Author Archives: Jeff Stein

Thanksgiving Week Feast of Panther Basketball

Thanksgiving Week Feast of Panther Basketball

The UNI basketball teams return to play on Wednesday, Nov. 25 in a radio doubleheader! Here’s the schedule…five games in four days all on News/Talk 1540 KXEL: Wed. Nov. 25–UNI Men’s Basketball v. Western Kentucky at Crossover Classic, air time 3:00 p.m. Wed. Nov. 25–UNI Women’s Basketball at Iowa, air time 6:15 p.m. Thu. Nov.…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Fri. Nov. 20, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Fri. Nov. 20, 2020

Iowa’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in October…far better than the national rate of 6.9%. The number of unemployed Iowans declined to 58,500 in October – down from 78,700 in September. Iowa’s peak unemployment rate during the pandemic was 11.0% in April and now has fallen by 7.4 percentage points. Iowa’s rate now is less…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local — Fri. Nov. 20, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Fri. Nov. 20, 2020

On the Friday, November 20, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: Terry Jeffrey, editor-in-chief of CNSNews.com TV9 Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara Legal analyst Loretta Powers John Mickelson of Midwest Growth Partners America’s Money Answers Man Jordan Goodman News/Talk 1540 KXEL · Terry Jeffrey CNSNews — Fri. Nov. 20, 2020 News/Talk 1540 KXEL…Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Fri. Nov. 20, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Fri. Nov. 20, 2020

Freezing the Field Even before election day this month, potential 2024 presidential candidates were making their way to Iowa to support those on the ballot in congressional races this year. The conventional wisdom was that on the Republican side, regardless of the outcome in 2020, it would be an open nomination with no incumbent in…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Fri. Nov. 20, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Fri. Nov. 20, 2020

Tyson Foods announced yesterday that it has suspended without pay Waterloo plant manager Tom Hart and upper level manager John Casey. A lawsuit filed against the company by the family of a worker who died of coronavirus claims Hart set up a betting pool among managers based on guessing how many workers would get sick.…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Thu. Nov. 19, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Thu. Nov. 19, 2020

New unemployment filings and continuing claims in Iowa are both up yet again. Iowa Workforce Development is reporting 6,312 initial jobless claims for last week, a jump of 1,095 from the previous week’s adjusted claims. There were 35,242 continuing unemployment filings for the week, an increase of 29 claims from the prior week’s adjusted claims…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local — Thu. Nov. 19, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Thu. Nov. 19, 2020

On the Thursday, November 19, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: Wyatt Cox of the Nevada News Network on election failures in that state Justin Burr, Google Technology Expert, on new tools to help navigate the holidays safely TV9 Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara Dustin Hoffmann of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network with…Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Thu. Nov. 19, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Thu. Nov. 19, 2020

Two More Years It became popular some years ago for musical acts that got tired of the road to have heavily promoted “farewell concert tours”, often years’ worth of events, back when you could hold events. But it was lucrative, and some acts wound up with second and even third “farewell tours”. It got to…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Thu. Nov. 19, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Thu. Nov. 19, 2020

Governor Kim Reynolds signed another public health proclamation yesterday designed to “provide clarity and simplify” the order she signed Monday which led to confusion for many. The Monday order allowed high school, collegiate and professional sports activities to continue with limited fans in the stands. However many were left wondering what that meant for other…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local — Wed. Nov. 18, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Wed. Nov. 18, 2020

On the Wednesday, November 18, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: Todd Collins of KIX 101.1 about Farmer Wave Week 2020 TV9 Meteorologist Kaj O’Mara Legal analyst Loretta Powers Mike Chapman of Culture House Books Terry Swails, meteorologist and co-author of “Derecho 911: Iowa’s Inland Hurricane” News/Talk 1540 KXEL · Todd…Read more »