Jonathan Ahl http://iowapublicradio.org en Forget NCAA Titles, This School Dominates Spoken Word http://iowapublicradio.org/post/forget-ncaa-titles-school-dominates-spoken-word Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>While many universities try to win national attention with their sports programs, one school is dominating a lesser-known competitive arena: speech teams. Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., will defend its U.S. title again this weekend at the National Forensic Association tournament in Huntington, W.Va. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 17:57:00 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 19529 at http://iowapublicradio.org One Year Anniversary of New Health Care Laws http://iowapublicradio.org/post/one-year-anniversary-new-health-care-laws <p>Last March, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act became law, paving the way for change in America's health care system. One year out, the law is proving to be just as devisive as it was during the midterm elections. We examine the changes that have been implemented and look ahead with Iowa Helath System President and CEO Bill Leaver and Iowa Public Policy Center Director Peter Damiano.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 13181 at http://iowapublicradio.org Pollock's "Mural" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/pollocks-mural <p>State lawmakers have scrapped a plan to force the University of Iowa to sell Jackson Pollock's "Mural" to raise money for scholarships, calling the issue too divisive to reach a compromise this session. But this is the third time in four years that selling the painting has been raised, so it's not likely a dead issue. We'll learn about the painting's history, talk about balancing the changing needs of institutions with the wishes of benefactors, and find out how a museum makes the decision to sell a work of art, and for what purpose. Thu, 24 Feb 2011 19:00:00 +0000 Jonathan Ahl 24999 at http://iowapublicradio.org