On Wednesday, the rest of the 2014 VEISHEA celebration was suspended due to a riot on Tuesday that left one student with severe head injuries and extensive property damage. Rioters in the Campustown area of Ames turned over cars, tore down light poles, and pelted police with rocks and beer cans.
For more than 50 years photographer David Plowden has been capturing images of American and the land he loves most is here in the Midwest. Host Charity Nebbe talks with Plowden about his latest book "Heartland: The Plains and the Prairie."
In this "News Buzz" show, hear about a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, the resignation of Senator Kent Sorenson, a passionate response to a football official's decision, and Iowa’s first Globally Important Bird Area.
Iowa State University's President Steven Leath joins the program to talk about how the possible federal government shutdown could affect public universities, and Leath answers your questions. In the second half of the show: the Republican Party is conflicted over who should be their next presidential nominee. Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin takes us back to another fight over the nomination that happened 100 years ago.
As the weather gets colder, bats will soon head into hibernation. But Iowa’s bat population is at an important juncture: Scientists are watching to see whether a devastating fungus that has already been discovered once in the state, will infect cave-dwelling bats.
Iowa State University is reporting more students on campus this fall than ever before. The University of Northern Iowa has more students than expected. And the University of Iowa reports its fall enrollment held steady.
Reporting to the State Board of Regents meeting in Cedar Falls, Iowa State President Steven Leath said ISU’s enrollment of 33, 241 students is 7 percent more than last year’