2013 http://iowapublicradio.org en 2013 Iowa News Stories http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2013-iowa-news-stories <p>As 2013 closes out, what are the most memorable, important, or significant events in Iowa from the last year? Some were joyful for many Iowans like the reinstating of wrestling to the Olympic games, some set the stage for a change in Iowa politics like the retirement announcements from US Senator Tom Harkin and Congressman Tom Latham. And some were painful like the kidnapping and murder of Kathlynn Shepard.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:58:10 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 34243 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2013 Iowa News Stories Moments and Movements That Defined 2013 Politics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/moments-and-movements-defined-2013-politics <p>Host Ben Kieffer&nbsp;is joined by Drake University's Dennis Goldford for a look at the political&nbsp;topics that held the attention of the country this year: immigration reform, gun laws, Edward Snowden and the NSA, a government shutdown, the Obamacare rollout, and big changes develop for the future of the Iowa political landscape.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:22:09 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 33722 at http://iowapublicradio.org Moments and Movements That Defined 2013 Politics 2013 Iowa Teacher of the Year http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2013-iowa-teacher-year <p>Governor Terry Branstad&nbsp;has named veteran Cedar Rapids educator Tania Johnson&nbsp; the 2013 Iowa Teacher of the Year.</p><p>Johnson spent most of her 22-year teaching career in Cedar Rapids kindergarten classrooms before she accepted a teacher leadership position with her school district this fall.</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:47:43 +0000 Pat Blank 7885 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2013 Iowa Teacher of the Year