Author Archives: Tim Martin

1/16/18 On Press Row

1/16/18 On Press Row

A Tuesday edition of On Press Row with The Sportsguy Gary Rima and in-studio producer Cole Bair is live from press row of McLeod Center in Cedar Falls ahead of tonight’s tilt between UNI and Drake. Hour-one begins with UNI Athletics Director David Harris. We talk UNI men’s basketball in hour-two. Larry Cotlar, play-by-play voice…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local–Fri. Jun. 08, 2018

KXEL Live & Local–Fri. Jun. 08, 2018

KXEL Live & Local is Eastern Iowa’s only live and local afternoon radio program…right after Rush Limbaugh…weekdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Jeff Stein’s guests on Friday’s program: 2:15—Iowa Congressman Rod Blum (R-1st Dist.) live from Washington, D.C. 2:35—Trending Topics 2:50—Reporter’s Notebook segment with Dustin Hoffmann of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network 3:15—Republican Party of…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local–Mon. Jun. 11, 2018

KXEL Live & Local–Mon. Jun. 11, 2018

KXEL Live & Local is Eastern Iowa’s only live and local afternoon radio program…right after Rush Limbaugh…weekdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Jeff Stein’s guests on Monday’s program: 2:15—Gov. Kim Reynolds (part one) 2:35–Gov. Kim Reynolds (part two) 2:50—Reporter’s Notebook with TV9 meteorologist Kaj O’Mara on the weather forces that led to the record 2008…Read more »

Automobile negotiations delaying NAFTA agreement

Automobile negotiations delaying NAFTA agreement

President Donald Trump suggested that the deadline for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement might need to be extended. A Reuters report says Canada is agreeable to the idea. Trump told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that “a lot of things are hard to negotiate” as the Mexican presidential election is coming up…Read more »

Dairy farming desperate for immigration reform

Dairy farming desperate for immigration reform

Next to the cost of feeding their animals, the cost of labor on dairy farms will always take up a large share of the budget. A Milk Business Dot Com article says labor costs will rise in the new year. As of January first, farmers in some of the largest dairy-producing states now face government-mandated…Read more »

Farming in the Swamp

Farming in the Swamp

The U.S. House had planned to take up the 2018 Farm Bill this week…it’s a vital piece of legislation for folks in this part of the country, of course. In the past, the bill has lumped together food production with food distribution…in other words, the provisions designed to help agribusiness were combined with provisions to…Read more »

Early Retirement

Early Retirement

Regular listeners to this segment would not have been surprised to hear the news yesterday that Wisconsin Representative and Speaker of the U.S. House Paul Ryan was not seeking re-election. That possibility was mentioned earlier this week. Many have suggested it was due to Ryan having conflicts with the president. I’d sooner think the one…Read more »

Missouri State shuts out Panthers in MVC title game, 1-0

Missouri State shuts out Panthers in MVC title game, 1-0

photo courtesy UNI Athletic Communications Box Score Springfield, Mo–The University of Northern Iowa women’s soccer team was shut out by the Missouri State Bears 1-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference title match. The Bears got on the board in the 8th minute, sailing the ball over goalkeeper Jami Reichenberger’s head. Missouri State’s Brooke Prondzinki scored…Read more »

Panthers defeat top-seeded Drake, advance to MVC championship

Panthers defeat top-seeded Drake, advance to MVC championship

photo courtesy UNI University Relations (Roland Ferrie) Box Score SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—The University of Northern Iowa women’s soccer team (14-4-1) advanced to the MVC Championship match, defeating the top-seeded Drake Bulldogs, 2-0. The Panthers broke the stalemate first off a goal by Brynell Yount. Yount went to score and was blocked by Haley Morris of Drake.…Read more »