immigration reform http://iowapublicradio.org en Politicians Weigh In On Immigrant Children http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politicians-weigh-immigrant-children <p>More than 52,000 have crossed the southern border since October and US politicians are having trouble finding solutions and the right rhetoric.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:06:17 +0000 Ben Stanton & Clare Roth 44200 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politicians Weigh In On Immigrant Children Do You Live Along I-35? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/do-you-live-along-i-35 <p>New York Times reporter Damien Cave and photographer Todd Heisler are spending the summer driving <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/us/big-middle-callout.html?ref=us" target="_blank">north along Interstate 35</a>. Why? They're hoping to paint a picture of how immigration is transforming communities along that route. Cave is normally based in Mexico City, Mexico and says in the week they’ve spent traveling north through Texas, they’re already hearing drastically different ideas about immigration and Mexican culture has changed certain communities in the United States.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 22:34:19 +0000 Ben Kieffer 41445 at http://iowapublicradio.org Do You Live Along I-35? U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack and the Digital Divide http://iowapublicradio.org/post/us-rep-dave-loebsack-and-digital-divide <p>Host Ben Kieffer sits down with <a href="http://loebsack.house.gov/">Congressman Dave Loebsack</a> from Iowa’s 2<sup>nd</sup> District to discuss his thoughts on a potential a military strike on Syria, the stalled Farm Bill, immigration reform, and the next debt ceiling.<br /> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:02:55 +0000 Katherine Perkins, Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 28632 at http://iowapublicradio.org U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack and the Digital Divide County Partisanship and Other Politics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/county-partisanship-and-other-politics <p> Think you know which of Iowa's counties is most democratic, or most republican?&nbsp; University of Northern Iowa Associate Professor of Political Science Chris Larimer crunched the numbers.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://addins.kwwl.com/blogs/decision2012/2013/06/exploring-county-level-partisanship" target="_blank">http://addins.kwwl.com/blogs/decision2012/2013/06/exploring-county-level-partisanship</a></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:13:00 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Ben Kieffer 23767 at http://iowapublicradio.org County Partisanship and Other Politics Politics Day: State of the Union http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-state-union-0 <p></p><p>President Obama laid out a vision for the country in his State of the Union address last night.&nbsp; River to River analyzes that vision and the political obstacles in the president's way.&nbsp; Donna Hoffman from the University of Northern Iowa and Steffen Schmidt from Iowa State University join the conversation.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:24:20 +0000 Ben Kieffer 14972 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: State of the Union