Tune in for the KXEL Morning News Thursday between 5 and 8 a.m.:
5:50–Approximately 3 billion dollars is spent on school security in the U.S. Researcher and author Dr. David Perrodin says money buys an illusion of safety, but parents and administrators should question the effectiveness of the hardware, in comparison with alternatives which have a more proven effect on reducing school violence.
6:35–The latest drought monitor report is scheduled to be delivered around 7:30 on Thursday morning. Before it is released, Ken Root talks about the impact of recent dry conditions during an RFD1540 feature.
7:35–TV9 Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara says humidity returns on Friday following a moderate, comfortable Thursday.
7:50–The 45th annual Linn County Bluegrass Festival begins August 22nd. Lori King, executive director of the Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa, talks about the event and what her organization is doing to bring traditional music to a new generation.
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.