Former U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) interviewed in April 2018 by IowaWatch Connection host Jeff Stein of KXEL radio. Credit: KXEL photo

Tom Harkin left the U.S. Senate in January 2015 after serving 30 years there and another 10 in the U.S. House but keeps busy checking in on work being done by The Harkin Institute at Drake University.

The institute, which houses documents from Harkin’s work in public service and supports research and programming, was created to provide information for informed discussion about public policy in the following areas: labor and employment, people with disabilities, retirement security and wellness and nutrition.

The IowaWatch Connection caught up with Harkin recently for a wide ranging interview about the influence of money, new methods of communicating such as social media and other things that go with public service, but also work being done at the Drake institute bearing his name.

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