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Matt Sinovic and Ivy Beckenholdt from Progress Iowa break down the big headlines of the week in Iowa and national politics and give shoutouts for those doing good in the world.

What a Week is part of the Potluck Media network. Learn more at https://potluck.fm

What A Week Progress Iowa

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Matt Sinovic and Ivy Beckenholdt from Progress Iowa break down the big headlines of the week in Iowa and national politics and give shoutouts for those doing good in the world.

What a Week is part of the Potluck Media network. Learn more at https://potluck.fm

    Secretary Dolly Parton?

    Secretary Dolly Parton?

    Matt and Ivy talk about the half-a-loaf non-mandate mask mandates from Kim Reynolds, Joe Biden's picks for his national security team, the historically close margin in Iowa's 2nd congressional district race, and of course their Thanksgiving Day recipes.


    Be thankful. Stay safe.


    Links:


    COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
    Follow Ryan Foley on Twitter


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    • 25 min
    Iowa needs a mask mandate

    Iowa needs a mask mandate

    Matt and Ivy talk about the ups and downs of last week's election, the COVID crisis that just keeps getting worse, and the complete lack of leadership from the Governor's office.

    Wear a mask. Wash your hands. Stay apart.


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    Health care is on the ballot. VOTE.

    Health care is on the ballot. VOTE.

    Matt and Ivy discuss the news of the most recent week to feel like 50 years and share stories of Iowans with pre-existing conditions to remind you that health care is on the ballot tomorrow.


    GO VOTE.


    Links:


    IWillVote.com


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    • 26 min
    Close the Boyfriend Loophole!

    Close the Boyfriend Loophole!

    Matt and Ivy discuss the final presidential debate, the Senate Judicial Committee's vote on Amy Coney Barrett, the 545 migrant children still separated from their parents, and Kim Reynolds's CARES Act spending spree.


    We also hear a message to Sen. Joni Ernst from Lilly Steil, a young woman who became an activist against domestic violence after her sister Roseanna was shot and killed by an ex-boyfriend.


    Call Sens Ernst & Grassley -- NO Supreme Court vote until the people have spoken

    Ernst: (202) 224-3254
    Grassley: (202) 224 - 3744


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    • 23 min
    Donald and Kim. Two Beans in a Pod.

    Donald and Kim. Two Beans in a Pod.

    Kim Reynolds opens for Donald Trump at a rally in Des Moines that spits in the face of her own COVID guidelines, Joni Ernst implodes in her final debate with Theresa Greenfield, David Young tells more lies about his record, and Ivy talks to Murphy Burke of Next Gen Iowa about their efforts to get out the vote.


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    • 31 min
    Talking About Talkers Talking

    Talking About Talkers Talking

    The buzz (get it?) is over the one and only Vice Presidential debate, as well as a debate between Congresswoman Cindy Axne and her challenger David Young in Iowa's 3rd district.


    Buzz buzz.

    Links


    Watch the Vice Presidential debate (CBS News)
    Watch the 3rd Congressional Debate (Iowa PBS)




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