Ames High School Renovation, Fossil Free Fast

Dennis Hart provides a round-up of the past week's local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune and related papers.

KHOI Naturalist Pat Schlarbaum introduces the animal whose time of year has arrived, for starting their families - the Great Horned Owl. So, if you re hearing hooting at night, that's why.

Erwin Klaas, ISU Professor Emeritus of Animal Ecology, announces a viewing party of a national event being held in Washington DC one day after the president's State of the Union Address, called Fossil Free Fast. The event will be live-streamed and feature prominent speakers including Senator Bernie Sanders. The viewing will happen 7-9 PM on January 31 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship building at 1015 Hyland Avenue . The event is sponsored by more than 20 national environmental and social justice groups. Klaas described a new group called the Climate Solutions Circle has been organized in Ames for local discussion and action to address climate change on a local level. To contact the group:

Ames Progressive Alliance hosts Carolyn Meyers and Anne Kinzel speak with Duane Reeves, who has been leading the committee charged with gauging community opinion about what route to take when upgrading Ames High School. He explains why the decision has been made to build a new school instead of renovating the old one.


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Originally broadcast 26/01/2018
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