Friday Newsbuzz: UNI Searches for New President, Des Moines Considers Hiring New Bicycle Liaison

Dec 2, 2016

The University of Northern Iowa is in the process of hiring a new President after former President William Ruud resigned to take another position with Marietta College in Ohio. The City of Des Moines is considering hiring a bicycle liaison to ensure that pedestrian and cyclist safety are addressed in city planning, and an entirely re-imagined version of the Nutcracker is debuting in Iowa this week. 

During this hour of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Iowa Public Radio's Dean Borg, and Des Moines Register City Reporter Mackenzie Elmer. Jeff Biggers, who is a writer in residence at the Office of Sustainability at the University of Iowa who had an op-ed published in the New York Times this week, and Iowa Public Radio Classical's Jacqueline Halbloom also join the show.