DonnaLonna, CY City, Pop Up Ames

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

Originally broadcast 12/12/2014
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KHOI's own DonnaLonna Kitchen show won international recognition in a contest held by the World Association of Community Broadcasters (AMARC) and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. The winning collection of the productions from around the world can be heard at Second International Conference of Nutrition (ICN2). A listing of all the winning radio shows from around the world can be found at that link.

Former Ames artist Jo Myers-Walker currently has an exhibition of paintings for sale of her trip to Rouen France at Wheatsfield Coop's Community Gallery. Jo describes her new life in Iowa City,

Cy City, a program sponsored by Leadership Ames, produced 30 life-sized, painted Cy statues to be displayed around Ames. Four of them were purchased by businesses of individuals, but one was purchased by YSS. George Belitsos, director of Youth and Shelter Services, tells this heart-warming story.

Tibi Chelcea from Ames announces POP UP Ames, an un-juried, un-censored, free art exhibition. The show is one night only, December 19, 2014, at Design on Main, 205 Main Street, Ames. The show will be open from 7:00 to 10:00 PM. All visual artists, at All levels, and in All media are welcome to participate. To register.

RVP 1875 Christmas

December 10, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 12/10/2014
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The County Reporters took a road trip to Jefferson to visit RVP 1875’s version of Santa’s Workshop, where they talked with master woodworker Robby Peterson in his workshop about the historic furniture he builds and teaches others to build. Then we toured the History Boy Theatre and talked about the dinner and a musical show, “Murder Ballad,” directed by Angie and Robby Peterson, which is making its Mid-west Premiere on New Year’s Eve. On the way back to Ames we discussed Christmas Tree Farms in several counties.

No Bakken; Ames' 150th Redux

December 8, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 12/08/2014
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Today's show features coverage of the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Meeting held in Ames City Auditorium this past weekend, an upcoming art show (and reception this Saturday) celebrating Ames history, and the history behind the actual "birthday" of Ames on December 17. Organizer Andrea Basche and reporter Susan Franzen recapped the anti-pipeline meeting, which drew 280 attendees, laying out the major reasons people are opposing it and correcting the misinformation shared by the pipeline company. After a musical interlude courtesy of Ames singer-songwriter Paul Doffing, we hear about an upcoming art show at Gallery in the Round in Ames from Tibi Chelcea, the organizer. Finally, Alex Fejfer of Ames Historical Society fills us in on the dirty dealings of Cynthia Duff, without which Ames would not exist, along with the all-day celebration planned for Dec. 17 in Ames.

Upcoming Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) meetings in the area regarding the pipeline:

Facing History and Ourselves

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

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How do we talk with youth about difficult topics like Ferguson, MO? How do we encourage them to take an active role in the world? Hosts Gale Seiler and Greta Anderson talk with Jeremy Nesoff visiting Ames this week from the organization Facing History and Ourselves, which presents curricula that use past events like the Little Rock Nine integration battle to build students' capacity for empathy, civic engagement and critical thinking. Jeremy is joined by Chad Zmolek, one of several Ames High School teachers implementing this framework, and Katie Bruna, associate professor at the ISU School of Education, who helped make the visit happen.

Environmental Ethics: A Christian Perspective

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

Heart of Iowa program originally broadcast 12/04/2014
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After a preview of this weekend's Central Iowa Symphony holiday concert with CIS board president Sam Wormley, we air a lecture brought to the ISU campus by The Salt Company entitled "Environmental Ethics: A Christian Perspective". The presenter, Todd Daly of the Urbana Theological Seminary, explains the theology behind conservative Christians' climate change denial and explores how a theology centered on the figure of Christ as the reconciler of creation provides a richer context for the great environmental challenges we face.

Christmas In Boone

December 3, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 12/03/2014
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County Reporters Paul Wierson and Susan Franzen took a road trip to Boone to speak with Fenner Stevenson, at the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad about the Santa Train.

Then they visited Susan Schafer at the Book Shoppe about the Boone Area Merchants Association. Kurt Philipps from the convention and Visitor's Bureau told them about the Christmas Activites planned throughout Boone County.


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