News Buzz: Stories from Iowa, Cuba, and West Africa

Dec 19, 2014

This week, Havana erupted in celebration with the announcement of a new era of relations between Cuba and the United States. On this news buzz edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer sits down with Iowan Mauro Heck, who has just returned from Cuba.

Heck says that while Cuba is beautiful and the people are inviting, the country is "organized chaos."

Other stories covered on this show include: controversy over a temporary homeless shelter in Iowa City, ongoing coverage on the fight against Ebola, new glacier research from Iowa State University, and how to survive the holidays by defusing tension and stopping arguments before they begin.