KXEL Morning News for Thursday, March 7, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Thursday, March 7, 2019

Thursday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.:

5:50–Springing ahead this weekend means losing an hour of sleep. Dr. Mark Eric Dyken directs University of Iowa Health Care’s Sleep Disorders Center and offers insights and suggestions to deal with losing those precious minutes of shuteye.

6:35–Farm debt has grown to $409 billion. The figure is comparable to numbers last seen during the farm crisis of the 1980s. Ken Root of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network talks about the situation with KXEL’s Jeff Stein.

7:35–TV9 Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara says a dusting to three inches of snow is anticipated in eastern Iowa Thursday.

7:50–The countdown is on toward the Northeast Iowa Food Bank’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser. Executive Director Barb Prather talks with Tim Harwood about the late March event.

And, have your phone handy for the chance to win tickets to HOOPS IN THE HEARTLAND, the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament in Moline. You’ll be responsible for your own travel and lodging, but we’ll make the trip worth it with a ticket package that gets you into every game.

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.