The Emerald Ash Borer is spreading through Iowa. It has now been found in Burlington. Hear how the insect spreads and what is being done about it. New rules are in effect for boaters on Iowa's waterways aimed at preventing the spread of invasive plants and animals.
Also, in the second half of the program, we talk about a Cuban baseball player that defected to the U.S. while in Des Moines. And we wrap up the hour with a discussion about the weather and how Iowa's crops are reacting.
Last week a man was killed in a boating incident on the Cedar River, and over the weekend a man had a close call while trying to rescue a child on Clear Lake. What are the rules and what are the good and bad ideas on the water? Also, hear about preventing recreational water illnesses.
This week Hy-Vee's retired chairman and CEO, Ric Jurgens, was honored by the Food Marketing Institute. On the first half of this River to River show, host Ben Kieffer listens back to his 2012 interview with Jurgens about the evolution of food shopping.