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Casinos: Goss says any new Iowa casino will cannibalize existing casinos

posted on April 18, 2014 02:46 PM

Casinos: Goss says any new Iowa casino will cannibalize existing casinos Play Video Economist Ernie Goss says the casino industry is very competitive, with newer facilities competing against older facilities and luring away customers. He also points out that casinos in interior locations within Iowa generally don't draw as many out-of-state gamblers as border town casinos. Watch Story

Casinos: Lamberti says commission neutral right now on Greene County casino

posted on April 18, 2014 02:44 PM

Casinos: Lamberti says commission neutral right now on Greene County casino Play Video Jeff Lamberti, chair of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, says a proposed Greene County casino is not an apples-to-apples comparison with the Cedar Rapids casino proposal that the commission voted down at its April meeting. Lamberti says Greene County's location and smaller casino size... Watch Story

Reporters Roundtable

posted on April 11, 2014 04:07 PM

Reporters Roundtable Play Video Iowa Press moderator Dean Borg leads a roundtable discussion about Iowa politics. Borg is joined by Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa, Kathie Obradovich, political columnist of The Des Moines Register, Clay Masters, Morning Edition Host for Iowa Public Radio, and Mike Wiser,... Watch Full Episode

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

posted on April 4, 2014 03:25 PM

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Play Video USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. He discusses the latest concerns in rural America as well as political issues surrounding the 2014 elections. Joining Vilsack at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and... Watch Full Episode

Vilsack says farmers understand climate change better than anyone

posted on April 4, 2014 03:05 PM

Vilsack says farmers understand climate change better than anyone Play Video U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says the USDA is helping organize and share information with farmers about climate change so they can take advantage of opportunities and take whatever action they might need to mitigate and adapt to the changes. Watch Story

Vilsack says he'd love to work with young people in future

posted on April 4, 2014 03:03 PM

Vilsack says he'd love to work with young people in future Play Video Sec. Tom Vilsack says he doesn't know what's in his future beyond his current job at the USDA. However, in response to a question about possible interest in working in education, Vilsack says he had a compelling experience as a fellow at Harvard, and "if there's any opportunity for me to work with... Watch Story

Vilsack: "I don't think there's any question that we're on the side of farmers, ranchers and producers."

posted on April 4, 2014 03:00 PM

Vilsack: Play Video U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack responded recently to accusations from Iowa Rep. Tom Latham that the USDA isn't on the side of farmers. Vilsack says the USDA advocates strongly for all of rural America and that getting a good Farm Bill passed, working on the Clean Water Act and... Watch Story

Vilsack says he's unaware of any secret settlements in his administration

posted on April 4, 2014 02:58 PM

Vilsack says he's unaware of any secret settlements in his administration Play Video Sec. Tom Vilsack says there was no money paid during this two terms as governor of Iowa to keep people quiet. He says there was no need for secret settlements. Watch Story

Former Senator Rick Santorum Talks Politics

posted on March 26, 2014 03:44 PM

Former Senator Rick Santorum Talks Politics Play Video Former Senator Rick Santorum is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. The chairman of Patriot Voices and a 2012 Republican presidential candidate will talk about local, national and international political issues, as well as look ahead to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses and the presidential race.... Watch Full Episode

Santorum on Iowa Caucuses: "I don't think there's anything for Iowa to apologize for."

posted on March 26, 2014 02:42 PM

Santorum on Iowa Caucuses: Play Video Fmr. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) says he doesn't feel ripped off by Iowa or the caucus process after being named runner up on Caucus night, only to be named the winner at a later date after votes were recounted. Santorum says the Iowa Caucuses performed as well as ever and he doesn't... Watch Story

Santorum on 2016: "I'm very open to taking another run"

posted on March 26, 2014 02:42 PM

Santorum on 2016: Play Video Fmr. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania), who ran for president in 2012, says he's concerned about the direction of the country and a lot of people, especially in middle America, who don't see things getting better and feel left out by both political parties. He says he's doing what he needs to do... Watch Story

Santorum: Families should be able to run businesses consistent with their faith

posted on March 26, 2014 02:42 PM

Santorum: Families should be able to run businesses consistent with their faith Play Video In response to the debate over Obamacare and whether companies like Hobby Lobby should have to provide birth control coverage for employees, Fmr. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) says the government is saying, "We’re going to force you to pay for something we know you don’t like. That’s wrong." Watch Story

Medical Marijuana

posted on March 21, 2014 04:39 PM

Medical Marijuana Play Video Senator Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) and Steve Lukan, director of Iowa’s Office of Drug Control Policy, and West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gaer (R) are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. They will discuss whether or not Iowa should legalize medical marijuana. Joining Bolkcom, Lukan, and Gaer... Watch Full Episode

Steve Gaer on medical marijuana: Don't deny us something we know has helped other people

posted on March 21, 2014 04:08 PM

Steve Gaer on medical marijuana: Don't deny us something we know has helped other people Play Video Steve Gaer of West Des Moines says he believes medical marijuana could help his daughter, who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy. He says it should be a doctor-patient decision, not the government's decision. And he says families shouldn't have to move from Iowa to another state just to get... Watch Story

Steve Lukan: Proceed cautiously in debate over medical marijuana

posted on March 21, 2014 04:02 PM

Steve Lukan: Proceed cautiously in debate over medical marijuana Play Video Steve Lukan, director of the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy, says Iowans need to proceed cautiously when considering legalizing medical marijuana. He says there are legitimate policy and health questions, and we don't want to rush to legalize a drug to help people that could also end up... Watch Story
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