Shawn Dietz http://iowapublicradio.org en Iowa Town Celebrates The U.S. Constitution With "Libertyfest" http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-town-celebrates-us-constitution-libertyfest <p>The town of Hampton is recognizing the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution with a week long "Libertyfest" celebration. Shawn Dietz, mayor of Hampton, wants to emphasize the historical document's impact on the nation. Though the event falls during election season, Dietz says the festivities honor patriotism and not partisanship.</p><p>Dietz joined "River to River" host Ben Kieffer in a discussion on the festivities.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:38:53 +0000 Ben Kieffer 8330 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Town Celebrates The U.S. Constitution With "Libertyfest" Anniversary Of The U.S. Constitution And Iowa Branding http://iowapublicradio.org/post/anniversary-us-constitution-and-iowa-branding <p>This week people across Iowa are recognizing the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution during&nbsp;this year’s national observance of “Constitution Week”. Historian David Wendell talks with Ben Kieffer about constitutional issues 225 years ago and their prevalence today. Then, the mayor of Hampton, Iowa, discusses&nbsp;his efforts&nbsp;in organizing&nbsp;“Libertyfest”, a week long celebration of the constitution and the founding fathers who established it.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:21:08 +0000 Ben Kieffer 8320 at http://iowapublicradio.org Anniversary Of The U.S. Constitution And Iowa Branding