Author Archives: Jeff Stein

KXEL Midday News for Thu. Apr. 09, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Thu. Apr. 09, 2020

IOWA HOUSE DISTRICT 60 COVERS SOUTHWESTERN BLACK HAWK COUNTY AND HAS BEEN REPRESENTED BY DEMOCRAT DAVE WILLIAMS SINCE HE WAS ELECTED IN 2018. RYAN HOWARD IS ONE OF THE REPUBLICANS WHO WOULD LIKE TO CHALLENGE WILLIAMS LATER THIS YEAR. HOWARD RECENTLY SPOKE ABOUT WHAT HE SEES AS THE CORE ISSUES. HOWARD WAS A GUEST WEDNESDAY…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local — Thu. Apr. 09, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Thu. Apr. 09, 2020

On the Thursday, April 9, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: Ed Martin, president, Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagles Dustin Hoffmann, supervising editor, Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network, for an RFD1540 segment Kelly Sadler, America First Action superpac Emily Skor, CEO of Growth Energy Amy Rousselow, Waterloo Public LibraryRead more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Thu. Apr. 09, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Thu. Apr. 09, 2020

Bernie Drops Out The news was not unexpected, but the timing was a bit of a surprise yesterday when Bernie Sanders announce to first his campaign staff, and then to supporters and the world, that he was suspending his presidential campaign. Obviously, the path to securing enough delegates was going to be difficult even before…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local — Wed. Apr. 08, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Wed. Apr. 08, 2020

On the Wednesday, April 8, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: Rachel Weinstein, managing editor of the Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization, on their free online resources Fox News Radio legal analyst Wendy Patrick on NYC’s plan to arrest/fine social distancing violators Ryan Howard, GOP candidate for Iowa House…Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. Apr. 08, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. Apr. 08, 2020

How Soon, and How Comfortable We know that the state of Iowa is, in essence, shut down through the end of this month…and probably at least two weeks longer than that. But just for the sake of argument, let’s presume that the curve is flattened, we turn the corner, and we are allowed to begin…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Thu. Apr. 09, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Thu. Apr. 09, 2020

The Iowa Department of Public Health says there are 97 additional positive cases to report today, making the statewide total of 1,145…one additional death, a Linn County resident 81 years of age or older…total statewide to date, 27…11 new cases in Linn County alone; 4 in Black Hawk County The Black Hawk County board of…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Wed. Apr. 08, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Wed. Apr. 08, 2020

LARGE HAIL CAUSED DAMAGE IN CEDAR RAPIDS AND ELSEWHERE IN EASTERN IOWA ON TUESDAY EVENING. IT WAS A QUICK CHANGE TO WHAT WAS OTHERWISE A WARM, PLEASANT DAY. ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE, THE LARGEST HAIL REPORTED WAS AS BIG AS A BASEBALL, AND SEVERAL VEHICLES WERE DAMAGED, INCLUDING BROKEN WINDOWS OR WINDSHIELDS. BESIDES…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Wed. Apr. 08, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Wed. Apr. 08, 2020

Iowa Department of Public Health reported 102 additional positive Covid-19 cases yesterday from the day before, for a total of 1,048. IDPH says an additional death was reported, in Benton County. Between Monday and Tuesday, new cases totaled 3 in Black Hawk, 16 in Johnson, and 11 in Linn County. There are three long-term care…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local — Tue. Apr. 07, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Tue. Apr. 07, 2020

On the Tuesday, April 7, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: Glenn McCall, national committeeman of the Republican Party of South Carolina and former senior vice president of financial services for Bank of America, discussing PPP  In this week’s Science of Parenting Update, KXEL’s Tim Harwood spoke with ISU Extension’s Anthony Santiago  Dustin…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Tue. Apr. 07, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Tue. Apr. 07, 2020

THE WATERLOO CITY COUNCIL VOTED 6-1 IN FAVOR OF A RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS TO ISSUE STATEWIDE SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERS. RESOLUTION SUPPORTERS CITE WHAT THEY DESCRIBE AS A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN CASES AND SAY THAT STATEWIDE RESTRICTIONS WOULD CARRY MORE WEIGHT. A VERSION OF THE RESOLUTION WAS DRAFTED AT THE COUNTY LEVEL. MEANWHILE…Read more »