The IowaWatch Connection

The IowaWatch Connection, a statewide audience engagement program, is produced with underwriting support from the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism. It was launched as a pilot with a $25,000 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation grant awarded in 2014 through the Investigative News Network (now the Institute for Nonprofit News).

The program includes a weekly, statewide news and public affairs radio program that airs on participating stations across Iowa.

Jeff Stein, host and producer of the IowaWatch Connection radio program

Jeff Stein, host and producer of the IowaWatch Connection radio program

IowaWatch Collects Eight Iowa Broadcast News Association Awards For News Excellence

Jeff Stein, a noted Iowa broadcast veteran and historian, former executive director of the Iowa Broadcast News Association and currently general manager at KXEL radio in Waterloo, hosts and produces the program on a network of stations across the state. The program premiered July 5-6, 2014.

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IOWAWATCH CONNECTION FORUMS

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The IowaWatch Connection continued in 2018 a streak of winning Iowa Broadcast News Association awards for excellence in broadcast journalism. Awards announced this year are for work in 2017.

IowaWatch has hosted public forums in various locations to explore issues that affect Iowans. The first, Critical Decisions about Elder Care, was held April 29, 2014, in Des Moines. Our forums since then have explored problems with meth addiction in Iowa, featuring the documentary Breaking the Cycle: Meth Addiction In The Heartland, in Council Bluffs, Des Moines and Iowa City; how to keep young talent in Iowa, held in 2015 in Waterloo and Coralville; and whether or not boundaries exist for free speech, in Iowa City in 2016. We’ve explored in live storytelling events veterans’ issues, what appeals to people who adopted Iowa as their home state, and how people treat you when you live on society’s fringe. The topic for a May 3, 2018, public forum in Iowa City was how well the University of Iowa does providing a welcoming place to African American and Latino students.

Coming:

Dark Money, a documentary film about hidden campaign spending used to influence government leaders, and how important journalism is as a watchdog on government. Sunday, Nov. 4, at 5 p.m., at our event partner Filmscene, 118 E. College St., Iowa City. INFO, TICKETS HERE

Holiday Horrors a live storytelling event in which people tell us about their worst holiday from hell. Thanks to sponsors: Blank & McCune, Dr. Suzanne Stock and Serena’s Coffee Shop. Thursday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., MERGE Iowa City, 136 S. Dubuque St.   INFO, TICKETS HERE

Risks and Rewards: Extraordinary Stories from the Heartland, a live storytelling event at the historic Iowa Writers’ House that celebrates amazing stories of courage, choice and chance. Thursday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., at our event partner Iowa Writers’ House, 332 Davenport St., Iowa City. Watch here for more information.

COVERAGE MAP OF THE IOWAWATCH CONNECTION

The IowaWatch Connection airs on 19 radio stations covering Iowa, reaching listeners across the state and parts of Iowa’s seven neighboring states. Additionally, an Illinois high school station, WLTL-FM, airs the program during the school year as a teaching tool for students and to help fulfill its public service responsibility.

The IowaWatch Connection airs on 19 stations that cover Iowa and a 20th station in Illinois. This image shows the stations' combined coverage areas.

The IowaWatch Connection airs on 19 stations that cover Iowa and a 20th station in Illinois. This image shows the stations’ combined coverage areas.

FIND A STATION NEAR YOU

KVFD-AM, Fort Dodge — Fridays at 10 a.m.
KALA-FM, Davenport — Fridays at 10:30 p.m.
WMT-AM, Cedar Rapids — Saturdays at 5:05 a.m; and periodically at unscheduled weekend times.
KOIL, Omaha — Saturdays at 5:30 a.m.
KSIB-FM, Creston — Saturdays at 6 a.m.
KXEL-AM, Waterloo/Cedar Falls — Saturdays at 6 a.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m.
KROS-AM, Clinton — Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.
KROS-FM, Clinton — Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.
WHO-AM, Des Moines — Sundays at 5:30 a.m.
KRTI-FM, Newton/Grinnell — Sundays at 5:30 a.m.
KCYZ-FM, Ames — Sundays at 6 a.m.
KSCJ-AM, Sioux City — Sundays at 6:30 a.m.
KSCJ-FM, Sioux City — Sundays at 6:30 a.m.
KMA-AM, Shenandoah — Sundays at 6:35 a.m.
KMA-FM, Clarinda — Sundays at 6:35 a.m.
KGLO-AM, Mason City — Sundays at 7:06 a.m.
WLTL-FM, LaGrange (IL) — Sundays at 7:30 a.m. during the school year.
KASI-AM, Ames — Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
KXIC-AM, Iowa City — Sundays at 8:30 a.m.
KFJB-AM, Marshalltown — Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
KICI-FM, Iowa City — Thursdays at 3 p.m., Sundays at 3:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 8 a.m.

RECENT EPISODES

Topics covered include the political climate in Iowa, determining the truth in the news we consume, our cybersecurity and water quality in Iowa.

Program Topic Listen
225
Oct. 19-21, 2018
Civil Political Discourse, Revisited — At the very time we have more ways to communicate than ever, we tend to individually take advantage of few of them, often consuming media that reinforces our personal world views and ignoring those that may challenge us; that is getting in the way of having meaningful conversations about important issues. IowaWatch visits one county where people with opposing political views are trying to have conversations.
Categories: Government and Politics
Guests:

  • Julia Mandarino, Joe Mandarino, Jeff Shipley, Marg Dwyer/Jefferson County Better Angels group members
  • Matthew McDermott/IowaWatch
  • Lyle Muller/IowaWatch
224
Oct. 12-14, 2018
A Conversation with Jim Leach — An extended interview with the man who served Iowa in Congress for 30 years.
Categories: Government and Politics
Guests:

  • Former U.S. Rep. James Leach (R-Iowa), visiting professor at the University of Iowa College of Law and College of Liberal Arts an Sciences.
  • Lyle Muller, IowaWatch
223
Oct. 5-7, 2018
The 2020 Caucuses — The Democratic National Committee has outlined changes for Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential precinct caucuses. What impact will they have on this uniquely Iowa event?
Categories: Government and Politics
Guests:

  • Former Iowa Democratic Party chairman Dave Nagle
  • Iowa Democratic Party chairman Troy Price
  • Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez
  • Iowa Republican Party chairman Jeff Kauffman
  • Lee Enterprises Des Moines Bureau Chief Erin Murphy
222
Sept. 28-30, 2018
State of Journalism — The role of a free press in a democracy was guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution. But what is the state of the craft today?
Categories: Center News
Guests:

  • Stephen Berry, IowaWatch co-founder
  • Randy Evans, Iowa Freedom of Information Council executive director
  • Brian Cooper, The Telegraph Herald opinion page editor
221
Sept. 21-23, 2018
Bias and Hate Incidences on Iowa College Campuses — Sometimes it’s simply one word, other times it’s a broad gesture, but each conveys bias- or hate-related incidences on an Iowa college campus. What’s being done to fight back?
Categories: Education
Guests:

  • Adam Steinbaugh/Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
  • Julian Neely/ISU Student Government president
  • Hira Mustafa/UI student
  • Lauren Wade/IowaWatch
220
Sept. 14-16, 2018
Reporting A Retired Judge’s Questionable Practice, RevisitedDes Moines Register investigative reporter Clark Kauffman talks with IowaWatch’s Lily Bohlke about a story he did that exposed a judge who let attorneys draft rulings for him in cases over which he presided.
Categories: Criminal Justice, Government and Politics
Guests:

  • Clark Kauffman, Des Moines Register
  • Lily Bohlke, IowaWatch
219
Sept. 7-9, 2018
Rural Issues Facing Iowa — The challenges facing rural areas in Iowa are being addressed in a number of ways.
Categories: Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
Guests:

  • Ernie Goss, economist/Creighton University
  • Bill Menner, director/Iowa Rural Development Council
  • Grant Menke, state director/USDA Rural Development
  • Bethany Wilcoxon, planner/McClure Engineering
218
Aug. 31-Sept. 2, 2018
Iowa Business Outlook, Updated — Iowa faces a workforce shortage, uncertain markets due to tariffs, and an increasingly complicated global connection. Where are the points for optimism?
Categories: Business and Consumer Affairs
Guests:

  • Charles Sukup/Manufacturer
  • Tiffany O’Donnell/Iowa Women Lead Change
  • Jordan Goodman/financial journalist
  • Peter Zeihan/geopolitical strategist and author
  • Marc Goodman/global strategist and author
217
Aug. 24-26, 2018
The Cost of College Textbooks, Revisited — College is back in session and a lot of college students are avoiding textbooks costs that generally can range from around $20 for a book on writing grant proposals to $400 for a physics book, an IowaWatch/College Media Journalism Project revealed. In lieu of buying, they rent books, which can save an average $29 per book, depending on the subject. They also rely on information they can find on the internet, sometimes as a first reference.
Categories: Education
Guests:

  • Kimberly Wilderdyke, University of Northern Iowa student, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Taylor Steele and Jimmy Ott, William Penn University students, Oskaloosa, IA
  • Erin Van Laningham, associate professor of English, Loras College, Dubuque, IA
  • Clarice Kies, Loras College student, Dubuque, IA
  • Heather Dean, Iowa State University Bookstore course materials manager, Ames, IA
  • Casey Nickel, Simpson College student, Indianola, IA
  • K. Rambo and Alex Connor, Iowa State Daily, Ames, IA
  • Tyler Brunner, KBVU The Tack, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA
  • Lyle Muller, IowaWatch
216
Aug. 17-19, 2018
Civil Political Discourse — At the very time we have more ways to communicate than ever, we tend to individually take advantage of few of them, often consuming media that reinforces our personal world views and ignoring those that may challenge us; that is getting in the way of having meaningful conversations about important issues. IowaWatch visits one county where people with opposing political views are trying to have conversations.
Categories: Government and Politics
Guests:

  • Julia Mandarino, Joe Mandarino, Jeff Shipley, Marg Dwyer/Jefferson County Better Angels group members
  • Matthew McDermott/IowaWatch
  • Lyle Muller/IowaWatch
215
Aug. 10-12, 2018
Farmland Ownership And Food Security, Revisited — One important way to ensure food security in the United States is to keep farmland ownership from going into foreign hands. That doesn’t always happen. We look back at why, and how Iowa law prohibits foreign farmland ownership.
Categories: Agriculture, Business and Consumer Affairs
Guests:

  • Johnathan Hettinger, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting/Urbana-Champaign
  • Brant Houston, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting and University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign
  • Neil Hamilton, Drake University/Des Moines
  • Sen. Charles Grassley/R-New Hartford
  • Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
  • Lyle Muller/IowaWatch
214
Aug. 3-5, 2018
Under The Gun, Revisited — Journalism students at Buena Vista University who ordinarily report on the university’s KBVU radio took their questions about why gun violence continues in schools, and how to stop it, to several Iowans.
Categories: Education, Criminal Justice
Guests:

  • Storm Lake, Iowa, Police Chief Mark Prosser
  • Richard Riner, Buena Vista University assistant professor of criminology/criminal justice
  • Nadine Connell, associate professor of criminology and director, Center for Crime and Justice Studies, at the University of Texas-Dallas.
  • Dee Friesen, Sarah Nicholson and Kimberly Diaz, KBVU The Tack at Buena Vista University
213
July 27-29, 2018
A Conversation With Iowa State University’s President — Iowa State University officials need to do a better job telling Iowa taxpayers, business leaders and especially Iowa legislators about value ISU and the state’s public universities give Iowa, ISU president Wendy Wintersteen said in the second of a series of interviews with Iowa’s state university presidents.
Categories: Education
Guests:

  • Wendy Wintersteen, Iowa State University/Ames
212
July 20-22, 2018
Reporting A Questionable Practice By A Retired Judge — Des Moines Register investigative reporter Clark Kauffman talks with IowaWatch reporter Lily Bohlke about a story he did that exposed a judge who let attorneys draft rulings for him in cases over which he presided.
Categories: Criminal Justice
Guests:

  • Clark Kauffman, Des Moines Register
  • Lily Bohlke, IowaWatch
210
July 6-8, 2018
University of Northern Iowa president speaks, revisited — In part of a series, program host Jeff Stein has an extended conversation with University of Northern Iowa President Mark Nook.
Categories: Education
Guests:

  • University of Northern Iowa president Mark Nook/Cedar Falls.
209
June 29-31, 2018
The Legacy of Tom Harkin,Revisited — A conversation with Tom Harkin, who served as a member of the U.S. House and Senate for 40 years, representing Iowa.
Categories: Government and Politics
Guests:

  • Former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)
  • Christopher Larimer, associate professor of political science, University of Northern Iowa
208
June 22-24, 2018
The Cost of College Textbooks — A lot of college students are avoiding textbooks costs that generally can range from around $20 for a book on writing grant proposals to $400 for a physics book, a spring IowaWatch/College Media Journalism Project revealed. In lieu of buying, they rent books, which can save an average $29 per book, depending on the subject. They also rely on information they can find on the internet, sometimes as a first reference.
Categories: Education
Guests:

  • Kimberly Wilderdyke, University of Northern Iowa student, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Taylor Steele and Jimmy Ott, William Penn University students, Oskaloosa, IA
  • Erin Van Laningham, associate professor of English, Loras College, Dubuque, IA
  • Clarice Kies, Loras College student, Dubuque, IA
  • Heather Dean, Iowa State University Bookstore course materials manager, Ames, IA
  • Casey Nickel, Simpson College student, Indianola, IA
  • K. Rambo and Alex Connor, Iowa State Daily, Ames, IA
  • Tyler Brunner, KBVU The Tack, Buena Vista University, Storm Lake, IA
  • Lyle Muller, IowaWatch
207
June 15-17, 2018
Iowa Business Outlook — Iowa faces a workforce shortage, uncertain markets due to tariffs, and an increasingly complicated global connection. Where are the points for optimism?
Categories: Business and Consumer Affairs
Guests:

  • Charles Sukup/Manufacturer
  • Tiffany O’Donnell/Iowa Women Lead Change
  • Jordan Goodman/financial journalist
  • Peter Zeihan/geopolitical strategist and author
  • Marc Goodman/global strategist and author
206
June 8-10, 2018
Livestock Antibiotic Use, Revisited — A growing population means the need to produce more food. But there is also concern about what goes into the meat we eat.
Categories: Business and Consumer Affairs, Agriculture
Guests:

  • Denny Rehberg, farmer/Walker, Iowa
  • Heidi Vittetoe/farmer/Washington, Iowa
  • Dr. Chris Rademacher, swine extension veterinarian/Iowa State University
  • Ken Root, journalist/Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network
  • Helaina Thompson/Iowa Watch
205
June 1-3, 2018
Under The Gun — Journalism students at Buena Vista University who ordinarily report on the university’s KBVU radio took their questions about why gun violence continues in schools, and how to stop it, to several Iowans.
Categories: Education, Criminal Justice
Guests:

  • Storm Lake, Iowa, Police Chief Mark Prosser
  • Richard Riner, Buena Vista University assistant professor of criminology/criminal justice
  • Nadine Connell, associate professor of criminology and director, Center for Crime and Justice Studies, at the University of Texas-Dallas.
  • Dee Friesen, Sarah Nicholson and Kimberly Diaz, KBVU The Tack at Buena Vista University
204
May 25-27, 2018
Iowa Democratic Party Caucus Reform, revisted — After the close 2016 Democratic presidential precinct caucuses, the state party conducted a self-study of the process. Last weekend, the national party issued guidelines for changes. How much will this affect Iowa’s unique event, and how will it impact party development?
Categories: Politics
Guests:

  • David Nagle, former Iowa Democratic Party chair/Waterloo
  • Christopher Larimer, political science professor, University of Northern Iowa/Cedar Falls
  • Lyle Muller/IowaWatch
203
May 18-20, 2018
A Conversation With Iowa State University’s President — Iowa State University officials need to do a better job telling Iowa taxpayers, business leaders and especially Iowa legislators about value ISU and the state’s public universities give Iowa, ISU president Wendy Wintersteen said in the second of a series of interviews with Iowa’s state university presidents.
Categories: Education
Guests:

  • Wendy Wintersteen, Iowa State University/Ames
202
May 11-13, 2018
Campus Assault Reporting — Despite faculty and staff efforts to educate students about sexual assault prevention and reporting, colleges and universities in Iowa struggle to measure how effective these initiatives are on their campuses.
Categories: Education, Criminal Justice
Guests:

  • Liz Fleming/University of Dubuque student, Dubuque, IA
  • Katie Overberg/Drake University Title IX coordinator, Des Moines
  • Group interview of various Simpson College students, Indianola, IA
  • Temesha Derby, Britteny Johnson and Laura Wiersema IowaWatch/Simpson College journalism project
  • Lyle Muller, IowaWatch
201
May 4-6, 2018
Supporting Minority Students, Revisited — A January 2018 Hechinger Report study shows many flagship universities across the country have low enrollment of African-American and Latino students. But, while the University of Iowa shows a slight rise in first-time degree-seeking students from those minority populations, minority students IowaWatch interviewed said the UI could do more to cultivate a culture of diversity and create a safer learning environment for African-American and Latino students on campus.
Categories: Education
Guests:

  • Gerardo Guerrero/UI student, Sioux City
  • Miguel Torres/UI student, Chicago
  • Nadine Petty/director, UI Center for Diversity and Enrichment
  • Andrew Beckett/UI associate dean of University College
  • Matthew Bruce/UI student, Des Moines
  • Lauren Wade, IowaWatch
  • Maria Curi, IowaWatch
  • Lyle Muller, IowaWatch
200
April 27-29, 2018
Program 200: Reaching A Milestone — This program marks its 200th broadcast by revisiting two stories that took top honors in the recent state broadcast news awards — for agriculture reporting and general reporting.
Categories: Center News
Guests:

  • Jeff Stein/IowaWatch Connection
  • Lyle Muller/IowaWatch
199
April 20-22, 2018
Student Renters and City Homeowners in One Place, Revisited — Cities and towns that are home to a college or university have a number of unique challenges, including striking a balance between rental housing for temporary student residents and home ownership for permanent residents in prime locations.
Categories: Business and Consumer Affairs, Education
Guests:

  • Jerry Anthony, University of Iowa associate professor of urban and regional planning/Iowa City, IA
  • Jen and Ted Knights, homeowners/Iowa City
  • David Powers, housing inspector/Iowa City
  • Thomas Agran and Allie Gnade, homeowners/Iowa Cit
  • Lauren Wade/IowaWatch
198
April 13-15, 2018
The Legacy of Tom Harkin — A conversation with Tom Harkin, who served as a member of the U.S. House and Senate for 40 years, representing Iowa.
Categories: Government and Politics
Guests:

  • Former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa)
  • Christopher Larimer, associate professor of political science, University of Northern Iowa
197
April 6-8, 2018
Livestock Antibiotic Use — A growing population means the need to produce more food. But there is also concern about what goes into the meat we eat.
Categories: Business and Consumer Affairs, Agriculture
Guests:

  • Denny Rehberg, farmer/Walker, Iowa
  • Heidi Vittetoe/farmer/Washington, Iowa
  • Dr. Chris Rademacher, swine extension veterinarian/Iowa State University
  • Ken Root, journalist/Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network
  • Helaina Thompson/Iowa Watch
196
March 30-April 1, 2018
Revisiting Iowa, My Second Home — Iowans like to tell others how great our state is. How do you measure that? This week, five people who moved to Iowa and now make their home here give it a try.
Categories: Business and Consumer Affairs, General News
Guests:

  • Miriam Alarcon Avila, Jim Jacobson, Lea Haravon Collins, Simeon Talley, and Daphne Patton, participants in a special live storytelling event hosted by IowaWatch and the Iowa Writers’ House of Iowa City
195
March 23-25, 2018
Partisanship Still Reigns At Iowa Statehouse — One of Iowa’s newest legislators said in IowaWatch’s weekend radio report that administrative bureaucracy and lobbyists have too much power at the Statehouse in Des Moines.
Categories: Government and Politics
Guests:

  • State Rep. Jon Jacobsen, R-Council Bluffs
  • State Sen. Bill Dotzler, D-Waterloo
  • State Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny
  • Erin Murphy, Lee Enterprises news
194
March 16-18, 2018
Iowa’s GOP Race for Governor — Iowa Republicans will have a choice when they go to the primary polls on June 5th. We talk with the two people vying to be the party’s nominee for governor.
Categories: Government and Politics
Guests:

  • Gov. Kim Reynolds, Osceola/li>
  • Rob Corbett, Cedar Rapids
  • Erin Murphy, Lee Enterprises news
193
March 9-11, 2018
Urban Opportunity Disparity, Revisited — We like to think that an Iowan who gets the same opportunity as another will be able to attain the same achievements and goals. But those who do not start with equal opportunities are destined to fight an uphill battle.
Categories: Business and Consumer Affairs
Guests:

  • Izaah Knox, incoming executive director, Urban Dreams/Des Moines;
  • Hillary Frey, reporter/Huff Post
  • Babar Ahmed, concerned citizen/Des Moines;
  • John Campbell, steelworkers union member/Des Moines
  • Cody Hiles, community relations director, Broadlawns Medical Center/Des Moines
  • Lyle Muller, IowaWatch
192
March 2-4, 2018
The Alzheimer’s Tsunami, Revisited — The growing number of aging Iowans means more are dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Some 64,000 in Iowa, alone, have the disease. How well prepared are we to deal with this growing health care problem?
Categories: Health
Guests:

  • Alan Scherer, Alzheimer’s sufferer/West Des Moines
  • Anne Scherer, wife of sufferer/West Des Moines
  • Tim Charles, CEO, Mercy Medical Center/Cedar Rapids
  • Barb Blevins, West Des Moines
  • Kathy Good, widow of Alzheimer’s sufferer/Cedar Rapids
  • Brandon Geib, formerly Iowa Alzheimer’s Association/Des Moines
  • Cindy Hadish/IowaWatch
  • Lyle Muller/IowaWatch
191
Feb. 23-25, 2018
University of Northern Iowa president speaks — In this first of a series, an extended conversation with one of the presidents of a Regents institution.
Categories: Education
Guests:

  • University of Northern Iowa president Mark Nook/Cedar Falls.
190
Feb. 16-18, 2018
Supporting Minority Students — A new Hechinger Report study shows many flagship universities across the country have low enrollment of African-American and Latino students. But, while the University of Iowa shows a slight rise in first-time degree-seeking students from those minority populations, minority students IowaWatch interviewed said the UI could do more to cultivate a culture of diversity and create a safer learning environment for African-American and Latino students on campus.
Categories: Education
Guests:

  • Gerardo Guerrero/UI student, Sioux City
  • Miguel Torres/UI student, Chicago
  • Nadine Petty/director, UI Center for Diversity and Enrichment
  • Andrew Beckett/UI associate dean of University College
  • Matthew Bruce/UI student, Des Moines
  • Lauren Wade, IowaWatch
  • Maria Curi, IowaWatch
  • Lyle Muller, IowaWatch
189
Feb. 9-11, 2018
Iowa Legislative Review, early 2018 — Six weeks into the 2018 Iowa legislative session, how far have they come, how far do they have to go, to fulfill their agenda?
Categories: Government & Politics
Guests:

  • Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-Marion)/li>
  • Rep. Dave Deyoe (R-Nevada)
  • Sen. David Johnson (I-Osceola)
  • Erin Murphy, Lee Enterprises/Des Moines
  • Lyle Muller, IowaWatch
188
Feb. 2-4, 2018
Looking Ahead to Iowa’s Rail Shipping Needs, Revisited — A state plan shows demand for shipping by train in Iowa increasing rapidly by 2040 but is the state ready?
Categories: Business and consumer affairs
Guests:

  • Phil Meraz, Rail Regulation and Analysis Project Coordinator, Iowa Department of Transportation
  • Jeff Woods, Manager – Marketing and Business Development, Alliant Energy Transportation
  • Andy Laurent, Director of Business Development, Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd.
  • Brian Buchanan, Manager of Corporate Development, Canadian National Railways
  • Lyle Muller, IowaWatch
187
Jan. 26-28, 2018
Student Renters and City Homeowners in One Place — Cities and towns that are home to a college or university have a number of unique challenges, including striking a balance between rental housing for temporary student residents and home ownership for permanent residents in prime locations.
Categories: Business and Consumer Affairs, Education
Guests:

  • Jerry Anthony, University of Iowa associate professor of urban and regional planning/Iowa City, IA
  • Jen and Ted Knights, homeowners/Iowa City
  • David Powers, housing inspector/Iowa City
  • Thomas Agran and Allie Gnade, homeowners/Iowa Cit
  • Lauren Wade/IowaWatch
186
Jan. 19-21, 2018
First Generation Americans, Revisited — They were born in the United States and consider themselves full-blooded Americans. But the fact that their parents immigrated to this country means they often have to explain their ethnicity, and citizenship.
Categories: Politics
Guests:

  • Isaac Medina, Marshalltown, IA
  • Nickie Nguyen, Des Moines
  • Geordano Liriano, Harlem, N.Y.
  • Abraham Funchess, director, Black Hawk County Commission on Human Rights, Waterloo, IA
185
Jan. 12-14, 2018
2018 Iowa Legislative Issues — Priorities at the 2018 Iowa General Assembly that started in Jan. 8 will clash, state legislative leaders said. Even when they don’t clash, there’s a question of how the state will pay for programming.
Categories: Government and Politics
Guests:

  • Gov. Kim Reynolds/R-Osceola
  • Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer/R-Clear Lake
  • Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix/R-Shell Rock
  • Sen. Jeff Danielson/D-Cedar Falls
  • Sen. Bill Dotzler/D-Waterloo
  • Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey/R-Spirit Lake
  • Christopher Larimer, associate professor of political science/University of Northern Iowa
184
Jan. 5-7, 2018
2018 Iowa Legislative Preview — Top legislative leaders stake claim to their top issues of Iowa’s 2018 General Assembly on the eve of the session’s first day.
Categories: Government and Politics
Guests:

  • Gov. Kim Reynolds/R-Osceola
  • Iowa House Speaker Linda Upmeyer/R-Clear Lake
  • Iowa Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix/R-Shell Rock
  • Sen. Jeff Danielson/D-Cedar Falls
  • Sen. Bill Dotzler/D-Waterloo
  • Erin Murphy/Lee Enterprises Des Moines Bureau

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