The Violence Against Women Act made its way through the U.S. House this week, and moves on to the Senate. The reauthorized legislation was co-sponsored by Rep. Cindy Axne, a democrat representing Iowa's 3rd Congressional District, which includes Des Moines.
Rep. Axne joins host Ben Kieffer to discuss the act on this "news buzz" edition of River to River.
Also on the program:
- The week's top legislative headlines with James Lynch of the Cedar Rapids Gazette
- Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady remembers his colleague and friend, retired justice Daryl Hecht who died earlier this week
- A look at "Misfitting: Disability Broadly Considered," an Oberman Humanities Symposium at the University of Iowa with co-chair Tricia Zebrowski
- Top music releases of the week with Iowa Public Radio Studio One host Mark Simmet