Books, Hoops, and the City of Ames

Matthew De La Pena, a 2016 Newberry Award winner for his book Last Stop On Market Street, took the time to stop by KHOI and speak with us about his works, philosophy on writing, and a little basketball. Pena is currently on a book tour, for which he made a stop at the Ames Public Library to do readings and signings.

Coming soon to Ames will be its very own Ames Public Piano Project, thanks to Patricia Izbicki, an Iowa State graduate student doing research on the neuroscience of music. Two pianos will be placed in Ames, one around campustown and the other by Main Street. These pianos will be open for anyone to come and play on.

Aside from warm weather, Summertime can mean a few things. Road construction is definitely one of them. Rudy Koester, a civil engineer for the City of Ames gave us all the insight and details we needed on the current progress of different construction projects around Ames. Accompanied by Susan Gwiasda, the Public Relations Officer for the City of Ames, we were also given insight into the upcoming Fourth of July events and the new Rummage the Road project taking place at the end of July.  

Listen Here Now Originally broadcast 07/01/2016
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