Bruce Gronbeck http://iowapublicradio.org en Politics Day: Presidential Debate Analysis http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-presidential-debate-analysis <p>There’s a joke going around among journalists: This presidential debate is the most important one since the last one, or until the next one. Host Ben Kieffer talks with&nbsp;analysts Dave Peterson&nbsp;from Iowa State University and Bruce Gronbeck emeritus&nbsp;professor&nbsp;from the University of Iowa, to give their take on the latest face off, and how&nbsp; it&nbsp;impacts the presidential race.</p><div>&nbsp;</div> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 18:20:42 +0000 Ben Kieffer 9510 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Presidential Debate Analysis Politics Day: The First Presidential Debate http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-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 http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: The First Presidential Debate Politics Day: Democratic National Convention http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-democratic-national-convention <p>Four years ago, the first African-American won the presidency. To win the White House in 2012, Barack Obama will once again have to make history. Only Franklin Roosevelt was re-elected with unemployment this high. Today on Politics Day, we'll recap recent political developments including the ongoing Democratic National Convention.</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 18:14:44 +0000 Ben Kieffer 7449 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Democratic National Convention Politics Day: Swing Votes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-swing-votes <p>If you&rsquo;re like many Americans, you&rsquo;ve become increasingly frustrated with a lack of bipartisan cooperation in congress and the disappearance of centrist politicians willing to work together to solve the nation&rsquo;s problems. Host Ben Kieffer&nbsp;talks with columnist and Woodrow Wilson Center Scholar, Linda Killian, about her new book <em>The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents</em>. Also, Wayne Moyer of Grinnell College and Bruce Gronbeck from the University of Iowa analyze political events from the past week.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:08:47 +0000 Ben Kieffer 5231 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Swing Votes Politics Day - Primary Preview http://iowapublicradio.org/post/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 http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day - Primary Preview