tornado en Severe Spring Weather: What's Ahead <p>This week, Iowa has been pummeled by strong winds, rain, hail, and even a tornado – with Sunday’s storm taking the lives of two Iowans.</p><p>Today on <em>River to River</em>, severe weather in the Midwest. Two Iowa climatologists, Bill Gallus (ISU) and Alan Czarnetski (UNI), join the program to talk about this year’s spring season.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 19:30:44 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 39995 at Severe Spring Weather: What's Ahead News Buzz: Ethanol and Harvest Wrap Up <p>Nearly all gasoline sold in the U.S. contains up to 10 percent of ethanol—a corn-based liquid often added to gasoline. As a renewable fuel ethanol reduces the amount of petroleum-based gasoline on the market and many farmers receive subsidies to grow corn for the biofuel. But now the Environmental Protection Agency is considering a reduction in the required amount of ethanol for the country's gasoline supply.&nbsp; Harvest Public Media's Ames-based reporter <a href="">Amy Mayer</a> and host Ben Kieffer discuss the future of ethanol in the U.S.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:13:51 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 32528 at News Buzz: Ethanol and Harvest Wrap Up Bill Gallus Remembers Stormchaser Tim Samaras <p>Last week, three professional storm chasers died in an Oklahoma tornado that was more than two and a half miles wide. <span class="st">Prominent meteorologist </span>Tim Samaras, his son, Paul Samaras, and Carl Young, were among twenty people killed by the storms that hit Oklahoma on Friday. Today on River To River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Iowa State meteorologist, Bill Gallus, about the work of Tim Samaras and the values and risks of storm chasing.</p><p></p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 20:44:16 +0000 Katherine Perkins, Emily Woodbury & Ben Kieffer 22097 at Bill Gallus Remembers Stormchaser Tim Samaras The Aftermath of an EF5 Tornado <p>The deadly tornado earlier this week in Oklahoma recalls other recent tornado disasters in the Midwest. Today on River To River, host Ben Kieffer talks with survivors of the devastating tornado in Joplin, Missouri in 2011…and the twister that struck the Parkersburg/New Hartford area here in Iowa 5 years ago. Some experts join the conversation as well, to shed more light on the effect of the EF5 tornado that tore through Oklahoma.</p> Thu, 23 May 2013 19:39:17 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Ben Kieffer 21259 at The Aftermath of an EF5 Tornado Lessons Learned: Parkersburg 2013 <p>Residents of Parkersburg and nearby towns that were hit by an EF5 tornado five years ago are remembering the events of that day as information pours in from Moore, Oklahoma.&nbsp; Parkersburg City Clerk, Chris Luhring says he believes part of the healing process involves helping others when you can, " I think our goal for Moore, Oklahoma is to feel our love and support and our prayers for them, people here don’t do it for the credit, they’re just leaving in the middle of the night to help and to raise some funds<strong>." </strong>Seven people were killed in Parkersburg and two died in near Tue, 21 May 2013 20:40:46 +0000 Pat Blank 21134 at Lessons Learned: Parkersburg 2013