bullying http://iowapublicradio.org en Governor Branstad to Sign Bills on Cannabis Oil and HIV Transmission, but REAP Funding in Question http://iowapublicradio.org/post/governor-branstad-sign-bills-cannabis-oil-and-hiv-transmission-reap-funding-question <p>A bill legalizing the possession and medical use of cannabis oil for epilepsy patients passed the Iowa House and Senate.&nbsp; But will the Governor sign it?&nbsp; In this News Buzz edition of the show, Host Ben Kieffer talks with Governor Terry Branstad about the loose ends from the 2014 legislative session and which bills will or will not gain his signature.</p><p></p><p><br />&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 19:04:55 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 41122 at http://iowapublicradio.org Governor Branstad to Sign Bills on Cannabis Oil and HIV Transmission, but REAP Funding in Question Creating Unity Through Music http://iowapublicradio.org/post/creating-unity-through-music <p>Peter Yarrow rose to fame in the 1960’s as one third of the folk trio, “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The group was known for their political activism as much as they were known for their music. Yarrow says it wasn't the music that motivated him. “It wasn’t just about the music, it was about its ability to unite people in common cause.”</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 17:54:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Lindsey Moon 40285 at http://iowapublicradio.org Creating Unity Through Music Price Tag for Bullying Bill Debated http://iowapublicradio.org/post/price-tag-bullying-bill-debated <p>A bill on Governor Branstad’s to-do list is sparking controversy&nbsp; at the statehouse.&nbsp; The bill addresses the problem of bullying in the schools,&nbsp; especially as it occurs on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; But how much money to spend on the&nbsp; problem remains a stumbling block.&nbsp;&nbsp; Also,&nbsp; a coalition of&nbsp; conservative House Republicans has its&nbsp; own ideas. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:26:06 +0000 Joyce Russell 38475 at http://iowapublicradio.org Price Tag for Bullying Bill Debated Anti-Bullying and Rural Broadband Bills on Rocky Ground http://iowapublicradio.org/post/anti-bullying-and-rural-broadband-bills-rocky-ground <p></p><p>There are a number of signs that things are wrapping up much earlier this year at the Iowa statehouse. Republican and Democratic Leaders in the House and Senate say they are well ahead of schedule and there’s a few issues shaking out that will likely be fodder in 2014 campaigns.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:50:14 +0000 Clay Masters & Joyce Russell 38014 at http://iowapublicradio.org Anti-Bullying and Rural Broadband Bills on Rocky Ground Bullying Bill Moving Forward, Funding and Cyber-bullying are Sticking Points http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bullying-bill-moving-forward-funding-and-cyber-bullying-are-sticking-points <p>Republican Governor Terry Branstad identified legislation to combat bullying as one of his top priorities for this legislative session.&nbsp; However, a bill has stalled in the Iowa House, bogged down by 17 amendments.&nbsp; Concerns have arisen in the Republican-controlled chamber over whether schools should be responsible for bullying that occurs online or off school grounds.&nbsp; In his weekly news conference Monday, Governor Branstad said he plans to talk with Iowa House members about moving the legislation forward.&nbsp; In the meantime, a bill is advancing in the Democratically-contr Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:26:11 +0000 Clay Masters & Katherine Perkins 37343 at http://iowapublicradio.org Bullying Bill Moving Forward, Funding and Cyber-bullying are Sticking Points Bullying Prevention Views Differ http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bullying-prevention-views-differ <p>Students, teachers, and other school personnel turned out in Des Moines Monday for Governor Branstad’s&nbsp;second&nbsp;Bullying Prevention Summit. &nbsp; &nbsp;The &nbsp;governor &nbsp;vowed to strengthen state law to combat &nbsp;bullying online.&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;But &nbsp;not everyone &nbsp;agrees. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 03:48:42 +0000 Joyce Russell 31631 at http://iowapublicradio.org Bullying Prevention Views Differ Combating Bullying of Gay Youth in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/combating-bullying-gay-youth-iowa <p></p><p></p><p>Same sex marriage is legal in Iowa and it appears to be gaining acceptance. A Supreme Court justice who was part of the ruling that paved the way for same-sex marriage was retained in a heated campaign this year. But advocates for gay teens say bullying is still a problem in schools.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:23:30 +0000 Clay Masters 12115 at http://iowapublicradio.org Combating Bullying of Gay Youth in Iowa Back-to-school: Digital Learning and Bully Prevention http://iowapublicradio.org/post/back-school-digital-learning-and-bully-prevention <P>On today’s "River to River", we’re taking a look at&nbsp; how digital technology is revamping the way today’s students learn. Many districts are renting out laptops to students and doing away with the traditional textbook model of learning. Then, we speak with several experts on how bullying can be prevented in Iowa’s schools and communities.</P> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:43:31 +0000 Ben Kieffer 6462 at http://iowapublicradio.org Back-to-school: Digital Learning and Bully Prevention Bullying http://iowapublicradio.org/post/bullying <p>A 14-year old Iowa boy was laid to rest this week, after family members say he was bullied online and at school. The death of Kenneth Weishuhn comes as the new film,<em> Bully,</em> opens in Des Moines. The documentary follows another student, Alex, who was bullied at his middle school in Sioux City. Ben talks with the filmmakers about the film, about bullying and what can be done to stop it.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 18:33:29 +0000 Ben Kieffer 219 at http://iowapublicradio.org