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River to River is a conversation about the news with an Iowa perspective. Together we dig into the story behind the headlines - we talk with newsmakers and a diverse range of experts to find out how the news affects you. We take on challenging topics, explore issues from all sides, and foster conversation and understanding.

Most Recent Episodes

An Iowan's COVID-19 Long Haul

Host Ben Kieffer speaks with Anthony Navarra and Malena Billups about long-term recovery from COVID-19.

Where Biden Stands On Foreign Policy, More Than A Month Into His Presidency

From sanctions against Myanmar to a military attack on Syria and attempts to re-enter the Iran Nuclear Deal, President Biden has made some notable foreign policy moves in his first month-plus in office.

Where Biden Stands On Foreign Policy, More Than A Month Into His Presidency

Three Iowa Supreme Court Cases You've Probably Never Heard About

Host Ben Kieffer and Russ Lovell from Drake University discuss three Iowa Supreme Court cases that made a significant impact on Black Iowans.

The Debate Over Big Tech In Iowa

Host Ben Kieffer speaks with IPR's Grant Gerlock and Todd Pettys of the University of Iowa College of Law about legislation to pull incentives for tech companies over free speech.

Lawmakers Discuss Broad Election Bill, Passed Last Week

A major Republican-backed election bill passed through the Iowa Statehouse last week.

New Government Website Will Help Iowans Locate COVID-19 Vaccines

River to River host Ben Kieffer speaks to a variety of guests about top news stories from around Iowa.

Iowa Senate Passes Bill To Change Election Laws

River to River host Ben Kieffer speaks with political scientists Sara Mitchell and Chris Larimer about changes to election law moving quickly through the Iowa legislature as well as other political news.

Jeff Kaufmann Discusses The Future Of The Iowa Republican Party And 2020 Successes

River to River host Ben Kieffer speaks with the Chair of the Iowa Republican Party Jeff Kaufmann.

Jeff Kaufmann Discusses The Future Of The Iowa Republican Party And 2020 Successes

Hawkeye Sports And Iowa Election Laws

River to River host Ben Kieffer speaks with Mark Emmert of the Des Moines Register and Derek Muller of the University of Iowa College of Law

The Debate Over Tenure And Free Speech At Iowa's Public Universities

State Republican lawmakers are considering bills that would end tenure for public university faculty in Iowa. On this edition of River to River, the details behind the proposed ban on tenure.

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