In this News Buzz show we talk with state maintenance engineer for the Iowa DOT Bob Younie about the winter driving conditions for today and the weekend, State Certified Sign Language Interpreter Lindsey Kang about what makes for good sign language, Captain Jim Steffen from the Iowa City Police Department about protecting police dogs, Dennis Lee and Daren Schumaker from Team 99 Counties, and The Des Moines Register's Kyle Munson about his coverage of odd stories about animals this year.
In 1935 fifty men were sworn in as the first officers of the Iowa Highway Safety Patrol. Today on Talk of Iowa, we go back in time to origins of what is now the Iowa State Patrol. We hear stories about those first 50 officers and the woman, Iowa’s first female secretary of state, who founded the patrol.
It seems like everybody’s talking about strip searches these days. But as Iowa Public Radio’s Kate Wells reports, strip searches for minor crimes are pretty limited in this state – or at least, they’re supposed to be.