Garland Scott takes us back to First Things in gang activity and fixin' what ails us all. Douglas Hurley has a gadget which can help teach newbies to shoot accurately.   Tom Coates updates us on inroads the gambling lobby is planning.  Then, should farming be considered a vice?  And be regulated by the Gaming Commision?  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-28.mp3
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Senator Randy Feenstra tells why that big new fertilizer plant is a good idea and worth Iowa's tax credit awards.  Senator Mark Chelgren worries about SF233 and its effect upon 2nd Amendment issues.  Jeanie Eller is a phonics expert. Action Reading.  Jeff Burkett from the Iowa Firearms Coalition says SF233 has even more issues.  And another session deals with Raw Milk legislation.  Plus some basketball sports talk.  Lotsa stuff.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-27.mp3
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Today... snow day...  mostly dedicated to Iowans giving each other traffic reports.   

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Eating Disorders?  Iowans?  Michelle Roling talks about an upcoming "I am Enough" conference to help.  Senator Mark Chelgren...interesting legislative issues.  Then, Iowa kids form shooting clubs for skeet competition.  Representatives from Pella Christian School... Todd McQueen, Principal Darryl De Ruiter..Richard Vander Vort... Nathan Vander Vort...Shena Van Wyke...coaches and shooters.  Then NICHE Capitol Day...Vicki Crawford, Jamie Johnson, Brian Bopp, and John Desaulniers are home school activist and will participating at the conference.  Busy morning.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-25.mp3
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Can you pass the citizenship test?  Analyzing some of the answers.  John Lott say we are At the Brink...economic black hole.  And dropping dead mice on Guam.   

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-2013.mp3
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School-based plans for defending children from violent attackers.  Indianola Superintendent Michael Teigland with practical insight.  Dr. Peter Breggin really, REALLY doesn't respect widespread use of drugs to deal with mental issues...and he is a psychiatrist.  Mike Chapman thinks wrestling will be re-included in the next Olympics.  The rest of the story.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-21.mp3
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David Drew wants to STEM the Tide.  How to encourage Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Iowa schools.  Kevin Welner want to get rid of the Electoral College system entirely.   Then,  a Colorado Democrat really does think the "pen is mightier than the sword".  At least the ball point ones are.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-20.mp3
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Crosstalk...area churches celebrate the  Easter season by encouraging the public display of crosses.  Pastor Phil Winfield.    James Bovard  is the Public Policy Hooligan...reports that if you don't hire convicts you could go to jail.   AJ Spiker talking about an upcoming pro-life celebration including Fox commentator, Mike Huckabee.  Economist Alice Rivilin  with the Fix the Debt campaign.  Jim Hawkins with Professional Educators of Iowa with survey results.  (Dr. Ben Carson scheduled for this morning,  missed his slot...sorry....will try again)

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-19.mp3
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A review of the legislative week.  Then,  an immodest proposal. Why can't  the same logic of the bully bill legislation be applied to a bunch of other social issues?  Salt of the earth Iowans are afraid to spank their own kids?  Justified?

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-18.mp3
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Steven Kennedy and Aaron Powell are with the Heart of Iowa Classical Guitar Society.   Purdy stuff. Upcoming concert.  (February 17th, Valentine Serenade, 2pm Capitol Hill Lutheran Church)  Then, can you get busted for drunk driving by just sitting in a parked car?  Apparently, yup.   Charles Bowden interviews a Mexican assassin "El Sicario".     Chilling

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-15.mp3
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Dr. J...Jennifer coming to Iowa..."It Takes a Family to Raise a Village".   Then,  stealing your own car back?  Rev Carlos Jayne...Iowans for Gun Safety...says its time for some more gun regulations.  Great conversation ensued.   :)    Oh,   and here's the link to the Katrina video.    Please pass it around to everybody.   Or monitor my Facebook.


Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-14.mp3
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Obama Bytes from SOTU.  Harkin Bytes pre-SOTU.   And a guy on Iowa's sex offender registry ends up as a Centerville, Iowa city administrator.  Iowan's are appalled...then pensive.   Steve Deace wonders about Senator Rand Paul's immigration position.  Lively.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:58pm CDT

 Capitol Day for NICHE coming up...Vickie with an update.  Pope quits.  John Zmirak,  Bad Catholic's Guide to Catechism explains what it all means.  Then,  Jonathan Last's What to Expect When No One's Expecting...calling us unto fertility.    Rep Tom Shaw and David Fisher want to liberate Iowa education for homeschoolers and Christian Schoolers.    A call to action.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-12.mp3
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Congressman Steve King deals with Karl Rove's attack on him.  Political directions.   Senator Mark Chelgren with Iowa Senate observations.  Then,  more from the front in the culture war.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-11.mp3
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Jeff Burkett ,  Iowa Firearms Coalition, talks about a Mt. Pleasant city councilman who says the 2nd Amendment has expired.   Then Vickie Crawford from NICHE talks about Capitol Day on February 26th.  (I've been invited to speak  around 2pm..."...Stuff What Ain't True".... Jeff Patch with 'nuther episode of the Harkin saga.  And why won't Abate support a helmet law for kids on mopeds?   

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-08.mp3
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Professor Eugene Kontorovich, expert in international law and Israeli rights.  Vigorous. Then Roy Beck explains how the immigration amnesty plan offered by the "Gang of Eight" will hose taxpayers.   And a great 2nd Amendment a former Secret Service officer.  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-07.mp3
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"All I Could Be: My Story as a Woman Warrior in Iraq"  Miyoko HiKiji is an Iowan who ended up in harms way in Iraq.   Opinions about women in combat and sex abuse amongst the ranks, "The Invisible War."   A powerful conversation.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:59pm CDT

Scott Taylor talks health care common sense about inflammation and inflation....barnyard politics and health sense.   Then did Ron Paul make a mistake when he said,  " by the sword, die by the sword..."  regarding the death of Chris Kyle?  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-05.mp3
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A new fuel standard for Iowa?  Then,  "The Marketing of Evil"...David Kupelian says the Boy Scouts of America need to stand up to the homo-sexual lobby.  They need a Braveheart moment.  He describes the perils of propaganda...everywhere.

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-04.mp3
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Paul Williams,   Crescent Moon Rising: The Islamic Transformation of America...sobering.  Then,  send in the drones...what does it mean for Iowa?  

Direct download: mickelson-2013-02-01.mp3
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