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EP50: Wing Ding Analysis & Andrew Yang Interview

8/14/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with Lee Newspapers’ Erin Murphy about Michael Avenatti’s intriguing trip to Iowa, as well as an overall analysis of the Wing Ding Dinner. Plus we interview 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a New York entrepreneur, about his unique plans for the country. Let us know what you think about […] The post EP50: Wing Ding Analysis & Andrew Yang Interview appeared first on Iowa Starting...

Duration:00:53:14

Ep49: Reynolds Avoids Press, Election Results & Yard Signs

8/9/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with producer Chance Dorland about Kim Reynolds’ decision to avoid press conferences, what the election results in Tuesday’s Ohio special election and Democratic primaries in Michigan and Kansas mean for Iowa, and we dig into everyone’s favorite subject: yard signs. Let us know what you think about this episode […] The post Ep49: Reynolds Avoids Press, Election Results & Yard Signs appeared...

Duration:00:36:34

Ep48: Early 2020 Moves & Eric Gjerde Interview

8/2/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with producer Chance Dorland about the early moves from 2020 contenders and the odd field Democrats could find themselves caucusing for soon. And we talk with special education teacher Eric Gjerde about his campaign for House District 67. He was just endorsed yesterday by Barack Obama. Let us know […] The post Ep48: Early 2020 Moves & Eric Gjerde Interview appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:42:39

Ep47: Flipping The Statehouse With Flip It Iowa

7/31/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard sits down with Flip It Iowa co-founders Jim Lewers and Temple Hiatt to discuss their grassroots organization that’s connecting swing district legislative Democratic candidates with blue city donors. Plus, an update on our fundraisers. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a […] The post Ep47: Flipping The Statehouse With Flip It Iowa appeared first on...

Duration:00:42:59

Ep46: Trump’s Visit & Heather Matson Interview

7/27/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with producer Chance Dorland about Donald Trump’s visit to Iowa on Thursday. And we interview Heather Matson about her house race and whether Democrats can pick up a seat in Ankeny. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message […] The post Ep46: Trump’s Visit & Heather Matson Interview appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:36:25

Ep45: The Public/Private School Funding Debate

7/24/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard sits down with two Des Moines-area school board members to discuss the recent debate around public funds going to private schools, Urbandale School Board member Judy Downs and Des Moines School Board member Kyrstin Delagardelle Shelley. They also discuss Governor Kim Reynolds and Republican legislators’ funding for schools and how […] The post Ep45: The Public/Private School Funding Debate appeared...

Duration:00:35:39

Ep44: Under-The-Radar Stories To Watch & Peter Leo Interview

7/19/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard and producer Chance Dorland discuss some stories to keep an eye on where another shoe may drop, as well as Nate Boulton’s decision to stay in the Iowa Senate. And we interview Peter Leo about his campaign for the Iowa House in the Carroll-based district. Let us know what you […] The post Ep44: Under-The-Radar Stories To Watch & Peter Leo Interview appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:45:26

Ep43: Ag 101 With Tim Gannon & Trump Trade War Fallout

7/17/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard digs into the impacts and timeline of tariffs on Iowa agriculture with Tim Gannon, Democrats’ Secretary of Agriculture candidate. Plus, a little bit of Ag 101 with Gannon so you can better understand how farming works in Iowa. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) […] The post Ep43: Ag 101 With Tim Gannon & Trump Trade War Fallout appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:45:02

Ep42: GOP’s Mixed Message On Hubbell, Kristin Sunde Interview

7/12/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard and producer Chance Dorland discuss Iowa Republicans’ mixed messaging on Fred Hubbell. And we interview Kristin Sunde about her Iowa House campaign against Peter Cownie. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that we may use on a future […] The post Ep42: GOP’s Mixed Message On Hubbell, Kristin Sunde Interview appeared first on Iowa Starting...

Duration:00:39:35

Ep41: Iowa’s Role In The Supreme Court Nomination

7/10/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with Matt Sinovic of Progress Iowa and Sue Dinsdale of Why Courts Matter about the upcoming Supreme Court nomination fight. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that we may use on a future episode. Callers can discuss […] The post Ep41: Iowa’s Role In The Supreme Court Nomination appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:28:14

Ep40: How Iowa Campaigns Really Work & 2020 Preview

7/4/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with longtime Iowa political operative Joe O’Hern about what 2020 candidates need to do at this early stage, how the battle for the state legislature is shaping up and what life is like for a campaign staffer. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) […] The post Ep40: How Iowa Campaigns Really Work & 2020 Preview appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:43:47

Ep39: Post-Primary Talk & Gov. Jay Inslee Interview

6/27/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks with former Democratic Party Chair Sue Dvorsky about Iowa campaigns post-primary and where Kim Reynolds will struggle in the race. And we interview Washington State Governor Jay Inslee, chair of the Democratic Governors Association, about Fred Hubbell and what an administration and policies in a blue state look like. […] The post Ep39: Post-Primary Talk & Gov. Jay Inslee Interview appeared first on...

Duration:00:52:34

Ep38: Primary Results Aftermath & L.G. Speculation

6/12/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard discusses the aftermath of the Iowa primary, including optimism for the exciting Democratic ticket, who Fred Hubbell may pick for Lt. Governor and what Starting Line will be up to the next two weeks. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a […] The post Ep38: Primary Results Aftermath & L.G. Speculation appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:29:55

Ep37: Election Day Chat With Iowa’s Political Reporters

6/5/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard is joined by two of Iowa’s top political journalists in the state, Brianne Pfannenstiel of the Des Moines Register and Erin Murphy of Lee Newspapers. We break down the governor’s race and look back at all the major moments that shaped the primary up to this point. Let us know […] The post Ep37: Election Day Chat With Iowa’s Political Reporters appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:36:50

Ep36: Governor’s Race & Courtney Rowe Interview

5/31/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard talks about the final governor’s debate and where the race stands, followed by an interview with Courtney Rowe about her 1st District campaign. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that we may use on a future episode. Callers […] The post Ep36: Governor’s Race & Courtney Rowe Interview appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:41:25

Ep35: Eastern Iowa Views & George Ramsey Interview

5/29/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard speaks with Cedar Rapids City Councilwoman Ashley Vanorny about what’s happening in Eastern Iowa, followed by an interview with George Ramsey about his 1st District campaign. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that we may use on a […] The post Ep35: Eastern Iowa Views & George Ramsey Interview appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:51:18

Ep34: Polling & Fundraising In Democratic Primaries

5/22/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard breaks down poll numbers for the Democratic gubernatorial primary and District 3 race with show producer Chance Dorland, followed by an interview with Jerry Crawford about the gubernatorial candidates’ fundraising numbers. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that […] The post Ep34: Polling & Fundraising In Democratic Primaries appeared first on...

Duration:00:48:02

Ep33: Fred Hubbell Interview & Democratic Enthusiasm

5/15/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard speaks with 13th District Iowa State Representative Chris Hall about upcoming elections & Democrats’ predicted ‘blue wave,’ followed by an interview with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred Hubbell. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that we may use on […] The post Ep33: Fred Hubbell Interview & Democratic Enthusiasm appeared first on Iowa...

Duration:00:41:35

Ep32: End Of Session & Tom Steyer Interview

5/10/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard speaks with District 77 Representative Amy Nielsen about the end of the legislative session, followed by an interview with billionaire hedge fund manager Tom Steyer about his push to impeach President Trump. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message that […] The post Ep32: End Of Session & Tom Steyer Interview appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:44:49

Ep31: Early Voting & Cindy Axne Interview

5/8/2018
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 Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard speaks about new early voting rules with Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald, followed by an interview with 3rd district congressional candidate Cindy Axne & audio from Nancy Pelosi’s recent trip to Iowa. Let us know what you think about this episode by calling (515) 635-5076 and leaving a voice message […] The post Ep31: Early Voting & Cindy Axne Interview appeared first on Iowa Starting Line.

Duration:00:59:47