4-H LGBTQ Controversy, Emergency Management

The show opened with the news roundup from across the state. Host, Gale Seiler, interviewed John-Paul Chaisson Cardenas about his dismissal, by ISU Extension and Outreach, as state director of youth development for 4-H. His dismissal was related to an LGBTQ inclusivity statement for 4H, which was opposed by conservative groups. Reporting by the Des Moines Register revealed that members of the Trump administration pushed the national 4-H organization to withdraw the policy—a move that Cardenas resisted, resulting in his firing. We also heard from Daniel Hoffman-Zinnel, the Executive Director of One Iowafor his perspective on this situation. In the last part of the show, Keith Morgan was here for his monthly segment. He talked about work that was done this past year and initiatives to come in 2019.


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Originally broadcast 01/14/2019
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