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The latest revelations from the Jan. 6 committee

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River to River, hosted by Ben Kieffer

Political scientists join Ben Kieffer to analyze the latest testimony in the January 6 hearings.

Recent testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson provided insight into former President Donald Trump’s temperament and actions when supporters stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer discusses the recent hearing with political science professors Megan Goldberg of Cornell College and Scott Peters of the University of Northern Iowa.

They also talk about Gov. Kim Reynolds asking a district court to reinstate Iowa's "fetal heartbeat," law in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that leaves regulation of abortion up to the states.


  • Megan Goldberg, assistant professor of American politics at Cornell College
  • Scott Peters, political science professor at the University of Northern Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Dani Gehr is a producer for River to River and Talk of Iowa. Dani came to Iowa from her hometown in the northwest suburbs of Chicago to attend Iowa State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in journalism, international studies and French. Before coming to IPR, Dani covered local government in Story County for the Ames Tribune and Des Moines Register.
Natalie Dunlap is an award-winning digital producer and writer for Iowa Public Radio. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa. Since 2024, Dunlap has worked with IPR's talk team to bring news and features to IPR's digital audience.