Iowa Press - Episodes for 2013

Rep. King says it remains to be seen if Sen. Ted Cruz has staying power

Rep. King says it remains to be seen if Sen. Ted Cruz has staying power

October 25, 2013 | 00:01:07

Rep. Steve King says he's had intense one-on-one conversations with Sen. Ted Cruz recently, and he thinks he's a smart, articulate politician. But King...

Rep. King says immigration debate is bad for Republicans

Rep. King says immigration debate is bad for Republicans

October 25, 2013 | 00:00:58

Rep. Steve King insists that he remains ever-vigilant on issues relating to immigration. He says every day there is a national debate on immigration is...

Rep. King: I don't think there will be another gov't shutdown

Rep. King: I don't think there will be another gov't shutdown

October 25, 2013 | 00:01:23

Rep. Steve King says he thinks there will be debate about upcoming budget issues and the debt ceiling, but he says he doesn't think there is a will to...

Congressional Voting and Political Positioning

October 18, 2013 | 00:28:57

This week’s Iowa Press is a discussion centered around the Congressional voting and political positioning that transpired this week in Washington, D.C....

Ongoing Government Shutdown | Jim Leach (R) & Neal Smith (D)

October 11, 2013 | 00:28:51

Former Congressmen Jim Leach (R, 1977-2007) and Neal Smith (D, 1959-1996) are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. Both discuss the ongoing government...

How Congress used to build coalitions and work across the aisle

How Congress used to build coalitions and work across the aisle

October 11, 2013 | 00:01:32

Neal Smith and Jim Leach discuss how coalitions used to be built including the working relationship of former Speaker Tip O’Neill and President Ronald...

Happy to be "free men” and the Hastert Rule

Happy to be "free men” and the Hastert Rule

October 11, 2013 | 00:00:53

Jim Leach says he is happy to be out of Congress and that he and Neal Smith are “free men.” Smith adds that the “Hastert Rule” of forcing a House vote...

Money in Congressional Politics

Money in Congressional Politics

October 11, 2013 | 00:01:30

Neal Smith discusses the growth in campaign money. Jim Leach criticizes time spent raising money and not legislating. Both blame campaign finances, in...

Whether the debt ceiling could be challenged in court

Whether the debt ceiling could be challenged in court

October 11, 2013 | 00:01:24

Neal Smith and Jim Leach question the legality of the federal debt limit and whether it could ultimately be challenged at the Supreme Court. Both agree...

Special Edition: Concussions in Iowa Sports

October 8, 2013 | 00:28:45

Tom Wilson (Head Coach & Athletic Director at Dowling Catholic High School), Marv Cook (Head Football Coach at Iowa City Regina High School; former U...

At what age should kids start playing tackle football?

At what age should kids start playing tackle football?

October 8, 2013 | 00:02:21

High school football coaches Tom Wilson (Dowling Catholic) and Marv Cook (Iowa City Regina) talk about youth development programs and what is the appropriate...

Doctor says protective gear doesn't prevent concussions

Doctor says protective gear doesn't prevent concussions

October 8, 2013 | 00:01:52

Dr. Andy Peterson, clinical assistant professor of pediatrics and director of the University of Iowa's sports concussion program, says helmets and other...

Can football be completely safe and still be football?

Can football be completely safe and still be football?

October 8, 2013 | 00:01:03

Marv Cook, standout University of Iowa and NFL tight end and Iowa City Regina High School football coach, and Dr. Andy Peterson, clinical assistant professor...

Affordable Care Act | Nick Gerhart, Dr. Andy McGuire, and Ken Croken

October 4, 2013 | 00:28:44

Nick Gerhart (Iowa Insurance Commissioner), Dr. Andy McGuire (President and Chief Operating Officer for Meridian Health Plan), and Ken Croken (Vice President,...

Affordable Care Act will create efficiencies

Affordable Care Act will create efficiencies

October 4, 2013 | 00:01:14

Ken Croken of Genesis Health System says getting more uninsured Iowans signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act will help save everybody...

How Iowa's new health insurance exchange works

How Iowa's new health insurance exchange works

October 4, 2013 | 00:02:27

Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart explains how the state's new health insurance exchange works under the Affordable Care Act and what options Iowans...

Can healthcare providers handle increased demand?

Can healthcare providers handle increased demand?

October 4, 2013 | 00:01:16

Dr. Andy McGuire, of Meridian Health Plan, and Ken Croken, of Genesis Health System, say Iowa has enough primary care physicians, nurse practitioners,...

A.J. Spiker (R), David Kochel (R), and Steve Scheffler (R)

September 27, 2013 | 00:28:59

A.J. Spiker (Iowa Republican Party Chairman), David Kochel (Republican Strategist), and Steve Scheffler (Republican National Committeeman) are the guests...

Can Republican Party of Iowa divisions be fixed?

Can Republican Party of Iowa divisions be fixed?

September 27, 2013 | 00:01:52

Republican National Committeeman Steve Scheffler and Republican strategist David Kochel address the question of whether disagreements and deep divisions...

Iowa Republicans disagree on direction of state party

Iowa Republicans disagree on direction of state party

September 27, 2013 | 00:02:48

Republican National Committeeman Steve Scheffler, strategist David Kochel and Republican Party of Iowa Chairman A.J. Spiker don't see eye to eye on the...