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News Buzz: Military Contracts

Durrie Bouscaren
Technician Chrys Strauss works on a circuit board in the J-Tec lab.

Host Ben Kieffer covers a number of topics in a roundup of the week's news including a conversation with Iowa Public Radio's Cedar Rapids reporter Durrie Bouscaren on how Iowa military contractors have been affected by the scaling back of the U.S. military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Also, remembering Nelson Mandela, advances in DNA testing, ice safety and the closing of the Lincoln Cafe.

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River