military http://iowapublicradio.org en News Buzz: Military Contracts http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-military-contracts <p>Host Ben Kieffer <span class="userContent">covers a number of topics in a roundup of the week's news including a conversation with Iowa Public Radio's </span>Cedar Rapids reporter <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/people/durrie-bouscaren">Durrie Bouscaren</a> on how <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/impact-military-spending-cuts-uneven-among-iowas-defense-companies">Iowa military</a> <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wars-end-iowa-defense-contractors-seek-new-markets">contractors have</a> <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/post/decline-contracting-means-new-roles-service-me Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:01:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Ben Stanton 33161 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Military Contracts Impact of military spending cuts uneven among Iowa's defense companies http://iowapublicradio.org/post/impact-military-spending-cuts-uneven-among-iowas-defense-companies <p>As the Department of Defense scales back military spending abroad, domestic arms manufacturers are seeing drastic changes in their revenues. For the first installment of this three part series, Iowa Public Radio’s Durrie Bouscaren profiles one of Iowa’s smallest defense contractors—the creator of a critical component for M-1 tanks.</p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 32990 at http://iowapublicradio.org Impact of military spending cuts uneven among Iowa's defense companies Former Guantanamo Bay Chaplain Wraps Up Iowa Tour http://iowapublicradio.org/post/former-guantanamo-bay-chaplain-wraps-iowa-tour <p>James Yee spent nearly a year as a military chaplain at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. He was appalled by the conditions he saw there, including what he describes as humiliating interrogation methods which he says often targeted prisoners' religion.</p><p>On his way home in 2003, Yee was detained by the U.S. military and accused of spying. He was held in solitary confinement for 76 days before ultimately being released, cleared of all charges, and honorably discharged.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:02:30 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 31915 at http://iowapublicradio.org Former Guantanamo Bay Chaplain Wraps Up Iowa Tour News Buzz: Gun Permits for the Blind, Astronaut at ISU, and Superstitions http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-gun-permits-blind-astronaut-isu-and-superstitions <p>For this News Buzz version of 'River to River' we hear about legally blind Iowans&nbsp;and gun permits, astronaut Clayton Anderson will join the Iowa State University faculty, the Cyclone/Hawkeye game is tomorrow, and hear about superstitions on this Friday the thirteenth.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:31:03 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Emily Woodbury & Ben Stanton 29060 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Gun Permits for the Blind, Astronaut at ISU, and Superstitions The Human-Dog Connection http://iowapublicradio.org/post/human-dog-connection <p>Marine Sgt. Ross Gundlach and a military service dog, a golden lab named Casey, faced more than 150 missions together in Afghanistan, sweeping roads for bombs in the south Helmand Province. Today on River To River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Sgt. Gundlach about his experience and reunification with Casey in Iowa earlier this month. Also, anthropologist Matt Hill of the University of Iowa, on what makes our relationship with dogs so unique.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 20:11:08 +0000 Emily Woodbury, Sarah Boden & Ben Kieffer 21706 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Human-Dog Connection Combat veterans helped by service dogs http://iowapublicradio.org/post/combat-veterans-helped-service-dogs <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Thousands of veterans have returned from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Nightmares or flashbacks, angry outbursts, and hyper vigilance are common symptoms. In addition, many veterans also have to learn to live with physical injuries. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:10:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer 18023 at http://iowapublicradio.org Combat veterans helped by service dogs Service dogs help combat veterans cope http://iowapublicradio.org/post/service-dogs-help-combat-veterans-cope <p>Thousands of veterans have returned from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.&nbsp; Nightmares or flashbacks, angry outbursts, and hyper vigilance are common symptoms. In addition, many veterans also have to learn to live with physical injuries.&nbsp; A Des Moines-based not-for-profit called Paws and Effect is helping some Iowa veterans live better lives.</p> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:17:10 +0000 Ben Kieffer 346 at http://iowapublicradio.org Service dogs help combat veterans cope