Author Archives: Jeff Stein

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Tue. Aug. 11, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Tue. Aug. 11, 2020

Any Body But Them I was made aware of a current country song, recorded by a young man named Travis Denning, from an album entitled, “Beer’s Better Cold”. That’s a pretty good start. The song tells the story of a man who breaks up with his girlfriend, and when she asks if there’s someone else, he…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Tue. Aug. 11, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Tue. Aug. 11, 2020

A rare wind storm with power similar to an inland hurricane swept across Iowa yesterday, blowing over trees, flipping vehicles, causing widespread property damage and leaving hundreds of thousands of homes without power. The storm known as a derecho lasted several hours as it tore across eastern Nebraska, across the entire state of Iowa and…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local — Mon. Aug. 10, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Mon. Aug. 10, 2020

On the Monday, August 10, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: Republican activist Dan Eberhart on the 2020 campaign Legal analyst Dr. Wendy Patrick KXEL’s Tim Harwood with Dr. Dione Somerville about Hawkeye Community College reopening Joe Murphy of the Iowa Business Council on U.S. tariffs against Canadian steel News/Talk 1540…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Mon. Aug. 10, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Mon. Aug. 10, 2020

ADDITIONAL CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AFTER A WEEKEND KNIFE INCIDENT IN CEDAR RAPIDS. 53-YEAR-OLD LAVERN COSBY WAS ORIGINALLY ARRESTED AFTER A SATURDAY EMERGENCY CALL FROM AN APARTMENT ON THE CITY’S SOUTHEAST SIDE NEAR KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE. POLICE SAY COSBY ALLEGEDLY SLASHED A MAN THREE TIMES WITH A KITCHEN KNIFE. SHE WAS INITIALLY CHARGED WITH ASSAULT.…Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Mon. Aug. 10, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Mon. Aug. 10, 2020

Blame It On The Masks Iowa and South Dakota share something…neither state has a mandatory mask rule, apparently the only states without one. Good for us, and good for them. At some point, personal responsibility needs to take over. Blaming someone else to avoid that responsibility isn’t going to cut it. Lots of public places require…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Mon. Aug. 10, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Mon. Aug. 10, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield joined KXEL Live & Local for an extended one-on-one live interview Friday, and the Democrat was asked about her stance on abortion. She said the decision is between a woman and doctor at all phases, including third trimester. Greenfield says responding to COVID-19 is the top issue facing our country…Read more »

Panthers Football Season Moved to Spring

Panthers Football Season Moved to Spring

Courtesy UNI Athletics: The Missouri Valley Football Conference Presidents Council has announced the league’s schools will not conduct conference competition this fall. In its unwavering commitment to providing meaningful and safe competitive opportunities for the Conference’s student-athletes, the MVFC will play a full eight-game spring league schedule with the expectation to culminate the season with…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Fri. Aug. 07, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Fri. Aug. 07, 2020

THE IOWA COVID-19 WEBSITE HAS NEW INFORMATION OF INTEREST TO SCHOOL LEADERS. GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS EXPLAINED THE RECENT CHANGE TO CORONAVIRUS. A FIFTEEN PERCENT POSITIVE TWO WEEK COVID-19 TEST AVERAGE IS PART OF A STATE FORMULA FOR GIVING SCHOOLS THE OPTION TO GO EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE. AS OF THIS MORNING, SEVEN COUNTIES MET THAT THRESHOLD, LED…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local — Fri. Aug. 07, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Fri. Aug. 07, 2020

On the Friday, August 07, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: Democrat U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield TV9 Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara KXEL’s Tim Harwood with Kathryn Sogard of the College Hill Partnership Heather Marquez of ActionCOACH MindLinks Legal analyst Wendy Patrick both (audio and video podcasts below) News/Talk 1540 KXEL ·…Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Fri. Aug. 07, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Fri. Aug. 07, 2020

He Did It Again Some strategists say Joe Biden’s so-called basement strategy is working. Well, perhaps if he doesn’t do interviews from there. There was the celebrated “C’mon Man” incident earlier in the week when a black journalist asked him about taking a cognitive test, and Biden took offense and oddly asked if the journalist…Read more »