Deidre DeJear, Gilbert History, Rollie Link

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/28/2018
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Pat Schlarbaum gave us a report about the calls and mating behavior of red-tail hawks evident in Iowa at this time of year.  Cal Haiburton, who is keeping us informed about the upcoming primaries on June 5, interviewed Deidre DeJear, one of the candidates for Secretary of State.

Paul Wierson and Susan Franzen took the listeners on a Road Trip to Gilbert where they spoke with Amanda Doering, owner of a new restaurant, The Vault, housed in the 1900 bank building on Main Street.  For a more comprehensive view of Gilbert we spoke with Teri Harriman Gallahan at the Gilbert Historical MuseumWe closed the show with a visit from Rollie Link, whose first G&B Detective Agency novel has just been published.

ISU Admissions, DACA 5K, March for Our Lives

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/26/2018
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Katherine Johnson Suski spoke about the application process at ISU and efforts to make university accessible to students with various immigration statuses. Host, Gale Seiler, aired sounds of the 1st Annual DACA 5K which was held on campus on Saturday despite the snow and sleet. This was a fundraiser to support immigrant students, who are not eligible for most forms of financial aid. We also heard excerpts from speakers and comments from participants at the March for Our Lives in Des Moines on Saturday.

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Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science at Iowa State University:


Habitat for Humanity, ISU Athletic Donates $1,000,000 to Financial Aid, Cranford Building

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 02/23/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a round-up of local news from the past week from the pages of the Ames Tribune and associated local papers.

Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa will hold a grand opening on May 19, from 9-2, after moving all of their operations under one roof - including their second hand home improvement store - at 3504 Grand Avenue, the former Heartland Baptist Church and former Joy & Johnson Auction company building.  Tom Lockhart explains some of how Habitat for Humanity functions, who receives houses, and how this volunteer driven non-profit improves all of community by building affordable housing.

On March 21, Jamey Pollard, ISU Athletic Director, announced that the ISU Athletic Department will donate one million dollars to the office of financial aid  for helping students who need financial assistance complete their degrees. Tim Day, at the ISU Athletics Department,  Cody West, President of the ISU government of the student Body, and Roberta Johnson, Director of  the ISU Financial Aid Office describe how this came about and how funds will be given out. 

Alex Fafajar from the Ames History Center announces an upcoming lecture on The Women of Cranford,  Presented by Marilyn Gibbs Alger, current co-owner of Cranford Apartments in Campus Town, which was designed, built, and owned by women at ISU as a residence for women at ISU. The lecture will be at the Ames Public Library March 27 at 7 PM.

Choral Festival, March For Our Lives

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/21/2018
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Leanne Harter came in to warn us our property taxes are due and to let us know campgrounds at Hickory Grove Park and Dakins Lake will be accepting reservations this year.  Shon Stephenson, Operations Manager at Ames Children’s Choirs, came in with Chris Johnson, guest conductor for the "Celebrate Singing Choral Festival" by the Ames Children’s Choirs.   Johnson is choral music director at Roland-Story Middle School and Gilbert Vocal Music Director at the Intermediate and Middle Schools there.

Young people's voices will also be heard at the "March for our Lives" on Saturday afternoon, March 24, throughout the country.  We ended the program hearing from Landra Reece and Isabela O'Connor, organizers for March For Our Lives  event at the Capitol in Des Moines, one of the 823 events worldwide.  We also heard about Unity In The Community offering free HIRTA bus transportation to to that event. Our guests spoke of their conviction that committed people 18 and younger can lead the way in creating a safer world as they come of age.

Mental health care, Poverty simulation

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/19/2018
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Reporter, Greta Anderson, brought us information about new developments in mental health care in the area. She spoke with Jody Eaton, the CEO of Central Iowa Community Services (CICS), and Krystina Engler, the Director of Crisis Services for Eyerly Ball, which is the mental health clinic that has been contracted to provide the new Mobile Crisis Response Service.

Then the topic changed to an upcoming Poverty Simulation in Story County. Host, Gale Seiler, interviewed Bryan Pates and Mason Adams of Leadership Ames and Bryann Sullivan, an AmeriCorps VISTA worker with United Way. They told what a poverty simulation is and why it is important for the community to understand the obstacles to financial stability that exist, even in our area.

Egypt, ISU Biographical Dictionary & Turkey Vultures are Back!

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/16/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a round-up of last week's local news from the Ames Tribune and area local  papers.

The turkey vulture arrives in Mid-March as a true harbinger of Spring. KHOI naturalist reporter Pat Schlarbaum explains. 

Omar El Shaer, ISU student from Cairo Egypt, shares his home country with us in our on-going interview series with neighbors in Central Iowa from the countries of Africa. He describes powerful passion and lessons learned from growing up during the Arab Spring in Cairo.

Maggie Curry, intern at ISU University Museums, explains the ISU Biographical Dictionary being written about some 500 or more notable ISU personalities, since the beginning of the school. Volunteer writer are invited to help. If you are interested in being involved, please contact Maggie.


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