CAPITOL WEEK 14 June 2021

Originally broadcast 06/14/2021 

Listen to Capitol Week - in-depth information about local politics and Iowa government hosted by Laura Belin and Dennis Hart. Laura and Dennis take an in-depth look at the week’s legislative actions, government agencies, the governor, and other events that affect the Iowa government. This show  takes you behind the scenes, as lawmakers and elected officials act on matters that affect you and your family.

Iowa National Summer Transportation Virtual Summer Camp, New Story County Weather Emergency Alert System for Cell Phones

Originally broadcast 06/14/2021 

Patricia Bahr, from the University of Iowa Center for Excellence in Development in  Disabilities announces the Iowa National Summer Transportation Institute, a virtual "summer camp" for students in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades interested in transportation. The camp, sponsored by the Department of Transportation's Civil Rights Bureau, is an interactive and engaging introduction to professions behind the different forms of mass transportation and provides information about career opportunities and training in skills and preparation for applying to college. The camp will feature professionals in different types of mass transportation and engineers who tutor in STEM skills. The camp will begin onJuly 21 and last two weeks, every weekday for two hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. The program is free of charge. To sign up or for more information, contact Patricia Bahr at  651-226-4603 or or downlaod the application form here.

Keith Morgan, Story County Emergency Management Coordinator, announces a recently upgraded mass notification system provided by Iowa Homeland Security to Story Co, available at no cost. -Individuals will be able to elect to receive Severe ThunderStorm watches/warnings, Tornado watches/warnings, Flood & Flash Flood watches and warning. The service allows you to self-identify medical conditions for emergency management and can identify the scale and scope of response requirements for special needs. One individual can register the entire family and manage the account if phone numbers change. To register, go here.

LOCAL TALK 11 June 2021

Originally broadcast 06/11/2021 

Local Talk for June 11, 2021 featured Carolyn Raffensberger, Director of Science and Environmental Health Network discussing the termination of Keystone XL Pipeline and death of Sicaguna Lakota Chief, Leonard Crow Dog.  Merry Rankin, Sustainability Director for City of Ames and Iowa State University discussed College Creek Cleanup for June 12, 10AM - 2PM. Gather at Parking Lot 50A for orientation. More information at   Rummage Rampage is coming July 29. More information at Rampage.

Diversity: Then and Now

Originally broadcast 06/09/2021 

Leanne Harter, Story County Director of Outreach brought us her monthly Story County Report with comments from Paul Wierson

Considering the controversy locally and in the Iowa Legislature over  "divisive concepts"  Reggie Greenlaw, retired Ames High School teacher and member of the Unity/Diversity planning committee in 1995, gave us a historical and musical perspective regarding how we have dealt with "divisive issues" in the past.  

KHOI political reporter Laura Belin, led us through the likely outcomes of the "Divisive Concepts Bill,"  (HF 802) just signed by Governor Reynolds on Tuesday evening.  

Doug Gentile invited our listeners to a community fundraiser for KHOI to be held by Tom (Florek) and Doug (Gentile) on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dog Eared Books on Main Street.  As enticement he sang a couple of original songs, "Song to Save the World," and "Community Radio."


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