The First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March, The Goldfinch is Nesting, Public Events & Entertainment for September

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 08/27/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa in the news, last week.
KHOI environmental reporter informs you about the state bird, the goldfinch, which is currently nesting.
Keith Puntenney, a Boone resident and landowner/manager of 600 acres of farm land in Boone and Webster Counties, describes the lawsuit he, numerous other landowners, and the Iowa Sierra Club have brought before the Iowa Supreme Court. Hearings begin September 12th. A group of Iowans are marching 95 miles from DesMoines to Marshalltown as the First Nation - Farmer Climate Unity March beginning September 1 - September 8. Actions are being taken globally on September 8 as part of "Rise for Climate" day on the 8th.

Crystal Davis from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau tells us what is coming up in area entertainment and public events.  

Rusty-patched Bumble Bee, large Community-Based Compost Programs

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 08/24/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

Seth Moore, Environmental Specialist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, describes the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee, a bumble bee native to Iowa, that has been put on the endangered species list.The bee has been found in some Iowa counties and the DNR is asking citizens to look for them and report sightings to them. Send your observations, photos, or questions to: or call Seth at 515-725-8464, or go to a web site for bumble bee watching to report your findings and upload your photos

Carolyn Myers from the Ames Progessive Alliance, looks into large community-based composting projects. Jennifer Jordan, the Resource Management superintendent for Iowa CIty describes a municipal composting program offered by the city, that takes residents' compost and also sells the resulting compost soil back to them. Tim Goode, with the Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms, describes the University Compost Facility, where Iowa State University composts all food waste on campus, along with manure from dairy cows.  

Bridges of Madison county

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 08/22/2018
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Our local Talk show this Wednesday took us back all the way to 1995, the economy was getting better and the film "Bridges of Madison county was in full swing in central Iowa. Casting agencies came across Paul Lesley and his truck "Blue", he expands on his experience with crew and the film making process. 

Our local talk host Paul Weirson preforms a phone interview: Live phone Interview with Matt Patton School district talking about updates in the school district and new additions and to the Roland-Story county schools. $9.000.000 project investment. He talks about budget and legislators

KHOI reporter Maggie Westbound, comments, in “Points to Ponder” about the art of storytelling.  

Conservation Learning Group, Inclusive Organizations

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 08/20/2018
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The show started with Iowa news from Dennis Hart. Then host, Gale Seiler, shared a tribute to B.J. Furgurson and Aretha Franklin, two influential African American women who passed away last week.

Jacqueline Comito and Mark Licht joined us to tell about a new initiative at ISU called the Conservation Learning Group. This will be a think tank dedicated to addressing conservation and environmental challenges.

We also heard about an upcoming event, the Symposium on Building Inclusive Organizations, from Andrea Hammes Dodge from the Ames Chamber of Commerce and Vanessa Baker-Latimer, who is with the City of Ames. This half-day event on October 31, 2018 will provide practical strategies towards building more inclusive workplaces in Ames and Story County.  

Crickets, Fall Football

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 08/17/2018
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We started off today's show with the weekly roundup of Ames news provided by Dennis Hart. We then heard an interview conducted by Ursula Rudenberg. Ursula interviewed a new start-up business at the Ames Farmers Market run by Shelby Smith. Shelby's new business is called Gym-N-Eats Crickets and can be found at the Farmers Market on Saturdays. The Cricket story was followed up by a recording of the Fall Football Media Conference. Head Coach Campbell answers questions from the press about the upcoming fall season. Alex Fajar closed the show by discussing upcoming exhibits at the Ames Historical Society.  

Recovery Efforts at Pella, Iowa Arboretum, LIKE in Conversations

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 08/15/2018
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KHOI civic reporter Dennis Hart gives a rundown of Central Iowa news from the past week.

Eden Youngberg from Pella gives a report on rebuilding efforts after the tornado in that town Youngberg is Director of Advancement and Marketing of The Well, a Marion County organization of people from area churches, non-profits, businesses, and foundations. The Well is leading recovery efforts in Pella.

Mark Schneider, Executive Director of the Iowa Arboretum, describes the arboretum, it’s events, features, and accomplishments of the past year, including a  50thanniversary, the  purchase of 80 acres of land, and completion of their master plan for the coming years.  

KHOI reporter Maggie Westvold, comments, in  “ Points to Ponder” about how we use the word “like” in our conversations.  


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