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2006 Episodes

Reporters' Roundtable (December 29, 2006 - #3418)

Borg: THAT PAST IS PROLOGUE. AS 2006 GIVES WAY TO 2007, IOWA POLITICAL REPORTERS SCAN THE PAST YEAR FOR INSIGHT INTO THE NEW YEAR. IT'S OUR... Read Transcript

Governor Tom Vilsack (December 22, 2006 - #3417)

Borg: RELOAD AND AIM HIGH. CLOSING EIGHT YEARS AS GOVERNOR, TOM VILSACK TARGETS THE PRESIDENCY. A CONVERSATION WITH GOVERNOR VILSACK ON... Read Transcript

Michael Gartner - Iowa Board of Regents (December 15, 2006 - #3416)

Program recorded on 12/13/2006

Yepsen: THE BATTLE LINES HAVE HAVE BEEN DRAWN IN THE HIRING OF THE NEW PRESIDENT AT THE... Read Transcript

Congressman-elect Bruce Braley (December 8, 2006 - #3415)

Yepsen: THE ELECTION OF 2006 BRINGS A CHANGE TO THE BALANCE OF POWER IN CONGRESS AND A NEW MAKEUP TO THE IOWA DELEGATION IN WASHINGTON. WE... Read Transcript

Rep. Jim Leach (December 1, 2006 - #3414)

Borg: CORPORATE MEMORY... IOWA'S SECOND DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN JIM LEACH PACKS HIS OFFICE, CLOSING THIRTY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE U.S. HOUSE OF... Read Transcript

Sen. Mike Gronstal (November 24, 2006 - #3413)

Borg: SHARING NO MORE. DEMOCRATS CONTROL THE IOWA SENATE AND MIKE GRONSTAL LEADS THEM. WE'LL QUESTION MAJORITY LEADER MIKE GRONSTAL ON THIS... Read Transcript

Rep. Pat Murphy & Rep. Kevin McCarthy (November 17, 2006 - #3412)

Borg: SETTING A NEW AGENDA. DEMOCRATS NOW CONTROL THE IOWA LEGISLATURE. WE'LL QUESTION NEW LEADERS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,... Read Transcript

Reporters' Roundtable (November 10, 2006 - #3411)

Borg: VOTERS SPEAK, GOVERNMENT ADJUSTS. ANALYSIS AND POST-ELECTION CONVERSATION WITH IOWA POLITICAL JOURNALISTS ON THIS EDITION OF 'IOWA... Read Transcript

Sen. Mike Gronstal, Sen. Mary Lundby, Rep. Christopher Rants & Rep. Pat Murphy (November 3, 2006 - #3410)

Yepsen: HANGING IN THE BALANCE IN NOVEMBER 7TH'S GENERAL ELECTION IS CONTROL OF THE IOWA GENERAL ASSEMBLY. WE DISCUSS THE CAMPAIGN OF... Read Transcript

Rep. Jim Leach & David Loebsack (October 27, 2006 - #3409)

In eastern Iowa's second congressional district, Iowa's senior congressman Republican Jim Leach of Iowa City is challenged by Cornell College... Read Transcript

Steve Roberts & Rob Tully (October 20, 2006 - #3408)

Yepsen: EIGHTEEN DAYS REMAIN UNTIL THE GENERAL ELECTION OF NOVEMBER 7, AND THE CAMPAIGN ISSUES CONTINUE TO BE FINE-TUNED. WE DISCUSS THE... Read Transcript

Bill Northey & Denise O'Brien (October 13, 2006 - #3407)

This edition of Iowa Press features the two candidates for Secretary of Agriculture, Democrat Denise O'Brien and Republican Bill Northey. Read Transcript

Reporters' Roundtable (October 6, 2006 - #3406)

Borg: LAND MINES ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. WITH ONLY A MONTH TO GO BEFORE THE NOVEMBER ELECTION, DEBATES, SURPRISE DEVELOPMENTS, AND... Read Transcript

Jeff Vonk & Eldon McAfee (September 29, 2006 - #3405)

Borg: ECONOMIC GROWTH COLLIDES WITH ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS. LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION CONSOLIDATION GENERATES QUESTIONS ABOUT WHO LOCATES AND... Read Transcript

Bruce Braley & Mike Whalen (September 22, 2006 - #3404)

The campaign in northeastern Iowa's first congressional district is drawing national attention. It's an open seat that's in the spotlight, and we... Read Transcript

Sen. Charles Grassley (September 15, 2006 - #3403)

Borg: POLITICAL INSECURITY. UNCERTAIN OF CONTROL IN THE NEW CONGRESS, THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY IN THE CURRENT U.S. CONGRESS FOCUSES ON... Read Transcript

Rep. Leonard Boswell & Sen. Jeff Lamberti (September 8, 2006 - #3402)

The campaign in central Iowa's third congressional district has drawn national attention, where incumbent Democrat Leonard Boswell is challenged by... Read Transcript

Reporters' Roundtable (September 1, 2006 - #3401)

Borg: SUMMER WINDS DOWN. POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS RATCHET UP. LABOR DAY SIGNALS THE FINAL PUSH TO ELECTION DAY. IOWA POLITICAL REPORTERS... Read Transcript

Governor Tom Vilsack (July 28, 2006 - #3350)

Borg: POLITICAL MULTITASKING. GOVERNOR TOM VILSACK KEEPS A HAND ON THE THROTTLE OF IOWA'S GOVERNMENT WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY STEERING... Read Transcript

State Auditor David Vaudt (July 21, 2006 - #3349)

Borg: A DOLLAR'S WORTH FOR A DOLLAR SPENT. THAT'S ONE ASPECT OF SCRUTINIZING THE SPENDING OF PUBLIC MONEY. A CONVERSATION WITH THE MAN... Read Transcript

Sen. Evan Bayh (July 14, 2006 - #3348)

Borg: TAKING A LOOK. IOWANS SIZE UP INDIANA SENATOR EVAN BAYH, AND HE PONDERS A RUN IN IOWA'S 2008 PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE CAUCUS. WE'LL... Read Transcript

Rep. Christopher Rants & Sen. Mike Gronstal (July 6, 2006 - #3347)

Borg: A MOVE TO LIMIT AUTHORITY. IN SPECIAL SESSION, THE IOWA LEGISLATURE PONDERS WHETHER OR NOT TO OVERRIDE GOVERNOR TOM VILSACK'S VETO... Read Transcript

Senator Tom Harkin (June 30, 2006 - #3346)

Borg: LEGITIMATE DISSENT OR OBSTRUCTIVE POLITICS? WITH A NATION AT WAR, OUT-OF-POWER CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS WALK A FINE LINE IN DEFINING... Read Transcript

Reporters' Roundtable (June 23, 2006 - #3345)

Yepsen: THE ISSUES ARE BEGINNING TO SURFACE. THE CANDIDATES ARE FINE-TUNING THEIR MESSAGES, AND THE TONE AND FLAVOR OF THE CAMPAIGN OF... Read Transcript

Secretary of State, Chet Culver (June 16, 2006 - #3344)

Chet Culver carries Iowa Democrats' hopes for retaining the Iowa governorship when Tom Vilsack leaves office next January. If he's elected, it... Read Transcript

Congressman Jim Nussle (June 9, 2006 - #3343)

Congressman Jim Nussle wants to move from the nation's capital to Iowa's capital, from U.S. Representative to governor. We discuss the campaign... Read Transcript

Iowa Political Reporters (June 2, 2006 - #3342)

Borg: DECISION TIME. POLITICAL PARTIES CHOOSE THEIR CANDIDATES IN NEXT TUESDAY'S IOWA PRIMARY ELECTION. POLITICAL REPORTERS ASSESS THE... Read Transcript

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate, Mike Blouin (May 26, 2006 - #3341)

Borg: OUR SPECIAL ONE-HOUR EDITION OF 'IOWA PRESS' CONTINUES NOW, AS WE COMPLETE OUR PROGRAMS WITH THE FOUR CANDIDATES WHO ARE ASKING IOWA... Read Transcript

Secretary of State, Chet Culver (May 26, 2006 - #3340)

Borg: EXTENDING A POLITICAL LEGACY. SINCE THE 1960S, THE CULVER NAME HAS BEEN PROMINENT IN IOWA PUBLIC OFFICES. CURRENT SECRETARY OF... Read Transcript

Democrats Bruce Braley, Rick Dickinson, and Bill Gluba (May 19, 2006 - #3339)

Borg: DEMOCRATS BRUCE BRALEY OF WATERLOO, RICK DICKINSON OF DUBUQUE, AND BILL GLUBA OF DAVENPORT WANT TO REPRESENT IOWA'S FIRST CONGRESSIONAL... Read Transcript

Republicans Bill Dix, Brian Kennedy, and Mike Whalen (May 19, 2006 - #3338)

Borg: NATIONAL ATTENTION ON IOWA'S OPEN SEAT IN CONGRESS. WE'LL QUESTION CANDIDATES WHO WANT TO REPRESENT IOWA'S FIRST CONGRESSIONAL... Read Transcript

Sal Mohamed (May 12, 2006 - #3337)

Borg: OUR SPECIAL EDITION OF 'IOWA PRESS' CONTINUES NOW. WE'LL QUESTION ANOTHER CANDIDATE FOR THE DEMOCRATIC GUBERNATORIAL NOMINATION. HE'S... Read Transcript

Representative Ed Fallon (May 12, 2006 - #3336)

Borg: IOWA DEMOCRATS CHOOSE THEIR CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR. WE'LL QUESTION TWO OF THE FOUR CANDIDATES: STATE REPRESENTATIVE ED FALLON OF DES... Read Transcript

Statehouse Journalists (May 5, 2006 - #3335)

Borg: CAMPAIGNING ON A RECORD. REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC STATE LEGISLATORS BOTH CLAIM ADVANTAGE. WE'LL GET INSIGHT ON THE... Read Transcript

Newt Gingrich (April 28, 2006 - #3334)

Borg: THE ARCHITECT OF THE REPUBLICAN REVOLUTION PURSUES MORE CHANGE. WE'LL TALK WITH NEWT GINGRICH ON THIS EDITION OF 'IOWA PRESS.' ... Read Transcript

Republican Doug Gross and Democrat Rob Tully (April 21, 2006 - #3333)

Borg: THE NATION WATCHES IOWA POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS. INSIDERS' INSIGHT FROM REPUBLICAN DOUG GROSS AND DEMOCRAT ROB TULLY ON THIS EDITION OF... Read Transcript

Senator Mary Lundby (April 14, 2006 - #3332)

Borg: IN THE IOWA SENATE, AN ELEVENTH-HOUR CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP. SENATOR MARY LUNDBY IS THE NEW REPUBLICAN COLEADER. WE'LL TALK WITH HER... Read Transcript

Reporter's Roundtable (April 7, 2006 - #3331)

Yepsen: THE WINTER CAMPAIGN SEASON HAS MOVED INTO THE SPRING CAMPAIGN SEASON. KEEPING AN EYE ON THE POLITICAL CALENDAR, CANDIDATES... Read Transcript

Republican Copresident Jeff Lamberti & Minority Leader Pat Murphy (March 31, 2006 - #3330)

Borg: IOWA'S GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATIVE LEADERS AGREE ON A TIMETABLE TO ADJOURN THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION BEFORE EASTER, BUT THERE'S NO BUDGET... Read Transcript

Iowa Political Journalists (March 24, 2006 - #3329)

Borg: ELECTION CAMPAIGNS GEAR UP AS THE LEGISLATURE'S CLOCK WINDS DOWN. PERSPECTIVE FROM IOWA POLITICAL JOURNALISTS ON THIS EDITION OF 'IOWA... Read Transcript

House of Representatives Speaker Christopher Rants (March 17, 2006 - #3328)

Borg: TOUCH PLAY LOSES AT THE IOWA STATEHOUSE, BUT THE COURTS MAY HAVE THE FINAL SPIN. WE'LL QUESTION HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SPEAKER... Read Transcript

Senate Democratic Coleader Mike Gronstal (March 10, 2006 - #3327)

Borg: A HOUSE DIVIDED... DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS SHARE CONTROL OF THE IOWA SENATE. IS IT PRODUCING GRIDLOCK OR COOPERATION? A... Read Transcript

Iowa Statehouse Journalists (March 3, 2006 - #3326)

Borg: IOWA LEGISLATORS STRUGGLE TO PUT THE TOUCH PLAY GENIE BACK IN THE BOTTLE; GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATES PAIR UP; TEACHER PAY RAISES, SHOULD... Read Transcript

Senator Charles Grassley (February 24, 2006 - #3325)

Borg: WAR, BUDGET DEFICITS, NATIONAL SECURITY. ASSESSMENTS FROM SENATOR CHARLES GRASSLEY ON THIS EDITION OF 'IOWA PRESS.' FUNDING FOR... Read Transcript

Congressman Leonard Boswell (February 17, 2006 - #3324)

Borg: DIVERSE CHALLENGES, NATIONAL SECURITY, A REELECTION CAMPAIGN, AND PERSONAL HEALTH ISSUES CONFRONT IOWA'S THIRD DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN,... Read Transcript

Senator Mike Connolly and Representative Jodi Tymeson (February 10, 2006 - #3323)

Borg: SCHOOL FOR ALL FOUR YEAR OLDS... MOST AGREE IT'S BENEFICIAL BUT DISAGREE OVER WHETHER IT SHOULD BE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OR SHARED... Read Transcript

Senators Jeff Lamberti & Keith Kreiman (February 3, 2006 - #3322)

Yepsen: DEALING WITH CONVICTED SEX OFFENDERS REMAINS A FRONT-BURNER ISSUE AT THE IOWA STATEHOUSE. WE'LL GET A STATUS REPORT WITH... Read Transcript

Senator Tom Courtney & Representative Jeff Elgin (January 27, 2006 - #3321)

Borg: A CASINO LOOK FOR SOME IOWA GROCERY STORES, AND REAL CASINOS DON'T LIKE IT. VIDEO GAMING IS A HIT AND IT'S GENERATING HEAT FOR IOWA... Read Transcript

Congressman Jim Nussle (January 20, 2006 - #3320)

Borg: A REPUBLICAN REPRESENTING EASTERN IOWA IN CONGRESS WANTS TO GOVERN THE STATE. WE'LL QUESTION IOWA'S FIRST DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN, JIM... Read Transcript

Senate Democratic Coleader Mike Gronstal (January 13, 2006 - #3319)

Borg: SPEECHES AND APPLAUSE GIVE WAY TO HARD-NOSED DEBATE. IOWA'S 2006 LEGISLATIVE SESSION IS UNDERWAY, AND WE'LL QUESTION SENATE DEMOCRATIC... Read Transcript

Christopher Rants (January 6, 2006 - #3318)

Borg: A NEW SESSION OF THE IOWA LEGISLATURE. THE AGENDA FROM REPUBLICAN HOUSE SPEAKER CHRISTOPHER RANTS ON THIS EDITION OF "IOWA PRESS."... Read Transcript

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