National Grassroots Radio Conference 2014

July 22, 2014 - 12:00pm -- mattlhurley

KHOI Radio is proud to be hosting an annual, national radio conference, co-sponsored by Pacifica Radio here in downtown Ames. The Grassroots Radio Conference (GRC) will take place August 14-17, 2014. Visit the website at www.grc2014.net.

The GRC is a professional conference comprising one cornerstone of national non-commercial community media, and is widely loved among radio operators and radio fans. Visitors to the conference will be traveling to Ames from across the USA and Canada. We are expecting 150-200 attendees: radio producers, journalists, legal experts, engineers and community radio volunteers for the conference.

We are excited to further introduce the magic of community radio. Therefore, if you live in central Iowa, we are inviting you to stop by the conference anytime and join in, free of charge.

We will hold a pot luck welcome party on August 14th at 5 PM in front of KHOI at 410 Douglas Avenue in Ames. Join us, bring a dish, or just stop by to help welcome the guests. This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about who we are at KHOI. It will be lots of fun; you will meet amazing people, and discover the magic of building community through communication.

Country Music, the Center for Creative Justice and Team PrISUm

July 21, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 07/21/2014
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Country musician Leah Turner visits Ames. Probation officer Christy Boyer, of the Center for Creative Justice talks about her work with domestic batterers. Iowa State University's Team PrISUm talk about the solar car they've built, the race (American Solar Challenge) that the car is competing in, and the all-family festival organized around the official race pit stop, here in Ames. The Pit Stop event will be at the D2 Parking Lot, north of the Jack Trice Stadium on Saturday, July 26, 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

Clean Water Radio

July 18, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 07/18/2014
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Reporter Greta Anderson kicks off a series of Friday Local Talk shows about water issues across Iowa by sharing the hour with Evan Burger of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement. ICCI has initiated a statewide Clean Water campaign in anticipation of important rulings on regulations, which are notoriously weak in this state. We talk with Bill Stowe, the director of the Des Moines Water Works, and David Osterberg of Iowa Policy Project, who has just published a paper entitled, "A Threat Unmet: Why Iowa's Nutrient Reduction Strategy Falls Short." Our guests argue that with more than 50% of Iowa's waterways listed as impaired, and more than 50% of farmers implementing no conservation measures at all, it's time Iowans got serious about complying with the Clean Water Act and reducing the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

A Pipeline Through Iowa?

July 16, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 07/15/2014
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We start off the show with an update on the NBA draft, then explore the proposed pipeline across Iowa that Energy Transfer Partners hopes will soon be carrying crude from North Dakota to a distribution point in southern Illinois. After talking with an ETP media rep, we bring in ISU faculty member Franek Hasiuk, who has worked as a geologist in the petroleum industry, and long-time Ames resident Ralph Rosenberg, Chair of the Iowa Environmental Council, to provide perspective on what this proposal will mean to central Iowans. We wrap up with a look at Kids Co'Motion, directed by Valerie Williams.

Falcons, Ospreys and Ames Midnight Madness

July 14, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 07/14/2014
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This program features the great birds of Iowa: raptors. KHOI wildlife reporter Pat Schlarbaum reports on the fledgling Peregine Falcon that got stranded at the base of the Iowa State Capital in Des Moines. The wild young falcon was raised under the dome of the capital but ended up needing assistance from the DNR and Capital maintenance staff.

Schlarbaum also reports on the current project to re-introduce Ospreys to Iowa. The ospreys are taken from the wild in Minnesota with the help of ELite Power Company, whose poles are the nesting site of choice for ospreys.

Climate Change Lobby and School of Rock

July 11, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 07/11/2014
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Ames residents Stephen Biggs and Deb Fink of the Citizen's Climate Lobby (CCL) give the details of their proposal for a free-market approach to regulation of greenhouse gases emissions from fuels. Then, co-host Greta Anderson shares a montage of impressions and interviews of the 2014 School of Rock in Ames, a two-week summer intensive project in which teenagers learn to work together in bands and perform onstage, under the tutelage of long-time local rockers Al and Melita Biela of Ames Music Studios.

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