IN DEPTH: Back to School Part 2; Extracurricular Activities

Posted: Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 at 2:00 pm

How can participating in extracurricular activities help kids learn and grow?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Ryan Paulson, Activities Director at the Knoxville Community School District.

IN DEPTH: Back to School Part 1; Safety in the Pella Community School District

Posted: Monday, August 20th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

It’s that time of year again, the kids are back to school. What is the Pella School District doing to help keep our kids safe in school? In the first part of a five part Back to School series, join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Greg Ebeling, Superintendent of Schools of the Pella Community School District.

IN DEPTH: The Knoxville Road Diet

Posted: Friday, August 17th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

The city of Knoxville is considering turning Lincoln street in Knoxville from a four lane highway, to a three lane highway with a turn lane. What’s the logic?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Aaron Adams, city manager for the city of Knoxville.

IN DEPTH: Chandler Jahner with the FFA

Posted: Thursday, August 16th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

A young man from Pella is playing a major role in the future of the FFA.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Chandler Jahner, South Central State Vice President of the FFA.

IN DEPTH: Mile-a-minute Weed

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

An invasive plant–mile-a-minute weed– has been found in Marion County.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Lane Kozel, with the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

IN DEPTH: Disney and Kids

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

How do Disney movies influence our children?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Ashley Scolaro, Professor of Psychology at Central College.

IN DEPTH: David and Mack Mills from Warrnambool, Australia

Posted: Friday, August 10th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

A representative from Knoxville’s sister city, Warrnambool, Australia would like to invite us to come for a visit down under.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with David Mills, General Manager of the Premier Speedway, Warrnambool, Australia, and his son Mack.

IN DEPTH: Nearwood Winery

Posted: Thursday, August 9th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

A local winery and vineyard is expanding to a new location.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Mike Van Natta and Joann Schissel with the Nearwood Winery and Vineyards, Knoxville.

IN DEPTH: The Million Waves Project

Posted: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

A Washington State man with local ties is using plastic from the ocean to manufacture prosthetic limbs for people who can’t afford them.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Chris Moriarity, with the Million Waves Project, of Anacortes, Washington, and formerly of Pella.

IN DEPTH: The Search for Grandma Sparkle

Posted: Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Darlene Miller, author of “The Search for Grandma Sparkle: a Novel about the Mysterious Disappearance of a Rural Senior Citizen.”

IN DEPTH: Scholte Conference

Posted: Monday, August 6th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

A conference honoring the legacy of Hendrik Scholte is coming to Pella

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Val Van Kooten, with the Pella Historical Society, and Lisa Zylstra, Historian and 5th Grade Teacher at Jefferson Intermediate School in Pella.

IN DEPTH: Pella Police Department Tornado Response

Posted: Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 2:00 pm

How did the Pella Police Department respond to the tornado that hit the Vermeer Corporation?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Lieutenants Dave Beukelman, Paul Haase, and Shane Cox, and communications supervisor Marcia Slycord.

IN DEPTH: Grand Headlines Changes Hands

Posted: Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at 2:00 pm

A small business in Knoxville is changing hands.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Cheri Reynolds and Heidi Wallace with Grand Headlines Hair Salon.

IN DEPTH: Senator Chuck Grassley

Posted: Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 2:00 pm

What does one U.S. Senator think about immigration, the farm bill, and more?

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

IN DEPTH: Changes at the Christian Opportunity Center

Posted: Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There’s been some leadership changes at the Christian Opportunity Center.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with John Eilers and Jodi Tukker with the COC.

IN DEPTH: DMACC Opportunities

Posted: Monday, July 30th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

DMACC continues to provide educational opportunities to area residents.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Rob Denson, President of the Des Moines Area Community College.

IN DEPTH: Bee Campus USA

Posted: Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Central College has recently been certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program–the first in Iowa. Why do bees matter?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Paulina Mena, professor of biology at Central College.

IN DEPTH: Life at Marion County Lake

Posted: Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

It’s summer, and our ponds, lakes, and rivers are teaming with life Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Marion County Naturalist Marla Mertz, and her summer assistant, Hanna Hefner.

IN DEPTH: Sweet Corn Time at Dan D Farms

Posted: Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

It’s the best time of summer. Sweet corn time.

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Dan Dennison with Dan D Farms, and his corn pickers and sellers, Jaren Sedlock, Nyan Baker, Arthur Malyuga, Megan Moore, and McKayla McGill.

IN DEPTH: Civility

Posted: Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Can you hold civil conversations about controversial issues? Are you sure?

Join us today as Dr. Bob Leonard goes “In Depth” with Lowell Ernst, Director of K-12 instruction at the Pella Community School District.