Originally broadcast 03/30/2015
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In the wake of Governor Branstad’s decision to close two of the state’s four mental health institutions, both in southern Iowa, Deb Schildroth, Director of Story County Community Services and Kathy Johnson, Story County Mental Health Coordinator, discuss concerns for providing community mental health services and outlooks on funding mental health services. They give local contact information for knowing what services are available and finding help for mental health problems. Call Central Iowa Commnity Services at (515) 663-2930 or go to Central Iowa Commnity Services and click on "Community Services"
Two new local breweries for craft beers that have opened up. Andy McCormick, owner of Torrent Brewing on Burnett Avenue in downtown Ames describes his business and Elliot Thompson, owner of Alluvial Brewing , explains the vision being developed at their brewery North of Ames on 190th Street.
Marlene Ehresman, from the Iowa Wildlife Center , invited area residents to join in the All-Species Parade honoring Earth Day and the Douglas Wood Wild-Spirit Band concert on the weekend of April 25 & 26. These events will celebrate our connection to nature and the diversity in life.