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ISU professor expects many Iowa businesses to welcome new Cuban policy

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - December 17, 2014 By Dar Danielson An Iowa State University political science professor says President Barrack Obama’s announcement that he is easing economic and diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba won’t fit under the normal formula of politics. ISU professor Steffen Schmidt, says it doesn’t come as a big surprise, as [...]

Holiday home package deliveries become the target of thieves

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - December 18, 2014 By Radio Iowa Contributor Iowans who do a lot of holiday shopping online are being reminded to take steps to help ensure they receive their packages. Mindy Oberreuter of Cedar Rapids told KCRG-TV she fell victim this week to a “Grinch stealing Christmas” as someone took gifts right off her [...]

Pilot program puts student teachers in schools longer

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - December 18, 2014 By Dar Danielson Thirty-five student teachers are taking part in a state pilot program to provide more intensive training as they prepare to become full-time teachers. Department of Education Director Brad Buck says the pilot project is part of the legislature’s 2013 education reform bill. It gives the teachers-in-training from [...]

Iowa goes back to the basics in bowl preparation

Category: National Sports

(Radio Iowa) - December 17, 2014 By Todd Kimm As exam week winds down the Iowa football team returns to the practice field to resume preparations for the January second Taxslayer Bowl against Tennessee. Senior linebacker Quinton Alston says the time between the end of the regular season and the bowl game allows them to return [...]

Big Four Classic extended 2 years

Category: National Sports

(Radio Iowa) - December 17, 2014 By Pat Curtis An event that brings four of the state’s top men’s college basketball teams to Des Moines has been extended. The so-called Big Four Classic involves Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, and Drake. The four schools have agreed to a two-year extension of the event held at Wells [...]

Hawkeye coach gets questions about team record, QB starter

Category: National Sports

(Radio Iowa) - December 18, 2014 By Dar Danielson Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz got several questions about the team’s lackluster showing and finish to the season during his Learfield Sports bowl call-in show Wednesday. Iowa finished 7-5 and will play in the Taxslayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida against Tennessee on January 2nd. One caller said [...]

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