News http://iowapublicradio.org en 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? Education Reform, Civil Liberties, And A Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility Visit http://iowapublicradio.org/post/education-reform-civil-liberties-and-mt-pleasant-correctional-facility-visit <p>Today on River To River, host Ben Kieffer sits down with Iowans to discuss the news items of the week. He talks with teacher and administrator at Grundy Center Community Schools, Ann Lebo, about the education reform signed by Governor Branstad.</p><p>Iowa American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director, Ben Stone, joins the conversation to talk about the NSA phone record collection, the drone ban by Iowa City Council Members, and a recent ACLU report on racial disparity in marijuana arrests.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:15:50 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Ben Kieffer 22089 at http://iowapublicradio.org Education Reform, Civil Liberties, And A Mt. Pleasant Correctional Facility Visit The Readers' Watchdog and Weird Iowa News http://iowapublicradio.org/post/readers-watchdog-and-weird-iowa-news <p><span class="userContent">People who have problems they can’t solve often turn to Lee Rood. She has written The Readers’ Watchdog column for the Des Moines Register for over the past year. Charity Nebbe talks&nbsp; with her about the problems she’s helped so<span class="text_exposed_show">lve and the lessons she’s learned.<br>Then,&nbsp; Brian Morelli, associate regional editor for Iowa Patch, shares the weird Iowa news he’s collected. </span></span></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:27:22 +0000 Charity Nebbe 13376 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Readers' Watchdog and Weird Iowa News