News Roundup, Back to School, Neighborhood Associations

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The show started with the Weekly News Roundup from Dennis Hart, who reviewed the major news stories of the week as reported in newspapers in Ames and surrounding towns. Host, Gale Seiler, shared back to school stories from ISU students about what they did over the summer and how they feel about the start of classes. In the last part of the show, Ames Progressive Alliance focused on Neighborhood Associations in Ames. Anne Kinzel, Carolyn Myers and Betty Baird led a discussion with Julie Gould from the Ames city government, Martin Edelson representing the newly formed Inis Grove Neighborhood Association, and Kristen Greteman representing the Old Town Neighborhood Association.

Charlottesville, An Englishman Photographs the Pipeline

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Originally broadcast 08/16/2017
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Evan Berger is a senior organizer for CCI Action and was one of the organizers of the “Revolution Iowa: From Protest to Power,” convention. CCI Action is associated with Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement. The convention included keynote speeches by Senator Bernie Sanders and Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza. There were also numerous workshops about issues everyday Iowans face, including healthcare.

Nathan Moore is the station manager of WTJU Community Radio at the University of Virginia. He identifies himself as being a part of a citizen action group that ended up in the middle of the street violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Veronika Fowler is the Communications Director at the Iowa ACLU. She stopped by KHOI to describe two Iowa cases relating to the US Constitution and safety for protest participants.

Martin Hodgkiss is a documentary photographer from London England who is cycling the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline. He’s doing this in hopes of meeting people and seeing that landscape that surrounds the pipeline; to understand whether the DAPL has affected people’s lives directly, indirectly, positively, or negatively. You can follow him on Instagram for updates.

Bollywood Birthday

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Merry Rankin, Director of Sustainability for ISU and Ames, and John Dunn director of the City of Ames Water & Pollution describe the history of water access in Ames and the new state-of-the-art Ames water plant, opening August 26 9:00 AM with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open ouse for the public. More information on the opening

ISU Office of University Relations executive director John McCarroll describes the Task Force meeting held by the Iowa Board of Regents where ISU proposed Tuition hikes over the next 5 years due to reduced state funding.

Sree Nilakanta, business professor and band member of Chai Tunes, Ames' own Bollywood Band, describes the band, the music, and their upcoming free concert at KHOI on Saturday August 12, 5:30 PM, 410 Douglas in Ames, to help celebrate KHOI's 5th anniversary. The Chinese Childrens' Choir will also perform Festivities and a street concert will take the party out onto Douglas Avenue at 6:00 PM Join us for music and cake!

Anti-Nazi, Peace Training, Disaster Preparedness

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Anti-Natzi Rally in AmesOn Sunday evening, Ria Keinert describes how she planned a spontaneous rally, speaking out against the white supremacist and Neo-Nazi rally held over the weekend in Charlottesville, VI, that ended in violence. More than 350 people gathered in the Ames Band Shell Park  to listen to speakers and then marched up and down Main Street, bearing signs and chanting slogans. Various people in the demonstration are featured in a recording made at the rally.

Other guests include: Fred Van Liew from Van Liew Meditation and Consulting, Keith Morgan from Story County, and Chris Perrin from Mary Greeley Medical Center.

Buick Rallies and Great Blue Herons

Originally broadcast 08/09/2017
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Leanne Harter, Story County Outreach and Special Projects Manager, told us what's coming up in her Story County Report. Pat Brooks, vintage car enthusiast, described two international rallies he and his wife Mary Brooks drove in their 1949 Buick woodie -- one across China in 1997 to publicize the opening of a new Buick plant in China, and a bi-centennial "around the world in 80 days" in 2000. When not driving their car all over the world, they have spent most of their lives in central Iowa. We closed out the show with the final spotlight bird, the great blue heron, in our yearlong poetry celebration of Iowa Bird of Mouth presented by Jennifer Knox, curator of the crowd-sourced poetry project, and Tyler Harms, director of Iowa Young Birders. Paul Wierson

Tornadoes, Sam Salomone, CIty Council

Originally broadcast 08/07/2017
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It is tornado season, so we present a study of myths and facts about tornadoes, including a first-hand account of the July 19th tornado in McGregor Iowa, given by McGregor librarian Michelle Pettit.

This coming Saturday, August 12, KHOI will be celebrating the completion of its fifth year on the air in central Iowa. Festivities will include a 5:30 PM concert of the Chinese Childrens' Choir and Chai Tunes, Ames' own Bollywood band, both at KHOI, 410 Douglas Avenue in Ames. Afterwards, there will be a concert in front of KHOI on Douglas Avenue, by Sam Salomone, organist, inductee in the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame and the Iowa Blues Hall of Fame. KHOI's Ron Carson and Greta Anderson, spoke with Sam about his life and career playing the Hammond B3.


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