Author Archives: Jeff Stein

Zach Johnson Foundation Classic 2019 — KXEL was Back at the Zach!

News/Talk 1540 KXEL was again the official radio station of the Zach Johnson Foundation Classic, which again raised more than one million dollars for Kids on Course, the signature program of the Foundation which benefits Cedar Rapids school students. KXEL’s Jeff Stein broadcast live from the first tee for three hours Monday morning, featuring conversations…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local for Mon. Jun. 24, 2019

KXEL Live & Local for Mon. Jun. 24, 2019

On the Monday, Jun. 24, 2019 edition of the program: Tom Tancredo, former Colorado congressman and presidential candidate, talks about illegal immigration in the U.S. Bill O’Reilly gave examples of famous Americans who were patriots, in contrast to the prevailing view from Hollywood today.      Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein for Mon. Jun. 24, 2019

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein for Mon. Jun. 24, 2019

“Tweet by Tweet” It’s a logistical challenge, almost a nightmare, really…two presidential candidate debates on successive nights…each lasting two hours…each with two sets of moderators…and each with 10 candidates. That’s in the best of circumstances. The Democratic National Committee and the NBC networks, which are putting on the events this Wednesday and Thursday, have all…Read more »

KXEL CLASSIC RADIO THEATER / Saturday, March 16, 2019

Noon—MATINEE       “Dragnet” from February 15, 1953—“The Big Tooth” “Police Headquarters” from 1932—“Double Death”   If the UNI WBB team is in the MVC semifinals…the 6 p.m. hour will be joined in progress with the network Classic Radio Theater feed          6 p.m.—WESTERN          “Gunsmoke” from February 5, 1955—“Cheyennes” “Frontier Fighters” from 1935—“Lewis and Clark”…Read more »

KXEL CLASSIC RADIO THEATER for Sat. Feb. 16, 2019

KXEL CLASSIC RADIO THEATER Saturday, February 16, 2019 classicradiotheater@gmail.com     12 noon—MATINEE         “The Danny Kaye Show” from January 27, 1945—“Flying to Washington, D.C.” “Fibber McGee & Molly” from January 27, 1956—“Cappy Visits”       6 p.m.—WESTERN         “Gunsmoke” from January 23, 1954—“Nina” “The Lone Ranger” from January 23, 1953—“Change for the Better”…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein–Mon. Feb. 11, 2019

KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein–Mon. Feb. 11, 2019

On the Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 edition of the program: Peter Droege, Fellow of Addiction Policy for Centennial Institute, talks about proposals to legalize recreational marijuana in Iowa by relating lessons learned from the practice in Colorado. Mayor Pete Buttigeig of South Bend, Indiana, toured Iowa as part of exploring a run for the presidency…Read more »

Iowa Politics — Mon. Feb. 11, 2019

Iowa Politics — Mon. Feb. 11, 2019

Waking Up Sometimes, staying quiet is the best thing a person can do. That’s why when a person is accused of a crime, we take great pains to point out that they have the right to remain silent. So too with embattled politicians…sometimes, it’s best to stay under the radar and keep quiet. But that…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein–Fri. Feb. 08, 2019

KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein–Fri. Feb. 08, 2019

On the Friday, Feb. 08, 2019 edition of the program: Jordan Goodman, “America’s Money Answers Man”, discusses economic outcomes from this week’s State of the Union message, and tells how you can earn higher yields on savings. Ed Anderson, senior research manager for the Iowa Soybean Association, previews next Tuesday’s Farmer Research Tour stop in…Read more »

Iowa Politics — Fri. Feb. 08, 2019

Iowa Politics — Fri. Feb. 08, 2019

Memories   Perhaps a cold and snowy winter weekend is just the time to curl up in front of the fire and page through a good book. I could suggest several from totallyiowa.com. But for those in public life…elected officials, their staff members, and those supporting active candidates…those books are likely high school and college…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Monday, February 11, 2019

KXEL Morning News for Monday, February 11, 2019

Monday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 5:50–Nasty winter weather and disruptions to federal programs like SNAP have made this a hectic season at the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Tim Harwood talks about the challenges with Food Bank Executive Director Barb Prather. 6:35–A federal court has stopped San Francisco from putting…Read more »