Environmental Justice, Black Lives Matter, BSVRR

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/10/2020
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Leanne Harter, Story County Outreach Coordinator, started our program with the first Story County Report since COVID-19 began.  Carolyn Raffenspirger gave us a moving account of how environmental injustice injures the poor and people of color far more than the general population.  Mike Murphy provided recorded interviews with some of the hundreds of people at the Boone Black Lives Matter March on Monday night.  Finally, Mike Wendel, director of the James H Andrew Railroad Museum told us about their new exhibit on electric railways as well as their reopening and that of the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad in accord with CDC guidelines. 

Black Lives Matter in Ames and Boone, Face Shields are a Solution

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/08/2020
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A 24-hour vigil was held on Main street in Ames, on the past Saturday. Many showed up to be heard and seen with signs. Some of their voices can be heard here. Reverend Jeremy Bolles, pastor at Body of ChristChurch, starts off the recording with a street-side mini-sermon.

Boone resident Sam Bass describes a Boone Black Live Matter march planned for Tuesday in Boone.  Although some stores have boarded up their windows, the demonstration is expected to be peaceful and lawful.  

Dr. Michael B. EdmondChief Quality Officer and Associate Chief Medical Officer for University of Iowa Health Care and Clinical Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine explains how face shields were introduced successfully at the University of Iowa hospital. He explains why face shields are superior to masks and may even be a tool for ending the pandemic.  

Anna Banana brings Heart to Heart Messages. Send Anna your message to read on the air. Text it to 515-809-0077 or email it to khoiradio@gmail with Heart to heart in the subject line. 

June 5, 2020

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/05/2020
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Local Talk 2020_06_05 included an interview of Dr. Sonal Padalkar Assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at ISU about antimicrobial materials. And Abdul Mohammad with Monarch Development Team concerning civil strife in recent days of the murder of a black man while in police custody. And of course another delightful visit with Anna Bananna Magnusson’s Heart to Heart messages closed out the show. 

Justice, NAACP Forum, Taking the Knee

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/03/2020
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Today's Local Talk was about justice, starting with Carolyn Raffensperger;s conversation with Pat Schlarbaum, and continuing with Betty Andrews guests from the NAACP forum on "Hate Crimes and Police Community Relations" KHOI played excerpts remarks by Ako Abdul-SamadIzaah KnoxJoshua Barr  and Derrick Johnson.  For an eyewitness report of "giving the knee" at recent protests in Des Moines we had Al Womble. 

 

June 2, 2020

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/02/2020
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Local Talk 2020_06_02 included an interview of Abdul Mohammad with Monarch Development Team concerning civil strife in recent days concerning the murder of a black man while in police custody. Tracey Stoll and Robin Schinnow discussed the Pandemic Haiku book which was created during the pandemic and recently published with proceeds paying for meals for those in need. Susan Gwiasda invited Police Commander Jason Tuttle about reopening playgrounds, skate park, and summer activities. Officer Tuttle also fielded questions concerning the Ames Police Department and recent civil unrest issues in Ames and around the nation. And of course another delightful visit with Anna Magnusson’s Heart to Heart messages closed out the show. 

Minneapolis, New COVID19 Take-Home Test Developed at U of I

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/01/2020
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa news from past week.

Anne Kinzel describes a gathering in Ames over the weekend to protest the killing of George FLoyd in Minneapolis.

Gina Zaffarano, Ames native lives in Minneapolis in the  Uptown area of Minneapolis, just blocks from the looting destruction along Lake Street, and where she has her hair salon. She describes her neighborhood and the diverse community of residents and local businesses who are suffering, as well as her thoughts about the history of police racism leading to anger, as well as groups in the street - both demonstrators and rioters- and efforts in her neighborhood to pull together. 

Dr. Val Sheffield, award-winning University of Iowa Molecular Genetics Chair in the Carver College of Medicine, explains a new take-home spit-based COVID19 test that he and his team have developed and hope to have FDA approved within weeks. He hopes to make affordable testing more readily available soon. He also explains why his genetic research on blindness provides the tools to also test for COVID19. 

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