Anita Rollins Candidate for AMes CIty Council, Preparedness and Alert System

Originally broadcast 09/13/2021 

Dennis Hart gives a rundown of Iowa news from the past week. Anita Rollins has announced her candidacy for Ames City Council District 3. She describes the issues, and values she intends to focus on as a council member, with emphasis on open-mindedness, inclusiveness, and opportunity in the Ames community. She also describes her experience in public service and how they apply to being a council member. Keith Morgan, Story County Emergency Coordinator, gives a checklist for your emergency preparedness kit. He asks every household and business to prepare this, especially during September, "Preparedness Month."  Information   for  disaster preparedness - top link on left side.

A checklist for your preparedness kit:

  • Food and water:  Used to say for 72 hours, 1 gallon/day/person
  • NOAA weather radio with batteries or solar/hand crank
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Whistle
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags w plastic ties
  • Can opener
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape
  • Dust mask
  • Way to charge cell phone (solar/hand crank)
  • Pet supplies
  • Extra glasses/meds
  • First aid items (Pain reliever, bandages, anti-diarrhea meds, laxative, maybe tourniquet)
  • Tools to turn off water and gas
  • Cash or travelers check
  • Personal hygiene supplies
  • Matches in water proof container
  • Eating/cooking utensils
  • Games/puzzles for kids

Keith reminds us to sign up for Story County Iowa Alerts mass notification on your cell phone. Sign up here or call 515 382 7315.

LOCAL TALK 10 September 2021

Originally broadcast 09/10/2021 

Local Talk Friday, September 10 started off with news summary of the week from Ames Tribune by Dennis Hart.  Fred Love encouraged listeners to check Maximum Ames.org for the weekend.  Jeannie Hopper provided compelling documentary of 9 11 in New York City from 2001 when the World Trade Center Towers came down.  Music she encouraged listeners to hear Do It Now by Diatribe Sound.  Susan Gwiasda and Merry Rankin with the City of Ames encouraged people to contact Keith Abraham if they have upgrades or improvements to City Parks at kabraham@City.Ames.ia.us. Leaves and branches drop off at 400 Freel Drive later in October and November. A Prairie Awakening - Awoke will be held tomorrow at Kuehn Conservation Area in Dallas Co. 11AM - 2PM for further information call Chris Adkins 515-202-2552. A Pelican Festival will occur Sunday, September 12 from 11AM - 4PM at Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area.  For further information call 319-330-7013 or google Pelican Festival 2021.  Music featured was Imagine, Can't Shake These Blues by Eilene Jewell and Do It Now by Diatribe Sound.

LOCAL TALK 7 September 2021

Originally broadcast 09/07/2021 

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Dr Molly Lee, Story County Board of Health with updates and information regarding the latest on the COVID-19 virus especially now that students are returning to schools reviews  ‘Swiss Cheese’ model for taking precautions to limit your exposure to the virus. Bryon Dudley joins us to share information about Maximum Ames and connection with PRIDE events occurring this week; Friday and Saturday?  He reviews the venues participating and highlights the musicians involved. Susan Gwiasda Communications Officer for the City of Ames reviews the upcoming free yard waste dates for the fall.  Municipal Engineer Tracy Peterson discusses major construction projects throughout the city includes (Duff/Grand/13th street). Anna, Magnusson  KHOI’s Top “Good News Banana” brightens our day.

Refreshing and Expanding Ames DIversity CrossWalk, Music for Labor Day

Originally broadcast 09/06/2021 

Dennis Hart gives a rundown of Iowa news from the past week. Ames Mayor John Haila shares his favorite job memories from the past (this includes ice cream). Haila describes the history and meaning of Ames' newly refreshed "Diversity Crosswalk" at 5th Street and Douglas Avenue. He reveals plans to install another such symbol of appreciation and support for diversity in Ames  on Welch Avenue in Campustown. A medley of music about work honors Labor Day.

LOCAL TALK 3 September 2021

Originally broadcast 09/03/2021 

Dennis Hart's recap of the news from the Ames Tribune.  Wolf Oestreich with an update on birding at Ada Hayden Heritage Park.  Ames Parks and Recreation Director, Keith Abraham with an update on Furnam Aquatic Center and the new aquatic center project. Questions can be addressed here. Stefanie Daniel's with ISU Extension for Story County gives public sciences program updates.  Their phone number is 515-337-1601.

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