Kassidy Arena is an Iowa Public Radio reporter based in Des Moines. She covers the Latino and Spanish-speaking community and is Iowa Public Radio's Report for America corps member. She worked at the public radio station, KBIA, in Columbia, Missouri, where she recently graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Journalism. Kassidy’s work earned her a position as a finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence award.
Maria Kendall, a cafe manager, was taking a break at work one day in 2020 when she decided to do some house hunting on the real estate website Zillow. She looked for a new home in Marshalltown, a city of about 28,000 in Iowa between Des Moines and Cedar Rapids. It’s where she lived for […]