Reggie's Sleep-out, Composting Toilets

Von Ketelson and Elwynn Taylor report on weather for the week to come.

Audrey Weidemeyer reports on Reggies Sleepout, when residents will sleep in cardboard boxes at Jack Trice Stadium Saturday March 25th. This event raises awareness about youth homelessness and raises funds for local services to homeless youth, including Youth and Shelter Services (YSS), AssaultCare Center Extending Shelter and Support (ACCESS) and the Emergency ResidenceProject (ERP). Nahla Atroon, a senior at Ames High School helping t organize the event, explains and tells the story about Reggie Kelsey, the namesake of the event.

Audrey Weidemeier then describes the compost toilet she just built. She and Joe Lynch, another owner of a compost toilet explain this alternative to the conventional toilet, its benefits, and give advice on how to succeed at having one.

John Hall from the Ames Economic Development Commission, gives an update on economic development in Story County, including Ames annexation process to the East to prepare for industrial use and upcoming expansion at Barilla Pasta Manufacturers.

Listen Here Now Originally broadcast 03/20/2017
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