Iowa National Guard http://iowapublicradio.org en Wildlife Populations Down This Winter http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-populations-down-winter <p>Today on River to River, we bring you six stories.</p><p>First, University of Iowa President Sally Mason meets with the Board of Regents for a special meeting this afternoon to discuss her remarks on how the university handles sexual assault allegations. Iowa Public Radio correspondent Dean Borg tells host Ben Kieffer what to expect out of the meeting.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:25:15 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 36925 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Populations Down This Winter Decline in contracting means new roles for service members http://iowapublicradio.org/post/decline-contracting-means-new-roles-service-members <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If a second federal sequester happens in January, the US military is anticipating another $52 billion in defense spending cuts. In Iowa, the National Guard is finding ways to save money by reducing the amount of work that is performed by contractors. We get more from Iowa Public Radio’s </span>Durrie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Bouscaren<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, in the third and final installment of our series on military contracts. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p></div><p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 11:22:00 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 33106 at http://iowapublicradio.org Decline in contracting means new roles for service members News Buzz: A Reopening, a Food Prize, a Homecoming, and a Pig http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-reopening-food-prize-homecoming-and-pig <p>The partial government shutdown the country just came out of is often compared to the face-off nearly 20 years ago between President Bill Clinton and House Speaker Newt Gingrich. This News Buzz edition of River to River lo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">oks at the aftermath of the latest clash, compares it to what happened in the 90’s, and examines how Iowa and national politics have changed since then. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:54:14 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 30785 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: A Reopening, a Food Prize, a Homecoming, and a Pig Mission Change for Iowa Air Guard http://iowapublicradio.org/post/mission-change-iowa-air-guard <p>The fight to save Iowa&#39;s last jet fighter squadron is history; Des Moines&#39; F-16s are gone and training for the next mission is well underway.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 30330 at http://iowapublicradio.org Mission Change for Iowa Air Guard Iowa National Guard Confronts Suicides http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-national-guard-confronts-suicides <p>The Iowa National Guard has taken some significant casualties in recent months. Since late last year, five soldiers have taken their own lives.&nbsp;Three former members have also committed suicide.</p><p></p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:24:09 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 26926 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa National Guard Confronts Suicides F-16 Noise Complaints to End http://iowapublicradio.org/post/f-16-noise-complaints-end <p>Relief is coming soon for Des Moines residents bothered by noisy F-16 jet fighters. All 21 planes, with their roaring engines, will be phased out by fall. We observed flight training for the full impact.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 22072 at http://iowapublicradio.org F-16 Noise Complaints to End Notable Iowa Veterans and Michael Merzenich http://iowapublicradio.org/post/notable-iowa-veterans-and-michael-merzenich <p>William Schaefer, professor emeritus of photography talks about his exhibit showcasing some of Iowa’s notable veterans, which is currently on display at the Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge in Iowa. Then, Captain Dan Grinstead of the Iowa Army National Guard is one of the veterans featured in the exhibit and he shares his story of his decision to enlist later in his life.</p><p>Doctor Michael Merzenich, a professor emeritus at the University of California at San Francisco, talks about the human brain how it works and how it can recover from injury.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:08:06 +0000 Ben Kieffer 10631 at http://iowapublicradio.org Notable Iowa Veterans and Michael Merzenich Army Band Prepares for Big Parade http://iowapublicradio.org/post/army-band-prepares-big-parade <p></p><p>When Iowans gather in Des Moines tomorrow to thank veterans for their service, one of the National Guard's most decorated units will be among those leading the parade. Historic 1965 audio from the 34th Army Band in Burlington and the Val Air Ballroom in 1967.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Rick Fredericksen 19644 at http://iowapublicradio.org Army Band Prepares for Big Parade