Eminent Domain, Death Cafes, Mental Health in Iowa

KHOI correspondent Von Ketelson brings a weather report for the week by ISU climatologist Elwynn Taylor.

Jonah Powell and Sarah Carlson, describe Death Cafes in Ames, part of an international movement that organizes social conversation events that normalize discussion about death.

A pipeline update from Dick and Judy Lamb, who own a farm in Boone County and are part of a joint suit by Iowa landowners and the Sierra Club against the Iowa Utilities Board and Dakota Access Pipeline. They claim that seizure of their land for the Bakken Pipeline, by eminent domain is illegal. The Polk County District Court of Iowa recently rejected their suit.

Jan Brown from Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic Church in Ankeny explains that the group known as A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy (AMOS) will go to the statehouse every Tuesday of this legislative session, to advocate for improvements to mental health care in Iowa.

Lauren Frandsen, from the Ames Chamber of Commerce, describes the Chamber's accomplishments in 2016 and their upcoming 2017 lecture series on vision-building leadership.

Dylan Kline, from Integrity Construction, is part of the Chamber of Commerce's yearly Leadership Ames program. As part of the program, he and a few others are partnering with KHOI to create a new show, Business Connect, on KHOI to premier this Friday at 1 PM. Dylan describes the process and what it's that's like for a construction manager to build a radio show.

Originally broadcast 02/20/2017
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