Podcast: On Iowa Politics talks Gov. Branstad to China, Lt. Gov. Reynold's successor

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (from left), Gov. Terry Branstad, and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley talk together in the anteroom before a hearing in front of the Senate Committe on Foreign Relations for Gov. Terry Branstad to become Ambassador to China in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2017. (Stephen Mally/ The Gazette)
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (from left), Gov. Terry Branstad, and U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley talk together in the anteroom before a hearing in front of the Senate Committe on Foreign Relations for Gov. Terry Branstad to become Ambassador to China in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2017. (Stephen Mally/ The Gazette)

This week on the podcast the reporters discuss how Gov. Branstad's confirmation hearing went, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynold's ability to name a new Lt. Governor, and Rep. Rod Blum's requirements that only residents of his district attend his town hall meetings.

On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast which re-creates the conversations that happen when Iowa's political reporters get together after deadlines have been met. This week's show features James Q. Lynch, Erin Murphy, Christinia Crippes, Todd Dorman, Bret Hayworth and Ed Tibbetts.

This week's show was produced by Richard Pratt and the music heard in the podcast is courtesy of 8 Second Band. Chat with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @OnIowaPolitics, and subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. Know an Iowa musician who should be on our show? Send their band sound files to oniowapolitics@gmail.com

 

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