FULL EPISODES

Congresswoman Ashley Hinson

Congresswoman Ashley Hinson

Sep 17, 2021 | 27 min

On this edition of Iowa Press, United States Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Marion) discusses her work in Congress and her plans for re-election in 2022.

Reporters Roundtable

Reporters' Roundtable

Sep 10, 2021 | 27 min

On this edition of Iowa Press we convene a panel of Iowa political reporters to discuss the latest in Iowa politics and other news. 

Joining moderator David Yepsen at the Iowa Press table for Yepsen’s final show are Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; Erin Murphy, Des Moines bureau chief for Lee Enterprises; Brianne Pfannenstiel, chief political reporter for The Des Moines Register; and Dave Price, political director for WHO-TV in Des Moines.

Iowa Educators

Iowa Educators

Sep 3, 2021 | 27 min

On this edition of Iowa Press, our guests include Mike Beranek, president of the Iowa State Education Association and a 30-year veteran teacher; Liz Brennan, West Des Moines School Board member, president-elect of the Iowa Association of School Boards board of directors, Heartland AEA board member, and a preschool teacher; and Jessica Drake, president of the Van Meter School Board. They discuss masking and COVID-19 mitigation in schools, as well as other pandemic impacts, education policy, and upcoming school board elections. 

Ambassador Kenneth Quinn

Ambassador Kenneth Quinn

Aug 27, 2021 | 27 min

On this edition of Iowa Press, Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, former U.S. ambassador to China, a former career foreign service officer and president emeritus of the World Food Prize Foundation, discusses the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, ongoing evacuations, refugees, relations with China and more.

Iowa Private Colleges

Iowa Private Colleges

Aug 20, 2021 | 27 min

On this edition of Iowa Press, Darrel Colson, president of Wartburg College, and Anne Harris, president of Grinnell College discuss the status of Iowa's private colleges and universities, including both challenges and opportunities on smaller campuses across the state.

Racial Justice and Equality in Iowa

Racial Justice and Equality in Iowa

Aug 13, 2021 | 27 min

On this edition of Iowa Press, our guests are Betty Andrews, president of the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP, and Justyn Lewis, a community activist and founder/president of Des Moines Selma, a nonprofit aimed at educating Iowans about the Black experience. They will discuss the ongoing push for racial justice and equality. 

Jim McCalley and Stu Anderson

Iowa Infrastructure

Aug 6, 2021 | 27 min

On this edition of Iowa Press, our guests are Anson Marston Distinguished Professor and London Professor of Power Systems Engineering at Iowa State University Jim McCalley, and Stu Anderson, director of the Transportation Development Division of the Iowa Department of Transportation. They discuss the latest federal infrastructure bill negotiations and expectations and what it could mean for Iowa.

Ethanol and renewable fuels

Ethanol and renewable fuels

Jul 30, 2021 | 27 min

On this edition of Iowa Press, our guests are Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, Kelly Niewenhuis, a farmer from near Primghar, Iowa, who is an ethanol producer and a member of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, and President of Cobb Oil Co., Inc. Mark Cobb, who is an investor in a biodiesel plant in Washington, Iowa, and a member of the Iowa Biodiesel Board. They discuss Iowa's ethanol and renewable fuels industries.

Reporters Roundtable: Environmental Issues

Reporters Roundtable: Environmental Issues

Jul 16, 2021 | 27 min

On this edition of Iowa Press, we convene a group of reporters for a roundtable discussion about Iowa politics, water quality and the environment, and more. Reporters include Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa, Erin Murphy, Des Moines bureau chief for Lee Enterprises, and Perry Beeman, senior reporter for Iowa Capital Dispatch. 

Bob Vander Plaats

Bob Vander Plaats

Jul 9, 2021 | 27 min

On this edition of Iowa Press, our guest is Bob Vander Plaats, president and CEO of The FAMiLY LEADER. He discusses politics, policy and next week's 2021 Family Leadership Summit. Joining moderator David Yepsen at the Iowa Press table are Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa, and Erin Murphy, Des Moines bureau chief for Lee Enterprises.

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