News Roundup, Diane Cluck @ Max Ames, Walkability/Bikeability

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Originally broadcast 09/22/2017
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Dennis Hart provided his weekly news roundup for Ames and the surrounding area. Evan Taylor interviewed Diane Cluck, one of the Maximum Ames performers whom you can hear this weekend. In their monthly segment, Ames Progressive Alliance members Anne Kinzel, Carolyn Myers and Betty Baird brought us a discussion of walkability and bikeability in Ames. Joining in that conversation were Elizabeth Wentzel, Steve Libbey, and Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen.
 

Disasters, Barns, Bootlegging, MaxAmes

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Originally broadcast 09/20/2017
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Pat Schlarbaum discussed Iowa's disaster preparedness with Mark Schouten, Director of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness before Susan Franzen and Paul Wierson set out on a Road Trip to the Mehlisch Barn, one of the barns featured in this weekend's Iowa Barn Foudation's statewide barn tour.  Inspired by the book Prohibition in Eastern Iowa, whose author Linda Betsinger McCann, spoke with us as we drove along, we asked Roxanne Mehlisch to tell us Prohibition related stories as we visited  her 1904 barn.  We closed out the show with Evan Taylor's interview with Marty, who will be playing with Ebony Tusks during Maximum Ames Music Festival, also this weekend.

Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad, Ames City Council

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Originally broadcast 09/04/2017
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A preview of September festivals and events in Boone and the Boone Valley, including Pufferbilly Days, starting September 7th. James H Andrews, benefactor of the James H. Andrews Railway Museum, and museum Director Mike Wendell describe the museum and the historical relevance of the railroad in the Valley of the Des Moines River and surrounding areas. 

 
Bronwyn Beatty Hansen reports on the latest from the Ames City Council.

Eclipse, Healthcare Forum, K-12 Engagement Programs

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Originally broadcast 08/18/2017
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Pat Shlarbaum talks from the internationally-known landmark of Serpent Mound in Ohio, about the celebration of the eclipse held there by local Native American leaders, local archeologists, musicians and artists.

Hear speakers from the Healthcare Forum organized in Ames by the South Central Federation of Labor AFL-CIO.

Brenda Dryer, Director of Workforce Solutions from the Ames Chamber of Commerce talks about K-12 programs that engage county school districts with local businesses.

WWII Prisoners in Iowa, ISU Enrollment, and Homecoming Festivities at Ames High

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Originally broadcast 09/15/2017
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Journalist Dennis Hart gives a weekly round up of Central Iowa news from the pages of the Ames Tribune and related area newspapers. 
 
Alex Fejfar, from the Ames History Center, introduces their upcoming "history talk" lecture about "Working with the Enemy; Four Prisoners of War in Iowa During World War II" about internment camps during that war.
 
Laura Doering, ISU Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success gives statistics on enrollment at ISU this fall and a profile of the student body, including a record level of diversity, as part of ISU's mission. She describes from which countries most international students come from  Laura also describes how she is introducing new enrollment and student support management for helping students succeed..
 

Eric Smidt, new Director of School, Community & Media Relations, introduced himself and Ella Glen and Kelly Fredrick, the two Ames High School Seniors who are spearheading Homecoming Festivities at Ames High School and the downtown homecoming parade.

Title Tiny Houses, Storytelling Festival

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Originally broadcast 09/13/2017
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Leanne Harter, Outreach and Special Projects Coordinator for Story County, was on hand for her monthly report (see events at McFarland Park for September by clicking the links on our website). Renee McLaughlin then told us about A Tiny House and Simple Living Festival taking place in Colfax on September 22-24. And finally we heard from Darrin Crow, featured storyteller from Story City's annual Story Festival, who will entertain at venues throughout the three-day festival September 14-16. Other events include "Putnam County Spelling Bee" put on by Judge Story Theatrical Troupe and Tom Milligan's impersonation of Ding Darling, Pulitzer Prize winning Tribute Cartoonist, noted for his environmental themes. 

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