Originally broadcast 01/28/2019
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We reported on a letter signed by 70 members of Congress, including Iowa’s three Democratic representatives, accusing the U.S. Department of Agriculture of "inappropriate overreach" for pushing the national 4-H youth organization to dump its LGBTQ policy. This was a followup of a Local Talk interview with John-Paul Chaisson Cardenas, the state 4-H Director, who lost his job because of this controversy. We heard more of this interview, along with statements from IA Representative Cindy Axne and the V.P. for Extension and Outreach at ISU.
Host, Gale Seiler, spoke with Randy Richardson, who reports on education bills in the Iowa Legislature for the group Iowans for Public Education. Crystal Davis from the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau told about events coming up in February in our area.