Author Archives: Trish Nelson

Andrew Yang Calls For Human-Centered Capitalism

NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo will host the first 2020 presidential primary debate in June of 2019. This is the second in a series of BFIA’s coverage and commentary of the announcement speeches by the declared Democratic candidates for president … Continue reading

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Celebrate Earth Day – Help Get Rid Of Glyphosate In Our Food

Action alert from Iowa Public Interest Research Group: Monsanto’s Roundup is turning up everywhere. And that’s a big problem, since the evidence linking its ingredients to serious health problems, including cancer, is piling up. The commonly-used herbicide’s main active ingredient, … Continue reading

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Plastic Pollution: How You Can Help

Earth Day action alert from Iowa Public Interest Research Group The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now 11 times the size of Iowa — and it isn’t going away on its own. The plastic we’re producing isn’t just polluting our … Continue reading

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Barr Helped Cover Up Iran-Contra

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Grassley And Ernst Must Go

Alert from Progress Iowa Ernst, Grassley Introduce Bill to Resurrect Health Plans With Long History of Fraud That Sidestep Vital Protections Des Moines, Iowa — Senate Republicans, led by Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, introduced a bill yesterday that … Continue reading

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President Pete Has A Ring To It

NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo will host the first 2020 presidential primary debate in June of 2019. This is the first in a series of BFIA’s coverage and commentary of the announcement speeches by the declared Democratic candidates for president … Continue reading

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Iowa In The Bull’s Eye Of Climate Change

Senator Joe Bolkcom speaks on the floor of the senate about the effects of climate change in Iowa. Watch the 11-minute video for even more sobering climate change information specific to our state. “Iowa’s weather and climate have changed right … Continue reading

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Progress Iowa Conducts Study Of Local Media

Kudos to  Progress Iowa for focusing on our problematic media. These are important findings. Once again, research confirming the obvious. Latino, Native, Asian and African American Iowans Have Been Left Off Iowa Public Television’s ‘Iowa Press’ in 2019 With caucus … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan On The Dumbing Down Of America

We are here. The dumbing down of America is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media…  – Carl Sagan

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Iowa GOP’s Secret Flood Recovery Plan

Iowa Senate Democrats: “When will the state of Iowa respond to the historic flooding in western Iowa? So far, Republicans have rejected every proposal and offered none of their own.”

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