gay marriage http://iowapublicradio.org en Reflections on Varnum http://iowapublicradio.org/post/reflections-varnum <p>Five years ago the Iowa Supreme Court ruled in <em><a href="http://www.iowacourts.gov/wfData/files/Varnum/07-1499%281%29.pdf">Varnum v. Brien</a></em> that same-sex marriage was legal in Iowa.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe talks with people who have been affected by the decision including Ryan Roemerman of the<a href="http://iowapridenetwork.org/"> Iowa Pride Network</a>, retired Presbyterian minister Rev. Greg Smith, and events planner <a href="http://www.panachepoints.com/">Beau Fodor</a>.&nbsp; Also, Heather Yoeman and Dean Genth discuss being able to marry their same-sex spouses.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:03:15 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 38566 at http://iowapublicradio.org Reflections on Varnum Fireworks, Finding Exo-Planets, and More http://iowapublicradio.org/post/fireworks-finding-exo-planets-and-more <p>On this News Buzz edition of the program, hear about a legislative shouting match, legalizing fireworks, the ACLU lawsuit against the Iowa Secretary of State, a survey of Iowans' thoughts on gay marriage, the Kepler mission, and a push to increase studying abroad.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Legislative shouting match and and other legislative fireworks:</span></p><p>ACLU lawsuit:</p><p>Same-sex marriage opinions:</p><p>Finding exoplanets:</p><p>Studying abroad:</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 20:18:18 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 37225 at http://iowapublicradio.org Fireworks, Finding Exo-Planets, and More Politics Day: Supreme Court Decisions http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-supreme-court-decisions <p>On Politics Wednesday on River to River, guest host Dean Borg talks about recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions. &nbsp;Guests include political analysts Donna Hoffman, Professor and Chair of Political Science at University of Northern Iowa and&nbsp;Tim Hagle, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Iowa. &nbsp;Iowa Congressman Steve King also gives his reaction to the rulings and gives an update on the Farm&nbsp;Bill from Washington D.C.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 21:37:31 +0000 Dean Borg & Katherine Perkins 23070 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Supreme Court Decisions Legislative Preview: 04/22/13 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/legislative-preview-042213 <p></p><p>IPR Statehouse Correspondent Joyce Russell joins 'Morning Edition' Host Sarah McCammon for a weekly conversation about legislative news.</p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:29:10 +0000 Sarah McCammon & Joyce Russell 19574 at http://iowapublicradio.org Legislative Preview: 04/22/13 "Trans Oral History Project" Collects Stories of Transgendered People http://iowapublicradio.org/post/trans-oral-history-project-collects-stories-transgendered-people <p>This weekend in Iowa City, several events are planned around the theme of celebrating and understanding the lives of transgendered persons.</p><p>Andre Perez of the <a href="http://transoralhistory.com/">Trans Oral History Project </a>in Chicago joins IPR's Sarah McCammon for a conversation about trans issues and workshops designed to gather the stories of transgendered Iowans.</p><p>For more information about this weekend's events at the University of Iowa, click <a href="http://now.uiowa.edu/2013/04/trans-folk-tell-their-stories">here.</a></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 11:22:40 +0000 Sarah McCammon 19449 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Trans Oral History Project" Collects Stories of Transgendered People Being Gay in Iowa: Marriage http://iowapublicradio.org/post/being-gay-iowa-marriage-0 <p>Iowa Public Radio today returns to its ongoing series “Being in Iowa.” This week we look into what it means to be gay in Iowa. The most recent poll to gather public sentiment about same-sex marriage taken a year ago shows more Iowans oppose it than support it – but by a narrow margin, 38 to 34 percent. Almost as many people – 30 percent – say they don’t care one way or the other. Iowa Public Radio’s Rob Dillard revisits attitudes toward gay marriage nearly three years after the Iowa Supreme Court ruled it legal.</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Rob Dillard 28329 at http://iowapublicradio.org