The Exchange 05.11.22: A Midwest Perspective on Our Past and Future; Are The Iowa Caucuses Still Relevant?; Morningside University's Longest-Serving President Says Goodbye
You are listening to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media, I’m Mary Hartnett. This week on the program we talk about the special ways Iowa lands are used and sometimes misused.
Iowa State University graduate and former Drake University Agricultural Law Center Director Neil Hamilton The Land Remains: A Midwest Perspective on Our Past and Future.
We talk with Hamilton about his career, his working to conserve Iowa farmlands and the environment, and how his family's farm shaped his values and his life.
In addition, we talk with retiring Morningside University President John Reynders who is leaving to Morningside College after 22 years. Reynders talks about the school's achievements and goals for the future. Reynders says he sees that school as a place does more than just educate young people. He says Morningside helps create ethical people who are prepared to take on a difficult tasks in a changing world.
Also, we look back at the Iconic movie Field of Dreams. Efforts to transform the site in Dyersville, and ahead to special screening of the movie in Omaha this weekend.
But first, the drama behind the status of Iowa’s first in the nation presidential caucuses continues. We talk with Iowa State University Professor of Political Science, Steffen Schmidt.