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Iowa Journalists Struggle To Access Public Records

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River to River airs weekdays at 12 p.m. on IPR News and News/Studio One and 10 p.m. on IPR News.

This past year, some state agencies have been problematic when it comes to providing access to public information. On this River to River podcast, Iowa journalists tell their stories about fighting battles to access public information.

Guests:

  • Erin Jordan, investigative reporter, The Gazette
  • Melody Mercado, eastern suburbs and city of Des Moines beat reporter, Des Moines Register
  • Laura Belin, publisher and primary author of Bleeding Heartland a progressive blog covering Iowa Politics
  • Clark Kauffman, investigative reporter, Iowa Capital Dispatch
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Rick Brewer is a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River