secretary of state 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 Madeleine Albright visits Cedar Rapids http://iowapublicradio.org/post/madeleine-albright-visits-cedar-rapids <p></p><p>As she led reporters around displays of the pins she wore during her career, it was as if Madeleine Albright were introducing old friends at a family reunion.</p><p>With each pin came a memory for the former Secretary of State; crucial diplomatic decisions, casual moments in the White House, and tense meetings with international heads of state… including Kim Jong-Il.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 May 2013 12:33:31 +0000 Durrie Bouscaren 20978 at http://iowapublicradio.org Madeleine Albright visits Cedar Rapids Politics Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-18 <p>The recent discussions on the fate of the Iowa Straw Poll among GOP leaders has sparked further questioning on the effectiveness of the annual event and other political gatherings. Ben Kieffer talks with political scientists Steffen Schmidt and Wayne Moyer about the week’s political events including the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations and GOP discussions with U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice.</p><p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:26:59 +0000 Ben Kieffer 11331 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day Some Iowa Voters Could Be Intimidated by New Voting Laws http://iowapublicradio.org/post/some-iowa-voters-could-be-intimidated-new-voting-laws <p>Controversial voter ID laws across the country are getting a lot of attention. Here in Iowa, voter rules approved by Republican Secretary of State Matt Schultz are also falling under scrutiny. The new rules <em>could</em> keep <em>some</em> of Iowa’s Latinos home on Election Day. That concern was brought up before a state rulemaking panel at the capitol Tuesday.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 03:48:20 +0000 Clay Masters 7824 at http://iowapublicradio.org