June 2015

Youth Voices of Central Iowa

June 19, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 06/15/2015
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The theme of the show was young people in Central Iowa. Max Ennes contributed a segment that he co-produced with Thea Brenner, both students at Ames High School. Their witty ideas on social media use were captured in their Teen Zone Report. Four podcasts from the Story County Stories Project were aired. They were produced by Leah Smith, Aaron Lewis, Michael Spencer, Jr., and Jordan Newbanks, who were Seniors at Ames High School this past year. And Gale Seiler brought us the story of Yesenia Ayala, a youth leader from the organization called Al Exito, serving Latino youth in Iowa. The show also aired Belinda Merritt’s weekly music update, and we shared a list of upcoming appearances of Presidential candidates.

History of Relations with Post-Soviet Russia

June 17, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

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Cornelia Flora spoke with Neil Harl about why and how he started the Center for International Agricultural Finance at ISU in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Susan Franzen spoke with Susan Lassila about how she started the original Iowa House (1994-2002) to provide lodging primarily for guests brought to Iowa State University during those years. Del Christianson followed with the story of IRIS, Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS) , which continues the support of citizen ambassadors welcoming visitors from around the world. Greta Anderson introduced a new Local Talk feature, "Tuning in to Agriculture" with an interview about cover crops with Sarah Carlson from Practical Farmers of Iowa. Appropriate music from international farmers was featured.

Reiman Gardens, Bird Dogging, June Events

June 12, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 06/12/2015
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Allyson Walters from the Convention & Visitors Bureau described the many public events happening in June that enliven our community. Here is a complete Calendar of Events

Reiman Gardens celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2015 with special events and exhibitions all year. We offer an overview of the garden's history, features, some of the people who help make the garden happen, and the current treehouse exhibition.

A training session at the Ames Library on Bird Dogging - how to prepare and ask tough questions of candidates, regardless of their political party - was given by a group called “Governing Under the Influence,” sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee. We pass along some of their advice, as we Iowans enter into the season for vetting candidates. More tips from “Governing Under the Influence,” can be found at their web site

Story County is looking for input for the Story County Cornerstone to Capstone Plan (C2C Plan) . Learn more, find a schedule, or to take the survey The C2C Plan is a coordinated long range plan that is intended to be physical and policy-based – a blueprint for how we grow and develop over the coming 20 years, identifying vision and goals, and quality of life aspects.

Cambridge Skunk River Valley Days

June 10, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 06/10/2015
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Today's program featured Cambridge's Skunk River Valley Days. Marcia Kisner, representing the planning committee, served as our guide through the varied events of the festival. Special Features this year included a Barbecue Contest and the first International Drone Community Event showcasing the use of Drones for Agriculture. Scott Olson told us about the array of information and demonstrations of Unmanned Aviation Vehicle (UAVs) that will be available on Saturday. Ron Carson spoke with Randy Burke, whose band Randy Burk and the Prisoners will play for the Street Dance in Saturday Night. We listened to songs from their CD "Money, Heart, and Soul".

Stopping the Summer Slide

June 8, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 06/08/2015
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Host Greta Anderson speaks with Jerri Heid, Youth Services Coordinator of the Ames Public Library, and Carolyn Jons, co-founder of Raising Readers in Story County< in Story County, about the fun, engaging activities planned for students during summer break. Hear about Firehouse Days, a wearable computer for infants and toddlers that counts utterances, and kids being inspired by science at the Summer Enrichment Camp at the Middle School. VOLUNTEERS ARE STILL NEEDED! Then, correspondant Kay Puttock brings us Erica Peterson, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Story County , our Community Service Appreciation partner for the month of June. When school's out, the Club is "in"! Hear stories of young people whose lives were transformed by having a friendly place to go.

Pickelball,Gwiasda, and Global Arts

June 5, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

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Ames Public Relations Officer Susan Gwiasda gives us a preview on municipal plans by the City of Ames for June and gives an update on the Breckenridge Housing Development.

Samantha Thomas, founder and Director of Des Moines-based Global Arts Therapy, an organization doing social and art work throughout the world describes this organization's work and her experiences in the Nepal earthquake. There is an exhibition of their work at Design on Main Gallery, 203 Main Street.

Ron Smith and Ron Fosse, local Pickleball players, describe their sport and tell us about the Pickleball clinic they are holding on this Saturday at Inis Grove Park from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM noon. To find out when people are playing Pickleball in the Ames area, contact Ron Smith by email.

Scandinavian Days and the Benson Brothers

June 3, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 06/03/2015
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This preview of the 50th anniversary of Story City’s Scandinavian Days included a lot of local history with Mayor Mike Jensen and host Paul Wierson as they talked with Story City's own poet laureates, the Benson Brothers. Barry and Steve Benson will be at the Bertha Bartlett Public Library, 503 Broad Street in Story City on Saturday, June 6 at 2:00 PM, to read from their newest book, "Poems by the Skunk River Valley Boys." They discussed what makes a good poem and how they have succeeded in the very competitive market of poetry publication.

Co-host Susan Franzen played a recording of last year's kumla eating contest and a couple of songs from "The Little Shop of Horrors," the comedy, horror, Rock musical being produced by the Judge Story Theatrical Troupe at the Story City Grand Opera House.

Sparrows, Artwalk, Emergency Mangement, & Ames Progressive Alliance

June 1, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

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Keith Morgan from Story County Emergency Management explains the Hazard Mitigation Planning program of Story County Emergency Management.

The Main Street Cultural District's Artwalk will be on Friday June 5 at 5:00 - 8:00 PM. At KHOI's studios at 410 Douglas, KHOI's very own "Doodle-Squad" will perform a doodle-mural to live music by Michael Martin. Members of the Doodle Squad Ursula Ruedenberg, Jane Graham, Lonna Nachtigal, and Caroline Sallin explain the plan.

Victoria Shopinsky and Anne Kinzel, some of the organizers of the New Ames Progressive Alliance , a new community coalition, explain the alliance's goals and mission.