Chocolate, Solar Power, Book Reading

Hosts Ursula Rudenberg and Kay Puttock

If you like chocolate, wine, books--or all three--you'll want to hear what this program tells you about an event coming up at Chocolaterie Stam on Wednesday, March 30. Award-winning, Iowa born author Steven Horn speaks with KHOI about the book signing and reading to be held there from 4:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday. Mr. Horn will be signing copies of his latest book in the Sam Dawson mystery series, and will read from that book at 6:00 PM. A wine tasting and live musical improvisation by Paul Hertz will accompany the reading. If you're not already a fan of Sam Dawson mysteries, you might become one after hearing what Mr. Horn has to say about this unusual amateur sleuth.

In addition to book readings, Chocolaterie Stam features live music on their baby grand piano every Friday evening. Fifteen-year-old musician and singer Naomi Biela talks about the performances she has been giving there for several years, why she loves this gig, and about her plans for the future.

In the second half of the show Victoria Szopinsky and Ann Kinzel, two representatives of the Ames Progressive Alliance update on the plans for the solar power initiative for the city of Ames. This will give residents a chance to reduce their utility bills while helping the environment. Together with Jan Flora, (representing AMOS - A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy) Victoria and Ann also discuss the Affordable Housing Conference that AMOS recently organized in Ames. This show also has a brief update on bumble bees from KHOI's resident naturalist Pat Schlarbaum.

Originally broadcast 03/25/2016
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