More Businesses Prepare For Reopening

May 22, 2020

Businesses including movie theaters and museums may reopen today under a new proclamation from Gov. Kim Reynolds, further loosening COVID-19 restrictions on businesses. We hear from IPR state government reporter Katarina Sostaric about these efforts to reopen the state's economy during the pandemic.

Also on this "news buzz" edition of River to River, guest host Katelyn Harrop is joined by IPR reporter Grant Gerlock who covered a recent attack that left 22-year-old Des Moines resident DarQuan Jones with multiple injuries. The Des Moines branch of the NAACP along with Jones' family believe the attack was racially motivated.

Later on, a conversation with IPR health reporter Natalie Krebs about the mental health of farmers and a look at several Democratic candidates vying for the chance to face off against Sen. Joni Ernst in the general election in Novemeber. 


Grant Gerlock, central Iowa reporter, IPR

Clay Masters, political reporter, IPR

Katarina Sostaric, statehouse reporter, IPR

Natalie Krebs, health reporter, IPR

Caroline Hayes, department chair and Lynn Gleason professor of interdisciplinary engineering at Iowa State University

Cece Mitchell, Studio One host, IPR