Pufferbilly Days Preview

Originally broadcast 09/02/2015
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Today's co-hots Paul Wierson and Howard Hammond talk to Emily McColloch of the Boone Chamber of Commerce about the upcoming Pufferbilly Days September 10 - 13.

Then, in today's edition of Tuning In To Agriculture, reporter Greta Anderson visits with Jerry Ryerson, who recently converted 120 acres of bottom ground adjacent to the Skunk River into a wetland through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This year many farmers are deciding to take advantage of higher CRP rates to hedge against excessive rainfall and uncertain commodity prices.

ACVB, Maximum Ames, Immigration Forum

Originally broadcast 08/31/2015
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Co-hosts Gale Seiler and Ursula Ruedenberg brought us an interview with Allyson Walter and Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen, from Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau, who filled us in on public events coming up in September. Nate Logsdon was in the studio with music and information about the Maximum Ames Music Festival, which will take place from SeptEMBER 10 - 13 in downtown Ames. There was also a report from a forum called Unite Iowa on Immigration that took place on Saturday in Storm Lake and included two presidential candidates, Lincoln Chaffee and Martin O’Malley.

Ames Youth Shine

Originally broadcast 08/28/2015
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As guest PIPES (see below) says, "It's all about the kids." Host Greta Anderson (and literature Ph.D.) gives a thumbs-up review to a remarkable novel by 14-year-old Ames resident, Lucas Bleyle, also known as one of the "Fort Kids," and speaks with Lucas about the book's themes, his writing practice, and goals in writing. His sci-fi adventure novel, The Scavengers, depicts future Earth as a Wasteland on which Earth's former inhabitants, most of whom have moved to a larger planet called The Clean World, dump their trash. Then Teenz Zone hosts Max Eness and Thea Brenner put their spin on the topic of political cynicism. We begin the show with hour with Alex Fejfer, project director at the Ames Historical Society, telling us the background of the unique commercial district on West Street, as our ongoing segment "Why is That?" We end it with a phone call to "PIPES", the emcee for tonight's (postponed due to rain) Bike Night, who shares his vision of this type of community event.

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