Category: Radio

Out Of The Frying Pan…

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So I got a request from Steve Deace to appear on The Deace Group round table on Friday (February 19) as Ted Sporer’s stand-in.  I was a bit surprised since I’ve never actually been introduced to Steve face-to-face (we are friends on FaceBook, but then again other FB friends Bill Northey, who I’ve actually spoken with at length and who attends the same church I do, and all three Republican gubernatorial candidates whom I have at least shaken hands with) but I have exchanged messages and even called into his show recently (he actually said “Art’s right”… got it on a podcast).

But, I am honored and look forward to …

TCR Report Preview For February 9: Jonathan Narcisse

Jonathan NarcisseSince we tried to have a show with Jonathan Narcisse a couple of weeks ago and had a “technology fail”, the former Des Moines School Board member and possible candidate for Governor of Iowa will join us again!  We will spend two hours talking about his campaign and his vision for Iowa.

This will also be the last episode of The Conservative Reader Report, at least for now.  I need to rework my priorities, and as much as I truly enjoy doing this show, I’m just doing too much.  But fear not, the blogs will benefit as I have more time to focus on writing.

Tina Johnson will be taking the 3-4 slot and Jeff Bratz, whose show follows mine, will be adding an …

Art’s On The Reasonable Republican-Preview For February 5: Mark Rees and Dave Deyoe

MicrophoneOn The Reasonable Republican today, Art Smith will be sitting in again while Dr. Pat Bertroche suns himself somewhere.  On the show today (form 2:00 to 4:00 PM Central):

Mark Rees, candidate for 3rd District US House Republican Nomination.  We’ll talk about his position on the big issues of the day, and how he plans to make a different in Washington.

In the second hour, Representative Dave Deyoe, a member of the Iowa House will be in the studio to talk about the budget and the reincarnation of the Fair Share bill.

Call in at 888-327-1007 or 515-327-1007, or jump into the online chat.  We want to hear from you!…

TCR Report Preview For February 2: George Eichhorn and Bruce Stone

This week’s Conservative Reader Report will feature an interview with George Eichhorn, who is an Iowa House member and candidate for Iowa Secretary of State.  We’ll talk with George about both the goings on at the State house, and what he plans to do as Secretary of State.

MicrophoneIn the second hour, Liberal Edge host Bruce Stone will join us for a discussion about the Iowa Republican Platform.  Bruce wants to challenge us on some of the planks from 2008.  Better put a helmet on, eh?  Plus we’ll have the news on issues you care about most, along with the Smart and Dumb politicians of the week!

We want your phone calls (515-327-1007 or 888-327-1007) and comments in the Chat Room, so join us at …

TCR Report Preview For January 26: Jonathan Narcisse

TCR Report PromoIndependent gubernatorial hopeful Jonathan Narcisse will be joining us in the studio today to talk about his campaign and all the things he thinks he can do to help Iowa.  Kevin Hall, The Des Moines Conservative Examiner, will also be in the studio helping me pepper Jonathan with questions.  You can also ask questions of Jonathan, by calling in at 515-327-1007 or 888-327-1007.  Two full hours with the former Des Moins School Board member!

As usual, we will also be talking about the political news of interest to you today, a preview of the State of the Union address planned for Wednesday night, along with the smart and dumb politicians of the week, only on The Conservative Reader Report on Des Moines Local Live

TCR Report Preview For January 19

TCR Report PromoThis week on The Conservative Reader Report, we will have Shane Vander Hart from Serve Our Youth as our guest during the first hour to talk about mentoring opportunities and an update on how the new programs at Server Our Youth are progressing.

During the second hour, Craig Robinson of the The Iowa Republican and Kim Lehman, one Iowa’s representatives to the Republican National Committee and President of Iowa Right To Life.  Our topic will be the purpose and future of political parties in America.

We’ll have updates on the Iowa Legislature’s first week of session, along with the Dumb and Smart politicians of the week.

Only on The Conservative Reader Report!…

TCR Report Preview For January 12

TCR Report PromoTomorrow is Governor Culver’s big Condition of the State speech (or “State of the State” speach, which some have dubbed an “SOS”).  We will be at the Statehouse watching the speech, providing commentary here at The Conservative Reader: Iowa, at The Des Moines Register’s web site and on The Conservative Reader Report ( in the afternoon at 3:00 PM.

On the show I will have Iowa House Member Erik Helland from Polk County, and Senator Shawn Hamerlinck from Senate District 42 (parts of Scott and Clinton Counties), along with Kim Lehman, President of Iowa Right to Life and Iowa’s Committee Woman to the Republican National Committee (RNC).

During the first hour we’ll be talking about the Condition of the State speech, along with …

2010 Iowa General Assembly Preview

gavelMonday is the first day of the 2010 session of the Iowa Legislature.  Over the past month or so I’ve had an opportunity on my internet radio show The Conservative Reader Report to discuss the upcoming session with a few local Republican House Members, including Peter Cownie, Erik Helland, and Chris Hagenow.  All of them had the same message we’ve been hearing via the press: this year’s session will be about the Budget.

These Republicans also stated their support for giving Iowan’s the right to vote for a Constitutional Amendment to define marriage, despite the fact that it appears unlikely such an opportunity will exist in the 2010 session. Mike Grandstall has already stated that he will not allow …

TCR Report Preview: Polk County Chair John Bloom, and Chris Hagenow

Join us this Tuesday (January 5) from 3:00 to 5:00 Central for The Conservative Reader Report on Des Moines’ only completely local and live internet talk radio station: Des Moines Local Live! This week’s guests are:

John Bloom, Chair of the Polk County Republican Party.  John will bring us the latest updates on the 2010 caucus preparations, an overview of the relevant major political events of 2010, an update on activities in the Republican Party in Polk County, and will answer your questions.

Chris Hagenow, Iowa House member from District 59 (West Des Moines, Windsor Heights and Clive).  He will talk about the 2010 legislative session, issues that are important to you today in Iowa, and thoughts about the 2010 elections… and he’ll …

TCR Report Preview: Tim Albrecht and Dr. Pat Bertroche

Join us this Tuesday (December 29) from 3:00 to 4:00 Central for The Conservative Reader Report on Des Moines’ only completely local and live internet talk radio station: Des Moines Local Live! This week’s guests are:

Tim Albrecht, Communications Director for the Terry Branstad for Governor (of Iowa) campaign. Tim is a well known political activist and former host of his own show at Des Moines Local Live. He will bring us an update on the campaign, thoughts about the activities of the next few months, comments on issues impacting state government here in Iowa, and answer your questions about the governor’s race.

Pat Bertroche, Republican candidate for US House from Iowa’s 3rd district. Pat is one of 4 people currently vying for …

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