IN DEPTH: Kidnapping

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 2:00 pm

A local man who served his country and community in many ways tells us about one of the highlights of his career–the rescue of a kidnapped girl.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Don DeKock, of Pella.

IN DEPTH: Collective Bargaining

Posted: Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

What do two local public school advocates think about coming changes to Iowa’s collective bargaining laws for public employees?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Suzy Card, with the Iowa State Education Association, from Pella, and Barbara Persoon Pleasantville High School teacher.

IN DEPTH: Knoxville Heritage Community Foundation

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

What’s the Knoxville Heritage Community Foundation? When are applications for funding due?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Maggie Hamilton-Beyer and Dylan Morse, with the Foundation.

IN DEPTH: Senator Chuck Grassley

Posted: Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

What does one U.S. Senator think of how the confirmation hearings for President Trump’s cabinet nominees are going, and more..

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Senator Chuck Grassley, New Hartford.

IN DEPTH: How is President Trump Doing?

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

How’s the beginning of the Trump presidency going? What’s he done well, and not so well?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Andrew Green, Professor of Political Science, Randy Renstrom, Professor of Psychology, and Brian Peterson, Professor of Economics at Central College?

IN DEPTH: LIHEAP

Posted: Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

A program designed to help people needing assistance in paying their energy bills in the winter is reaching out to the people of Marion County.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Chris Hallinan, with the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP.

IN DEPTH: Public Safety Part 10; Family

Posted: Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Who are our public safety professionals and volunteers? What role does family play? In the tenth part of a ten part series, join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Knoxville Fire Chief Jim Mitchell, Firefighter John Mitchell, and in absentia, wife and mother Sharon Mitchell.

IN DEPTH: Public Safety 9; Knoxville Police Training

Posted: Thursday, February 9th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Who are our public safety professionals and volunteers? What kinds of training does a police officer go through? In the ninth part of a ten part series, join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Chief Dan Losada and Training officer Kyle Keller with the Knoxville Police Department.

IN DEPTH: Public Safety 8: Firefighters

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Who are our public safety professionals and volunteers. What’s it like to be a firefighter? In the eighth part of a ten part series, join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Bob Pelong and Tyler Vander Linden with the Knoxville Township Rural Fire Department.

IN DEPTH: Public Safety Part 6; Pella Ambulance

Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Who are our public safety professionals and volunteers. What are some of the challenges and opportunities that face our local services? In the sixth part of a ten part series, join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Pella Ambulance Director Laura Clanton.

IN DEPTH: Public Safety Part 5; Pella Police Department

Posted: Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Who are our public safety professionals and volunteers. What are some of the initiatives being undertaken locally? In the fifth part of a ten part program, join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Pella Police Chief Robert Bokinsky, and Lt. Paul Haase.

IN DEPTH: Public Safety Part 4: Marion County Attorney

Posted: Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Who are our public safety professionals and volunteers, and how do they work with the County Attorney’s Office? In the fourth part of a ten part program, join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Marion County Attorney Ed Bull.

IN DEPTH: Public Safety Part 3; Trooper Alex Dinkla

Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Who are our public safety professionals and volunteers, and why do they do what they do? In the third part of a ten part program, join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Iowa State Trooper Alex Dinkla.

IN DEPTH: Public Safety Part 2; Pella Fire

Posted: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Who are our public safety professionals and volunteers, and why do they do what they do? In the second part of a ten part program, join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Chief Doug Van Gorkom, Assistant Chief Joel Braafhart, and Captain Randy Bogaard with the Pella Fire Department.

IN DEPTH: Marion County Public Safety; Organization

Posted: Monday, January 30th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Why do our public safety professionals and volunteers do what they do? How are they organized, and how do they work together? In the first part of a ten part program…

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Marion County Emergency Management Coordinator, Jeff Anderson.

IN DEPTH: Inauguration

Posted: Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

A local couple was able to attend the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Marion County Attorney, Ed Bull.

IN DEPTH: Ice Fishing

Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Ice fishing is a popular winter sport. What do we need to know?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Iowa DNR Conservation Officer, Ken Kenyon.

IN DEPTH: Winterim

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

A local school has a remarkable program for students to participate in over winter break–Winterim.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Dan Van Kooten, Brad Engbers, Nicole Van Wyk staff, and a dozen or so students at Pella Christian High School.

IN DEPTH: Radon Awareness Month

Posted: Monday, January 23rd, 2017 at 2:00 pm

It’s Radon Awareness Month. What’s radon, why should we be concerned about it, and how can we fix it if we have a radon problem?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Dean Van Ryswyk, with Ryswyk Plumbing and Heating, Monroe.

IN DEPTH: Friends of the Wigwam; A Civil War Story

Posted: Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 2:00 pm

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An Illinois author believes the role Iowa, Illinois and other Midwestern states played in saving our union during the Civil War is underappreciated. And, he thinks a Marion County man played a major role in leading the north to victory.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with John Huelskamp, author of “Friends of the Wigwam; a Civil War story.