Need To Know with Jeff Angelo

Need To Know with Jeff Angelo

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September 18, 2020 38 min
Cybersecurity analyst Theresa Payton discusses the news that the Commerce Department will prohibit Americans from downloading TikTok beginning Sunday; Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller discusses whether he anticipates problems in the upcoming election; Greg Edwards of Catch Des Moines details efforts lure the NCAA to Des Moines this winter plus upcoming events; Erich Mische of Spare Key joins Jeff as he floats down the Mississippi t...
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Ambassador Terry Branstad tells CNN that the Chinese government misled the United States about COVID-19; Waukee "delays" a mask mandate; Conservatives agitate for an effort next week to toss Nancy Pelosi from the Speakership; how the office will operate AFTER Coronavirus; Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame member John Oates discusses his new album.
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President Trump wants a second stimulus payment but Senator Chuck Grassley is pessimistic; Jeff discusses the timeline for public release of a vaccine and the politics of COVID; as the Governor reopens bars, Jeff believes the window for further shutdowns is closing.
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Jeff discusses whether President Trump's involvement helped or hindered the return of the Big Ten; Tech Expert Ted Clouser analyses why tech companies can't improve their security; Attorney Alan Ostergren discusses the lawsuit against the mask mandate in Waukee; Former Congressman Jim Renacci talks about the big climate change bill set to be approved by the US House.
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Reviewing a number of political decisions around Iowa regarding COVID, Jeff says the phrase, "believe in science" is starting to ring hollow; Dean Burtch of Allied Travel reveals what Iowans are saying to him about future travel while Steve the Flight Attendant checks in with what he's seeing locally; Dr. Sheldon Jacobson answer questions about how college campuses are dealing with the pandemic; Jeff talks snow in Iowa ...
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After the Big Ten announces that football will resume, Jeff wonders why the season was postponed, Emery calls the leaders of the Big Ten, "clowns," while Erick urges caution. Listeners respond. PLUS: Christopher Scalia discusses the conservative leadership of his father, Justice Antonin Scalia, Dr. Stacey Pawlak of the University Of Iowa calls the rise of anxiety and depression among Iowans, "frightening;" A stude...
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September 15, 2020 39 min
A group of parents expose the pitfalls of online-only classes; Jeff discusses the column written by Ambassador Terry Branstad that was censored by the Chinese government; another judge rules against Coronavirus restrictions; Travel Expert Christopher Elliott warns that travel fees are making a comeback; author Kyle Mills, who wrote about the possibility of a global pandemic last year, releases a new book about an attack on our elec...
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September 15, 2020 38 min
Jeff discusses a call by lawmakers for the CDC to issue Halloween guidelines and asks listeners if their towns should have a Beggar's Night; Workplace Culture Expert Joel Patterson details how social distancing is actually creating toxic workplaces; Political consultant Sandra Solin analyzes the politics behind the delay in passing another pandemic relief bill; Assistant City Manager Pam Cooksey discusses the city takeover of ...
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Jeff points to the signs that Ambassador Terry Branstad's return to Iowa indicates a deteriorating relationship with China; Former police chief Catherine Smit-Torrez discusses the ambush of two deputies in Los Angeles County; Tim Hall of the Iowa Department Of Natural Resources details the impact of last week's rain on drought-stricken areas; Olivia Perez-Cubas of Winning For Women analyzes the battle for the votes of subur...
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September 14, 2020 38 min
Ambassador Terry Branstad will return to Iowa following controversy over the censorship of an opinion column written by the former Governor; Attorney Jacqueline Newman discusses the spike in divorces during the pandemic; Kevin Hall of the Iowa Secretary Of State's office discusses preparations for a record number of absentee ballots; Grinnell College considers whether "Pioneers" is an offensive nickname; Financial advis...
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September 11, 2020 35 min
Michael Bower joins Jeff to discuss the 9/11 ceremonies, the fight to have them continue during the pandemic, and to share a memory from that day; Des Moines Public Works Director Jonathan Gano reports that the city is nearly finished with derecho clean-up; Kansas City Chiefs fans boo opening game ceremonies; Greg Edwards previews weekend activities while Jeff provides Netflix recommendations; Hans van Spakovsky details efforts aro...
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September 11, 2020 34 min
As Story County considers a mask mandate, Jeff points to evidence that mandates don't increase mask usage; the Des Moines school district is the only district out of compliance with Return-To-Learn rules; Matt Bocchi talks about the loss of his father in the 9/11 attacks and why he obsessed over finding out whether he jumped from the building; Virginia Buckingham, former director of Boston Logan's Airport, discusses dealing...
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Jeff wonders if the non-stop media controversies involving Trump will actually hurt Joe Biden; Dr. Dean Fanelli discusses the latest setback in developing a COVID-19 vaccine and how it affects the timeline; listeners react to President Trump's comments that he "underplayed" the seriousness of the Coronavirus in order to avoid panic; Home Depot changes its Black Friday approach due to the pandemic; Iowa schools develop t...
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President Trump tells Bob Woodward he "underplayed" the seriousness of COVID-19 to avoid panic. Jeff asks if that was the right call or if should have been frank with Americans earlier. Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan and listeners respond. PLUS: Bill Zimpfer reports a setback in the development of the Coronavirus vaccine.
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September 9, 2020 36 min
Jeff warns Trump supporters that they are being prepared for an election that will continue until Joe Biden wins; Author Reid Forgrave tells the heartbreaking story of an Iowa football player whose death is inspiring breakthroughs in preventing head injuries; Andrea Woodard of the Greater Des Moines Partnership previews opportunities to communicate with Iowa legislators and candidates virtually; law professor Dr. John Yoo analyses ...
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As two judges tell Iowa schools involved in suing the state that their online classes might not count as school days, Jeff asks listeners if the local school should have the sole power to tell parents that kids can't come back to the classroom. PLUS: Senator Joni Ernst reveals what Iowans are talking about on the campaign trail and listeners discuss their top issue for the upcoming election.
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September 8, 2020 37 min
Captain Ramah Husidic of the Iowa National Guard joins Jeff during a send-off ceremony for Guard troops deploying to Kosovo and they pay tribute to the heroism of the Guard during a busy 2020; Eric Peterson discusses how the next election may impact YOUR finances; as the debate rages over kids returning to classrooms, Jeff says the words no politician will utter: herd immunity; Colleen Murphy previees the upcoming World Food And Mu...
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Listeners discuss whether Iowa schools beginning the year online should be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities; listeners around Iowa provide rainfall totals; Jeff reads a statement by a respected Iowa doctor about COVID that dares say what politicians won't.
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Simon Conway sits in for Jeff and starts the hour off talking about what he'll do this weekend and asking callers to let us know what they've got planned. Simon also breaks down how the claims that President Trump disrespected military members, particularly those killed in comabt, is from anonymous sources. Then author Dr. Lea Lis comes in to talk about her new book "No Shame: Real Talk With Your Kids About Sex, Self-...
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Simon Conway fills in for Jeff Angelo and starts the show off talking about observant people noticing that Joe Biden has marks on his hand and there is speculation they may be IV marks. Then a Biden supporter Porsche Bennett gave away the game last night as while speaking she mentions that she was supposed to read off the script but she just can't. Then Dr. Dyan Hes the founder of Gramercy Pediatrics talks about the flue shot...
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