Originally broadcast 07/19/2019
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Today's program focused on the one-year anniversary of the tornado that caused extensive damage to Marshalltown on July 19, 2018. Emily Barske, the managing editor of the Marshalltown Times-Republican newspaper, and Marshalltown Mayor Joel Greer appeared by telephone, describing what's happened in Marshalltown since that day. Barske talked about several people who had been affected, and Greer discussed on-going repairs to the Marshall County Courthouse, downtown businesses, and the many homes that were damaged.
In addition, Alex Fejfar of the Ames History Center discussed the center's ongoing exhibit of photos of major construction projects in the city's history and its upcoming new exhibit. Maggie Westvold's "Minutes with Maggie" featured another of her takes on life in and around Iowa.