Clover Woods, Vaccinations, Story Festival

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/06/2019
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We started by reporting local results from the November 5 election (for results from all the city and school board elections, go to the Story County Auditor's website). Then we turned to the big story of the week -- Iowa Natural History Foundation's purchase of the  4H camp (Clover Woods).  Joe Jayjack and Larry Stone described the arrangements of the sale and explained why it was important to maintain private ownership of this beautiful land on the Des Moines river.  Responding to Monday's story from "One Choice Iowa" was Dr. Caitlin Pedatic, Medical Director and State Epidemiologist for the Iowa Department of Public Health.  Finallly, Paul Wierson provided a lively preview Of Story Festival 2019.  

School Board, Masons

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/04/2019
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Ames Voting

Following Iowa news delivered by Dennis Hart, Shanda Burke described the concerns of "Informed Choice Iowa," an organization dedicated to challenging legislation requiring mandatory vaccinations which is holding a statewide conference in Des Moines on November 16.  In preparation for the school board election on November 5, we heard from all seven of the candidates for the school board.  Concluding our show Bill Jungclas, past grand master of Arcadia Masonic Lodge #249, came in to read the mayor's proclamation declaring November 1. 2019,  "Ames Masonic Lodge #249 Day" in honor of the 150th anniversary of the lodge in Ames. He also gave us a brief local history of the lodge.  

El Rio Skunko Trio Musical Tribute to Paul Nelson

El Rio Skunko Trio pay tribute to Paul Nelson at KHOI

Paul's old bandmates came together on Sunday to perform songs that were meaningful in their relationship, including “All of Me”, the last song sung by Paul Nelson with El Rio Skunko Trio. Other musicians performed their own tribute to Paul after their set. The many attendees paid tribute in their own way and enjoyed a community potluck. We all know that Paul loved music, and loved to eat.

Rachel Junck, Candidate for Ames City Council Ward 4, Organizing Presidential Campaigns in Iowa

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 10/25/2019
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Dennis Hart give a summary of local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

Engineering student and hometown resident Rachel Junck, candidate for Ames City Council representing the fourth Ward, explains her approach and platforms. If elected, she will be the youngest woman to hold office in Iowa history.

Ames Progressive Alliance hosts speak with Matt Fidel, field organizer for Cory Booker to discover what is involved with organizing a presidential campaign in Iowa's "First in the Nation" caucus process.  

Paul Nelson, the Pool Hall Waltz Band, Public Policy Committee of Ames Chamber of Commerce

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 10/21/2019
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Pool Hall W Band

Dennis Hart gives a rundown of Iowa News.

Two recordings of the Pool Hall Waltz Band, a local Ames band in the late 1970's and early 1980's, including Paul Nelson, who helped build KHOI and served as its Chief of Operations, bookend a recorded conversation between Paul Nelson and Ursula Ruedenberg in 2017, about the founding and meaning of KHOI.

Drew Kemp, Director of Public Policy for the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Lawrence Cunningham, Chair of the Public Policy Committee for the Ames Chamber, explain the educational and advocacy of the Chamber, how they interact with their stakeholders. They encourage participation in the upcoming election November 5. The election is locally focused and addresses three areas of importance to Ames residence: governance, health care, and education. 

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