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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 30th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Mid-Prairie Transportation Director Steve Hollan and Washington School District Transportation Director Woody Harden talk about background checks for bus drivers.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 29th, 2012 at 11:00 am

If you’ve been outside and seen the gnats, and even mosquitoes, then you know we have more insects in the area than usual for this time of the year. But the cause isn’t just the early spring. Hear about how winter, even though most people don’t like it, has benefits for the spring, including keeping bugs in check.

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Tomorrow we’ll be talking with the Transportation Directors at Mid-Prairie and Washington School Districts about the new bill that would require schools to background check bus drivers.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

You’re probably spending some time outdoors enjoying the warm weather. If you have you’ve no doubt noticed the bugs flying and crawling around. It early for the insects to be out in such high numbers, but why? Today we talk with Steve Anderson with the Conservation Board, about ticks, and how to avoid them.

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Tomorrow we’ll take a look at why the bugs are out so early. Hint: It’s not just because we have an early spring.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 26th, 2012 at 11:00 am

If you like to fish then you should be worrying about the Asian Carp. Not for fear of getting hit by a flying fish, but the Asian Carp strangles other sport fish. But mother nature may be coming to the rescue. The breeding habits of the Asian Carp could make them lazy, and eventually lead to lower populations.

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Tomorrow we’ll be talking with Superintendent Mark Schneider about exit exams for high school students.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 9:44 am

Asian Carp are in Iowa. You’ve probably seen the video of fish jumping out of the water, sometimes into boats, sometimes hitting people. But other than being a danger to boaters and skiers, the fish hurt populations of sport fish. Chad Dolan, Fisheries Biologist at Lake Darling State Park, tells us about the carp and how they disrupt the food chain.

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Tune in Monday, we’ll hear more from Chad, this time about the breeding habits of the Asian Carp, and how it could be their own undoing.

In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 at 11:00 am

Listen to the second part of the conversation with Bobbi Wulf, Washington County’s Central Point of Coordination, about Mental Health reforms.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 at 11:00 am

Bobbi Wulf, Washington County’s Central Point of Coordination explains Mental Health Reforms passed in the Iowa Senate in Part 1 of this series.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa for March 20, 2012

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 11:00 am

In today’s program, you will hear about the gas tax that was discussed during last Saturday’s Legislative Briefing.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 19th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Listen to the rest of the conversation KCII’s Brad Gaspelin recently had with Senator Chuck Grassley.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 16th, 2012 at 11:24 am

KCII’s Brad Gaspelin talks with Senator Chuck Grassley in the first of a two part interview.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa Topic: Home Sales

Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 11:08 am

Listen to today’s program where Brad Gaspelin talks with Charla Howard about how home sales have been up this winter.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa: Representative Jarad Klein and Washington County Attorney Larry Brock Discuss the “Stand Your Ground” Bill

Posted: Monday, March 12th, 2012 at 11:25 am

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