Scandinavian Days

June 9, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 06/09/2014
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Paul Wierson was our host for the program on the 49th celebration of Scandinavian Days in Story City. Kate Feil of the Story City Historical Museums gave us a brief history of the event in connection with Norwegian heritage. KHOI reporters Richard Morrison, Cynthia McClure and James Winters captured the excitement of the 5K race, the Kumla eating contest, funnel cakes, and the always popular carousel. We gave previews of the other county events during the rest of the Summer and added a special memory of Mildred Bredeland of Kelley.

Responsible Dog Ownership

June 6, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 06/06/2014
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This program concentrates on the absolute first step in responsible dog ownership: finding a dog to adopt, whether from a shelter, a rescue organization, or from a breeder. What makes a good breeder and how do you find one? And what about the pejorative term term “puppy mill,” a term which is in fact often used very loosely to cover different sorts of organizations? This show throws some light on the this controversial topic.

Primary Election

June 4, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 06/04/2014
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Co-hosts Greta Anderson and Tom Beell reflect on the results of the June 3rd primary elections. Then, we explore the Summer Learning Program spearheaded by United Way of Story County, which will serve 200 at-risk students in Ames, and dozens more in Nevada. Jean Kresse, the director of UWSC, explains how United Way has been looking into the causes of systemic poverty and has focused on literacy and hunger as ways to break the cycle. We speak with Leslie Kolhaus, the volunteer coordinator for the summer programs and Diana Schmidt, who is developing the "STEAM" (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) curriculum for the 3-4 graders, and has recruited Ames's finest organizations to be involved. You can be involved, too, by volunteering at the UWSC website.

Digital Freedom

June 2, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 06/02/2014
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First, we hear from our correspondents Kay Puttock and Kristin Roach. Kay highlights Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa as part of her community service appreciation program, and Kristin brings in Emily Jespersen to talk about this Friday's Art Walk in downtown Ames. Then, members of the ISU student club for Digital Freedom join us to discuss their controversial beginnings, their rapid growth, and their plans to start their own radio show on KHOI! Issues of open-source vs. commercial software and "if you don't have anything to hide, why should you care about privacy?" are touched on.

Story County Attorney

May 30, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/30/2014
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Two men seeking the Republican nomination for Story County Attorney told why voters should support them on Friday’s (May 30) Local Talk Show. Stephen Howell (left) said he feels his knowledge and years of experience set him apart from his primary opponent, Tyler Eason (right). Howell currently operates his own law firm, focusing on business law and banking regulatory compliance. Eason is a former Assistant Story County Attorney who currently works as a contract counsel for WebFilings. The winner of Tuesday’s primary election will go on to face the incumbent Story County Attorney Stephen Holmes in the general election in November.

Iowa Senate

May 28, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/28/2014
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Greta Anderson and guest co-host Gavin Aronsen of the Ames Tribune conduct back-to-back interviews with Cynthia O. Paschen and Herman Quirmbach, who face off in the Democratic primary for Iowa Senate District 23 this coming Tuesday, June 3rd.

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