Talent Factory and Elizabeth Zimmerman

September 24, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 09/24/2014
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Larry Sloan of the Talent Factory in Nevada co hosted LOCAL TALK today with special guest Tom Richards, co-writer of our theme music “Backtrackin.” There was more musical conversation with Elizabeth Zimmerman who will be a featured performer at the Octagon Arts Festival in conjunction with Maximum Ames Music Festival this weekend. Ed Fallon called in with a report of the Great Climate March held in New York City. Dorothy Dyer-Hanson told us about the Bethesda Clothing Closet as part of our Community Service Appreciation program.

Maximum Ames Music Festival

September 22, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 09/22/2014
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A sampling of the events that took place in Ames the weekend of September 19-21, followed by a preview of Maximum Ames Sept. 25-28. Chris and Cynthia McClure reported on the world music and international food at the Food Festival and on the brews and music at October Fest in downtown Ames on Friday and Saturday. Sunday saw two very different events. On the East side of town, Susan Franzen described the dramatization of Ames founders who were Civil War veterans with two of their wives – the Cemetery Walk, described in our September 19th program. On campus, Active Us, a student group dedicated to increasing awareness of the danagers of Climate Change, sponsored a rally on Welch and Lincoln Way, preceded by the film DISRUPTION shown in the Memorial Union. Stephen Biggs described the purpose of the film and the response of those who participated in the rally. Reporter Kay Puttock recorded some of the conversations on the line. Rivka Fidel, a graduate student, told us about the attitudes of ISU students. Nate Logsden gave us rundown on some of the highlights of the music groups appearing at various venues in downtown Ames during Maximum Ames.

Cemetery Walk, Climate Action, Trafficking

September 19, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 09/19/2014
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Upcoming Events for the next few days varied and significant. Reporter Kay Puttock talked with Kathy Svec of the Ames Historical Society about the first Ames Cemetery Walk featuring dramatizations of memoirs from Ames founders who were Civil War Veterans together with their wives. Following this was an interview by Ed Fallon of of the Great March for Climate Action and Stephen Biggs of Citizens Climate Lobby who described the action taking place in Ames on Sunday afternoon in support of the Peoples Climate March in New York City. Finally, Jan Beran and Jerry Hall gave the background for an important workshop “Protecting Our Children,” which will help our community confront the alarming problem of child sex trafficking. This will be held on September 23 at First Methodist Church from 6:30 - 8:00 PM.

KHOI and the Musicwalk

September 18, 2014 - 1:58pm -- ron

Dozens of music lovers visited the KHOI studios to hear three local artists during the annual Musicwalk in downtown Ames on Thursday, Sept. 11. KHOI’s own Paul Hertz led off the festivities with selections by Bach and improvised music in contemporary style. Paul was followed by Alice Thompson, who played the dulcimer and sang folk songs from the 19th and 20th centuries. The evening concluded with a lively mini-concert of original compositions by Cheshire Moon, featuring Eric Coleman and Lizzie Crowe.

Butterflies and Climate March

September 17, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 09/17/2014
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Diane Debinski told us about how research in beautiful butterflies enables us to study the health of our fields and wetlands as well as other less noticable insects. As with bird watching, Citizen Scientists make important contributions to this study. Andrea Basche described the work of volunteers at the community garden at Trinity Reformed Church for the benefit of the Free Market provided by Food at First. Larry Sloan of the Talent Factory in Nevada joined us as we spoke with Ed Fallon as he walked though Amish Country in Indiana before joining the Great Climate March in New York City this weekend.

Climate March and Coffin Artist

September 15, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 09/15/2014
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Co-Hosts Greta Anderson and Susan Franzen started the show with a phone call to Ed Fallon as he marches through Indiana as the Great Climate Marchers prepare to join the People’s Climate March in New York City for the “largest climate march in history” on Sunday, Sept. 21. We also heard from Mark Kargol who is working with others on ISU’s Bike Share program, and from Eric Adjetey Anang, a design coffin maker from Ghana.

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