Hoover panel in national broadcast on NPR’s Power and the Presidency
News · April 20, 2017

Iowa Public Radio will partner with National Public Radio and member stations around the country for A Nation Engaged, fostering conversation on the topic of Power & the Presidency with the question: “How powerful should any American president be?” according to a press release from the Hoover Presidential Foundation.

As the Trump presidency approaches its 100th day, four NPR Member stations will pose this question to live audiences with panel discussions and town-hall style events in four presidential libraries around the country.

Iowa Public Radio’s Ben Kieffer will moderate the discussion in Iowa at 7 p.m. on April 25 at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum in West Branch. NPR reporter and former IPR Morning Edition host Sarah McCammon, who covered the Trump campaign during the election, will join the conversation.

The event is free and open to the public.

To join the live audience, visit

Tune in to Iowa Public Radio Thursday, April 27th at 10 a.m. as Tom Ashbrook of WBUR will play excerpts from the local conversations and pose these issues to the national radio audience.

The program, On Point, brings conversations from Iowa, Atlanta, Kansas City and Santa Barbara together as part of a larger, national conversation.

After-hour access to the Hoover Presidential Library-Museum is made possible through assistance from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum and the Hoover Presidential Foundation.

The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum will be open for event attendees to visit free of charge from 5 to 7 p.m., prior to the Nation Engaged discussion.

The presidential libraries and NPR stations participating in this nation-wide event include: Iowa Public Radio and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum; WABE and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum; KCUR and the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum; and KCLU and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute.

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