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owa native Chance Dorland brings you independent interviews & commentary on news from Des Moines & central Iowa. Subscribe to the Des Moines FM Podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, audioBoom, Overcast or your favorite podcasting app & let us know your opinion by recording a voice message on our website, DesMoinesFM.com.

owa native Chance Dorland brings you independent interviews & commentary on news from Des Moines & central Iowa. Subscribe to the Des Moines FM Podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, audioBoom, Overcast or your favorite podcasting app & let us know your opinion by recording a voice message on our website, DesMoinesFM.com.
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owa native Chance Dorland brings you independent interviews & commentary on news from Des Moines & central Iowa. Subscribe to the Des Moines FM Podcast via iTunes, Stitcher, audioBoom, Overcast or your favorite podcasting app & let us know your opinion by recording a voice message on our website, DesMoinesFM.com.

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Episodes

Discussing Eminent Domain & Transmission In Iowa With The Center For Rural Affairs

11/8/2017
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Since 1973, with offices in both Iowa & Nebraska, the Center For Rural Affairs has been an organization that is "unapologetically rural”, one that "stand[s] up for the small family farmer & rancher, new business owner, & rural communities." Recently, the nonprofit organization wrote about “transmission” & “eminent domain” in Iowa, topics that of course has been making headlines for quite some time. So to discuss how these issues work in the state, Des Moines FM host Chance Dorland spoke with...

Duration:00:27:47

Iowa Teacher Advocates For Science, Climate Facts

7/4/2017
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On Saturday, June 10th, around 40 demonstrators with signs & banners attended a rally at the Iowa State Capitol to protest President Donald Trump's recent announcement that the US will be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. Ruth Henderson, a science teacher with 40 years of experience in Iowa, was one of the rally's organizers & also was involved with March For Science Iowa, an event that drew thousands to the same location earlier this year. Henderson spoke with Des Moines FM...

Duration:00:16:18

Iowa Teacher Advocates For Science, Climate Facts

7/4/2017
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On Saturday, June 10th, around 40 demonstrators with signs & banners attended a rally at the Iowa State Capitol to protest President Donald Trump's recent announcement that the US will be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. Ruth Henderson, a science teacher with 40 years of experience in Iowa, was one of the rally's organizers & also was involved with March For Science Iowa, an event that drew thousands to the same location earlier this year. Henderson spoke with Des Moines FM host...

Duration:00:16:18

The Rise & Fall Of Kim Weaver, Iowa's 4th District Democratic Opponent To Representative Steve King

6/20/2017
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Only a few short months ago, former 4th district Iowa Congressional candidate Kim Weaver seemed to have it all. After raising thousands of dollars in donations as a result of controversial comments & tweets by current 4th district Congressman Steve King, Weaver was poised to have a stronger campaign for a possible Democratic primary & subsequent election campaign. This situation, & Representative King's reputation for being "Iowa's Donald Trump", led many to believe it might finally be...

Duration:00:46:53

The Rise & Fall Of Kim Weaver, Iowa's 4th District Democratic Opponent To Steve King

6/20/2017
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Only a few short months ago, former 4th district Iowa Congressional candidate Kim Weaver seemed to have it all. After raising thousands of dollars in donations as a result of controversial comments & tweets by current 4th district Congressman Steve King, Weaver was poised to have a stronger campaign for a possible Democratic primary & subsequent election campaign. This situation, & Representative King's reputation for being "Iowa's Donald Trump", led many to believe it might finally be...

Duration:00:48:17

Des Moines Capital City PrideFest 2017

6/16/2017
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June is national LGBTQ pride month, & this last weekend Des Moines held its 39th annual Capital City PrideFest, with the slogan "Community As One”, as Iowa's LGBTQ community was celebrated & represented as part of continued efforts in the state for equality. Des Moines Pride Center President Dianna "Tink" Harvey spoke with Des Moines FM host Chance Dorland to discuss what took place & some of the issues currently affecting the Des Moines & Iowa LGBTQ community. Stream this episode online...

Duration:00:38:25

Des Moines Capital City PrideFest 2017

6/16/2017
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June is national LGBTQ pride month, & this last weekend Des Moines held its 39th annual Capital City PrideFest, with the slogan "Community As One”, as Iowa's LGBTQ community was celebrated & represented as part of continued efforts in the state for equality. Des Moines Pride Center President Dianna "Tink" Harvey spoke with Des Moines FM host Chance Dorland to discuss what took place & some of the issues currently affecting the Des Moines & Iowa LGBTQ community. Stream this episode online at...

Duration:00:38:57

"Slow Lane", Karen Weir-Jimerson's New Book On Raising A Family In Rural Iowa

6/11/2017
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Karen Weir-Jimerson is a garden magazine writer, author & Iowa native who, with the help of her husband (also a writer), raised two sons on their 3-acre Iowa farmstead outside of Des Moines. During that time, many of her family's stories appeared in the magazines she wrote for, & Weir-Jimerson has now collected some of those essays for her second book, Slow Lane: Essays on the Wisdom and Wonder of Living in the Country, a followup to her 2011 book of rural Iowa stories, So Much Sky. Find...

Duration:00:34:13

"Slow Lane", Karen Weir-Jimerson's New Book On Raising A Family In Rural Iowa

6/11/2017
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Karen Weir-Jimerson is a garden magazine writer, author & Iowa native who, with the help of her husband (also a writer), raised two sons on their 3-acre Iowa farmstead outside of Des Moines. During that time, many of her family's stories appeared in the magazines she wrote for, & Weir-Jimerson has now collected some of those essays for her second book, Slow Lane: Essays on the Wisdom and Wonder of Living in the Country, a followup to her 2011 book of rural Iowa stories, So Much Sky. Find...

Duration:00:34:27

New Vaccination Requirement For Iowa Students Will Save Lives

6/5/2017
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Vaccinations save lives, & while the end of the school year means Iowa families & students are likely thinking about summer vacation, they also need to think about immunizations. Iowa has as a new vaccination requirement for the 2017 school year, & to get details on the new requirement, & how vaccination exemptions are handled in the state, Des Moines FM host Chance Dorland spoke with Don Callaghan, the immunization program bureau chief for the Iowa Department of Public Health. Stream...

Duration:00:15:05

New Vaccination Requirement For Iowa Students Will Save Lives

6/5/2017
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Vaccinations save lives, & while the end of the school year means Iowa families & students are likely thinking about summer vacation, they also need to think about immunizations. Iowa has as a new vaccination requirement for the 2017 school year, & to get details on the new requirement, & how vaccination exemptions are handled in the state, Des Moines FM host Chance Dorland spoke with Don Callaghan, the immunization program bureau chief for the Iowa Department of Public Health. Stream the...

Duration:00:15:21

"Acting" Lt. Governor Adam Gregg, Kim Reynolds Start Campaign On Day One

5/31/2017
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Terry Branstad is the longest serving governor in US history, but as the torch was passed to Kim Reynolds, Iowa now has its first female executive. BleedingHeartland.com political blogger Laura Belin joins Des Moines FM host Chance Dorland for a final update on the transition saga, which now includes "acting" Lt. Governor Adam Gregg. Stream the episode online at http://www.spreaker.com/user/seoulitup/acting-lt-governor-adam-gregg-kim-reynol Download the full episode at...

Duration:00:30:49

"Acting" Lt. Governor Adam Gregg, Kim Reynolds Start Campaign On Day One

5/31/2017
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Terry Branstad is the longest serving governor in US history, but as the torch was passed to Kim Reynolds, Iowa now has its first female executive. BleedingHeartland.com political blogger Laura Belin joins Des Moines FM host Chance Dorland for a final update on the transition saga, which now includes "acting" Lt. Governor Adam Gregg. Stream the episode online at http://www.spreaker.com/user/seoulitup/acting-lt-governor-adam-gregg-kim-reynol Download the full episode at...

Duration:00:31:05

Iowa Puppy Mills Make Humane Society's 'Horrible Hundred' List

5/26/2017
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Iowa journalist Erin Murphy recently wrote that for the last five years, Iowa has held an outsized place on the national Humane Society’s annual publication of problematic commercial dog breeders. According to Murphy, advocates for humane treatment of animals say Iowa’s role as an apparent safe haven for habitually offending dog breeders — often called puppy mills — has been created by lax animal cruelty laws, weak enforcement of those laws, & powerful farming groups that resist stricter...

Duration:00:19:38

Iowa Puppy Mills Make Humane Society's 'Horrible Hundred' List

5/26/2017
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Iowa journalist Erin Murphy recently wrote that for the last five years, Iowa has held an outsized place on the national Humane Society’s annual publication of problematic commercial dog breeders. According to Murphy, advocates for humane treatment of animals say Iowa’s role as an apparent safe haven for habitually offending dog breeders — often called puppy mills — has been created by lax animal cruelty laws, weak enforcement of those laws, & powerful farming groups that resist stricter...

Duration:00:19:54

Iowa Women "Ready To Run" For Political Office After ISU Workshops

5/23/2017
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Dr. Dianne Bystrom, director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center For Women In Politics at Iowa State University, joins Des Moines FM host Chance Dorland to discuss ISU's "Ready To Run" workshops that offer training & guidance to empower Iowans wanting to become more deeply involved in political or issue advocacy campaigns or even make a run for local or state office. Find more info on "Ready To Run" as well as facts about women in Iowa & national politics at...

Duration:00:43:31

Iowa Women "Ready To Run" For Political Office After ISU Workshops

5/23/2017
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Dr. Dianne Bystrom, director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center For Women In Politics at Iowa State University, joins Des Moines FM host Chance Dorland to discuss ISU's "Ready To Run" workshops that offer training & guidance to empower Iowans wanting to become more deeply involved in political or issue advocacy campaigns or even make a run for local or state office. Find more info on "Ready To Run" as well as facts about women in Iowa & national politics at...

Duration:00:43:32

Tom Miller v. Kim Reynolds: Battle To Elect, Or Appoint, Iowa's Next Lt. Governor

5/15/2017
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BleedingHeartland.com political blogger Laura Belin joins Des Moines FM host Chance Dorland to discuss new developments concerning Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynold’s plans to appoint a Republican replacement after taking over for current Governor Terry Branstad who will soon leave office to become the US Ambassador to China. While originally releasing a short statement supporting the contrary, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller now says the Iowa Constitution does not allow Reynolds to appoint a...

Duration:00:33:02

Tom Miller v. Kim Reynolds: Battle To Elect, Or Appoint, Iowa's Next Lt. Governor

5/15/2017
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http://BleedingHeartland.com political blogger Laura Belin joins Des Moines FM host Chance Dorland to discuss new developments concerning Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynold’s plans to appoint a Republican replacement after taking over for current Governor Terry Branstad who will soon leave office to become the US Ambassador to China. While originally releasing a short statement supporting the contrary, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller now says the Iowa Constitution does not allow Reynolds to...

Duration:00:33:33

Democratic State Senator Nate Boulton "Runs" To Top Spot In Governor's Race

5/11/2017
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Iowa State Senator Nate Boulton recently threw his hat into the ring for the 2018 gubernatorial race with a campaign video that is still getting compliments from across the state. Iowa Starting Line founder Pat Rynard was quick to make the announcement & talk about its implications for a race that seems to become more crowded by the week. Rynard spoke with Des Moines FM host Chance Dorland about Boulton’s announcement & the excitement, as well as endorsements, his candidacy is generating...

Duration:00:24:31