U.S. Constitution http://iowapublicradio.org en When Politics and Religion Meet http://iowapublicradio.org/post/when-politics-and-religion-meet <p>State money is helping to build a new Christian park in Sioux City. Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, a Satanic statue will be erected outside a courthouse, next to the Ten Commandments.<br /> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 20:13:31 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 41594 at http://iowapublicradio.org When Politics and Religion Meet A Listen Back to Politics and Religion http://iowapublicradio.org/post/listen-back-politics-and-religion <p>A listen back to a riveting <a href="http://iowapublicradio.org/programs/river-river-ipr-news-and-studio-one">River to River</a> from the 2012 election season.&nbsp;</p><p>The U.S. Constitution says "Congress shall make no law, respecting an establishment of Religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," and the true&nbsp;meaning of those words can evoke discord still today.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:54:20 +0000 Person: Ben Kieffer 24211 at http://iowapublicradio.org A Listen Back to Politics and Religion Anniversary Of The U.S. Constitution And Iowa Branding http://iowapublicradio.org/post/anniversary-us-constitution-and-iowa-branding <p>This week people across Iowa are recognizing the 225th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution during&nbsp;this year’s national observance of “Constitution Week”. Historian David Wendell talks with Ben Kieffer about constitutional issues 225 years ago and their prevalence today. Then, the mayor of Hampton, Iowa, discusses&nbsp;his efforts&nbsp;in organizing&nbsp;“Libertyfest”, a week long celebration of the constitution and the founding fathers who established it.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:21:08 +0000 Ben Kieffer 8320 at http://iowapublicradio.org Anniversary Of The U.S. Constitution And Iowa Branding Patterns of the Iowa Supreme Court http://iowapublicradio.org/post/patterns-iowa-supreme-court <p>On today&#39;s &quot;River to River&quot;, we take look at the inner workings of the Iowa Supreme Court -&nbsp; including patterns emerging that provide clues as to how individual judges view issues before the court.&nbsp; Katherine talks with Des Moines attorney Ryan Koopmans who&rsquo;s analyzed Iowa Supreme Court Decisions over the past year. Later, host Ben Kieffer talks with author and historian Lawrence Goldstone. Goldstone has studied the U.S. Supreme Court and its interpretation of several amendments to the Constitution.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 16:21:57 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Ben Kieffer 6046 at http://iowapublicradio.org Patterns of the Iowa Supreme Court