Author Archives: Jeff Stein

KXEL Midday News for Wed. May 27, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Wed. May 27, 2020

EVICTIONS MAY RESUME TOMORROW IN IOWA. RENTERS AND HOMEOWNERS BEHIND ON THEIR LEASE OR MORTGAGE PAYMENTS HAD BEEN GIVEN EXTRA PROTECTIONS UNDER GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS’ EMERGENCY ORDERS. HOWEVER, REYNOLDS SAYS THE STATE HAS FEDERAL MONEY AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN TENUOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. ADVOCATES FOR LOWINCOME TENANTS HAVE WARNED THAT MANY WHO HAVE LOST INCOME DUE TO…Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. May 27, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. May 27, 2020

Do As I Say There’s nothing worse than someone going on at length about a certain topic…and then doing the very opposite of what they were advocating. Sort of like the preacher who engages in adultery, or the temperance advocate who is found intoxicated. Hypocrisy is not limited to one political party, to be sure, and…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Wed. May 27, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Wed. May 27, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced another step yesterday in the re-opening of the state…starting Monday, a variety of venues including casinos, bowling alleys, and amusement parks can reopen subject to social distancing. In addition, large gatherings for social functions and sports competitions will also be allowed to resume. The Iowa Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 data…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Tue. May 26, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Tue. May 26, 2020

A 44-YEAR-OLD WATERLOO TYSON FOODS EMPLOYEE DIED MONDAY AFTER SPENDING SIX WEEKS IN THREE HOSPITALS INFECTED WITH COVID-19. JOSE AYALA WAS BEING TREATED IN CEDAR RAPIDS AT ST. LUKE’S MEDICAL CENTER. SINCE APRIL 12, HE HAD ALSO BEEN A PATIENT AT ALLEN HOSPITAL AND THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSPITALS. ADVOCATES SAY HE IS AT LEAST…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local — Tue. May 26, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Tue. May 26, 2020

On the Tuesday, May 26, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: The great stories of people handling the pandemic in the Fox program “America Together” Dustin Hoffmann of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network with today’s RFD1540 segment on summer grilling KXEL’s Tim Harwood with Stephen Eilers of ISU Extension on summer…Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Tue. May 26, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Tue. May 26, 2020

“You Ain’t…Well, You Know”   If Joe Biden was trying to get folks to forget the sexual assault allegations levied against him by Tara Reade…he succeeded last Friday with his remarks on a radio program that has a high African-American audience. No different than when Hillary Clinton slipped into Southern dialect whenever she was south…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Tue. May 26, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Tue. May 26, 2020

The mayors of seven Iowa cities—including Waterloo and Cedar Rapids signed a letter appearing in the Des Moines Register calling on federal officials to approve federal aid for cities. The mayors are seeking “unrestricted aid for our cities to assist in supporting our front-line workers,” including health care workers, police and firefighters. The mayors say…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local — Fri. May 22, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Fri. May 22, 2020

On the Friday, May 22, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: As a lead in to the Memorial Day weekend, an encore of the popular documentary “From the Battlefront to the Homefront: Iowa Broadcasters Go To War”, available in video form at totallyiowa.com America’s Money Answers Man, Jordan Goodman News/Talk 1540…Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Fri. May 22, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Fri. May 22, 2020

I Know What You Are, But What Am I? President Trump came to the 2016 campaign with a well-established image as a street fighter, one who was not afraid to declare anything he had to do with was the biggest and best, tagging his opponents with derogatory nicknames and tossing insults about intelligence and personal…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Fri. May 22, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Fri. May 22, 2020

DEERE AND COMPANY EARNINGS BEAT ANALYST ESTIMATES. THE MANUFACTURER MADE $2.11 PER SHARE DURING THE QUARTER WHICH ENDED EARLIER THIS MONTH. EXPECTATIONS HAD BEEN PEGGED LOWER AT $1.72. BOTH THE PROFIT EXPECTATIONS AND THE REALITY WERE WELL BELOW THE NUMBERS FROM THE SAME PERIOD IN 2019 WHEN DEERE MADE $3.52 PER SHARE. THE COMPANY’S STOCK…Read more »