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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.

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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.

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    Petty Unemployment Politics

    Petty Unemployment Politics

    Matt and Ivy deep dive on Governor Reynolds's decision to make Iowa one of just four states to cut its citizens off from extended unemployment benefits. Colin Gordon, a senior research consultant with Common Good Iowa, joins later to explain just why this was a bad move.


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    • 37 min
    Happy Pride Month!

    Happy Pride Month!

    Matt and Ivy talk Pride Month and Progress Iowa's LGBTQ+ Media Guide, Kim Reynolds unwillingness to do any more than the bare minimum when it comes to promoting vaccinations, the wide ranging effects COVID relief had on Americans, the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre, and more.


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    • 15 min
    No One Likes A Bragger + Edward-Isaac Dovere

    No One Likes A Bragger + Edward-Isaac Dovere

    Governor Reynolds goes back on Fox to brag/lie about Iowa's COVID recovery, the post legislative session landscape, and Matt is joined by staff writer for The Atlantic Edward-Isaac Dovere to talk about his new book "Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats' Campaigns to Defeat Trump."


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    • 56 min
    This is the End

    This is the End

    The 2021 legislative session is finally over and Matt and Ivy (and special guest little Joey Sinovic) have thoughts on that, Iowa's sputtering economy, and the 20th Shrekiversary.


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    The Bully in Chief ft. Sen. Zach Wahls

    The Bully in Chief ft. Sen. Zach Wahls

    Iowa Senate Democratic Leader Zach Wahls (D-Coralville) joins Matt to discuss the bombshell leaked audio of a right-wing think tank admitting to writing the voter suppression law that Iowa Republicans rammed through the legislator, possibly in violation of Iowa law, as well as Governor Reynolds putting the bully in bully pulpit and more.

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    • 37 min
    Get Vaccinated, Iowa!

    Get Vaccinated, Iowa!

    Matt and Ivy discuss President Biden's address to Congress, Iowa's supply/demand issue with COVID vaccines, Governor Reynolds's bizarre admission that she sent $93 million back to the federal government instead of using it for contact tracing, Rudy Giuliani's early morning visit from the FBI, and more!


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