Originally broadcast 03/14/2022
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Local Talk for Friday, March 11, 2022 started with a recap of the news for this week from the Ames Tribune by Dennis Hart.
Recently, there was a gathering at the Iowa Capitol in support of the people in Ukraine. Here is a recording from last Monday after Kate Krzystolik from Poland gave her address at the Capitol. It is now day 16 of the war in Ukraine.
Sustainability Director for the City of Ames, Merry Rankin is unable to join us for her monthly segment, yet provided some positive information concerning a recent Symposium on Sustainability.
A number of years ago, Merry had been introduced to the deeply poignant work of Chris Jordan. Chris is the artist that captured the collective impact of individual decisions, so powerfully, through his collection, “Intolerable Beauty – Portraits of American Mass Consumption.”
Merry emphasized a message from Chris juxtaposing “Intolerable Beauty” with his most recent collection, “Emerging Beauty.”
Chris’ words were also so well connected to a companion event for the Symposium on Sustainability, Sustainapalooza. And Sustainapalooza was reviewed by a fabulous intern team that made it happen. Ashley Kleve and Valentine Chenus, two sophomores at Iowa State University provided an enlightened background of Sustainapalooza that 400 people attended.
Jean Eells President of E Resources Group rounded out the hour with information about her sustainable agriculture group. Workshops are planned in April that will discuss a healthy inclusion of cover crops and no-till agriculture. Anywhere farmers and land-owners hoping to address the “leaks” in their farming practices will be highlighted. Jean explained leaks as anything from nitrogen and phosphorous to profits that producers lose due to farming practices that do not include cover crops and no till. Workshops will be carried via Zoom on April 1 and April 15 noon to 2PM. Workshop information can be found at eresourcesgroup.com.
Music for the program was by local musician Rose Griffin from her cd Slick Rock Walker. We heard Behind the Lodge, and Heyah.