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The Debate Over The Filibuster

Mitch McConnell
J. Scott Applewhite
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after criticizing Democrats for wanting to change the filibuster rule, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 16, 2021.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with political analysts about the latest political news, including the debate over the future of the filibuster.


  • Karen Kedrowski, professor of political science, Iowa State University
  • Dennis Goldford, professor of political science, Drake University
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River