posted on May 30, 2014 04:20 PM
Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett says he and other mayors across Iowa support the legislature raising Iowa's gas tax to fund roads and transportation. Corbett says Cedar Rapids couldn't wait forever for the legislature to act, so in the meantime, citizens passed a local option tax to fund...
posted on May 23, 2014 03:57 PM
Gov. Terry E. Branstad (R-Panora) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. We discuss his administration, look back at the 2014 legislative session and get an update on his re-election campaign.
Joining Governor Branstad at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news...
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posted on May 23, 2014 12:02 PM
Gov. Terry Branstad responds to questions about whether state merit employees and political appointees are treated differently with severance packages. He also says his administration has nothing to hide and that Senate Democrats are the ones trying to hide information related to legislative...
posted on May 23, 2014 11:57 AM
Gov. Terry Branstad says he's leaving casino decisions up to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission and that any changes to gambling laws and regulations are for the legislature to decide. He does say he likes Cedar Rapids' designation for a proposed casino to be smoke-free.
posted on May 23, 2014 11:43 AM
Gov. Terry Branstad says he has reviewed the cannabis oil bill passed by the legislature, and he will sign it into law. He says he thinks it will help Iowans with epilepsy, and the bill is written in a limited way that should help prevent abuses and problems.
posted on May 15, 2014 04:56 PM
Recipients of our state’s highest citizen honor, The Iowa Award, are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. This year’s winner and chairman of the World Food Prize Ken Quinn along with businessman and philanthropist Bill Knapp, the 2011 recipient, and international opera singer Simon Estes,...
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posted on May 15, 2014 04:10 PM
Simon Estes, Ken Quinn and Bill Knapp, all recipients of the Iowa Award, Iowa's highest civilian honor, join together to sing the Iowa Corn Song at the end of a taping of Iowa Press.
posted on May 15, 2014 04:06 PM
Bill Knapp, Simon Estes and Ken Quinn, all recipients of the prestigious Iowa Award, offer what advice they would give to high school graduates at commencement time.
posted on May 15, 2014 04:01 PM
Ambassador Ken Quinn, World Food Prize president, says the U.S. is a huge economic power and a great military power, but it's also a great moral power. He says the U.S. has a significant role to play in responding around the world when humans are at risk.
posted on May 15, 2014 03:59 PM
Opera singer Simon Estes says music is just as important a part of education as reading, math and science.
posted on May 15, 2014 03:55 PM
Businessman and philanthropist Bill Knapp says Iowa is better than anyplace else at producing food, and the spotlight will be on Iowa in the years ahead as feeding a growing population continues to be a challenge. He also says he admires Harry Stine, who is making a difference in food production.
posted on May 9, 2014 05:54 PM
University of Iowa President Sally Mason is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press.
Joining Mason at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Mike Wiser, reporter for Lee Enterprises.
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posted on May 9, 2014 03:56 PM
In response to recent editorials calling for a change to Kinnick Stadium’s pink-colored locker room, President Sally Mason says the University should leave the space alone and “move on.” She adds any alteration would be cost prohibitive and the time to change would have been when Kinnick...
posted on May 9, 2014 03:52 PM
University of Iowa President Sally Mason suggests the situation at Northwestern University involving unionization and paying student athletes threatens the future of college athletics. Mason adds the NCAA must provide a framework for the University to provide students additional services. Mason...
posted on May 9, 2014 03:48 PM
President Sally Mason says the University of Iowa has a responsibility to research topics like medical cannabis and will look toward policy makers for guidance on when to proceed.