Birds, Medicine, Ames City Council

Jennifer Knox from the ISU Department of English and founder of Iowa Bird of Mouth, the crowd-sourcing poetry site that celebrates Iowa birds, introduces the meadowlark. She also reads some of June's poems about the bluebird, last month's featured bird.

Jason Karimi, executive director of Iowa Patients for Medical Marijuana, explains the new medical marijuana laws that went into effect on July first, sat down with Local Talk reporter Greta Anderson on Saturday, to talk about recent developments, which opens up the use of medical marijuana to Iowa patients suffering from 9 different conditions. Conditions include Parkinson's disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, seizures, AIDS or HIV, and Crohn's disease, as well as most terminal illnesses that involve a life expectancy of less than one year and non-treatable pain.

City councilwoman Bronwyn Beatty Hansen gives an update on what is happening at the Ames City Council, including housing development, economic development, and environmental proclamations from the city level, in light of the recent 331 mayors' signatures on to the Paris Climate Change Accord.

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