Water levels along the Missouri River in southwest Iowa are dropping and floodwaters are receding a bit. Officials remain concerned about possible new flooding in the near future as snow continues to melt farther north.
Studio One Featured Release
Bobbie Gentry had one huge hit song, and it was a good one. The atmospheric and mysterious "Ode To Billie Joe" is fondly remembered to this day. Gentry's follow-up to that song (and accompanying full-length LP) was her 1968 album The Delta Sweete , which expanded on "Ode" themes of Southern life and culture. Fifty years later, The Delta Sweete had largely been forgotten. Crate diving indie bands like upstate New York's Mercury Rev don't forget, however, and the group have recorded a brand new...
Under the Golden Dome
The governor appoints hundreds of people to serve in state departments. The roles range from board member, director, or member of a judicial nominating commission. All of these individuals require confirmation by the Senate by a two thirds majority for them to continue in their appointed role.
Some of these appointees visit a Senate committee. Former Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen, did that this week with the Ways and Means Committee. Two weeks ago he was appointed as the director...