Pat's Retirement, Planned Parenthood

KHOI naturalist reporter Pat Schlarbaum will retire from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources in June. Pat was a technician for DNR's Wildlife Diversity Program, where he spearheaded and coordinated the return of many wild animal species to Iowa, including the peregrine falcon, bald eagle, river otter, kestrel, prairie chicken, and osprey. His last public event was a recent award ceremony and picnic honoring the many people, throughout the Midwest, who collaborated to bring the Osprey back to Iowa. A few of these people, including Chief Golden Light Eagle, express what the Osprey Project has really meant to them.

Rachel Lopez, Public Relations Manager for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, relates how Iowa Senate File 515, which blocks state funding to Planned Parenthood and other clinics that provide abortions, will impact Planned Parenthood and its ability to provide reproductive health care to Iowans. Planned Parenthood will lose four of its 12 clinics in Iowa.

The next Pantorium Session (live mini concert) at KHOI (410 Douglas in Ames) will be held on May 25th from 7:00 - 8:00 PM, featuring local musician, Mississippi Jake. You are invited to come by, free of charge, and give Mississippi Jake an audience; or listen to his live on-air performance on KHOI from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. Mississippi Jake tells his story on Local Talk, here.

Originally broadcast 05/22/2017
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