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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.

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    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

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.

    An Iowan's COVID-19 Long Haul

    An Iowan's COVID-19 Long Haul

    Host Ben Kieffer speaks with Anthony Navarra and Malena Billups about long-term recovery from COVID-19.

    • 22 min
    Where Biden Stands On Foreign Policy, More Than A Month Into His Presidency

    Where Biden Stands On Foreign Policy, More Than A Month Into His Presidency

    From sanctions against Myanmar to a military attack on Syria and attempts to re-enter the Iran Nuclear Deal, President Biden has made some notable foreign policy moves in his first month-plus in office.

    • 45 min
    Three Iowa Supreme Court Cases You've Probably Never Heard About

    Three Iowa Supreme Court Cases You've Probably Never Heard About

    Host Ben Kieffer and Russ Lovell from Drake University discuss three Iowa Supreme Court cases that made a significant impact on Black Iowans.

    • 22 min
    The Debate Over Big Tech In Iowa

    The Debate Over Big Tech In Iowa

    Host Ben Kieffer speaks with IPR's Grant Gerlock and Todd Pettys of the University of Iowa College of Law about legislation to pull incentives for tech companies over free speech.

    • 23 min
    Lawmakers Discuss Broad Election Bill, Passed Last Week

    Lawmakers Discuss Broad Election Bill, Passed Last Week

    A major Republican-backed election bill passed through the Iowa Statehouse last week.

    • 46 min
    New Government Website Will Help Iowans Locate COVID-19 Vaccines

    New Government Website Will Help Iowans Locate COVID-19 Vaccines

    River to River host Ben Kieffer speaks to a variety of guests about top news stories from around Iowa.

    • 45 min

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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!

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