Should Des Moines taxpayers cut the city some slack on the franchise fiasco?   Nope...most want pound of flesh.  Then, Obamanomics continue to crash into reality.   And are Iowans adjusting to the wind turbine noise?  Yes, if they're getting paid.  :)    Oh,  cool series.   And I'd love to do this...once.  Lots of stories.   And more.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-23.mp3
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Why will Obamacare cause a "death spiral" for the insurance industry and itself?   Then Tracey Wilen talks about seasonal employment tips.  She listed a bunch of job websites:  Monster, Indeed, Snagajob, Simplyhired, and Flexjobs.  Plus hiring an EMT with a criminal history?   Iowans may be willing to give the guy a second chance. Maybe.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-22.mp3
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Dan Kish say US is less dependent on OPEC now.   Energy boom.  Obama is still selling Obamacare...live speech.  And Dave Ramsey says it's all about the math.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm CST

Vishal Mangalwadi in Iowa, speaking Saturday (19th) 7:30 pm Sondheim Center for Performing Arts, 200 N. Main St., Fairfield, Iowa.  The inside story of a Boy Named Sue.  Congressman Steve King, post debt ceiling politics.  And why is rural, empty Iowa being wired for high speed internet?  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm CST

Post Deadlock--day one.   Now what?  Obama does the velvet gloat,   "I told ya so",  then says his next goal is immigration reform.  Jim Tobin reports on the damage caused by gotcha cams--and says the real scandal is the public employee salary and retirement plans they fund.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm CST

Ann Coulter says Never Trust a Liberal Over 3--Espcially a Republican.   Is Congressman Steve King too nice?  And a pedophile lives right next door.  Now what?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm CST

 Senator Rand Paul says Washington is in a state of confusion.  "No" to business as usual.  And why can't Republicans get their message out?  What is it?  Dunno?  Me either.   

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-15.mp3
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Dr. Alan Koslow with a World Food Prize preview.  Then, the music of Iowa.  Has Iowa become filled with trailer trash?  And more shutdown talk.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:55pm CST

Shutdown continues.   Dipping into the archives to review the history of how we got here.  A wall-to-wall audio history of "who-dunnit".  Spirited.   Feel free to steal the sound for your own use.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23pm CST

Snake chasin' Iowans?   When does tolerance enable dysfunction?  Towel snappin' Braley. And a bunch of  University of Iowa professors say it's wrong to point out Darwin's Doubt Stephen Meyer..

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-10.mp3
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 Gary Dickey is an attorney who deals with traffic cases...rights of Iowans.  Betsy McCaughey has an update on Obamacare and the shutdown.  Professor Roger McEowen says Obamacare isn't about healthcare, but income re-distribution.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-09.mp3
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Diane West,  American Betrayal...The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character.  What a story.    Grace Un-Plugged...Brad Silverman,  Producer.   Sec of State Matt Schultz reporting on another conviction of voter fraud.  And did Governor Branstad step in it when he says RPI shouldn't be giving legal advice?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-08.mp3
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Is the Iowa Republican Party really divided on illegal police searches?  Not so much.  Then "The Book of Matt" dismantles the martyr status of Matthew Shepard.  Stephen Jimenez.   Then does SCOTUS use Declaration principles to decide cases?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-07.mp3
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Post game partum depression...Shut down...Congressman Steve King...non-essential department shut down numbers and Iowa traffic "safety" check points.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-04.mp3
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Iowans respond to the continuing government shut-down and President Obama's morning campaign speech.   We hear from a bunch of Iowans, including taxpayers and furloughed federal workers.  Spirited.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-03.mp3
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Bernadette Egger, from St. Mary's Family Center,  runs the food pantry.  She says all of  DMARC's food pantry's need extra help now.    Senator Bertrand Brimley gets serious.   And Iowan's evaluate "the right to healthcare",  from FDR, Harkin, and now Obama.  Spirited.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm CST

 Ellery Schempp is one of the atheists responsible for getting prayer and Bible reading removed from government schools.  Iowa atheists brought him to Des Moines to celebrate the anniversary of the court ruling.   A.J. Spiker and David Fischer, Chair and Co-Chair of the Iowa Republican Party, talk about political issues and party management issues.   Steve Flood describes the train wreck which is Obamacare.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-10-01.mp3
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Adil Khan executive director of  Liberty Iowa...talks about the future of the Iowa Republican Party. Then,  Iowans think about the potential shut-down of the Federal Government.

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A review of the sounds of the week...Cruz, Durbin, Harkin, and the Broken Window Fallacy.And a bunch of Iowans agree with Harkin on the mood of Americans.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-27.mp3
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 Joel Feldman is the founder of End Distracted Driving.  Touring the country to raise awareness of the danger.  Bruce Friedrich is senior director of advocacy of Farm Sanctuary...says Congressman Steve King is violating state's rights with his amendment to the Farm Bill.  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-26.mp3
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 Newt Gingrich, new co-host of CNN's Crossfire talks about Obamacare.  So does  Betsy McCaughey...so do Iowans.  Iowans wonder about the Senator Ted Cruz filibuster.  Vigorous

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After my dad passed, I found his old Iowa Liquor Permit in his effects.  After Prohibition was voted out of existence by a public sick of the war on booze, Iowa couldn’t bring itself to completely release its nanny grip on alcohol.  Iowa said, “While we can’t make alcohol illegal--we tried--we failed.  We can still make some rules.  Drinking isn’t a right; it’s a privilege we can regulate.”   So Iowa began its long experiment with State Liquor Stores selling booze only to those holding a valid “permit”—a booklet recording every purchase. On the back page of the booklet was a list of rules:

      “No liquor may be consumed where purchased, nor during transportation, nor upon any street or highway, nor in any public place.  This permit may be revoked if you are guilty of:

1.        Drunkenness.

2.        Pretending to be intoxicated.

3.        Failure to support family or dependents.

4.        Desertion of family or dependents.

5.        Commission of any crime in which liquor contributes.

6         Allowing any person other than yourself to use this permit, for it is personal to you and not transferable.

                   Be Temperate and Obey the Law.

 As an aside, there were no liquor purchases in my dad’s permit book.  Instead he used it as a diary while he was in Burma during the war. 1944-1945

 In 18th Amendment was repealed in 1933, but it took until 1987 for Iowa to release its grip, closing the State Stores and opening liquor sales to the private sector.  (It still controls supply at the wholesale level.)

 A couple of these rules are intriguing though.  Iowans were so bent on preventing the destructive power of alcohol that even if you “pretended” to be drunk, you’d lose your permit, and if you failed to support your family or deserted your dependents, then no booze for you.

My inner nanny loves those notions.  But my inner free American citizen (not subject) is revolted by them.  That generation grudgingly learned its lesson:  If the power of government is strong enough to extract virtue, it is strong enough to compel anything, including the removal your freedom.  While Iowa nannies (Methodists) did give up on liquor prohibition, Iowa didn’t give up on the revenue derived from liquor sales.  And she tightened her grip on a long list of other controlled substances…lesson pending.  The nanny gene isn’t recessive.  It’s dominant.  It may skip a generation or two, but it often comes roaring back.

I love Alaska.  I’ll watch almost anything on TV about it.  Alaska State Troopers may be one of the best things out there.  It could be a college level course on human nature--Squalor and Beauty 101.   Watch the episode, “Armed and Bootlegging”.  From the National Geographic webpage, “As of 2011, 34 counties in Alaska have voted to ban the possession, sale, importation and manufacturing of alcohol.  In some rural Alaskan communities, the high rate of alcohol abuse has led voters to ban, not just homebrew and alcohol, but the possession of homebrew supplies.  It is a misdemeanor offense in some Alaskan villages to possess yeast and sugar in pound quantities with the intent to make alcohol.”

How is it working?  Just watch Alaska State Troopers.  The highway patrol has been drafted into the liquor enforcement business.  The native “subsistence fisherman” have been converted into bootleggers.  Formerly the jails filled up with alcohol abusers.   Now they are building more jail cells for bootleggers.   As the troopers haul dads and moms away to jail the officers tell the crying children at the door, “We are just trying to help your daddy and mommy...we are helping them.”     BTW, if the highest aspiration of a village or people is “subsistence” then alcoholism is the least of their problems.  

The nanny grip upon native Alaskans shows no signs of loosening as prohibition shows no sign of working any better in Alaska than it did in Iowa, Chicago or Russia.  Plus, Alaska confirms an even older principle:  “We get more of what we subsidize.”    Take it from someone who lives in Iowa.

 

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Rhonda Philips invites folks to the Iowa Right to Life Final Book Sale...Jordan Park Camp building--2251 Fuller Road, West Des Moines...afternoon at 4.  Shane Vander Hart says a big thistle to the Register's worries about homeschoolers.   Congressman Steve King responds to a Gross attack.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm CST

Senator Chuck Grassley says he will run for re-election.  70% of responders say its a good idea.  Republican insider Doug Gross says Congressman Steve King doesn't represent the Iowa Republican Party.  Samuel Gregg is a  Tea Party Catholic.   Whazzat?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:29pm CST

Hypnosis to help with hot flashes?  Dr. Alan Koslow is convinced it works.  Ray Thompson is a hypnotherapist.   They say science now says hypnosis is effective in dealing with hotflashes.    Then, a follow-up on a caller who was busted for speeding and his gun was confiscated.  The rest of the story.  Then,  the Whizbang chicken-plucker.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm CST

Joshua Academy begins its 5th year and is expanding...the good news.  Rev. Keith Ratcliff and Chris Hurley.  The New York Times says Wall Street is exploiting ethanol credits...Scott Mickelson explains the techie stuff.  Senator Rand Paul tries to figure out what Obama meant when he said raising the debt ceiling doesn't mean more debt.   Then, Iowa Fraud Fighters...Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart... and  a caller says his gun was registered and confiscated at a traffic stop...what the heck?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-19.mp3
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Taylor Baldwin Kiland was in the Navy Yard during the attack...she brings "Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton"...why some people thrive, why others collapse.  Clayton Cramer says Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill is still killing innocent bystanders.  Rep Walt Rogers wants to be a Congressman.  And an Iowa pig farmer is making national news.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:50pm CST

The crazy disinformation on the internet...mental illness taken seriously enough?   Ilan Berman says Russian is facing Implosion...The End of Russia and What it Means for America.  And Des Moines rate payers won the battle,  but are about to lose the war...but should we pay the lawyers anyhow?  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-17.mp3
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 A theologian, philosopher, and educator, from the last century Rousas Rushdooney wrote, “The messianic character of education has not changed, its mission has expanded exponentially, but its effects have been perverse.”   The messiah’s daddy,  Horace Mann, said, “The Public (Common) School is the greatest discovery ever made by man…other social organizations are curative and remedial…public education is a preventative and antidote…”

 Speaking of the kids, Mann wrote, “…teach him the facts about his body, and youth will be less tempted by gin, swearing and tobacco.”    Add to that list, teenage sexual irresponsibility, illicit drugs and bullying.    Mann promised, “…let the public school be expanded to its capabilities…and nine-tenths of the crimes in the penal code would become obsolete…”

.......

 Read the rest of my  latest column on Lew Rockwell...

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Msgr. Frank Bognanno explains what the Pope meant when he wrote that atheists can go to heaven even if they dis-believe as long as they keep their own conscience.   Then,  Thomas Pyle says Obama should put the Keystone Pipeline back on tract.  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14pm CST

 Sam Clovis is running for US Senate.   Issues...spirited conversation.   Then,  the bully seminar movement is expanding...so is bullying.   The science observes that bullying increases after schools run the programs.   Then,  "Is the Pope Catholic?"  Talking about some confusing papal statements.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm CST

Trying to fix what's busted in the prison system... Suzanne McComas...uncommon sense.   Emad Shenouda is a Coptic Christian Iowan, explaining the risk Christians in Islamist countries face every day.  And Sheriff Warren Wethington says he's fine with the blind getting permits to carry. 

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:24pm CST

 Emily Gets Her Gun...Emily Miller talks about the 2nd Amendment and her dust-up with Piers Morgan on Iowa gun laws allowing the blind to carry guns.  Congressman Steve King on his Egyptian fact finding trip.   Matt Whitaker, Senate candidate--issues.  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-11.mp3
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Dr. David Perlmutter busts the "Grain Brain"...says dementia comes by the spoonful.  Ron Packard says K-12 says online schooling already exists and is capable of giving kids a great start right here in Iowa.  And Iowans are still thinking about the blind guy who is packin' heat.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm CST

 Frugal Isn't Cheap...Clare Levinson gives some practical money advice.  J.D. King  reports on "Crying Wolf"...how environmental zealots have almost destroyed the US elk and moose populations.   And giving a gun license to a blind guy?  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:32pm CST

Jamie Johnson... Rev Cary Gordon... waging the culture war...vigorous.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30pm CST

Scott Raecker from Character Counts...Labor Day conversation.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-09-02.mp3
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Is it Ok to ask judicial candidates worldview and personal questions?  Some say it's dangerous.  Then,  Andrea Alexander-Shandri, Dr. Mandi Hillman and Meagan Day Suhr advocate for the Iowa birth Organization.  "Evidence-Based Care"  Then,  a Democrat prayer thanking God for abortion and and asking Him for more money to do more of them...really.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-30.mp3
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John Zmirak talks about the best and worst, most expensive and best bargains which can be found ...Choosing the Right College: the Inside Scoop on Elite Schools and Outstanding Lesser-Know Institutions.   Then an Iowan is busted for not showing his gun permit to a Wal-Mart cop.  Making sense of the law.  Wet Water?   Derrick Wilburn talks about Obama's War on Black Education.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-29.mp3
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Franklin Avenue Public Library is on the cutting edge of powering up electric cars.   We lose money on every charge...how do we do it?   Volume, Volume, Volume.   Jonathan Narcisse and Rep Greg Hartsill introducing major education and social reform.   Time to legislate common sense?  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-28.mp3
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How to get a good night's sleep when its hot (pillow in the fridge?) ...the history of Iowa's ice harvest... and war fever?   In Iowa? 

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:34pm CST

Daniel Flynn says there's a "War on Football".  He says it is physically grueling and sometimes dangerous.  However,  not nearly as risky as the hype suggests.  William Federer is coming to Iowa..."What Every American Needs to Know About the Qur'an". (Tuesday 6:30pm Pipac Center, Cedar Falls...1521 Technology Parkway.)  And pulling the plug on the wind?  And watching out for Molly.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-26.mp3
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Joy Pullman from the Heartland Institute says Iowa shouldn't fall for the Common Core education stuff.  Shane Vander Hart Agrees.   Then,  Iowa is losing the Air Guard Wing for good.  A Georgia grade school book keeper saves a bunch of lives.  And a bunch of things to do this weekend.  Whew!

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-23.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:06pm CST

Eric Holtzclaw from Laddering Works says honesty is better than sneaky.  Then, stuff Iowans are good at and not.  And busted by the Iowa Fire Marshall.   Trying to break a record.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34pm CST

Weird stuff what don't make sense. (Chinese can't pee straight)  Rocks through windshields...and Iowa City can't even run a ped-mall.  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm CST

Jeff Burkett highlights the upcoming 2nd Amendment Rally.   And thinking about the fate of an escaped convict who tried to break into the wrong house.  And thinking about an Iowa app which turns off a smart phone's texting capacity.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-20.mp3
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Celebrating Urbandale's Little League success.  And Iowa City prepares for ALICE in their schools.  Vigorous. And Clive serves up a satisfying "I Told You So Moment"....thanks.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm CST

Sean Faircloth circuit riding atheist...issues.  Parents are wondering why they are being asked to sign a phys-ed contract.  Why?  Then GOP Republican activist Doug Gross talks about Iowa's political future. 

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-16.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm CST

Senator Mark Chelgren...Iowa issues. Life and Death.   Plus,  is there a Constitutional remedy which is usable to hold criminals accountable?  Yup.   13th Amendment has the key.  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-15.mp3
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Peter Lance ...Deal With the Devil...The FBI'S Secret Thirty-Year Relationship With a Mafia Killer...insightful.   Then,  the "Clown Did It"... the rodeo clown gets bucked off.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-14.mp3
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 Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson says Obamacare is self-destructing and he'd like to help it along...toward destruction.   Then Dr. Merrill Matthews says even federal employees want out of Obamacare.   Whoops,  the Iowa Department of Safety decides to not release license plate exemption data.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-13.mp3
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Dr. Phil Harrington is the laser guy...says a new wrinkle in laser technology can help pain victims heal more quickly.  Then,  the Butter Cow is assaulted, a kid literally prays to Obama,  and a judge says ya can't name your kid,  Messiah... and it's only Monday.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:18pm CST

Congressman Steve King...issues.  Edwina Rogers with the Secular Coalition wants humanism to be our state religion.  Stephen Baldwin and Kevin McCullough are visiting the State Fair before their visit to the Family Leadership Summit on Saturday.    Alaskan Senate candidate Joe Miller visits Iowa too.  Issues.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm CST

Jim Hawkins and Jody Nations  from Professional Educators of Iowa talks about fixin' what ails Iowa's fading ed establishment.  John Cunningham and Steve Mallicoat from the Iowa Ready Mix Concrete Association talks about the advantages of concrete in construction.  Plus, can people use religion as a reason to say no to stuff they don't agree with?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-08.mp3
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Walid Shoebat says US is backing the wrong side...again.  And Teresa Hudson is with the National Christian Forensics and Communication Association...teaches homeschoolers how to debate the issues.  Inspirational.,  Representative Sue Wallis is the go to person on renewing horse slaughter laws.  Informative.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-07.mp3
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What's a Practical Farmer?    Ron Rosmann from the Rosmann Family Farm near Harlan, Iowa...National Geographic tells the story.    Then, the Founder's Bible...John Peterson...coming to the Family Leader Conference.  Then,  "White Girl Bleed Alot" redux...the examples of black racist crime keep accumulating.  Colin Flaherty.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-06.mp3
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A judge puts a temporary halt to Iowa's renewed horse slaughter.  Debate ensues.  Julie Fisher talks about  Importing Democracy with NGO's.   Then, more horse debate.  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-05.mp3
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Brown Bagging is racist?  Busting fawns in Wisconsin?  And tasing a 95 year old senior care resident because they wanting to "help" him.  TGIF.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-02.mp3
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Apparently attracting Japanese Beetles to their doom with sex hormones isn't the right thing to do...sigh.  Then,  The Virtues We Need Again says Mitchell Kalpakgian.  Rich.  And why don't we subsidize RV's instead of tax them? And are incoming college females being told they face a 1 in 4 chance of being assaulted on college campuses?  Apparently.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-08-01.mp3
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Jess Patton describes the perverse effects of Obamacare on Iowans...an upcoming IAHU Healthcare Symposium.   Then, Professor Jonathan Meer says the proposed $15 minimum wage would be a disaster.   Plus, poopy salad and fully informed consumers.  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-31.mp3
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An 18 year old home-schooled college junior just back from a mission trip to India trying to rescue young girls trapped in sex trafficking.  Brook Charleston.  Impressive.   Then,  what's a puppy mill?  Is the pet industry honorable?  Trying to separate fact from fiction.  And Rob Hurd is with America's Pet Registry, Inc.  He says animal welfarists and animal rights activists are doing harm to our pet future.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-30_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm CST

Things that make you wonder if we have guardian angels.  Then, the fifth suicide at SE Polk in the last few years...bullying.  Again.  What do Iowans think of it?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-29.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm CST

Iowa is failing the integrity standards for citizen access to public info. Emily Miller, Better Government Association,  has a state by state study.   Congressman Steve King is being Alinskied.  Plus, is Finders Keepers, Losers Weepers the law?  Not if it falls out the back of an armored truck.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-26.mp3
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Jerome Corsi  wonders  What Went Wrong: The Inside Story of the GOP Debacle of 2012...And How it Can be Avoided.    Then turtle soup anyone? Plus,  Mothers Against Violence is holding a weekend rally to raise awareness...great conversation.  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-25.mp3
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OTT--Brits are celebrating being reigned.  Americans shouldn't.  So why do we gush over royalty?  Then,  did Congressman Steve King step in it?   Iowans assess.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-24.mp3
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Openline...Si is quitting Duck Dynasty?  Say it isn't so.   Ragbrai ruminations. A first generation look at "Up from Slavery"...and why not a Dragbrai?  A car race across Iowa...  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-23.mp3
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Ted Broer with a list of stuff you should never eat...and some politics.  Shayla is an Iowa  lady who has adopted a black baby. She says she's experiencing some unexpected racial scrutiny in public.  She isn't happy about it.  What to do?  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-22.mp3
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Senator Rand Paul--his take on Detroit's bankruptcy. Issues.  Clive clips gotcha cams.  And should George Zimmerman get his gun back?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-19.mp3
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Judy Hintz inspires...and brings parents who have overcome horrendous educational abuse.  Educational Resources 515-225-8513.   Senator Byron Dorgan warns that the US power grid is vulnerable to terrorist attack. Gridlock.  And a very positive story about breast feeding in public.  And the DCI guy gets fired.  Public is confused.  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-18.mp3
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Dealing quickly with the worst drug addictions.  St. Gregory Retreat Center...Joe Meintz... then,  Frank Meeink talks about overcoming racism.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-17.mp3
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Sam Clovis is running for US Senate.  Issues.   And the District of Columbia is trying to muscle Walmart into paying better wages.  Do Iowans want part of that action?  Maybe?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-16.mp3
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Commie Cowboys...Ryan McMaken ruins a whole movie genre.   Thought provoking.   Then Iowans react to the George Zimmerman verdict. 

Direct download: mickeoson-2013-07-15.mp3
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Sharknado? Anyone?  Anyone?  Figuring out the Flores case. And the homosexual lobby commits theater at a blood bank.  Time to re-consider the FDA blood ban?   Iowan have science-based concerns which trump the poltics.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-12.mp3
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Sheriff Richard Mack (speaking at Upper Iowa University, Fayette--Student Center--6:30 pm tonight) "The County Sheriff--America's Last Hope"... great stuff.  Then, eating coal makes you appreciate hot water...who knew?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-11.mp3
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Some Iowa dignitaries have license plates which aren't on the record.  I want one of those.  What do Iowans anticipate in the George Zimmerman trial?   Gulp...

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-10.mp3
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History buff David Wendell talks about Iowa Astronaut Peggy Whitson coming to speak at the dedication of a Woman in Space dedication Sunday July 14th at the Marion, Iowa Summit Point care center 1-pm.  Steve Everly defends fracking from the new Gasland 2 gasumentory.   KCCI's Eric Hanson talks about his trip on the Vomit Comet.  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:03pm CST

Does the Guv need a Guvner?  Did the DCI guy pay the price for blowing the whistle on the speeding Gubernatorial SUV? Iowans wonder.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-08.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19pm CST

Kevin Hall sits in for Mickelson... political issues

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CST

Ed Vos sits in for Mickelson... veteran's issues

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-04.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:58pm CST

 

Trent Rice sits in for Mickelson...political issues 

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm CST

Do You Believe in Magic?  Dr. Paul Offit debunks a bunch of health "myths".  Bob Vander Platt responds to attacks by hate groups and tells about the upcoming Family Leadership Summit 2013.   Then, the Junkyard Prophets...Bradley Dean and Jake McMillian speaking (6:00pm Machine Shed Restaurant 7-02-13) for the Des Moines Tea Party.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:54pm CST

John Whitehead from the Rutherford Institute the USA has A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State.  We are repeating the mistakes of our forebears. Know your rights or lose them.  Then,  John Stewart says mainstream media is messing up the facts in the Prop 8 SCOTUS ruling...big time. On purpose?  Local spin as well.  Then,  pine nuts?  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-07-01.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:03pm CST

Bobby Shindler (Terrie Schiavo's brother) talks about fighting for the rights of the disabled.  Eloquent.  Speaking soon for Iowans for Life soon. (515-255-4113)  DSM school getting sued by Nancy Sebring for invasion of privacy?  Stephen Meyer reminds us of "Darwin's Doubt"...the case for intelligent design.  Brilliant.  Ron Maxwell,  movie maker, Copperhead.  The History.  Delicious.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-28.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm CST

Some feedback from the tractor ride.  Then, interpreting SCOTUS on the culture war.  And Joe Biden thanks Hollywood Jews for changing US attitudes towards homosexuality.   And a deep thinker from the National Cathedral thanks a West Texas Lake for providing mediators with the knowledge of good and evil.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm CST

SCOTUS goes gay.  Rev Cary Gordon...comments.   John Stewart, Iowa attorney with Prop 8 history...comments.  C. Edmund Wright talks about "The Perfect Crime: America Being Stolen in Broad Daylight.   Obama says if you don't agree with him you are a "flat earther".   Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy get our medical prep gear ready.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:57pm CST

What to Expect When No One's Expecting--Jonathan Last. Brilliant.  Sam Clovis, running for the Senate...immigration thoughts.  Ben Swan coming to Liberty Iowa on the 28th.  Jack Spirko is a prepper--coming to the Midwest Self Reliance Festival in Iowa.  Jackie Clay ...master canner...Backwoods Home Magazine.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-25.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:08pm CST

Anthony Sadar helps celebrate 25 years of climate hype.  The Reverend Joe Biden quotes the Bible, sort of.   Phil Kerpen  says its time to pull the plug on ethanol mandates.  And are hundreds of security cams really necessary in Des Moines public schools?   Yes?  What does that mean?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-24.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:13am CST

Margaret Hoover (President Hoover's grand-daughter)  highlights The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Association in West Branch... President Hoover, "The Master of Emergencies".  Recovering some lost and misunderstood history.  Then,  civets and polecats...plus a dog and farm story.   Vigorous.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-21.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm CST

Senator Rand Paul on the immigration bill.  Bob Dane breaks done the Scamnesty BillDennis Lynch They Come to America2--another look at the turmoil at our border.   Then Brian Peskin with more PEO talk.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:57pm CST

Political activist Christian Eccles takes up the cause of immigration reform.  Much spirited and nearly informed conversation.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:38pm CST

A father's day without dads?  A Sesame Street puppet for kids with dads in jail:  Iowa has no age of consent for birth control?   Fixin' stuff what's busted.  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm CST

Iowans chat about Man of Steel...gotcha cams...rights to privacy...security...and government intrusion.  Spirited

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm CST

Comedian Jim Gaffigan  Dad is Fat in Iowa for a book signing.  Then junk- eating fish come to Iowa rivers. Prof. David Lefer describes The Founding Conservatives.  Congressman Steve King's Washington office is "occupied" by illegals.  Plus, two Americas.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-14.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:53pm CST

David Wendell  talks about Iowa history and the flags which will highlight Marion, Iowa Saturday at 2pm.  A.J. Spiker talks about Iowa politics.  Senator Jack Hatch is running for Governor.  Dr. John Eastman is suing the IRS... just for starters.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:22pm CST

Sam Clovis is running for Iowa Senate.  An introductory visit.  Impressive.  Former Con. Tom Tancredo says the current immigration bill is worse than nothing.  Then still trying to figure out the Edward Snowden thing.  Not enough info? 

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm CST

Iowans respond to the Edward Snowden intelligence disaster.  Hero or Patriot?  Iowans sort it out.   Then, Scott McEwen takes us on a one way trip:  "Sniper Elite"...the inside story of what it's really like in harms way.  Vigorous.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30pm CST

Senator Jerry Behn renews calls for the death penalty for sex abusing murderers.  Iowans have power stories.   Important.  

Direct download: mickeson-2013-06-10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:48pm CST

Steve Goreham…”The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism”   ammo for the culture war.    Friday left-overs.   And  a great chunk of wisdom from Congressman Gowdy telling the IRS it has a character problem, not a seminar problem.   Clarence Hudson talks about the Summer Iowa Games.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-07.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm CST

Dane Wignington worries about geo-engineering (chem trails).  Craig Bergmann isn't.   Dr. Merrill Matthews thinks Obamacare is already expensive, and destined to get much worse.  Senator Blanch Lincoln is concerned about independent contractors...still not sure why.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:42pm CST

Quakerdale?  Lance Horbach, Rob Talbot and Terry Frederickson tell us what it is and why we should support it.  We're bugged about the IRS?  Let's not forget the EPA and DOT...so we don't.  And pot arrest racial disparity?   So legalize it already...says the ACLU

Direct download: mickelson-2013-06-05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm CST



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