propane http://iowapublicradio.org en E-Cigarettes, LIHEAP, Lake Darling and More http://iowapublicradio.org/post/e-cigarettes-liheap-lake-darling-and-more <p>In a News Buzz edition of River to River, Host Ben Kieffer talks with IPR's Clay Masters about debate over a plan to ban the sale of e-cigarettes containing nicotine to minors.&nbsp;</p><p>We hear from Cedar Rapids Democratic Senator Liz Mathis about the need for emergency funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.&nbsp; She says one family found it less costly to spend a week in a hotel, rather than heat their home using propane.&nbsp;</p><p>We get local reaction to a new study on the effectiveness of mammograms.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:17:40 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 36296 at http://iowapublicradio.org E-Cigarettes, LIHEAP, Lake Darling and More Propane Prices Hit Rural Towns Hardest http://iowapublicradio.org/post/propane-prices-hit-rural-towns-hardest <p>Low propane supplies in the Midwest have driven up the cost of the fuel used by many rural families to heat their homes and businesses—to the point where Senator Chuck Grassley has requested an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission.</p><p>Iowa Public Radio’s Durrie Bouscaren traveled to an area in Central Iowa that depends on propane, and came back with this story.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:37:00 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 35595 at http://iowapublicradio.org Propane Prices Hit Rural Towns Hardest