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Learning From The Pandemic In Order To Tackle Climate Change, A History Of The 25th Amendment And A Look At The Kepler Satellite Mission

This week more than 230 Iowa scientists weighed in on a significant question: Will lessons from COVID-19 help us survive climate change?

On this Newsbuzz edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with the leading voice endorsing the 2020 Iowa Climate Statement. One Iowa county auditor describes the first week of early voting in Pottawattamie County. And we hear a conversation with a historian about the 25th Amendment – a framework for what to do when a president is incapacitated.

Later in the program, an ISU astrophysicist explains the revolutionary Kepler mission. And we hear from an Iowan who now lives in Berlin about what it's like to teach in German schools during the pandemic.


· Melvyn Houser, county auditor and commissioner of elections, Pottawattamie County

· Dave Courard-Hauri, chair of environmental science and sustainability, Drake University

· Tim Walch, director emeritus of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

· Steve Kawaler, Iowa State University distinguished professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences, co-leader of a Kepler star-studying investigation

· Nora Epping, music teacher, John F. Kennedy School of Berlin

· Mark Simmet, Studio One, Iowa Public Radio

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa