Courtesy of Iowa Public Radio, “Nearly 1000 Refugees Have Settled in Iowa So Far This Year,” River to River, Iowa Public Radio, 7 October 2016
This Iowa Public Radio broadcast is about how nearly 1000 refugees have been resettled in Iowa in 2016. Larry Bartlett, Director of Admissions for the U.S. State Department, says that while these new Iowans come from all over the world, the one thing they have in common is that they were forced to leave their homes. During this “River to River” interview, host Ben Kieffer speaks with Bartlett about refugee settlement in Iowa.
- Where and why are refugees coming from when they are resettling in Iowa?
- What evidence in the text explains what is meant by “a common story in a refugee’s life?”
- After listening, how supportive is Iowa in welcoming refugees?
- What organizations in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids are available to help refugees?
“Nearly 1000 Refugees Have Settled in Iowa So Far This Year,” River to River, Iowa Public Radio, 7 October 2016. Courtesy of Iowa Public Radio