Iowa Caucus http://iowapublicradio.org en 2014 Iowa Caucuses and Renewable Fuel Standard http://iowapublicradio.org/post/2014-iowa-caucuses-and-renewable-fuel-standard <p>Iowans gathered for caucuses Tuesday night, not to determine who will win nominations for President, but to determine who will control the parties.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with University of Iowa Associate Professor of Political Science Tim Hagle, and Drake University Professor of Politics, Dennis Goldford about how the midterm caucus results may impact the higher profile Presidential caucuses in two years.&nbsp; They also discuss Iowa's political leverage to reverse an EPA decision reducing the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline under the Renewable Fuel Standard.</p><p></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:16:45 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 35195 at http://iowapublicradio.org 2014 Iowa Caucuses and Renewable Fuel Standard Iowa Caucuses Still Important in Off-Year http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-caucuses-still-important-year <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today Iowa Republicans and Democrats will hold caucuses across the state. It’s not a presidential year but there’s still plenty of drama with the Iowa caucuses this year. IPR's Clay Masters talks with Des Moines Register Political Columnist Kathie Obradovich about the caucuses and it's importance in a year with no presidential election.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:43:57 +0000 Clay Masters 35116 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Caucuses Still Important in Off-Year News Buzz: China, Phone Scams, Traffic Stops, Harvest, Soup, and 'Caucus' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/news-buzz-china-phone-scams-traffic-stops-harvest-soup-and-caucus <p>On this News Buzz version of River to River, host Ben Kieffer cycles through stories about Iowa's relationship with China, an Arizona company's apparent phone scam targeting Iowans, an investigation into traffic stops, a harvest summary, the nutritional benefits of eating soup, and a new film about Iowa's 2012&nbsp;caucuses.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:32:41 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 31146 at http://iowapublicradio.org News Buzz: China, Phone Scams, Traffic Stops, Harvest, Soup, and 'Caucus' Politics Day http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-120 <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="http://www.hoover.archives.gov/">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 http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day