International Women's Day and Kate Mitchell​ Kids

International Women​'​s Day, March 8, has been traditionally been celebrated in Ames with a gathering for more than 10 years. This year the event, "International Women​'s Day: Make It Happen," was held at the Public Librabry and was sponsored by India Cultural Association, the Iowa Resource for International Service, Friends of International Women, YWCA ISU-Ames, the Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support (ACCESS), Wheatsfield Co-op, Worldly Goods and Ames Public Library. Organizers from these groups joined us to describe the results of discussion groups hel​d at the event, including Kim Hope, Andrea Gronau, Andrea Mallarino, Juri Bhattacharyya.

Ed Fallon explains why he is marching across Iowa along the proposed rout​e​ of the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline. He will be giving a presentation on this in Ames on Wednesday, March 18 at 7:00 PM in the Ames Public Library Danfoss Room​.

Clara Oleson of West Branch describes her upcoming art exhibition at the Gallery in the Round at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship : ​​"​Doilie World and Other Works​" and invites our listeners to the artist's reception on Sunday, March 15 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

We hear a clip of Kindergarteners reading at Kate Mitchell School in honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, as part of National Read Across America Day with a few words from their teacher Charlyn Mason.

​Hosts: Ursula Ruedenberg and Susan Franzen​

Originally broadcast 03/09/2015
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