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2020 Democratic Hopefuls Meet For Debate

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The stage set-up for the first democratic debate, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Ten presidential candidates, led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, are set to converge on the debate stage on the first night of Democratic debates.

This week, millions of Americans will meet the cast of Democrats trying to unseat President Donald Trump.

On this politics day edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with analysts about expectations for the first round of Democratic presidential debates as well as other political headlines.

Also, we continue our series of interviews about the leadership of 2020 candidates with a home state view of Andrew Yang, entrepreneur and founder of Venture for America. 

Guests include:

  •  Wayne Moyer, professor of political science at Grinnell College
  • Dennis Goldford, professor of political science at Drake University
  • Teddy Schleifer, finacial reporter for Vox's "Recode"
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk