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In the Balance Podcast

logo for the In the balance podcast featurea set of scales and wreath in gold on a blue and white backgroundWelcome to In the Balance: An Iowa Judicial Branch Podcast. This podcast expands on our promise of open and transparent courts, taking you beyond the courtroom doors to learn about the Iowa judicial system and the many people who keep our state’s courts operating efficiently and fairly. In each monthly episode, we will explore the in’s and out’s of our state-level court system, host interviews with judges and justices, and shine a light on Iowa’s rich judicial past, present, and future.

Look for new episodes the last Tuesday of every month on iTunes, Spotify, and our website, www.iowacourts.gov. Like and subscribe wherever you listen to receive notifications when new episodes are available.

 

Posted on January 3, 2023 at 12:00 AM by Marissa Gaal

This episode we are focusing on the important work of our county courthouses clerks of court. I spoke with Jackie...

Posted on November 29, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Marissa Gaal

This month we are highlighting an essential role in Iowa’s Judicial system: the court reporter. I spoke with Laura McFall,...

Posted on October 25, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Marissa Gaal

This month we are discussing electronic search warrants. In 2017, the Iowa Legislature amended Iowa Code Chapter 808 to allow...

Posted on September 27, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Marissa Gaal

This month I spoke with District 6 Judge Kevin McKeever about Iowa’s jury service. To learn more about the history...

Posted on August 30, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Marissa Gaal

This month, in recognition of the upcoming Constitution Day, celebrated on September 17 every year, I sat down with Justice...

Posted on July 26, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Marissa Gaal

This month I spoke with Juvenile Court Officer Chris Castrey about what a typical day might look life for a...

Posted on June 28, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Marissa Gaal

This month we are breaking down the Iowa Judicial Branch budget, which was approved earlier this month. I sat down...

Posted on May 31, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Marissa Gaal

Welcome back to another episode of In the Balance, the Iowa Judicial Branch podcast. Today, we are going to walk...

Posted on April 26, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Marissa Gaal

Welcome back. This month I spoke with Judge Patrick McElyea about what a typical day might look like for a...

Posted on March 29, 2022 at 12:00 AM by Marissa Gaal

In this month’s episode, I am sitting down with District 4 Court Administrator Laura Kyndesen to talk about her experience...
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