PFI's Well Grounded

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

Local Talk program originally broadcast 01/24/2014
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On the occasion of Practical Farmers of Iowa's 2014 conference, "Well Grounded," reporter Greta Anderson and frequent KHOI contributor Angie Carter discuss PFI with "shrimp hugger" Mark Peterson, a farmer from southwest Iowa who has been experimenting with cover crops. Then, Greta interviews Ricardo Salvador, who will be delivering the keynote address on Friday afternoon. Dr. Salvador taught for many years in the ISU Agronomy department and now heads up the Food and Environment advocacy program at the Union for Concerned Scientists.

Martin Luther King Day Celebration

January 20, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Martin Luther King Day Celebration
Local Talk program originally broadcast 01/20/2014
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Eevening Community MLK Celebration at Ames Middle School
Heart of Iowa program originally broadcast on 01/23/2014
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The program discussed the Martin Luther King Day evening celebration at Ames Middle School, some of the history of Martin Luther King's activities in the Civil Rights Movement in Alabama leading up to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as well and the activities for the National Day of Service in Ames is 2015 coordinated by the Story County Volunteer Center.

Hosts for this program were Ursula Ruedenberg and Susan Franzen

Guests on the program:

  • Devita Harden, Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee
  • Heather Gray, WRFG, Radio Free Georgia in Atlanta
  • Hannah Dankbar, AmeriCorp VISTA at Story County Volunteer Center
  • Becca Brown, AmeriCorp VISTA at Story County Volunteer Center

Maintenance Shop / Caucuses

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

Originally broadcast 01/17/2014
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The program for Friday, January 17, covered two very different topics First, the Story County Democratic and Republican caucuses to be held on Tuesday, January 21, including interviews with the county chairs of both parties Second, the spring 2014 schedule marking the 40th Anniversary of the Maintenance Shop. In addition to playing three samples from the bands coming to Ames this spring, we discussed the changes that have taken place over those four decades.

Hosts: Susan Franzen and Thomas Beell

Convention Center

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

Originally broadcast 01/15/2014
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On January 15, 2013 we got an update on the progress of the expansion of the Ames Public Library building, a conversation with the new managing editor of the Ames Tribune, and information about the Ames Convention Center, a 128,000 square foot addition to the Scheman Building which is being promoted by the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau.

    We spoke with:
  • Lynne Carey, Director of the Ames Public Library
  • Michael Crumb, Managing Editor of the Ames Tribune
  • Julie Weeks, Director of the Convention and Visitors Bureau

Broadcast Studio Construction Update

January 14, 2014 - 4:00pm -- ron

In spite of winter, we have taken the first major step in studio construction. Our floor plan, which hung on the walls of KHOI for several months, is now a $1000 worth of 2x4s and 2x6s nailed together by our, now famous, framing contractor Doug Clark into walls and ceilings of a large broadcast studio and two smaller recording studios. This two weekend effort also included cutting a new door into the back room and a large window into the broadcast studio to serve as our window to the public once the broadcast studio is operational and blessedly quiet.

The next steps are sound isolation, including sound isolating clips, two layers of 5/8" sheetrock, walls and ceiling, sound isolating doors and a 60" x 40" window, paint and simple carpet. Then electrical, ventilation, and wiring for sound.

Anyone who has the time, muscle and inclination to help with 70# pieces of sheetrock should call KHOI or shoot us an email at KHOIradio @gmail.com or contact me, Joe Lynch at (515) 292-2878.

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