Dean Borg

Correspondent

Dean Borg is an Iowa City based correspondent for Iowa Public Radio. He joined IPR in 2000, but his broadcast news career began at WOI Radio as an Iowa State University student.  Later in Cedar Rapids, he led a 32-person news, sports, weather and farm radio and television staff for The WMT Stations. His experience includes daily coverage of the Iowa General Assembly, news and documentary reports from South Vietnam and the Paris Peace Talks, moderating nationally televised presidential candidate debates, and interviewing every President since John F. Kennedy.

He holds journalism and political science degrees from Iowa State and The University of Iowa. ISU conferred its Distinguished Achievement Citation to him, the highest award given to alumni.  He is also the winner of lifetime achievement awards from The Iowa Broadcast News Association and the Northwest Broadcast News Association.

Dean's favorite public radio program is Car Talk.

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Lake MacBride - Controversy on the...
11:00 pm
Mon April 11, 2011

Lake MacBride - Controversy on the Water

Lake MacBride, lying between Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, provides swimming, sail and paddle-boating and fishing recreation for thousands of people. But Lake MacBride is also at the center of a long-standing dispute among those using the lake in northern Johnson County. Iowa Public Radio’s Dean Borg reports.

News
11:00 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Hybrid School Buses

News
11:00 pm
Sun September 26, 2010

More Iowa Babies Surviving First Year of Life

Overall, the outlook for a baby born in Iowa surviving to its first birthday is among the best in the nation.But even as health officials are celebrating Iowa's relatively low rate of infant mortality, there are lingering concerns about some demographic groups.

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News
11:00 pm
Thu September 2, 2010

Rural Schools Scrambling To Meet Education Standards

As Iowa's population is shifting from rural to urban, the schools they're leaving behind are partnering to provide educational excellence while remaining fiscally solvent.

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Education
11:00 pm
Wed June 16, 2010

Iowa Searches for Education Director

Iowa's Department of Education is without a permanent director. Education leaders are suggesting what should be considered in hiring a new director.

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News
11:00 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Iowa City Confronts Alcohol Abuse Culture

A coalition of Iowa City and University of Iowa leaders is forging strategies for changing an evolving culture of alcohol abuse in that community.

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Education
11:00 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

ACT Testing Kids

ACT -- known for its college entrance exams -- is also testing children as young as 10-years old.

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Education
11:00 pm
Sun March 21, 2010

Revenue Woes Jeopardizing Teacher Pay Gains

Iowa teachers are quickly closing pay gaps with educators in other states. Iowa Governor Chet Culver is citing National Education Association statistics showing Iowa teachers average pay is now 26th best in the nation….jumping from 37th a year ago.But the ISEA teachers union and some state legislators fear the gains are eroding.

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