Author Archives: Jeff Stein

KXEL Live & Local — Mon. Jun. 29, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Mon. Jun. 29, 2020

On the Monday, June 29, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein:   Brent Magnussen on his new book “Roger Up” TV9 First Alert Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara on a humid weather week Legal analyst Wendy Patrick on what’s happening to statues being removed from cities (both audio and video podcasts below) KXEL’s…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Mon. Jun. 29, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Mon. Jun. 29, 2020

IOWA SENATOR JONI ERNST WOULD LIKE TO PULL MONEY FROM CITIES WHERE SO-CALLED AUTONOMOUS ZONES HAVE BEEN SET UP BY PROTESTORS. IN A TWITTER POST ABOUT THE BILL YESTERDAY, ERNST SAID ANARCHY CANNOT CONTINUE ON OUR STREETS. THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA FALL SEMESTER SCHEDULE WILL START AND END EARLIER. CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 17TH AND…Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Mon. Jun. 29, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Mon. Jun. 29, 2020

Open for Business, If You Want During the pandemic, we all longed for the day when we could open stores and restaurants back up. We’re getting closer…but now some are taking a step back to regroup. And it’s all working the way it should. I’ve noted here before that anyone who would be surprised that…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Mon. Jun. 29, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Mon. Jun. 29, 2020

Waterloo Schools announced Friday submission of the district’s initial Return to Learn plan for the 2020-2021 school year. The initial plan, which was submitted on Wednesday and approved by the state on Thursday, offers a hybrid option for students. That manes both in-person and virtual instruction will be offered. District officials say they’re receiving new information…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local — Fri. Jun. 26, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Fri. Jun. 26, 2020

On the Friday, June 26, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: Former U.S. Speaker of the House Newt Gringrich on his new book, “Trump and the American Future” Mike Ralston, president of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry on the outlook for the third quarter TV9 First Alert Meteorologist Kaj…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Fri. Jun. 26, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Fri. Jun. 26, 2020

TYSON FOODS IS FACING A LAWSUIT FROM THREE FAMILIES OF WATERLOO PLANT WORKERS WHO DIED IN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. IN THE FILING, THE PLAINTIFFS CLAIM TYSON OFFICIALS WERE AWARE THE VIRUS WAS SPREADING AT THE PLANT BY LATE MARCH OR EARLY APRIL BUT KEPT THAT INFORMATION FROM EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC. THE SUIT ALSO ALLEGES…Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Fri. Jun. 26, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Fri. Jun. 26, 2020

What’s In A Name Iowa has 99 counties, and while their names have been stable for more than a hundred years, in the early days of statehood, names changed a bit. For example, originally two counties were named Sac and Fox, after Native American tribes that had lived in what became Iowa. When the Iowa…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Fri. Jun. 26, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Fri. Jun. 26, 2020

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation yesterday for Black Hawk County in response to severe weather and heavy rainfall that began last Saturday. The governor’s proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather and activates the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program for qualifying…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Thu. Jun. 25, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Thu. Jun. 25, 2020

FEDERAL LEGISLATORS COULD NOT COME TOGETHER ON A LAW ENFORCEMENT REFORM BILL. DEMOCRATS OPPOSED THE MEASURE INTRODUCED BY SOUTH CAROLINA’S TIM SCOTT, ARGUING THAT IT WAS NOT EXTENSIVE ENOUGH TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES RAISED BY THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD. SENATOR JONI ERNST TOLD HER SENATE COLLEAGUES THAT THEY SHOULD BE MORE LIKE IOWA, WHERE…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local — Thu. Jun. 25, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Thu. Jun. 25, 2020

On the Thursday, June 25, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: Author and attorney John O’Connor on the SCOTUS DACA ruling and more Dustin Hoffmann of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network with an RFD1540 conversation on USMCA problems Brian Hutchins of the Iowa DNR regarding air quality and fireworks David Horowitz,…Read more »