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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.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 20th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by John Heisdorffer to discuss his visit to Washington D.C. and his experience at the Commodity Classic. Heisdorffer is farms in Keokuk County and is a member of the American Soybean Association Board of Directors.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by Washington County naturalist Pam Holz to discuss the STEM Wonders series she’s holding at the Marr Park Conservation Education Center.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss Mid-Prairie’s upcoming bond issue with the district’s business manager, Jeff Swartzentruber.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss what fishing was like prior to the Lake Darling restoration project with Chad Dolan, Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist stationed at Lake Darling.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 16th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss what fishing will be like at Lake Darling this year and next year with Chad Dolan, Iowa Department of Natural Resources fisheries biologist stationed at Lake Darling.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at 12:00 pm

In this special Saturday edition of In Touch with Southeast Iowa, we talk to Jim Weider, guitarist for The Band between 1985 and 1999. His new band, The Weight, features artists that were members of or worked with The Band. The five-piece ensemble is performing at the Englert Theatre in Iowa City this evening.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we continue our conversation with Anne Skaden, Kalona Library director, dealing with their digital resources.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we’re joined by president of the Olds Lions Club, Fred Roth, to discuss what they do, how to get involved. We will also talk about an event they’re hosting tonight with a member of the Iowa Hawkeye Athletic Department.

In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Monday, March 9th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we discuss the English River Watershed Management Authority with Ryan Schlabaugh, chair of the organization and city administrator in Kalona.

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In Touch with Southeast Iowa

Posted: Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

For today’s program, we get an update the replacement of the Skunk River Bridge on Highway 1 with Jason Huddle, field services coordinator with the Iowa Department of Transportation.