River to River http://iowapublicradio.org en News Buzz: Iowa State Fair News and Iowa Rankings in a National Children's Report http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-iowa-state-fair-news-and-iowa-rankings-national-childrens-report <p>Last year at the Iowa State Fair, Jason Powell of Des Moines said his free speech rights were violated after security guards ordered him to stop preaching on public sidewalks. Today on <em>River to River</em>, we find out the status of his lawsuit as well as whether he will be allowed at this year’s fair. We also find out about an Iowa developed vaccine that could cure dust-mite allergies. That and all the week’s Iowa stories on a news buzz edition of <em>River to River</em>.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:59:59 +0000 Ben Stanton & Emily Woodbury 44313 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Iowa State Fair News and Iowa Rankings in a National Children's Report Depression During College Years http://iowapublicradio.org/post/depression-during-college-years <p>Accommodations are available for college students struggling with depression, but university counseling centers are struggling to keep up with the demand. Hear about an IowaWatch.org report on the difficulty these students experience including what is often a harsh stigma associated with being depressed.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:56:57 +0000 Ben Kieffer 44224 at http://iowapublicradio.org Depression During College Years Politicians Weigh In On Immigrant Children http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politicians-weigh-immigrant-children <p>More than 52,000 have crossed the southern border since October and US politicians are having trouble finding solutions and the right rhetoric.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:17 +0000 Ben Stanton & Clare Roth 44200 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politicians Weigh In On Immigrant Children The Teenage Brain http://iowapublicradio.org/post/teenage-brain <p>The drama of mood swings, impulsiveness and bizarre behaviors during adolescence<br />can take a toll on both teens and their parents.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:30:33 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 44058 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Teenage Brain Invisible Air: Regulating Iowa's Air Quality http://iowapublicradio.org/post/invisible-air-regulating-iowas-air-quality <p>The EPA sets regulations for 6 sources of air pollution, but there are hundreds of pollutants known to the EPA that go unregulated.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:15:01 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Clare Roth 44071 at http://iowapublicradio.org Invisible Air: Regulating Iowa's Air Quality News Buzz: Human Trafficking, Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-human-trafficking-davenport-mayor-bill-gluba <p>According to data from the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, there has been a steady increase in calls reporting human trafficking in Iowa.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:45:21 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Ben Kieffer 43965 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Human Trafficking, Davenport Mayor Bill Gluba News Buzz: NPR's Don Gonyea Ready for RAGBRAI http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-nprs-don-gonyea-ready-ragbrai <p>Don Gonyea, Scott Horsley and Brian Naylor, team “No Pie Refused” are ready for RAGBRAI.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:32:34 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Ben Kieffer 43964 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: NPR's Don Gonyea Ready for RAGBRAI News Buzz: Is Iowa in Idaho? It's Time to End the Mix-Up http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-iowa-idaho-its-time-end-mix-1 <p>Iowa and Idaho are two completely different states. Journalist and author Tim Woodward says its time to set the record straight.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:26:42 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Ben Kieffer 43963 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Is Iowa in Idaho? It's Time to End the Mix-Up If Someone Gets Hurt on the Sidewalk on Your Property, Are You Liable? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/if-someone-gets-hurt-sidewalk-your-property-are-you-liable <p>After Beth Madden fell off her bike as a result of a crack in the sidewalk, she filed a negligence suit. If you're a property owner, keep reading.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:55:01 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Ben Kieffer 43887 at http://iowapublicradio.org If Someone Gets Hurt on the Sidewalk on Your Property, Are You Liable? Politics Day: From the Gaza Strip to the U.S. Border http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-gaza-strip-us-border <p>Ten years ago, it was wildly controversial to talk about psychological differences between liberals and conservatives. Today’s that’s changed.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:11:45 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 43848 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: From the Gaza Strip to the U.S. Border 4th District Congressional Candidate Jim Mowrer on Immigration, Iraq and Health Care http://iowapublicradio.org/post/4th-district-congressional-candidate-jim-mowrer-immigration-iraq-and-health-care <p>After serving two tours of duty in Iraq with the Iowa National Guard, Jim Mowrer&nbsp;says he's ready to serve his country in a slightly different manner.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:40:00 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Ben Kieffer 43797 at http://iowapublicradio.org 4th District Congressional Candidate Jim Mowrer on Immigration, Iraq and Health Care Urban Iowa: "Once you put asphalt over the top of it, there's no reclaiming it" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/urban-iowa-once-you-put-asphalt-over-top-it-theres-no-reclaiming-it <p>Today we continue our summer series on the environment by taking a look at urban development – what we’re doing right and wrong.</p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:22:59 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 43711 at http://iowapublicradio.org Urban Iowa: "Once you put asphalt over the top of it, there's no reclaiming it" News Buzz: Preventing Preeclampsia http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-preventing-preeclampsia <p>Preeclampsia, a cardiovascular condition that affects expecting mothers and often causes premature births, kills 100,000 women worldwide every year. Previously, it’s been difficult to predict or prevent before the late stages of a pregnancy. But a few researchers at the University of Iowa may change that. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:27:07 +0000 Ben Kieffer 43615 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Preventing Preeclampsia News Buzz: Decorah Eagle Electrocuted http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-decorah-eagle-electrocuted <p>A beloved Iowa eagle was found dead earlier this week. Indy, as his fans called him, a young male eaglet whose hatching was witnessed by thousands online earlier this spring was electrocuted by a power pole on Tuesday. The bird had a large following in the state and across the country; more than 500 people have posted condolences on the Raptor Resource Project’s Facebook page. Host Ben Kieffer speaks with their executive director, Bob Anderson, about what happened to the bird and what can be done to protect these eagles in the future.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:57:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer 43614 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Decorah Eagle Electrocuted News Buzz: Mackenzie Found Guilty http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-mackenzie-found-guilty <p>Last summer, a Long Grove resident was arrested after police found marijuana plants in his home. Benton Mackenzie claims his family grew the plants in order to treat a rare blood-vessel cancer. This past week, the jury reached a guilty verdict for Mackenzie, his wife and child.</p><p>Host Ben Kieffer talks with Brian Wellner, crime reporter for the Quad City Times, about the circumstances, outcome of the trial and why the jury couldn’t hear his primary defense.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:39:20 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 43606 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Mackenzie Found Guilty Conservative or Consistent? The 2013 - 2014 U.S. Supreme Court Session http://iowapublicradio.org/post/conservative-or-consistent-2013-2014-us-supreme-court-session <p>While some say this year's Supreme Court session was conservative, others have characterized it as consistent. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:38:32 +0000 Clay Masters & Katherine Perkins 43547 at http://iowapublicradio.org Conservative or Consistent? The 2013 - 2014 U.S. Supreme Court Session Politics Day: International Developments http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-international-developments <p>The Obama administration is asking for #3.7 billion in emergency funds from Congress to address the flood of unaccompanied children coming illegally into the U.S.</p><p>Today on <em>River to River</em>, we talk about the politics behind this latest chapter in the immigration debate. Also, our guests analyze the latest developments in the Middle East, Ukraine and the disputed presidential election in Afghanistan.</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:21:06 +0000 Ben Kieffer 43485 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: International Developments 25 Years Later: Memories from Flight 232 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/25-years-later-memories-flight-232 <p>Chief Flight Attendant Jan Brown remembers the approximately forty minutes between engine failure and crash-landing with crystal clarity.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:11:28 +0000 Ben Kieffer 43427 at http://iowapublicradio.org 25 Years Later: Memories from Flight 232 Landfilling a Long Term Commitment; What's the Alternative? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/landfilling-long-term-commitment-whats-alternative <p>What do you throw away? Do you think about it? Do you care?</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:30:23 +0000 Lindsey Moon & Ben Kieffer 43336 at http://iowapublicradio.org Landfilling a Long Term Commitment; What's the Alternative? Decades of Advocacy for Women: Leaders at RVAP and Planned Parenthood Retire http://iowapublicradio.org/post/decades-advocacy-women-leaders-rvap-and-planned-parenthood-retire <p></p><p>Great strides have been made in understanding and combating domestic and sexual violence, but much more needs to be done. In the first half of <em>River to River</em>, Ben Kieffer talks with Karla Miller, who just retired after 22 years as director of the Rape Victim Advocacy Program in Iowa City.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:08:24 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 43211 at http://iowapublicradio.org Decades of Advocacy for Women: Leaders at RVAP and Planned Parenthood Retire More Than Red and Blue, Political Typology Shades of Gray http://iowapublicradio.org/post/more-red-and-blue-political-typology-shades-gray <p>We often like to think of states in terms of red and blue, and people in terms of Democrats, Republicans and Independents.&nbsp; But, the Pew Research Center finds our politics offers many more shades of gray.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with a Pew researcher about their latest <a href="http://www.people-press.org/2014/06/26/the-political-typology-beyond-red-vs-blue/">political typology study</a> and what hints it might provide for the upcoming midterm elections.&nbsp; Are you a "Young Outsider," or a "Hard Pressed Skeptic?"&nbsp; You can take the quiz <a href="http://www.people-press.org/ Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:00:56 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 43141 at http://iowapublicradio.org More Than Red and Blue, Political Typology Shades of Gray The Washington Redskins: “I think it’s very derogatory; native people are not red” http://iowapublicradio.org/post/washington-redskins-i-think-it-s-very-derogatory-native-people-are-not-red <p>The U.S. Patent Office says the Washington Redskins' federal trademarks must be canceled. Today on <em>River to River</em> we ask - what’s in a name?</p><p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:52:30 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 43086 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Washington Redskins: “I think it’s very derogatory; native people are not red” Iowans Weigh in on Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowans-weigh-supreme-court-hobby-lobby-decision <p>Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby can be seen as "narrow" or "broad" - depending on how it's looked at. Today on <em>River to River</em>, we ask a political scientist and a legal expert what implications this ruling has for the future.</p><p>Today's guests include: Scott Peters, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Northern Iowa, and Mark Kende, Professor of Law at Drake and the Director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:52:28 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 43085 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowans Weigh in on Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision Migraine Science Making Strides http://iowapublicradio.org/post/migraine-science-making-strides <p><a href="http://www.americanmigrainefoundation.org/support-the-foundation/36-million-migraine-campaign/" target="_blank">36 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches,</a> but understanding why exactly these types of headaches happen has been elusive. Until recently, scientists thought migraines were a vascular issue, caused by irregular blood flow to the brain, but Dr. Lynn Rankin of Unity Point Health in Des Moines says we’ve come to a new understanding in the last few years. Migraines are most likely a brain disorder that has to do with pain circuitry.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:28:02 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Lindsey Moon 43030 at http://iowapublicradio.org Migraine Science Making Strides Lightning Follows the Path of Least Resistance (Don't let that be you!) http://iowapublicradio.org/post/lightning-follows-path-least-resistance-dont-let-be-you <p><em><strong>True or False </strong></em>- If taller things are around you, you're safe from getting hit by lightning.</p><p><em><strong>True or False</strong> </em>- You should determine whether it is safe to be outside based on the amount of seconds between lightning and thunder.</p><p><em><strong>True or False</strong></em> - You can develop tree looking "tattoos" if you survive a lightning strike.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:44:18 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 42922 at http://iowapublicradio.org Lightning Follows the Path of Least Resistance (Don't let that be you!) Taking Flight This Weekend: Iowa's Air Shows http://iowapublicradio.org/post/taking-flight-weekend-iowas-air-shows <p>Fly Iowa "takes flight" in Iowa City this weekend, for the first time since 2001, showcasing the role of aviation in Iowa.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:26:11 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 42920 at http://iowapublicradio.org Taking Flight This Weekend: Iowa's Air Shows Former State Official Says Branstad Aides Involved in Secret Settlements http://iowapublicradio.org/post/former-state-official-says-branstad-aides-involved-secret-settlements <p>Des Moines Register political columnist, Kathie Obradovich, joins <em>River to River</em> to discuss the ongoing investigation into settlement agreements given to former state employees for their silence upon termination.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 21:02:49 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 42919 at http://iowapublicradio.org Former State Official Says Branstad Aides Involved in Secret Settlements Sister Activism: An Opera and Reflections from a Nun on a Bus http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sister-activism-opera-and-reflections-nun-bus <p>When <a href="http://www.networklobby.org/people/simone-campbell-sss" target="_blank">Sister Simone Campbell</a> first heard about Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget deal, she was less than impressed. “America was not founded on individualism, you can’t have a quilting bee alone. We need to encourage solidarity. He made it seem like it’s the responsibility of the poor to pull themselves up by the bootstrap, that’s not right.”</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:44:09 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Lindsey Moon & John Pemble 42872 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sister Activism: An Opera and Reflections from a Nun on a Bus November Matchups Set http://iowapublicradio.org/post/november-matchups-set <p>The last round of primary elections until August was held on Tuesday.&nbsp; Most of the matchups for the November midterm elections are set, including Iowa's contests.&nbsp; In a surprise victory this weekend, delegates to the third district Republican convention, chose David Young, former Chief of Staff for Senator Charles Grassley, as their nominee.&nbsp; That despite his fifth place finish in June 3rd voting.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with Tim Hagle, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Iowa and Chris Larimer, Associate Professor of Political Science at University Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:24:51 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 42801 at http://iowapublicradio.org November Matchups Set Vegetables or Candy? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/vegetables-or-candy <p>When you ask people what is important to eat, they'll tell you vegetables.&nbsp; When you quietly watch, they'll mostly eat candy.&nbsp; It turns out the same is true of news.&nbsp; The launching board for our conversation is a new study showing that while people consistently rank news coverage of international news, business and politics as being most important to their lives, an analysis of their online behavior tells a different story.&nbsp; The study sparked <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/06/news-kim-kardashian-kanye-west-benghazi/372906/">this recent article Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:34:36 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 42741 at http://iowapublicradio.org Vegetables or Candy?