Prairie Awakening Celebration, Legacy Artist and Writers Collaboration, and ISU's Green Dot Program

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Nature Reporter Pat Schlarbaum brought us Chris Atkins, Environmental Education Naturalist, talking about the Prairie Awakening Celebration, at Kuehn Conservation Area, Sunday, September 10, 2017, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m .

Our next guest was Maureen Seamonds, the organizer and visionary of the workshop "Legacy Artists and Writers Collaboration Quilting Workshop," that will happen on September 18 and 19, 2017, at Briggs Woods, near Webster City. The event combines the talents of Jen Berte, writer, and Carmon Slater, quilter.

Lori Allen, from ISU student services working with Ames Assault Care Center (ACCESS) launching the ISU Green Dot Program, on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM, on Parks Library Lawn. The Sexual Assault Crisis Line is (515)292-5378 for anyone needing immediate assistance 24 hours a day. 

The Chefs and Food at First, Ames Tribune News Roundup, Ames Civic Report

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Originally broadcast 09/01/2017
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Three chefs from Food at First in Ames,  a free food service known for exceptional cooking and community spirit. Three of the star chefs, Dale Vanderschcaff, Kritine Lang, and Patty Yoder describe their own signature dishes when cooking for free meal program and try to explain the "Food At First Magic." Yoder is also Executive Director of the program, which also includes an open pantry. Food at First is located at 611 Clark Ave in the First Christian Church. They serve free dinners to anyone who comes, 364 days a year.

Dennis Hart gives a roundup of local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune and papers from surrounding communities.

Susan Gwiasda gives a monthly municipal report for the City of Ames.

Tuition Hikes

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Originally broadcast 08/30/2017
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On Monday, the Iowa Civil Liberties Union filed what is believed to be the first transgender rights lawsuit to be filed in the Iowa courts since 2007, when Iowa put gender identity protections into the law. The suit is on behalf of Jesse Vroegh, a male Iowa prison nurse whose state employer, the Iowa Department of Corrections, denied him use of the men’s restrooms and locker rooms. It also denied him health care coverage for surgery he needed, because he is transgender.

All three state universities in Iowa have made 5-year plans for tuition hikes: ISU and U of I proposed 7% hikes for 5 years and UNI proposed 7% the first year, then 3% for the next 4 years. Interim Governor Reynolds has expressed concern, saying Iowa families cannot afford the increases over 5 years. Democratic State Senator Herman Quirmbach of District 23 (from Ames) and Republican State Senator Tim Kraayenbrink of District 5 (from Fort Dodge) weigh in. Kraayenbrink is Co-Chair of the Education Appropriations Committee for the Iowa Legislature. Quirmbach is ranking member on the Education Committee and serves on the Education Appropriations Subcommittee.

Allyson Walter from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau gives a preview of upcoming events in the area.

Ames School Board Candidate Forums

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Originally broadcast 08/28/2017
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On Aug 24th, the first of several Ames School Board Candidate Forums was held at the Library. It was thefirst Forum,sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Ames and Story County, moderated by Nancy Halvorson.  Today's Local Talk brings you the candidates statements and some of the issues discussed by the candidates.

Rebekka Reuter, KHOI’s assistant manager is training for an upcoming Marathon in Wisconsin. She shares thoughts about the sport and information on the art of running. 

Allyson Walter from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau gives a preview of upcoming events in the area.

News Roundup, Back to School, Neighborhood Associations

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The show started with the Weekly News Roundup from Dennis Hart, who reviewed the major news stories of the week as reported in newspapers in Ames and surrounding towns. Host, Gale Seiler, shared back to school stories from ISU students about what they did over the summer and how they feel about the start of classes. In the last part of the show, Ames Progressive Alliance focused on Neighborhood Associations in Ames. Anne Kinzel, Carolyn Myers and Betty Baird led a discussion with Julie Gould from the Ames city government, Martin Edelson representing the newly formed Inis Grove Neighborhood Association, and Kristen Greteman representing the Old Town Neighborhood Association.

Charlottesville, An Englishman Photographs the Pipeline

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Originally broadcast 08/16/2017
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Evan Berger is a senior organizer for CCI Action and was one of the organizers of the “Revolution Iowa: From Protest to Power,” convention. CCI Action is associated with Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement. The convention included keynote speeches by Senator Bernie Sanders and Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza. There were also numerous workshops about issues everyday Iowans face, including healthcare.

Nathan Moore is the station manager of WTJU Community Radio at the University of Virginia. He identifies himself as being a part of a citizen action group that ended up in the middle of the street violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Veronika Fowler is the Communications Director at the Iowa ACLU. She stopped by KHOI to describe two Iowa cases relating to the US Constitution and safety for protest participants.

Martin Hodgkiss is a documentary photographer from London England who is cycling the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline. He’s doing this in hopes of meeting people and seeing that landscape that surrounds the pipeline; to understand whether the DAPL has affected people’s lives directly, indirectly, positively, or negatively. You can follow him on Instagram for updates.


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