Former Sen. John Culver (center) with students at Simpson College.
Credit John C. Culver Public Policy Center
IPR's Clay Masters talks to Sen. John Culver.
Former Democratic U.S. Senator John Culver served 16 years in Congress. He now lives in Washington D.C., but he’ll be back in Iowa later this week to visit the Culver Public Policy Center at Simpson College in Indianola.
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