Need To Know with Jeff Angelo

Need To Know with Jeff Angelo

Analysis of the top stories, pop culture and living in Iowa!... Show More

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In remarks in Iowa, Joe Biden officially jumps off the "Medicare For All" wagon; Dietitian Carolyn Williams discusses foods that heal; David Maahs of the Greater Des Moines Partnership describes how "opportunity zones" may bring an upgrade to a neighborhood near you; Dr. Ann Garvey offers tips to protect yourself as the West Nile Virus returns to Iowa.

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College Prep Expert David Dillard on why so many Americans regret their college degree (and how to avoid that regret); Republican Strategist Matt Brooks on how "the squad" is helping Donald Trump get re-elected; Robert Warren, executive director, Hoyt Sherman Place, on the major renovations at the legendary venue; Kyle Duarte, founder of Everyone At Work, on why employers should hired persons with disabilities to address the Iowa w... Read more

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Carrie Severino and Mollie Hemingway are the authors of the nation's #1 book detailing the fight behind-the-scenes of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the US Supreme Court. They tell Jeff how THAT process will impact future nominations; Eben Brown of Fox News provides a hurricane update; an Iowa family inspires the nation at a baseball game; Author Frank Heller discusses the use of technology by China to spy; Jonathan Gano of the c... Read more

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Governor Kim Reynolds joins Jeff and reveals how many jobs are available in Iowa right now - and discusses ideas to fill them; Jack Gillis of the Consumer Federation Of America provides tips on shopping smart on Prime Day; NBC Radio News Correspondent Bill Zimpfer joins Jeff to discuss the ICE raids that happened...and didn't happen...this weekend.

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Jeff asks his listeners if only Iowans call a port-a-potty a "KYBO?" Iowans attempt to unravel the mystery, which is only further complicated when super producer Erick chimes in with a Minnesota term!

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Why is an Englishman riding RAGBRAI with a tuba? John Hodkin tells Jeff that it's for a good cause and gives him a sample of his musical skills in a hilarious interview.

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The new splash pad at Fox Creek Park in Waukee was recently closed due to "slip and fall" issues. Waukee Parks And Recreation Director Matt Jermier tells Jeff how the city plans to remedy the situation and when the splash pad might reopen.

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Des Moines City Councilman Chris Coleman will not seek re-election after completing 22 years on the council. What are the biggest changes that he's seen? What are the most important decisions that the Council has made? What are the biggest challenges facing this changing and growing city? Chris joins Jeff for a look into the future of Des Moines.

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Iowa State Fair CEO Gary Slater joins Jeff for a preview. Topics include: why the number of stages have been reduced; the new emphasis on daytime entertainment; which Grandstand shows are (or nearly are) sold out; big new infrastructure improvements on the fairgrounds; and how to save money on fair tickets and activities right now.

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Podcaster Scott Benjamin tells Jeff that his obsession with true crime has NOT been good for his health; Rachel Sutherland of Fox News Radio talks about the planned ICE raids this weekend...and whether ANYONE will actually be caught; Greg Edwards of Catch Des Moines previews a sunny and busy weekend; President Trump's latest comments on Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, the ICE raids, and the citizenship question as part of the census.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called on religious leaders to pressure President Trump into calling off this weekend's planned ICE raids. Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton is in Des Moines to speak to religious conservatives. Jeff asks him how people of faith SHOULD respond to deportations. PLUS: Des Moines Music Coalition board member Justin Schoen provides a preview of the 80/35 music festival; Healthcare expert Seth Denson contem... Read more

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Former Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski tells Jeff that he doesn't think Joe Biden will win Iowa AND talks about who he IS watching; Senator Joni Ernst on ethanol and prescription drug prices; John Hodkin is riding RAGBRAI with a tuba; Jordan Powers of the Des Moines Art Center invites you to celebrate the Sculpture Park.

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July 11, 2019 38 min

President Trump suggests deportation raids will commence on Sunday; Which spreads the worst germs: air dryer or paper towels?; An Ankeny summerfest preview; Words that only Iowans know how to pronounce.

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Dr Michelle Bengtsen on how to recognize when workplace burnout becomes a serious health concern; Tonya J Powers reports from the parade route for the women's World Cup champions; Political Reporter Allen Salkin on Trump's "Method To The Madness;" Robb Bailey reports on the All-Star Game from Cleveland.

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July 10, 2019 36 min

Iowa Secretary Of State Paul Pate on cybersecurity and the next election; Civil rights expert Hans van Spakovsky says the next census SHOULD ask if you are a citizen; US Rep Cindy Axne on her bill to jump-start rural entrepreneurship; Des Moines City Councilman Chris Coleman on his decision not to seek re-election after 22 years.

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Legal Expert Amos Warnach warns the government is using your driver's license to spy on you; Joe Biden battles for the "soul of the Democratic party;" NBC News Correspondent Bill Zimpfer on why President Trump is "ghosting" the UK ambassador; iHeartRadio's Robb Bailey provides an All-Game preview from Cleveland.

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July 9, 2019 34 min

Dr. Hania Alaidroos on whether allergies are getting worse; Healthy living expert Judy Gaman on whether coffee can burn calories; NBC News Radio Correspondent Michael Bower on the latest allegations (and denials) involving sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein; Political analyst David Grasso on the conservative takeover of the nation's courts.

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Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta to resign over the plea deal offered to sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein. Jeff asks NBC Radio News Reporter Michael Bower about connection AND they discuss what might be in the materials that the Feds recovered from Epstein's safe.

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July 8, 2019 34 min

Joe Biden takes on his own party in an Iowa interview; Mass deportations to begin soon...what do Americans think?; Author Mark Jackson on how his "death" in prison turned his life around; how women's soccer can achieve equal pay.

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Michael Bower of NBC News says the story of wealthy sex offender Jeffrey Epstein is bound to get more sordid; "Sports Princess" Kate Delaney discusses the future of women's soccer after the US Women's National Team claims a fourth World Cup; Drake University President Marty Martin describes big changes in Dogtown; Marketing expert Mark Graham on why Nike pulled the Betsy Ross shoes after Colin Kaepernick objected.

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