Pulitzer Prize, Teddy Roosevelt, and Listener Support

We opened our program by interviewing Art Cullen, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for his editorials in The Storm Lake Times, "For editorials fueled by tenacious reporting, impressive expertise and engaging writing that successfully challenged powerful corporate agricultural interests in Iowa."

Then we were visited by John Hoffman, telling us about his one-man show as Teddy Roosevelt in Bully, the next production of the Boone Community Theatre. The balance of the show consisted of conversations with representatives of organizations who expressed their appreciation of the way KHOI programming supports them.

Next we heard from Lynn Scarlett, director of the Nevada Chamber of Commerce, telling us why the Nevada Chamber of Commerce is becoming a member of KHOI during this Membership Drive, Deb Brown spoke appreciatively of all the programming KHOI has done about Webster City which has resulted in a $300 grant on behalf of Legacy Learning Boone River Valley. With John Hoffman we discussed the benefits of KHOI previews to Community Theatres throughout our listening area.

And finally we gave a shout out to Mike Jensen, mayor and long-time member from Story City, who has official duties today, as well as his leadership which has resulted in Story City being named a "Tree City USA" by Trees Forever. These are a variety of ways that KHOI demonstrates that each town has its own character, pride, and achievements.

Originally broadcast 04/19/2017
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