Clay Masters

Clay Masters appears in the following:

After Cruz Win, How Important Is Candidate Stance On Ethanol?

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican Caucuses on a platform that included opposing ethanol, a key Iowa industry. Does this mean future presidential candidates won't have to support the corn fuel?


Field Organizers For Clinton, Sanders Work To Build Momentum In Iowa

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are pulling out the stops to mobilize supporters ahead of next month's Iowa caucuses. NPR catches up with some of those supporters.


'Camp Cruz': The Surplus Iowa Dorm Filled With Cruz Volunteers

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

A three-story unused business college dormitory in Des Moines that can sleep 100 has been put to use as housing for dozens of campaign workers from across the country. A second dorm is being readied.


Daytrotter At 10: A Midwestern Rite Of Passage

Sunday, January 03, 2016

As the studio turns a decade old, Daytrotter has moved out of its spot above a pizza joint to new digs in Davenport, Iowa. It's hosted sessions with Wilco, Glen Campbell, Naughty By Nature and more.


Donald Trump Takes On A Rising Ted Cruz

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Donald Trump attacked fellow Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz at a rally in Iowa on Friday night.


Iowa Evangelical Kingmaker Gives Ted Cruz His Blessing

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Bob Vander Plaats, the president of the conservative Christian group the Family Leader, is throwing his support behind the Texas senator. Vander Plaats has previously backed Iowa caucus winners.


Iowa Evangelicals Warm To Ted Cruz

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

After months of looking at a number of Republican candidates, the state's evangelicals appear to be shifting toward Cruz.


Ted Cruz Tries To Woo Evangelical Voters In Iowa

Monday, November 30, 2015

Sen. Ted Cruz is stepping up his game in Iowa by going after the state's influential evangelical voters.


Got Corn? Ethanol Is No Longer King In Iowa Among Candidates

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Candidates' waning interest in the corn fuel shows that Iowa's role in shaping policy debates may be declining.


Big Money And Backstabbing Have Become Part Of The Iowa Game

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The hyperfocus on Iowa as the first presidential nominating contest has meant more money โ€” and sometimes leaving allegiances behind โ€” for consultants, who can make up to $10,000 a month.


Pizza Ranch: Fueling Campaigns On Cheese And Chicken

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Among heating lamps and sneeze guards, you could just meet the next president. Candidates love the chain because it's ubiquitous and cheap.


Patients In Iowa Worry About Private Management Of Medicaid

Thursday, August 06, 2015

The way one fifth of Iowa's residents get health care is about to change. The governor is putting Medicaid in the hands of private insurance companies, and 11 firms are vying for that business.


With The Spotlight Gone, Omaha's Music Scene Grows

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Omaha built its musical reputation on acts like Bright Eyes and its label Saddle Creek Records. While some of its biggest names have moved to New York City and Chicago, a community still flourishes.


GOP Suitors Woo Iowa With Bikes, Barbeque And Barnstorming

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Iowa's freshman Sen. Joni Ernst hosted a herd of potential Republican presidential candidates for her first-ever Roast and Ride event, asserting herself as a force in presidential politics.


The Iowa Beyond Hay Bales, Corn Fields And Deep-Fried Butter

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Each political season, Iowa attracts candidates and the hoardes of staff and media that follow them. But some wish campaigns would broaden their scope.


Iowa Water Lawsuit Calls Some Farming Practices Into Question

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The state's largest water utility is suing county boards for polluting rivers the city uses for drinking water.


Health Insurance Startup Collapses In Iowa

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Obamacare provided billions in seed money to help establish insurance companies called co-ops. One of the biggest has now gone under, and its state overseer is telling clients to switch carriers.


For Pieta Brown, Music Is A Father-Daughter Dance

Saturday, December 27, 2014

As a child, Brown had to connect with her folk singer dad, Greg Brown, from a distance. Now, as adults and peers, their musical lives are intertwined.


Park Service Construction Damaged Native American Burial Sites

Thursday, October 23, 2014

National Park Service officials approved $3 million in illegal construction projects over a decade that damaged one of the nation's most sacred Indian burial sites in northeast Iowa.


Proposed Oil Pipeline Would Cut Across Iowa

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Business is booming in North Dakota's Bakken Shale oilfields. Companies are working on pipeline proposals. One calls for a pipeline to be built from Iowa's northwest corner to its southeast corner.