Decorah Dad, Boone County, and Democratic Socialist Summit

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 05/02/2018
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Our program today continues the story of the Decorah Eagles, with Nature Reporter Pat Schlarabaum speaking with John Howe, director of the Raptor Research Project, about today’s memorial service for "Decorah Dad," the missing male eagle from the Eagle Webcam nest that has been viewed 400 million times over the past ten years. Then we celebrated spring with a road trip in rural Boone County to talk with Nicole Jonas, owner of Red Granite Farm Afterwards we had lunch at Whatcha’ Smokin’ , where owner Tanya Doyle told us the story of how she brought Texas Barbecue to Luther.  On a historical note, Boone City Councilman Greg Piklapp called to let us know about the Centennial Celebration for the Boone CountyCourthouse, which will be held on Friday, May 4. We wrapped up with Evan Burgur giving us some background for the Iowa Democratic Socialists of America Summit on Saturday May 5.

Decorah Eagles, Sandhill Cranes, First Amendment, and Dancing

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/30/2018
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KHOI naturalist Pat Schlarbaum gives an update on the missing male of the Decorah Eagles, who currently have three hatchlings, and what that means.

"Kindred Ames" A pod cast by Sarah Lefeber, Business Operations Manager of the Iowa State Daily, features a dance class here in Ames that brings together diverse cultures and ages.

Kobe Gaines and Lester Mwirichia discuss the First Amendment. 

KHOI naturalist Pat Schlarbaum introduces the sandhill crane.

Black Birds, ACCESS Assault Care Center

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/27/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a roundup of local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune and associated papers.

Pat Schlarbaum discusses the blackbirds of Spring with Doug Harr, President and Chief Operating Officer of Iowa Audubon,

Ursula Ruedenberg, founder of ACCESS Assault Care Center and ACCESS administrator Virginia Griesheimer discuss the sexual assault care center's history and future.

All Things Woodcarving

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/25/2018
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Maggie Westvold, Local Talk reporter, shares all things woodcarving on Local Talk, which aired Wednesday, April 25th, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.  Reiman Gardens' popular Adventures In Wood, coming again on Saturday, May 5th, is highlighted.  Then Maggie lets you listen in as she and husband Steve made their annual mid-March trip south to Springfield MO for the Ozarks Woodcarving Seminar.  Hear carvers and instructors talk about their love for the woodcarving craft.  Dee Wolfe of Des Moines, IA, is shown here with her hand-carved baby doll, Liam. Listen in and enjoy!

Weiss Music Collection and Jazz Party

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/25/2018
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John Basart (host of KHOI's "Hot Jazz Review") was co-host of our tribute to Harry Weiss in honor of the Weiss family's donation of his extensive collection of CDs and records to KHOI.  In so doing, the Weiss family brough ensured that Harry's lifelong love of jazz music and passion for bringing that music, and an appreciation and understanding of jazz music, to the larger Iowa community. His son David Weiss described his father's musical enthusiasm. 

For at least 14 years, Harry and Marion Weiss and their good friends Don and Donna Newbrough sponsored a jazz party in Ames. Each year they brought in top-flight musicians and hosted the event at the Gateway Center Hotel, with 250-300 jazz fans from around the state attending each event. Donna Newbrough describe how these events began and how the Weisses and the Newbroughs collaborated to invite "the best of the best" musicians and make them feel at home in Ames. 

John Basart selected four selections to celebrate the day.

Eagles, Student Protest, Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/23/2018
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Co-hosts, Gale Seiler and Pat Schlarbaum, discussed the Dekorah eagles and what viewers of the web cam have been watching. On Friday, several hundred Ames High School students staged a walkout to call for changes to prevent gun violence and school shootings. We heard the voices of several of the speakers at the afternoon protest at Brookside Park. Allyson Walter, from the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau, provided an update on upcoming events around the area.


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