American Red Cross http://iowapublicradio.org en Red Cross Recongizes Iowa Heroes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/red-cross-recongizes-iowa-heroes <p>Heroes of the Heartland are recognized for acts of heroism &nbsp;or community service by the American Red Cross of Greater Iowa.&nbsp; This year’s recipients include fourth-grader Josh Little who saved a classmate from choking, and Baxter Police Officer Joe Bartello, who rescued a semi-truck driver by swimming through the vehicle’s broken windshield after it crashed and submerged in flood water.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with these impressive individuals.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:12:07 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 39275 at http://iowapublicradio.org Red Cross Recongizes Iowa Heroes News Buzz: Ethanol and Harvest Wrap Up http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-ethanol-and-harvest-wrap <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="http://iowapublicradio.org/people/amy-mayer">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 http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: Ethanol and Harvest Wrap Up