Need To Know with Jeff Angelo

Need To Know with Jeff Angelo

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August 12, 2020 33 min
Reporter Bill Zimpfer discusses the reaction to word from Vladimir Putin that Russia has developed a COVID-19 vaccine; Michael Bower analyses how the "blue shift" may delay Presidential vote results; Jeff discusses whether Kamala Harris will help Joe B...
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Iowa Secretary Of Agriculture Mike Naig joins Jeff as he begins to assess the derecho damage to Iowa farms; Geoff Greenwood of MidAmerican Energy updates Jeff on efforts to restore power to Iowans; Doug Wagner of Newsradio WMT in Cedar Rapids has an up...
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Kathryn Kunert of MidAmerican Energy joins Jeff to detail how the Monday "Iowa hurricane" is unprecedented in company history and how the company is restoring power to customers; Nicole Wilson reports from Chicago on a night of rampant looting followin...
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August 11, 2020 35 min
Megan Salois of the Channel 13 First Alert Storm Team describes the conditions that caused the derecho which caused so much damage across Iowa; listeners describe the damage in their neighborhoods while Des Moines Public Works Director Jonathan Gano d...
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How President Trump's executive orders impact YOUR paycheck; Mighty John The Record Guy is back with records that will put some significant cash in your pocket; Barney Scott Mann discusses how to get the most out of your daily walk
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A K-12 school district in Iowa reports a positive COVID-19 test; there may be no college football this fall; Nurse Amy Anderson says all Coronavirus infections are NOT the same; the implications of President Trump's executive orders on YOUR paycheck; E...
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As Congress negotiates another COVID-19 relief package, Michael Bower reports on President Trump's ability to act on his own; Jeff Monosso reports that efforts to disband the police in Minneapolis have hit a major roadblock; Greg Edwards of Catch Des M...
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It was hoped that Congress could agree on another COVID-19 relief bill by the end of this week - Rachel Sutherland has an update. Dr. Brooke Goldner discusses the long-term effects of getting COVID-19 and takes listener questions; Attorney Brenna Bird...
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Iconic filmmaker John Waters joins Jeff to discuss his new book, "Mr. Know It All." He talks to Jeff about how to "fail upward," how to develop musical taste, his friendship with Johnny Depp, and why you should be buried in nice clothes.
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Rick Steves talks to Jeff about his new book, "For The Love Of Europe" and also discusses how a guy who loves travel is handling the pandemic, what post-COVID travel will involve, and how Europe is trying to weather the loss of tourists.
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August 6, 2020 33 min
Jeff responds to some listeners who think his education conversations have been insensitive toward teachers; Iconic filmmaker John Waters advises Jeff on how to "fail upwards;" Jeff says Vice-President Mike Pence revealed a key issue in the upcoming el...
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August 6, 2020 34 min
We hear the phrase "local control" frequently, but Jeff asks: who REALLY runs your local school? Listeners respond. A national columnist comments on Donald Trump Jr's interview with Jeff; the Des Moines city council faces the mob again; Dr. Carole Lie...
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Reporter Michael Bower tells Jeff there's a LOT of disagreement over what a new COVID-19 relief bill should contain; Jeff asks why Iowa, Texas, and California aren't getting any credit for their management of the Coronavirus outbreak; Jeff asks Senato...
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Jeff says the debate over return to the classroom in Iowa isn't about kids; listeners weigh in as some schools chose to defy the law; Jeff says mob rule has come to Iowa and only an election will stop it; Jeff asks attorney Wendy Patrick if a bar can l...
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Jeff broadcasts live from the Iowa State Fair during a unique celebration of National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day; he discusses the impact of the cancellation of the Field Of Dreams game and updates listeners on why Iowans are getting mysterious packets ...
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Jeff asks Donald Trump Jr. to make his case for his father's reelection plus discusses with him whether Joe BIden will actually debate President Trump. Jeff broadcasts live from the Iowa State Fairgrounds during a special celebration of National Choco...
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Jeff discusses the attacks being made on members of the media who report positive news in the fight against COVID-19; Jeff asks pharmaceutical Expert Dr. Dean Fanelli if it is realistic to expect a Coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year AND if it w...
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August 3, 2020 34 min
Jeff explains what got him accused of lying on social media over the weekend; Dr. Theresa Brennan, chief medical officer, University Of Iowa Hospital & Clinics, discusses how hospitals are easing the COVID fears of patients but admits she worries about...
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Jessica Dunker of the Iowa Restaurant Association joins Jeff to discuss new penalties for restaurants who don't follow social distancing guidelines; Conservative Jordan Blashek discusses his road trip to find out if Republicans and Democrats can really...
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Jeff discusses the controversy over whether Iowa kids and teachers should physically return to the classroom. Listeners...and Governor Kim Reynolds...join the conversation. Governor Reynolds ALSO addresses the call for a statewide mandatory mask mand...
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