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“We know the need is great in central Iowa when it comes to on-going food insecurity issues,” says David Loving, WOI’s GM, “and these two great organizations deserve our support for their efforts to make a real difference.”
KCCI, Hearst’s CBS affiliate in Des Moines, earned seven awards from the Iowa Broadcast News Association at the association’s annual awards banquet on April 18th.
”Everyone’s situation is unique, but no one should feel alone,” says Brian Sather, KCCI’s GM. “Our goal is to connect people with others who want to help.”
Since the beginning of the pandemic, food insecurity has doubled in general and tripled for households with children in Iowa. “The generosity of our viewers demonstrates the power of local broadcasters to help meet the critical needs in their communities,” said Brian Sather, KCCI’s general manager.
Tonight, KCCI is hosting a virtual forum with Black collegiate athletes in Iowa to share insights about the stereotypes and micro aggressions they face.
This forum marks one of the first times Iowa leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have sat down together for an extensive conversation on the racial inequality in Iowa they hope to change.
“Having grown up in rural Iowa, I am familiar with the practice of one neighbor helping another so I am not surprised by the generosity of Iowans and their desire to help their neighbors in need,” said Michelle Book, Food Bank of Iowa’s president.
They’re undecided Iowa voters about who to vote for in the upcoming Iowa Caucus that kicks off on Monday. They represent a cross-section of their community in age, race, gender and social economic standings. And they are sitting down with some Democratic candidates for a conversation on-camera from the studios at KCCI, the Hearst CBS affiliate in Des Moines. They ask their own questions. It’s personal, revealing, and to the point.
WHO-HD is packing up and hittin’ the road all this week for RVTV 2019, the station’s annual week-long Iowa/Iowa State tailgate party. “We never know quite what to expect, which is part of the fun,” said Keith Murphy, WHO-HD’s sports director.