Stover Blaze, B-day Bash, Zines

Nevada fire chief Ray Reynolds joins us to discuss last week's corn stover fire, which, six days later, still smolders north of Ames in Milford Township. A total of 20,000 large bales, equivalent to 5,000 acres of corn crop, was lost after a lightning strike Thursday evening. John Pieper, coordinator of the supply chain of stover to the Dupont cellulosic ethanol plant, struggles to explain Mother Nature's peculiar aversion to this revolutionary technology--as lightning has caused fires in the plant's stockpiles four times since 2012.

Viveca Dillard, host of KHOI's Saturday night show, "The Hot Spot," shares highlights of the plans for the station's Fourth Birthday Bash this coming Saturday, featuring 3-on-3 basketball, a book sale, Willie's barbecue, blueberry pies, and two fine local bands, Jebediah Stone and the Vinyl Vagabonds. Come join us for a day of festivity.

Bob Anders, host of "Bob's 8-Track Garage Sale," interviews Kristin Roach about her zine "Craft Leftovers," her zine distro Roach Motel, and the zine festival she is organizing next weekend in Des Moines.

Originally broadcast 08/10/2016
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