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We're in Ames, Iowa, the last stop on our year-long national listening tour. We'll be talking with Iowans about the way ahead for America.

Tom Ashbrook broadcasts Friday morning, November 10, 2017, from Ames, Iowa on Iowa Public Radio. He is joined by a panel of Iowans, speaking about the political and cultural climate in Iowa. (Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University)
Tom Ashbrook broadcasts Friday morning, November 10, 2017, from Ames, Iowa on Iowa Public Radio. He is joined by a panel of Iowans, speaking about the political and cultural climate in Iowa. (Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University)

This show always travels.  This year, we’ve traveled a lot.  After Donald Trump’s election to the presidency, we wanted to get as close as we could to hear what people in communities around this country were saying about our politics and shared lives now.  About where the country stands.  Where it’s headed. We’ve called it our national listening tour, and today is our final stop.  Ames, Iowa – in the state where it will all start up again.  This hour, On Point:  We are in Iowa.  Paying attention.  Listening. --Tom Ashbrook

Guests:

Cheryl Johnson, farmer.

John Scheppler, owner of Orning Glass.

Marlu Abarca, bilingual services assistant at the Des Moines Public Library and marketing and community outreach specialist for Hola America Media.

Jill Niswander, director of communications and development at Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center.

Tom Ashbrook broadcasts Friday morning, November 10, 2017, from Ames, Iowa on Iowa Public Radio. (Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University)
Tom Ashbrook broadcasts Friday morning, November 10, 2017, from Ames, Iowa on Iowa Public Radio. (Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University)

This program aired on November 10, 2017.

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