To The Point, with Beth Malicki
Sometimes a news story is too big to fit into a newscast.
Join KCRG-TV9's Beth Malicki as she digs deeper into local news with those closest to the story to find the answers you want.
You'll hear from city, community and business leaders to learn what action they're taking.
You'll find out what's happening now and how you can make a difference.
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To The Point
The latest snow storm and the floods of 2008 are just part of a growing trend of extreme weather because of climate change. That's according to a new study the previous legislature ordered. Hear from two University Professors, Jerry Schnoor and Peter ...Read More
Mayor Pro-Tem Monica Vernon talks about the May special election to extend the LOST for 20 years. Tariq Balouch of the Cedar Rapids Water Treatment Plant and Bruce Jacobs of Cedar Rapids Utilities talk about UV treatment and fluoride levels in the wa ...Read More
The new director of the Iowa Department of Education, Jason Glass, talks about what he wants to reform about the state's system of teaching and learning. The Christian Science Monitor named Glass as one of the eight top reformers in education to watc ...Read More
The Linn County Sheriff talks about the changes to the state's gun law. We look at exactly what's changed and why so many sheriff's are concerned that people can carry a gun without ever practicing on a shooting range. And the Cedar Rapids Police Ch ...Read More
The Cedar Rapids school district is the second biggest in the state, but it's shrinking. And African-American 4th graders score about 30 points lower on standardized tests then their Caucasian classmates. Superintendent Dave Benson talks about closin ...Read More
The man who will be leading the Iowa House in 2011 wants to bring more jobs to Iowa, and reduce the size of government and get rid of gay marriage. Rep. Kraig Paulsen of Hiawatha sits down with Beth Malicki and talks about what he wants to change whe ...Read More
What parents, educators and the community needs to know.
One out of five Cedar Rapids high school students doesn't graduate. That's worse than the state's dropout rate, and the district is focused on doing something about it. Two educators are ta ...Read More
The vote ousting three Iowa Supreme Court Justices leaves a lot of questions. We delve into the election and fallout. And Iowans pay less of their income in taxes than they did 10 years ago. We'll talk about that study from the Iowa Policy Project.
Iowans have never elected a woman into the governor's position, US Senate or US House. A new effort hopes to change that, and have women represent 50% of political offices in the state. We talk with women in politics who are recruiting the next fem ...Read More
In the first part of "To the Point" Beth talks with the case manager at the Willis Dady Emergency Shelter about the Obama Administration's plan to end homelessness in ten years.
In the second part Beth talks to the Better Business Bureau about w ...Read More