Ben Kieffer talks with individuals who have offered their compelling stories in the new book, 'Voices of Multiple Sclerosis'. The book offers candid, heartfelt, and inspiring testimonials of 40 diverse individuals who have been affected by the crippling disease. Among the guests is Dr. Terry Wahls of Iowa City, who overcame secondary progressive MS through intensive nutrition and exercise coupled with electrical stimulation.

Immigration Reform

Jan 7, 2010

Ben Kieffer talks with veteran filmmaker Nicholas Stein who is the series producer for National Geographic Channel's 'Border Wars.' During the filming, Stein was embedded with operational teams monitoring ports of entry for illegal aliens into the U.S. Later in the hour we examine the prospects for immigration reform with Mark Grey of the Iowa Center for Immigrant Leadership and Integration and Tom Rendon of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement.

Ben Kieffer talks with Iowa Wesleyan English professor Emma Rainey and University of Iowa veterans advisor John Mikelson about a new workshop for veterans to express their feelings through writing. Rainey views the workshop as a way to help veterans learn how to tell their stories in compelling and creative ways.

Child Welfare Changes

Jan 5, 2010

Ben Kieffer talks with Child and Family Services administrator Mary Nelson who is retiring after 35 years in one of government’s most demanding jobs. Nelson discusses the enormous changes in child welfare over the the past 35 years and how Iowa is doing in reducing child abuse and neglect.

Ben Kieffer talks with William Bernstein, author of 'The Investor's Manifesto'. Bernstein is an American financial theorist. He is known for his research in the field of modern portfolio theory and for his self-help finance books for individual investors who wish to manage their own equity portfolios.

Only a few dozen people were there for an astonishing concert this month at Iowa Wesleyan College. It featured one of the oldest musical instruments known to mankind, played by some of the best musicians in the world. We join Iowa Public Radio’s Rick Fredericksen on a Radio Field Trip to Mount Pleasant.