Vintage Christmas, Iowa Food Bank, Stories and Pictures, Harvey

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 12/04/2019
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Henry Corbin, new executive director of Main Street Nevada came in to tell us about this weekend's Vintage Christmas events.  Then Sunni Kamp, executive director of Story County Community Foundation, interviewed Emma Christiansen for the Food Bank of Iowa which was awarded a SCCF grant for the "Feeding Story Country" program.  Turning to music, we got a preview of Central Iowa Symphony's December 7 concert titled "Stories and Pictures."  Eric McIntyre, Music Director of the Central Iowa Symphony, told us why he selected a program combining "The Composer is Dead" by Nathanial Stookey  (text by Lemony Snicket) with the Mussorgsky/Ravel symphony "Pictures at an Exhibition." Following this, we heard from Patrick Determan, narrator of "The Composer Is Dead."  We wrapped up our show with Susan Herrick, director of Boone Community Theatre's production of Harvey, telling us about the Elwood P. Dowd's experiences with a 6'1" white rabbit.   

Grants, Fires, Wild Bees

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/27/2019
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Jay Wilson, executive director of the of the Story City Greater Chamber Connection, came in to tell us about the $75,000 Main Street Iowa Challenge grant  to restore a building in downtown Story City. The second grant was a $25,000 Major Grant from the Story County Community Foundation to the Zearing fire department retrofit project, but our discussion was more general.  Pat Schlarbaum talked  volunteer fire departments throughout Story County coming together to provide water trucks to combat both building fires and prairie fires.  Our final guest was Darrin Crow, story teller from Cedar Rapids, who gave us a preview of his Nov. 3  program for Story County Conservation, about "the great Honey War of 1838, when Iowa was nearly invaded by Missouri!"

Story County Community ID, ARC of Story County, Akhnaten, and things to do in December

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/25/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa in the news from last week.

Rick Exner, is an Ames resident working with AMOS Immigration, an AMOS (A Mid Iowa Organizing Strategy) crisis response team for those at risk of being deported. Exner explains the Central Iowa community ID card, a community-building tool for inclusion for people without government IDs, to address basic needs such as medical care or identification for police. Exner is inviting everyone to get a community ID card to give that form of identification agency in our area. Details for that can be found here. For more information, call 515-599-8149 or go to their informational web site.

Sunni Kamp, Executive Director of Story County CommunityFoundation speaks with Patricia Cane, from the Arc of Story County, introducing the services of that organization, which partner with local businesses, providers and community members to enrich the lives of people with disabilities. Story County Community Foundation is the umbrella organization for more than 165 different funds established by individuals, families, and nonprofit organizations to benefit Story County. In early November, it awarded it's annual grants to totaling $117,413. The Arc of Story County is one of the Story County Nonprofit organizations who received a grant this year.

Crystal Davis from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau gives a preview of upcoming public events for fun and activity in December.  

Number the Stars, Nevada Main street, Stranger than Fiction

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/20/2019
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Our first guest was Brittny Rebhuhn, director of Story Theatre Company's play, "Number the Stars," telling the history of Danish people saving Jews from the Nazis during World War II.  Our next stop was Gatherings in Nevada, where Evie Peterson told us about the first plans by citizens of Nevada to benefit from their new Main Street Iowa designation.  Pat Schlarbaum told us about nature programming on KHOI, starting with a phenology of junkos.  We ended with a recap of last night's Pantorium Session, "Stranger Than Fiction."  

Masonic Ideas, Michaela Thompson, Worldly Goods

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/13/2019
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Leanne Harter, Story County Outreach and Special Projects Coordinator, started off the show with her monthly report, followed by Bill Yungclas continuing the significance of the role of Masonic Lodges in the development of American values.  Michaela Thompson, the featured artist for tonight's Pantorium Session (November 13), gave us some insights into how she writes her songs.  Mara Spooner, manager of Worldly Goods, came in to tell us about that non-profit, fair trade store, where they have designated Thursday, November 14, a KHOI benefit shopping night, from 4 to 7  when a portion of the sales will go to the station.   


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