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Iowa's Vaccine Campaign And A Settlement Reached

On this edition of River to River, IPR's Natalie Krebs gives us the latest on Iowa's COVID-19 vaccine campaign.

You may remember this case in our news from about five years ago. In 2016, a Cedar Rapids police officer shot and paralyzed a Black motorist during a traffic stop. An $8 million settlement was reached this week. An insurance carrier for the city of Cedar Rapids has agreed to pay motorist Jerime Mitchell and his wife, subject to approval by the City Council. Host Ben Kieffer speaks with attorney Laura Schultes about the case.

Then, Erin Murphy provides a statehouse update. Philip Joens talks about a Des Moines hate crime plea deal. The Des Moines Police's Paul Parizek shares the department's reaction to the Chauvin trial verdicts. And, Cece Mitchell grooves listeners into the weekend.


  • Natalie Krebs, IPR health reporter
  • Laura Schultes, attorney, RSH Legal based in Cedar Rapids
  • Erin Murphy, Des Moines bureau chief, Lee Enterprises
  • Philip Joens, breakings news and public safety reporter, Des Moines Register
  • Paul Parizek, public information officer, Des Moines Police Department
  • Cece Mitchell, host, IPR Studio One Tracks
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