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Politics Day: Dissecting Iowa's First District Race for Congress

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During this Politics Day edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer explores the top political news of the week with Donna Hoffman of the University of Northern Iowa and Jim McCormick from Iowa State University. 

Hoffman and McCormick discuss President Trump's response to news of the the migrant caravan traveling towards the nation's southern border from Central America, and the ongoing controversy over the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
 
Later in the program, our analysits turn to the midterms, exploring the race for control over Iowa's 1st congressional district between incumbent Rod Blum and Democratic candidate Abby Finkenhaur.

Lindsey Moon served as IPR's Senior Digital Producer - Music and the Executive Producer of IPR Studio One's All Access program. Moon started as a talk show producer with Iowa Public Radio in May of 2014. She came to IPR by way of Illinois Public Media, an NPR/PBS dual licensee in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, and Wisconsin Public Radio, where she worked as a producer and a general assignment reporter.
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River