20 episodes

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.

River to River Iowa Public Radio

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    • 4.8, 20 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.

    Felon Voting Rights Restored In Iowa

    Felon Voting Rights Restored In Iowa

    Ben Kieffer and political scientists talk about the top political headlines of the week.

    Mask Mandates, Eviction Spikes And Returning To The Classroom In The Middle Of A Pandemic

    Mask Mandates, Eviction Spikes And Returning To The Classroom In The Middle Of A Pandemic

    Ben Kieffer and his guests discuss the top Iowa stories to start off the week.

    Reflecting On The Life And Legacy Of John Lewis

    Reflecting On The Life And Legacy Of John Lewis

    Ben Kieffer speaks with Kesho Scott remembering Rep. John Lewis.

    New Book Explores Limits Of The Freedom Of Information Act

    New Book Explores Limits Of The Freedom Of Information Act

    Author Nicholson Baker's new book, "Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act" details the difficulties that come with trying to access government documents.

    Governor's Requirements For Return-To-Learn Leave Some Parents And Teachers Concerned

    Governor's Requirements For Return-To-Learn Leave Some Parents And Teachers Concerned

    New guidance from the governor regarding the start of the school year have left some families and educators concerned about the safety of their students and colleagues.

    Attorney General Barr Defends Federal Response To Protests Before House

    Attorney General Barr Defends Federal Response To Protests Before House

    According to Orgeon Governor Kate Brown, federal troops will begin to withdraw from Portland, Ore.

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4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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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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