Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.:
5:50–Businesses in many corners of Iowa are humming. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate talks about one measure of business activity currently at record levels.
6:35–Several successive editions of the Farm Bill have included programs for farmers, as well as legislation covering benefits like SNAP (the supplemental nutrition assistance program). Does it still make sense to wrap all of these various pieces together into one congressional file? Ken Root of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network considers that question with Jeff Stein.
7:35–TV9 Meteorologist Justin Gehrts says a stray shower is possible Thursday after high temperatures climb to near 90.
7:50–News/Talk 1540 KXEL and our companion stations are sponsoring this year’s Stem and Stein gathering, which benefits the Waterloo Center for the Arts. Find out more about the gathering from Stephanie Berry of Hy-Vee and Laura Stammler of the Center for the Arts.
Plus the weather every 10 minutes, 50 percent more news than before, agribusiness information at :15 past each hour, and sports at :30 past each hour…a great way to start the day…the KXEL Morning News with Tim Harwood, Jeff Stein, and Mark Morris, Thursday between 5 and 8 a.m. on News/Talk 1540 KXEL.