Native Plants, Iowa Arboretum, County Recorder

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

Originally broadcast 10/01/2014
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Leigh Searles describes indigenous plants that appear in environments disrupted by civilization, and why we should collect seeds from them. Searles, is creator of the phenology calendar. Calendars can be ordered at

Mark Schneider describes Iowa Arboretum, being featured this month in Local Talk's Community Service Appreciation program.

Outgoing Story County Recorder Sue Vande Kamp explains what the County Recorder does, in anticipation of the election of a new Recorder this November.

Shout Out Wednesday

October 1, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 10/01/2014
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Larry Sloan and Susan Franzen introduced the new Wednesday Local Talk which focuses on the news, music, and "Shoutouts" of celebration and upcoming events from "the surrounding area" (parts of seven counties around our tower near Story City). Lonna Nachtigal and Joe Lynch told about the traditions and music of the Central Iowa Barn Dance, which draws dancers from a wide area. Our featured live musician was singer-songwriter Tom Richards of Nevada. Our first call-ins Shoutouts were news of the Arb Bark at the Iowa Arboreum near Luther, a day of dog related classes, Gospel Jazz on October 10 at the Senior Center, and the Story! Festival in Story City.

Food Pantry, Shadows of Liberty, and Healthiest Ames

September 29, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 09/29/2014
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Jean-Philip TremblayKay Puttock interviews Roy Fischer from the Bethesda Lutheran Church Food Pantry as part of our Community Service Appreciation program.

This coming Friday evening, October 3, KHOI will present a special screening of the independent film, “Shadows of Liberty”, which investigates corporate control of news media, censorship, cover-ups and offers an analysis about how this colludes with forces of corruption and war. Jean-Philip Tremblay (pictured), the award-winning film maker, calls us from London England, to describe the film and explain why he made it.

Then, Cheryl Langston and John Shierholz come by KHOI Studio A to explain the Healthiest Ames program integrating various exercise and recreation activities throughout our community. They announce a lecture at 3:30 PM October 3 on the "walkability and bikability" of towns by Mark Fenton.

Clean Water Radio, Episode 8: Taking Stock of Waste

September 26, 2014 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 09/26/2014
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Ursula and Greta speak with two residents (and past mayors) of Luther, Iowa (pop. ~ 120) about that town's sewage crisis. Many, but not all, septics in Luther are sending partially treated waste to the watershed, and the city council has a proposal to upgrade them all at the same time, at considerable expense. Next, Greta visits the new waste lagoon facility of Collins (pop. 500), which surprised residents with its expense ($42-44 a month) and expanse (18 acres). Residents of small Iowa towns are struggling to take responsibility for their waste. The rest of the hour is spent talking with Gene Tinker, coordinator of Animal Feeding Operations for the state of Iowa, about regulations on the raw manure produced at factory farms and spread on farm fields throughout the state. Does Iowa code demand accountability from farmers or protect them from it?

Global Unity

September 25, 2014 - 12:00pm -- ron

Heart of Iowa program originally broadcast 09/25/2014
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Evening Celebration of Global Unity at Café Diem in downtown Ames.

This event in the Café Diem was part of series of events known as Eleven Days of Global Unity, which occur annually from September 11 to September 21. The Eleven Days of Global Unity are part of an international effort to inform, inspire, and involve people in building a culture of peace and celebrating a sustainable future. This Café Diem event features live poetry readings by Third Stanza, a society of Ames-area poets, all of them reading poetry relevant to the themes of peace, tolerance and sustainability.

Third Stanza meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 6:00 - 8:30 PM in the Ames Public Library. Call Margaret at (515) 232-0728 for more information.


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