Author Archives: Jeff Stein

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein for Wed. Jan. 29, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein for Wed. Jan. 29, 2020

“I Spoke Too Soon” In yesterday’s Iowa Politics report, I mentioned how we got an interview with a member of the president’s impeachment defense team, whose staff member said the White House had mentioned I’d be interested in booking that person on my program. I scoffed at that and said the White House surely had…Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein for Tue. Jan. 28, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein for Tue. Jan. 28, 2020

“Keeping it in Perspective” There’s a real danger when you do this for a living…talking into a microphone and having people all over the place hear what you have to say…that it can go to your head. You get caught up in people recognizing you and saying they like something you did…or didn’t like something…Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein for Mon. Jan. 27, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein for Mon. Jan. 27, 2020

“Please, Don’t Endorse Me” The Des Moines Register issued its caucus endorsement in yesterday’s Sunday paper…Elizabeth Warren. The person happiest about that was likely Bernie Sanders…because as if his supporters needed any other reason to be fired up and show up one week from today, it was another reminder of the establishment trying to denying…Read more »

KXEL News for Friday, Dec. 27, 2019

KXEL News for Friday, Dec. 27, 2019

We now know the identity of the man killed in a shooting in Coralville Christmas night. He was 30-year-old Gregory Jackson of Iowa City. Two other victims have non-life-threatening gunshot injuries. Police say it appears everyone involved knew each other and this was not a random attack. No one is in custody at this time.…Read more »

KXEL News for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019

KXEL News for Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019

Police say one person was killed and two others wounded during a Christmas night shooting in Coralville. Officers responding to a report of a shooting around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday found three adults suffering from gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospitals, where one of the people died. The names of those involved have not been…Read more »

KXEL News for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019

KXEL News for Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019

Vandals damaged the lodge at Palisades-Kepler State Park in Linn County during the overnight hours Monday…the Iowa Department of Natural Resources says staff found several windows were broken, along with damage to doors and indoor furniture. Officials say repairs will be made in time for the 100th anniversary of state parks in Iowa in 2020…anyone…Read more »

KXEL News for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019

KXEL News for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019

  We now know the identity of the man who drowned in the Cedar River Sunday night…21-year-old Talon Williams of Cedar Rapids fell into the river at Mohawk Park after the ice on the river broke…two teenage males with Williams also fell in, but were able to escape from the water.   One man is…Read more »

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 »