Youth Climate Strike, Free Speech/Hate Speech at ISU, the Human Paradigm of Immigration

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/08/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

Gabby Heidrich, president of the ISU student organization Climate Reality chapter, explains the upcoming local event of the US Youth Climate Strike, to occur on March 15th at 11am with speakers at the Free Speech Zone on campus, in front of the ISU library. This event is part of an international movement led by youth. Gabby also describes the mission of her chapter, for establishing a plan for switching to renewable energy with Iowa State University.

Nick Fuentes, Youtube and podcast personality who is a self-described nationalist anti-immigration advocate, came to Iowa State University on Wednesday night to give a speech to a conservative group on campus, but the evening became one of discussion for many ISU students about the role of free speech and inclusive community at Iowa State. KHOI reporter Tre Moore reports and brings you sounds from that night.

After hearing some of students' diverse thoughts and issues on this show, we bring a recording of an interview with Reverend Dr. David Vasquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. He offers an analysis of how the students' experience is similar to immigrants' experience and these offer valuable life skills for all of us. 

Golden Owl, TEDxYouth, Yellow Cup, Roland Pool

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/06/2019
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Paul Wierson and Susan Franzen celebrated the warming weather with a road trip to Story City to meet with people recently featured in news stories.  Brad Taylor, ag teacher and FFA adviser at Roland Story High School, and finalist for the Golden Owl Award, told us about the extensive career and life skill education now available through FFA. While we were a the high school, we stopped in to learn from Extended Leaning Teacher Thomas Klett and student Whitney Erickson about the upcoming TEDxYouth event coming up this week at RSHS (one of the first in Iowa).  In time for a coffee break we went to the Yellow Cup Cafe and heard from the proprietor Shannon Hayden about how she started the newest restaurant in Story City.  There we met Mayor Andrew Webb of Roland and discussed the bond issue for a new swimming pool. The voting was taking place as we met, but the subject that brought us there in the first place was a recent poll that placed Roland and Story City in the top 20 best Iowa towns under 5,000 population.  The proud mayor had been promoting the fact that Roland ranked #6.  When our program aired on Wednesday morning, Mayor Webb was on the phone to report that the bond issue passed with 82.38% YES votes and a turnout of of 42% of all eligible voters. 

International Womens Day is March 8, Ames High Step Team,the Narrative of Immigration (UCC of Ames Theologian in Residency Program)

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/04/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a rundown of Iowa in the news last week.

KHOI Women's issues reporter Joy B. gives a historical perspective on International Women's Day, on Friday, March 8th, around the world and at the Ames Public Library. 

Mary Logsdon, Adult Services Manager and interim General Manager of the Ames Public Library, and Dava James from the League of Women Voters of Ames and Story County, give background and vision behind the Ames International Womens Day and introduce activities such as a performance by the Ames High Step Team, a panel discussion between local women in politics, the opening of one time capsule and the creation of a new one, and more. Everyone - women, men, children - are invited to the International Women's Day Celebration on March 8th from 6:30 to 8:30. Don't be late, or you will miss the Step Team.

And speaking of...members of the Ames High Step Team Aisha Conteh, Dashawna Green, and Sionna Stokes tell you first-hand what they perform, how they do it, and why it is so exciting and inspiring. They also talk about how being African American women has impacted their lives. We also hear from their coach, Jean Muhammad, who is also Student and Family Advocate at Ames High.

Charles Knicker, organizer of last weekend's Theologian in Residency Program of the Ames United Church of Christ (UCC), describes lessons learned last weekend when a distinguished group of lawyers, activists, filmmakers, and social workers came to the UCC, along with the visiting theologian in residence, Rev. Dr, David Vasquez-Levy who is President of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA.

We hear excerpts from his presentation, as well as observations by film maker Luis Argueta.  Participants in the weekend program Lee Molgaard and David Hansen also gave their impressions and share experiences they have had relating to immigration and what Central Americans  face.

Bronwyn Beatty Hansen, from the Ames City Council - at Large, gives a schedule events when the City asks for citizen input in the next month. 

Second Egg for Decorah Eagle, Street Snow Removal, DSM Lobby Day over the Master Matrix, Being an Urban Sonali-American Transplant

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/01/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

The Decorah Eagles have laid their second egg! Pat Schlarbaum, KHOI environmental reporter updates us and explains why the eggs don't freeze in the February cold.

Schlarbaum also brings us recordings of State House Rally included lobbying for House File 203.  A bill for an act establishing a moratorium relating to the construction, including expansion, of structures that are part of certain confinement feeding operations where swine are kept.  Senator Claire Celsi, Polk County and Representative Sharon Steckman were featured.

Intern Tre Moore bings a second installment of Ames Untold: stories about parts of your town that you might not know about. He introduces Ifrah, a first-generation Sonali-American and her difficulty with adjusting to life in Central Iowa. 

Ames City Public Relations Officer Susan Gwiasda and Justin Clausin, Public Works Operations Manager. They describe winter snow, ice, and rain from the perspective of the city's snow plowers. They explain exactly what has to be done, and the obstacles to their mission to keep Ames' streets drivable. 

Randy Burk, Children and Climate, CIS, Child Survivor

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 02/27/2019
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Our program today started with a Promo for tonight's Pantorium Session when reporter Greta Anderson interviewed Randy Burk, who will be performing tonight at 7 p.m.  A report from last night's Ames Public Library event " Using the Courts to Kick Start Climate Action  : Can Children Show Us a Direct Path Forward?" presented by Channing Dutton, Atty followed.  Reporters Ci Ci Iversonand Susan Franzen interviewed Dutton and  played segments of his presentation.  We heard from Central Iowa Symphony's Music DirectorEric McIntyre describing the music to be performed at the CIS Young Artists Concert this Sunday.  Chabad Rabbi Leibel Jacobson came into the studio to tell us about "An Evening with Dr. Inge Auerbacher" the youngest survivor of Terezin concentration camp, who will be speaking at Great Hall ISU Memorial Union, 6 p.m. Monday, March 4. 

Project SEARCH, Immigration Matters

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 02/25/2019
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Host, Gale Seiler, spoke with Linda Lind, the Director of Project SEARCH at ISU, and Maegan McColley, who is an intern with the Project. The program provides campus internships for young people with disabilities, and they are having a Business Summit to forge partnerships with businesses interested in employing graduates of the program.

Ursula Ruedenberg interviewed Reverend Dr. David Vasquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, who will hold a dialogue on Friday evening with Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller about reframing our societal and legal approach to immigration. This event is part of the annual Theologian in Residency Weekend organized by the United Church of Christ in Ames. This year’s theme is Immigration Matters: Joined Together, Finding Solutions. 

Crystal Davis, from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau, was delayed by snowy roads, so we shared information on upcoming local events, which Crystal sent to us. 

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