Marshalltown Tornado, Purple Martin Colony

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 08/08/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of Central Iowa news.

Adam Sodders, reporter for the Marshalltown Times Republican gives a first-hand description of witnessing the destruction of the recent tornado that destroyed home, businesses, and the city's historic courthouse building, as well as how the reporters were able to publish a special issue of the Times Republican, despite losing their access to power to the storm.

Leanne Harter, Story County Outreach and Special Projects Manager gives a Story County update.

Environmentalist reporter Pat Schlarbaum travels to Walnut Woods State Park in Southern Polk County to visit a purple martin colony and their landlord, Tim Gedler, Walnut Woods Park manager, from the Department of Natural Resources.  

Up-Cycling

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 08/06/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa news from the past week.

Ayodeji Oluwalana , the new Recycling Coordinator for Iowa State University, talks about how he is bringing a global vision of environmentalism to ISU, based on his experience with environmental disaster in Nigeria. He describes the concept of up-cycling: using garbage as a building resource , demonstrated by a greenhouse he invented, made from plastic bottles.

Zoe Lee, 14-year-old owner of Sweetery-Z Catering, describes the three birthday cakes she will make for KHOI’s birthday party on August 12th. Zoe is a native of the Republic of Congo and was adopted by a family in the Ames after being ophaned and experiencing hunger in the Congo. Consequently, she sends a portion of her income to an orphanage in the Congo, to help alleviate hunger in her home country.

Ames at-large councilwoman Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen,  discusses current issues and initiatives on the Ames City Council with Reporter Dennis Hart. She breaks the news that Ames Mayor Hailahas vetoed the current rental cap ordinance adopted by the city council governing numbers of renter per building. The veto was responding to exceptions included in the ordinance.  

Bull Riding, Roads, College Athletes

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 08/03/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a rundown of local news from the past week from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

Clayton Stevens, an Ames resident, takes time in between Oklahoma and Texas rodeos, to describe what its like to be a competitive bull rider. 

KHOI's interns provide Points to Ponder about financial circumstances for college athletes - should they be paid? Angela Solberg from ISU Architecture and Landscape Services explains road work on campus, particularly the entrance to Campus by Friley Hall at Lincoln Way and Welch.

Ames Public Relations Officer and City Engineer Mark Gansen give an update on city events, projects, and road improvements.  

Tornado in Marshalltown, Howard Hammond, I-35 Flyover Ramp

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 08/01/2018
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We started off the show with a roundup of regional news gathered by Dennis Hart which leads to an update of the tornado damage in Marshalltown. We heard an interview from Dennis and Paul Weirson with Marshalltown Mayor Greer. The interview included updates about the damage and trying to move forward.

Afterwards, there was a tribute to Howard Hammond, who passed away last week. Paul interviewed Louis, a close friend of Howard, about his life. After the interview, we heard an old recording of Paul and Howard from 2015.

Finally, Jackie Norman interviewed Scott Dockstader, the District 1 Engineer for Iowa. Scott explained the complications and delays with the I-30 flyover ramp and bridge, as well as the process of moving forward with the project.  

ARES, Tips to prevent Cyberbullying, KHOI Birthday Aug 12!!

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 07/30/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa in the news last week.

Clint Miller, coordinator of Story County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), describes the pivotal public safety that "ham radio" operators perform on Story County. On June 19th, Governor Kim Reynolds presented the Story County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) with the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. This award is given out to recognize volunteer talents and to support Iowa’s nonprofits, charitable organizations, and government entities. 

Nick Schieffer, School Resource Officer for Ames gives information for parents on how to better protect your child from cyberbullies and cyber-predators. The i-SAFE foundation is a national organization that provides Internet safety information for parents to protect their children.. According to their statistics, over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying. More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyberthreats online and over 25 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet. Well over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.
 

KHOI volunteer Greta Anderson gives the low-down on KHOI's upcoming birthday party to be held on August 12 from 4 - 7 PM in the parking lot behind KHOI and the Ames History Center. The Heath Allen Band from Des Moines will be performing very dance-able music. Please join US!

What to do about plastic, Ames Progressive Alliance

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 07/27/2018
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The show started with the roundup of Ames news from Dennis Hart. Then today’s host, Gale Seiler, interviewed Dr. David Grewell from the Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering at ISU, where he is also Director of the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2). They spoke about the problems caused by plastics in the environment and efforts to use plant proteins to make biorenewable, biodegradable plastics. Dr. Grewell shared several interesting success stories from this line of development. He provided the photo of plastic washed up on a beach in Bali during a recent visit he made there. In the last part of the show, Anne Kinzel from the Ames Progressive Alliance spoke with Barb Wheelock about becoming a community activist during retirement.  

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