It was just before dusk on a Sunday afternoon when a caravan of student journalists rolled into Lime Springs, Iowa. Lime Springs is almost indistinguishable from any other fading boomtown with its tumbled down stores, antique shops and 100-year-old brick-and-mortar row house. While the town is reminiscent of Middle American stereotypes, it is like a […]
Many of the Iowa Mississippi River Valley towns also went for Donald Trump. Jaimie Anderson tries to find out why as she hits the streets in Marquette and McGregor, Iowa.
Michelle Stockman, 36, sits on her porch smoking a cigarette while her daughter stands behind the screen door. She has short blond hair and wears a dark hoodie. At first she is very hesitant to talk about politics, saying “I don’t know” frequently. Eventually she grew comfortable and says she voted for Donald Trump. “At […]
On Nov. 8, while millions of Americans traveled to the polls to cast their vote, for arguably two of the most controversial presidential candidates in U.S. history, some chose to remain on the sidelines and sit this one out. As students ventured across Western Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota, speaking to local voters on why their […]
Student journalists Keaton Walkowski, Madison Goldbeck and Brandon Anderegg stop in Iowa to record a podcast and reflect on the people they have met and the lessons they have learned interviewing voters form the 2016 election.