Wildlife correspondent Pat Schlarbaum bringing us Jeff Kopaska of the Iowa DNR fisheries department, who will be stocking Ada Hayden Lake with trout this week, Michael Metz of the Isaak Walton League and Story County Conservation, and Hank Kohler, winner of this year’s Olaf Smedal Conservation Award. Ole was a columnist for the Ames Tribune who, kind of like our own Pat Schlarbaum, kept the public connected to the great outdoors.
Then we follow up on Ursula Ruedenberg's interview of "Ross," a student organizer at Grinnell College who staged a sit-in this weekend outside the President’s office in the Administration building in an effort to move forward divestment of the college's $2 billion endowment fund from the fossil fuel industry.
Finally, Sue Dinsdale of Iowa Citizens Action Network told folks of three critical actions her group is promoting: calling our Senators in Washington DC to reject the nomination of Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, participating in an open public hearing on the education budget in the House chambers in Des Moines, and a labor rally to be held tomorrow in the face of as-yet-unknown changes to Chapter 20 of Iowa Code establishing the rules for bargaining between government entities and their employees.
- Isaak Walton League
- Olaf Smedal Conservation Award
- Brown-bag lunch / photography exhibit at Reiman Gardens
- Grinnell protest
- Iowa Citizens Action Network
- Iowans for Public Education
- Labor rally
Originally broadcast 02/06/2017
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