Cannabinol and Bicycle Power

May 14, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/14/2014
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Cynthia McClure talks to Ames-based neurologist Dr. David Moore about the complications surrounding the passage of a law by the Iowa Legislature enabling use of cannabis oil for refractory epilepsy patients.

Then, Greta Anderson interviews Ames musician Paul Doffing about the Ames Bicycle Coalition, which he helped found, and the Bike-to-Work Week events it has lined up this week, including the kickoff to Paul's "Freedom from Fuel" tour this Friday, May 16, at DG's Tap House. Paul plays two lovely songs and laughs at our jokes.

VEISHEA Task Force

May 12, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/12/2014
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The ISU Vice President for Student Affairs, Dr. Thomas Hill, was appointed by ISU President Leath's office to lead a 20-person VEISHEA Task Force to make recommendations for the future of the event. VEIESHA, Iowa State University's long-standing Spring festival highlighting the university, its students, and faculty, was cancelled this past Spring after public vandalism and a critical injury occurred a few days prior to the festival.

Susan Franzen documents graduation as a family event.

Mother's Day

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

Originally broadcast 05/09/2014
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We’re dedicated this program to thinking about our mothers and what this holiday means to us, including history of the holiday.

  • Ron Latson
  • James Winters
  • Paul Wierson
  • Kay Berger
  • Paul Lundy
  • Lori Allen
  • Kent McCusick

Hosts:: Susan Franzen and Tom Beell
Reporter: Greta Anderson
Engineer: James Winters

Nature, Dance and Burgers

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

Originally broadcast 05/07/2014
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Pat Schlarbaum catches on tape a presentation by Linda Zaletal and Mike Meetz of the Outdoor Alliance of Story County, a new local foundation that will serve as an umbrella for various nature-related organizations.
Greta Anderson talks with Valerie Williams about the upcoming May 9-10 Women in Motion performance, Girls Night Out.

Cynthia McClure visits the Brick City Grill in the Somerset district, recently voted the best burger in Iowa. With phenology: the river otters are giving birth, in all 99 counties of Iowa!

May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 05/05/2014
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We begin with May's installment of Community Service Appreciation, and Kay Puttock's interview with Diana Baltimore of the National Center for Adoption. Then, host Greta Anderson speaks with Beth Wessell-Kroeschell about the Iowa legislative session that just ended and the presence of ALEC in Iowa. A visit from Nate Logsdon rounds out the show as he introduces the headliner bands he helped select for Ames 150th birthday party scheduled for July 4-5. Pictured at left, Robert Randolph.

Poetry Slam

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

Originally broadcast 04/30/2014
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Local Talk ends National Poetry Month with a bit of a "slam" featuring 4 local poets: Jim Coppoc, Xavier Cavazos, Jennifer L. Knox and Claire Kruesel. In between poems, Jim Coppoc shares the history of poetry slams nationwide and in the town of Ames, and describes the scene at Ames Poetry Revival, the poetry slam / music jam that happens the first Tuesday of each month at DG's Taphouse. Host Greta Anderson also checks in with the poets on what drives them to keep pulsing out poems.


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