Royce Johns with Al Kabela at Pantorium Sessions

Our featured artist this month is Royce Johns (age 23), whose rich baritone voice is both reminiscent of Randy Travis and George Jones. He has a voice that sound guys dream about. He plays classic country favorites as well as Nashville-style songs by his friend Robert Deitsch. Veteran pedal-steel guitarist Al Kabela will accompany, offering a poignant counterpoint to Royce's commanding vocals.
Wednesday June 19th @ 7:00 PM.

Therapy Dog, Politics, and July events

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/17/2019
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After the news with Dennis Hart, Kinsey Phillips, ISU police department's first mental health advocate, came into the studio with her therapy dog Zosia to tell us about their work.  Then we learned about the work of KHOI campaign reporters Cal Haliburton and Merl Crabb, host of KHOI's Saturday night hip-hop show Merl on the Move, telling us how they plan to provide voter education as well as interviews.  We wrapped up today's show with Sarah Dvorsky, Events Coordinator for Ames Main Street, and her guest Sonya Stoltze Newstrom, vice president of the Ames Mainstreet Team telling us about some of the July events and how the team works to make Mainstreet Ames a business and entertainment destination. 

Ames Healthy Life Center, Win Cowger's Research On Trash in Iowa's Waterways

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/14/2019
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Keith Abraham, Director of Ames Parks and Recreation, Nancy Carroll, Director of Heartland Senior Services, and Susan Gwiasda Ames Public Relations Officer give an in-depth description of the proposed Ames Healthy Life Center. The Ames City Council recently approved the holding of a referendum on September 10 for 29 million dollars in public funds to match 20 million dollars in private and partners' donations toward the center, which will integrate recreation, youth and elder care, nutritional education, gardening, and research.

Ames and ISU Sustainability Director Merry Rankin introduced former ISU student Win Cowger, who explains his recently published paper: "Anthropogenic Litter Cleanups in Iowa Riparian Areas Reveal the Importance of Near-Stream and Watershed Scale Land Use."

The research paper studies near-stream and watershed scale land use control of litter in Iowa's streams. 

Art, Wild Foods, Pollinator Fest and Joy in Jewell

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/12/2019
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Our program started by bringing our listeners back to last Friday's Ames Art Walk, with music, interviews with artists, and description of the event at the KHOI studio.  Then we heard about upcoming events.  First, Ben Hoksch described the "Wild Foods" workshop he's leading for Legacy Learning at Briggs Woods near Webster City. Then Randall Cass, extention entomology specialist in honey bees, native bees, and pollinators described bee keeping in Iowa (an occupation involving tens of thousands of Iowans), and gave us a preview of "Polinator Fest" taking place at Reiman Gardens on May 22.  We ended the program with Paul Wierson's announcement of the municipal band concert with Simon Estes, and Susan Franzen's discovery of a concert of Beethoven's 9th symphony to be performed on two grand pianos in the United Church of Christ in Jewell by  world renown pianist Stephan Moller and Jewell residents,  Delayna and Don Beattie

Diversity of Wonder, Peregrine Falcons, Ames Municipal Report

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/07/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of local news from the Ames Tribune.

Dr. Manjit Misra, Director of ISU's Seed Science Center and Cindy Hicks, Public Relations for the Seed Science Center, describe the newly released award-winning film, Seeds: Diversity of Wonder. Misra describes the work of the Seed Science Center, how this led to the creation of the film, and shares why seeds fill him personally with wonder. The Film will be shown at Reiman Gardens on Father's Day, June 16, from 6 - 9 PM. The showing is free to the public, along with popcorn.

Ames Public Relations Officer Susan Gwiasda gives a municipal update for the city of Ames.

Environmental Reporter Pat Schlarbaum describes recent banding of young peregrine falcons in Southeast Minnesota with the Raptor Resource Project

Festivals, Anne Frank, and Caregivers

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 06/05/2019
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Festival Season has arrived, starting with Boone River Valley Festival on Memorial Day. Next on the summer festival circuit are Firemen's Days in Cambridge (May 7-8), and Story City's Scandinavian Days ( May 6- 9), so we devoted our program to giving a preview of those events.  Jay Wilson from the Story City Greater Chamber Connection  previewed events including the Judge Story Theatre production of Children of Eden.    Also onstage this weekend at Ankeny Community Theatre is The Diary of Anne Frank.  Director Cheryl Clark discussed the play and the serious issues it raises.  Finally, Mathew Covington of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, called to tell us about a Susannah Dyen, from "Caring Across Generations" who be speaking on actions to support paid and family caregivers. 

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