Demo of Love, Making Democracy Work, Finches, Emergency Communication

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/08/2019
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We had a live report from Ursula Reudenberg who was at the demonstration of love for LGBTQ+ students at Ames High School, in response to anti-gay protestors from out of state. The Making Democracy Work award is being given by the Ames Chapter of the League of Women Voters this week.  Host Gale Seiler interviewed the League President, Nancy Halvorson, and the award recipient, Bev Kruempel. Pat Schlarbaum brought us a phenology about finches affected by conjunctivitis and what bird lovers can do to prevent its spread. Keith Morgan from Story County Emergency Management shared several ways to stay informed about emergency events in your area. 

Hate Speech, Spiritual Journey to Morocco, Ames EcoFair

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/05/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of local news from the Pages of the Ames Tribune.

Ames residents will gather this coming Sunday from 6 - 10 PM at the Collegiate United Methodist Church's Wesleyan Center Annex (130 Sheldon) to discuss the announcement by Westborough Baptist Church - infamous for proselytizing hate speech -  that they plan to picket Ames High School Monday April 8 from 7 - 7:50 AM and Iowa State Students afterwards. Ames residents are organizing a group to go at the same time to the high school for a  "demonstration of support and love" for the high school students. Organizers Tara Andrews Chair of Ames Pride, and Jen Hibben, pastor at the Collegiate United Methodist Church and campus ministry at the Wesley Center, explain their thoughts on showing community love and support. They invite all concerned to the  Sunday gathering for planning and discussion. Ames CIty Police Commander Huff will speak with the group at 6:30 PM,   

Tre Moore interviews a student who went to study language in Morocco and discovered much more, culturally and spiritually. He shares his discoveries, insights, and advice and encouragement for journeying to African countries.

Susan Gwiasda, Ames Public Relations Officer, returns for a monthly civic update. She especially encourages residents to come to City of Ames Eco Fair Saturday April 20. SHe also encourages you to take the online survey for Ames Plan 2040 to give feedback on Ames future planning. The deadline is April 15. 

Floods, Climate Change, and the Ledges

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/03/2019
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Our show opened with a news segment from the Nevada Boys and Girls Club telling about how they started a news program.  Then co-host Mark Edwards discussed the historic floods of Iowa, particularly the development of flood control on the Missouri, explaining the quantities of water contained by the upstream dams, as well as the effect of the "bomb" cyclone. For a more detailed report of the climate change implications of this, and other impending floods, John Davis, climate activist joined us.  After repeated international journeys to assess climate events for many nations, he returned home to Hamburg, Iowa, to find his house flooded beyond repair.  Moving on to events in the area, Andy Bartlett - Park  Manager at the Ledges State Park, told about the "The Ledges," a movie about the history of the of the Ledges State Park, which will be shown at the Boone Theater on April 13-15.  Finally, Charissa Hamel, director, gave is a preview of Ankeny Community Theatre's production of "Kiss Me Kate." 

Schindler's List, Candidate John Delany, State Laws Reign in Iowa Cities & the Tree Sap Rises

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/01/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa news from the past week.

Celinia Biniaz, survivor of Auschwitz death camp and the last living person who was on Schindler’s list, tells a little of her story and informs us about a concert on the night of April 1st at Tifereth Israel Synagogue, in Des Moines, when her grandson performed a musical piece based on testimonies from survivors of Auschwitz Death Camp, and a reading of Biniaz’s poetry about her life journey from Auschwitz to Des Moines Iowa. .

Cal Haliburton interviews presidential candidate John Delaney, when he was in Iowa, in another installment of his series, Candidates with Cal.

Councilwoman Bronwyn Beatty Hansen gives her monthly update from the Ames City Council, including pending state legislation to forbid city rental caps and city tax restructuring.

KHOI reporter Pat Schlarbaum offers information about an unstoppable uprising that is silently and invisibly happening right now in our area, this Spring: tree sap. 

Florence George Graves on #Me Too, Divine Nine Black Greek Life, JD Scholten on National Farm Rally in Iowa

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/29/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a rundown of local News from the past week, from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

Karen Kedrowski, Director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women andPolitics at Iowa State University, which serves to interest, educate and engage citizens in the political process. She announces that on Monday, April 1, Florence George Graves, award-winning investigative journalist and founding director of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, is this year’s presenter for the Catt Center’s annual Mary Louise Smith, series, established in 1955.

KHOI intern Tre Moore interviews a Black Sorority member and a Black Fraternity member. They describe Black Greek Culture, known as the “Divine 9.”

Former Candidate for Iowa’s Fourth District Representative JD Scholten introduces a national rural forum on Saturday March 30th in Storm Lake, featuring presidential candidates and a rally, co-hosted by Farm Aid. Scholten is currently spearheading Working Hero Iowa, an organization raising awareness about tax credit for low- and moderate-income individuals and families, and connecting them with free tax preparation services for getting refunds. 

Corn, Fuel, and Controversy

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/27/2019
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Sarah Starman, field organizer for Mighty Earth reported on a panel, "Corn, Climate, and Conservation" which kicked off a discussion about biofuels.  To give us a comprehensive report on that importance of  biofuels in Iowa we spoke with Monte Shaw, executive director of Iowa Iowa Renewable Energy Association. On a local note, Rich Lehners from CyRide told us how part of the biodiesel used to power CyRide buses comes from cooking oil recycled from ISU dorms kitchens. We ended on a lighter note from Terse Arends, director of "Leading Ladies" opening at the Webster City Community Theatre this weekend.  There was also an announcement for the Heartland Forum at Spirit Lake on March 30.  We said ticket information would be available on our website. 


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