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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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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

    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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    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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    • 33 min
    A hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck

    A hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck

    Matt and Ivy discuss the Ernst-Greenfield debate on Iowa Press, the Trump-Biden debate/"hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck," and Friday morning's breaking news that Donald Trump and others in his circle have COVID-19.

    Links


    Watch the Ernst-Greenfield debate (Iowa PBS on YouTube)
    Watch the Trump-Biden debate (C-SPAN on YouTube)
    Watch a replay of our event with Sen. Tom Harkin


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    • 27 min
    Losing a Legend

    Losing a Legend

    Matt and Ivy talk about the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsber and our US Senator's baldfaced lies to the people they serve. They also share several hot takes on birds... Yes, birds.


    Links:


    Rob Sand's tweet about RBG and the Des Moines Symphony


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    • 16 min
    Yes, Iowans DO Want Healthcare!

    Yes, Iowans DO Want Healthcare!

    Editors note: This episode was recorded on Friday, September 18th, before the death of Justice Ginsburg.

    This week Matt and Ivy talk to Ben Jealous with People for the American Way about Iowa's Senate race and the importance of our nation's courts in that race.


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