May 2014

Story County Attorney

May 30, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/30/2014
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Two men seeking the Republican nomination for Story County Attorney told why voters should support them on Friday’s (May 30) Local Talk Show. Stephen Howell (left) said he feels his knowledge and years of experience set him apart from his primary opponent, Tyler Eason (right). Howell currently operates his own law firm, focusing on business law and banking regulatory compliance. Eason is a former Assistant Story County Attorney who currently works as a contract counsel for WebFilings. The winner of Tuesday’s primary election will go on to face the incumbent Story County Attorney Stephen Holmes in the general election in November.

Iowa Senate

May 28, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/28/2014
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Greta Anderson and guest co-host Gavin Aronsen of the Ames Tribune conduct back-to-back interviews with Cynthia O. Paschen and Herman Quirmbach, who face off in the Democratic primary for Iowa Senate District 23 this coming Tuesday, June 3rd.

Memorial Day 2014

May 26, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/26/2014
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Co-hosts Tom Beell, Paul Wierson and Susan Franzen guided us on a historic tour from the first "Decoration Day" after the Civil War through "Memorial Days" of succeeding wars. We mourned those we have lost as we discussed the many events throughout Story County. Our special guest was eighth grader Ashley Webb who gave us a preview of the Gettysburg Address she has been asked to present at the ceremony at the Roland cemetary.

Three Vehicle Rehabs

May 23, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/23/2014
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Hosts Cynthia McClure and Susan Franzen spoke with people from Nevada about three very different types of vehicles in their community which are finding productive reuses after being retired or discarded:

  • Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald explains the local use of the army surplus MRAP (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicle recently acquired by the Story County Sheriff’s Department
  • Melissa Spencer and Kay Feldman tell the story of the 1963 fire engine given to Story County Responders Care by the Huxley fire department to become a “pink fire engine”
  • Richard Attwell describes how he collects hundreds of discarded bikes each year for reuse around the world with Chicago based "Working Bikes." Marie Akerman tells the international side of this story.

Jen McClung

May 22, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Heart of Iowa program originally broadcast 05/22/2014
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Ames singer-songwriter Jen McClung plays songs from her new CD, "Wildfire", live in KHOI's studio "A"--one day before its official release! In between songs she talks about some of the inspirations behind their composition.

Open to the Public

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

Originally broadcast 05/21/2014
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Special Olympics athlete Sara Cummings and Iowa Summer Games co-chair Jan Williams share the first half of the show, with descriptions of Special Olympics events to be held this Thursday through Saturday, May 22-24, all of which are open to the public. In the second half, the discussion turns to public spaces and music, with Stacey Ross, organizer of Roosevelt Summer Sundays, Ron Carson, organizer of Depot Repo, theThursday night musical events at Ames's old train depot, and Michael David Martin, a musical performer and landscape architect who has given the spaces of Ames a lot of thought.

In the Footsteps of Kate Shelley

May 19, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/16/2014
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Hosts Gina McAndrews and Susan Franzen take a road trip to "walk in the footsteps of Kate Shelley" in sites on Honey Creek, the Shelley Farm, and Moingona to help imagine the dramatic events of July 8, 1881, when Kate Shelley, a teenage girl, braved a driving storm to crawl across the railroad bridge spanning the flooded Des Moines River to warn the station master at Moingona that a railroad bridge on Honey Creek was washed out.

Children's Book Week

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

Originally broadcast 05/16/2014
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Co-hosts Greta Anderson and Sandra Looft celebrate Children's Book Week with discussions of favorite childhood books and book memories with librarians around the county, an interview of Huxley mom Sarah Miller, who started a "Baby Book Club", and a peak into Little Free Libraries. They are joined by Jennifer Hansen, the "publisher mom" behind Story-Boone Macaroni Kids, a blog compiling all of the kids' and family activities in the area, including a comprehensive guide to local summer camps. Charlotte's Web, Green Eggs and Ham, The One Hundred Dresses, and Morris the Moose Goes to School. Special thanks to Kolleen Taylor, Lynne Carey and Jeri Heid.

Cannabinol and Bicycle Power

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

Originally broadcast 05/14/2014
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Cynthia McClure talks to Ames-based neurologist Dr. David Moore about the complications surrounding the passage of a law by the Iowa Legislature enabling use of cannabis oil for refractory epilepsy patients.

Then, Greta Anderson interviews Ames musician Paul Doffing about the Ames Bicycle Coalition, which he helped found, and the Bike-to-Work Week events it has lined up this week, including the kickoff to Paul's "Freedom from Fuel" tour this Friday, May 16, at DG's Tap House. Paul plays two lovely songs and laughs at our jokes.

VEISHEA Task Force

May 12, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/12/2014
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The ISU Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Thomas Hill, was appointed by ISU President Leath's office to lead a 20-person VEISHEA Task Force to make recommendations for the future of the event. VEIESHA, Iowa State University's long-standing Spring festival highlighting the university, its students, and faculty, was cancelled this past Spring after public vandalism and a critical injury occurred a few days prior to the festival.

Susan Franzen documents graduation as a family event.