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Franken's chances, Jan. 6 committee's case and more from Pints and Politics

River to River, hosted by Ben Kieffer

Iowa Public Radio and The Gazette in Cedar Rapids combine forces for a night of political commentary about the most important issues shaping our state and nation.

Ben Kieffer co-hosts this Pints and Politics edition of River to River with The Gazette's investigative reporter Erin Jordan. They speak with panelists about their questions coming out of Iowa's primary election and the extent to which Iowans are tuned in to the January 6 committee meetings.

Pints and Politics is a collaboration between Iowa Public Radio and The Gazette. It was recorded in front of a live audience on Thursday, June 16 at C.S.P.S. Hall in Cedar Rapids.

The next Pints and Politics event will be on Thursday, August 18 at C.S.P.S Hall.


  • Althea Cole, content editor for The Gazette
  • Adam Sullivan, former columnist for The Gazette
  • Erin Murphy, Des Moines Bureau Chief for The Gazette
  • Todd Dorman, opinions editor for The Gazette
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Zachary Oren Smith is a reporter covering Eastern Iowa