The famous Smokey Row Coffee in downtown Oskaloosa. Joe Biden visited here recently, and 19-year-old Charlie Comfort, featured in the NewsHour story about Iowa, remembers seeing President Obama inside the coffee shop in 2007.
Chaz Allen, former mayor of Newton, with Hari at the end of a charity bike ride. This weekend was Allen’s last as mayor of the small town outside Des Moines. Allen will now work with economic development in the area, and told Hari about the community’s ties to the wind industry.