Open to the Public

May 21, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/21/2014
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Special Olympics athlete Sara Cummings and Iowa Summer Games co-chair Jan Williams share the first half of the show, with descriptions of Special Olympics events to be held this Thursday through Saturday, May 22-24, all of which are open to the public. In the second half, the discussion turns to public spaces and music, with Stacey Ross, organizer of Roosevelt Summer Sundays, Ron Carson, organizer of Depot Repo, theThursday night musical events at Ames's old train depot, and Michael David Martin, a musical performer and landscape architect who has given the spaces of Ames a lot of thought.

In the Footsteps of Kate Shelley

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

Originally broadcast 05/16/2014
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Hosts Gina McAndrews and Susan Franzen take a road trip to "walk in the footsteps of Kate Shelley" in sites on Honey Creek, the Shelley Farm, and Moingona to help imagine the dramatic events of July 8, 1881, when Kate Shelley, a teenage girl, braved a driving storm to crawl across the railroad bridge spanning the flooded Des Moines River to warn the station master at Moingona that a railroad bridge on Honey Creek was washed out.

Children's Book Week

May 16, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/16/2014
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Co-hosts Greta Anderson and Sandra Looft celebrate Children's Book Week with discussions of favorite childhood books and book memories with librarians around the county, an interview of Huxley mom Sarah Miller, who started a "Baby Book Club", and a peak into Little Free Libraries. They are joined by Jennifer Hansen, the "publisher mom" behind Story-Boone Macaroni Kids, a blog compiling all of the kids' and family activities in the area, including a comprehensive guide to local summer camps. Charlotte's Web, Green Eggs and Ham, The One Hundred Dresses, and Morris the Moose Goes to School. Special thanks to Kolleen Taylor, Lynne Carey and Jeri Heid.

Cannabinol and Bicycle Power

May 14, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/14/2014
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Cynthia McClure talks to Ames-based neurologist Dr. David Moore about the complications surrounding the passage of a law by the Iowa Legislature enabling use of cannabis oil for refractory epilepsy patients.

Then, Greta Anderson interviews Ames musician Paul Doffing about the Ames Bicycle Coalition, which he helped found, and the Bike-to-Work Week events it has lined up this week, including the kickoff to Paul's "Freedom from Fuel" tour this Friday, May 16, at DG's Tap House. Paul plays two lovely songs and laughs at our jokes.

VEISHEA Task Force

May 12, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/12/2014
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The ISU Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Thomas Hill, was appointed by ISU President Leath's office to lead a 20-person VEISHEA Task Force to make recommendations for the future of the event. VEIESHA, Iowa State University's long-standing Spring festival highlighting the university, its students, and faculty, was cancelled this past Spring after public vandalism and a critical injury occurred a few days prior to the festival.

Susan Franzen documents graduation as a family event.

Mother's Day

May 9, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/09/2014
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We’re dedicated this program to thinking about our mothers and what this holiday means to us, including history of the holiday.

    Guests:
  • Ron Latson
  • James Winters
  • Paul Wierson
  • Kay Berger
  • Paul Lundy
  • Lori Allen
  • Kent McCusick

Hosts:: Susan Franzen and Tom Beell
Reporter: Greta Anderson
Engineer: James Winters

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