Local Talk Friday, September 10 started off with news summary of the week from Ames Tribune by Dennis Hart. Fred Love encouraged listeners to check Maximum Ames.org for the weekend. Jeannie Hopper provided compelling documentary of 9 11 in New York City from 2001 when the World Trade Center Towers came down. Music she encouraged listeners to hear Do It Now by Diatribe Sound. Susan Gwiasda and Merry Rankin with the City of Ames encouraged people to contact Keith Abraham if they have upgrades or improvements to City Parks at kabraham@City.Ames.ia.us. Leaves and branches drop off at 400 Freel Drive later in October and November. A Prairie Awakening - Awoke will be held tomorrow at Kuehn Conservation Area in Dallas Co. 11AM - 2PM for further information call Chris Adkins 515-202-2552. A Pelican Festival will occur Sunday, September 12 from 11AM - 4PM at Hawkeye Wildlife Management Area. For further information call 319-330-7013 or google Pelican Festival 2021. Music featured was Imagine, Can't Shake These Blues by Eilene Jewell and Do It Now by Diatribe Sound.
Listen to the DonnaLonna Kitchen live - Tuesdays at noon (repeated Tuesday at 7:00 PM) on KHOI 89.1 MHz. Chef Donna Prizgintas and farmer, artist Lonna Nachtigal explore the local food scene with lively discussion and good humor. DLK talks about food, farming, recipes, advice, opinions and more.
Dennis Hart gives a rundown of Iowa news from the past week. Ames Mayor John Haila shares his favorite job memories from the past (this includes ice cream). Haila describes the history and meaning of Ames' newly refreshed "Diversity Crosswalk" at 5th Street and Douglas Avenue. He reveals plans to install another such symbol of appreciation and support for diversity in Ames on Welch Avenue in Campustown. A medley of music about work honors Labor Day.
Dennis Hart's recap of the news from the Ames Tribune. Wolf Oestreich with an update on birding at Ada Hayden Heritage Park. Ames Parks and Recreation Director, Keith Abraham with an update on Furnam Aquatic Center and the new aquatic center project. Questions can be addressed here. Stefanie Daniel's with ISU Extension for Story County gives public sciences program updates. Their phone number is 515-337-1601.
Dana James, founder of Black Iowa News, gave us a report on low vaccination rates among Black Iowans (25%) as compared with White Iowans (46%) and her attempts to reach the unvaccinated. We learned about the music group Masterplan playing at the music festival Shagstock near Boone this weekend from music reporter Greta Anderson. Mike Kellner from Prairie Rivers described three films from the Wild and Scenic Film Festival taking place October 1. Topping off the events this month, we heard from Loween Getter, director of "1001 Stories," a reader's theatre production of Webster City Community Theatre on September 10 and 11 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11.