Author Archives: Jeff Stein

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Thu. Jul. 02, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Thu. Jul. 02, 2020

The Real Independence Day Today, July 2nd, could quite easily have been proclaimed United States of America Independence Day. It’s not, of course, but helps explain why I’m such a stickler on calling it Independence Day as opposed to “the Fourth of July”. When we were young, we were given to believe that a group of men gathered in Philadelphia and gathered…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Thu. Jul. 02, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Thu. Jul. 02, 2020

A total of 15 people, including 2 juveniles, were arrested on the state capitol grounds in Des Moines yesterday afternoon. Our coverage partners at KCCI-TV say this followed a demonstration where protestors demanded the governor sign an executive order allowing felons to vote by Saturday. Several of the demonstrators were arrested and led away in…Read more »

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…Read more »

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…Read more »

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…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local — Tue. Jun. 30, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Tue. Jun. 30, 2020

On the Tuesday, June 30, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: Chris Bliley, senior vice president of Growth Energy KXEL’s Tim Harwood with ISU Extension’s Cindy Thompson for a Science of Parenting Update Joe Murphy, executive director of the Iowa Business Council Ilan Srulovicz of Egard Watches Dustin Hoffmann of the…Read more »

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…Read more »

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…Read more »

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…Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Tue. Jun. 30, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Tue. Jun. 30, 2020

No Free Passes During the recent protests in Iowa’s major cities, many gathered to peacefully and respectfully give their opinions and share concerns. Then there were those who decided it was a good time to light fires, smash other people’s property, and threaten people with physical harm. At the time, very few arrests were made, in…Read more »