news buzz http://iowapublicradio.org en 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 Wildlife Populations Down This Winter http://iowapublicradio.org/post/wildlife-populations-down-winter <p>Today on River to River, we bring you six stories.</p><p>First, University of Iowa President Sally Mason meets with the Board of Regents for a special meeting this afternoon to discuss her remarks on how the university handles sexual assault allegations. Iowa Public Radio correspondent Dean Borg tells host Ben Kieffer what to expect out of the meeting.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:25:15 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 36925 at http://iowapublicradio.org Wildlife Populations Down This Winter The 'Colbert Bump' for an Iowan http://iowapublicradio.org/post/colbert-bump-iowan <p>Lake Street Dive bassist and native Iowan&nbsp;Bridget Kearney appeared with her band on the 'Colbert Report' this week. &nbsp;She says that the bump in attention after the appearance was immediate and significant. 'River to River' host Ben Kieffer talks with Kearney in this final segment of a 'News Buzz' edition of the program.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And here is the video of their appearance on the Colbert Report:</span></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:16:51 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 36290 at http://iowapublicradio.org The 'Colbert Bump' for an Iowan An Iowan in Sochi and Other Stories http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowan-sochi-and-other-stories <p>In this News Buzz program, hear six short interviews about: the Iowa Juvenile Home, the Olympics in Russia, an embarrassing phone conversation involving the U.S. State Department, a cyber-security competition, a deadly snowmobile accident and safety concerns, and the analysis of flood prediction.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:51:06 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 35968 at http://iowapublicradio.org An Iowan in Sochi and Other Stories You Have Neanderthal Genes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/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 http://iowapublicradio.org You Have Neanderthal Genes Shaping Our Galaxy: What the Milky Way Really Looks Like http://iowapublicradio.org/post/shaping-our-galaxy-what-milky-way-really-looks <p>Today we bring you four stories. First, the Iowa legislative session kicks off this week. IPR's Joyce Russell brings us inside the statehouse to give us an idea of what will and won't be worked on this year.</p><p>An otherwise healthy young boy died from the influenza virus. Patricia Quinlisk talks to host Ben Kieffer about why this flu season is different than previous years and how to limit spread of the virus.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:22:40 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 34998 at http://iowapublicradio.org Shaping Our Galaxy: What the Milky Way Really Looks Like Teen Drivers, 51%, Ice on a River, Ice Over Fish http://iowapublicradio.org/post/teen-drivers-51-ice-river-ice-over-fish <p>For this News Buzz show, Ben Kieffer talks with a variety of guests about new jobs numbers, the 51% four-year graduation rate at the University of Iowa, Matt Schultz running for congress, the Director of Iowa's Public Health Department resigning, new rules for teen drivers, concerns about ice on the Missouri River, an ice fishing update, and the remarkable beginning for ISU Cyclone men's and women's basketball.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 34694 at http://iowapublicradio.org Teen Drivers, 51%, Ice on a River, Ice Over Fish Icy Roads, Bad Signing, Dogs, Odd Animals, and 99 Marathons http://iowapublicradio.org/post/icy-roads-bad-signing-dogs-odd-animals-and-99-marathons <p>In this News Buzz show we talk with&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">state maintenance engineer for the Iowa DOT Bob</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Younie about the winter driving conditions for today and the weekend,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Certified Sign Language Interpreter&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">L</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">indsey Kang about what makes for good sign language,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Captain Jim Steffen from the Iowa City Police Department about protecting police dogs, D</span><span Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:34:39 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 33832 at http://iowapublicradio.org Icy Roads, Bad Signing, Dogs, Odd Animals, and 99 Marathons Cameras, Compromise, 'Codone, 'The Catch,' and Cold http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cameras-compromise-codone-catch-and-cold <p>In this 'News Buzz' edition of River to River, hear about new rules for traffic cameras in Iowa, a stopgap farm bill passed in the U.S. House, a new hydrocodone-related drug which is meeting opposition from Iowa's Attorney General, the Hawkeyes will meet LSU, and what's with the early bout of cold weather?</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:22:37 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 33493 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cameras, Compromise, 'Codone, 'The Catch,' and Cold News Buzz: Copper Theft and the Iowa State Patrol's GPS Projectile http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-copper-theft-and-iowa-state-patrols-gps-projectile <p>Copper theft is quickly spreading throughout the state, costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars. Today on River To River, we take a look at the top Iowa news of the week. We look to Iowa City as the town debates the success of the 21-ordinance prior to the election. We also check in with the Iowa State Patrol to find out why they may switch from sedans to SUVs, and their new GPS projectile technology to assist in car chases.</p><p></p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 01:11:37 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 31514 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Copper Theft and the Iowa State Patrol's GPS Projectile News Buzz: Voter Fraud, DOT Cameras, Transgender Homecoming, and Space Exploration http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-voter-fraud-dot-cameras-transgender-homecoming-and-space-exploration <p>NASA&#39;s Juno spacecraft passed within about 350 miles of Earth&#39;s surface this week, before slingshotting off into space on a historic exploration of Jupiter.</p><p>On this news buzz version of River to River, hear from a University of Iowa research engineer about Juno, and from the president of the University of Iowa Amateur Radio<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Club about why they waved to Juno electronically, as it whizzed by.</span></p><p>That, and many other items in our news worth buzzing about.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 18:49:15 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 30460 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Voter Fraud, DOT Cameras, Transgender Homecoming, and Space Exploration News Buzz: A Lawsuit, a Resignation, a (Possible) Fumble, and a Lot of Birds http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-lawsuit-resignation-possible-fumble-and-lot-birds <p>In this &quot;News Buzz&quot; show, hear about a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, the resignation of Senator Kent Sorenson, a passionate response to a football official&#39;s decision, and Iowa&rsquo;s first Globally Important Bird Area.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 20:22:20 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 30115 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: A Lawsuit, a Resignation, a (Possible) Fumble, and a Lot of Birds