Iowa’s Republican governor said Tuesday she is open to considering changing how Iowa selects judges. Gov. Kim Reynolds was reacting to calls for change from some conservatives after t he Iowa Supreme Court ruled there’s a fundamental right to abortion in the state . Iowa’s system for choosing Supreme Court justices and appeals judges starts with a commission made up of eight people appointed by the governor and eight people elected by lawyers. Working with one Supreme Court justice, the...
Unsettled: Mapping #MeToo
#MeToo continues to be a powerful conversation starter about power dynamics and gender roles, and phrases like "toxic masculinity" are becoming mainstream. During this episode of Unsettled: Mapping #MeToo , we hear from Bryant Smith, author of Manhood: The Missing Manual and talk about "the man box" and how to get outside of it.
It's that time of year again! Make your list and check it twice, because here are some holiday book recommendations from some of Iowa's greatest bibliophiles. Jan Weismiller and Tim Budd from Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City and Hunter Gillum from Beaverdale Books in Des Moines share their top fiction and non-fiction picks of 2018.
Studio One Featured Release
JD McPherson is a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist who specializes in a retro blend of classic rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and rockabilly. McPherson and his band don't just play in imitation of those genres; they thoroughly inhabit them. Since his debut album received wide release in 2012, McPherson has attracted legions of fans who quickly picked up on his authenticity. His fourth record, Socks , is sure to continue that trend. It's a fun listen from beginning to end, with the...