Local Talk for Tuesday November 30, 2021 featured Tyler Harms, Stephanie and Todd Burras focusing on the bird world and bird surveys coming up. A Redtailed Hawk discussion included various color phases of buteo hawks in general but focusing on field marks to look for in identification. A belly band is common with redtails. Other hawks this time of year are the Rough-legged hawks and Northern Harriers. Susan Gwiasda with the City of Ames invited Paul Tauke to discuss trees in Ames. Susan announced Supplemental Input Climate Action Committee meeting Dec. 1, 6-8PM at Water Treatment Plant on 13th St. The next Steering Committee meeting is Dec. 14th and next City Council meeting was Dec. 21st. Anna Banana rounded out the program with her Tune in Tuesday report. George Harrison's What is Life was the music selection.
Local Talk for Friday, November 26 featured news of the week from Ames Tribune by Dennis Hart. An airing of an indigenous address, "A Basic Call to Consciencousness to Western Culture" at Geneva, Switzerland in 1977 was featured. Music was by Usef Islam, "If You Want to Sing Out".
We celebrated Thanksgiving sitting around the table in our studio with storytellers Dan Bagley and Patrician Coffie talking about memories of Thanksgiving and its foods. After several servings of turkey and ham with plenty of gravy here in central Iowa, we turned to jazz with Louis Armstrong complaining to Velma Middleton of "All That Meat and No Potatoes." To bring our feast to the present, we went to the viral YouTube Hip Hop Thanksgiving song, "Grandma: What Are You Cooking for Thanksgiving?" by Pastor Shirley Ceaser We ended the show with a Thanksgiving Prayer by Johnny Cash. (The program was originally aired in 2017 and is dedicated to Janet Klaas and Paul Nelson).
The second half of the program was a rundown of the variety of news programs available throughout the day of Wednesday, including Fallon Forum. Ed Fallon joined us to describe his approach to "Progressive Voices from the Heartland" including the Great Climate March from Los Angeles to New York. He also alerted us to the upcoming debates over TWO proposed carbon capture pipelines by Summit Carbon, and the criticism they are drawing from both Agricultural Landholders and the Food & Water Watch.
Local Talk for Friday November 19 was started with an update of local news by Dennis Hart. Mario Cothen provided an interesting overview of the ISU football team and program. Susan Gwiasda discussed the Climate Action Plan proceedings. more information at CityofAmes.org. And Mary Wilkins with ISU Extension talked about Maker Monday coming up December 20 and a new 4H Chapter in the Ames area. For further information ISUExtension@iastate.edu/