Marshalltown Tornado, Purple Martin Colony

Dennis Hart gives a summary of Central Iowa news.

Adam Sodders, reporter for the Marshalltown Times Republican gives a first-hand description of witnessing the destruction of the recent tornado that destroyed home, businesses, and the city's historic courthouse building, as well as how the reporters were able to publish a special issue of the Times Republican, despite losing their access to power to the storm.

Leanne Harter, Story County Outreach and Special Projects Manager gives a Story County update.

Environmentalist reporter Pat Schlarbaum travels to Walnut Woods State Park in Southern Polk County to visit a purple martin colony and their landlord, Tim Gedler, Walnut Woods Park manager, from the Department of Natural Resources.


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Originally broadcast 08/08/2018
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