Dennis Goldford en Politics Day <p>More than two weeks after the start of the government shutdown, a deal finally comes out of the Senate. Today on River To River, it&#39;s politics day. IPR reporter Dean Borg guests hosts, joined by political scientists: Drake University&#39;s Dennis Goldford and the University of Iowa&#39;s Tim Hagle. They discuss the negotiations taking place in Washington, public opinion of Congress, and take your questions and comments.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:56:10 +0000 Dean Borg & Emily Woodbury 30678 at Politics Day Politics Day <p>President Obama is taking some time off this week and visiting Martha's Vineyard with his family.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer and Thomas Schwartz, director of the <a href="">Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum</a> in West Branch, discuss the history and politics of vacationing presidents.&nbsp; Also, 2016 maybe closer than it seems with three potential Republican presidential candidates visiting Iowa 29 months before the Iowa Caucus.</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:10:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Sarah Boden 27477 at Politics Day Politics Day <p>President Obama broke the Republicans once on taxes – now he’s betting he’ll do it again on the sequester fight. Today it's Politics Day, and we look the strategies each camp is using to win over American public opinion and the possible outcomes. Also, a new Pew poll asks, which party is more out of touch? And, Michelle Obama’s charm offensive draws fire. What’s the role of the first lady anyway?</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:13:16 +0000 Ben Kieffer 16559 at Politics Day Politics Day <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 Politics Day Politics and Religion <P>The U.S. Constitution says "Congress shall make no law, respecting an establishment of Religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," and the true&nbsp;meaning of those words can evoke discord still today.</P> <P>Host Ben Kieffer talks with Dennis Goldford, author and professor of politics at Drake University, about religion, which he tackles in his new book "The Constitution of Religious Freedom: God, Politics and the First Amendment."</P> <P>Then, we look at religion's role in the 2012 election.</P> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 18:16:19 +0000 Ben Kieffer 6748 at Politics and Religion Politics Day <p>Recent political ads from both presidential parties have caused hand-wringing on both sides of the isle. This Politics Day we talk with political experts Chris Larimer, associate professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa, and Dennis Goldford, professor of politics at Drake University, about the latest developments on the political stage.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:35:21 +0000 Ben Kieffer 4874 at Politics Day Health Care Law Reaction and President David Maxwell of Drake University <p>The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the health care mandate proposed by President Obama. Today on &quot;River to River&quot;, we hear what Iowans have to say about the decision. We also speak with political science professor, Dennis Goldford, on how the ruling may affect Iowa voters. Later in the program, Drake University President David Maxwell joins us as part of our summer series of conversations with Iowa university and college presidents. We&rsquo;ll talk about what private universities can do to be attractive and affordable during a challenging economy. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:51:58 +0000 Ben Kieffer 3927 at Health Care Law Reaction and President David Maxwell of Drake University Politics Day - Primary Preview <p>All eyes are&nbsp;on Texas, but attention&nbsp;will soon turn to Iowa&#39;s&nbsp;primary elections and the efforts&nbsp;to recall a&nbsp;sitting Governor in Wisconsin.&nbsp;&nbsp;Host Ben Kieffer&nbsp;will analyze results&nbsp;and look ahead&nbsp;for signs of what&#39;s to come with&nbsp;Drake University&nbsp;Political Scientist Dennis Goldford and&nbsp;University of&nbsp;Iowa&nbsp;Professor&nbsp;Emeritus of&nbsp;Communications&nbsp;Bruce Gronbeck.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 13:47:54 +0000 Ben Kieffer 2380 at Politics Day - Primary Preview