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"This Week in Iowa" is an Emmy Award-winning production of WOI-TV that focuses on the political scene of the Hawkeye State. From the statehouse to the White House, we've got you covered.

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April 24, 2022
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22:20
April 24, 2022
April 10, 2022
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21:45
April 13, 2022
April 17, 2022
Monte Shaw with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association explains what President Biden's year-round E15 sales announcement (https://www.weareiowa.com/article/news/politics/national-politics/president-joe-biden-menlo-iowa-watch-live-e15-ethanol-speech/524-85b5c826-f8f5-4f79-9eea-41cda5cf9c54) means for the state. Plus, an interview with each of the Republican candidates for Iowa's 3rd Congressional District: Nicole Hasso, Zach Nunn and Gary Leffler. Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/weareiowalocal5news Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/weareiowa5news Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
21:57
April 10, 2022
April 3, 2022
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22:19
April 03, 2022
March 27, 2022
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22:20
March 28, 2022
March 20, 2022
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22:00
March 20, 2022
March 13, 2022
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22:20
March 14, 2022
March 6, 2022
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22:24
March 07, 2022
Celebrating Black history | This Week in Iowa
From an integrated mining town 100 years ago to a city's first Black police chief, Local 5 celebrates Iowa's Black stories. Then, the president of the Iowa-Nebraska NAACP talks about what's changed in the state—and what hasn't. Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/weareiowalocal5news Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/weareiowa5news Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
22:33
February 27, 2022
Feb. 20, 2022
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22:21
February 21, 2022
The workforce crisis: Overhauling Iowa's unemployment system
As Iowa legislators consider unemployment overhaul and tort reform, Sabrina Ahmed breaks down the proposals and how they could affect the state's worker shortage. Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
22:21
February 13, 2022
Addressing the teacher shortage, tax cuts and Iowa's caucus conundrum
This week, Iowa House Republicans proposed a series of bills aimed at fixing teacher shortages that have plagued schools across the state. Democrats also see this as a key issue, but are proposing a $300 million increase in funding as the solution. Sabrina Ahmed sits down with leaders from both parties to break down their plans. Then, a look at the future of Iowa's income tax after varying proposals came out from House and Senate Republicans, Democrats and the governor. And after the chaos of the 2020 election cycle, will Iowa be able to hold onto its position as the first state for caucuses in 2024? Why national Democrats are reconsidering the state's status and the potential impact of changing the caucus schedule. Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
22:18
February 06, 2022
Breaking down tax reform proposals and an update on the state's Afghan refugees
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Senate Republicans and House Republicans all want to cut taxes—but they don't exactly agree on which cuts to make. Sabrina Ahmed breaks down the similarities and differences between the plans. Then, an Afghan refugee family's harrowing journey to Iowa, and what you can do to help. Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
22:13
January 30, 2022
Jan. 23, 2022
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21:54
January 24, 2022
Jan. 16, 2022 | Iowa legislators respond to Gov. Reynolds' Condition of the State address
Governor Kim Reynolds said she wants to implement a flat income tax, but Democrats say this structure could favor the wealthy at the expense of the middle and lower classes. On This Week in Iowa, Sabrina Ahmed breaks down the priorities Reynolds set forth in her address and how state lawmakers are responding. Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
22:19
January 16, 2022
Jan. 9, 2022 | Sitting down with Iowa House leaders ahead of the legislative session
Sabrina Ahmed talks to Speaker of the House Pat Grassley and Minority Leader Jennifer Konfrst ahead of the 2022 legislative session, which begins Monday.  Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
22:11
January 09, 2022
Dec. 19, 2021 | Sitting down with state senators on both sides of the aisle
Sabrina Ahmed talks with Senate Majority leader Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) and Senate Minority Leader Zach Wahls (D-Coralville) ahead of the 2022 legislative session. Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
22:10
December 19, 2021
Dec. 12, 2021
The City of Des Moines is planning to decrease shootings and shooting deaths. But what is the program behind the goal? And after activists saved hundreds of dogs from an Iowa puppy mill, Rep. Cindy Axne (D) talks about her plan to prevent similar incidents in the future. Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
21:55
December 12, 2021
Dec. 5, 2021 | Reducing carbon emissions
Sabrina Ahmed dives into reducing carbon emissions—why ethanol producers say it's the best shot at immediate change but some environmentalists aren't on board. Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
21:42
December 05, 2021
Nov. 28, 2021: Year in review | Voting reform, redistricting and looking ahead to midterm elections
On the year-end edition of This Week in Iowa Sabrina Ahmed is recapping the biggest political stories of 2021 and then looking ahead to the issues shaping the 2022 elections. She talks to ABC News Political Director Rick Klein about Sen. Chuck Grassley's reelection chances and where the incumbent's biggest competition could come from. Then, Sen. Joni Ernst talks about the biggest issues she sees in the federal government and why she thinks the Senate could flip in Republicans' favor in the next election cycle. Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
22:08
November 28, 2021
November 21, 2021: State audit report on Iowa's CARES Act funds, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Joni Ernst
A state audit report claims Gov. Kim Reynolds used federal CARES Act funds for staff salaries. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg talks about President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan and how much money Iowa will see for roads and bridges. Sen. Joni Ernst discusses where the Build Back Better bill stands in Congress, plus inflation amid the COVID pandemic. Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
22:23
November 21, 2021
Nov. 14, 2021: Rep. Steve King tell-all, infrastructure in Iowa, Justyn Lewis
Sabrina Ahmed reflects on Steve King's final years in congress, the impact of the infrastructure bill in Iowa and Justyn Lewis' plans after his election loss. Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
22:18
November 14, 2021
Nov. 7, 2021: Central Iowa election recap
Sabrina Ahmed and analysts from both sides of the aisle break down the outcomes of central Iowa city council and school board races. Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
22:02
November 07, 2021
October 31, 2021: Gov. Kim Reynolds talks Iowa's economy, US-Mexico border
Local 5's Sabrina Ahmed discusses the redistricting maps approved by state lawmakers and sits down with Gov. Kim Reynolds to discuss economic and border policy. Watch full interviews with Des Moines City Council candidates on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfN4Ak9rw2nnm9qcvgrN0L_Afl0oqOJ9Z Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
22:13
October 31, 2021
October 24, 2021: What you need to know before Election Day and the revitalization of the 6th Avenue Corridor
First, Sabrina Ahmed breaks down Iowa's voting law changes. Then, the developer of "Center @ 6th" tells us his vision for the revitalization of the 6th Avenue corridor. Watch Sabrina's full interviews with Des Moines City Council candidates on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfN4Ak9rw2nnm9qcvgrN0L_Afl0oqOJ9Z Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
21:15
October 24, 2021
October 17, 2021
Des Moines City Council elections are fast approaching, and Local 5 is sitting down with different candidates each week. In the race for the at-large seat, incumbent Connie Boesen faces small business owner and community activist Justyn Lewis in the race for the at-large seat. The city council elections are Nov. 2, 2021. Watch full interviews with Des Moines City Council candidates on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfN4Ak9rw2nnm9qcvgrN0L_Afl0oqOJ9Z Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
20:38
October 17, 2021
October 10, 2021
Des Moines City Council elections are fast approaching, and Local 5 is beginning by talking to the candidates for Ward 3. The incumbent, Josh Mandelbaum, was first elected in 2017. He has two challengers in the race: Brandi Webber and Cory McAnelly. The city council elections are Nov. 2, 2021. Watch full interviews with Des Moines City Council candidates on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfN4Ak9rw2nnm9qcvgrN0L_Afl0oqOJ9Z Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
22:17
October 11, 2021
October 3, 2021
Today on "This Week in Iowa": Des Moines City Council elections are fast approaching, and we begin by exploring candidates for Ward 1. The Des Moines City Council election is Nov. 2, 2021. Watch full interviews with Des Moines City Council candidates on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfN4Ak9rw2nnm9qcvgrN0L_Afl0oqOJ9Z Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvoiXGD8UhXXKzbI-tYo_Ig/ Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThisWeekInIowa. Add Local 5 on Roku: https://channelstore.roku.com/details/3c2949aadbd0c7a4649e5196085b80da/des-moines-news-we-are-iowa  Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app  Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" email newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email  'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa  Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa
20:29
October 03, 2021
March 15, 2020
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March 17, 2020
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20:18
March 08, 2020
February 23, 2020
The latest on the Iowa Democratic Party's tallying of caucus results.  Caitlyn Dixson (Executive Director - Iowa Right to Life) talks about the proposed bill that would bring a constitutional amendment to Iowa regarding abortion. Sen. Janet Petersen (D - Des Moines) on SF2062, a bill to provide safe maternal care to women.3 Lilly Otto says Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst hasn't done enough work to pass the Violence Against Women Act. Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter
20:15
February 23, 2020
February 9, 2020
Breaking down everything that went down on caucus night, and if Iowa is in danger of not being first-in-the-nation next time around. Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter
20:12
February 09, 2020
February 2, 2020
Gov. Kim Reynolds has appointed Dana Oxley to the Iowa Supreme Court.  ABC News Political Director Rick Klein breaks down the most recent Iowa polling, and what to look for on caucus night. Professor David Peterson with Iowa State University compares caucusgoer activity in 2020 to years' past. Emily Shields, an undecided voter from Des Moines, talks about her plans going into Monday night and what she hopes to hear from the caniddates. Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter
20:19
February 02, 2020
January 26, 2020
Polk County Democrats Executive Director Judy Downs talks preparing for caucus night in Iowa. Professor Kelly Winfrey with Iowa State University breaks down the last-minute Iowa campaign strategies for candidates. Patty Judge talks about a recent poll authored by Focus on Rural America. Sen. Zach Nunn, R-Bondurant, is a member of the Iowa National Guard who recently returned from deployment overseas. He talks about the reaction to missile strikes in Iran. Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter Follow Local 5's Sabrina Ahmed on Twitter
20:20
January 29, 2020
January 19, 2020
Gov. Kim Reynolds laid out her legislative priorities in her 2020 Condition of the State. Interviews on this episode: Rep. Matt Windschitl (R), Gov. Kim Reynolds (R), Rep. Todd Prichard (D), Sen. Janet Petersen (D), Tana Goertz with Women for Trump. Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter Follow Local 5's Sabrina Ahmed on Twitter
20:03
January 20, 2020
January 12, 2020
Will felons in Iowa be able to participate in the upcoming caucuses?  Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives Pat Grassley (R - New Hartford) and Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver (R - Ankeny) preview the 2020 legislative session.  The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) talks about the Children's Mental Health system in Iowa. Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter Follow Local 5's Sabrina Ahmed on Twitter
20:56
January 13, 2020
December 22, 2019
-Andrea Woodard with the Greater Des Moines Partnership talks legislative priorities -ABC News Political Director Rick Klein breaks down national polls of 2020 Democratic candidates -Isabella Murray and Craig Robinson discuss political issues impacting Iowans -Andrew Yang pitches himself to Iowa caucusgoers Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter Follow Local 5's "Sabrina Ahmed" on Twitter
19:45
December 22, 2019
December 15, 2019
December 15, 2019 -DOJ investigating possible human experimentation at state-run facility -The latest on an agreed-upon USMCA trade deal -Frank Cownie wins an unprecedented fifth term as Mayor of Des Moines -A one-on-one interview with 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker (D - NJ) Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter Follow Local 5's Sabrina Ahmed on Twitter
20:11
December 15, 2019
December 8, 2019
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20:17
December 08, 2019
November 24, 2019
Remembering the life of Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady.  Plus, Pete Buttigieg surges ahead in the Iowa polls.  Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter Follow Local 5's Sabrina Ahmed on Twitter
20:35
November 25, 2019
November 17, 2019
Jack Hatch will face incumbent Frank Cownie on December 3 in a runoff election to become Mayor of Des Moines.  Eddie Mauro, a candidate for U.S. Senate challenging Joni Ernst, talks about having a pre-existing condition. 2020 presidential candidate Tom Steyer says he has a plan for rural America.  The Never Settle Coalition in Iowa has started a national movement. So what do they want women to know? Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter Follow Local 5's Sabrina Ahmed on Twitter
20:21
November 17, 2019
November 10, 2019
Incumbent Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie is headed to a December 3 runoff against challenger Jack Hatch. The 2019 Liberty and Justice Dinner gathered the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates at Wells Fargo Arena, with a last-minute bit of breaking news. Pat Rynard from Iowa Starting Line and former Polk County GOP Chair Wes Enos break down Iowa's local election results before Rynard provides analysis of the LJ Dinner. Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter Follow Local 5's Sabrina Ahmed on Twitter
19:51
November 10, 2019
November 3, 2019
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig talks about the federal government's proposed new hemp rules, as well as what he said to the EPA at a public hearing regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard. A new Grinnell College National Poll surveyed Americans on two big political issues: Impeachment and criminal justice reform. Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter Follow Local 5's Sabrina Ahmed on Twitter
20:09
November 03, 2019
October 27, 2019
Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price has the latest on the organizing and planning of the caucuses. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D - Mass.) has surged to the front of the polls in Iowa, making her a frequent target of the other candidates in the field. Iowa Representative Pat Grassley (R - New Hartford) will take over as Speaker of the House this session, and wants to approach the position much like he did the state's budget. Finally, Ambassador Kenneth Quinn is stepping down as president of the World Food Prize after leading the organization for 20 years. What has he learned? And what still needs to be done to address worldwide issues of hunger? Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter Follow Local 5's Sabrina Ahmed on Twitter
19:45
October 27, 2019
October 20, 2019
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20:19
October 21, 2019
October 13, 2019
Rep. Pat Grassley (R - New Hartford) has been named the new Speaker of the Iowa House of Representatives after House Republicans met to name new leadership. Local 5 has results from the City of Urbandale's city council primary. Political strategists Jeff Link (Link Strategies) and Craig Robinson (The Iowa Republican) break down Iowa's Congressional races and the 2020 presidential race. Billionaire Tom Steyer is running for president on the Democratic side. Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter  Follow Local 5's Sabrina Ahmed on Twitter
20:02
October 13, 2019
October 6, 2019
Sabrina Ahmed sits down with Rep. Linda Upmeyer (R - Clear Lake), who will step down as Iowa's Speaker of the House ahead of the upcoming legislative session. Mayor of Des Moines Frank Cownie faces a challenger in former state senator Jack Hatch, but is hoping to win reelection in 2020. Sen. Charles Schneider (R - West Des Moines) explains the behind-the-scenes decisions at the statehouse to make the popular "blackout" license plates a reality. Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R - Ottumwa) has joined the race for Iowa's 2nd Congressional District. A district court has ruled that voter IDs can be required in Iowa, but struck down other parts of a 2017 voting law. Finally, Gov. Kim Reynolds addresses House Democrats' decision to open an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter Follow Local 5's Sabrina Ahmed on Twitter
20:05
October 06, 2019
September 29, 2019
Two new polls of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have been released since the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry.  Mike Frosolone, the Iowa State Director for Sen. Cory Booker's (NJ) 2020 campaign, talks about what their campaign needs to move forward. Sabrina Ahmed sits down with two Democratic candidates for president: Sen.  Bernie Sanders (VT) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN).  Finally, former state senator and 2014 gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch is running for Mayor of Des Moines. Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter Follow Local 5's Sabrina Ahmed on Twitter
20:42
September 29, 2019
September 22, 2019
Iowa's court administrators hired a private security firm to test the state's data security. But after two courthouse break-ins by men hired for the job, it's now a matter of "different interpretations" regarding the contract. Jeff Link of Link Strategies discusses his company's  poll on the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates following the latest debate and the issues voters say they care about most. Maddie Anderson with the Story County Democrats previews Sunday's Fall BBQ Fundraiser. Joe Walsh, a former Republican congressman and radio host, has officially entered the 2020 Republican presidential primary. He says taking on President Trump is about getting Americans to stop fighting and start focusing on improving the country. Follow "This Week in Iowa" on Twitter Follow Local 5's Sabrina Ahmed on Twitter
20:43
September 22, 2019
This Week in Iowa - TRAILER
Welcome to the "This Week in Iowa" podcast. "This Week in Iowa" focuses on the political scene of the Hawkeye State and beyond. From the statehouse to the White House, we've got you covered. You can find the "This Week in Iowa" podcast wherever you listen to podcasts, so be sure to subscribe now. You can also WATCH "This Week in Iowa" every Sunday at 9 a.m. on Local 5. Want more local political coverage? Follow @ThisWeekInIowa on Twitter or visit WeAreIowa.com.
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September 21, 2019