ACA en Pipeline Politics <p>A new U.S. State Department report raises no major environmental objections to the possible construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, but the report is being treated differently by Democrats and Republicans. &nbsp;That and other political news; analysts for this Politics Day include Steffen Schmidt from Iowa State University and Bruce Nesmith from Coe College.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:19:39 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 35847 at Pipeline Politics You Have Neanderthal Genes <p>For our weekly news buzz program, we get a review of the pending U.S. farm bill that is moving through Congress, how businesses are dealing with the Affordable Care Act, modern humans have a surprising amount of genes that come from Neanderthals, an important piece of art is returning to Iowa, a new &nbsp;smartphone app designed in Iowa with which users can hear and see how to pronounce certain foreign language sounds, and we hear from a couple mayors of towns on this year’s RAGBRAI route.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:06:27 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 35620 at You Have Neanderthal Genes News Buzz: Obamacare Fix and Cholesterol Guidelines <p>While support to reduce prison sentences has been growing, Iowa State University sociologist <a href="">Matt DeLisi</a> <a href="">recently testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee</a> that for certain offenders this would be a mistake.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 19:32:31 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 32197 at News Buzz: Obamacare Fix and Cholesterol Guidelines Politics Day: Phone Tapping OurFriends and ACA <p> Amid allegations that the U.S. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 20:57:28 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 31382 at Politics Day: Phone Tapping OurFriends and ACA Politics Day <p>President Obama has vowed to fix the Affordable Care Act's online insurance exchanges after an embarrassing launch, but what of the pending political fallout?</p><p>Also, will <a href="">U.S. Rep. Steve King (R.-Iowa)</a> have a challenger within the Republican Party for his seat next November and what are <a href="">U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R.-Texas</a>) prospects for a 2016 presidential run?</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 18:26:40 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 31016 at Politics Day Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace <p>Today is the opening of the Affordable Care Act&#39;s &quot;Health Exchange Marketplace,&quot; but many Iowans are still confused about their options. Today on River To River, we clear up misconceptions and answer the questions&nbsp; Iowans have while venturing into a new health care landscape.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 19:22:21 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 29918 at Navigating the Health Insurance Marketplace Politics Day <p>Reconciliation, military rule or civil war--the three possible paths for Egypt. What can, or should, the U.S. do in regards to the Egyptian crisis?&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:37:37 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 27833 at Politics Day