The crisis in Syria has been in the headlines for weeks, but the roots of the two-year-long conflict can be traced back decades. Today host Ben Kieffer gets an in-depth understanding of how history of the region brought Syria to the point of civil war, how terrorism figures in and the conflict's potential outcomes.
Beginning Tuesday, January 15, Iowa will issue driver’s licenses and state IDs that comply with a new federal program called REAL ID. The program is being phased in as part of legislation passed by Congress in 2005. It's aimed at streamlining security at federal facilities and for air travel.
Mark Lowe of the Iowa Department of Transportation visited our Des Moines studio to explain what changes are coming.