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In this weekly show, hosts John Kealey and Jay Swords examine events of history through the discussion of books, journal articles, papers, and presentations, then historians and history buffs ask the question, what is relevant or irrelevant in today’s world.

Women Leaders In Diplomacy Across The Pacific

Episode 392

On this episode

Dr. Michael Schneider, Provost, Dean of the College and Professor of History, at Knox College joins the 𝘙𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘳 𝘐𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘵 panel to discuss women leaders in diplomacy across the Pacific.

𝘙𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘳 𝘐𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘵 is recorded at the studios of KALA-FM, Davenport, IA-Quad Cities.


In this weekly podcast, St. Ambrose University Chaplain Rev. Thom Hennen and SAU student Megan Grady discuss pop culture, faith and life at St. Ambrose. 

The Faith Awakens

Episode 38

On this episode

Fr. Thom and Meg are back in the studio! They reflect on nearly a year of living in a global pandemic, the capitol insurrection, and president-elect Biden’s upcoming inauguration.

Plus, Meg is student teaching! She tells us about her first week and how she is working to balance her new role with running

𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘸𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘴 podcast is a production of St. Ambrose University Campus Ministry (Davenport, Iowa, USA).

Original theme music for this non-profit podcast was created and performed by Lauren Bollweg.



The Institute for Person-Centered Care at St. Ambrose University is challenging the status quo of healthcare. In this monthly podcast, we explore what person-centered care is,  how it can be implemented and what it means for patients. Whether you’re a healthcare provider or a patient, there is something in these discussions for you!

Person-Centered Care for Aging Veterans

Episode 11

On this episode

This month, Ann Garton welcomes social workers from the Iowa City VA Medical System for a discussion about person-centered care for aging veterans. They explain community services available as well as their contract nursing home program.

𝙃𝙤𝙨𝙩: Ann Garton, MSN, RN, CNE, Director of the Institute for Person-Centered Care at St. Ambrose University.
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭: www.sau.edu/ann-garton

𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭: Jennifer J. Smentek, LISW, Caregiver Support Program Manager at Iowa City VA Health Care System
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭: For the past 12-years, Jennifer has worked with seriously ill and injured combat Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, in the VA’s homeless programs, and she is the current Program Manager for the Iowa City VA’s Caregiver Support Program. Jennifer, a medical and mental health social worker, has more than 20-years of experience.

𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭: Deb Moeller LCSW, LMSW, Contract Nursing Home Coordinator at Iowa City VA Health Care System
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭: Deb has more than 30 years of experience as a community-based medical social worker, 18-years of experience in in-home care, and has served as the Iowa City VA’s Contract Nursing Home Coordinator for the past three years. She has worked at the Iowa City VA for seven years.

To learn more about the VA caregiver support program or to apply online go to www.caregiver.va.gov/

You can also download VA Form 1010CG from this site if you don’t want to apply online and mail it to:
The Iowa City VA Medical Center
601 Highway 6 West
Attention Caregiver Support Program/136 B
Iowa City, IA 52246

The Caregiver Support Line available to all caregivers is available at 1-855-260-3274.

Monday-Friday, 8-10 Eastern and Saturday, 8 to 5 Eastern

To enroll in the VA go to: www.va.gov/ and go under Health Care and click Apply Now for VA Health Care or call 1-877-222-8387.

𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙪𝙨!
Email: ipcc@sau.edu
Facebook: facebook.com/SAUIPCC/
Twitter: @sau_ipcc

𝙊𝙛𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝 𝙎𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙘𝙚𝙨:
CDC – www.cdc.gov/
WHO – www.who.int/
Rock Island Co. Health Dept. – richd.org/
Scott Co. Health Dept. – www.scottcountyiowa.com/health
Illinois Dept. of Public Health – www.dph.illinois.gov/
Iowa Dept. of Public Health – idph.iowa.gov/
Quad Cities COVID-19 Coalition – togetherqc.com


St. Ambrose University is located in Davenport, Iowa, USA.

From the Bleachers is a podcast series from the studios of KALA-FM. Each season, a student host from St. Ambrose University explores a different facet of sports at the Davenport, Iowa, college.

The Rise of Esports

Season 2 Ep. 6

On this episode

In the final episode of season 2, Logen talks to St. Ambrose University Esports coach Chase Neukam. They discuss how Esports has grown, what brought him to St. Ambrose and what he has to say to those who say Esports is not technically a sport.

𝘍𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 is a student-produced podcast from the studios of KALA-FM, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, USA.


In this monthly podcast, Editor of The Catholic Messenger, Barb Arland-Fye, engages listeners in the life of the people of the Diocese of Davenport. Arland-Fye goes beyond the church walls to see how people of faith share the joy of the Gospel with the world.

Small Group Faith Sharing Initiative

Episode 17

On this episode

Bishop Thomas Zinkula joins Barb Arland-Fye, Editor Of The Catholic Messenger, to discuss the small group faith-sharing initiative being sponsored by the Diocese of Davenport, Iowa.

Music for this podcast series is provided by Joe Mattingly, composer and performer of the theme – all rights reserved.

Production for Catholic Messenger Conversations is courtesy KALA-FM, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa.



Join St. Ambrose student-athletes Keagan Dolphin, Ryan Warrick, and Zac Robinson as they aim to inspire and share insight through interviews with a new guest each week. Rest assured this podcast will be ‘sort of interesting, Kinda Kredible, and always go Full Circle!’

Audience Questions

Episode 12

On this episode

This week, we finally hear from YOU, our audience! The guys answer questions sent in by our listeners, including some new ‘Would You Rathers.’

This is the last show of 2020! The boys are taking a break for the holidays, but they will be back in January 2021 with more laughs, conversations, and guests.

Join the conversation! You can email the guys at kktfcpodcast@gmail.com

Connect with us: @kktfcpodcast

This podcast series is recorded at the studios of KALA-FM, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, USA.


SAU News This Week is a student-produced radio newscast airing live on 88.5fm Fridays during the Fall 2020 semester at St. Ambrose University.

October 30, 2020

On this episode

𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟑𝟎, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎:
~ SAU schedules winter commencement ceremonies over two days
~ Women’s Basketball prepares for a new season
~ And KALA announces live election coverage of Tuesday’s general election

Listen to these stories, right now on 𝙎𝘼𝙐 𝙉𝙚𝙬𝙨 𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙒𝙚𝙚𝙠.

𝘚𝘈𝘜 𝘕𝘦𝘸𝘴 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘞𝘦𝘦𝘬 is a student-produced radio newscast airing live on 88.5fm Fridays during the Fall 2020 semester at St. Ambrose University.

KALA-FM is the public radio station of St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa, USA.


In this monthly podcast,  Humility Homes and Services in Davenport, Iowa, engages community members in conversations about affordable housing and homelessness in the Quad Cities.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Episode 14

On this episode

Michelle Plasschaert, Shelter & Outreach Supervisor, and Laurie Wilcox, Permanent Supportive Housing Service Coordinator, join host Patrick Adamson to discuss permanent supportive housing in this podcast.

This podcast series is recorded at the studios of KALA-FM, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA, USA.


Music is part of our everyday lives. Whether you listen to music, aspire to make a living from it, or just sing in the shower for fun, this new podcast from KALA-FM Studios is for you. The Melody of the Music Department host, Sharon Bentley, invites guests to give insight into what college music departments look like, why non-majors get involved in college music, and how music majors ultimately end up using their degree.

Melodious Farewell

Episode 6

On this episode

In the final episode, host Sharon Bentley is joined by fellow graduating seniors Ethan Parchet and Cassy Heitman.

The group reminisces on their time in the SAU Music Department, having online classes their final semester of college, and post-graduation plans.

Thanks for listening to the Melody of the Music Department! If you enjoyed this podcast, check out other shows from KALA Radio on our SoundCloud page: @kalaradio