West Burlington senior Samantha Dzawo is a model student-athlete, excelling in the classroom and finding success on the basketball court. Her journey from Zimbabwe to Iowa helped her develop a love of the game. Watch her story in this 6-minute Iowa PBS Documentary video.
The former US president Barack Obama has spoken against call-out culture. ‘I do get a sense sometimes now among certain young people … that the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people and that’s enough.’ Obama said that achieving change was a much more difficult issue than simply using social media. ‘That is not activism, that is not bringing about change. If all you’re doing is casting stones, you are probably not going to get that far,’ the 44th US president said at the the Obama Foundation summit on Tuesday.
Ever since the introduction of the Food Pyramid in the early ’90s, the average American has gotten fatter and sicker. Has this government-approved nutritional guideline — the basis of the modern “healthy diet” — led us astray? If so, how did this happen, and what can we learn from it? Cardiologist Dr. Bret Scher offers some food for thought on this very weighty issue in this short video.