In The Life Of A Hula DancerEkiwah Dunn Young interviewed his mom Ilima Young-Dunn about life as a hula dancer. She has been dancing for more than 20 years.
Morse Code: VietnamIn this interview, Emmett Apana-Stipe's grandpa Mel Apana shares his experience as a Morse code interpreter in Vietnam.
Life of a PharmacistHayden Batt interviewed his grandpa Fred Miller about his life as a pharmacist and a medic in World War II. Over 80 years later, he gives us deep insight about this unique life.
A POW In World War IIKate Friedman interviewed her grandpa Bill Kees about his dad being a prisoner of war (POW) in World War II. His story starts when he is about to jump out of a plane.
In The Life Of A TherapistIn this interview, Jane Gilmore asks Jennifer Gilmore about her job working as a therapist. It was different from her old job of being a social worker.
Six StrokesIn this interview, Katie Brogan interviews Tom Brogan about his very traumatic incident. He claims that he is still very grateful to still be alive. Listen to this podcast to get the full story.
The Life Of A DoctorThis story is about Megan Green interviewing her dad Tom Green about his years becoming a doctor. He talked about how COVID-19 has affected his job.
IPR: Report for America Host Newsroom
Iowa Public Radio is a member newsroom of Report for America (RFA), a national service program that places reporters across the country so they may cover underrepresented communities and topics. It is an initiative from the nonprofit media organization The GroundTruth Project. It combines a generation of emerging journalists with the important work of local newsrooms. RFA has placed more than 200 journalists in beats in 46 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.
All RFA corps members are required to volunteer their time to help develop the next generation of young journalists. IPR's corps member Kassidy Arena worked with middle school students from Main Street School in Norwalk, Iowa on their "Collecting History" projects.
I was introduced to Main Street School through a colleague at Iowa Public Radio. When I met with my cooperating teacher, I knew working with middle school students would be a great way to not only help train the next generation of young journalists, but also to introduce journalism as a future career interest.
It was such an amazing opportunity to watch these young, inspired journalists develop their skills and ultimately produce a great year-long project. The students and I decided a collection of StoryCorps-like pieces would be a strong way to showcase their interviewing, story structure and producing skills. Every day, these talented students worked hard to make sure they could turn in the best possible product. I couldn't be more proud of their dedication and aspirations to become the next generation of truth-seekers.