Episode 54: Ericka Andersen Shares Husband’s Story of Overcoming Poverty and Childhood Neglect

On the Caffeinated Thoughts Podcast, Shane Vander Hart speaks with Ericka Andersen, author of author of Leaving Cloud 9: The True Story of a Life Resurrected from the Ashes of Poverty, Trauma, and Mental Illness.

Combating the Opioid Crisis

Congressman David Young (R-Iowa): Chances are you or someone you know has been affected by the opioid epidemic ravaging our country. It affects everyone regardless of gender, race, age, economic status, or where you live.

Opioids, Welfare, & Entitlements

Steven Holt: Week 6 of the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session saw the advancement of Opioid legislation in the House, the unveiling of Governor Kim Reynolds’ tax reform package and a bill to begin moving Iowa toward entitlement reform that reduces fraud and encourages a return to the private sector.

Video & Transcript: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ 2018 Condition of the State

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds focused on water quality, tax reform, ending sexual harassment, investing in small-town Iowa, Medicaid, mental health, opioid addiction, education spending, and career readiness as she laid out her agenda for the 2018 legislative session.

Priorities and Opportunities for the 2018 Iowa Legislative Session

The second year of the 87th Iowa General Assembly begins Monday, January 8th.  State Representative Steven Holt (R-Denison) highlights what he believes will be the main priorities this session.

Opioids: A Growing Crisis of Addiction

Steven Holt: In the coming legislative session we will work with Governor Kim Reynolds to find ways to fight this growing public health hazard.

Iowa Communities Serve As Examples in Battling Opioid Crisis

Congressman David Young (R-IA): Residents of Bridgewater showed communities can have a significant effect on the opioid crisis affecting the entire country.