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Kim Jong Un's Public Disappearance

Lee Jin-man
AP Photo
In this April 21, 2020 file photo, people watch a TV screen showing a news program reporting about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with a file image at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. New rumors about Kim pour in daily.

The new Gross Domestic Product (GPD) figures show the economy’s sharp decline with the situation expected to get much worse.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer is joined by political scientists Jonathan Hassid and Jeff Taylor to get an analysis on a new poll indicating half of the country is being economically affected by the coronavirus, the Republican primary in Iowa’s 4th district and worries about North Korea’s stability.  


  • Jonathan Hassid, associate professor of political science at ISU
  • Jeff Taylor, professor of political science at Dordt University

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