A native Iowan defends Iowa

Former Des Moines Register stand-out Kristen Scharnberg Hampton, an Iowa native, has penned a piece for The Columbia Journalism Review about The Atlantic piece University of Iowa professor Stephen Bloom wrote.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


  1. Here’s our show about Bloom’s article:

    “Yale talks with four native Iowans about the depiction of them and the state they call home in Stephen Bloom’s scathing and controversial article in The Atlantic Monthly, his motives for publishing it, the response its generated across the state, and its national implications with regards to Iowa’s first in the nation voting status.”