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Podcast: KXIC ‘Your Town’ Features IowaWatch Puppy Mill Story, Jacob Luplow

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IowaWatch summer 2014 intern Jacob Luplow and executive director-editor Lyle Muller were the guests on the Tuesday, Oct. 21, "Your Town" show on KXIC radio, AM 800, in Iowa City. Host Jay Capron talked with Luplow, a student at Cornell College, about an IowaWatch story he did about troublesome dog breeders who repeatedly violate Animal Welfare Act regulations designed to protect animal health, but who get to keep animals while being cited for those repeat violations. He talked with Muller about other work being done at IowaWatch. You may listen to Capron's conversation with IowaWatch by skipping to the 20-minute mark of this one-hour podcast. Continue Reading →

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Jim Bohannon: We Should Be Passionately, Shamelessly Promoting First Amendment Benefits

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Jim Bohannon, host of the popular radio news talk programs "The Jim Bohannon Show" and "Morning in America", spoke Oct. 2, 2014, in Des Moines at the annual Celebrating a Free Press and Open Government Banquet about the power of the First Amendment, and work he says needs to be done to preserve the freedoms the Amendment promises. You may view his address here in two parts. RELATED:
Brian Cooper, Michael Gartner Named IowaWatch Free Press Champions
The banquet was hosted by the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism in partnership with the Iowa Freedom of Information Council and Iowa Newspaper Foundation. Additional sponsors were the Associated Press, Iowa Broadcasters Association and the Faegre Baker Daniels law firm of Des Moines. Continue Reading →

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Brian Cooper, Michael Gartner Named IowaWatch Free Press Champions

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Two longtime Iowa journalists -- Brian Cooper, editor of The Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, and First Amendment advocate Michael Gartner, owner of the Iowa Cubs baseball team -- were honored by the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch Thursday, Oct. 2, with Free Press Champion Awards. The awards are for their efforts promoting and showing by example the benefits of transparent government in Iowa.

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IowaWatch Payday Loan Investigation Gets Airing on KCRG-TV9′s ‘To The Point’

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IowaWatch digital analyst/reporter Lauren Mills spoke on Beth Malicki's "To the Point" program on KCRG-TV9 for a program about her investigation into why the payday loan industry is not regulated more than it already is in Iowa. The interview aired on Sept. 21, 2014. You may watch it here:
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Listen To The Podcast: WMT Radio Show Features IowaWatch Frac Sand Mining Story

A truck enters a rural spot near Clayton, Iowa, on June 24, 2014, where Pattison Sand Company was preparing to open a new mine in the side of a hill. Pattison, which produces industrial sand for the natural gas and oil industries, has about 35 acres of underground mine and 300 acres of above ground for plant operations, shipping and storage, ponding and drying, maintenance, a fabrication shop, reclamation areas and an open pit mine.

IowaWatch executive director-editor Lyle Muller talked on WMT radio host Bob Bruce's Wednesday, Sept. 17, program about reporter Amber Rouse's story about northeast Iowa residents' fight to keep large frac sand mining out of their counties. You can listen to WMT's podcast here. Any advertising in this podcast is WMT's; IowaWatch derives no revenue from it. You can support our nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism with a tax deductible donation at this link. Continue Reading →

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