Eco Fair

April 2, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Heart of Iowa program
Originally broadcast 04/02/2014
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Pat Schlarbaum's reports on the responses of various mammals to Spring, and announced news about the Decorah Eagle Cam. Kay Puttock updated us on her recent experiences in New Zealand, which takes strong measures to protects its nature from invasive species. Roxanne Thompson interviewed Angie Schreck of ACCESS for the Community Service Appreciation serices, and Susan Franzen gave us a virtual tour of the ECO Fair held last Saturday, March 29.

April Firstquecentennial

April 1, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Heart of Iowa program
Originally broadcast 04/01/2014
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A full 150 years since its founding, Ames is celebrating its sesquicentennial. A listing of public events can be found here: Sesquicentennial Calender of Events

The Fourth of July fireworks will be on the 3rd of July this year, as well as many other events.

Happy April 1st from Heart of Iowa on KHOI Community Radio.

Ames Sesquecentennial

March 31, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 03/31/2014
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We host three guests active in promoting the celebration of the Ames Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of the founding of Ames. State Senator Herman Quirmbach kicked off the program with a report about Ames Day at the Iowa State Capital when the Resolution in honor of the 150th anniversary of the founding of Ames. Then Carolyn Klaus, chair of the Chautauqua Committee, and Iowa Artists, and executive director of the Ames History Center then reported on the work of the Sesquicentennial committee. Carolyn gave us a preview of the many events we can expect, and Casey described the exhibitions and events being prepared by the AHC including the 150 featured people, places, and events from the history of Ames.

In closing, Jeanine Strodtman told us about the Iowa Artists Region 6 Show, which will consist of works from Iowa Artists members from Hamilton, Hardin, Jasper, Marshall, Poweshiek, and Story Counties. It will be held from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on April 5, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 209 Colorado Ave. in Ames.

Prairies With Carl Kurtz

March 28, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 03/28/2014
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The program discusses Prairie planting by conservationist Carl Kurtz. Graduate student Lauren Sullivan explains her graduate level prairie project and the environmental outreach built in to its design. Lloyd Crim provides a synopsis of his scheduled prairie walks this summer at Doolittle Prairie Preserve south of Story City. And Rebekka Brown continues her travel series interviewing three faith based organizations in Ames. Sources for local ecotype prairie plants and seeds is located at Ion Exchange Iowa.

ACLU of Iowa and Campustown Update

March 26, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 03/26/2014
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This program featured Veronica Lorsen Fowler talking about the work of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and introducing Dan Johnston, the recipient of this year’s Louise Noun award from the organization, who told about a lifetime of work as a civil liberties lawyer. Then Kim Hanna, from the Campustown Action Association, told us about the many changes taking place in Campustown.

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