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University of Iowa President Sally Mason

posted on May 9, 2014 05:54 PM

University of Iowa President Sally Mason Play Video 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. Watch Full Episode

Sally Mason on Paying Student Athletes

posted on May 9, 2014 03:52 PM

Sally Mason on Paying Student Athletes Play Video 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... Watch Story

Organized Labor in Iowa

posted on July 20, 2012 01:47 PM

Organized Labor in Iowa Play Video Danny Homan, president of AFSCME Council 61 and AFL-CIO of Iowa President Ken Sagar discuss the state of organized labor in Iowa. Joining Homan and Sagar at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director at Radio Iowa; and Kathie Obradovich, political columnist... Watch Full Episode

Governor Terry Branstad discusses the economy, jobs

posted on April 15, 2011 05:05 PM

Governor Terry Branstad discusses the economy, jobs Play Video Governor Terry Branstad (R-Boone) discusses the economy, job creation, and the legislative session of 2011 as it nears its conclusion. Joining Branstad at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Mike Glover, senior political writer for The Associated Press; and Kay Henderson, news... Watch Full Episode

Labor Issues in Iowa

posted on March 11, 2011 09:16 AM

Labor Issues in Iowa Play Video Rep. Lance Horbach (R-Tama), chairman of the Iowa House Labor Committee, and Sen. Bill Dotzler (D-Waterloo), member of the Labor Committee in the Iowa Senate, discuss pending legislation affecting the relationship between state government and state employee unions. Joining Horbach and... Watch Full Episode

Rick Santorum Discusses His Possible Run for the Republican Presidential Nomination

posted on February 24, 2011 05:52 PM

Rick Santorum Discusses His Possible Run for the Republican Presidential Nomination Play Video Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) discusses the pre-caucus political landscape in Iowa, and his possible candidacy for the Republican nomination for President. Joining Santorum are moderator Dean Borg; Mike Glover, senior political writer for The Associated Press; and Kay Henderson, news... Watch Full Episode

Tax Reform in Iowa

posted on February 18, 2011 01:57 PM

Tax Reform in Iowa Play Video State Sen. Joe Bolkcom (D-Iowa City) and State Rep. Tom Sands (R-Columbus Junction) discuss potential tax reform in the 2011 legislative session. Bolkcom is chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, and Sands chairs the House Ways and Means Committee. Joining Bolkcom and Sands are... Watch Full Episode

Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal

posted on January 28, 2011 01:06 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal Play Video State Sen. Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs) discusses the business of the Iowa legislature. Joining Gronstal are moderator Dean Borg; Mike Glover, senior political writer for The Associated Press; and Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa. Watch Full Episode

Dave Roederer, New Head of the Iowa Department of Management

posted on December 10, 2010 01:45 PM

Dave Roederer, New Head of the Iowa Department of Management Play Video Dave Roederer serves as chairman of Governor-elect Branstad’s transition team, and has been selected to lead the Iowa Department of Management. Joining Roederer are moderator Dean Borg; Mike Glover, senior political writer for The Associated Press; and Kay Henderson, news director for Radio... Watch Full Episode

Doug Gross (R-Des Moines) and State Rep. Kevin McCarthy (D-Des Moines)

posted on December 3, 2010 08:53 AM

Doug Gross (R-Des Moines) and State Rep. Kevin McCarthy (D-Des Moines) Play Video Doug Gross (R-Des Moines) and State Rep. Kevin McCarthy (D-Des Moines) discuss the party political strategies, priorities, and agendas following the 2010 election, which altered the make-up of the Iowa legislature. Joining Gross and McCarthy are moderator Dean Borg; Mike Glover, senior... Watch Full Episode

Reporters Roundtable

posted on November 24, 2010 01:44 PM

Reporters Roundtable Play Video Iowa Press features a roundtable discussion among statehouse reporters Mike Glover, Kay Henderson, James Lynch and Kathie Obradovich. TThey discuss current events in the world of Iowa politics, including local issues, the Iowa legislature, the campaign season, and the impact of national issues on... Watch Full Episode

Danny Homan and Janice Laue Discuss the Economy and Organized Labor

posted on December 17, 2009 10:43 AM

Danny Homan and Janice Laue Discuss the Economy and Organized Labor Play Video Danny Homan is president of Council 61 of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), and Janice Laue is secretary-treasurer of the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. Homan and Laue discuss the economy from the perspective of organized labor in Iowa with... Watch Full Episode

Former Rep. Richard Gephardt on Health Care Reform and the Economy

posted on November 20, 2009 01:44 PM

Former Rep. Richard Gephardt on Health Care Reform and the Economy Play Video 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 been a candidate for president, will discuss the elements of broad-based health care reform. Joining Gephardt are moderator Dean Borg, of Iowa Public... Watch Full Episode

Danny Homan (AFSCME) & Ken Sagar (IFL)

posted on July 3, 2008 04:30 PM

Danny Homan (AFSCME) & Ken Sagar (IFL) Play Video Capitol reporters discuss the role of labor in upcoming elections with Danny Homan, President of AFSCME Iowa Council 61 and Ken Sagar, New President of Iowa Federation of Labor. Reporters are David Yepsen and Mike Glover. Dean Borg hosts. Watch Full Episode

James P. Hoffa on Organized Labor Issues

posted on January 16, 2004 02:39 PM

LIVE FROM THE STUDIOS OF IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION, IT'S "THE CANDIDATES WITH DAVID YEPSEN." TONIGHT DAVID YEPSEN'S GUEST IS LABOR LEADER JAMES P. HOFFA, PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS. HERE IS "DES MOINES REGISTER" POLITICAL COLUMNIST DAVID YEPSEN. Yepsen: GOOD EVENING. THIS IS OUR FINAL PRESENTATION IN OUR TEN-PART SERIES RAMPING UP TO THE IOWA CAUCUSES OF 2004. FOR THE PAST TWO WEEKS, WE'VE BEEN TALKING POLICY AND POLITICS WITH THE CANDIDATES AND WITH THOSE WHO FOLLOW THEM. AND TONIGHT WE DISCUSS THE ISSUES AND THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF ORGANIZED LABOR. WHEN IT COMES TO IMPACT, IT'S BEEN SAID THAT LABOR DOESN'T HAVE THE CLOUT THAT IT ONCE HAD IN THE POLITICAL ARENA. PERHAPS. AT THE SAME TIME, IT MUST ALSO BE SAID THAT THE HOUSE OF LABOR CONTINUES TO BE A SIGNIFICANT FORCE IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF ITS LOYAL SUPPORTERS WHO DEMAND THAT THEIR VOICES BE HEARD IN THE POLITICAL ARENA. AND THAT'S BECAUSE ORGANIZED LABOR CONTINUES TO WORK ON ISSUES THAT AFFECT US ALL: WORKING CONDITIONS, WAGES, HEALTH CARE, TAXES, RETIREMENT INCOME, AND MOST RECENTLY THE EXPORTING OF AMERICAN JOBS. FOR THAT REASON, SEEKING THE ENDORSEMENT OF LABOR UNIONS CONTINUES TO BE A TIME-HONORED TRADITION IN DEMOCRATIC FAMILY FIGHTS LIKE THE CAUCUSES. JAMES P. HOFFA GREW UP IN THE LABOR TRADITION, AND TODAY HE'S ON THE FRONT LINES REPRESENTING WORKERS, TEAMSTER MEMBERS OR NOT, ON THE NATIONAL POLITICAL SCENE. MR. HOFFA, WE WELCOME YOU TO IOWA PUBLIC TELEVISION. Hoffa: NICE TO BE HERE. Yepsen: THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. WELL, LET ME OPEN OUR DISCUSSION TONIGHT WITH THE SIMPLE QUESTION WHY DID THE TEAMSTERS ENDORSE RICHARD GEPHARDT. Hoffa: WELL, IT WAS AN EASY CHOICE BECAUSE, NUMBER ONE, I DIDN'T MAKE THE CHOICE. WE WENT TO OUR MEMBERS, WE POLLED OUR MEMBERS, WE POLLED OUR LOCAL OFFICIALS, WE POLLED OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD, AND THE OVERALL CHOICE WAS DICK GEPHARDT. AND IT'S BECAUSE OF HIS 27 YEARS OF SUPPORT FOR WORKING FAMILIES, HIS GREAT EXPERIENCE ON CAPITAL HILL, AND THE FACT THAT HE HAS A PLAN FOR A NATIONAL HEALTH CARE PLAN. HE HAS A PLAN ON TRADE. HE'S THE ONLY PERSON THAT VOTED AGAINST NAFTA. HE HAS SPOKEN OUT OVER AND OVER AGAIN ON ISSUES THAT CONCERN WORKING FAMILIES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, NOT ONLY ORGANIZED LABOR BUT EVERYBODY WHO REALLY ARE CONSIDERING THEMSELVES WORKING PEOPLE OR MIDDLE CLASS. SO HE'S BEEN A CHAMPION AND THAT KIND OF A RECORD, I THINK, SHOULD BE REWARDED WITH OUR SUPPORT. ON TOP OF THAT HE'S, OVERALL, THE BEST QUALIFIED. Yepsen: HOW SO? Hoffa: WELL, LOOK AT THE EXPERIENCE. I MEAN, YOU KNOW, AS ONE CANDIDATE SAID, "THIS ISN'T TIME FOR TRAINING WHEELS." WE REALLY CAN'T SEND SOMEBODY IN LIKE -- THAT HAS NO EXPERIENCE ON CAPITAL HILL. THIS IS A TIME OF NATIONAL CRISIS. WE HAVE TERRORISM. WE HAVE THE ECONOMY THAT'S ABSOLUTELY FALLING APART. WE HAVE A TRADE DEFICIT THAT'S SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL, AND WE REALLY NEED SOMEBODY THAT CAN COME IN AND TURN THIS THING AROUND. HIS EXPERIENCE DURING THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION, OF 27 YEARS, HAS CREATED A LOT OF JOBS, 22 MILLION JOBS UNDER PRESIDENT CLINTON. HE KNOWS HOW TO GET THE JOB DONE. HE KNOWS WHAT WE'VE GOT TO DO TO MAKE THIS ECONOMY RESPONSIVE SO THAT IT SERVES EVERYBODY. YOU KNOW, RIGHT NOW WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE FACT THAT THIS -- YOU KNOW, THIS COUNTRY RIGHT NOW IS DIVIDING INTO TWO. IT'S GOING TO BE THE VERY RICH AND THE VERY POOR, AND WE ALWAYS SAY THE VERY RICH AND US. WE'VE GONE THROUGH A SERIES OF TAX CUTS FOR THE VERY RICH. WE CHANGED THE INHERITANCE TAX FOR THE VERY RICH. WE CHANGED THE DIVIDENDS FOR THE VERY RICH. WHAT DID THEY DO FOR THE LOWER CLASS AND THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE WORKING CLASS? THEY DID NOTHING. AND THE ANSWER IS WE'RE BASICALLY DIVIDING INTO THIS SOCIETY. WE'VE GOT DEFICITS THAT ARE HURTING THE MIDDLE CLASS. WE'RE CUTTING ENTITLEMENTS ACROSS THE BOARD. WE NEED DICK GEPHARDT TO COME IN TO MAKE THIS AN AMERICA THAT TAKES CARE OF THE AVERAGE AMERICAN. THERE'S A POWER PYRAMID IN THIS WORLD, YOU KNOW, AND THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE NOT RICH THAT ARE OUT THERE DOING AN HONEST DAY'S WORK, WORKING HARD EVERY DAY. THEY SHOULD HAVE A SAY IN THIS GOVERNMENT, AND I'M AFRAID THEY DON'T HAVE A SAY IN THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION. Full Episode

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