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Dave Muhlbauer, Abby Finkenauer, and Glenn Hurst, Democratic candidates for Iowa's Senate seat.

So far, three Democrats and one Republican have lined up to challenge Iowa US Senator Chuck Grassley when he's up for reelection next year.

On Midwest Week, Herb Trix's guest is Erin Murphy, bureau chief in Des Moines for Lee Enterprises. His work appears here in the Quad-City Times and Dispatch-Argus.

You can also hear Midwest Week Fridays on WVIK at 6:20 PM during All Things Considered.

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.
Aaryan Balu first set foot in audio journalism at WTJU Charlottesville and WRIR Richmond, and now works as WVIK Quad Cities NPR's Fellowship Host.