LOCAL TALK 9 November 2021

Originally broadcast 11/09/2021 

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Sam Wormley, KHOI board member and Cohost of Science Bytes joins us; to discuss what can we do locally to reduce our CO2 foot print. This includes electric vehicles their major advantages, sales, charge station information, maintenance requirements, and some other ideas to help reduce our CO2 footprint. Dr. Tyler Harms discusses Iowa’s White-tailed Deer population and COVID-19’s association with these critters. Erica Place, Outreach Coordinator for SCConservation joins us for our monthly visit. Erica shares some Story County Conservation upcoming outdoor activities planned for us to take part in.

Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer for the City of Ames and Electric Distribution Manager , Mike Brown.updates us on the next City council meetings, a few city activities and we spend time discussing electric outages in winter months- how to be prepared for an outage. When crews are not responding to emergencies, routine maintenance and system upgrades that are happening all year. Mike also encourages those thinking of potential jobs to consider employment as an electric line worker.

LOCAL TALK 8 November 2021

Originally broadcast 11/08/2021 

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Dennis Hart provides his weekly summary from the pages of the Des Moines Register. Tammy Koolbeck, Executive Director of CY Stephens Auditorium,and KHOI board member, discusses upcoming shows at CY Stephens, the Goldfinch Room, and the Susan Werner concert. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to KHOI community Radio. Keith Morgan Story County Emergency Management Coordinator Reviews what is involved with Emergency Management and the increasing qualifications it takes to assume the management role including: Research conducted by  ISU: benefits from voluntary contributions of non-expert citizens to resilience assessment, use of micro-grids to provide power to critical infrastructure,Decision making. Mentoring, Internships and training opportunities are discussed. Cari McPartland, Salvation Army Service Center Administrator,  discusses the need for services especially in response to the pandemic but the upcoming holiday season and the stain it puts on the demand for services. Volunteer opportunities are also highlighted.

LOCAL TALK 5 November 2021

Originally broadcast 11/05/2021 

Local Talk for Friday, November 5 included week's summary of the news fro Ames Tribune by Dennis Hart.  Carolyn Raffensberger discussed the CO2 Pipeline that is proposed for Iowa.  Susan Gwiasda and Justin Clausen discussed upcoming snow season.  And Jess Soderstrum discussed ISU Extension Program outreach programs to communities in Story City, Nov. 9,  Zearing Nov. 12 and Maxwell, Nov.18.  2-4PM For further information ISU Extension@iastate.edu or 515-337-1601.  Music was by Usef Islam Morning Has Broken and Peace Train.

Elections and Upcoming Events

Originally broadcast 11/03/2021 

Our first order of business was announcing some of the results of yesterday's election. Barb Pedersen, committee chairperson of the voter services committee of the Ames and Story County League of Women Voters, was on hand to discuss the ways KHOI could make voter information --our candidate interviews and the local forums recorded by our volunteers, available to the public, both on broadcasts and through our website. Mara Spooner of the Fair Trade Store Worldly Goods, discussed their business model and the Benefit Events where part of the sales receipts will be donated to local organizations. We ended the show with two remarkable events coming up in the next few days.  Deborah Marquart, editor of the children's book The Moo Cow Came Traveling , described the book launch that will be held this Sunday, November 8, 2-3 p.m. at the Ames Public Library with the book illustrator, Dorothia Rohner and an appearance with author Mark Muholland ZOOMING in from Ireland.  And up in Briggs Woods by Webster City, Maureen Seamonds tells us of the annual harvest dinner for Legacy Learning with Kelly Boone leading the fun on Monday evening from 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 9. Listen to this Local Talk to find all about it!

LOCAL TALK 2 November 2021

Originally broadcast 11/02/2021 

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It is Nov 2nd, election day so remember to vote.  City and School Board candidates are on the ballot. Polls close at 8 PM sharp!!!

Dr. Molly Lee, with the Story County Board of Health with updates and information regarding the latest on the COVID-19 virus, influenza Season and review of statistics, etc, precautions to observe, availability of Boosters. RSV in youngsters?  Reminder of Story County mask mandate in county governmental buildings and owners of business and their options. Overview of lead toxicity esp. in children.

Dr. Tyler Harms, Wildlife Diversity Biometrician with the IDNR discussion: White-tailed Deer; natural history, success in Iowa, fall behavior cautions to practice (driving), CWD (chronic wasting disease).

Susan Gwiasda Communications Officer for the City of Ames items to share include city meeting Thursday, reopening/ribbon cutting Ada Hayden fishing pier. 

Resource Recovery Superintendent Bill Schmitt discusses the first No-Charge Yard Waste Day the past weekend and the next chances coming up to dispose of leaves. Also, he’ll give an update on the Great Pumpkin Disposal and other opportunities to reduce waste and reviews recycling options for batteries, glass, and used oils.

LOCAL TALK 29 October 2021

Originally broadcast 10/29/2021 

Local Talk for Friday, October 29 started with recap of the news from this week from pages of Ames Tribune by Dennis Hart.  Virginia Nichols presented the third segment of her soil health story.  Susan Gwiasda invited Jason Ziph, with Ames Fire Department discussing October Fire Safety Month.  Yard waste can be delivered cost free to recycling area at 400 Freel Drive Saturday, October 30. Music was provided by Warren Zevon, Werewolves of London.

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