Clay Masters

Clay Masters is a reporter for Iowa Public Radio and formerly for Harvest Public Media. His stories have appeared on NPR

5:59am

Sat January 18, 2014
Music Interviews

'Made For This': The Rootless Life Of A Roving Musician

Originally published on Sat January 18, 2014 9:35 am

David Dondero performs at D.G.'s Tap House in Ames, Iowa.
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2:21pm

Thu December 26, 2013
Shots - Health News

Iowa Opens The Doors To Medicaid Coverage, On Its Own Terms

Originally published on Thu December 26, 2013 3:52 pm

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At the Central Iowa Shelter and Services in Des Moines, Iowa, health insurance navigator Andrea Pearce stood in a crowded dining hall on a recent day, shouting instructions on how residents can sign up for Medicaid.

"If you do not have insurance and you want to enroll and you have an e-mail address where you know the password," she said, "come to the computer lab we will guide you through the application."

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10:11am

Thu August 22, 2013
Music News

A Unique Digital Music Service, For Locals Only

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 11:30 am

Iowa City librarian Jason Paulios reviews recently donated CDs. Paulios says donations of old music give the library greater freedom to purchase new stuff, as well as license digital versions directly from smaller artists.
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Iowa City librarian Jason Paulios pulls out his smartphone, enters his library-card number and begins downloading an album by local metal band Blizzard at Sea.

"So it's extracting now," he says, eyes on the screen. "It's at about 90 percent."

The download takes about five minutes to complete. Paulios says it's a great way to check out local music: You could be waiting for a concert to start, download an album by the band you're about to see and then listen to it on the way home.

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12:03am

Sat August 17, 2013
Music

William Tyler Speaks 'Truth' Through His Guitar

Originally published on Sun August 18, 2013 5:35 am

William Tyler performs in Iowa City.
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