Nate Boulton, Ames rental cap, 4th Congressional District Forum

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 05/07/2018
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We began a series of interviews of gubernatorial candidates that will be airing over the next two weeks. In this first installment, Cal Haliburton interviewed State Representative Nate Boulton, a candidate in the upcoming Democratic Primary. Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen, from Ames City Council, was here for her monthly segment, and she talked about recent ordnances that were passed, including the rental concentration cap. In the last part of the show, we heard about the Democratic Candidate Forum for the 4th Congressional District that was held at ISU on April 26th. That is the seat that Representative Steven King currently holds.

Iowa Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Law

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 05/04/2018
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Last Tuesday the Iowa House of Representatives approved a measure banning nearly all abortions in Iowa, that requires doctors to conduct abdominal ultrasounds to test for a fetal heartbeat on women seeking abortions and which bans most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The Senate approved the bill Wednesday morning and Reynolds is generally expected to sign it into law, beginning a  struggle that some anti-abortion advocates hope will result in the reversal of Roe V. Wade, the Supreme Curt ruling that upholds women's right to abortion under the 14th amendment. Mark Kende, Director of Drake University's  Constitutional Law Center, explains how this would happen. 

Thomas More Society is is one of a number of national organizations who have come forward to support the Fetal Heartbeat Bill in court.  Martin Cannon, Thomas More Society's Special Counsel, explains why they are and why they are doing this.  

Planned Parenthood and The American CivilLiberties Union of Iowa are two organizations generally expected to be challengers of the law. Veronika Fowler, Commmunications Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa describes how and why they will fight the bill if signed into law.

Susan Gwiasda gives an Ames civic update. Dennis Hart gives a round-up of local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune and related local papers.

Decorah Dad, Boone County, and Democratic Socialist Summit

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 05/02/2018
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Our program today continues the story of the Decorah Eagles, with Nature Reporter Pat Schlarabaum speaking with John Howe, director of the Raptor Research Project, about today’s memorial service for "Decorah Dad," the missing male eagle from the Eagle Webcam nest that has been viewed 400 million times over the past ten years. Then we celebrated spring with a road trip in rural Boone County to talk with Nicole Jonas, owner of Red Granite Farm Afterwards we had lunch at Whatcha’ Smokin’ , where owner Tanya Doyle told us the story of how she brought Texas Barbecue to Luther.  On a historical note, Boone City Councilman Greg Piklapp called to let us know about the Centennial Celebration for the Boone CountyCourthouse, which will be held on Friday, May 4. We wrapped up with Evan Burgur giving us some background for the Iowa Democratic Socialists of America Summit on Saturday May 5.

Decorah Eagles, Sandhill Cranes, First Amendment, and Dancing

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/30/2018
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KHOI naturalist Pat Schlarbaum gives an update on the missing male of the Decorah Eagles, who currently have three hatchlings, and what that means.

"Kindred Ames" A pod cast by Sarah Lefeber, Business Operations Manager of the Iowa State Daily, features a dance class here in Ames that brings together diverse cultures and ages.

Kobe Gaines and Lester Mwirichia discuss the First Amendment. 

KHOI naturalist Pat Schlarbaum introduces the sandhill crane.

Black Birds, ACCESS Assault Care Center

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/27/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a roundup of local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune and associated papers.

Pat Schlarbaum discusses the blackbirds of Spring with Doug Harr, President and Chief Operating Officer of Iowa Audubon,

Ursula Ruedenberg, founder of ACCESS Assault Care Center and ACCESS administrator Virginia Griesheimer discuss the sexual assault care center's history and future.

All Things Woodcarving

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/25/2018
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Maggie Westvold, Local Talk reporter, shares all things woodcarving on Local Talk, which aired Wednesday, April 25th, 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.  Reiman Gardens' popular Adventures In Wood, coming again on Saturday, May 5th, is highlighted.  Then Maggie lets you listen in as she and husband Steve made their annual mid-March trip south to Springfield MO for the Ozarks Woodcarving Seminar.  Hear carvers and instructors talk about their love for the woodcarving craft.  Dee Wolfe of Des Moines, IA, is shown here with her hand-carved baby doll, Liam. Listen in and enjoy!


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