemis and Race Across America http://iowapublicradio.org/post/author-david-bartemis-and-race-across-america <p>David Bartemis, a cancer survivor journeyed to climb Africa's highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro with the group “Above and Beyond Cancer.” Bartemis wrote about his experience with the 19 other cancer survivors 21 caregivers in the book, <em>We Call Her Kili</em>.</p><p>Talk of Iowa will also speak with cyclists of the <a href="http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/raam/raam.php?N_webcat_id=1" target="_blank">Race Across America</a>, an ultra marathon bicycle race across the United States, who hope to raise money for cancer research.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:17:06 +0000 Charity Nebbe 7515 at http://iowapublicradio.org Author David Bartemis and Race Across America