Originally broadcast 05/28/2020
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Charlie Weber, with Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance, one of 16 nonprofit organizations that form the Story CountyAlliance for Philanthropy, makes a call for nominations of Story County people and entities worthy of an award for philanthropy during the past year. There will be an award ceremony for these people in November, including an honorary art work as a token of recognition, made by a local artist. Make your nomination at their web site.
We hear a Persian Song in Recognition of Iranian Health workers, which comes with a video showing Iranian health workers in the struggle against COVID -19. Iran became one of the first coronavirus hot spots outside of China in March. It is now being understood that the numbers are higher because Iranian doctors now are seeing a surge of patients with gastrointestinal problems rather than respiratory symptoms. This is a red flag for us as well.
Dr. Jim Roth, Presidential Chair in Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine and Director of the Center for Food Security and Public Health at ISU, explains why so many new diseases are being transmitted from animals to humans. He also discusses the food supply in the area of animals for consumption during the COVID19 crisis and the much bigger looming issue of food insecurity, as people have lose their jobs.
Susan Gwiasda gives an update on decisions made by the City of Ames regarding opening facilities. Furman Pool will remain closed. The Municipal pool will be opened as possible. Read a summary of municipal decisions .
Vanessa Baker Latimer, Housing Coordinator forthe City of Ames, reports that additional funds granted to the City of Ames through the Community Development Block Grant (under the CARES Act) will be used to provide relief for renters’ and homeowners.Additional funds granted to the City of Ames through the Community Development Block Grant (under the CARES Act) will be used to provide relief for renters’ and homeowners. The process for distributing funds is not in place yet but will be developed as quickly as possible in light of the end of the freeze on evections put in place by the state. Information is available and applications will be made available at the city’s housing web site.