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Young, Axne Debate In Tight Race For Iowa's 3rd Congressional District

Two candidates running for Congress in Iowa’s competitive 3rd District debated a wide range of topics Thursday night in Johnston. Republican Congressman David Young of Van Meter has been campaigning on what he says is his record of protecting people with preexisting medical conditions during his two terms in the U.S. House. Democrat Cindy Axne of West Des Moines doesn’t see it that way. “He voted to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which covers people with preexisting conditions,” Axne said...

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Letters recently sent from two female inmates at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville describe their growing desperation as their basic hygienic supplies disappeared.

"I ran out on Saturday 9/30," one wrote, "and although I continually asked for [toilet paper], was told they were out. They did have pads that I used as [toilet paper] until Monday 10/1 when they ran out. I then had to use a wash rag until Wed morn (sic)."

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Aric Toler isn't exactly sure what to call himself.

"Digital researcher, digital investigator, digital something probably works," Toler says.

Toler, 30, is part of an Internet research organization known as Bellingcat. Formed in 2014, the group first got attention for its meticulous documentation of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. Toler used posts to Russia's equivalent of Facebook, VK, to track Russian soldiers as they slipped in and out of eastern Ukraine — where they covertly aided local rebels.

The government of Nauru, a tiny island nation in the South Pacific, and the charity Doctors Without Borders are in a bitter dispute over mental health care for asylum seekers and refugees.

The controversy revolves around approximately 900 individuals sent to Nauru by the Australian government since 2013. They arrived in Australia by boat, coming from such countries as Iran, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Syria; the government sent them to Nauru and Papua New Guinea. Most of them have been there four years.

Republican Steve King has represented Iowa in Congress for eight terms. In the upcoming election, he faces democratic challenger J.D. Scholten. Will the predicted midterm blue wave affect Iowa's fourth district? 

During the second half of this hour of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with political analysts Valerie Hennings, associate professor of political science at Morningside College and Dave Andersen, assistant professor of political science at Iowa State University about Iowa's 4th district. 

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In the penguin habitat at an aquarium in Sydney, love is in the air.

The newest penguin couple here are named Sphen and Magic, and the two males are about to take the leap into parenthood.

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Life doesn't stop when the sun goes down.

This year, Iowa Week on Talk of Iowa will explore Iowa After Dark. We’ll work the night shift, go out on the town, find out where to get the best late night eats and talk bats, owls and more!

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Featured Release This Week From Spiritualized + Tracks Top 30 Playlist

British musician and songwriter Jason Pierce (aka J. Spaceman) launched Spiritualized in 1990. The band reached a kind of high water mark about twenty years ago with the album Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space . Space is vast, and Pierce continues to mine it for inspiration. He sports a vintage spacesuit as a visual theme for the new Spiritualized album, And Nothing Hurt. With it's big, layered sound, it's fascinating to find out that J. Spaceman conceived and recorded the record...

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