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Walsh Thinks He Might Have Been In A Minute Maid Orange Commercial

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Joe Walsh is one of three politicans who are challenging President Donald Trump for the Republican Party nomination.

River to River's "Home State View" series helps us understand how the presidential candidates are viewed as leaders in the states they call home. Host Ben Kieffer interviews journalists who have spent years covering the candidates. We get the little-known details about each hopeful's history. Click the "play" button to listen.

The Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson joins River to River host Ben Kieffer to talk about former Illinois congressman Joe Walsh. Pearson highlights how Walsh was elected in a largely democratic district, his career as a talk radio personality, how Walsh's view of Donald Trump has evolved and how Walsh used to have aspirations to be an actor.    

Rick Brewer is a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa