Public Policy Center

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Women currently make up 18.5 percent of the U.S. Congress. Yet Iowa is one of only two states that has never elected a woman to Congress nor had a female governor.

This hour, a look at the gender gap in politics – Why do women run for office less than their male counterparts? When they are in office, how do they govern?

Some highlights from today's guests:

Three reasons for the gender gap in political ambition: from Jennifer Lawless, Director of the Women & Politics Institute and Professor of Government at American University

Many Iowans will tell you that our state is a great place to raise kids. A new study from the University of Iowa shows that for the most part, we're right. We'll find out what makes Iowa a great place for kids, what we're lacking, and what individuals and communities can do to make things better.