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Law enforcement officials raise concerns over new immigration law

River to River, hosted by Ben Kieffer

A year has passed since the state started its Medicaid unwinding, and IPR's Natalie Krebs reports those disenrolled far exceed the state's original estimate.

On this River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with Krebs about this process of disenrolling people from Medicaid after the end of COVID-era programs. Also, the Iowa Capital Dispatch's Clark Kauffman discusses a report on nursing home staffing and turnover and The Des Moines Register's Galen Bucharier talks about criticism of a new immigration law from Iowa law enforcement and a looming Department of Justice lawsuit against it.

Later, State Geologist Kieth Schilling shares how new state funds will help map the amount of groundwater available in Iowa.


  • Natalie Krebs, health reporter, Iowa Public Radio
  • Clark Kauffman, deputy editor, Iowa Capital Dispatch
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.