Ames Trivia Night

March 8, 2014 - 11:00pm -- ron

2014 Trivia Winners - Reel Smart Klub
Many thanks to everyone who came to AMES TRIVIA NIGHT and thank you to National Alliance on Mental Illness for inviting KHOI to partner in this event. A night of fun, fundraising, and community building.

All proceeds were divided between:
NAMI : for advocacy, education and support of those affected by mental illness in Story County
KHOI: Local noncommercial radio for Central Iowa, “building community through communication”

Local News and Carbon Tax

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

Originally broadcast 03/07/2014
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This program was unusually diverse, beginning locally with KHOI's phenology reporter Pat Schlarbaumam telling us about the red-tailed hawks mating now, Jerry Rupert, Assistant Director of the Outdoor Recreation Program at ISU gave our reporter Rebekka Brown tips about favorite vacation spots in Iowa, and Mayor Brett Comegys of Collins reported on how the Iowa Retail Initiative Program is working in his town. In the last segment was an interview with Bob Inglis, longtime Repubican Representative from South Carolina who was in Ames last week speaking about Carbon Fee and Dividend as a solution to mitigate climate change.

Passenger Pigeons, Artist Naomi Friend, Arc of Story County

March 5, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 03/05/2014
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The story is told of the passenger pigeon, once the most numerous bird in the United States, whose dramatic demise highlights the ongoing species extinction crisis. The story of their extinction is told in anticipation of a lecture called “The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon” by Stanley Temple, Senior Fellow and Science Adviser with the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Mr. Temple will be speaking March 6th at the Great Hall in the memorial Union at 7:00 PM.

Artist and ISU student Naomi Friend talks about her artwork, which is on display at the Stomping Grounds Café in Ames. The art works, a combination of watercolors, and prints of photographs on paper, wood, and canvas include images of farm buildings and farm houses, family members, Iowa landscapes. Friend describes it as, “art about land and life in the Midwest.”

As part of KHOI’s Community Service Appreciation project, Tricia Crane, executive director of the Arc of Story County, describes how that organization partners with local businesses, providers and community members to enrich the lives of people with disabilities.

Symposium on Wildness, Wilderness, and the Environmental Imagination

March 4, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Heart of Iowa program originally broadcast 03/04/2014
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Alan Weisman, author of The World Without Us (2007) discusses his new book, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth, as part of the 10th Annual Symposium on Wildness, Wilderness, and the Environmental Imagination at Iowa State University. Weisman explores four questions: 1) how many people can fit on the planet?; 2) how much nature must we preserve in order to ensure our own survival? 3) since the Chinese "one child" policy is so unpopular a means of slowing population growth, is there any other precedent in history or present-day societies worldwide? 4) is there a way to design an economy that doesn't depend on perpetual growth to prosper so that we might gradually bring our numbers back to a healthy level and keep them there?

Last Word on the Ames Convention Center

March 3, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 03/03/2014
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We take a last look at the $19 million bond referendum for a new convention center and renovation of the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center in Ames, which will be up for election Tuesday March 4. This is KHOI's "Last Word," a summary of the pros and cons on the bond issue.

Hosts: Susan Franzen and Ursula Ruedenberg


    Voting will occur from 7:00 AM. to 8:00 PM at the following locations in Ames:
  • State Forest Nursery, 2404 South Duff Avenue
  • University Baptist Church, 2400 Mortensen Parkway
  • Bethesda Lutheran Church, 1517 Northwestern Avenue
  • Ascension Lutheran Church, 2400 Bloomington Road
  • Collegiate United Methodist Church, 2622 Lincoln Way
  • Trinity Christian Reformed Church, 3626 Ontario Street
  • Heartland Baptist Church, 3504 Grand Avenue

You can vote at any of them

The Black Experience In Story County

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

Originally broadcast 02/28/2014
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The Barred Owls start things off with their calls as they begin Spring courtship and nesting according to the Phenology Calendar.

Ames Choral Society Director Steven Hoifeldt and performers, who describe the upcoming Cabaret Show, "Greeced Lightening" which be performed on February 28 and March 2 at the Octagon Art Center in Ames.

KHOI producer and DJ Ron Latson (pictured above) introduces some members of the area who are black,

Nitten Gadia describes a community space he and the Makers' Club plan to develop in downtown Ames where people can come and carry out their own projects. Nitten is looking for others interested in this project.


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