Greyhound Racing's Uncertain Future in Iowa

Feb 6, 2014

Iowa is the only Midwestern state where commercial dog racing remains legal and active. But that may soon change, as state lawmakers look at proposals to end greyhound racing at the only tracks left in Iowa: The Mystique in Dubuque and Bluffs Run in Council Bluffs.

Today on River to River, we take a look at greyhound racing’s history in the state, its impact in communities with tracks, how these tracks are subsidized, and what the future of greyhound racing may hold.

Today's guests include:

Jerry Crawford of the Iowa Greyhound Association

Molly Grover of the Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce

Jorene King of Heartland Greyhound Adoption

Senator Jeff Danielson (D) Iowa Senate District 30