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Conversations With Presidential Candidates

IPTV Conversations With Presidential Candidates Hosted by DMACC centers on the candidates’ platforms, concerns and future plans for our state and our nation. Each forum features a single candidate in one-on-one conversation with David Yepsen, who engages in an unbiased and impartial discussion on the economic future of the country, followed by questions from the audience.

Conversation with Joe Biden

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Former Vice President Joe Biden sits down with host David Yepsen.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden says his public option health plan would cover vision, dental and hearing services that Medicare currently does not cover.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden says there's no conflict between the Second Amendment and banning individuals from owning certain weapons or limiting gun magazine capacity.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden says the U.S. should be working with allies to put pressure on China instead of going alone.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden reacts to news of the Trump administration's plan that would lift restrictions on how long migrants can be detained.

Conversation with Cory Booker

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Senator Cory Booker shares his platforms, concerns and future plans for our state and our nation.
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Sen. Cory Booker says he does not believe that the government should automatically cancel student debt for people from wealthy families.
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Sen. Cory Booker says his plan would give kids from low income families a savings account to invest in things like education or a business when they turn 18.
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Sen. Cory Booker says increasing the amount that wealthy Americans pay in Social Security taxes would help make the program financially stable for generations to come.
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Sen. Cory Booker says options like increasing the number of justices or imposing term limits should be part of a conversation.

Conversation with Pete Buttigieg

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Pete Buttigieg shares his platforms, concerns and future plans for our state and our nation.
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Buttigieg talks about the national debt and deficit, why it's an important issue, and why he says Democratic presidents have a better track record dealing with the deficit.
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Buttigieg talks about serving in a war zone.
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Buttigieg says climate change needs to be understood as a national effort.
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he's ready to take on Donald Trump.

Conversation with Kamala Harris

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Sen. Kamala Harris shares her platforms, concerns and future plans for our state and our nation.
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Sen. Kamala Harris discusses how her plans for Medicare for All differ from the rest of the Democratic field of nominees.
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Sen. Kamala Harris answers an audience member's question about how she would provide relief to small businesses who follow immigration laws.
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Sen. Kamala Harris discusses how she would handle prescription drug prices through legislation.
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Sen. Kamala Harris discusses her belief that the federal government must ensure low-cost college tuition, as well as her plans for loan forgiveness.
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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), on how she would address the U.S.-China trade deficit.

Conversation with Amy Klobuchar

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IPTV presents Conversations with Presidential Candidates hosted by DMACC.
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Klobuchar says she would put the country first, not personal interests as Trump has done.
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Klobuchar says the tragedy in Parkland, Florida was a turning point.
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Klobuchar says she doesn't think tax dollars should go toward paying for free college for rich kids.
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Klobuchar says we should acknowledge there's a lot of gain for Midwesterners related to green energy, ingenuity and ways to deal with climate change.

Conversation with Beto O'Rourke

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Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke discusses his platforms, concerns and future plans for our state and our nation.
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Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke says his Medicare for America plan would enroll uninsured and underinsured people in Medicare and allow anyone who has insurance they like to keep it.
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Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke says it's time to look at gun violence as the public health epidemic that it is.
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Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke says the refinery waivers granted by the Trump administration are bad for Iowa corn farmers and bad for the environment.

About the Show

Since its inaugural broadcast in 1971, Iowa Press has engaged the best local journalists to interview experts, political and other newsworthy figures while exploring issues of state and national interest. Each week, Iowa Press invites newsmakers, policy makers and elected officials to join capitol reporters in a weekly discussion.

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