Hate Flyers in Des Moines, Everts Flower Card, Smart Business Challenge

Dennis Hart gives a summary of the past week's local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

Connie Ryan, Executive Director of the Des Moines Area Interfaith Alliance of Iowa and Mark Finkelstein, Communications Relations Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, describe recent events when the Des Moines Area Interfaith Alliance of Iowa and Planned Parenthood centers were targeted with flyers posted at their offices in three places. The flyers were part of a national campaign organized by a White Supremacy Group. Ryan and Finkelstien explain their organizations' take on actions of hate and how to respond. 

Brian Smith from Everts Flowers, Home, and Gifts describes what its like owning an historic florist business in Ames,as well as passions of being a florist who serves people during the milestones of their lives, from birth to death. He explains their flower card program. You can buy a flower card for Everts at KHOI for $20, which will allow you to pick up a bouquet from Everts, once a month, for a year. Half of the funds earned by this program go to KHOI to help pay for operations. Stop on by and get your card!

Merry Rankin, Sustainability Director for Iowa State University and Ames is accompanied by student co-coordinators of the Smart Business Challenge. They describe their work in assisting businesses and organizations in reaching their goals in sustainability.


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Originally broadcast 10/12/2018
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