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Thomas Frank To Read At Prairie Lights

What’s the Matter With Kansas and Listen, Liberal author and journalist Thomas Frank will read from his new book of essays, Rendezvous With Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society on July 18 at 7 p.m. at Prairie Lights Bookstore Iowa City. … Continue reading

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Nina Totenberg In Iowa City

The Public Policy Center is proud to co-sponsor the Fall 2015 Law Levitt Lecture with NPR Correspondent Nina Totenberg, Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m., Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge, Iowa City. Totenberg is an award-winning legal affairs correspondent for National Public … Continue reading

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Women Protecting Pollinators, Protecting Food

Nine fantastic breakout sessions are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7, during the 2015 Women, Food and Agriculture Network annual conference in Davenport. Click here to learn more about the conference and to register. On Saturday, learn the basics of starting a … Continue reading

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Senator Joni Ernst Staff Office Hours

This email came from Senator Joni Ernst’s office late Friday. It is a chance to express your opinions and seek help from her staff: The office of U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) will host upcoming traveling office hours in your … Continue reading

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NextGen's Tom Steyer Visits Iowa

(Editor’s Note: Over tea with Tessa Lengeling, press secretary, NextGen Climate Iowa, prior to the Iowa Democratic Party Hall of Fame celebration, she said the organization had signature cards on more than 42,000 climate voters prior to the 2014 midterm … Continue reading

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First Press Pass IDP Hall Of Fame Celebration

The Iowa Democratic Party approved my press credentials to attend the Hall of Fame Celebration Friday night for Blog for Iowa. This is the first time the five declared candidates for president will speak from the same stage. It is … Continue reading

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Iowa Democratic Party Hall Of Fame Inductees

(Editor’s Note: On June 9, the Iowa Democratic Party released the names of the 2015 inductees into its Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony takes place tonight at the Cedar Rapids Convention Center). DES MOINES – The Iowa Democratic Party … Continue reading

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Loras College To Host Discussion Of Laudato Si'

Academic experts to highlight pope’s ecology letter “Understanding the Pope’s Encyclical on the Environment” will be the subject of a public presentation and group discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at Loras College in the campus center. Father Robert … Continue reading

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Climate Reality Leadership Training May 5-7 In Iowa

On Tuesday more than 400 people joined a webinar titled, “Change Starts with You: Becoming a Climate Reality Leader,” hosted by the Climate Reality Project in advance of the May 5-7 training in Cedar Rapids. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps … Continue reading

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'Iowa Women Deserve Better' Rally

DES MOINES– From the desk of Matt Sinovic, executive director of Progress Iowa. Progress Iowa to hold “Iowa Women Deserve Better” rally at state capitol Featured speakers include Rep. Marti Anderson, Senator Jack Hatch, Rep. Tyler Olson, and Rep. Beth … Continue reading

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