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KXEL Midday News for Wed. Jul. 01, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Wed. Jul. 01, 2020

A 27-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS INJURED IN A CEDAR RAPIDS SHOOTING SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. FIRST RESPONDERS CAME TO THE WOMAN’S AID IN THE 14OO BLOCK OF 32ND STREET NORTHEAST. POLICE SAY THE SHOOTING HAPPENED IN THE 2100 BLOCK OF NORTH TOWNE LANE NORTHEAST. THE WOMAN’S INJURIES WERE NOT LIFE-THREATENING. SMALL REFINERY WAVERS HAVE POKED HOLES IN…

KXEL Morning News for Wed. Jul. 01, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Wed. Jul. 01, 2020

A portion of a new law that would impose a 24-hour waiting period on all abortions has been temporarily blocked by a Johnson County judge…just a few hours before it was to go into effect. The law was signed by Governor Kim Reynolds Monday afternoon…the ACLU of Iowa and Planned Parenthood sued last week, before…

KXEL Midday News for Tue. Jun. 30, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Tue. Jun. 30, 2020

THE SAME DAY THE U.S. SUPREME COURT QUASHED A LOUISIANA ABORTION LAW, IOWA GOV. KIM REYNOLDS SIGNED A BILL REQUIRING WOMEN TO WAIT 24 HOURS TO GET AN ABORTION. THE NEW IOWA LEGISLATION IS SIMILAR TO A MEASURE STRUCK DOWN BY THE IOWA SUPREME COURT TWO YEARS AGO. STATE COURTS HAVE ALREADY HEARD ARGUMENTS AS…

KXEL Morning News for Tue. Jun. 30, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Tue. Jun. 30, 2020

Today is the end of the second quarter of 2020, which means release of the Iowa Business Council’s quarterly survey of members. Joe Murphy is executive director of the group, and while results are not public until later this morning, he did tell me there is reason for optimism in the data despite the effects…

Uni Panthers

UNI Football Schedule Announced

UNI Football Schedule Announced

The 2020 UNI football schedule includes all home games kicking off at 4 p.m. this year. The full schedule with game times is below; air time on KXEL is one hour before kickoff. Sep. 05–at Iowa (TBA) Sep. 12–at Idaho State (TBA) Sep. 19–vs. Weber State (4 p.m.–Family Weekend) Sep. 26–vs. North Dakota State (4…

KXEL to Remain “Home of the Panthers”

KXEL to Remain “Home of the Panthers”

University of Northern Iowa Athletics and its multimedia rightsholder, Panther Sports Properties, announced today that News/Talk 1540 AM KXEL will continue to be the radio home for Panther programming when college sports resumes. Concurrent with the 2020-21 collegiate athletics season, KXEL will bring Panther fans high-quality game broadcasts for football, men’s and women’s basketball and…

Blogs

KXEL Live & Local — Wed. Jul. 01, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Wed. Jul. 01, 2020

On the Wednesday, July 01, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: J.D. Davis & Brad Hartkopf of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry break down the Iowa legislative session Legal analyst Wendy Patrick (both audio and video podcasts) KXEL’s Tim Harwood with the authors of “The Stressed Years of Their…

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. Jul. 01, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. Jul. 01, 2020

COVID-19, Month Five Today, the first of July, is the start of month five since phrases like COVID-19, pandemic, and coronavirus became part of our daily vernacular. We heard for some time that people were suffering from cabin fever, tired of being cooped up at home, and eager to re-open all aspects of life. Now…

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