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E-Cigarettes, LIHEAP, Lake Darling and More

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Joe Wilkinson
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Iowa DNR
Providing a boost from a half dozen bottled waters, dignitaries at the ‘gate setting’ of Lake Darling, add a little water to the soon to be filled lake. The ceremony concludes a $16 million multi-year project. ";s:

In a News Buzz edition of River to River, Host Ben Kieffer talks with IPR's Clay Masters about debate over a plan to ban the sale of e-cigarettes containing nicotine to minors. 

We hear from Cedar Rapids Democratic Senator Liz Mathis about the need for emergency funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.  She says one family found it less costly to spend a week in a hotel, rather than heat their home using propane. 

We get local reaction to a new study on the effectiveness of mammograms. 

As a $16 million restoration projects wraps up at Lake Darling State Park, we get an update from Iowa DNR Fisheries Management Biologist Chad Dolan. 

Alan Czarnetski of University of Northern Iowa puts our frigid weather into perspective. 

Finally, we hear from an Iowa native whose band, "Lake Street Dive," is enjoying the "Colbert Bump."

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk