LOCAL TALK 12 July 2022

Originally broadcast 07/12/2022 

This Thursday the 17th of July learn about The Water of Ada Hayden Lake – its origin, source of water, and relationship to the Ames water supply? Join Bill Simpkins, ISU Hydrogeology Professor Emeritus, for an enlightening explanation of these topics. Meet at the Calhoun Park parking lot at the southeast side of the lake at 7:00 pm. We will walk from there across Dawes Drive, turn left on the bike path, and walk to a great view of the lake. Don’t miss this opportunity to quiz a local water expert!

Also a reminder to Join Prairie Rivers of Iowa this Friday July15th from 5 to 7 PM for Butterflies, Bees, and Brew at the Alluvial Brewing Company. This is a fun evening fundraiser celebrating Iowa’s pollinators and Prairie Rivers of Iowa To check out the details go to prrcd.org

Tim Read, local artist, will tell about the upcoming series of Family Fun Hour programs, North Grand Mall and his methods of involving art in the presentation and interactions with youngsters young and old.

Story County Conservation Outreach and Communications Coordinator; Casey Struecker.  reviews the Events Calendar for the Story County Conservation System reviews summer day camps and reviews the Hickory Park  and West Peterson status We also visit about OWLS programing and volunteer needs?

LOCAL TALK 11 July 2022

Originally broadcast 07/11/2022 

Local Talk for Monday, July 11, 2022 started with a news summary from throughout Iowa by Dennis Hart. 

Fred Love from ISU Center told about upcoming programs at CY Stephens this summer. Additional information can be located at their website:  center.iastate.edu.  

Eric Schmidt, Communication Director for the Ames High School System discussed plans of new school opening.  Additional information can be located at their website:  ames.k12.ia.us.  

Melissa Spencer, Story County Emergency Management Coordinator, talked about her new position with Emergency Management. Additional information can be located at their website:  storycntyiaem@storycountyiowa.gov.  

Music was provided by Tears to Fears, No Small Things.

LOCAL TALK 5 July 2022

Originally broadcast 07/05/2022 

Dr. John Paschen, Story County Board of Health reviews the COVID-19 data for Story County and speaks to the availability and vaccine choices for children. Upcoming COVID-19 vaccine changes and plans to consider for 2022 fall season.  We also review the health concerns with the severe weather heat/humidity we are experiencing.

Steve Lekwa; Naturally Speaking.  Former Director of Story County Conservation Steve Lewkwa remineses about the past 44 years as the writer of his outdoor column.  We also visit about a tree planting project he is involved with at Camp Matigwa Boy Scout Camp. 

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames  along with Fleet Support Manager Rich Iverson, with the Ames Fleet and Facilities Department, talks about the City incorporating biofuels. Rich has years of data into this collaborative venture.

Sam Wormley OLLI at ISU highlights some summer opportunities available, Central Iowa Symphony updates, and provides some imformation about the James Webb Telescope as the space agency prepares to release the first images next week.

LOCAL TALK 28 June 2022

Originally broadcast 06/28/2022 

Feathered Friends Tuesday We stop in to Wildbirds Unlimited with the Burras’ and discuss grassland species and review some summer bird feeder tip.

Mike Kellner and Jessica Butters and Lorna Carroll from Prairie Rivers RC&D on their upcoming Butterflies, Bees, and Brew event History of PR mission and core values, partnerships, public education, and projects/focus, funding sources.

Events Alluvial Brewing Company 3715 West 190th Street Ames, cover, Fri, July 15, 2022 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT

Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer for the City of Ames  along with Ames Electric Services Distribution Manager Mike Brown discuss power outages what to do and steps on how to sign-up with the city provider to aid in reporting power troubles or outage locations.

We listen to an interview with Craig Meyers alias “The Mature Marathon Man” as he describes his decision to pursue the goal of running a marathon, the training involved, and the satisfaction of completion.

LOCAL TALK 24 June 2022

Originally broadcast 06/24/2022 

Local Talk for Friday, June 24, 2022 started with a summary of the week’s news from the Ames Tribune by Dennis Hart. 

Carolyn Raffensperger, Science and Environmental Health Network provided an update on life in Ames considering Climate Change.  She encouraged people to read Barry Lopez.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Relations Officer for the City of Ames and Keith Abraham Parks and Recreation Director discussed Ames Parks for summer season. A community Garden will be dedicated at Delaware and North Dakota Avenues 5PM June 29.

Iowa Alliance for Responsible Agriculture convened a People’s Hearing, The Case for a Factory Farm Moratorium at McFarland Park last Saturday afternoon, June 11.  Presenters made a case for imposing a moratorium on future construction of CAFOs or Confinement Animal Feeding Operation. 

Music featured the Barbara Keith, All Along the Watchtower and Stones Throw Away.

LOCAL TALK 21 June 2022

Originally broadcast 06/21/2022 

Aja Lyons  is the ISU English Department’s Student Steward caring for the Everett Casey natural habitiat property.  Aja shares he experiences and efforts to inprove and restore this bit of Iowa’s natural habitat.

Paul Reedhead  associated with the Friends of Pohl Prairie (Ames High Prairie) shares the history, the care involved in the maintenance of as well as this season’s evening walk schedule and contact info. 

Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer for the City of Ames reviews the Thursday Bandshell Park activities and provides an update on the construction of the pedestrian bridge spanning University Ave and some scheduled temporary closings related to its construction.   Ames Electric Services Director Donald Kom makes an encore appear Two Tuesdays in a row to preview the weather week ahead and its potential impact on the electric system to avoid a record energy demand peak.  And we also review some conservation tips.

After a Happy Solstice greeting from KHOI’s Sam Wormley  as an introduction for Pat Schalbaum’s  conversation with Guy Zephier on the Summer solstice.


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