Originally broadcast 12/04/2013
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Local Talk kicks off the Community Service Awareness Program, hosted by Kay Puttock, with coverage of Heartland Senior Services, which serves elderly adults in all of Story County with meals, activities, adult day care. Listen to Heartland's director, Elizabeth Beck, describe the amazing new "Combi Oven," which a Story County Community Foundation grant allowed them to purchase. This oven, which does everything but chop the vegetables, will allow Heartland to expand its meals program. Later in the hour, reporter Greta Anderson and guest Wendy Herrick interview Beza Threads founder Josiah Carter, who has partnered with an organization in Ethiopia working to free child slaves and provide them job training. Beza Threads sells scarves made by former slaves directly through its website and through "scarf parties" thrown by people inspired by the cause.