© 2022 Iowa Public Radio
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Iowans Feel Economic Impact of Coronavirus

Edi Libedinsky
On Tuesday, Govenor Kim Reynolds implemented measures to limit social distancing, including restaurants moving to "drive-through, carry-out, and delivery only and closures of certain entities such as bars and recreational facilities."

Large parts of our economy have nearly ground to a halt. On this episode of River to River, Ben Kieffer speaks with several Iowans, from a variety of industries, about how the coronavirus pandemic has affected their jobs, businesses and lives.


  • Tobi Parks, owner Station 1 Records and xBk Live
  • Jen Wolf, occupational therapist and community organizer
  • Jennifer Sherer, director University of Iowa Labor Center
  • Sam Farrel, bartender in Iowa City
  • Josie O'Connor Miller, senior at Cornell College
  • Marc Schneider, project manager at Iowa State University's Center for Industrial Research and Service


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