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Governor Branstad Visits With Reporting Students

Gov. Terry Branstad told Advanced Reporting students Iowa operates an “honest, open, responsive” government. During a 40-minute visit to Meredith Hall, the governor said “The state’s financial house is in order” and the unemployment rate has dropped from 6.1% to 4.4%. The 5-term governor appeared at the invitation of adjunct instructor Mike Glover, retired AP...

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B-News Students Score at IBNA Convention

Drake students accepted five first-place awards, including Best Radio Newscast, during the Iowa Broadcast News Association convention in Johnston Saturday. Drake Broadcast News junior and DBS President Erin Hassanzadeh received a $500 scholarship funded by friends and family of Eliot Keller, co-founder of pioneer KRNA-FM, Iowa City, and co-owner/general manager of KZIA/KGYM, Cedar Rapids. Keller...

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Eric Hanson Visits Broadcast Reporting Class

KCCI reporter Eric Hanson told the J173 Broadcasting Reporting class he strives to find interesting characters through whom he can tell his stories. Some ideas arrive by e-mail or telephone calls, while others come from experience. An Iowa farm boy, Hanson attended Roland-Story High School and Wartburg College. Following TV internships in Minneapolis and Waterloo,...

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