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Pints and Politics: Previewing The 2020 Caucuses And The Legislative Session

John Pemble
The Iowa legislature gaveled in Monday for the 2020 session.

In this special edition of River to River, a panel of reporters and columnists from The Gazette analyze the biggest news headlines of the week. Investigative Reporter Erin Jordan and IPR's Ben Kieffer hosted the "Pints and Politics" event before a live audience in Cedar Rapids on Jan. 16. 

The panelists discuss national news topics like the upcoming impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate and the details of the 2020 Iowa caucuses. At the state level, they consider lawmakers' top priorities for the 2020 legislative session. 


  • Erin Jordan, investigative reporter at The Gazette
  • Todd Dorman, columnist at The Gazette 
  • Lyz Lenz, columnist at The Gazette 
  • Adam Sullivan, columnist  at The Gazette 
  • James Lynch, political reporter at The Gazette 

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