Author Archives: Jeff Stein

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. Sep. 16, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Wed. Sep. 16, 2020

New Strategy There’s reporting today from Politico that suggests bigger is not always better. Recall that further economic relief tied to COVID-19 has been at a stalemate in Washington. In essence, Democrats want more, Republicans want less in terms of dollar amounts. The House passed a huge bill months ago which was a non-starter with…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Wed. Sep. 16, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Wed. Sep. 16, 2020

Iowa Senate District 32 includes all of Bremer County and large parts of Black Hawk, Buchanan, and Fayette counties…Democrat challenger Pam Egli of Waverly identified some key issues she wants to work on if elected. Republican incumbent Sen. Craig Johnson of Independence says his past experience is what sets him apart from his challenger. Hear…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local — Tue. Sep. 15, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Tue. Sep. 15, 2020

On the Tuesday, September 15, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: Jeffrey Selingo, author of “Who Gets In And Why” regarding college admissions Dustin Hoffmann of the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network with an RFD1540 conversation KXEL’s Tim Harwood with Jill Weber of ISU Extension with a Science of Parenting Update on…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Tue. Sep. 15, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Tue. Sep. 15, 2020

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S NEW FISCAL YEAR IS 15 DAYS AWAY. IOWA SENATOR CHUCK GRASSLEY RECENTLY TALKED ABOUT WHETHER A BUDGET PLAN WILL BE READY IN TIME FOR OCTOBER 1ST. ANOTHER LEGISLATIVE ISSUE LIKELY TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT IN THE COMING WEEKS IS A NEW CORONAVIRUS RELIEF PACKAGE. GRASSLEY CRITICIZED SENATE DEMOCRATS FOR VOTING DOWN…Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Tue. Sep. 15, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Tue. Sep. 15, 2020

Spin Cycle Election Day is seven weeks from today…but with early voting, folks will begin casting ballots in some places later this month. And the email in boxes are jammed with dueling news releases so different from one another, you have to wonder if they’re talking about the same thing. Witness Saturday afternoon. At 12:18…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Tue. Sep. 15, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Tue. Sep. 15, 2020

Federal regulators have handed a victory to corn farmers by refusing to allow a group of petroleum refiners in 14 states to forego requirements to blend ethanol into the gasoline they make. Members of Congress from farm states have heavily lobbied President Donald Trump to reject the waiver requests for months. In addition, the president…Read more »

KXEL Midday News for Mon. Sep. 14, 2020

KXEL Midday News for Mon. Sep. 14, 2020

FORMER IOWA GOVERNOR TERRY BRANSTAD WILL BE LEAVING BEIJING AND RETURNING STATESIDE IN THE COMING WEEKS. BRANSTAD HAS BEEN THE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO CHINA SINCE 2017, BUT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTS THAT HE INFORMED PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP LAST WEEK THAT HE INTENDS TO STEP DOWN. BRANSTAD’S TIME AS AMBASSADOR CAME DURING A CHALLENGING PERIOD IN…Read more »

KXEL Live & Local — Mon. Sep. 14, 2020

KXEL Live & Local — Mon. Sep. 14, 2020

On the Monday, September 14, 2020 edition of KXEL Live & Local with Jeff Stein: Republican 1st District Congressional Candidate Ashley Hinson Legal analyst Loretta Powers KXEL’s Tim Harwood with Charles Connerly, author of “Green, Fair and Prosperous” Bill O’Reilly on his new book, “Killing Crazy Horse” News/Talk 1540 KXEL · Rep. Ashley Hinson —…Read more »

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Mon. Sep. 14, 2020

Iowa Politics with Jeff Stein — Mon. Sep. 14, 2020

Wrong Number A new smartphone made its way into our house, and much of the weekend was spent getting it up and running…there’s the activation with a carrier, removing the bloatware apps, installing apps you want, moving contacts over, personalizing settings…it quickly becomes more time consuming than you might think. That’s in large part because…Read more »

KXEL Morning News for Mon. Sep. 14, 2020

KXEL Morning News for Mon. Sep. 14, 2020

Authorities in Black Hawk County were looking for a convict who did not return from work release yesterday morning. The inmate, now considered an escapee, is 33-year-old Dennis George Devore III. Devore was convicted of Domestic Abuse Assault along with additional crimes. Devore is 5’6″ and weighs 208 pounds. He had been in the work…Read more »