Steffen Schmidt en Tensions Rise with North Korea <p>The U.S. Navy is shifting a guided-missile destroyer to waters off the Korean peninsula. This comes in the wake of ongoing aggressive rhetoric from North Korea. On this Politics Day, we ask Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State University and Wayne Moyer of Grinnell College to share their political analysis of the situation. We also cover the other international hotspots in the news.</p><p></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:06:25 +0000 Ben Kieffer 18651 at Tensions Rise with North Korea Politics Day: The First Presidential Debate <p>The first presidential debate kicks off this evening and many voters across the nation&nbsp;will tune in to hear what&nbsp;President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney will discuss. Our political experts talk about the expectations they have for the candidates&nbsp;and listeners say what they want to hear from each candidate.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 18:55:56 +0000 Ben Kieffer 8877 at Politics Day: The First Presidential Debate Politics Day: GOP Convention <p>The next two weeks are a political junkie’s delight with back-to-back party conventions. Host Ben Kieffer talks with the experts to recap happenings in Tampa, look ahead to North Carolina, and talk about President Obama’s return trip to Iowa this week.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:16:33 +0000 Ben Kieffer 7119 at Politics Day: GOP Convention Politics Day <p>Iowa is once again at the center of the race for the White House &ndash; President Obama is on a three day bus tour of the state and newly minted Republican V-P pick Representative Paul Ryan was at the Iowa State Fair. This River to River, we&rsquo;ll talk about Mitt Romney&rsquo;s selection of Paul Ryan and what the effect might be in swing states such as Iowa. Our guests are political analysts Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State University and Tim Dale of the University of Wisconsin &ndash; La Crosse.</p> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:55:27 +0000 Ben Kieffer 6415 at Politics Day Politics Day <p>Mitt Romney returned to Iowa for the first time since becoming his party&#39;s presumptive nominee, and likened President Obama&#39;s economic leadership to a &quot;prairie fire&quot; looming on the horizon.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with Steffen Schmidt, University Professor of Political Science at ISU, and Chris Larimer, Associate Professor of Political Science at UNI.&nbsp; They discuss Romney&#39;s visit, Obama&#39;s talking points on JP Morgan Chase, Iowa&#39;s congressional races and Ron Paul&#39;s delegate strategy.</p> Wed, 16 May 2012 20:11:37 +0000 Ben Kieffer 1645 at Politics Day