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Season 49

EpisodeSeason49Episode4938
On this edition of Iowa Press, Rep. Ras Smith (D - Waterloo) and John Deeth, a Democratic activist from Iowa City, discuss potential changes to the Iowa Democratic Caucuses and where Iowa may end up on the road to the White House. 
EpisodeSeason49Episode4937
On this edition of Iowa Press, Iowa political journalists gather for a roundtable discussion about the Supreme Court draft ruling on abortion, the Iowa legislative session and other political news. 
EpisodeSeason49Episode4936
On this edition of Iowa Press, Iowa Auditor of State Rob Sand discusses the work of his office, his new book and Democratic politics. 
EpisodeSeason49Episode4935
On this edition of Iowa Press, Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate discusses the upcoming primary elections and other voting-related issues. 
EpisodeSeason49Episode4934
On this edition of Iowa Press, we gather Iowa political reporters for a roundtable discussion that covers the ongoing Iowa legislative session and recent political developments in the state.
EpisodeSeason49Episode4933
On this edition of Iowa Press, Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie and Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart discuss various issues of importance at the city government level. 
EpisodeSeason49Episode4932
On this edition of Iowa Press, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig discusses the impacts of bird flu, inflation, spring planting and the upcoming 2022 election. 
EpisodeSeason49Episode4931
On this edition of Iowa Press, Sen. Dan Dawson, chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, and Sen. Pam Jochum, ranking member of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, discuss the state's new flat tax, as well as other tax-related issues. 
EpisodeSeason49Episode4930
On this edition of Iowa Press, economists Ernie Goss, professor at Creighton University, and Peter Fisher, research director at Common Good Iowa and professor emeritus at the University of Iowa, discuss the state's new flat tax, as well as other economic issues. 
EpisodeSeason49Episode4929

On this edition of Iowa Press, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and Iowa Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald discuss their work and reelection plans.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4928
On this edition of Iowa Press, we gather Iowa political reporters for a roundtable discussion about the 2022 legislative session and other political news.
EpisodeSeason49Episode4927
Joining moderator Kay Henderson at the Iowa Press table are James Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, and Katarina Sostaric, state government reporter for Iowa Public Radio.
EpisodeSeason49Episode4926

On this edition of Iowa Press , Iowa Senate Minority Leader Sen. Zach Wahls (D-Coralville) discusses the 2022 legislative session and what Democrats in the Senate are doing.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4925

On this edition of Iowa Press, Iowa House Minority Leader Rep. Jennifer Konfrst discusses the 2022 legislative session and what Democrats in the minority are doing.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4923

The issue of child care, what challenges the state faces, and what can be done to improve access to quality child care for Iowans. 

EpisodeSeason49Episode4921

Community journalism and the state of local news in Iowa, particularly in smaller towns and cities, as well as open records and public information.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4920

Afghanistan refugees coming to Iowa and how local organizations help them adjust, as well as Iowa's long history welcoming refugees.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4919

A panel of Iowa political reporters to look back on 2021 and preview 2022, including the upcoming legislative session.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4918

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks discusses her work in the House and her plans to run for reelection in Iowa's new 1st District in 2022.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4917

Discussion about gambling in Iowa, including how casinos have fared during the pandemic and the growing sports betting industry.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4916

Chris Hagenow discusses tax policy overhaul during the upcoming 2022 legislative session.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4915

J. Ann Selzer discusses her polling for the Des Moines Register's Iowa Poll and what the results may mean for the months ahead.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4914

A panel of Iowa political reporters to discuss Iowa politics at the statehouse and beyond.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4913

Cindy Axne discusses the infrastructure bill and other work in Washington, D.C., as well as redistricting in Iowa.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4912

The 2021 harvest and the agricultural economy, as well as climate, drought conditions and other extreme weather.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4911

Sen. Zach Wahls, discusses redistricting, as well as various policy issues. 

EpisodeSeason49Episode4910

Discussion about the current UAW strike at John Deere and the status of labor, unions and workers rights in Iowa.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4909

A panel of Iowa political reporters to discuss Iowa politics at the Statehouse and beyond.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4908

Sen. Jack Whitver discusses the special legislative session and the ongoing redistricting process, as well as the pandemic and various policy issues.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4907

Rep. Jennifer Konfrst discusses the upcoming special legislative session and the redistricting process, the pandemic and various policy issues. 

EpisodeSeason49Episode4906

Rep. Pat Grassley discusses the upcoming special legislative session and the redistricting process.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4905

Rep. Ashley Hinson discusses her work in Congress and her plans for re-election in 2022.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4904

A panel of Iowa political reporters to discuss the latest in Iowa politics and other news.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4903

Discussion about masking and COVID-19 mitigation in schools, other pandemic impacts, education policy, and upcoming school board elections.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4902

Ambassador Quinn discusses the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, ongoing evacuations, refugees, relations with China and more.

EpisodeSeason49Episode4901

The status of Iowa's private colleges and universities, including both challenges and opportunities on smaller campuses across the state.

Season 48

EpisodeSeason48Episode4850

The ongoing push for racial justice and equality.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4849

The latest federal infrastructure bill negotiations and expectations and what it could mean for Iowa.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4848

Iowa's ethanol and renewable fuels industries.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4847

Iowa politics, water quality and the environment, and more.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4846

Politics, policy and the 2021 Family Leadership Summit.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4845

Iowa's economy and related issues.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4844

The status of Iowa's community colleges and some of the opportunities and challenges ahead.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4843

Water quality and water supply issues across the state.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4842

Policing in Iowa after a year of increased national and local dialogue around the role of law enforcement, training, bias and certain tactics.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4841

Impacts of the 2021 Legislative session on local government, as well as a variety of other issues affecting Iowa cities.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4840

A panel of Iowa political reporters to discuss the various legislative and political outcomes of the 2021 Iowa legislative session.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4839

The COVID-19 pandemic, including recent changes in CDC/public health safety recommendations, vaccine hesitancy and what's next.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4838

Iowa's economy, the job market and the ongoing pandemic impacts on Iowa restaurants and other businesses.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4837

Senator Charles Grassley discusses current and future legislation in the U.S. Senate.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4836

The expansion of broadband access, its impact across the state and the growing technology industry.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4835

The state's budget and COVID-19 relief funding and oversight.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4834

The status of Iowa's agriculture sector a year into the pandemic, as well as other ag-related issues.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4833

Recent actions at the Statehouse and an update on Senate Republicans' agenda and priorities for the remainder of the 2021 legislative session.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4832

Recent legislative actions at the Iowa statehouse.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4831

Recent actions in the House and provides an update on what remains on House Republicans' agenda for the 2021 legislative session.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4830

Open records and open government, including ongoing reports by journalists across the state about public access to law enforcement body cameras.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4829

The potential economic impact here in Iowa of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Package and the current state of the Iowa economy.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4828

A panel of Iowa political reporters discuss upcoming elections, the Iowa Caucuses, Statehouse issues and more.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4827

A panel of Iowa political reporters discuss the state’s ongoing pandemic response, top issues and debates at the Statehouse, and party politics.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4826

Funding and other education-related legislation as Iowa schools continue to deal with challenges from the coronavirus pandemic.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4825

The path forward for Iowa Democrats after some setbacks in 2020.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4824

The Republican party's election successes in 2020 and former President Trump's impact, and looks ahead to 2022 and the 2024 Iowa Caucuses.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4823

House Democrats' priorities and agenda for the 2021 legislative session.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4822

The latest news out of Washington and look ahead to what she hopes to accomplish.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4821

Priorities and the Republicans' legislative agenda for the 2021 session.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4820

Dive into the issues surrounding Iowa's longtime bottle bill.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4819

Preview the political and legislative issues on the horizon .

EpisodeSeason48Episode4818

We sit down with Congressman-elect Randy Feenstra on this edition of Iowa Press.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4817

Rep. Hinson discusses her plans as a first-term Republican in the Democrat-controlled U.S. House in January.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4816

Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks discusses the recently certified general election results.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4815
A panel of Iowa's small-town journalists to discuss general issues of small town journalism in an era of tightening budgets, small staff, and a changing media landscape.
EpisodeSeason48Episode4814

The 2020 election and look ahead to the next big political battles in Iowa.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4813

A panel of Iowa political reporters discuss the aftermath of the 2020 election.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4812

Public opinion pollster J. Ann Selzer analyzes the results of the 2020 election.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4811

A preview the 2020 election from the perspective of Iowa's political reporters.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4810
A panel of Iowa's small-town journalists to discuss the 2020 election.
EpisodeSeason48Episode4809

Local and national races and the impact of gender in the upcoming election.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4808

The 2020 campaign for the Iowa legislature and competitive races in the Iowa House and Iowa Senate.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4807

Scholten discusses his second campaign for the office.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4806

Chris Larimer and Andrew Green discuss the 2020 election.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4805

The economic situation in Iowa ahead of the 2020 election.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4804

A panel of Iowa political reporters to discuss the 2020 election dynamics in Iowa and the current status of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4803

Racial equality issues in Iowa including legislation and executive orders pertaining to policing reform and felon voting.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4802

Absentee voting, election integrity and important information Iowans need to know before voting begins.

EpisodeSeason48Episode4801

Last week's derecho that devastated parts of Iowa, and the cleanup and rebuilding ahead.

Season 47

EpisodeSeason47Episode4749

Greenfield's campaign and the run up to the 2020 election.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4748

Iowa Republican and Democratic Party chairs discuss 2020 campaigns.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4747

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and Iowa's 2020 U.S. Senate election.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4746

A panel of Iowa political reporters discuss Iowa politics and news at the midpoint of 2020 election.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4745

Iowa House Minority Leader Todd Prichard (D) discusses the 2020 Iowa legislative session.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4744

Race, policing and other issues facing policy makers at the local level.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4742

Ongoing protests and public policy proposals centered on racial justice and policing reform.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4741

The Iowa legislature is back in session amidst protests, budget concerns and a global pandemic.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4740

A panel of Iowa politics reporters to preview the June 2 primary elections.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4739

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on long-term care, assisted living and senior living communities.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4738

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the upcoming primary elections and what voters need to know.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4737

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Iowa agriculture, the food supply chain and the cost of Iowans’ groceries.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4736

Experts discuss issues of workplace safety and employee rights.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4735

The pandemic’s impact on mental health, food insecurity and the agriculture economy.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4734

A panel of economic and business experts participate in a discussion of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Iowa small businesses.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4734

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Iowa small businesses.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4733

A panel of education experts participate in a live discussion of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Iowa's K-12 education system.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4732

A panel of experts participate in a live discussion of the unemployment, legal and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and take viewer questions.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4731

The Iowa PBS and Iowa Public Radio families sadly note the passing of Dean Borg.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4730

The economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4729

The presidential race, Iowa legislative session, all while a global pandemic threatens Iowans.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4728

Gov. Kim Reynolds (R-Des Moines) discusses the 2020 Iowa legislative session.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4727

The Iowa Caucuses and the upcoming 2020 general election.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4726

A panel of Iowa political reporters discusses the ongoing aftermath of the 2020 Iowa caucuses.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4725

A panel of 2020 campaign reporters discuss the upcoming Iowa caucuses.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4724

It's nearly decision time for Iowa caucus goers. With polls and pundits online and on-air, the horse race speculation is at a fever pace.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4723

Iowa Republican and Democratic Party chairs discuss the Iowa caucuses.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4723

Price says it's possible there could be more than the traditional three tickets out of Iowa this year.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4722

Tom Steyer discusses the 2020 race as he campaigns ahead of the Iowa caucuses.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4721

Andrew Yang discusses the 2020 race as he campaigns ahead of the Iowa caucuses.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4720

Pete Buttigieg discusses his qualifications for president as he focuses on the finish line in the February 3 Iowa Caucuses.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4719

Presidential candidates are seizing the national headlines and traipsing through Iowa. But Statehouse politics at the Iowa legislature are heating up too. And many issues could be bubbling to the surface in 2020.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4718

New Speaker:        

EpisodeSeason47Episode4717

Sen. Jack Whitver on this week's Iowa Press.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4716

Senator Bernie Sanders, on this edition of Iowa Press.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4715

We gather insight from journalists covering rural Iowa on this edition of Iowa Press.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4714

We sit down with a pair of Iowa online political writers, Laura Belin and Shane Vander Hart.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4713

New faces are jumping into the race. What does it mean for the Iowa Caucuses?

EpisodeSeason47Episode4712

Iowa democrats have one of their largest events of the 2020 election cycle and another presidential candidate may enter.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4711

We sit down with New Jersey Senator and presidential candidate Cory Booker on this edition of Iowa Press.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4710

A change in republican leadership at the Iowa Statehouse. Linda Upmeyer steps down and a new Speaker is chosen to take the gavel in the Iowa House. We'll sit down with the incoming House Speaker Pat Grassley on this edition of Iowa Press.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4709

The Iowa Caucus season is entering its final months just as many state races for 2020 are heating up. We check on the political pulse in Iowa with Pat Rynard of IowaStartingLine.com and Craig Robinson of TheIowaRepublican.com on this edition of Iowa Press.

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EpisodeSeason47Episode4708

Presidential campaigns march on while Senate and congressional races take shape. Plus, some changes at the Iowa Statehouse. We'll get insight from Iowa political reporters covering it all on this edition of Iowa Press.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4707

Just four months until the Iowa Caucuses and candidates are ramping up the time and money spent in Iowa. We sit down with democratic presidential hopeful and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar on this edition of Iowa Press.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4706

Pursuing the democratic presidential nomination in fall 2019 is a difficult task for candidates left off the national debate stage. So for Colorado Senator Michael Bennet Iowa seems to be where he must focus much of his energy. We sit down with Senator Bennet on this edition of Iowa Press.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4705

2019 has been a year of Midwestern floods, international trade wars and shifts in American ethanol policy. It all culminates in rural economic uncertainty. But what does the data show? We dive deeper with a pair of rural economists on this edition of Iowa Press.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4704

The only sitting Governor in the democratic presidential primary arguing for a chief executive's resume in the White House. We sit down with presidential candidate and Montana Governor Steve Bullock on this edition of Iowa Press.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4703

On this edition of Iowa Press, former U.S. Congressman and former Governor Mark Sanford (R-SC) discusses the 2020 presidential race as he considers a potential Republican party primary challenge to President Donald Trump.

EpisodeSeason47Episode4702

Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D – Texas) discusses the 2020 race for the presidency as he campaigns ahead of the Iowa Caucuses.

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