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The upcoming schedule of Legislative Updates from the Ames League of Women Voters was confirmed and their virtual format explained by LWV President Linda Hagedorn. People wishing to attend these WebEx sessions should email email@example.com to receive the link. This is also the number to email your questions live during the forums. The dates for the Legislative Wakeups are January 23, February 6, March 6, and April 10. Selections from the forums will be re-broadcast on Local Talk a week or so after the events. Next was a selection from a LWVprogram titled “Government, the Economy, and Human Welfare—an Historical Perspective” by Prof. Joshua Rosenbloom of the ISU Economics Department. We concluded the show with a preview of the Ankeny Community Theatre virtual production of The Book of Will, a dramatization of compiling Shakespear's First Folio of his complete plays.
Today's Local Talk featured new business In Spyrit Metaphysical at 114 Kellogg in Ames. We learned about metaphysics of plants, stone and everything in between. Mike Meetz assisted with Snowbird phenology. Susan Gwiasda invited Vanessa Baker-Lattimer to talk about upcoming Martin Luther King virtual Celebration on Monday, January 18. News of the event can be found at City of Ames.org.
Our show started with Leanne Harter's Story County Report. Legislative Reporter Laura Belin provided insights into Gov. Kim Reynolds "Condition of the State Report." As mask wearing becomes a political issue as well as a health issue. Paul Wierson took a nostalgic look at the most famous Masked Man of American culture -- the Lone Ranger. Following that we have first-hand accounts of the protest at the Jan. 6 Iowa State Captiol gathering (Dara Sue Macahovic Martin) and her sister-in-law (Tara Macahovic) who was one of the hundreds of thousands who went to Washington to hear Trump on that day.
Today's Local Talk featured Carolyn Raffensberger's assessment of Capitol insurrection this week. Music featured Joan Baez In My Time of Need. Short eared owl phenology, and Merry Rankin discussed upcoming Smart Business Challenge program and luncheon. Anna Banana featured Carole Puckrose poetry.