Woodruff Construction, Savannah Studio, Rachel Corrie

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

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Peregrine Falcons with Pat Schlarbaum.

Woodruff Construction's skilled laborer  Carlos Torres Sanchez.

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at ISU Michael David Martin describes the Savannah Studio program.

We commemorate the 11th anniversary of the death of Rachel Corrie.

Birds, Drones and Zoning

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

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Wednesday’s Local Talk show covered a broad range of topics, starting with KHOI's phenology reporter Pat Schlarbaum telling us about three harbingers of spring: killdeer, turkey vultures and red winged blackbirds. Then the question of limiting the use of drone aircraft was discussed by drone hobbyist Scott Dearinger, who reported on an Iowa State Senate hearing he attended recently. The mission of the Iowa Air National Guard unit in Des Moines is being changed from flying F-16 aircraft to piloting drones, and that has generated concerns by members of the Catholic Worker House in Des Moines. David Goodner talked about the 2014 Midwest Catholic Worker Faith and Resistance Retreat, scheduled for March 14-17 in Des Moines, which will focus on drone warfare and the new Des Moines Drone Command Center. Finally, Ames resident Sharon Guber (pictured) described plans to develop land around the former Ames Middle School, and why she and others in the College Creek Old Middle School Neighborhood Association object to the proposed housing project.

Dinosaurs and Medical Marijuana

March 10, 2014 - 7:30am -- ron

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In the first part of our program we talked with Ames City Manager Steve Schainker about a recent Ames City Council decision regarding approval for a grant from the newly formed Reinvestment District Program on 24 acres in the flood plain on South 16th Street for building a Field Station Dinasaur Camp, Menards home improvement store, motel, and restaurant.

In the last part of our program we spoke with Maria La France, a woman who is advocating for legalization of medical marijuana.

Ames Trivia Night

March 8, 2014 - 11:00pm -- ron

2014 Trivia Winners - Reel Smart Klub
Many thanks to everyone who came to AMES TRIVIA NIGHT and thank you to National Alliance on Mental Illness for inviting KHOI to partner in this event. A night of fun, fundraising, and community building.

All proceeds were divided between:
NAMI : for advocacy, education and support of those affected by mental illness in Story County
KHOI: Local noncommercial radio for Central Iowa, “building community through communication”

Local News and Carbon Tax

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

Originally broadcast 03/07/2014
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This program was unusually diverse, beginning locally with KHOI's phenology reporter Pat Schlarbaumam telling us about the red-tailed hawks mating now, Jerry Rupert, Assistant Director of the Outdoor Recreation Program at ISU gave our reporter Rebekka Brown tips about favorite vacation spots in Iowa, and Mayor Brett Comegys of Collins reported on how the Iowa Retail Initiative Program is working in his town. In the last segment was an interview with Bob Inglis, longtime Repubican Representative from South Carolina who was in Ames last week speaking about Carbon Fee and Dividend as a solution to mitigate climate change.

Passenger Pigeons, Artist Naomi Friend, Arc of Story County

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

Originally broadcast 03/05/2014
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The story is told of the passenger pigeon, once the most numerous bird in the United States, whose dramatic demise highlights the ongoing species extinction crisis. The story of their extinction is told in anticipation of a lecture called “The Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon” by Stanley Temple, Senior Fellow and Science Adviser with the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Mr. Temple will be speaking March 6th at the Great Hall in the memorial Union at 7:00 PM.

Artist and ISU student Naomi Friend talks about her artwork, which is on display at the Stomping Grounds Café in Ames. The art works, a combination of watercolors, and prints of photographs on paper, wood, and canvas include images of farm buildings and farm houses, family members, Iowa landscapes. Friend describes it as, “art about land and life in the Midwest.”

As part of KHOI’s Community Service Appreciation project, Tricia Crane, executive director of the Arc of Story County, describes how that organization partners with local businesses, providers and community members to enrich the lives of people with disabilities.


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