Need To Know with Jeff Angelo

Need To Know with Jeff Angelo

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October 20, 2020 34 min
Jeff Monosso reports that the Midwest derecho is now considered the most damaging thunderstorm in US history; Tests continue at the University Of Iowa on an experimental treatment utilized by President Trump; President Trump seeks a deal on a COVID-19 stimulus bill, but it may be the Republicans who stop him; the Presidential Debate Commission will mute candidates' microphones.
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The Trump Administration increases its COVID-19 stimulus offer in order to get a deal - listeners debate who will be blamed if the deal isn't made. Dr. Jason West reacts to President Trump's comments that Americans are sick of the Coronavirus; State Auditor Rob Sand says the Governor's office has misused pandemic relief funds; Rania Mankarious offers advice on detecting if your child is being cyber-bullied.
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There's talk that Congress will try to pass a COVID stimulus bill this week - Jared Halpern has an update. Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald discusses why auditors are seeing long lines of voters; Chris Connelly of the Iowa Events Center discusses the return of live events; a listener asks about the Constitutional question on the Iowa ballot; listeners react to a demand by former Hawkeyes that Coach Ferentz be fired; Jeff wa...
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Former Hawkeyes football players demand cash and the firing of Coach Kirk Ferentz over racial discrimination; Secretary Of State Paul Pate updates Jeff on measures to ensure that every vote counts this fall; Eric Peterson discusses how your finances will be impacted by the upcoming election.
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Jeff revisits the viral moments of the Biden/Trump town halls; Lee Habeeb of Our American Stories revisits the tragic death of Breonna Taylor; Greg Edwards of Catch Des Moines discusses how Des Moines landed another visit by the NCAA Basketball Tournament as well as previews this weekend's events; Legal policy analyst Amy Swearer discusses how Judge Amy Coney Barrett would shift the views of the Supreme Court on the Second Amen...
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Jeff says one town hall felt like a town hall and one felt like a debate. Listeners respond. Laine Mendenhall-Buck of the West Des Moines Community School District discusses how the district is using the challenges of 2020 to learn how to eliminate or reduce snow days; Online sales specialist Zach Denney offers tips on shopping for that hot Christmas gift online.
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The Hunter Biden/Ukraine story...and the reaction of Facebook and Twitter to it...brings "the swamp" narrative back; listeners discuss whether their lives are better or worse under President Trump; Michael Bower previews the dueling town halls; Bill Zimpfer recaps a morning of procedural shenanigans during the Amy Coney Barrett hearing.
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October 15, 2020 33 min
After President Trump's rally in Des Moines, Jeff points out the way that this campaign mirrors 2016; listeners weigh in on whether they are better or worse economically under the Trump administration; the return of "the swamp;" Iowa Secretary Of Ag Mike Naig provides a harvest update and discusses how the derecho has impacted it.
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The Presidential candidates schedule dueling town halls, and listeners weigh in on what questions they'd like to hear; Iowa attorney Alan Ostergren discusses Judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination hearing and the implications of a conservative Supreme Court; President Trump returns to Iowa for a rally and a former member of his successful campaign, Rick Gates, tells Jeff what he needs to do to win.
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October 14, 2020 32 min
President Donald Trump returns to Iowa and Jeff wonders if they are any voters left to convince; Mark Chenoweth, who has prepared nominees for confirmation hearings, comments on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's time before the Senate Judiciary Committee; with the Presidential candidates set to be part of dueling town halls, listeners provide the questions they'd like to hear; Cyber Security Analyst Kevin Campbell offers advice on ...
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The World Health Organization backtracks on lockdowns as a Michigan court rules against extending Coronavirus restrictions; Meg Schneider of the Greater Des Moines Partnership spotlights a new program to assist small businesses and promotes shopping local to help struggling businesses; Jeff spots "mansplaining" during the Amy Coney Barrett hearing; Jen Fletcher of Des Moines Parks And Recreation provides an update on a new ...
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Jeff says the Trump campaign is signaling that the election will come down to how Seniors vote; Reporter Jeff Monosso updates listeners on the ongoing controversies over how the votes will be counted; listeners check in with Jeff on how they think the Biden/Trump race is going in Iowa; Senator Joni Ernst responds to attacks on Amy Coney Barrett; Trial attorney Quentin Brogdon analyses the opening questions posed to Judge Barrett.
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Tim Hall of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources joins Jeff to provide an update on drought conditions and listeners describe what they are seeing in their areas; Reporter Bill Zimpfer discusses the battle of the partisan opening statements as the confirmation hearing for Judge Amy Coney Barrett begins; Hannah Inman of the Great Outdoors Foundation lists great fall spots to enjoy while also providing an update on the water trai...
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October 12, 2020 34 min
President Trump will hold a rally in Iowa while Joe Biden continues to limit live events. Jeff asks digital political strategy Ryan Cassin if the Biden approach is what we can expect in the future in this digital age. PLUS: Nathan Burrow of wirecutter.com provides tips on taking advantage of the deals offered on Amazon Prime Day as well as at competing retailers; Legal expert Any Truesevich analyzes the opening statements in the...
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Reporter Tonya J Powers reports on President Trump's push for emergency authorizations for COVID-19 treatments; Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald discusses the huge early voting numbers in Iowa and answers your questions; Greg Edwards previews events over a beautiful weekend; Financial expert Jared Dillian discusses how the next election will impact your money.
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October 9, 2020 33 min
Governor Kim Reynolds discusses a top issue among "Need To Know" listeners: nursing home visitation during the pandemic. She also answers questions about the state's fiscal health, testing, in-classroom learning, a mask mandate and more. Senator Joni Ernst then joins Jeff to announce important news regarding biofuels and preview the upcoming Amy Coney Barrett hearing. Des Moines artist Margo Nahas shares memories of...
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October 8, 2020 35 min
After infamous undecided voter Ken Bone reappears, Jeff reveals a little-discussed factor that may decide the Presidential race; Matt Everson of the Iowa chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business fears massive layoffs are looming; Reporter Michael Bower says people are celebrating the return of boring debates; a listener says President Trump's refusal to debate Joe Biden helps Biden; What the COVID crisis in Wi...
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Jeff analyses the impact of President Trump's announcement that he won't debate Joe Biden virtually and comments on the strange media reaction to the Pence/Harris debate; Republican activist George Seay and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) react to the debate along with the listeners. Another listener shares her puzzlement over her husband's treatment after he is diagnosed with COVID-19 and Jeff responds to calls for a m...
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Jeff has an idea as to how President Trump could win on the COVID-19 issue; Tricia Benn explains why the pandemic is forcing an alarming number of women out of the workforce; Reporter Michael Bower says tonight's Vice-Presidential debate will be extremely consequential; Professor Craig Wright reveals the habits of genius.
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Jeff and listeners mourn the loss of Eddie Van Halen and share great memories; Jeff analyses President Trump's latest statements about a potential COVID aid bill; Evan McMullin defends the electoral college; Attorney Wendy Patrick says tattoos can STILL get you fired; Joe Murphy of the Iowa Business Council says Iowa businesses have become optimistic about the remainder of 2020.
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