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I wish it were possible to read a transcript of this show instead of having to watch and listen to Naig. It would be much faster and less painful.
IPTV publishes the transcript with the video.
That’s great, Paul. But where? I’ve searched the IOWA PRESS website with no luck. I used to be able to find the transcripts very easily, but no more. There must be some trick that I’m missing.
I don’t know what to say. I saw a place for the transcript when I posted this up, but now can’t find it either. Usually it appears in the “Read More” button, as it does with this weekend’s broadcast.
Paul, I’m actually grateful for your indirect assurance that I’m not just newly-incompetent. I used to assume that if I hit the “Read More” button, the transcript would be there. But the Gannon/Naig transcript is not there, and that is the transcript I’d most like to be able to read out of the last ten shows or so, including the shows last spring. It’s frustrating.
Still no transcript, so I was forced to watch the podcast. I expected to be annoyed by Naig and he didn’t disappoint. But I was also annoyed by the journalists.
Water quality has been a top-tier issue in Iowa for at least five years, and has been a lower-tier issue for decades. I was one of the Iowans working on water quality back in 1982.
But some journalists STILL don’t understand even the bare basics of water quality issues. So they ask stupid questions. And that makes it very easy for candidates to get away with stupid answers. This episode was a prime example of that, and I’ve seen it again and again.
Hello, IOWA PRESS journalists? Do a little reading! Talk with a few people! Water quality is not a hard issue to understand if you make a little effort, You don’t have to be a science geek, honest! I’m just an amateur but I could have given you five water questions off the top of my head that would have been far better than what you asked. And my questions, though purely factual, would have nailed Naig to the wall.