ByLyle Muller, Chase Harrison, Jeff Stein and Leziga Barikor |
The 2016 political campaign may be behind voters but the high awareness of its results and the rhetoric it spawned has, in many ways, not disappeared. This IowaWatch Connection radio report brings the voices of voters, post-election, to you.
ByLyle Muller, Jeff Stein and the IowaWatch/College Media reporting project team |
In the last report of a year-long IowaWatch effort to speak with voters about what matters to them we heard frustration with how presidential candidates were address issues and, after the summer nominating conventions, presidential candidates themselves: Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.
Political rhetoric seems more heated, and the discussion nastier, than ever. We’ll talk with analysts, journalists, and veterans of Iowa political campaigns about the situation, and how we might get back to more effective dialogue and governing.
Political rhetoric seems more heated, and the discussion nastier, than ever. Listen to the IowaWatch Connection podcast, which includes suggestions on how we might get back to more effective political dialogue.
Jim Bohannon, host of the popular radio news talk programs “The Jim Bohannon Show” and “America in the Morning”, 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:
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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.
The noted radio talk show host and First Amendment advocate accepted IowaWatch’s invitation to speak in Iowa. IowaWatch, the Iowa Freedom of Information and Iowa Newspaper Foundation are holding the Oct. 2 banquet to bring attention to the public’s right to know.