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'Vaccinated Or Not, It Does Take A Toll On Our Healthcare Workers.' - Surge In COVID Cases Being Felt In Iowa Hospitals

River to River, hosted by Ben Kieffer

Host Ben Kieffer speaks to Dr. Theresa Brennan to talk about the latest COVID-19 surge across the state and the impact it's having on hospital staff members. IPR's Grant Gerlock outlines which Iowa school districts have reinstated mask mandates. IPR reporter Kate Payne talks about the sentencing of an inmate who killed two staff members of the Anamosa State Penitentiary and University of Iowa professor of law, Derek Muller, explains a newly proposed map of Iowa's congressional districts.


  • Dr. Theresa Brennan, chief medical officer, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Kate Payne, reporter, Iowa Public Radio
  • Derek Muller, professor of law, University of Iowa College of Law
  • Grant Gerlock, education reporter, Iowa Public Radio
  • Tony Dehner, host, Studio One, Iowa Public Radio
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa