Fiscal cliff http://iowapublicradio.org en Politics Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-124 <p>Host Ben Kieffer discusses the possible fiscal showdown on the debt ceiling with <a href="http://ppc.uiowa.edu/forkenbrock/speaker/donna-hoffman">Donna Hoffman</a> of the University of Northern University and <a href="http://artsci.drake.edu/polsci/node/13">Dennis Goldford</a> of Drake University.</p><p>Also, a worrying <a href="http://www.cbo.gov/publication/44521">new report</a> by the nonpartisan <a href="http://www.cbo.gov/">Congressional Budget Office</a> and what to make of Larry Summers withdrawing from consideration to chair the Federal Reserve.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 20:44:22 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 29291 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day Iowa Wind Industry Leaders Praise Extension of Tax Credit http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-wind-industry-leaders-praise-extension-tax-credit <p></p><p></p><p>The “Fiscal Cliff” bill signed by President Obama includes renewal tax credits for wind energy. Iowa is third in the nation for wind power production.</p><p>Wind energy companies here claim the incentives are essential for the growth of the industry. Harold Prior is the Executive Director of the <a href="http://www.iowawindenergy.org/">Iowa Wind Energy Association</a>. He says as the deadline approached without guaranteed renewal, investors were hesitant to start projects.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 13:01:54 +0000 Clare Roth 12823 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Wind Industry Leaders Praise Extension of Tax Credit Politics Day: Fiscal Negotiations http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-fiscal-negotiations <p><span class="userContent">Last minute deal making on Capitol Hill may have helped avert the fiscal cliff for now, but many law makers are still divided over the measure. Ben Kieffer talks with political experts Tim Hagle and Bruce Nesmith about the fiscal measure and other recent political events.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 19:16:37 +0000 Ben Kieffer 12777 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Fiscal Negotiations Politics Day: Iconic Obama http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-iconic-obama <p>How is Barak Obama represented in popular culture? Ben Kieffer talks with two University of Iowa graduate students who’ve written a book about the 44<sup>th</sup> President as a lens through which we can see not only politics, but also art and music.Then, Donna Hoffman of the University of Northern Iowa with the latest political analysis of the Connecticut school shooting and fiscal cliff negotiations.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:10:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer 12262 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Iconic Obama Politics Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-19 <p>“Fiscal cliff” negotiations continue as polls show a majority don’t believe an agreement will be reached, and congressional Republicans are most to blame. Ben Kieffer&nbsp; talks with political experts Dennis Goldford and Tim Hagle about efforts to avoid going over the cliff.</p><p>Then, our experts look ahead to Governor Branstad’s priorities in the coming legislative session, now that it seems likely he’ll seek re-election.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 19:21:40 +0000 Ben Kieffer 11619 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day Politics Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-18 <p>The recent discussions on the fate of the Iowa Straw Poll among GOP leaders has sparked further questioning on the effectiveness of the annual event and other political gatherings. Ben Kieffer talks with political scientists Steffen Schmidt and Wayne Moyer about the week’s political events including the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations and GOP discussions with U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice.</p><p></p> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:26:59 +0000 Ben Kieffer 11331 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day