LOCAL TALK 20 September 2022

Originally broadcast 09/20/2022 

Local Talk for Tuesday, September 20, 2022 featured a lot of good topics today starting with Dr. Jamie Kopper with the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine and Senior veterinary student Jamillah Kelly.  We learned a lot about the Veterinary College and Ms. Kelly’s contributions and appreciation for the Ames community.

Mike Meetz contributed a wonderful piece about recent tours of Ada Hayden Heritage Park.  Anyone physically challenged were encouraged to come to the park to receive a golf cart tour of the Park.  This event is gaining wonderful popularity and will return next year. 

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames had timely announcements to share:  There will be a ribbon cutting at 5:30PM Wednesday, Sep. 21 at Ada Hayden Park for Accessible Canoe and Kayak Launch facility.  Access Ada Hayden and Central Iowa Paddlers are to be commended for financial support for this worthy project. 

Eco Fair will happen in west parking lot of City Hall on Saturday, October 1 at 9AM to 1PM.  The City will have a lot of booths that feature conservation and sustainability themes.  Electric vehicles including all major makes and the City’s first public electric busses will be displayed. 

And a Town Budget Meeting is coming up November 1, 6PM City Hall with City Manager Steve Schainker.  Public is encouraged to bring ideas and priorities for the City budget process.

Julie Saxton with the Ames Police Department came onto Local Talk to talk about the Eighth Annual Mental Health Expo at Memorial Union Great Hall at 6PM – 8:30PM this evening Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

Twenty five vendors will be exhibiting their contributions to mental health in Central Iowa.  Free food and free parking is provided.

  Music was provided by Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine:  “Here We Are, Rhythm is Gonna Get You and Conga.”  Also Petula Clark’s “Downtown” was enjoyed.

LOCAL TALK 13 September 2022

Originally broadcast 09/13/2022 

KHOI’s Sam Wormley and Mike Meetz Discuss Seasonal Change and explain the astronomical  phenomenon that causes it.

Story County Conservation Outreach and Communications Coordinator; Casey Struecker updates us on the fall activities planned/scheduled for the county parks and natural areas,  including volunteer needs for prairie seed harvesting and what to expect for this fall’s leaf color and where some of the county areas are best for viewing.

Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer for the City of Ames will update us on Tuesday’s City Council meeting ribbon cutting and discusses the return of EcoFair just a few weeks away on Saturday, Oct. 1, in the City Hall west parking lot.  We also review the progress of the future gathering area being constucted East of City Hall and are given an update on the ribbon cutting and official opening of the new small craft launch for the physically challenged installed at Ada Hayden Heritage Park.

Del Christianson reviews the Iris Peace Walk that will be held Sunday September 18th When and where it will start and how long is the route. 7:57 (Mike).

LOCAL TALK 6 September 2022

Originally broadcast 09/06/2022 

Dr. Molly Lee, Story County Board of Health: Schools are back in session; COVID-19 updates for Story County, fall vaccine/booster availability. Wealso visit a bit about funding sources for programs. Cover the Monkey Pox infection situation,  discuss the West Nile virus, and importance as a late summer disease and review the case of Poliomyelytis and its importance.

Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation:  Pat Schlarbaum visits with Joe Jayjack about the mission of the Foundation, its roll in helping to preserve Iowa’s natural areas and reviews some upcoming events that they are sponsoring.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames;  Reminds listeners about some upcoming events, including a ribbon cutting 21st of September for the boat launch dock at Ada Hayden Heritage Park and ther revived Eco Fair being held west of city hall on the 1st of October. Cory  Mellies, Fleet & Facilities Director; shares updates on the new Downtown Plaza points out that demolition work begins today (Sept. 6) at the municipal parking lot just east of City Hall  and reviews future activities and ammenities that will be available for this new venue? 

KHOI’s Bob Anders, host of Bob’s 8-Track Garage Sale shares his KHOI stories in celebration of our station’s 10th anniversary year of broadcast.

LOCAL TALK 5 September 2022

Originally broadcast 09/05/2022 

Local Talk for Labor Day Monday September 5, 2022 featured a lot of good topics today starting with a summary of the news last week newspapers throughout Iowa by Dennis Hart.

Greta Anderson provided an excellent featured story from the archives for the special Labor Day edition.  Colin Gorden with the Iowa Policy Program discussed their important work from his office in Iowa City.

And in recognition of KHOI’s tenth anniversary a blessing of the studios at the Pantorium Building at 410 Douglas was broadcast.  Chief Golden Light Eagle, Loren Zephier from Greenwood, South Dakota provided song, prayer and sacred drum in 2014.  Bardic Poet, Joe Plum from Weller, Iowa, presented.  Mary Lightweaver was asked to speak and the sacred drum and song were provided by Medicine Eagle, Bob Barnhill to complete the blessing of the studio.

Music was provided by Joan Baez, “I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night;” Pete Seeger, “Which Side Are You On;” and Woody Guthrie, “Farmer Labor Train”  and “This Land Is Your Land” to commemorate Labor Day 2022.

LOCAL TALK 2 September 2022

Originally broadcast 09/02/2022 

Dennis Hart provides us with an indepth summary of last week’s news from our local newspaper.

Luke Spence of Nevada  sponsor of the Coffee with the Candidates Saturday mornings A new  location; its upstairs: the Copper Spaces 1026 6th door just south of the Coffee Grounds.  Starts at 9 AM.  A number of candidates are scheduled right up to Oct 29th.

Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer city council is seeking feedback on proposal to name the Ames Municiple Airport and Recreation Superintendent Courtney Kort with Ames Parks and Recreation will talk about the end of the season for Furman Aquatic Center, as well as a variety of other recreational options as we get into fall and cooler weather.
ISU Extension Mary Wilkins; Story County ISU Extension and Outreach Youth outreach Coordinator Introduces Katherine Mackenzie, Extension’s Ag & Natural Resource Coordinator. Some planned activities include:
  • Buzz about Native Bees; a program we are hosting in partnership with the company Bayer located in Huxley.
  • The 4-H program year begins September 1 and will be hosting an open house on September 13 at   1421 S Bell Ave. Ste. 107 Ames, IA 50010
Courtney Kort, Recreational Superintendent: courtney.spawn@cityofames.org
Iowa State University Extension Services: extension.iastate.edu.

LOCAL TALK 30 August 2022

Originally broadcast 08/30/2022 

Feathered Friends Tuesday; Favorite Late Summer Birds; KHOI personalities and community members share with listeners so of their favorite late summer birds as fall is less thann a month away.

Sam Wormley, KHOI Science Bytes cohost, Central Iowa Symphony cohost and KHOI Board member reviews Fall OLLI course offerings for those 50 years and older as part of the ISU Alumni Association’s continuing education program.

Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer for the City of Ames  along with Stormwater Analyst Liz Calhoun is thinking about fall weather and landscaping improvements you can make as the weather cools to help absorb stormwater and encourage pollinators.  We visit about an arts grant used to educate the public about the waterway some storm water systems supply and also discuss the benefits of food composter and rain barrel rebates.)

KHOI’s Station Manager, “Eric B.” shares some of his memories as we continue to observe KHOI 10th Anniversary broadcasting as a community radio station.


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