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A collaboration among Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs including Community and Economic Development, Farm, Food, and Enterprise Development, and the Iowa Small Business Development Centers. Find show transcripts here.

Dec 21, 2020

Aubrey Alvarez, Executive Director of Eat Greater Des Moines, and Matt Unger, CEO of the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC), speak about the work their respective organizations do to combat food insecurity in Iowa, how they have been affected by COVID-19, and suggest ways in which other Iowans can help...


Dec 3, 2020

Jessica Dunker, President and CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association, returns to the program to speak about the state of the restaurant and bar industry, one of the hardest hit by this pandemic. Listen to Ms. Dunker speak about the dire situation facing many of these small business owners as we enter the winter and what...


Nov 17, 2020

Dawn Oliver Wiand, Executive Director of the Iowa Women's Foundation, speaks to host Steve Adams about her organization's work to help Iowa's women achieve self-sufficiency through access to quality, affordable childcare.


Nov 11, 2020

Today's guest is Jillian Herink, Executive Director of the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children, a non-profit organization which promotes high quality education for children from birth to age 8 by connecting practice, policy, and research. Ms. Herink connects the importance of quality childcare...


Nov 5, 2020

Today's guest is Ryan Page, Childcare Regulatory Program Manager and Team Lead for the Childcare Bureau under the Division of Adult, Children, and Family Services within the Iowa Department of Human Services. She speaks with host Steve Adams on the status of childcare in the state—especially the effect the pandemic...