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Each week Iowa Press explores the issues affecting the lives of Iowans. Newsmakers, policy makers and elected officials join capitol reporters in a weekly discussion.

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Each week Iowa Press explores the issues affecting the lives of Iowans. Newsmakers, policy makers and elected officials join capitol reporters in a weekly discussion.

    Child Care Issues

    Child Care Issues

    This edition of Iowa Press features guests Lora Patton, regional director for Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral, Alex Glenn, director of human resources for Generation Next child development centers and preschools, and Dawn Oliver Wiand, president and CEO of the Iowa Women's Foundation. They discuss the issue of child care, what challenges the state faces, and what can be done to improve access to quality child care for Iowans. 

    Rep. Pat Grassley

    Rep. Pat Grassley

    On this edition of Iowa Press, Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives Pat Grassley (R - New Hartford) discusses the beginning of the 2022 legislative session, and House Republicans’ agenda and priorities.
    Joining moderator Kay Henderson at the Iowa Press table are James Lynch, political reporter for The Gazette in Cedar Rapids.
    Henderson: A new legislative session underway with new priorities from Governor Kim Reynolds. What are the priorities for House Republicans? We'll find out on this edition of Iowa Press.

    Community Journalism

    Community Journalism

    On this edition of Iowa Press, Sara Konrad Baranowski, editor of the Iowa Falls Times Citizen, Abigail Pelzer, publisher of the Marshalltown Times-Republican, and Randy Evans, executive director of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council, discuss community journalism and the state of local news in Iowa, particularly in smaller towns and cities, as well as open records and public information.
    Program support provided by: Associated General Contractors of Iowa, Iowa Bankers Association and FUELIowa.

    Iowa Press: Legislative Preview

    Iowa Press: Legislative Preview

    Explore the key issues state lawmakers may address in the 2022 Iowa legislative session. Iowa Press provides an in-depth view of broadband expansion, the long-time battle over Iowa’s bottle bill and the status of medical marijuana law in Iowa. 

    Iowa and Refugees

    Iowa and Refugees

    On this edition of Iowa Press, our guests include Mak Suceska, bureau chief for the Iowa Bureau of Refugee Services, and Kerri True-Funk, director of the Des Moines field office of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI). We discuss Afghanistan refugees coming to Iowa and how local organizations help them adjust, as well as Iowa's long history welcoming refugees.

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Cornfed2 ,

Video needed

Great content. Would be nice to see this as a video podcast

Jessica_981 ,

OK but could be better

Iowa Press has a good assortment of political content but should be better on some clarity & fact checking. They recently (11/19/21) discussed 2022 elections, school superintendent elections & how CRT is taught in grade schools, failing to mention CRT is a college-level education & it’s more a racial education ideology that is being debated. This journalistic failure is seen across the media right now. Iowa Press should strive to do better.

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