Master Matrix and Charlie Brown

Following our Friday local news update with Dennis Hart, we turned to exploration of the story behind Marlys Barker's article in the Nevada Journal and other local papers, which announced that Story County had received three applications for hog confinements of 5,000 hogs each in Richland township north of Nevada.  Our first step in understanding the application process was to talk with Margaret Jaynes, director of environmental health for Story County, who works with the applications both at the county level and with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), which makes the final decision.  Our second guest was Mark Kuhn, Floyd County Supervisor, and one of the original members of the 12 person legislative panel that wrote the Master Matrix in 2002.  He explained why he believes it should be revised.  Finally, Brenda Brink, who is a long-time activist with Citizens for Community Improvement  explained her concerns about the present Matrix.  Closing out the show on a lighter note, Melody Derogatis (Snoopy) told us about Ankeny Community Theatre's production of "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown..


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Originally broadcast 11/30/2018
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