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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!’

Conversations with Baby - Meet Grant Nelson

Episode 7

On this episode

This week, the guys introduce us to Grant Nelson – better known as “Baby Grant” or simply “Baby.”

Baby grew up with Ryan in Johnston, Iowa, and joined him as a student at St. Ambrose this fall after transferring from St. Cloud St. University. The guys discuss how Baby got his nickname, their rowdy childhood shenanigans, and much more!

Plus, their first swim meet is coming up! The guys share their pre-race rituals with us.

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.

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.

The American Civil War: A Molecular Study of Smallpox

Episode 378

On this episode

Ana Duggan, an adjunct faculty member at McMaster University in Canada, joins the Relevant or Irrelevant panelists to discuss “The American Civil War: A Molecular Study Of Smallpox.


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 16, 2020

On this episode

𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟔, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎:
~ A new NAIA rule may affect SAU student-athletes
~ Campus Activities Board has to get creative to keep students engaged on campus during COVID
~ And two SAU athletes are named the CCAC Cross Country Runners of the Week

Listen to these stories and more, 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 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 29

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In this episode, Fr. Thom and Meg discuss teachers and their impact on student’s lives and their favorite grade.

Plus, in the Catholic Church, October is a month dedicated to Mary. Fr. Thom and Meg share what their relationship with Mary and the rosary is like and how it has developed over the years.

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

This episode of 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘍𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘈𝘸𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘴 was recorded on October 14, 2020 thanks to the technology at 88.5 – KALA-FM, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA – USA.

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

New season coming October 20th 2020!

Season 2 Trailer

On this episode

In the final episode of From the Bleachers – season 1 – host Carter Foley welcomes back SAU Athletic Director Mike Holmes.

The two talk about the future of St. Ambrose sports amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, including recruitment efforts, eligibility, and how coaches are keeping their student athletes engaged.

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


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.

Preparing for Decision 2020

Episode 16

On this episode

Bishop Thomas Zinkula joins Barb Arland-Fye, Editor Of The Catholic Messenger, to discuss the 2020 elections. An educated voter has a lot to think about before making a choice in any contest this year.

This edition of Catholic Messenger Conversations was recorded at the studios of KALA Radio, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa (USA).

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!

Adaptive Sports: Inclusion for All

Episode 8

On this episode

This month, Ann Garton returns as our host to lead a discussion about person-centredness in adaptive sports. The panelists talk about the need for inclusive sports activities in youth and college athletics and their contributions to the field.

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: Tyler Spencer, PhD, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology at St. Ambrose University
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭: www.sau.edu/tyler-spencer

𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭: Mallory Valentine, Assistant Director, Recreational Services at the University of Iowa
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭: In her role, Mallory oversees the department’s diversity, equity and inclusion committee which focus on making sure members can participate in recreational activity at all levels on campus.

𝐆𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭: Tanya Braet, MOT, OTR/L, Co-Founder of Y Quad Cities Adaptive Rowing Program
𝐀𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭: In 2011, Tanya, along with fellow rowers, founded The Y Quad Cities Adaptive Rowing Program. Tanya received her Bachelor of Psychology in 2005 and her Masters of Occupational Therapy in 2006 from St. Ambrose University. She currently works for Doctors of Physical Therapy as an onsite Occupational Therapist (OT) in an Industrial Setting where her primary focus is injury prevention. Prior to being an onsite therapist for Industry. Tanya worked in Acute Care and Skilled Nursing settings for a combination of 14 years of experience as an OT. She was also previously an adjunct professor at St. Ambrose, teaching a special topics class about Adaptive Rowing.

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.

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


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.

Rapid Rehousing

Episode 13

On this episode

Christie and Wes from Humility Homes & Services discuss Rapid Rehousing.