All Posts Tagged With: "Kevin Hall"

2013-04-11 Iowa Legislative Hour

capitol 2In Iowa Politics this week on the Iowa Legislative Hour, hosts Kevin Hall and Art Smith (sans goatee and camera) talk with State House Representatives John Landon of Ankeny and Jake Highfill, along with State Senator Brad Zaun.  Topics included the final confirmation votes for the Governor’s Regents Board Appointments, Property and Income Tax Reform, Health Care Reform, Education Reform, the likelihood of a short session, and much more.

If you enjoy watching this, think about watching (or just listening) LIVE on Thursday’s from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM at Web Cast One Live!  Your phone calls during the show are welcome if you have questions for our elected officials.


2013-03-21 Iowa Legislative Hour

capitol 2This week Kevin Hall and I had Senator Brad Zaun of Urbandale and Senator Tim Kapucian of Keystone.  We talked about the recommendation from the Eduction Committee regarding Governor Branstad’s choices for the Board fo Regents, a number of key Agriculture topics including CSR 2 and Water Quality, the upcoming debate of Medicaid Expansion and efforts to convince the IOC to reinstate wrestling.  Great conversation and information on the Iowa Legislative Hour!


2013-03-14 Iowa Legislative Hour

capitol 2This week on The Iowa Legislative Hour, State Senators Charles Schneider and Jake Chapman join us for an informative hour!


2012-03-07 Iowa Legislative Hour

Kevin Hall and I host our show every Thursday from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM Central Time. We’d love to have you call in at 855-244-0077!

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New Online Broadcast Focused On Iowa Politics

Iowa Politics is at the front of a new weekly program being hosted by my friend Kevin Hall (columnist at The Iowa Republican) and yours truly.  The program is at Webcast One Live and is called “The Iowa Legislative Hour”.  It is live on Thursdays from around 4:00 (ish) to 5:00 (ish).  The “ish” is because there is probably a 5-10 minute delay in starting since the prior show ends at 4:00 and we have to get in and situated.  The show will also be available for playback… here’s a link to last week’s inaugural show.

State Senator Brad Zaun of Urbandale is graciously joining us each week, and we expect regular visits with State Senator Jack


2012-02-14 Iowa Legislative Hour

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Iowa Energy Forum Conserves On Power

wind solar green alternative energyIt may be a matter of opinion, but I was a bit disappointed with Wednesday’s Iowa Energy Forum‘s “A Conversation On Energy Luncheon” event at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.  A similar event was held by the group, which is sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute, last year (May 25, 2011).  One might think that an event hosting two sitting US Congressmen (Leonard Boswell-D and Tom Latham-R) who happen to be running against each other in this year’s election would be an opportunity to have some real discussion about the issues impacting Iowa and American energy concerns, but compared to last year’s event this was a bit of a yawner.

Last year we got a panel of experts from the Iowa energy industries discussing …


It Just Looks That Way

On Tuesday, Ron Paul opened what he said was his first campaign office in the country in his race for the 2012 Presidential bid.  Justin Arnold will have a report on the congressman’s visit later today.

Right now I’m more interested in what’s happening in the background.

Three members of Paul’s Iowa campaign team, Drew Ivers, David Fischer, and A.J. Spiker, are all also members of the Republican Party of Iowa Central Committee.

You might ask why I care.

During Primary and Caucus season, the role of the party should be to provide the members of the party a means to select candidates and act as an impartial facilitator.  The party is responsible for establishing and managing the selection process for caucuses (the county auditors …


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


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