Joyce Russell

Statehouse Reporter, Iowa Public Radio

Joyce Russell appears in the following:

A Plan To Put Your Driver's License On Your Phone

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Smartphone and registration, please. Iowa is developing an app that would allow drivers to access a digitally encoded license instead of a conventional plastic ID card.


'Pink Slime' Is Making A Comeback. Do You Have A Beef With That?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Since beef prices are going up, food processors are once again looking at cheap "lean, finely textured beef." But this time, they're preparing for consumers' concerns.


Durbin, Harkin Take On Immigration Critic In His Own District

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Democratic senators Dick Durbin and Tom Harkin went to Republican Rep. Steve King's Iowa district on Friday to refute his statement about "Dreamers" — young people brought to the U.S. by undocumented parents — that even some top Republicans called outrageous.


Primary Sources: One Year Out

Monday, February 07, 2011

Today is one year from the 2012 Iowa Caucus. Joyce Russell, Statehouse reporter for Iowa Public Radio, joins us as It's A Free Country  launches a new collaboration with Iowa Public Radio to track voters and issues.

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In Iowa, Tea Party’s Influence Limited So Far

Monday, February 07, 2011

Joyce Russell will appear on the Brian Lehrer Show today at 11:06 am.

For the next 12 months, Republican presidential hopefuls will be courting the state of Iowa, where first-in-the-nation caucuses can make or break a campaign. Tea Party groups across the state are already making one thing clear: they expect to feel the love.


This one's for you, California: Iowa rules same-sex marriage is legal

Monday, April 06, 2009

Iowans spent the weekend reacting to the Varnum v. Brien court decision that made same-sex marriage legal in their state. On Friday, Iowa's Supreme Court unanimously ruled in a case brought by gay rights group Lambda Legal and threw out a law that said marriage could only be between a man and a woman. The Hawkeye State now joins Massachusetts and Connecticut as the only places in the nation where same-sex marriages are legal. While some Iowans plan their weddings, others plan to launch a campaign to amend the state's constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Iowa Public Radio Statehouse Reporter Joyce Russell joins us with the details.

Read the full opinion of the Iowa Supreme Court.
Read a summary of the decision here.