Moving Train Radio, a new webcast radio show about politics, current events, and special topics, will launch its premier episode Wednesday, January 29th, at 8:00pm EST / 7:00pm CST.
The show is a collaboration of the husband and wife team of Heidi Hollen and Dave Slavens of Minneapolis, MN, and Jeff Pickens of Turnersville, NJ. The idea for the show began with a Facebook post on January 10th, in which Heidi lamented her usual political radio show was a "best of". Jeff suggested she start her own show and offered to be part of it. They agreed it was a great idea.
The premier show will focus on Tuesday night's State of the Union Address (SOTU), and will feature special guest Laura Hubka of Riceville, IA, who will join the SOTU conversation and discuss the recent Iowa caucuses. Laura is a candidate for IA State Representative in the 51st Legislative District.
To prepare for Wednesday's discussion, Moving Train's Facebook Page will host a virtual SOTU watch party. Participants will be able to comment on the President's speech on the Event Page.
To listen to the show, CLICK HERE on Wednesday, January 29th, 8:00pm EST / 7:00pm CST.
For information on the hosts, click here: Meet The Hosts
For information on our special guest, see below:
Riceville, Iowa – Navy veteran and ultrasound Technologist Laura Hubka of Riceville announced today that she will run for state representative in District 51, which includes Howard, Mitchell, Worth, and part of Winneshiek Counties.
“As a veteran and ultrasound technologist for 30 years, I’m passionate about serving our great country and helping Iowans lead healthy lives,” said Hubka. “It’s time for us to put aside the partisanship, do what’s best for everyday Iowans, and grow the middle class again.”
Hubka is a graduate of Decorah High School (Class of 1983) and then served in the US Navy for a decade. She returned to Iowa to work at Winneshiek Medical Center and currently works Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa performing ultrasounds at locations in Cresco and New Hampton.
“After a decade in the Navy and three decades listening to patients, I’m ready to serve in the Iowa House. Over the next year, I will work hard and reach out to Iowans in every part of the district to hear their ideas and suggestions,” added Hubka, who cared for President Regan while serving in the Navy. “It doesn’t matter if an idea comes from a Democrat or Republican, if it’s good for Iowa and our local communities, I will work to get the idea passed in the Iowa House.”
Hubka lives in Riceville with her husband, Kenny, who works for Precision of New Hampton. Her oldest son, Robert, served in the US Army in Iraq and now lives his wife in Hubbard, Iowa. Her daughter Katie attends Iowa State University and is studying education. Brian is the youngest son and he is currently serving in the US Navy in Japan.
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