Iowa Press - Episodes for 2017

Rep. Abby Finkenauer and Sen. Nate Boulton

Young Democrats on what the party's message needs to be

April 28, 2017 | 1 min

Sen. Nate Boulton (D-Des Moines) and Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Dubuque) talk about the message Democrats need in order to win back elected offices.

Sen. Nate Boulton

Boulton on a long-term economic strategy

April 28, 2017 | 2 min

Sen Nate Boulton (D-Des Moines) says Iowa needs to focus on quality education, workforce training and infrastructure to build an economy for the future, rather than tax giveaways to corporations.

Rep. Abby Finkenauer

Finkenauer says Iowa needs wage increases

April 28, 2017 | 2 min

Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-Dubuque) says Iowa not only needs a minimum wage increase but an increase in wages for jobs across the board.

David Yepsen

Yepsen on Politics: April 25

Yepsen on Politics is a weekly Q&A with Iowa Press producers and David Yepsen, host of IPTV’s Iowa Press. This week we cover a historic Iowa legislative session and what it means for 2018.

Reporters’ Roundtable

Reporters’ Roundtable

April 21, 2017 | 29 min

An historic Iowa legislative session enters the rear view mirror.

David Yepsen

Yepsen on Politics: April 18

Yepsen on Politics is a weekly Q&A with Iowa Press producers and David Yepsen, host of IPTV’s Iowa Press. This week we cover Rep. Steve King's recent appearance on the program.

Representative Steve King

Representative Steve King

April 14, 2017 | 29 min

Representative Steve King discusses events and legislation in Washington, D.C., during the first 100 days of the Trump presidency.

Rep. Steve King

Rep. King on his most recent controversial statement

April 13, 2017 | 3 min

Rep Steve King (R-Kiron) explains his recent controversial comments about not being able to restore civilization with "somebody else's babies."

Rep. Steve King

Rep. King on the border wall and paying for it

April 13, 2017 | 2 min

Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron) says it's time to build a border wall, even though Trump is expected to ask Congress to begin funding it.

Rep. Steve King

Rep. King on pre-existing conditions and health insurance

April 13, 2017 | 1 min

When asked about Republicans getting rid of the popular pre-existing condition protections in the Affordable Care Act, Rep.

Rep. Steve King

Rep. King on dealing with North Korea and Syria

April 13, 2017 | 2 min

Rep. Steve King (R-Kiron) talks about what he thinks the U.S.

David Yepsen

Yepsen on Politics: April 10

Yepsen on Politics is a weekly Q&A with Iowa Press producers and David Yepsen, host of IPTV’s Iowa Press. This week we cover Iowa legislative tax reform, Republican messaging, and making the jump from Des Moines to D.C.

Sen. Jack Whitver

Sen. Whitver on abortion bill in the Senate

April 7, 2017 | 2 min

Iowa Senate President Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) says he thinks the Senate will pass an abortion bill that includes a three-day waiting period and no exception for cases of rape or incest (after 20 we

Sen. Jack Whitver

Sen. Whitver says significant tax legislation likely to wait until 2018

April 7, 2017 | 1 min

Iowa Senate President Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) says there's still a possibility that the legislature could pass some sort of tax bill this session.

Sen. Jack Whitver

Whitver predictions: Yes on texting ban; maybe on traffic cameras

April 7, 2017 | 1 min

Sen. Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) answers a lightning round of questions about issues still up in the air at the Statehouse.

Sen. Jack Whitver (R - Ankeny)

Sen. Jack Whitver (R - Ankeny)

April 7, 2017 | 29 min

On this edition of Iowa Press, Sen. Jack Whitver (R - Ankeny) is our guest.

David Yepsen

Yepsen on Politics: March 30

Yepsen on Politics is a weekly Q&A with Iowa Press producers and David Yepsen, host of IPTV’s Iowa Press. This week we cover Tom Vilsack's advice to Democrats after 2016 and whether Vilsack will/should run for future political office.

David Yepsen

Yepsen on Politics: March 27

Yepsen on Politics is a weekly Q&A with Iowa Press producers and David Yepsen, host of IPTV’s Iowa Press. This week we cover Iowa's water wars, current Des Moines Waterworks legislation, and the political battle cry of "local control". 

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (Former)

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack (Former)

March 31, 2017 | 29 min

On this edition of Iowa Press, former Iowa Governor and former US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is our guest.

Rep. Chris Hall

Local control: Which political party champions it?

March 24, 2017 | 3 min

Republicans have traditionally pushed for local control, but Republicans at the Statehouse have pushed bills to override some local government decisions on issues like minimum wage and gun control.