The first half of this program concentrates on immigration issues from a local perspective. Kay Puttock interviews Rick Exner, Communications Coordinator of the Immigration Committee of AMOS (A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy) about local efforts to improve communication and understanding between immigrants and longer-term residents and also with local law enforcement. Then there is a clip from an earlier interview with County Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald, about relations among the immigrant community, AMOS, and law enforcement. In the second half of the program you can learn about local opportunities to nurture your own creativity, from interviews with Clair Williams, Publisher at Creative Artists' Studios of Ames CASA and with Maureen Seamonds, who tells us about the Winter Weekend Retreat hosted by Legacy Learning in the Boone River Valley.
Online Information Sources:
- Creative Artists' Studios of Ames CASA
- Legacy Learning in the Boone River Valley
Originally broadcast 12/21/2015
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