PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2019.
Charter-school reforms are in the works; and green-card applicants face hurdles with new federal changes. (Broadcaster Note: Our 6-min. newscast now has an optional outcue at 3 minutes, "This is PNS.")
Des Moines, IA – Iowa has a new film star -- now playing in a field near you. Two friends from Yale University set out to make a documentary about the nation's food system and farm policy. The result is "King Corn," premiering in Iowa on November 7. The film's coproducer, Curt Ellis, says th
Des Moines, IA – October is "Domestic Violence Awareness Month," and it comes just in time to raise awareness of the fact that, for Iowa victims, there's not enough help to go around. In the last dozen years, 23,000 Iowans have sought assistance from the network of shelters around the state.
Des Moines, IA – The number of older Iowans attending community colleges is on the rise as baby boomers train for new careers after retirement. About 79 million of them will soon be retiring, but many want or need to find work, in order to stay active or provide a paycheck. Drew Gocken, dean
Des Moines, IA - More women in Iowa are having babies by cesarean section, and an effort is underway to reduce those numbers. The latest statistics (from 2005) show cesarean births accounted for more than 26 percent of deliveries in the state, a jump of nearly six percent from the previous year. A
Every estimate done by state officials forecasts a huge worker shortage in Iowa in just the next five years. Students beginning classes in the next few weeks at community colleges across the state will likely be the first ones tapped for those jobs. Des Moines Area Community College president, Rob D
Carroll, IA - The Des Moines Area Community College campus at Carroll is offering a unique sociology course for students. Instead of being cooped up in a classroom all day, instructor Mark Maggio gives his students a direct understanding of today's most pressing social problems. “We try to p