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Proceeds from VEISHEA's iconic cherry pies go to HRIM program scholarships.

On Wednesday, the rest of the 2014 VEISHEA celebration was suspended due to a riot on Tuesday that left one student with severe head injuries and extensive property damage.  Rioters in the Campustown area of Ames turned over cars, tore down light poles, and pelted police with rocks and beer cans.

Host Ben Kieffer speaks Iowa State University President Steven Leath on the future of VEISHEA. "Can we be relatively comfortable that we can control alcohol problems, control violent behavior?...If we can't...it will be difficult to go forward."

Iowa Public Radio Ames-based reporter Amy Mayer also joins the conversation to discuss the students and community reaction.

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