We spoke with people involved with Story County Youth Philianthopists, (SCYP) who recently announced the ten winners of their annual awards. We learned the history and purpose of this organization as well as the kinds of activities it fosters. Two of these young philanthropists told us about the grants they recently awarded and Suzie Shierholz of Ames Community Foundation rounded out the story.
The second part of the program was a live discussion with Betsy Mayfield who collected 500 signatures promoting a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour by means of social media. This action began with a house party instigated by Democracy by American to watch Robert Reich's film, Inequality for All. Her discussion of her worldwide experience visiting countries with greater or less economic inequality was followed by the presentation of the petition to State Senator Herman Quirmbach.
- Story County Community Foundation
- Story County Youth Philathopists
- Democracy for America
Originally broadcast 03/24/2014
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