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Senate Democrats pass economic policy bill, expected to make it Oval Office

River to River, hosted by Ben Kieffer

Also this politics day, the implications of the FBI's search of Trump's residence.

This politics day, experts weigh in on the economic package that Senate Democrats passed — now on to the House — and what the bill includes regarding healthcare, climate and taxes. Political analysts also unpack the FBI search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-lago estate and what primaries in Minnesota and Wisconsin say about the wider political landscape. Listeners join in to the conversation.


  • Dennis Goldford, political science professor at Drake University
  • Sara Mitchell, political science professor at the University of 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 a rising junior at the University of Iowa majoring in journalism and minoring in gender, women's & sexuality studies. She is from Iowa City and in her free time enjoys getting coffee and reading downtown with friends.