Clay Masters http://wfae.org en 'Made For This': The Rootless Life Of A Roving Musician http://wfae.org/post/made-rootless-life-roving-musician <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwSw17yPpng</p> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:59:00 +0000 Clay Masters 43269 at http://wfae.org 'Made For This': The Rootless Life Of A Roving Musician Iowa Opens The Doors To Medicaid Coverage, On Its Own Terms http://wfae.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 21:50:00 +0000 Clay Masters 41880 at http://wfae.org Iowa Opens The Doors To Medicaid Coverage, On Its Own Terms A Unique Digital Music Service, For Locals Only http://wfae.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 33831 at http://wfae.org A Unique Digital Music Service, For Locals Only William Tyler Speaks 'Truth' Through His Guitar http://wfae.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 33505 at http://wfae.org William Tyler Speaks 'Truth' Through His Guitar Iowa Rebrands Medicaid Coverage http://wfae.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 29125 at http://wfae.org A Married Duo Chases The Dream, Toddlers In Tow http://wfae.org/post/married-duo-chases-dream-toddlers-tow <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3OLRd0uheE</p> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 11:10:00 +0000 Clay Masters 19355 at http://wfae.org A Married Duo Chases The Dream, Toddlers In Tow Mississippi River Level Disrupts Supply Chain http://wfae.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 19094 at http://wfae.org Romney, Obama Divided On Wind Energy Tax Credit http://wfae.org/post/romney-obama-divided-wind-energy-tax-credit President Obama is headed to Iowa on Tuesday where he will likely talk about wind energy. The president says he'll continue tax credits for wind energy and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he won't. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:08:00 +0000 Clay Masters 3774 at http://wfae.org King, Vilsack Take House Battle To The Fairground http://wfae.org/post/king-vilsack-take-house-battle-iowa-state-fair One of the country's toughest congressional races is in Iowa between Republican Rep. Steve King and the state's former first lady, Christie Vilsack.<p>Iowa is losing a seat in the House after the election, due to redistricting. Now ultra-conservative King is facing a more moderate electorate as he runs in the newly redrawn 4<sup>th</sup> Congressional District against a political newcomer.<p>This week, King and Vilsack took their messages to the Iowa State Fair, a magnet for political candidates. Sat, 18 Aug 2012 10:31:00 +0000 Clay Masters 2933 at http://wfae.org King, Vilsack Take House Battle To The Fairground