Last week was "funnel week" at the statehouse. Now bills that couldn't make it through committee stand little chance of becoming law this session as lawmakers shift their focus to legislation that has more momentum to pass this year. However many of these issues might be revived in future legislative sessions.
In 2010 three Iowa Supreme Court Justices lost their election for retention. The defeat sparked major changes which increased transparency and public outreach at the state’s highest court. Today Sarah Boden fills in for Ben Kieffer and discusses this new era of transparency with Todd Pettys of the University of Iowa's College of Law.
One of the most tragic days in America's history comes flooding back this weekend, as we commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9-11. Citizens of Iowa were casualties, mourners, and heroes. Our historic sound project looks back at those terrifying days, using audio recordings gathered by IPR reporters.