Sarah McCammon

Sarah McCammon worked for Iowa Public Radio as Morning Edition Host from January 2010 until December 2013.

Pages

5:42pm

Tue July 21, 2015
Politics

Donald Trump Shows No Signs Of Backing Down After McCain Comments

Originally published on Wed July 22, 2015 6:07 am

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Read more

4:32pm

Mon June 1, 2015
Politics

Sen. Lindsay Graham Enters Crowded Field Of GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Originally published on Mon June 1, 2015 10:46 pm

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Transcript

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

Read more

5:19pm

Fri May 15, 2015
Energy

'Not On My Land': Southern Residents Fight Building Of Palmetto Pipeline

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:58 pm

Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

3:42am

Mon March 23, 2015
U.S.

Census Bureau Tests New Online Survey In Small Towns Ahead Of 2020

Originally published on Mon March 23, 2015 10:08 am

The nation is halfway between census years. The next decennial U.S. Census is coming up in 2020. And for the first time, it'll be offered online. That means census officials have lots of work to do to make sure no one is left behind.

For several months this year, the Rev. Thurmond Tillman has been working for the Census Bureau. His main gig is at First African Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga., where's he's been a pastor for more than 30 years.

The sun isn't quite up, but Tillman is already on the road. He crisscrosses coastal Georgia and South Carolina in his black sedan.

Read more

3:43am

Fri May 9, 2014
Education

Books With Gay Themes Put S.C. Colleges' Funding At Risk

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 3:26 pm

Protesters at the College of Charleston rally against proposed state budget cuts on April 21.
Alice Keeney Getty Images

House lawmakers in South Carolina have voted to slash funding for two of the state's largest public colleges in retaliation for the introduction of books with gay themes into the schools' freshman reading programs.

Read more

3:42pm

Wed November 27, 2013
Shots - Health News

In Rural Iowa, Distance Makes Health Care Sign-Ups A Challenge

Originally published on Mon December 2, 2013 10:05 am

Insurance help isn't easy to find in many Iowa counties.
iStockphoto

Broadlawns Medical Center has been serving low-income residents of Des Moines, Iowa, and the surrounding countryside for decades. Now there's a twist in Broadlawns' mission as a public hospital: helping people sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

On a recent Saturday morning, Jerrine Sanford traveled half an hour from the small town of Runnells to get her insurance questions answered at a hospital-run event.

Sanford, 47, is out of work because of a back injury. She's worried about the law's requirement that everyone have health insurance or pay a penalty.

Read more

5:09pm

Mon January 28, 2013
Environment

The Silver Lining In Drought: 5 Upsides To Rain-Free Weather

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 6:23 pm

iStockphoto.com

Drought is mostly seen as a bad thing — and for good reason. It dries up crops, destroys landscaping and stops ships from moving. But even the lack of rain clouds has a bright side.

Good For Grapes

Last summer it seemed like all Midwestern farmers were upset over the lack of rain. But not all of them were; those growing grapes were embracing the drought.

Read more

5:23pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Election 2012

Ron Paul Backers Still Working, Just Not For Romney

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 8:08 pm

Transcript

LYNN NEARY, HOST:

Early on in the election cycle, some voters were fired up about a candidate we haven't heard a lot from since the Republican primary. That's Ron Paul. The Texas congressman ran for the GOP nomination with a strong libertarian platform. He has not endorsed Mitt Romney. And in some places, including Iowa, his supporters are still involved but not on behalf of Romney. As we hear from Sarah McCammon of Iowa Public Radio, they're keeping their focus close to home.

Read more

5:14am

Mon October 29, 2012
Business

Months After Scandal, Komen Still Sees Declines

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 6:45 am

In the months since the controversy over the Susan G. Komen Foundation's shifting position on funding for Planned Parenthood, the organization has seen a decline in fundraising and attendance at its main event, annual races held around the country to raise money for breast cancer prevention and treatment.

5:46pm

Sun October 21, 2012
It's All Politics

On The Trail In Iowa, The 'Death Tax' Gets New Life

Aides tack up an American flag to a barn at the James Koch farm in Van Meter, Iowa, on Oct. 9, ahead of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's arrival for a rally.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

Pages