Chad Elliott and Bo Ramsey

Chad Elliott and Bo Ramsey


KHOI presents "Iowa's Renaisance Man",Chad Elliott and Grammy Award Winning Bo Ramsey on Sunday, May 9 at 5pm at Stephens Auditorium  Join us for the love of music and to support community radio! Tickets are $25 for reserved seats and $50 for VIP reserved seats (first 11 rows).  Livestreaming for home viewing will also be available for $15/single and $25/group. 

KHOI thanks Stephens Auditorium for co-sponsoring this event.
This concert is made possible by a grant from The Ames Commission on the Arts.


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Prairie Strips, Paddling, Black and Brown Summit

Originally broadcast 04/14/2021 

Jessica Nelson, graduate research assistant in sustainable agriculture at Iowa State University, told us about the STRIPS  (“Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips” which is an experimental program conducted through ISU Extension to work with farmers to determine the results of retaining and enriching soil in fields with strategically placed strips of prairie plants intermixed with corn and soybeans.  

Going from fields to rivers, we talked to Nate Hoogeveen director of river programs forthe Iowa DNR. His role is to oversee diverse efforts, including river science, survey, construction, grant administration, data and mapping services, and program planning.  Much of our discussion concerned Nate's guide "Paddling Iowa," the 4th edition of which is coming out this month(warning no online description is available for the 2021 edition).

Katherine Herrington, president & CEO of the West Des Moines Chamber, told us about the Black and Brown Business Summit, Thursday Apr 22, 2021 Friday Apr 23, 2021.  Go to the website to find out how to get virtual tickets to see local minority owned businesses displays.  The impressive list of sponsors indicates the effort established Iowa businesses are making to provide opportunities for diversity and to grow the share of minority owned businesses.

LOCAL TALK 13 April 2021

Originally broadcast 04/13/2021 

Domestic Felines: Ron Edwards, Supervisor of Ames Animal Control/Ames Animal Shelter, Marlene Ehresman, Director of Iowa Wildlife Center and Matt Wetrich, Naturalist with Green County and board member of Jefferson, Iowa’s city council along with KHOI’s Gina McAndrews;

Discuss feral, stray and pet cats, their care, habits, and needs both indoor and outdoor.  Address property damage public health quality of life impacts on native wildlife.   What the City of Ames has done and is doing. The actions the responsible cat owner needs to consider and options that the realtor, renter and homeowner have for example a design for a “Catio”

Susan Qwiasda, City of Ames Public Relations Officer shares current city updates including yard waste “free”days.

Ames Public Library Director Sheila Schofer Discuss the phased reopening of the library that involve conference/meeting rooms,  small group gatherings, children activities,  hybrid meeting models, fines status.

Anna Magnussen,  KHOI’s Top “Good News Banana” brightens our day.

Offering Poems, Music, and a review of Tuesday programs; All Things Piano, Donna-Lana Kitchen, Science Bytes, and Heart2Heart along with a sneak peek of Thursday’s, You Name It.

CAPITOL WEEK 12 April 2021

Originally broadcast 04/12/2021 

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.

LOCAL TALK 9 April 2021

Originally broadcast 04/09/2021 

Local Talk for Friday April 9 included a great summary of the news from the pages of the Ames Tribune by Dennis Hart.  Merry Rankin, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Ames and Iowa State University invited Anne Owens, Volunteer Center for Story County to talk about Stash the Trash program this weekend at Jack Trice Stadium.  Kayley Barrios Lain, Electric Services Coordinator, discussed community Earth Month Scavenger Hunt to empower the community to learn good things about our home.  Municipal Engineer, Tracey Peterson appeared with Susan Gwiasda Public Relations Officer for the City of Ames to interpret the major flood plain renovation project along Ioway Creek and South Duff.  The goal is to mitigate perilous floodwaters associated along South Fifth St. and allow Ioway Creek and cleaner convergence with South Duff bridge. The goal is to lower flood events in  that area by two feet. As always Anna Banana spun her creative magic with another welcome installment of Heart to Heart.


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