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.
The scheduled date of adjournment has come and gone, at the Iowa legislature, along with lawmakers’ per diem expenses. But are the extended hours at the Statehouse unusual? Host Ben Kieffer looks back on memorable moments from past legislative sessions, with longtime political reporters. They also discuss the work of the Iowa Caucus Review Commission, and the state’s looming Congressional races. Guests include the Associated Press' Mike Glover, the Des Moines Register's Kathie Obradovich, and Iowa Public Radio's Joyce Russell.