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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined Phil Forbes, owner of Marilyn Farms and supply chain director for Farmers Creamery, and Sara Rissi, marketing manager for Farmers Creamery brand Kalona SuperNatural, to discuss a Kickstarter campaign they’ve started that aims to increase their production of organic milk.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with author, filmmaker and songwriter Bill Jamerson, who is presenting his program “Dollar-a-Day Boys,” a musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps, at the at the Oakland Mills Nature Center and Washington Library today.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by author, filmmaker and songwriter Bill Jamerson, who will be presenting “Dollar-a-Day Boys,” a musical tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps, at the at the Oakland Mills Nature Center and the libraries in Kalona and Washington.  

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, the second half of our conversation with Ed Malloy, mayor of Fairfield, regarding his city’s certification as a Blue Zone Community.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, April 13th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss Wellman’s community garden with one of its organizers, Beth Shetler.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, April 10th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with creator of the blog Forgotten Iowa, Cody Weber, a Fairfield resident, about his project.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Cody Weber, photographer and creator of the Forgotten Iowa project. Weber is traveling to and taking pictures of Iowa’s 947 towns. He’s starting in Southeast Iowa and has taken pictures of several communities in Washington, Louisa and Henry counties.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss Richmond’s 175th birthday and plans for a summer celebration with Richmond resident Tom Duwa.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with Jim Walters, director of the Johnson County Songbird Project, dealing with purple martin colonies and how to establish one.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Jim Walters, director of the Johnson County Songbird Project, to discuss  purple martin colonies and things to keep in mind when trying to establish one at your home.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss an opportunity for local artists to exhibit their work with Margaret Schwind, coordinator for the Iowa Artists’ Region 12 Show coming up on Saturday at the Art Center of Burlington.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by state Senator Rich Taylor to discuss legislation that would keep the Mount Pleasant and Clarinda Mental Health Institutes open until a transition plan is developed. The bill is being considered by the Iowa House Appropriations Committee today.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by musician Nella Thomas, a Mount Pleasant graduate, to discuss her new single, the meaning behind it, and her songwriting process.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with Tom Basten, southeast Iowa parks supervisor for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. In this segment, we discuss his experience with the state park system and how the project at Lake Darling State Park compares to others he’s been involved with.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we begin a conversation focused on recreation at Lake Darling State Park with Tom Basten, southeast Iowa parks supervisor for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by director of the Kalona Historical Village, Nancy Roth, to discuss the buildings and museums the village holds, its history, and opportunities for residents to showcase their collections.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 26th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Kelly Rundle to discuss the award winning documentaries he and his wife, Tammy, produced that focus on the Ioway, the Native Americans that inhabited what’s now known as Iowa prior to European settlement.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Jenny Thrapp, director of the Kalona Chamber of Commerce, to discuss a project they’re working on with the city meant to attract visitors to the town’s businesses.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program,  the second half of our series focused on the pipeline a subsidiary of Texas corporation Energy Transfer Partners plans to build that would bring oil from North Dakota to Illinois. The pipeline’s proposed route cuts through Iowa, including portions of Iowa House District 78. In part two, we’re joined by Jarad Klein, State Representative for House District 78, to go over the potential benefits and the way the company plans to aquire land for the pipeline.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we begin a two part series focused on the pipeline a subsidiary of Texas corporation Energy Transfer Partners plans to build that would bring oil from North Dakota to Illinois. The pipeline’s proposed route cuts through Iowa and many counties in the southeast region. In part one, we’re joined by an individual who opposes the construction of the pipeline, former Democratic state representative Ed Fallon. Tomorrow, we’ll talk to current representative for Iowa House District 78, Republican Jarad Klein, about the benefits of the pipeline.