"Sports & the Media
... and Some Politics"
Monday, June 25th
Doors 6:00 - Show Begins 7:05
NOCE Jazz Cabaret - 1326 Walnut - Des Moines
We have another great show for you this coming Monday, June 25th at Noce Jazz Cabaret. The topic is “Sports & the Media … and Some Politics” and you are the first to know some news about our panel.
Because you are a subscriber, I want to let you know our panel grew by two members just a few minutes ago.
When it comes to sports in central Iowa, these two individuals are at the top of the list.
Natasha Kaiser-Brown flew around high school tracks as a student at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines. She continued to break records and turn heads as a student at the University of Missouri, where she is the most decorated female athlete in Mizzou history. She won silver at the 1992 Olympics in the 4x400, and collected gold in the same event at the World Championships the next year. After serving as Drake University Track & Field head coach for 15 years, she assumed a coaching role at Mizzou in 2016.
Brian Brown was the director of the Drake Relays for 11 years until he left for Missouri to become Assistant Director of Athletics. He changed the already popular “America’s Athletic Classic” into an even bigger world-class competition, where Olympic and world champions rubbed shoulders with middle and high school athletes. The Relays went under the lights and in front of coast-to-coast TV audiences.
Natasha and Brian are the icing on the cake for the latest WONKS!
They will be joined by WONKS! alumnus Michael Gartner, owner of the Iowa Cubs and a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorialist who was a guest on our “Politics & the Press” show; Drake Basketball legend Adam Emmenecker; KXNO’s Heather Burnside; and KCCI Sports Director Andy Garman.
And as they say on late-late-night TV … BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!
Investigative journalist Tom Witosky will be with us, too. Tom was one of the first investigative reporters to focus–for a time–solely on sports. His nickname was “The Shovel,” because he was always digging. An expert on research and the use of public records, Witosky was respected and feared within the highest ranks of college athletics in Iowa. Kinda like the old joke: