December 3, 2011

Tune in this weekend to a special election edition of Interfaith Alliance’s weekly radio show and podcast State of Belief. As we broadcast from Iowa, we explore the role religion is already playing on the ground in the lead-up to next year’s caucus. We’ll hear…

… Connie Ryan Terrell, Executive Director of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, on what’s blinking red on her radar screen in the last weeks before the Iowa caucuses, and if any of the state-level priorities the organization has been working on are spilling over into national caucus coverage or getting shoved aside. We’ll also ask her what carrying out the Iowa affiliate’s work is like in an environment with media celebrities and candidates everywhere.

… Political Science Professor Dennis J. Goldford, of Drake University, on answers to the questions we’ve always had but were afraid to ask about the Iowa caucuses. As the co-author of The Iowa Precinct Caucuses: The Making of a Media Event, Prof. Goldford literally wrote the book on the caucus process.

… Rev. Dr. Rich Pleva, Conference Minister for the Iowa Conference of the United Church of Christ, with a faith leader’s perspective on living in the eye of the 2012 electoral storm.