Artisanal Giving and Animals

Host Greta Anderson explores several ways central Iowans can direct their holiday dollars toward beauty and justice. First, Trades of Hope "compassionate entrepreneur" Katie Darby of rural Boone describes the direct marketing methods of this fair trade company, and the kinds of impact it has been able to make on women in the Third World. Reporter Kay Puttock offers a look into Creative Artists' Studios of Ames (CASA) with an interview of artist Leanne Wilson. CASA is holding an open house with art for sale this Saturday (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) and Sunday (12:00 noon - 4:00 PM) at 130 S. Sheldon Street. Finally, musician Bryon Dudley joins us to describe how his band Strong Like Bear teamed up with Electric Jury to learn Pink Floyd's Animals album in its entirety. These bands will be playing Animals along with original works on Saturday, December 12 at D.G.'s Taphouse.

Also:
Collegiate Presbyterian Church's "Journey to Bethlehem", 2:00 to 4:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6
Ames Alternative Gift Market's presence at Wheatsfield Grocery, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM this Saturday and next

Listen Here Now Originally broadcast 12/04/2015
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