Privatized Medicaid Endangers People With Disabilities, Culture Shift is happening in Ames, Rowena Stevens Championed Voting Rights for Women

Dennis Hart gives a roundup of this week's local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

Waverly Iowa resident Jenn Wolf describes the press conference held last Wednesday in the Iowa Statehouse in Des Moines by the Iowa Chapter of the United Spinal Association, including 10 people in wheelchairs. They were signaling a new level of grassroots advocacy and awareness about proper care for people with disabilities and the hardships being experienced by the disability community since the privatization of Medicaid in Iowa. She explains the foremost problems being experienced.

KHOI intern Tre Moore presents another "Ames Untold" story about one ISU student's experience of Ames' cultural shift towards diversity

and inclusion of new types of people.

Alex Fejfar, Research and Exhibits Manager for Ames History Center, tells the story of Rowena Stevens, who lived in Ames and Boone and is remembered for her work on voting rights for women, including organizing the first march for women,s voting rights in the country. There will be a lecture on hers and her husband's lives on March 26 at 7:00 PM at the Ames Public Library.


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Originally broadcast 03/15/2019
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