RAGBRAI 2020 Canceled, Iowa's Economic Forecast And Working From Home Security Concerns

Apr 24, 2020

The rash of coronavirus outbreaks in meatpacking plants across the country is causing alarm. On this edition of River to River, IPR’s Amy Mayer explains Iowa’s meat packing challenges. 

Also in the program, host Ben Kieffer and guests discuss the latest economic data and what it means for the state, the digital security risks of working from home, canceling RAGBRAI for the first time in history and a new series of conversations tracking Iowans through this crisis. Today we meet Isha Kalia, a senior at Linn Mar High School.  


  • Amy Mayer, IPR reporter
  • Isha Kalia, Linn Mar High School senior
  • Dave Swenson, ISU associate scientist in economics
  • Dieter Drake, director of RAGBRAI
  • Matt Sieren, digital producer, IT manager