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Facing Eviction And Homelessness During A Pandemic

Cory Woodward
“When you’re already at the bottom of the totem pole, economically, people with less will find the hurt the most. If America has a cold, African Americans and blacks have pneumonia.” – Negus Imhotep+";s:3:"u

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with IPR state government reporter about the Iowa legislature's return to the Statehouse this week. Also, a conversation with Negus Imhotep about his work with Urban Dreams helping those who were in desperate straits even before these crises.


  • Katarina Sostaric, Iowa Public Radio state and government reporter   
  • Negus Imhotep, Des Moines Public School liaison and workforce development coordinator with Urban Dreams   
  • Mark Simmet, Iowa Public Radio Studio One host

Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River