Podcasts of material from the News/Talk 1540 KXEL Newsroom

KXEL News Podcast

The 7:03 a.m. KXEL News, with Mark Morris of the KXEL News Department, from Thursday, March 30, 2017

KXEL Interviews

KXEL's Tim Harwood talks about STEM education with UNI STEM coordinator Marcy Seavey (February 2017). KXEL's Jeff Stein talks about the future of the U.S. space program with retired NASA astronaut and Iowa State University alum Clayton Anderson, author of the book "The Ordinary Spaceman" (February 2017). KXEL's Jeff Stein talks with noted zoo director and television personality "Jungle Jack" Hanna. KXEL's Jeff Stein talks with comedian Donzilla (Don Tjernagel) prior to his performance at the Isle Casino in Waterloo--Thu. Jan. 19, 2017--8 p.m. KXEL's Jeff Stein talks with Joe "Pags" Pagliarulo, host of "The Weekend with Joe Pags", who spent the week in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. You can hear "The Weekend" on KXEL Saturdays from 3 to 6 p.m., right before KXEL Classic Radio Theater at 6. An interview with Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), conducted by KXEL's Jeff Stein on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. An interview with U.S. Senate candidate Rob Hogg (D-Cedar Rapids), conducted by KXEL's Jeff Stein on Friday, June 3, 2016. An interview with University of Northern Iowa president Bill Ruud, conducted by KXEL's Jeff Stein on Friday, May 20, 2016. An interview with Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), conducted by KXEL's Jeff Stein on Thursday, May 19, 2016. An interview with Rep. Rod Blum (R-Iowa 1st), conducted by KXEL's Jeff Stein on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

Iowa This Week

"Iowa This Week" for March 4, 2017 on the topic of "Fake News" with guests Bryson Zabel of Waterloo West High School and Nancy Newhoff of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. "Iowa This Week" for August 13-14, with guest Rep. Rod Blum (Iowa-1st), a Dubuque Republican. "Iowa This Week" for August 6-7, with guest Dr. Jim Wohlpart, interim president of the University of Northern Iowa. "Iowa This Week" for July 30-31, with guest Gabbi DeWitt of the Beyond Pink Team about upcoming breast cancer awareness events in the Cedar Valley. "Iowa This Week" for July 23-24, with guest Anna Hardin, attorney representing a mass action lawsuit against Syngenta, midwestcornlawsuit.com. "Iowa This Week" for July 16-17, with guest Dr. Linda Allen, president, Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo. "Iowa This Week" for July 9-10, 2016, with guests Margaret Klein and Tom Powers, the two candidates for the vacant Waterloo City Council Ward One seat. "Iowa This Week" for July 2-3, 2016, with guest Ken Root of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network with ag-related reaction to the Brexit vote, and information about a survey of farmer outlook on the ag economy. "Iowa This Week" for June 25-26, 2016, with guest Kyle Klingman, director of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame/Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, about the July pro wrestling hall of fame weekend. "Iowa This Week" for June 18-19, 2016, with guest Beth Malicki, member of the Zach Johnson Foundation board, about the Kids On Course education program in Cedar Rapids. "Iowa This Week" for June 11-12, 2016, with guest Steve Dust, president & CEO of the Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber, about business growth and development in the Cedar Valley. "Iowa This Week" for June 4-5, 2016, with guest Bill Ruud, outgoing president of the University of Northern Iowa, about his three years at the helm of the Cedar Falls institution. "Iowa This Week" for May 28-29, 2016, with guest Judi Faas, donor recruitment manager for the American Red Cross in Waterloo, discussing the need for blood donation and upcoming events. "Iowa This Week" for May 21-22, 2016, with guest Mike Ralston of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, discussing Iowa's economic climate and workforce issues. "Iowa This Week" for May 14-15, 2016, with guest John Stineman of the Iowa Chamber Alliance, discussing the 2016 Iowa legislative session and state/federal tax policy.

The IowaWatch Connection

"The IowaWatch Connection" is produced by the Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism and hosted by KXEL's Jeff Stein. The program airs Saturday mornings at 7:05 and Sunday afternoons at 1:05 on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. Visit them at www.IowaWatch.org . This edition of the program focuses on the heroin in the heartland, featuring remarks made at a town hall forum on the topic in Waterloo, and aired on June 25-26, 2016.