law en Suing for Freedom <p>In 1857 the Supreme Court ruled in <a href=""><em>Dred Scott v. Sandford</em></a> that a slave could not sue for his freedom. Many call this ruling the worst Supreme Court decision of all time.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:29:21 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 35562 at Suing for Freedom 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="">Durrie Bouscaren</a> on how <a href="">Iowa military</a> <a href="">contractors have</a> <a href=" Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:01:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Ben Stanton 33161 at News Buzz: Military Contracts HIV and AIDS: Laws, Treatment, and Public Health <p>The Iowa Department of Public Health estimates that 500 Iowans are infected with HIV, but don’t know it.&nbsp; On this River to River, hear about efforts to get every Iowan tested for HIV, what prevention measures are being used today, treatment, and what it means to have HIV and AIDS today.&nbsp; And we’ll hear about Iowa’s HIV transmission law and the case of a gay Iowan man living with HIV who was charged with criminal transmission of HIV.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:07:26 +0000 Ben Stanton 33105 at HIV and AIDS: Laws, Treatment, and Public Health Transparency at the Iowa Supreme Court and Post-9/11 Muslim America <p>In 2010 three Iowa Supreme Court Justices lost their election for retention.&nbsp; The defeat sparked major changes which increased transparency and public outreach at the state’s highest court.&nbsp; Today Sarah Boden fills in for Ben Kieffer and discusses this new era of transparency with <a href="">Todd Pettys</a> of the University of Iowa's College of Law.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:05:54 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Sarah Boden 29166 at Transparency at the Iowa Supreme Court and Post-9/11 Muslim America The Supreme Court of Iowa: 2012-13 Session Wrap Up <p>Does <a href=";h=-AQHCo0S0AQFvdRT6aemY0pdjQ5n0Nt_k7_AexciqcWDtXw&amp;enc=AZOm-L2pn_mKf319YqEbyHy8VDq0_oWr6dXfNG8fwFe_eZRr0TLhfxNHPm05Iu-T4WnZtA74XRfLJUDrCQ56bQd1&amp;s=1">firing someone because you find them irresistibly attractive</a> constitute gender discrimination? Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:55:29 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 26835 at The Supreme Court of Iowa: 2012-13 Session Wrap Up Jury Duty: The role of a juror <p>With George Zimmerman recently<a href=";_r=0"> acquitted</a> of murder in the death Trayvon Martin host Ben Kieffer looks at the role juries play in the U.S. justice system.&nbsp; What are the origins of the jury and how have juries evolved over the centuries.&nbsp; Also, what does the recent flourish of media attention aimed at the jurors for the Zimmerman trial reveal and distort about jury duty?</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:26:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 26644 at Jury Duty: The role of a juror Postville, Five Years Later <p>On May 12, 2008 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement descended on Agriprocessors, a kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, IA.&nbsp; The raid resulted in the deportation of over 300 individuals—the largest immigration raid in Iowa’s history.&nbsp; River to River looks back on the raid to examine how its affected the community of Postville and the families who were torn apart five years ago.&nbsp; Also, what can be learned from Postville that can inform understanding on comprehensive immigration reform?</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 19:06:12 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 20384 at Postville, Five Years Later Interracial Marriage in the US <p>Although <a href="">interracial marriage has been fully legal in the United States since 1967,</a> these unions are still rare since <a href="">the overwhelming majority of&nbsp; Americans marry within their own race</a>.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 16:45:02 +0000 Sarah Boden & Charity Nebbe 20314 at Interracial Marriage in the US State of Iowa's Unions <p>Michigan is now a so-called right-to-work state, signing into law a bill that prevents unions from requiring employees to pay dues, even in unionized workplaces. It’s being called a political defeat for unions. Will the effects ripple into Iowa?</p><p>Ben Kieffer and guests examine the state of Iowa’s unions. Ben talks with leaders of three of the state’s unions, a labor historian, and a state lawmaker.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:06:28 +0000 Ben Kieffer 12131 at State of Iowa's Unions