ARES, Tips to prevent Cyberbullying, KHOI Birthday Aug 12!!

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 07/30/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa in the news last week.

Clint Miller, coordinator of Story County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), describes the pivotal public safety that "ham radio" operators perform on Story County. On June 19th, Governor Kim Reynolds presented the Story County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) with the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. This award is given out to recognize volunteer talents and to support Iowa’s nonprofits, charitable organizations, and government entities. 

Nick Schieffer, School Resource Officer for Ames gives information for parents on how to better protect your child from cyberbullies and cyber-predators. The i-SAFE foundation is a national organization that provides Internet safety information for parents to protect their children.. According to their statistics, over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying. More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyberthreats online and over 25 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet. Well over half of young people do not tell their parents when cyber bullying occurs.

KHOI volunteer Greta Anderson gives the low-down on KHOI's upcoming birthday party to be held on August 12 from 4 - 7 PM in the parking lot behind KHOI and the Ames History Center. The Heath Allen Band from Des Moines will be performing very dance-able music. Please join US!

What to do about plastic, Ames Progressive Alliance

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 07/27/2018
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The show started with the roundup of Ames news from Dennis Hart. Then today’s host, Gale Seiler, interviewed Dr. David Grewell from the Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering at ISU, where he is also Director of the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2). They spoke about the problems caused by plastics in the environment and efforts to use plant proteins to make biorenewable, biodegradable plastics. Dr. Grewell shared several interesting success stories from this line of development. He provided the photo of plastic washed up on a beach in Bali during a recent visit he made there. In the last part of the show, Anne Kinzel from the Ames Progressive Alliance spoke with Barb Wheelock about becoming a community activist during retirement.  

Ragbrai, Rental Gap, Trafficking

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 07/25/2018
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On this July 25th edition of Local Talk, Dennis Hart opened the show with news from the Boone News Republican, the Nevada Journal, the Story City Herald and the Tri-County Times. 

Ursula Ruedenberg and Maggie Westvold interviewed RAGBRAI riders live from Brookside Park! Hear what the riders had to say about the event.

Greta Anderson had a great deal of information to share about the events of RAGBRAI including activities and vendors participating in the festivities. Many riders also shared their stories with Greta. 

Javier Miranda from the Ames Tenant Union spoke to hosts Dennis Hart and Paul Wierson about the Ames Rental Gap, a time where students may find themselves homeless for up to 2 weeks in transition to the next semester. Tim Kirchoff, also of the Tenant Union, joined the conversation by phone. 

At the end of the program, Iowa State lecturer Alisa Stoehr discussed human trafficking with our engineer, Jackie Norman.  


Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 07/23/2018
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On this Monday, July 23rd edition of Local Talk, host Sequan Gatlin reported the seven-day weather forecast as well as the statewide news. 

On July 19th, Attorney General Tom Miller and officials from every state teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission to fight against fraudulent veteran corporations. Lynn Hicks called into the station on Friday to speak about their campaign, Operation: Donate with Honor. Learn more here

Sequan shared a Points to Ponder discussing mistakes, forgiveness and love. 

At the end of the program, Crystal Davis joined us from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau. She detailed the upcoming events for the last week of July and all of August. Find the calendar here and here.  

Veterinary Summer Experience, CCI Convention, Ames History

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 07/20/2018
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Alejandro Ramirez and Jessica Juarez talked about a Food Animal Summer Experience designed to provide students of color with hands-on opportunities in Vet Science. Two undergraduate participants, J’Haira Rhodes and Daniela Gatica, spoke about how they became interested in Veterinary Medicine and what they have learned in the program.

The annual convention of Citizens for Community Improvement will take place on Saturday in Des Moines, and we heard from one of the speakers at that event. Kevin Simowitz, from Caring Across Generations, told about initiatives to build a better long-term health care system.

Alex Fejfar from the Ames Historical Society reminded us of the Ames High School Exhibit, which will be closing soon, and the new exhibit opening in August on Grain Elevators.  


Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 07/18/2018
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On this Wednesday, July 18th edition of Local Talk, Dennis Hart reported the news from the pages of the Nevada Journal, the Boone News Republican, the Story City Herald and the Tri-County Times. 

Paul Wierson spoke with Evan Burger from Citizens for Community Improvement about their upcoming national convention at the Iowa Event Center in Des Moines on July 21st. More information on the event can be found here.

Paul also sat down with Patricia Grote from the Iowa International Center concerning their mission and operation. Find more information about the Iowa International Center here.

Intern Sequan Gatlin invited entomology professor Donald Lewis to the studio to discuss issues with biodiversity among insects in Iowa. More information on insects can be found here.  


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