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Iowa Legislature will vote on the second set of proposed redistricting maps Thursday

Ben Kieffer and his guests explain what to expect in a special session where lawmakers will consider Iowa's second proposed map for redrawing the state's political boundaries.

On this episode of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks to political scientists Megan Goldberg of Cornell College and Chris Larimer of the University of Northern Iowa about the second proposed set of maps in Iowa's non-partisan redistricting process, next week's off-year elections and the Democrats' push for a budget deal in Congress.

Later, Peter Hanson of Grinnell College joins the program to talk about the findings in the latest Grinnell College National Poll. It tracked President Joe Biden's approval and whether Americans think U.S. Supreme Court decisions come down to politics.


  • Chris Larimer, professor of political science, University of Northern Iowa 
  • Megan Goldberg, assistant professor of American politics, Cornell College   
  • Peter Hanson, associate professor of political science at Grinnell College and director of the Grinnell College National Poll
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