This week, Mark Simon and Emmy Liederman are joined by Kassidy Arena, a reporter for Iowa Public Radio and a product of the Report For America program.

Kassidy talked about her radio career and the work she does covering issues impacting Iowa’s growing Latino community. She also discussed her background as a journalist and how she didn’t think she would go into radio because she was hard of hearing, but was able to carve a path that led to her current position.

Kassidy also continued discussions we’ve had on previous episodes regarding building trust in your sources and reporting for people rather than at them. She also gave her thoughts on the value of the Report for America program and Iowa Public Radio, and paid tribute to a recently deceased colleague in the industry.

Mark and Emmy then discussed Kassidy’s interview. Mike Fabey provided this week’s tribute to Dr. Cole.

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