Natalie Krebs is the health reporter for Iowa Public Radio.
Natalie joined Iowa Public Radio in May 2019. She previously worked as an independent producer in west Texas covering everything from immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border to environmental issues in the Permian Basin.
Natalie is a native Minnesotan. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.
Natalie’s favorite public radio program is The World.
Home health care workers are among the lowest paid, shifting the burden of long-term care to aging and overstressed family members or assisted living centers, which are often understaffed themselves.
A year and a half after COVID-19 outbreaks tore through many of the nation's meatpacking plants, workers and their towns are still working on ways to enhance safety.
As coronavirus cases spike in Iowa, tension is brewing between the governor, the state's large public universities and local campus communities over how to prevent the spread of the virus.