Monthly Archives: November 2011

KRUU Talks With Blog For Iowa

Blog for Iowa fans, earlier this month Dave Bradley and I were guests on KRUU,   “The Voice of Fairfield” at 100.1 FM.   KRUU is an actual community owned and operated local radio station.  The topic of conversation was our … Continue reading

Posted in Low Power FM, Media Reform, Radio

George Lakoff: It’s Time To Occupy Elections

We’re big fans of George Lakoff.  Author of several books including The Political Mind and the now classic,  “Don’t Think Of An Elephant: Know Your Values And Frame The Debate”; a Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics at the UC Berkeley;  … Continue reading

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Red Cross Resolves to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

A Call to Action by David Hart “Mankind invented the atomic bomb, but no mouse would ever construct a mousetrap.” ~Albert Einstein Many years from now when the history of our time is written, some may reflect that a small … Continue reading

Posted in Foreign Affairs, Nuclear Disarmament

This Week On The Fallon Forum: The Fallon Anti-Confusi-Tron (FACT)

Monday – Thursday from 7:00-800 pm, join us for the fusion of politics and civility at 98.3 WOW-FM and on-line at 983wowfm.com.  Call (515) 312-0983 or (866) 908-TALK to participate in the conversation.  If you miss the show, you can … Continue reading

Posted in Fallon Forum, Radio

How Respectful Media Coverage Of The GOP Is Damaging The Country

This is an excerpt from a must-read article by Eric Alterman, “Next Stop On The GOP Crazy Train: ‘Newtsville’” about the failure of media in their coverage of the so-called GOP “presidential candidates.”  You can read the entire article at … Continue reading

Posted in GOP, Media Reform

Sunday Funday – Listless Thanksgiving Weekend Edition

Feeling listless? Well, you have probably eaten way too much real food and not enough mental food. So let’s see if we can remedy that by filling in some lists that everyone should know. This one may be better done … Continue reading

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Post-Thanksgiving Hash

Like many folks, we are taking some time away to visit family for this holiday. We have one child at one end of the Mississippi and another at the other end. So we will be heading south with one set … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Humor, Iowa Independent, Jobs | Tagged , , , ,

Media Consolidation: The Illusion of Choice

Big broadcasters want to expand their market influence, cut jobs and slash local news coverage. They have an opening — the Federal Communications Commission is currently reviewing all of its media ownership rules. These rules determine how many media outlets … Continue reading

Posted in Media Reform

Happy Thanksgiving From Blog For Iowa

Blog for Iowa would like to wish our readers a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.      

Posted in Blog for Iowa

Iowans Getting Ready to Fight Back

While waiting for the local news to come on before dinner, a Rick Perry commercial played on television. In case you haven’t heard of him, he’s running for president along with a number of  other Republicans. He was telling us … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 Election Campaign, Barack Obama, Christie Vilsack | 1 Comment