The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch.org invites you to an evening of live storytelling featuring military service veterans’ true stories on Thursday, Nov. 9, starting at 7 p.m. The event will be at Old Brick, 26 E. Market St., Iowa City and co-sponsored by AARP Iowa and Iowa Public Radio. Guests will have the chance to learn about the diverse experiences of six service veterans who will tell their stories. The event is modeled after the National Public Radio program, The Moth. Guests also will be able to enjoy free food, beverages and activities centering on the program’s title, “Roll Call: Veterans Share Their True Stories.” Charity Nebbe of Iowa Public Radio will be the evening’s host.
Iowa Public Radio examined the importance of investigative journalism, nationally and in Iowa, during its Tuesday, Feb. 23, “River to River” program and included IowaWatch Executive Director-Editor Lyle Muller, IowaWatch board member Andy Hall and Jason Clayworth, investigative reporter at The Des Moines Register, in the conversation.
State legislators are expected to consider a bill to ease parts of a controversial Iowa law allowing
imprisonment of HIV-infected people for up to 25 years if they don’t reveal their condition
before having “intimate contact” with another person.
Around 2,000 Iowans are HIV positive, and many feel an intense stigma living in a state where relatively few people have the virus. Three HIV positive Iowans share their stories and their opinions about Iowa Code 709 – “Criminal Transmission of HIV.”