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With Lawmakers At Home, What's Next For Iowa's Legislative Agenda?

John Pemble/IPR
Iowa lawmakers have suspended the 2020 session to help stop the spread of COVID-19, but what does this mean for their remaining priorities?

In the spirit of social distancing, lawmakers are keeping their distance from the Iowa Statehouse, which could impact what's accomplished during the 2020 legislative session.

On this segment of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by University of Northern Iowa professor of political science Chris Larimer to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the state’s legislative session.

Later in the segment, a look at the impact of the new coronavirus on food banks serving food insecure Iowans and information on how to best support food bank operations across the state.


  • Chris Larimer, professor of political science, University of Northern Iowa
  • Dylan Lampe, Iowa Food Bank Association

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