Ragbrai, Rental Gap, Trafficking

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 07/25/2018
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On this July 25th edition of Local Talk, Dennis Hart opened the show with news from the Boone News Republican, the Nevada Journal, the Story City Herald and the Tri-County Times. 

Ursula Ruedenberg and Maggie Westvold interviewed RAGBRAI riders live from Brookside Park! Hear what the riders had to say about the event.

Greta Anderson had a great deal of information to share about the events of RAGBRAI including activities and vendors participating in the festivities. Many riders also shared their stories with Greta. 

Javier Miranda from the Ames Tenant Union spoke to hosts Dennis Hart and Paul Wierson about the Ames Rental Gap, a time where students may find themselves homeless for up to 2 weeks in transition to the next semester. Tim Kirchoff, also of the Tenant Union, joined the conversation by phone. 

At the end of the program, Iowa State lecturer Alisa Stoehr discussed human trafficking with our engineer, Jackie Norman.  


Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 07/23/2018
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On this Monday, July 23rd edition of Local Talk, host Sequan Gatlin reported the seven-day weather forecast as well as the statewide news. 

On July 19th, Attorney General Tom Miller and officials from every state teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission to fight against fraudulent veteran corporations. Lynn Hicks called into the station on Friday to speak about their campaign, Operation: Donate with Honor. Learn more here

Sequan shared a Points to Ponder discussing mistakes, forgiveness and love. 

At the end of the program, Crystal Davis joined us from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau. She detailed the upcoming events for the last week of July and all of August. Find the calendar here and here.  

Veterinary Summer Experience, CCI Convention, Ames History

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 07/20/2018
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Alejandro Ramirez and Jessica Juarez talked about a Food Animal Summer Experience designed to provide students of color with hands-on opportunities in Vet Science. Two undergraduate participants, J’Haira Rhodes and Daniela Gatica, spoke about how they became interested in Veterinary Medicine and what they have learned in the program.

The annual convention of Citizens for Community Improvement will take place on Saturday in Des Moines, and we heard from one of the speakers at that event. Kevin Simowitz, from Caring Across Generations, told about initiatives to build a better long-term health care system.

Alex Fejfar from the Ames Historical Society reminded us of the Ames High School Exhibit, which will be closing soon, and the new exhibit opening in August on Grain Elevators.  


Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 07/18/2018
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On this Wednesday, July 18th edition of Local Talk, Dennis Hart reported the news from the pages of the Nevada Journal, the Boone News Republican, the Story City Herald and the Tri-County Times. 

Paul Wierson spoke with Evan Burger from Citizens for Community Improvement about their upcoming national convention at the Iowa Event Center in Des Moines on July 21st. More information on the event can be found here.

Paul also sat down with Patricia Grote from the Iowa International Center concerning their mission and operation. Find more information about the Iowa International Center here.

Intern Sequan Gatlin invited entomology professor Donald Lewis to the studio to discuss issues with biodiversity among insects in Iowa. More information on insects can be found here.  


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Originally broadcast 07/16/2018
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On this Monday, July 16th edition of Local Talk, host Sequan Gatlin reported the seven-day weather forecast as well as the statewide news. 

Iowa State graduate student Cameron Gray is hosting an art exhibition at the Des Moines Social Club this Saturday. He came by the studio to detail the powerful message behind his art.

Pat Schlarbaum spoke about Eagle Day on Sunday at the Blank Park Zoo. 

July 16th is the third Monday of the month. Andrea Hammes Dodge, vice president of the Ames Chamber of Commerce, stopped by to discuss RAGBRAI volunteer opportunities. Cindy Hicks, executive director of Ames Main Street, shared what food and entertainment will be available during RAGBRAI. Find volunteer information here.  

Iowa Summer Games, Eagle Day at Blank Park Zoo, Lead-Free Ammunition, Recycling at ISU

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 07/13/2018
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KHOI civic reporter Dennis Hart summaries local news of the past week from the pages of the Ames Tribune

The Iowa Summer Games, beginning August 14, give opportunity to everyday athletes, school children and senior citizens a chance to experience Olympic-style competition, complete with Olympic-style ceremony and events. Summer games Organizers: Director Katie Kramer and Assistant Sports Director Megan Hanson describe the games and invite you to experience the games even if you are not competing the Olympic-style Opening Ceremony, and an Athlete Jamboree. 

Jessie Lowry, Director of Conservation and Research at the Blank Park Zoo, extends an invitation to Eagle Day at the Blank Park Zoo on July 15 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Speakers will include KHOI's reporter and former DNR Wildlife Diversity Program manager Pat Schlarbaum, Stephanie Shepherd from the DNR, Bob Barnhill and Yankton Chief Golden Light Eagle who will drum and share native perspectives in eagles,  Des Moines Park and Recreation with activities for children, and an artist who will make sidewalk drawings that educate about raptors, and wildlife rehabilitators. Present will also be Liberty and Spirit, two live eagles who permanently live at the Blank Park Zoo.

Lowry describes the "Iowa Hunters Lead the Way" campaign, partnering with Iowa hunters and fishers for non-lead based ammunition. Lead ammunition leads to poisoning eagles since fragments are left in carcass remains from hunted animals that have been cleaned.  Eagles have recently made a come-back after near-extinction, since the banning of DDT.

ISU and Ames Sustainability Director Merry Rankin introduces Ayodeji Oluwalana, the new director for Recycling at ISU.  


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