Liesl Eathington, assistant scientist, was interviewed by Ben Kiefer on Iowa Public Radio's River to River. The discussion was on Eathington's analysis of migration into and out of Iowa, based on census data and Atlas Van Lines' interstate migration data of its customers.
Eathington says thinking about solutions means framing the problem correctly.
"We fixate on the Iowans who are moving out, and we try to come up with solutions on how to retain them. When really the bigger problem isn’t keeping Iowans, it’s that other people aren’t moving in."