Cari McPartland, site administrator of the Salvation Army of Ames and Story County, told about the work of the Salvation Army as it centers around the 2020 holidays, from red kettles to food boxes and a "Toy Store" at the North Grand Mall, where people can find practical help and donated toys and books for their children. The books are donated through Raising Readers in Story County, an extensive program throughout the county linking children 0 to 8 years old with volunteers who provide both readers and virtual experiences to develop pre-literacy. Jerri Heid, president and Lisa Reeves, Executive Director of RRSC came to explain this institution. Jerrie Heid, Children's Librarian at Ames Public Library was joined by Cathy Cooney, APL Adult Services Librarian, to tell about "Reading Radio," a program airing on KHOI at noon on Wednesdays as one of the online services provided by APL while the building is closed during COVID-19. We closed our program with author Rachel Mans McKenny telling us about why she wrote her new novel, “The Butterfly Effect.”
Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa news from the past week
Artist and ISU alum Tre Moore recently directed the production of Mama Mouta! - an online fashion show. The production, filmed and produced by Sharon Stewart and Lyndsay Nissen in Ames at Reliable Street and Lockwood Cafe, is a dramatic display of repurposed and handcrafted apparel, as well as a visual journey with theatrical story-telling. The fashion show will premiere on December 17 at 7 PM on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Tre's web site.
Anna Banana brings Heart to Heart messages bringing connection and care to us all..
Susan Benner from the Covid-19 Emergency Fund for Story County Immigrants describes this emergency fund meant for Story County immigrant residents who need assistance with rent, utilities, and other basic necessities. An online application for assistance can be found here. There is also an online fundraising page for the fund.
Mr. Bill Schmitt, Resource Recovery Superintendent discusses proper flag drop off at Recovery Plant to ensure flags do not end up in the landfill. For further questions contact 515-2399-5137. And Merry Rankin describes sustainability through municipal Programs.
Leanne Harter started our show with the Story County Report, followed by two guests from the DNR (Department of Natural Resources), Alicia Plathe 515-725-8283 , Coordina
Today's Local Talk featured Meghan Klein-Hewitt discussing Black Lives Matter film Moonlight to air on Monday night. City Attorney Mark Lambert discussed the Governor's proclamation to wear Covid 19 masks. The Ames City Council will vote Tuesday night about extending mask usage guidelines until June 30, 2021. Susan Gwiasda talked about art for neighborhoods. Humpty Dumpty will become highly prized it is believed. Anna Bananna rounded out the hour with Heart to Heart messages.
Betty Andrews, initiated her first monthly feature on KHOI by discussing the Social Justice and Civil Rights achievements in 2020. Turning to politics, Al Womble, chair of the Iowa Democratic Black Caucus, told us about his plans for reaching rural Iowans as he launches his election run to head the Iowa Democratic Central Committee. And Julia McGuire, vice-president of the Iowa Farmer's Union, described the events of the virtual online annual convention, Finding Our Fire.. December 3-5.