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Iowa's Music Industry (Full Program) (#140)

posted on February 21, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Iowa's Music Industry (Full Program) (#140)
Full Program: New technologies may well shift power from music recording "moguls" to the artists, including the Iowa musicians who create what we want to hear. But no one has a clear view of the way to play the future. On the next The Iowa Journal we’ll... 27:45 Read More »

News Analysis: February 18, 2008 (#139)

posted on February 18, 2008 at 3:00 PM

Host Jeneane Beck talks with Associated Press reporter David Pitt about the difficulty of obtaining student loans and the proposed expansion of HAWK-I insurance program being debated in the Iowa legislature. Read More »

Gambling in Iowa (Full Program) (#138)

posted on February 15, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Gambling in Iowa (Full Program) (#138)
Full Program: A generation ago it would have been hard to imagine Iowa as a gambling Mecca. But today billions are wagered in the state and seemingly every community that doesn’t have a casino, wants one. But is the industry helping the state or just siphoning... 28:46 Read More »

Author - Columnist Leonard Pitts (Full Program) (#137)

posted on February 12, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Author - Columnist Leonard Pitts (Full Program) (#137)
Full Program: Featured guest of this program is Pulitzer winning Miami Heard columnist Leonard Pitt Jr. Mr. Pitt addresses a number of topics ranging from the Obama surge to life in the U.S. since 9-11. 26:46 Read More »

Lobbyists' Role in Iowa Politics (#136)

posted on February 8, 2008 at 8:45 AM

Lobbyists' Role in Iowa Politics (#136)
There are some 685 lobbyists registered to lobby the Iowa Legislature. That's 4.5 lobbyists per legislator. We examine the role they play in shaping Iowa policy and legislation. 05:17 Read More »

The Influence of Lobbyists in Iowa (Full Program) (#136)

posted on February 8, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The Influence of Lobbyists in Iowa (Full Program) (#136)
Full Program: There are 685 individuals registered to lobby at the state legislature. That's 4.5 lobbyists per lawmaker. How much influence they have on the legislative process is discussed with Charlie Smithson, Executive Director and Legal Council for the... 27:45 Read More »

News Analysis: January 24, 2008 (#132)

posted on January 30, 2008 at 9:39 AM

Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa discusses financial issues in the Iowa legislature, health care initiatives on the state level, and Ed Fallon's chances in the upcoming senatorial race. Read More »

The Iowa Prison System (Full Program) (#130)

posted on January 18, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The Iowa Prison System  (Full Program) (#130)
Full Program: Being tough on crime is not cheap. The Iowa Journal examines the rising cost of incarceration, takes a look behind the headlines, and learns that a historic prison town has more to offer than just internment. 27:38 Read More »

Day One at the 2008 Iowa Legislature (#129)

posted on January 15, 2008 at 10:55 AM

Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa discusses the first day of the 2008 Iowa legislative session, including balancing the state budget and expectations for Governor Culver's upcoming Condition of the State address. Read More »

Health Insurance Concerns and the Iowa Legislature (#128)

posted on January 11, 2008 at 4:52 PM

Health Insurance Concerns and the Iowa Legislature (#128)
Senator Jack Hatch and John Gilliland, Senior Vice President of Government Relations for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, discuss health insurance mandates and how they will affect the 2008 Iowa lesgislative session. Read More »

News Analysis: January 10, 2008 (#128)

posted on January 10, 2008 at 8:16 PM

David Pitt of the Associated Press discusses economic issues in the news, including the closing of a plant in Story City and post-holiday receipts for retailers, as well as tax issues facing the Iowa legislature. Read More »

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 »

Iowa Legislative Preview (Full Program) (#128)

posted on January 3, 2008 at 5:25 PM

Iowa Legislative Preview (Full Program) (#128)
Full Program: When the legislators reconvene in Des Moines next Monday, which will be their most pressing issues? We preview the 2008 session, paying particular attention to small business issues, including affordable health care insurance for employees. 27:15 Read More »

Iowa Legislative History (#105)

posted on January 17, 2007 at 4:21 PM

Iowa Legislative History (#105)
Iowa Senate President Jack Kibbie recalls the last time that Democrats held control of both the Iowa legislature and the Governor’s office in 1965. 03:12 Read More »

The Minimum Wage in Iowa (#105)

posted on January 17, 2007 at 4:21 PM

The Minimum Wage in Iowa (#105)
There are thousands of Iowans toiling at minimum wage, but even in the state’s poorest reaches, most workers are laboring for more money. 04:10 Read More »
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