Severe weather is sweeping through the Midwest

On this River to river, host Ben Kieffer speaks with the Des Moines RegisterStephen Gruber-Miller on what they discussed at the Iowa Statehouse as this year’s session comes to a close, including nearly 350 employees who have left the Iowa Area Education Agencies amid uncertainty over a new law overhauling the agencies. Also Jared Strong from Iowa Capital Shipping tells how two veterinarians solved a whodunnit for cow disease with bird flu.

Also, National Weather Service Meteorologist Allan Curtis analyzes the recent severe storms sweeping through the Midwest, including tornadoes in parts of Iowa, and Assistant Professor of Biology Allan Curtis shares how Iowans can volunteer to collect data on the health of local streams, and Iowa Public Radio’s CeCe Mitchell guides us into the weekend.


  • Stephen Gruber-MillerStatehouse reporter, Des Moines Register
  • Jared Strongsenior reporter, Iowa Capital Shipping
  • Allan Curtismeteorologist, National Weather Service
  • Rich Walkerassistant professor of biology, Upper Iowa University
  • CeCe MitchellStudio One host, Iowa Public Radio