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The Insiders: September 17th Edition, A Controversial Iowa Candidate’s Role in This Year’s Steak Fry

DES MOINES, Iowa  --  Polk County Democrats are bringing back their own version of Senator Tom Harkin's Steak Fry, the must-stop event for Democrats who wanted to be president. It's also usually an event for other candidates to speak, too, but candidate Heather Ryan says Democrats don't want her.

Ryan is one of the Democrats running for the third congressional district, but she's offended some leadership and activists because of the four-letter words and other language she chooses to use in public.

Political Director Dave Price talks with Christian Ucles about Ryan's controversial

The Insiders: September 10th Edition, Are Kids Spending Too Much Time Using Digital Devices?

DES MOINES, Iowa  --  New data shows kids spend 54 hours a week using digital technology.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free Iowa and the Face it Together Coalition consider this number high-risk behavior by Iowa students. The digital use is often done without parent supervision, and leaves approximately only 51 hours each week for all other activities after sleep is calculated into the number of available hours.

Iowa's Digital Literacy Conference will offer some ideas about how to best protect your kids, delving into topics like cyber-bullying, body image issues, and other behavioral risks. The conference takes place in Ames on Friday, November 10th. Learn more at trainingresources.org.

The Insiders: September 10th Edition, What Should Happen to DACA?

DES MOINES, Iowa  --  What do you think should happen to DACA?

Protests have taken place across the country since President Trump announced the potential end of the program, and there have been many mixed opinions as to what should happen next.

Some think children and parents who came here illegally should all be deported, some think the children should be allowed to stay but their parents should be deported, and others think both children and parents should be able to stay.

Share your opinion in a discussion on Political Director Dave Price's Facebook page.

The Insiders: September 10th Edition, Progress Iowa Corn Feed

DES MOINES, Iowa  --  The third annual Progress Iowa Corn Feed was held in Des Moines on Sunday, but instead of featuring big political names, this year's event is looking ahead to leaders who are working to make national names for themselves.

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley, Center for American Progress Action Fund CEO Neera Tanden, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Congressman Dave Loebsack, and gubernatorial candidates were some of the attendees.

Political Director Dave Price asked Progress Iowa director Matt Sinovic what he thinks about the resist movement taken up by some Democratic activists to try and go against Republican plans for the country.

The Insiders: August 27th Edition, Who is to Blame for Violent Protests, Displays of Racism?

DES MOINES, Iowa  --  People had a lot to say on social media following the recent violence in Charlottesville, and it appears as if blame is being directed to multiple places.

Dave Price discusses what he saw as reactions to the protests and considers what may or may not be effective ways to fight racism, as well as whether blame for the violence should be placed on various levels.

The Insiders: August 27th Edition, What’s the Status of Race Relations in Iowa?

DES MOINES, Iowa  --  Race has been a widely-discussed topic since the violent Charlottesville protests, and Political Director Dave Price talks to Iowans about their views on race relations in Iowa and across the country.

Des Moines resident Brenda Moore thinks the issue is becoming more prominent in the United States, but Izaah Knox--the executive director of the nonprofit group Urban Dreams--thinks having open and honest conversations can help combat the problem.