A professor and alumna of Iowa Wesleyan University is donating half a million dollars to help keep the school open. The potentially transformational gift comes a little over a week after school leaders announced they're considering closing the school due to "significant financial challenges."
On November 7th, less than 24 hours after the midterm election, President Trump requested and received Jeff Sessions' resignation as Attorney General. The President then announced the appointment of Matt Whitaker as Acting Attorney General. Whitaker is a former U.S. Attorney from Iowa, who sought the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in 2014. He was interviewed as part of IPR's coverage of the primary election. The conversation is transcribed below, and provides some insight into Whitaker's opinions on a number of issues still relevant today.
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Philadelphia musician, vocalist and songwriter Kurt Vile was once in the band The War On Drugs, but he's more likely to be known these days for collaborating with Courtney Barnett. That, plus his solo albums; Bottle It In is Vile's seventh studio release. It's entirely fitting that Vile opened for Neil Young a while back, playing for 90,000 people in Quebec. He's kind of a Neil-of-the-mid-70's type figure for the 21st century. Like Young, Kurt Vile takes inspiration from Americana in its many...