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A Nation Engaged: "It can happen; there's hope"

Casey Reyner

This show originally aired on April 26, 2017.

On this special edition of River to River, Ben Kieffer hosts a discussion on presidential power, recorded Tuesday, April 25 at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum in West Branch. 


Opinions in the audience varied, but as one participant noted: "[I] can't remember the last time we were in an auditorium talking about politics and the entire crowd didn't think just like me. We had a civil discussion with those that think differently. It can happen. There is hope."

To provide context on topics ranging from presidential rhetoric, use of executive orders, to the divisiveness of the campaign, NPR's Sarah McCammon, presidential historian Tim Walch, and UNI political scientist Donna Hoffman join the discussion. 

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River