Lake Comar, Patience Lueth, Re-Wilding Iowa

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/27/2018
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Dennis Hart has returned to bring us local news at the beginning of the hour.  To celebrate summer and water sports, we played an archived interview with Kay Munsen about the 1920's and '30s at Lake Comar.  Continuing stories from Ames residents coming from African countires, Patience Lamunu Opiyo Lueth told us of her experiences with Uganda of Idi AminKenya, Zambia, and Botswana.  Following up with a report on Wild Iowa Discovery gathering in May, Mark Edwards came in to talk with us about Re-Wilding Iowa.  

Sir Magazine, Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/25/2018
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On this Monday, June 25th edition of Local Talk, host Sequan Gatlin reported the seven-day weather forecast as well as the state-wide news from the pages of the Des Moines Register and KCCI. 
Former editor in chief Tre Moore and current editor in chief Brandon Spencer spoke with Sequan on the importance of rebranding Sir Magazine, an Iowa State student-run publication, from a men's interest magazine to the most culturally diverse publication on campus. 

Today is the fourth Monday of the month. Crystal Davis from the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau stopped by to share all the events coming up in the month of July. Access the calendar for upcoming events here.  

Summer Solstice, ISU Football, Primary Health Care

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/22/2018
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The show opened with a roundup of news from the Ames area, followed by a tribute to the summer solstice. KHOI intern, Colin Bursack, provided a preview of ISU football’s season. Anne Kinzel and Carolyn Myers from Ames Progressive Alliance brought Linda Hanson from Primary Health Care (PHC). They are a nonprofit community health center dedicated to serving those who experience barriers to receiving care.  They want the community to know about the wide range of services offered by their clinic in Ames as well as other locations.  

Turtle Genomes, 110 Personalities, Wheels for Work

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/20/2018
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Today’s host, Josh Oren, opens up this Wednesday’s Local Talk with KHOI civic reporter Dennis Hart’s rundown of the local news. 

Nicole Valenzuela, a professor from the department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University, is interviewed by Marie McCarthy, and explores the topic of genomes and the connection between birds and turtles to dinosaurs. 

Kay Berger, licensed therapist, sat down to talk with Paul Wierson about her book, “I, We, or Whoever, One Woman with 110 Lives (Not Counting the First One)”, which tells about a former patient of Berger’s that was diagnosed with multiple personalities. 

Casey Johnson, owner of Ames Ford Lincoln, came in to talk about his program, Wheels for Work, which provides transportation for single mothers escaping domestic violence situations. Casey also talks about the impact and difference the program has made, and discusses how people can donate and contribute to the cause.

Rezoning Lincoln Way, Leadership Ames

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/18/2018
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On this Monday, June 18th edition of Local Talk, host Sequan Gatlin reported on state-wide news from the pages of the Des Moines Register as well as this week's weather forecast. 

KHOI intern Marie McCarthy interviewed Julie Slaughter and Vitalij Pecharsky from the Ames Laboratory about how magnetic refrigeration is a future solution for energy conservation. Maggie Westvold co-hosted the segment. 

Kelly Diekmann, City of Ames Planning and Housing Director, joined our host to discuss how rezoning Lincoln Way impacts the community in the Downtown Gateway Focus Area. We also heard from Laura Cram, owner of Laura's Cabinet Gallery, voicing her concerns with the new zoning laws. City Council will further discuss rezoning Lincoln Way next Tuesday during the City Hall meeting starting at 6 pm. 

Andrea Hammes Dodge spoke with Gale Seiler and Sequan Gatlin about Leadership Ames, a program sponsored by the Ames Chamber of Commerce. Two alumni of the program participated in the conversation of the importance of leadership and community involvement. The application for Class 32 of the program can be found here. For more information, contact Andrea at

Hawaii volcano, NASA project

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/15/2018
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Pat Schlarbaum brought us an interview with Ed Heinsley, who lives near the volcano that is active in Hawaii. They spoke about the impact of the lava and gas on nearby residents. Host, Gale Seiler, spoke with Michael Dorneich, a professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Tor Finset, a graduate student in Aerospace Engineering, and Nir Keren from the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. They are members of a team of scientists at ISU who recently received funding from NASA for a new project called Adaptive stress training for hazardous conditions countermeasure.


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