State Bills: Sentence Reduction and High School Dropouts

Pat Schlarbaum, KHOI’s environmental reporter, explains that we are hearing coyotes because their mating season has started. He describes various wild canines returning to our area.

State Senator Steve Sodders explains several senate bills he is sponsoring, to reduce criminal punishment for small amounts of marijuana, He discusses factors including cost, the individual, recidivism, and racial disparities in incarceration.

Yonus Michaels, Director of Alternative Learning Programs for the Ames Community School District,discussed dropout prevention and alternatives to traditional high school, in light of Bill 1138 being introduced by State Senator Herman Quirmbach, to raise the compulsory school age to 18.

Listen Here Now Originally broadcast 03/02/2015
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