Working Families Summit, 4th of July, Ash Trees

Local Talk host Kay Puttock, and KHOI studio engineer Evan Taylor (both trained in literary history) give historical context to an analogy made during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing. The analogy was between President’s Trump’s request to Comey to drop the investigation of Michael Flynn and a historic religious and literary incident in 1170 when King Henry 2nd of Britain, muttered, about Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Beckett, “Will no-one rid me of this meddlesome priest?” - resulting in the murder of Beckett, who was subsequently made a saint by the Catholic Church.

Adana Delagardelle, Events Coordinator at the Main Street Cultural District reports on the upcoming July 4th Parade and puts out a call for volunteers. To help out on the day of the parade, contact Delagardelle.

KHOI is also calling for community participants for the KHOI - organized contingents. We are looking for: Musicians, drummers, radio-band carriers, banner makers and banner carriers, as well as dancers, and any other talent offered. A link to sign up is at the top of this web site’s home page.

Story County resident Sue Dinsdale, from the steering committee of the Working Families Summit, describes this event, occurring at Iowa State Center’s Scheman Blding in Ames on Saturday June 10 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The summit brings together Iowans with the theme: ‘Standing Together. Fighting Back, as finding new ways to bring this country back to those that make it work." Eric Wenke, resident of Cambridge, talks about layoffs at his place of employment and economic challenges for families.

Merry Rankin, from Ames Sustainability and ISU Sustainability and J , City of Ames Parks & Facilities Superintendent, give an up date on removal of Ash trees and planting of diversified species in town.

Phenology by Pat Schlarbaum about the return of the fisher.

Originally broadcast 06/09/2017
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