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James Simmons from Progress Iowa break down the big headlines of the week in Iowa and national politics and talks with leaders from around the state about issues Iowans care about.

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James Simmons from Progress Iowa break down the big headlines of the week in Iowa and national politics and talks with leaders from around the state about issues Iowans care about.

Text JOIN to 515-417-3320 for text message updates from Progress Iowa.

Have a question or want to hear a certain issue addressed on the podcast? Email us at press@progressiowa.org.

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

    The Significance of Black Lives Matter Pt. 2 - Discussion

    The Significance of Black Lives Matter Pt. 2 - Discussion

    Join "What a Week" host James Simmons, Progress Iowa's Deputy Press Secretary, on this special, two-part edition to discuss "The Significance of Black Lives Matter" Forum hosted by the University of Northern Iowa's Women and Gender Studies program. The forum featured Dr. Reverend Belinda Creighton Smith, a professor at UNI a Pastor of Faith Temple American Baptist Church, as well as Joyce Levingston, who sits on the College of Education Advisory Board at the University of Northern Iowa and Upper Iowa University.

    This episode is part 2 of the two part series, and is the interview discussions James had with Dr. Rev. Creighton-Smith and Joyce Levingston in the weeks following the forum.


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    The Significance of Black Lives Matter Pt. 1 - Forum

    The Significance of Black Lives Matter Pt. 1 - Forum

    Join "What a Week" host James Simmons, Progress Iowa's Deputy Press Secretary, on this special, two-part edition to discuss "The Significance of Black Lives Matter" Forum hosted by the University of Northern Iowa's Women and Gender Studies program. The forum featured Dr. Reverend Belinda Creighton Smith, a professor at UNI a Pastor of Faith Temple American Baptist Church, as well as Joyce Levingston, who sits on the College of Education Advisory Board at the University of Northern Iowa and Upper Iowa University.

    This episode is part 1 of the two part series, and is the audio recording of the forum held on February 7, 2022.


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    Tax Plans Explained with Senator Pam Jochum

    Tax Plans Explained with Senator Pam Jochum

    Join "What a Week" host James Simmons, Progress Iowa's Deputy Press Secretary, to break down this week's news and hear from a tax expert to help us make sense of all the tax plans coming from the Iowa Capital. Later in the episode, James speaks with former President of the Iowa Senate and Ranking Member of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, Democratic Senator from Dubuque, Pam Jochum.

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    Democratic Leader, Senator Zach Wahls

    Democratic Leader, Senator Zach Wahls

    Join "What a Week" host James Simmons, Progress Iowa's Deputy Press Secretary, to break down this week's news and to hear from Iowa Senator and Senate Democratic Leader Zach Wahls, who joins us to discuss workers' issues in the state of Iowa.

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    Roe v Wade 49th Anniversary

    Roe v Wade 49th Anniversary

    January 22nd, 2022 is the 49th Anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in the case of Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion access nationally. Host James Simmons speaks with Iowa House Ranking Member on the Human Resources committee, Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, and Jamie Burch Elliott, who is the Director of Public Affairs for North Central Planned Parenthood.

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    House Democratic Leader Jennifer Konfrst

    House Democratic Leader Jennifer Konfrst

    Join James Simmons, Progress Iowa's new Deputy Press Secretary, and Iowa House Representative and Democratic Leader Jennifer Konfrst in discussing Governor Kim Reynolds' Condition of the State Address, the Democrats' response, and what to look out for during the Iowa 2022 Legislative Session.

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