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A Current Look Behind The Scenes At IPR

Liam Kieffer
Kieffer Family
Ben Kieffer stationed inside his new studio located in the basement of his home.

The pandemic has forced change on all types of professions, including those in radio journalism. 

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer spends the hour visiting with a number of his colleagues here at Iowa Public Radio. The conversation spans from adapting to working from our basements, kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms and even converting closets into sound booths. We also explore both the emotional and technical challenges of working from home.  


  • Charity Nebbe, Talk of Iowa host
  • Lindsey Moon, digital producer
  • Kate Payne, eastern Iowa reporter
  • Jason Burns, broadcast operations manager
  • Michael Leland, news director
  • Rob Dillard, correspondent

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