LOCAL TALK 20 August 2021

Originally broadcast 08/20/2021 

Local Talk for Friday, August 20, 2021 was kicked off with acknowledging National Radio Day. Dennis Hart provided great update of week in the news from pages of Ames Tribune. Phyllis Schrag gave a wonderful background on ISU Women's Club that featured an upcoming Garage Sale on August 27 and 28 from 8AM - 5PM Friday and 8AM to noon on Saturday at 3011 Harrison Road.  Call 515-337-1713 or ISUWC.org. Susan Gwiasda invited Don Kom Ames Electric Services Director to talk about energy consumption, electric cars and anything energy related to the Ames community.  Jess Soderstrum from ISU Extension talked about County 4H and her Youth Coordination role. Music was provided by Mountain, Silver Paper and Nantucket Sleighride.

LOCAL TALK 19 August 2021

Originally broadcast 08/19/2021 

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Friday 20th of August at the Alluvial Brewing Company Prairie Rivers of Iowa is celebrating  21 years with a fundraising event to work toward saving the rusty patch bumble bee There is an entry fee that will include one craft brew of Alluvial Brewery Specially Brewed *Rusty Patched Blueberry Mead" Made With Locally Sourced Honey. There will be  Local Food Trucks, Live Music, Prairie Walks, Conservation and Cultural Heritage Informational Booth a raffle,…and more! 4:30 to 7:00 PM at the Alluvial Brewing Company 3715 West 190th Street, Ames Iowa

Dr Rachel Ruden, State Wildlife Veterinarian with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources joins us as we revisit the status of the mysterious bird disease that was plaguing hundreds of songbirds primarily within mid Atlantic and portions of midwestern states. and discuss CWD Chronic Wasting Disease in White tailed Deer. 

KHOI’s Mike Murphy; recorded conversation with Heather Johnson, Director of the Octagon.

07:32 Susan Gwiasda Communications Officer for the City of Ames reviews City Council meeting schedules, road repair locations and safety in construction zones and Assistant City Manager Deb Schildroth provides an update on the mental health education the City has been providing, and reviews the mental health expo held in September.

Homeless, Greatest Generation, Roaring 20’s, Perfect Rendezvous

Originally broadcast 08/18/2021 

Leanne Harter started the show with the monthly Story County Report. Then we visited Huxley where Katie Kinrade gave us a preview of Prairie Fest "The Roaring Twenties" coming up August 27, 28. Al Womble returned for a heartwarming update on the community efforts made to move the evicted tenants from the Davenport Crestwood Apartments.  On a historical note, Michael Luick-Thrams came in with a preview of his current BUSeum tour "Hidden and Forbidden No More: Prequils to the "Greatest Generation" -- the turbulent period of American History between World War I and World War II with the Pandemic of 1920, activities of the Ku Klux Klan in the north, uprisings  when the unemployed rose up and were suppressed, and the "Cow Wars." We ended with a conversation with John Cleas,  author of the  "The Perfect Rendezvous" , which will have its World Premiere at the Ankeny Community Theatre on August 27, 28, and 29.

LOCAL TALK 17 August 2021

Originally broadcast 08/17/2021 

David Stein with Prairie Rivers of Iowa  located The  Rusty Patch Bumble Bee here in central Iowa and provides some information on identification, habitat requirements, plant preferences, y life cycle, and why we should be concerned.

Sam Wormley reviews Iowa State University’s OLLI (Oshier Lifelong Learning Institute) Fall course  Offerings.

Susan Gwiasda Communications Officer for the City of Ames talks about a fun activity for city residents of “positive sidewalk messaging” using colored chalks.  Ames Building Official Sara Van Meeteren along with Iowa State University’s Joel Hochstein  discusses the partnership program with the City and ISU staff who go door to door in neighborhoods near campus to welcome student back to Ames.

LOCAL TALK 16 August 2021

Originally broadcast 08/16/2021 

Local Talk for Monday, August 16 featured an interview with Jess Mazour.  Ms.  Mazour discussed Iowa's Clean Water efforts at Bloody Run Creek in NE Iowa.  Liz Zuecker with Story County Community Foundation talked about their grant proposal deadline coming up.  Also Nanci Griffith, country music star was featured as she passed away August 13. She was 68.


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