- Planet Erstwild - 20101022 - Mari Culver

Mari Culver

At 1pm, cohosts James Moore and Dennis Raimondi speak with Iowa's First Lady Mari Culver about her work around the state and reflections from the campaign trail.

Among other things, she has been an advocate for public preschool, one of the hallmarks of her husband Governor Chet Culver's administration. [Read more about that here.]

She also discusses her husband's positions on embryonic stem cell research, keeping nonprofits out of partisan politics and the inordinate amount of money, unlimited and undisclosed, corporations have funneled through organizations like the US Chamber of Commerce (90% of chamber dollars going to Republican causes and candidates, according to the NY Times) since the Supreme Court decision opened the floodgates earlier this year (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission).