This week on the podcast, reporters discuss preparations for the first presidential debate Monday night, begging for poll workers and the value and meaning of newspaper endorsements.

On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast that re-creates the conversations that happen when Iowa's political reporters get together after the day's deadlines have been met. This week's show features James Q. Lynch, Todd Dorman, Christinia Crippes, Erin Murphy and Bret Hayworth.

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