pink-slime en An Unexpected History of Carnivore America <p>The battle surrounding meat and livestock production ranks among the longest-waged and hardest fought in American history. Today on River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with historian and author, Maureen Ogle. Her new book is titled <em>In Meat We Trust</em>.</p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 22:10:29 +0000 Ben Kieffer, Sarah Boden & Emily Woodbury 34653 at An Unexpected History of Carnivore America Top Iowa News Stories of 2012 <p>2012 was another big year for news in Iowa. &nbsp;The headlines ranged from pink slime and spaceships, to the presidential election and financial scandal.&nbsp; Ben Kieffer counts down the top 10 news stories of the past year, plus some honorable mentions.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 20:29:28 +0000 Ben Kieffer 12522 at Top Iowa News Stories of 2012 Governor Branstad & Doctors Without Borders in South Sudan <p>One of the key issues that have yet to be resolved in the Iowa legislature this session is education reform.&nbsp; The House and Senate have passed dueling plans and the Governor says the Senate&rsquo;s version is &ldquo;watered down.&rdquo;&nbsp; Join host Ben Kieffer as he&rsquo;s joined by Governor Terry Branstad.&nbsp; We&rsquo;ll ask him about education reform and about the debate over finely textured lean beef &ndash; or what critics are calling &ldquo;pink slime.&rdquo;&nbsp; Later, Ben talks with Elizabeth Wentzel, who after raising five children decided to chase her life-long dream Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:05:53 +0000 Ben Kieffer 83 at