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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 23, 2012

Posted: Monday, April 23rd, 2012 at 10:59 am

Mid-Prairie and Keota Superintendent Mark Schneider talks about the recent talks in the Iowa legislature of Early School Start Laws.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 20, 2012

Posted: Friday, April 20th, 2012 at 10:58 am

Larry Sigel from Iowa School Finance Information Services talks about the presentations he recently gave in both the Keota and WACO School Districts.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 19, 2012

Posted: Thursday, April 19th, 2012 at 10:59 am

Dal Grooms with the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association talks about Pink Slime.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 18, 2012

Posted: Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 at 10:59 am

ISU Extension Beef Production Expert Denise Schwab talks about Pink Slime.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 17, 2012

Posted: Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 10:58 am

Mark Jackson, President-Elect of the Iowa Soybean Association talks about his recent trade visit to China.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 16, 2012

Posted: Monday, April 16th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Senator Sandy Greiner talks about the end of this year’s legislative session.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 13, 2012

Posted: Friday, April 13th, 2012 at 10:59 am

Iowa County Dispatcher Pam Johnson continues to talk about what she did to help a father from Keokuk County deliver his son along the side of a road.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 11, 2012

Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Pam Johnson, Iowa County Dispatcher talks about helping a father from Keokuk County help welcome his son into the world.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 10, 2012

Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Today, we finish our conversation with Michael Powers and Sandy Lovetinsky from the Washington County Safety Center about National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 9, 2012

Posted: Monday, April 9th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Today, you will hear the first part of a conversation with Michael Powers and Sandy Lovetinsky from the Washington County Safety Center about National Public Safety Telecommunications Week.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 6, 2012

Posted: Friday, April 6th, 2012 at 10:59 am

Mid-Prairie and Keota Superintendent Mark Schneider talks about what they did in those school districts during the state wide tornado drill on Wednesday as we wrap up Severe Weather Awareness Week.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 5, 2012

Posted: Thursday, April 5th, 2012 at 11:00 am

Washington and Keokuk County Emergency Management Coordinator Larry Smith talks about the importance of having a weather radio and a proper shelter during severe weather.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa – April 4, 2012

Posted: Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 11:00 am

John Haase from the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities visited KCII and talks about last year’s Derecho event and flash flooding as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa for April 3, 2012

Posted: Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 11:00 am

Cara Sorrels from the Washington County Safety Center explains how they will take part in the statewide tornado drill happening tomorrow morning at 10:00 am.

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In Touch With Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, April 2nd, 2012 at 11:03 am

KCII’s General Manager Joe Nichols and Program Director Zach Ulin talk about what happens here when there is severe weather in Washington County and the KCII listening area.

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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.