Print Journalism, Rummage Rampage

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Originally broadcast 08/02/2019
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Ames TribuneToday's program featured Michael Crumb, the editor of the Ames Tribune, discussing the future of print journalism, the impact of President Trump's attacks on the press, and the importance of local newspapers. He also talked about how the Tribune interacts with other area newspapers, including the Story City Herald, the Nevada Journal, the Tri County Times and the Boone News-Republican.

Guest Susan Gwiasda, the public relations officer for the City of Ames, talked about the ongoing Rummage Rampage, the city's SunSmart solar program and the September 10 bond election for the Healthy Life Center.

Cultivation Corridor, Rural Industries, Salisbury House

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Originally broadcast 07/31/2019
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Cultivation CorridorBillie Hunt told us about Iowa's Cultivation Corridor and its work to develop partnerships between Iowa farmers or small towns with innovative companies throughout the world. Dustin Ingram, from Ames Economic Development Commission gave us several examples of such developments throughout Story County.

Adam Mason from Citizens for Community Improvement told us about the history of purpose of that organization's recent state convention, Ending on a lighter note, Cynthia McClure shared the fun of her participation in a dramatic "murder dinner" at Salisbury House.

Rummage Rampage, Erv Klaas, Cabin Coffee

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Originally broadcast 07/29/2019
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Rummage RampageDennis Hart gives a rundown of Iowa news.

Rummage Rampage is in full swing! We hear voices from the city-wide rummage sale that re-purposes the things area residents are discarding to keep them out of the landfill. Proceeds from the sales go to support local service groups, including KHOI! Great place to: bring your extra stuff or get great deals on items you can use - while supporting our community's service groups. The rummage sale is located at the Ames Intermodel Facility (the bus depot in campus town) and runs all week from noon to 6 PM and on Saturday from 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Parking is free.

Erv Klaas, of the Ames Climate Action Team, reviews local and national state of addressing climate crisis.

An introduction to a new business in town - Cabin Coffee, located on 13th Street near the interstate. We hear from the owners.

Little Free Pantry and the Ames Progressive Alliance

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Originally broadcast 07/26/2019
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Story CityToday's program featured an interview with Pastor Kurt Jensen of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Story City, talking about the Little Free Pantry that was recently dedicated. The pantry offers non-perishable food items to those in need, in addition to paper products, school supplies, diapers, and personal-care items. The pantry is at 510 Pennsylvania Avenue in Story City.

In addition, the program featured members of the Ames Progressive Alliance, interviewing Brad Freihoefer, the director of the Iowa State University Center for LGBTQIA+ Student Success.

Learning Farms, SunSmart in Ames, and Amaranth

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Originally broadcast 07/24/2019
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AmaranthOur show today started with a compilation from the July 23 City Council Meeting with voices 0f Mayor John Haila, Don Kom, Council Members David Martin, Amber Corrieri, Bronwyn Beaty-Hanson, as well as Erv Klaas speaking for Ames Climate Action team. The unanimous vote to proceed immediately to build SunSmart was followed by the more divisive issue of net metering. The balance of our program dealt with Land Conservation with Jacqueline Comito, Program Director for Iowa Learning Farms, describung various methods they use to foster conservation methods among Iowa farmers. In addition, we spoke with Michelle Young, Jackie's recent guest from the Sustainable Farm Project at National University of Australia comparing the two endeavors.

Our final guest, David Brenner, introduced us to the amazing varieties of amaranth, experienced as "the perfect pest" in some parts of the US, and as a valuable national food source in Mexico.

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