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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

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

WONKS! Episode 3 - Politics & the Press

1/18/2018
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Elitists? Fake News? Pushing an Agenda? Are we describing the media or or politicians? And how do they see each other. Listen in as we examine the role of both.

Duration:01:12:22

Wee WONKS: Money & Politics - Des Moines Register Political Columnist Kathie Obradovich

1/11/2018
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Money & Politics - Des Moines Register Political Columnist Kathie Obradovich

Duration:00:09:51

Wee Wonks: Money & Politics - The Reluctant Leader: Sue Dvorsky

1/4/2018
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Money & Politics - The Reluctant Leader: Sue Dvorsky

Duration:00:09:22

Wee WONKS: Money & Politics - Panelist Dave Kochel Profile

12/28/2017
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Money & Politics - Panelist Dave Kochel Profile

Duration:00:17:12