state troopers http://iowapublicradio.org en News Buzz: China, Phone Scams, Traffic Stops, Harvest, Soup, and 'Caucus' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-china-phone-scams-traffic-stops-harvest-soup-and-caucus <p>On this News Buzz version of River to River, host Ben Kieffer cycles through stories about Iowa's relationship with China, an Arizona company's apparent phone scam targeting Iowans, an investigation into traffic stops, a harvest summary, the nutritional benefits of eating soup, and a new film about Iowa's 2012&nbsp;caucuses.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:32:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 31146 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: China, Phone Scams, Traffic Stops, Harvest, Soup, and 'Caucus' Speeding on Iowa's Roadways & Looking Back At The Life Of George "Bud" Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/speeding-iowas-roadways-looking-back-life-george-bud-day <p>There has been a lot of talk in the past few weeks about an Iowa State Trooper who was driving the Governor back in April. He was caught doing 84 mph, given a speeding ticket and disciplined. So, what are the risks of speeding?<br> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 21:13:34 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Ben Kieffer 26788 at http://iowapublicradio.org Speeding on Iowa's Roadways & Looking Back At The Life Of George "Bud" Day Concern Over State Trooper Numbers & Officer Safety http://iowapublicradio.org/post/concern-over-state-trooper-numbers-officer-safety <p>Since the year 2000, the amount of state troopers on Iowa’s roads has dropped more than 20 percent, delaying accident response time and forcing officers to make hard decisions based on where they are needed most. Today on River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with state troopers about their experience on the force and sits down with local police to discuss the dangers that exist for law enforcement personnel.</p><p></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:24:11 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 19661 at http://iowapublicradio.org Concern Over State Trooper Numbers & Officer Safety