political geography http://iowapublicradio.org en Obama Speech Circuit and Iowa's Political Geography http://iowapublicradio.org/post/obama-speech-circuit-and-iowas-political-geography <p> President Obama spoke in Galesburg, Illinois Wednesday as part of a swing through the Midwest to talk about the economy.&nbsp; Host Dean Borg gets an update from that appearance, and talks with Bruce Gronbeck, Emeritus Professor of Communication Studies at University of Iowa about the other speeches the President has been making in recent weeks.&nbsp; Then, Chris Larimer, Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Northern Iowa explains why the political geography of Iowa heavily favors Democratic Congressman Bruce Braley in his bid to replace U.S. Senator Tom Harkin.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:12:24 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Dean Borg 26340 at http://iowapublicradio.org Obama Speech Circuit and Iowa's Political Geography