We had a fascinating, albeit sad, conversation on "Purple Matters" last night. Kathleen Nebel shared her story, which is almost too astonishing to believe. She said her ex-husband has been abusing her in one way or another for more than 25 years. She estimates they have been to court 800 times. 800 times! Her story was especially captivating in light of the horrible incident last week, where Randy Moore is suspected of kidnapping and killing his estranged wife. Here's her story:
So much of everyone's focus is on money right now. And rightfully so, as we remain in the middle of this Great Recession. As state leaders keep looking for ways to cut expenses to make the numbers work, Iowans for Tax Relief came up with an idea. President Ed Failor, Jr. joined us to share it. He wants to merge all three state university systems into one. The University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State and the University of Iowa would still exist in their three separate locations but they would have one president, for example. Failor said other states like Minnesota and Wisconsin have just one system and save tens of millions of dollars doing that. Here's his idea:
And we're still looking for songs that capture your frustration with life, politics, the economy, whatever it is that has you a bit ticked off. Last night on the show viewers suggested "What's Going On?" by Marvin Gaye and "Tragedy" by the Bee Gees. Keep coming up with your songs. We've had some good ones. Here's the others on the list so far.
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