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Martinko Verdict, Coronavirus And UNI Men's Hoops

Hand washing and sanitizing door knobs and surfaces are some of the best ways to prevent respiratory illnesses like the new coronavirus.

Ben Kieffer hosts this "news buzz" edition of River to River focusing on a variety of news stories from this week including the verdict in the Jerry Lynn Burns trial, preparing for the new coronavirus, an Iowa National Guard deployment, statehouse news, the UNI men's basketball home winning streak and grooving into the weekend with IPR Studio One host Cece Mitchell.


  • Kate Payne, IPR eastern Iowa reporter
  • Natalie Krebs, IPR health reporter
  • Garrett Gingrich, Lt. Col. Ironman Battalion, Iowa Army National Guard
  • James Lynch, The Gazette politics reporter 
  • Ben Jacobson, UNI head men's basketball coach
  • Cece Mitchell, IPR Studio One host
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