Shows featuring Hugh Espey

  • From Taverns to Grain Elevators: How Iowa’s Complex Caucus System Works 2012-caucus-archive_1
    The Iowa caucus is different from a normal presidential primary: Party members gather and discuss their preferred candidates before ballots are cast. Caucus sites include homes, churches, gyms, halls, libraries, taverns and grain elevators. Turnout varies by community, with up to 1,000 people typically gathering in cities...
    February 01, 2016 | Story
  • With Pre-Caucus Focus on GOP Race, Occupy Movement Steps Up Activism in Iowa Iowa1
    The Occupy movement is making its presence felt in Iowa ahead of the Iowa caucus, the nation’s first nominating contest for the 2012 presidential elections. Demonstrators have targeted the Iowa Democratic Party headquarters and the "Obama for America" office in recent days, protesting measures being considered...
    December 21, 2011 | Story
  • Community Activists in Des Moines Speak Out on Thursday’s Iowa Caucus Iowa
    Hugh Espey and Robin Ghormley of the Citizens for Community Improvement and Deepak Bhargava, executive director of Center for Community Change, discuss Thursday’s caucus. [includes rush transcript]
    January 02, 2008 | Story