Author Archives: Jeff Stein

KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein–Thu. Feb. 07, 2019

KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein–Thu. Feb. 07, 2019

On the Thursday, Feb. 07, 2019 edition of the program: Drury Sherrod, author of “The Jury Crisis: What’s Wrong with Jury Trials and How We Can Save Them” evaluates how juries have become disrespected in the U.S., and why that’s a bad thing for our system. Waterloo Mayor Quentin Hart talks about the recent Conference…Read more »

Iowa Politics — Thu. Feb. 07, 2019

Iowa Politics — Thu. Feb. 07, 2019

Checking the Box I’ll take Massachusetts senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren at her word when she says her family told her there was Native American blood in their history. Watching those genealogy television shows has taught us that we all seem to have a little of everything in us. But let’s also not pretend…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Friday, February 8, 2019

Friday on the KXEL Morning News between 5 and 8 a.m.: 6:35–Yale law students have won their legal suit to alter a Connecticut building code which requires restrooms to be single-gender.  Fox News Radio Legal Analyst Loretta Powers talks about the implications with KXEL’s Jeff Stein. 6:50–If you’re like us, you’re ready for the weekend…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein–Wed. Feb. 06, 2019

KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein–Wed. Feb. 06, 2019

On the Wednesday, Feb. 06, 2019 edition of the program: Mark Recker farms near Arlington in Fayette County and serves as chair of the Iowa Corn Growers Association–he responds to the attack on the corn industry in a Super Bowl ad this past Sunday. UNI political science professor Christopher Larimer gives insight into last night’s…Read more »

Iowa Politics — Wed. Feb. 06, 2019

Iowa Politics — Wed. Feb. 06, 2019

The State of the Union You heard the President’s State of the Union message live on KXEL last night, as well as the Democrats’ response. The speech was even longer than last year’s and yielded very few surprises. The President’s staff crafted a message that on the face of it was the picture of conciliation.…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein–Tue. Feb. 05, 2019

KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein–Tue. Feb. 05, 2019

On the Tuesday, Feb. 05, 2019 edition of the program: Waterloo native, author and historian Mike Chapman remembers fellow Waterloo native, actress Julie Adams, who died Sunday at age 92…perhaps best known for her role in “The Creature from the Black Lagoon”. Presidential daughter-in-law Lara Trump gives insight into the President’s state of mind as…Read more »

Iowa Politics — Tue. Feb. 05, 2019

Iowa Politics — Tue. Feb. 05, 2019

Legal Weed It’s a proposal that, by his own admission, doesn’t stand a chance of passage. But that didn’t stop Iowa City state senator Joe Bolkcom from making it yesterday…a suggestion that recreational marijuana should be legalized in our state and taxed like alcohol. In Sen. Bolkcom’s words, “marijuana prohibition in Iowa has failed and…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein–Mon. Feb. 04, 2019

KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein–Mon. Feb. 04, 2019

On the Monday, Feb. 04, 2019 edition of the program: Aaron Lehman of the Iowa Farmers Union discusses Trump Administration trade policies and what he and IFU members would like to see happen. Erin Murphy of Lee Enterprises shares information from his Reporter’s Notebook on the 2020 Iowa Caucuses to be held 52 weeks from…Read more »

Iowa Politics — Mon. Feb. 04, 2019

Iowa Politics — Mon. Feb. 04, 2019

Crossing the Border I’m often confused by some of the discussion concerning border security. Granted, I don’t tend to travel outside the country any more, but I can recall being about 7 years of age, the summer of 1970, when we went on a family vacation to the East Coast. That included a trip to…Read more »

Iowa Politics — Fri. Feb. 01, 2019

Iowa Politics — Fri. Feb. 01, 2019

A More Crowded Field In what is becoming the norm, another politician used social media to release a video announcing a presidential run today. The latest is New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who started hiring staff last November when he made an appearance in Des Moines; he says he plans a return to the state…Read more »