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Should Iowa Hold A Constitutional Convention? It’s A Question Iowans Will See On The Ballot.

John Pemble
Iowa Public Radio

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with legal scholar Todd Pettys about why voters are being asked about a constitutional convention.

Pettys also explains why judges and justices appear on the ballot and updates the US Supreme Court confirmation process.

In the second half-hour, Michaela Ramm of the Cedar Rapids Gazette talks about the financial impact COVID-19 has had on Iowa hospitals and Statehouse reporter Katarina Sostaric tells us about a lawsuit on behalf of Black Lives Matter activists.


· Toddy Pettys, professor of law, H. Blair and Joan V. White Chair in Civil Litigation, University of Iowa

· Katarina Sostaric, state government reporter, Iowa Public Radio

· Michaela Ramm, health reporter, The Gazette

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