Wayne Moyer http://iowapublicradio.org en Frontrunners in Iowa's Republican Nomination for U.S. Senate http://iowapublicradio.org/post/frontrunners-iowas-republican-nomination-us-senate <p>State Senator Joni Ernst started out relatively unknown in a crowded field for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. Is she now the front runner?</p><p>We look at the candidacy of Joni Ernst this week, as she gains the endorsement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the NRA. Also on the program, a tea party primary win in Nebraska, the likelihood of immigration reform before November’s election, and looking abroad, the latest crisis in Ukraine and Nigeria.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 22:33:32 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 40637 at http://iowapublicradio.org Frontrunners in Iowa's Republican Nomination for U.S. Senate Politics Day: U.S. Role In Syria Conflict http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-us-role-syria-conflict <p>President Obama is expected to highlight the Reverend Martin Luther King Junior’s economic agenda as he marks the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington. Today on River to River, Ben Kieffer hosts a discussion on how the President can successfully talk about race and class.</p><p>And, action against Syria for the use of chemical weapons seems more and more likely. We talk about the options with listeners and guests, Tim Hagle, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Iowa, and Wayne Moyer, Rosenfield Professor of Political Science at Grinnell College.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:28:11 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Katherine Perkins 28201 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: U.S. Role In Syria Conflict Tensions Rise with North Korea http://iowapublicradio.org/post/tensions-rise-north-korea-0 <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 http://iowapublicradio.org Tensions Rise with North Korea Politics Day: Iowa Congressional Races http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-iowa-congressional-races <P>The&nbsp;November elections feature only four congressional districts in Iowa instead of five… and the districts’ new boundaries offer new challenges for incumbents.</P> <P>Host Ben Kieffer&nbsp;talks with several political experts about&nbsp;Iowa’s congressional districts&nbsp;including the match-ups, the issues, the polls, and the prospects.</P> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:13:22 +0000 Ben Kieffer 7849 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Iowa Congressional Races 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