Today's show was a central Iowa tour for our Danish volunteer, Amalie Soronsen, who is living in Nevada for three months to learn about American culture. Our first stop was South Story Bank and Trust in Huxley where Bob Anders, retired banker and co-host for today's Local Talk, interviewed bank president Kevin Brooks. We also discussed the extensive art collection displayed throughout the bank, especially "Big Bluestem," a 20' sculpture outside the bank. Then we drove to Boone where the new executive director, Mara Mackay, gave us a tour of the newly restored Boone County Historical Center, focusing on the plans to make the Kate Shelley room more interactive. We also told Amalie about the legend of Kate Shelley - in story and song. Then we introduced Amalie to the geology of central Iowa as explained by Conrad Kramer, executive director of the Whiterock Conservancy in Carroll County. One final political note was a surprise visit from Michael Luick-Thrams, non-partisan candidate for U.S. Senate telling us why he's running, with a historical perspective on the major parties.
- South Story Bank and Trust
- Boone County Historical Center
- legend of Kate Shelley
- Whiterock Conservancy
Originally broadcast 11/02/2016
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