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Iowa politics with a humorous, behind-the-scenes twist. “Wonks” - The people who work behind the scenes of the campaigns - gather with reporters and other insiders for a good-natured (and usually humorous) look at candidates, campaigns and each other. WONKS! is recorded in front of a live audience and with journalists thrown into the mix it’s always filled with laughs and unexpected insight.

Iowa politics with a humorous, behind-the-scenes twist. “Wonks” - The people who work behind the scenes of the campaigns - gather with reporters and other insiders for a good-natured (and usually humorous) look at candidates, campaigns and each other. WONKS! is recorded in front of a live audience and with journalists thrown into the mix it’s always filled with laughs and unexpected insight.
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Iowa politics with a humorous, behind-the-scenes twist. “Wonks” - The people who work behind the scenes of the campaigns - gather with reporters and other insiders for a good-natured (and usually humorous) look at candidates, campaigns and each other. WONKS! is recorded in front of a live audience and with journalists thrown into the mix it’s always filled with laughs and unexpected insight.

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@iowawonks

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Episodes

WONKS! Episode 9 - Politics at the Fair!

8/13/2018
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Presidents not paying for their tickets? Candidates getting booed off the stage? It’s politics as usual at the Iowa State Fair!

Duration:00:51:26

WONKS! Exclusive! Michael Avenatti tests the presidential waters in Iowa!

8/9/2018
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WONKS podcast Co-host Kevin Cooney talks exclusively with Avenatti about running for President, his political stands and whether Donald Trump’s presidency will last until 2020.

Duration:00:06:19

WONKS! Episode 8 - Sports & The Media ...and a Little Politics - Part 2

7/8/2018
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The debate continues! Is "Sports Talk Radio" shallow? Should Trump interject his feelings on "taking a knee?" Should kids emphasize one sport or play several? And so much more! It's the political side of the sports debate, with our all-star panel!

Duration:00:50:09

WONKS! Episode 8 - Sports & The Media ...and a Little Politics - Part 1

6/28/2018
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Athletes and administrators and journalists, oh my! Enjoy the first of two WONKS! episodes examining the issues and relationships shared by people who cover the athletes, coach the athletes, and are the athletes.

Duration:00:44:01

Wee WONKS! - Bonnie Campbell on the Future of Women in Iowa Politics

6/21/2018
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Iowa's former Attorney General, and former candidate for governor, looks to the future.

Duration:00:07:23

Wee WONKS! - Female Groundbreakers: Journalist O. Kay Henderson and Pollster Ann Selzer

6/14/2018
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Ann Selzer and Kay Henderson were asking questions about Women & Politics on our May WONKS! show. In our latest bonus episode, they're the ones answering questions!

Duration:00:13:09

Wee WONKS! - Musical Mary Kramer's Interpretation of the Iowa Legislature

6/8/2018
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A career that stretches from education to business to politics also includes some musical talent. During the intermission of our recent "Women and Politics" WONKS!, this happened...

Duration:00:05:00

WONKS! Episode 7 - The Democrats Debate

5/31/2018
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WONKS! analyzes the Iowa Democratic Gubernatorial Debate.

Duration:00:57:46

WONKS! Episode 6 - Women & Politics

5/24/2018
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A look at the changing role of women in politics from those who have run for office and run political campaigns.

Duration:01:07:16

"Pre-WONKS!" - Women & Politics

5/14/2018
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From the legislature to the campaign trail, leading female politicians and party operatives weigh in the continuing battles for gender equality.

Duration:00:08:22

Wee Wonks - Millennials: Is Anyone Listening to Us?

5/7/2018
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At a recent WONKS! our panelists responded to a question about whether politicians are listening to the what soon will be the largest demographic group.

Duration:00:04:23

Wee Wonks - Eric Branstad

4/30/2018
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WONKS! panelist Eric Branstad led the Iowa Trump caucus and general election campaigns. He talks about Millennials in the GOP and rural Iowa.

Duration:00:07:32

Wee Wonks - Do Millennials Lean Left?

4/20/2018
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Millennials, and those who try to woo them politically, talk about whether they are more likely to support third-party candidates and traditionally left issues.

Duration:00:06:43

Wee Wonks - Judy Downs: An Elected Millennial

4/13/2018
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Active in politics and elected to the Urbandale School Board, Judy Downs shares a "Millennial View."

Duration:00:06:19

WONKS! Episode 5 - Millennials & Politics

4/5/2018
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This demographic bulge could make the difference on which candidates and issues emerge in the next three decades.

Duration:00:59:07

Wee Wonks - Pollster Ann Selzer: “I think, therefore I Ann!”

2/22/2018
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Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com called Ann Selzer “The Best Pollster in Politics.” She talks about polling, accuracy and the childhood nickname that just might have started her career.

Duration:00:07:25

WONKS! Episode 4 - The Iowa Caucuses

2/15/2018
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The ins and outs, highs and lows, pros and cons of Iowa's first-in-the-nation presidential preference system.

Duration:00:49:28

Wee Wonks - Erin Murphy: 21st Century Journalist

2/8/2018
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Newspaper reporting in the digital age.

Duration:00:06:34

Wee Wonks - Dave Busiek: TV News in the Digital Age

2/1/2018
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KCCI-TV News Director Dave Busiek has seen the changes technology has made in broadcast journalism.

Duration:00:05:52

Wee Wonks - Michael Gartner on politicians: "They're fun to be with."

1/25/2018
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Former NBC News President Michael Gartner explains how journalists deal with politicians.

Duration:00:05:36