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The Business of Worker Safety with Rep. Ras Smith

Insight On Business the News Hour

If you missed our exclusive interview with Rep. Ras Smith (D-Waterloo) this past Sunday on News/Talk 1540 KXEL here is that conversation. Rep. Smith tells us he is committed to providing for worker safety in Iowa and to that end is preparing legislation for consideration. We talk about the plight of "essential workers", COVID19, OSHA and why business, for productivity and profit, should be paying attention to worker health and safety.  Thanks for listening!  The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFM, Podbean, iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.


1 Mar 2021

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Rep. Ras Smith: Unity comes with accountability

The Daily Dome

Josh talks to Rep. Ras Smith (D-Black Hawk) about the voter rights bill, how to work in the minority, and the Iowa Workers Bill of Rights he is co-sponsoring this week. Links Iowa Workers Bill of Rights Follow. Rep. Smith on Twitter--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/daily-dome/message


28 Feb 2021

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Rep. Dustin Hite and Rep. Ras Smith

Iowa Press

On this edition of Iowa Press, Rep. Dustin Hite (R-New Sharon), chair of the House Education Committee, and Rep. Ras Smith (D-Waterloo), ranking member of the House Education Committee, discuss funding and other education-related legislation as Iowa schools continue to deal with challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.

12 Feb 2021

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Finding Common Ground with Ras Smith, Josh Reeves, and Linda Rengel

Mile Hi Church Podcast

See and hear the reminders all around that call us to see eye to eye. It is time to hear the clarion call to be truly one and find common ground beyond our differences.


25 Jun 2020

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Protests & Policing with Rep. Ras Smith

The Daily Dome

The Iowa legislature is back after a 3 month hiatus due to COVID-19 and we're right back with them. Paige talks to Rep. Ras Smith (D-Waterloo) about the protests in Waterloo over the death of George Floyd and police brutality and the legislation to reform police departments he'll be announcing on June 4th. Links: Rep. Smith's legislator page Follow Rep. Smith on Twitter--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/daily-dome/message


4 Jun 2020

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S1 E16: Ras Smith - It's Normal Not to be Normal

Letters from the Lunchroom

Letters from the Lunchroom is a podcast that shows you a new side of Communities In Schools of Mid-America, a non-profit which provides support services for at-risk students. As someone who has worked with non-profits for the past 10 years, Victoria Partridge knows that people who engage with non-profits have a story to tell, and she wants to hear that story. From students to staff members, and alumni to volunteers, Victoria connects with people of all backgrounds to discover the journey they took which brought them to Communities In Schools. Join us in the lunchroom to hear these stories, which are always touching, occasionally heart-breaking, and often surprising. In this episode, we talk with Ras Smith of Waterloo, Iowa. Ras was previously a Site Coordinator for Communities In Schools of Mid-America before transitioning to a consultant role when he took on the responsibilities of Iowa State Representative for House District 62. Ras shares the differences in these two ways of working with CIS of Mid-America, as well as the ways in which is life turned out very different from what he imagined growing up. Want to be a guest on the show and share your own story? Contact Victoria at victoria.partridge@cismidamerica.org. Letters from the Lunchroom is a production of Communities In Schools of Mid-America. Credits: Victoria Partridge (host) | Camille Abdel-Jawad (audio engineer) Theme song: "Like a Polaroid" by Spazz Cardigan Transition song: "Game Plan" by Bad Snacks


31 May 2019

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Ep23: Statehouse Round-Up With Iowa Representatives Ras Smith & Amy Nielsen

Iowa Starting Line

 District 62 Representative Ras Smith & District 77 Representative Amy Nielsen join Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard to discuss what’s been going on at the Statehouse. […] The post Ep23: Statehouse Round-Up With Iowa Representatives Ras Smith & Amy Nielsen appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.


3 Apr 2018