Turtle Genomes, 110 Personalities, Wheels for Work

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Today’s host, Josh Oren, opens up this Wednesday’s Local Talk with KHOI civic reporter Dennis Hart’s rundown of the local news. 

Nicole Valenzuela, a professor from the department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University, is interviewed by Marie McCarthy, and explores the topic of genomes and the connection between birds and turtles to dinosaurs. 

Kay Berger, licensed therapist, sat down to talk with Paul Wierson about her book, “I, We, or Whoever, One Woman with 110 Lives (Not Counting the First One)”, which tells about a former patient of Berger’s that was diagnosed with multiple personalities. 

Casey Johnson, owner of Ames Ford Lincoln, came in to talk about his program, Wheels for Work, which provides transportation for single mothers escaping domestic violence situations. Casey also talks about the impact and difference the program has made, and discusses how people can donate and contribute to the cause.

Rezoning Lincoln Way, Leadership Ames

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/18/2018
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On this Monday, June 18th edition of Local Talk, host Sequan Gatlin reported on state-wide news from the pages of the Des Moines Register as well as this week's weather forecast. 

KHOI intern Marie McCarthy interviewed Julie Slaughter and Vitalij Pecharsky from the Ames Laboratory about how magnetic refrigeration is a future solution for energy conservation. Maggie Westvold co-hosted the segment. 

Kelly Diekmann, City of Ames Planning and Housing Director, joined our host to discuss how rezoning Lincoln Way impacts the community in the Downtown Gateway Focus Area. We also heard from Laura Cram, owner of Laura's Cabinet Gallery, voicing her concerns with the new zoning laws. City Council will further discuss rezoning Lincoln Way next Tuesday during the City Hall meeting starting at 6 pm. 

Andrea Hammes Dodge spoke with Gale Seiler and Sequan Gatlin about Leadership Ames, a program sponsored by the Ames Chamber of Commerce. Two alumni of the program participated in the conversation of the importance of leadership and community involvement. The application for Class 32 of the program can be found here. For more information, contact Andrea at andrea@ameschamber.com.

Hawaii volcano, NASA project

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/15/2018
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Pat Schlarbaum brought us an interview with Ed Heinsley, who lives near the volcano that is active in Hawaii. They spoke about the impact of the lava and gas on nearby residents. Host, Gale Seiler, spoke with Michael Dorneich, a professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Tor Finset, a graduate student in Aerospace Engineering, and Nir Keren from the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. They are members of a team of scientists at ISU who recently received funding from NASA for a new project called Adaptive stress training for hazardous conditions countermeasure.

Local New, CASA, Air Quality Lawsuit

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/13/2018
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Today's show was devoted to news. KHOI civic reporter Dennis Hart was on hand to tell us the secret of how he can preview leading articles from the Story City HeraldNevada JournalTri-County Times, and Boone News Republican before they appear in print. Story County outreach coordinator Leanne Harter came over from Nevada to give us a scoop on upcoming events sponsored by our Story County Government.  Jim Hennessey, Administrator of the Child Advocacy Board described the work of CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and invited the public to its 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Gateway Center in Ames at 4:30 PM, Thursday, June 14.  Ames City Council Members Bronwynn Beatty-Hansen and David Martin gave us a recap of the Tuesday night Ames City Council Meeting including two highly controversial issues -- exemptions to the rental cap ordinance and re-zoning of Lincoln Way. Finally, KHOI nature reporter Pat Schlarbaum interviewed Bob Watson about the Lawsuit Against the DNR for its failure to protect air quality from the effect of CAFO hog manure collection.

Homelessness and RATS Program

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/11/2018
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Sequan Gatlin, today's host, reported the news from the pages of the Ames Tribune and this week's weather forecast.

Hope Metheny, transitional living and lighthouse program coordinator at YSS, shared her office's definition of homelessness and how homelessness impacts youth in Ames. To find out how to connect with YSS or Hope, click here

This week's Points to Ponder was written by Colin Burczek discussing wastefulness and minor solutions to inhibit change. 

Keith Morgan of Story County Emergency Management joined the station with guests Betty Boccella and Mike Whitney to share their Rapid Action Teams for Sheltering program with our community. Betty developed the concept and Mike was recently a trainee in the program to understand how to prepare for diverse interactions during a crisis. Their website can be found here

Learning Iowa’s History, Rummage Rampage

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broadcast 06/08/2018​​ ​​

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Pat Schlarbaum shared information about not interfering with nature and “rescuing” critters that might appear to be in danger. Host, Gale Seiler spoke with Katy Swalwell, a professor in the School of Education at ISU, about her new book called Amazing Iowa Women A to X, and her summer course called Teaching and Learning Iowa’s History. That course focuses on sovereignty and settlement of American Indians in Iowa and Anti-Black racism in Iowa.

Merry Rankin, from the Office of Sustainability at ISU, Bill Schmidt from the City of Ames, and Stan Rabe from ACTORS stopped by the show to talk about getting involved in Rummage Rampage which takes place at the end of July and is becoming an Ames tradition. People can volunteer through the Volunteer Center of Story County.

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