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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

Sen. Joe Bolkcom: There's a way to develop safe, legal access to medical marijuana

posted on March 21, 2014 03:32 PM

Sen. Joe Bolkcom: There's a way to develop safe, legal access to medical marijuana Play Video Sen. Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) is helping lead efforts in the state legislature to legalize medical marijuana. He says there's a path forward to develop safe, legal access to cannabis in a restricted way that could help improve patients' quality of life through a doctor's prescription, while... Watch Story

Gov. Perry: The people of each state should decide same-sex marriage issue

posted on February 28, 2014 09:22 AM

Gov. Perry: The people of each state should decide same-sex marriage issue Play Video Texas Gov. Rick Perry says states should be allowed to decide whether or not to allow same-sex marriage. A federal judge recently struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Texas. Perry says Texas citizens voted to ban same-sex marriage, and that is an issue that should be left up to the people. Watch Story

Gov. Perry: Veto of Arizona bill involving businesses and LGBT people was the right thing

posted on February 28, 2014 09:21 AM

Gov. Perry: Veto of Arizona bill involving businesses and LGBT people was the right thing Play Video Texas Gov. Rick Perry says fellow Republican Gov. Jan Brewer (R-Arizona) made the right decision for her state when she vetoed a bill that would have allowed businesses to refuse to serve LGBT people. Perry says he may not agree with people's positions on issues, but he says he supports the... Watch Story

Gov. Perry: Government shouldn't set minimum wage; it's up to businesses

posted on February 28, 2014 09:20 AM

Gov. Perry: Government shouldn't set minimum wage; it's up to businesses Play Video Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he doesn't believe the federal government should set a minimum wage. He says it should be up to small businesses to decide what they want to pay. He contends setting a higher minimum wage could results in job losses, and he vows to not support anything that is a job... Watch Story

Gov. Perry: Deteriorating vision in left eye is reason for the glasses

posted on February 28, 2014 09:20 AM

Gov. Perry: Deteriorating vision in left eye is reason for the glasses Play Video Texas Governor Rick Perry says he wears glasses now because of deteriorating vision in his left eye. He says he was hit in the eye with a rock when he was a teenager, and the effects of that injury are forcing him to wear the glasses. He thanks his wife for helping pick a stylish pair of frames. Watch Story

Governor Rick Perry's Political Future

posted on February 27, 2014 06:00 PM

Governor Rick Perry's Political Future Play Video Texas Governor Rick Perry is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. He discusses his tenure as chief executive of The Lone Star State and his political future. Joining Perry at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich,... Watch Full Episode

The Future of Broadband Access in Iowa

posted on February 20, 2014 02:57 PM

The Future of Broadband Access in Iowa Play Video Senator Steve Sodders (D-State Center) and Ric Lumbard, Director of Operations and Engineering at Iowa Communications Network and Michael Sadler, Assistant Vice President Public Policy and Government Relations at CenturyLink are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. They discuss the... Watch Full Episode

Building a broadband customer base requires educating some Iowans first

posted on February 20, 2014 02:57 PM

Building a broadband customer base requires educating some Iowans first Play Video Michael Sadler of CenturyLink and State Sen. Steve Sodders both agree that some Iowans still need to be educated on why broadband access is important in today's world and how they could benefit from it. A bill being considered in the Legislature provides for a digital literacy program to help do... Watch Story

Is Google competition for Iowa telcos and the ICN?

posted on February 20, 2014 02:56 PM

Is Google competition for Iowa telcos and the ICN? Play Video Google is planning to expand its communications services in more cities. Michael Sadler of CenturyLink says they welcome competition like Google as long as there's a level playing field. He says some cities are creating incentives to woo companies like Google and creating disadvantages for other... Watch Story

Sen. Sodders says broadband access is a necessity of life today

posted on February 20, 2014 02:55 PM

Sen. Sodders says broadband access is a necessity of life today Play Video State Sen. Steve Sodders (D-State Center) says access to high-speed broadband is needed for business and economic development, helping draw people to live in small communities and rural areas, as well as education. He says all Iowans should have broadband access no matter where they live. Watch Story

ICN director says network is undervalued and could expand who/what it serves

posted on February 20, 2014 02:54 PM

ICN director says network is undervalued and could expand who/what it serves Play Video Ric Lumbard, director of engineering and operations for the Iowa Communications Network (ICN), says the original purpose of the ICN was to serve schools, healthcare facilities, state government, etc. and it was excluded from serving other entities and customers. He says if the ICN could offer... Watch Story

The Future of College Sports

posted on February 14, 2014 03:36 PM

The Future of College Sports Play Video Jamie Pollard, athletic director at Iowa State University, and Gary Barta, athletic director at the University of Iowa, are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. They discuss the future of college sports, including conference realignment, and the influence of money and politics on modern-day... Watch Full Episode
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