The Future of Mamie Doud Eisenhower's Birthplace and Ames 3rd Ward

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/03/2017
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Our first guest was Mara MacKay,  director of the Boone County Historical Society, to fill us in about some of the possibilities under discussion concerning the future of the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace in Boone.  In preparation for the city election coming up next Tuesday, November 7, Ames 3rd Ward Candidates Rob Bowers and David Martin came into the station to tell us their approach to their constituents, door-knocking,  and each other. 

Susan Gwiasda wrapped up the program telling us what to expect from the Ames city government the month.

Plays and Historic Story County Theaters

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Originally broadcast 11/01/2017
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Our program today consisted of stories about dramas and historic movie theatres.   Our first guests were Karen Niblockdirector, and Don Zolidisplaywright, telling about the satire "Breaking News," which will have its premiere showing on the stage of Josephine Tope Community Auditorium.   At the Ankeny Community Threatre Michael Porche directed a suspenseful drama "The God Committee"  in partnership with the Iowa Donor Network to raise awareness about organ donation with this production. 

The balance of our program deals with the activities taking place at two historic theatres in our listening area.  Larry Sloan, owner of the Talent Factory [historic Camelot] in Nevada tells us what it's like to have your theatre used for a movie set.  We ended the show with Todd Thorson sharing the story of why Monroe Crossing is returning to the Story City Grand Opera House this Thursday..

Halloween: the Fun of Fear

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Originally broadcast 10/30/2017
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A roundup of some area news from last week, from the Iowa Informer. A medley of some Ames residents talking about why they love decorating their front yards for Halloween and Halloween music by local composer Clark Ford"Spiderwebs In My Hair." Anna Somch, Nevada resident and regular KHOI volunteer, is a "Haunter," who has worked in Spook houses since she was 5 years old. She explains some of what goes on there and why she loves it. Bambi Yost, Associate Professor at ISU College of Design, explains the need for children to experience risk and fear when playing. Daniel Bagley, professional storyteller from Nevada, tells a ghost story. Bagley is a member of the Des Moines Two Rivers Story Spinners and the NorthlandsStorytelling Network.

Arrival of Rough-Legged Hawks, Ames Hospital Board Candidates, Local Music

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Originally broadcast 10/27/2017
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Pat Schlarbaum hails the coming of the cold weather with the arrival of rough-legged hawks. 
Dennis Hart provides a roundup of area news from the pages of the Ames Tribune and other area local papers. 
Mary KitchellBeth Swenson, and Pamela White, the 3 candidates for the Ames Hospital Board, gave prepared statements at an election-time forum on October 12. The forum was hosted by the Ames League of Women Voters.
Ames Progressive Alliance members Elizabeth BairdAnne Kinzel, and Carolyn Meyers discuss the local music scene with local musicians Bryon and Rachel Dudley of Nova Labs music studios and Tom Russell, musician  and Russel Piano piano technician, including a first-hand quality assessment of concert equipment used by Bob Dyan, who recently performed in Ames.

Janet Klaas: Some of My Favorite Things

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Originally broadcast 10/25/2017
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This program is a tribute to Janet Klaas, one of KHOI's original sustaining member, listening from her room in hospice.  Janet's contributions go well beyond KHOI, however.  While she was research librarian at Ames Public Library, she worked with with Farwell T. Brown, whose collections of photographs and family diaries provide the backbone of the history of Ames. The entire collection has been digitized and is accessible online at Ames Historical Society.  Also, Janet has edited three books based on Farwell's  papers.  At the same time, the meeting of the Keigley Watershed Listening Session was held in Gilbert by Prairie Rivers of Iowa,  Janet's husband Erv Klaas  guided the discussion, followed by a slide presentation by the students from the Gilbert High School class of Cara Reinhart. Participants from that class,  Jacob Torresi, Eleanor Lopez, and Brett Porter described the experience doing serious water testing. Then Rick Lopez and Cheryl Moss talked about the issues they see living on the banks of Keigley Branch.  We concluded the show with  selections from local musicians Elizabeth Zimmerman, Jonathan Sturm, and Mei-Hsuan Huang.

Title IX Guidelines, "Guarded" Photo Exhibit, Public Events Coming in Ames

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 10/23/2017
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Margo Foreman, Director of Iowa State University's Office of  Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator, discusses the rescinding of the Obama administration's Title IX guidelines, announced by Betsy DeVos the Secretary of EducationTaylor Yocom's acclaimed "Guarded" photo exhibit features portraits of everyday college students posing with the varied items they choose to carry for self-defense against sexual assault. Taylor describes how the show started as an academic finals project and went viral internationally after actress/musician Zooey Deschanel posted the project on the "Hello Giggles" on-line blog for women. Allyson Walter from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau gives an update on coming public events in our area.


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