Clay Masters http://kccu.org en Iowa Opens The Doors To Medicaid Coverage, On Its Own Terms http://kccu.org/post/iowa-opens-doors-medicaid-coverage-its-own-terms At the Central Iowa Shelter and Services in Des Moines, Iowa, health insurance navigator Andrea Pearce stood in a crowded dining hall on a recent day, shouting instructions on how residents can sign up for Medicaid.<p>"If you do not have insurance and you want to enroll and you have an e-mail address where you know the password," she said, "come to the computer lab we will guide you through the application."<p>Jerry Gross enthusiastically darted to the front of the line. This tall 56-year-old carries just a duffle bag and his winter coat. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 21:21:00 +0000 Clay Masters 47902 at http://kccu.org Iowa Opens The Doors To Medicaid Coverage, On Its Own Terms A Unique Digital Music Service, For Locals Only http://kccu.org/post/library-turns-local-scene Iowa City librarian Jason Paulios pulls out his smartphone, enters his library-card number and begins downloading an album by local metal band Blizzard at Sea.<p>"So it's extracting now," he says, eyes on the screen. "It's at about 90 percent."<p>The download takes about five minutes to complete. Paulios says it's a great way to check out local music: You could be waiting for a concert to start, download an album by the band you're about to see and then listen to it on the way home.<p>This is the Iowa City Library Local Music Project. Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:11:00 +0000 Clay Masters 40365 at http://kccu.org A Unique Digital Music Service, For Locals Only William Tyler Speaks 'Truth' Through His Guitar http://kccu.org/post/william-tyler-speaks-truth-through-his-guitar <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v74m9xomCys</p> Sat, 17 Aug 2013 06:03:00 +0000 Clay Masters 40033 at http://kccu.org William Tyler Speaks 'Truth' Through His Guitar Iowa Rebrands Medicaid Coverage http://kccu.org/post/iowa-rebrands-medicaid-coverage Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The Republican governor of Iowa is one of the longest serving in U.S. history. And with a election campaign coming up next year, he's suddenly taken a keen interest in making one controversial part of Obamacare work. That's the expansion of Medicaid, something some states are still deciding whether or not to do. Iowa Public Radio's Clay Masters has more.<p>CLAY MASTERS, BYLINE: For months now, Iowa Republican Governor Terry Branstad has come out adamantly against accepting federal dollars to expand Medicaid. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 09:23:00 +0000 Clay Masters 35761 at http://kccu.org Mississippi River Level Disrupts Supply Chain http://kccu.org/post/mississippi-river-level-disrupts-supply-chain Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>And I'm Renee Montagne. Good morning.<p>The drought is hurting farming operations in much of the Midwest and Southwest, and its next possible victim: barge traffic on the Mississippi River. There were fears that shipping on this crucial cargo route could come to a halt as early as this week, when water levels reach historic lows. But the Army Corps of Engineers says the river will likely stay open for shipping at least until the end of the month. Wed, 09 Jan 2013 09:46:00 +0000 Clay Masters 26137 at http://kccu.org