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2008 Iowa Legislative Preview (#128)

posted on January 9, 2008 at 3:16 PM

2008 Iowa Legislative Preview (#128)
As the session begins Monday, the legislature faces a fiscal year 2009 budget gap of more than $400 million. Governor Chet Culver has already asked lawmakers and state agencies to hold the line on spending, and he says he does not want to increases... 02:48 Read More »

An Outsider's View of the Iowa Caucuses (#126)

posted on January 3, 2008 at 10:14 PM

An Outsider's View of the Iowa Caucuses (#126)
To outsiders, political homage to Iowa’s blended fuel may seem curious, but perhaps no more so than its caucus system. Here to share their take on the process are Geoff Elliott, a reporter for "The Australian," a national newspaper comparable... Read More »

The Caucuses: Ethanol Politics (#126)

posted on January 3, 2008 at 11:54 AM

The Caucuses: Ethanol Politics (#126)
The stature of renewable fuel in Iowa is unmatched anywhere else in America. But as Iowans gather at the caucuses how will the candidates' stances on the issue affect their choices? We examine what some say has been pandering, and others see as... Read More »

The Economics of College Sports (#122)

posted on December 21, 2007 at 5:29 PM

Legend has it a college president once implored his faculty to make the university into something of which the football team could be proud. The logic, if not the principle, is understandable. Athletics may be worth more financially to the... Read More »

Discussion: The Economics of College Sports (#122)

posted on December 21, 2007 at 5:28 PM

Discussion: The Economics of College Sports (#122)
Michael Gartner, owner of the Iowa Cubs baseball team, and president of the Iowa Board of Regents, and Tom Witosky, a reporter for "The Des Moines Register" discuss the economics of college sports with host Paul Yeager. Read More »

The Economics of College Sports (Full Program) (#122)

posted on December 18, 2007 at 12:00 AM

The Economics of College Sports (Full Program) (#122)
Full Program: Stadium build outs, sky boxes, 7-figure coaching salaries, and lucrative TV and endorsement deals have become staples of big time college athletics. So too have recruiting scandals, and scholarships to academically and socially-challenged... 27:48 Read More »

Holiday Debt (#119)

posted on December 11, 2007 at 11:17 AM

Although Phil and Cindy Blobaum's thrifty financial practices are born of necessity, the Holiday traditions they share with their four children fit their personal philosophy. The Blobaums create bounty and avoid debt by sticking to a budget and... 04:37 Read More »

Discussion: Consumer Debt (#119)

posted on December 11, 2007 at 11:17 AM

Dr. Tahira K. Hira, professor of personal finance and consumer economics at Iowa State University, and Adam Carroll, co-author of "How to Win the Money Game," discuss the issues surrounding mounting consumer debt. Read More »

Discussion: Mortgage Crises in Iowa (#117)

posted on December 5, 2007 at 3:35 PM

Discussion: Mortgage Crises in Iowa (#117)
David Swensen, Iowa State University economist and Katherine Porter, associate professor of Law at the University of Iowa discuss the understand both the scope of the subprime mortgage crisis problem and to identify some of the regulatory and legal... Read More »

Mortgage Crises (#117)

posted on December 3, 2007 at 4:13 PM

Mortgage Crises (#117)
As home foreclosure rates soar concerns about financial security are also increasing. The shockwaves of the mortgage crises coupled with a turbulent economy can be felt nationwide. 02:36 Read More »

News Analysis: November 19, 2007 (#113)

posted on November 19, 2007 at 6:01 PM

David Pitt of the Associated Press discusses economic development project currently underway in Iowa as well as controversies brewing at the University of Iowa. Read More »

History of Veterans Benefits (#112)

posted on November 15, 2007 at 10:19 AM

History of Veterans Benefits (#112)
Historically, the nation has tried to provide for its returning soldiers. Following World War Two, veterans benefits were grounded in the logistics of returning thousands of soldiers to their hometowns and transforming the nation to a peacetime... 04:23 Read More »

Mike Ralston and Mike Tramontina Discuss Iowa Workforce Issues (#111)

posted on November 15, 2007 at 9:15 AM

Mike Ralston and Mike Tramontina Discuss Iowa Workforce Issues (#111)
Michael Ralston is president of the Association of Iowa Business and Industry. Also joining us is Michael Tramontina, director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development. Both discuss concerns and complaints from about workforce needs in... Read More »

News Analysis: November 12, 2007 (#111)

posted on November 14, 2007 at 6:01 PM

News Analysis: November 12, 2007 (#111)
David Pitt of the Associated Press discusses controversy over coal-fired power plants and a vote in Iowa City to ban under-21-year-olds from bars. Read More »

Essay: Neil Harl on Subprime Mortgage Foreclosures (#111)

posted on November 14, 2007 at 3:33 PM

Essay: Neil Harl on Subprime Mortgage Foreclosures (#111)
Just 23 years ago now, Iowa was facing the greatest crisis in its agricultural sector since the Great Depression. The farm debt crisis and the subprime mortgage foreclosure debacle of 2007 share several parallels. Professor Emeritus Neil Harl... Read More »
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