Originally broadcast 08/16/2019
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Today's guests included Jenny Risner, the superintendent of the Ames School District, and Eric Smidt, the district's director of communications. Discussion centered on construction of the new Ames High School and a new district swimming pool, the pending addition of new classrooms at three elementary schools, and changes parents might notice when classes start Friday, August 23.
Another guest on today's program was Alex Fejfar of the Ames History Museum, who discussed the museum's upcoming new exhibit, "Uncorked: The Spirited History of Alcohol in Ames." It opens Aug. 24. Discussion involved how Ames was founded as a "dry" town, and on an early incident in Ames history involving an establishment that sold alcohol, much to the dislike of some citizens.
Maggie Westvold's "Minutes with Maggie" segment dealt with her experiences in learning how to drive.