Iowa Public Television


2009 Episodes

Iowa Statehouse Reporters on the Politics of Money (December 25, 2009 - #3716)

Nearly everyone seems short on money, including state government. Iowa political journalists provide perspective. (27:46) Read Transcript

Republican Leaders Paul McKinley and Kraig Paulsen Discuss Budget and Legislative Agenda (December 18, 2009 - #3715)

Sen. Paul McKinley (R-Chariton), minority leader in the Iowa Senate, and Rep. Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha), minority leader in the Iowa House of... (27:44) Read Transcript

Danny Homan and Janice Laue Discuss the Economy and Organized Labor (December 11, 2009 - #3714)

Danny Homan is president of Council 61 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and Janice Laue is... (27:44) Read Transcript

Rep. Pat Murphy (D-Dubuque) Discusses the Upcoming 2010 Legislative Session (December 4, 2009 - #3713)

Rep. Pat Murphy, who serves as Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives, discusses the upcoming 2010 legislative session with moderator Dean... (27:47) Read Transcript

Political strategists Jerry Crawford and Mike Mahaffey (November 27, 2009 - #3712)

Political strategists Jerry Crawford (D-Des Moines) and Mike Mahaffey (R-Montezuma) discuss the political landscape, both in Iowa and across the... (27:45) Read Transcript

Former Rep. Richard Gephardt on Health Care Reform and the Economy (November 20, 2009 - #3711)

Former U.S. Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-St. Louis) is the guest on the next Iowa Press. Gephardt, who served as a leader in the U.S. House and has... (27:45) Read Transcript

U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) on the Health Care Initiative (November 13, 2009 - #3710)

Rep. Bruce Braley discusses the ongoing work of the 111th United States Congress, including the health care initiative that just passed the U.S.... (27:46) Read Transcript

Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Cumming) on Health Care (November 6, 2009 - #3709)

Sen. Tom Harkin discusses the work of Congress, including the debate over health care reform. Joining Harkin at the Iowa Press table are... (27:47) Read Transcript

Reporters Roundtable: Declining Tax Revenues and Budget Cuts (October 30, 2009 - #3708)

Iowa political reporters Mike Glover, Kay Henderson, James Lynch and Kathie Obradovich discuss the long term consequences of declining tax... (27:47) Read Transcript

Gov. Chet Culver (October 16, 2009 - #3706)

Gov. Chet Culver discusses the state’s budget situation and the 10 percent across-the-board budget cuts made to state agencies. Reporters are... (27:46) Read Transcript

Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Michael Kiernan (September 25, 2009 - #3703)

Michael Kiernan discusses party politics with moderator Dean Borg, of Iowa Public Radio; Mike Glover, senior legislative and political reporter... (27:44) Read Transcript

Reporters Roundtable: Balancing Health and Politics (September 11, 2009 - #3701)

The nation focuses on overhauling the health care system while incumbent politicians and those who would like to be office holders assess their own... (27:44) Read Transcript

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (R) (June 26, 2009 - #3643)

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (R) was recently named chairman of the Republican Governors Association. Barbour discusses South Carolina... (27:46) Read Transcript

Christopher Rants (R-Sioux City) (June 19, 2009 - #3642)

Iowa Rep. Christopher Rants (R-Sioux City) discusses the recent legislative session and the 2010 race for Governor. Joining Rants at the Iowa Press... (27:46) Read Transcript

Health Care Reform: Iowa Sen. Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines) (June 12, 2009 - #3641)

Iowa Sen. Jack Hatch (D-Des Moines) has been named chairman of the White House Working Group for State Legislators, a committee that will serve as a... (27:46) Read Transcript

Gov. Chet Culver (May 29, 2009 - #3639)

Gov. Chet Culver discusses the recent legislative session and current budget issues. Reporters are Radio Iowa news director Kay Henderson, and AP... (27:46) Read Transcript

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Cumming) (May 8, 2009 - #3636)

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Cumming) discusses the work of the 111th U.S. Congress. Joining Sen. Harkin at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg, Mike... (27:46) Read Transcript

Deduct or Delete: Sen. Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) and Rep. Tom Sands (R-Columbus Junction) (April 3, 2009 - #3631)

Sen. Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) and Rep. Tom Sands (R-Columbus Junction) discuss proposed changes to Iowa’s tax policies currently under... (27:47) Read Transcript

Budget Priorities: Sen. Bob Dvorsky (D-Coralville) and Rep. Jo Oldson (D-Des Moines), Legislative Appropriations Committee Leaders (March 27, 2009 - #3630)

Sen. Bob Dvorsky (D-Coralville) and Rep. Jo Oldson (D-Des Moines) are the guests on this week's Iowa Press. Dvorsky and Oldson chair the Senate and... (24:48) Read Transcript

Changing the Rules: John Gilliland & Ken Sagar (March 6, 2009 - #3627)

John Gilliland, of the Association of Business and Industry, and Ken Sagar, of the Iowa AFL-CIO discuss labor union issues confronting Iowa's... (24:48) Read Transcript

Legislative Issues with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D) (February 27, 2009 - #3626)

House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy discusses Democrats setbacks in pushing major labor legislation through Iowa's House of Representatives.... (27:45) Read Transcript

Food, Fiber, Biofuels, and Politics: Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey (R) (January 23, 2009 - #3621)

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey (R) discusses market volatility, budget deficits, disaster recovery, and politics. Joining him are Des... (27:46) Read Transcript

Reporter's Roundtable: Looking Ahead (January 2, 2009 - #3618)

Iowa political reporters analyze news that will be shaping 2009. Reporters are Des Moines Register political columnist David Yepsen, Radio Iowa news... (27:46) Read Transcript

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