River to River is a conversation about the news with an Iowa perspective. Together we dig into the story behind the headlines - we talk with newsmakers and a diverse range of experts to find out how the news affects you. We take on challenging topics, explore issues from all sides, and foster conversation and understanding
Moments of working across the aisle
NPR’s Steve Inskeep discusses his latest book Differ We Must. Then presidential historian Tim Walch explains the roots of today’s political polarization and moments of cooperation across the aisle.
Congress narrowly avoids government shutdown but budget uncertainty looms
Congress has until Nov. 17 to come to an agreement or there will be yet another risk of government shutdown.
Retired researcher says Iowa's ag economy comes at a cost
Those interested in the truth about the Iowa's water quality won't get it from the state's agricultural and political leaders, according to former research engineer Chris Jones.
From the NFL to the Minnesota Supreme Court
A conversation with Alan Page.
Biden makes history by visiting striking auto workers in Michigan
A looming partial federal government shutdown seems likely as the House and Senate clash on different spending plans.
Iowa's former first lady Vilsack cracks the champagne on the new USS Iowa
The USS Iowa, a nuclear attack submarine, is the first of its kind that includes accommodations built for women. Its christening took place in Connecticut on June 17.
Providing balanced and insightful political commentary from a local perspective, River to River Politics Wednesday is an invaluable local treasure for those seeking to be well-informed Iowans. For me it answers the question: What is Iowa’s take? With the advent of this podcast I am overjoyed that I will never have to miss one again! Thank you IPR!
Great Content, Okay Host
The reporting is solid, but the host is prone to rambling, presumptive questions.
The host only asks questions and does no push back to get real answers. No worth the time.