Need To Know with Jeff Angelo

Need To Know with Jeff Angelo

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

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May 10, 2021 37 min
Jeff talks with Patrick Dehaan of Gasbuddy.com about how this weekend's cyber attack on a major pipeline will impact Iowa gas prices; Cyber Security Analyst Kevin Campbell discusses that attack and the next potential target: schools; Michael Bower has an update on the latest supply chain concerns; Mighty John The Record Guy lists ten records worth $100 or more.
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After talking with parents, Jeff says a school board rebellion is coming over the curriculum being introduced in Iowa schools; PLUS: James Golden, AKA Bo Snerdley, discusses the legacy of Rush Limbaugh; Rory O'Neill provides an update on the cyber attack on a major pipeline over the weekend and listeners discuss gas prices in Iowa; Eric Peterson answers questions about how IRAs are different then other retirement options.
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May 10, 2021 6 min
When Iowans met Rush Limbaugh on his "Rush To Excellence" tour, they were surprised to meet someone very different from the person they enjoyed on-the-air. James Golden, AKA "Bo Snerdley" talks with Jeff about the REAL Rush in advance of the release of his new podcast, "Rush Limbaugh: The Man Behind The Golden EIB Microphone."
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The Iowa Legislature is embroiled in a dispute over how to cut property taxes. After Jeff solicits ideas from listeners on our property tax system, a caller suggests that property taxes be assessed against churches. That triggers a number of different responses and ideas from Iowans. Click to hear them.
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Jeff asks listeners for suggestions on how to lower property taxes - and some listeners have some, shall we say, provocative ideas. Mainly, that churches and farmers should pay more taxes. PLUS: Michael Bower on the tons of space junk hurling to Earth this weekend, a Dr. Fauci "moment of doom," Greg Edwards previews weekend events, and Jeff offers an emotional tribute to his mom.
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With the Iowa Legislature at an impasse over a property plan, Jeff asks listeners for ideas on how to REALLY fix our property tax system over the long-term. PLUS: Rory O'Neill on why some states are bringing back firing squads.
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Responding to a controversy over limited attendance at Drake University for the Iowa High School Track & Field Championships, Jeff says leaders are letting fear, not science guide decisions. Listeners (including some track parents) respond; Representative Cindy Axne discusses the impact of the proposed infrastructure bill on Iowa and talks about addressing the border crisis; Michael Bower details a spike in housing prices and...
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Governor Kim Reynolds cancels a scheduled interview with Jeff because she's calling legislators to her office to try to negotiate on tax cuts. Jeff has been part of these closed door meetings and relates his experience. PLUS: Iowans talk about what they want to see from the legislature at this late date; Former Congressman Bob Barr (an Iowa native) weighs in on President Trump's potential 2024 candidacy; Jeff asks Republ...
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Former Congressman Bob Barr (an Iowa native) joins Jeff to discuss President Trump's potential 2024 run and then Jeff asks Iowa Republicans: are you ONLY willing to support President Trump for 2024 or are you willing to consider other candidates? He got a wide variety of responses!
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Iowa is among the states rebounded strongly from the pandemic; Iowa Secretary Of Agriculture Mike Naig reports on a successful planting season and discusses a shortage of meat locker space and employees; infectious disease specialist retired Colonel Michael Lewis examines a new study that says social distancing is largely irrelevant; Lori Lourens previews Pella Tulip Time.
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Jeff reacts to false information about migrant children arriving locally posted on social media; reporter Jon Decker discusses his trip with Vice-President Kamala Harris to Milwaukee; Angela Connolly, chair of the Polk County Supervisors, previews the upcoming grand opening of the Lauridsen Skatepark and the upcoming Dew Tour; New Yorker writer Nick Schmidle discusses the future of space tourism.
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A caller tells Jeff that one of the issues leading to employee shortages across Iowa is that we're paying people good money NOT to work; Dr. George Weiner of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa discusses amazing advances in the fight against cancer and what's promising about the future; Reporting from Florida, Eben Brown comments on an increase in UFO sightings in the state; Rory O'Neill tel...
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Economists says Iowa's economic recovery from the pandemic is strong - Jeff checks in with listeners as to what they are seeing. Randy Wehofer of the Iowa Cubs joins Jeff on opening day of the I-Cubs season to discuss big changes at the ballpark; Karen Harned of the Iowa chapter of NFIB says a federal prohibition against tax cuts has chilling implications for federalism; Dave Levinthal, senior correspondent of Insider, talks ab...
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Iowans love to travel to Florida and now may have another reason to go: to see a UFO. Eben Brown, who reports for Fox Radio News from Florida, tells Jeff that, despite the increase, he's skeptical that aliens are visiting the Sunshine State and says people should fear another lifeform: smart raccoons. Listen to their fun conversation then weigh in: do YOU believe aliens are visiting the Earth?
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Listeners update Jeff on shortages and price spikes across Iowa; James Carville warns Democrats that "wokism" will lead to disaster in 2022; Iowa Auditor Rob Sand explains why he needed to go to the Supreme Court to do his job; Joel Patterson has tips on how to ask for a raise.
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After encountering big crowds this weekend, Jeff hears from listeners who are busy getting "back to normal" and getting their party on; Jeff explores how politics damaged our pandemic fight AND explains why the final week of the Iowa Legislature may involve "meat locker" legislation; Kimberly Gleason and Iowa Senator Jake Chapman join Jeff to talk about Kimberly's one-crusade to change sexual abuse laws in the s...
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May 3, 2021 5 min
It's a hot job market right now in Iowa - is it time for you to ask for a raise? Jeff talks with Joel Patterson about how to do just that.
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Iowa legislators have talked for years about removing the statute of limitations for when criminal charges can be brought over the sexual abuse of a child. One victim's dogged persistence got the law changed this year. Kimberly Gleason joins Jeff to share her story. Also joining Jeff: Senator Jake Chapman, who passed the language targeting pedophiles after Kimberly's story inspired others to share THEIR stories.
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Jeff discusses why Iowa is returning over 95 million dollars in federal money; Eben Brown reports that cruise lines could be operating again in mid-July; Governor Kim Reynolds comments on a potential vaccine passport ban on national television; Greg Edwards previews the upcoming Dew Tour stop in Des Moines as well as weekend events; Michelle Pollino looks at the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe releases.
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As the Iowa Legislature goes into overtime, Governor Reynolds discusses "anti-riot" legislation on national television; Senate Democratic Leader Zach Wahls and Senate Republican Leader Jack Whitver offer contrasting visions for the next week of the legislative session; Kelly Foss previews the return of the Downtown Des Moines Farmers Market.
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