Memorial Day 2022

Originally broadcast 05/30/2022 

With the Memorial Day Parade and Program organized by the Ames Patriotic Council, we devoted a lot of our show to providing information for those who want to participate either in person or virtually at and

Lt. Col. Matthew Harvey (ret.) the speaker at the program in the Ames Cemetery,  talked with us about the meaning of Memorial Day, both as a day to honor those who have given their all for their country and for non-military loved ones.  We also discussed the importance of the Fort Des Moines Museum, where the first Black officers were trained during the First World War. Paul Wierson,  who was familiar with Fort Des Moines during World War II continued that story from that war in which the first Women Officers were trained at Fort Des Moines.  Paul also discussed how the state of Iowa, with the dedicated support of veteran's organizations, maintains even country cemeteries where soldiers were buried.

LOCAL TALK 3 June 2022

Originally broadcast 06/03/2022 

Local Talk for Friday, June 3, 2022 started with a news summary of the previous week’s news in the Ames Tribune by Dennis Hart.  Interviews with the candidates for the June primaries featured State Senator Herman Quirmbach today.  Susan Gwiasda, Public Relations Officer for Ames invited Justin Clausen, Public Works Manager discussed the road work along 13th St. and the paver upgrades that are being installed downtown.  More information can be found at And Jess Soderstrum with ISU Extension discussed the 4H Program and upcoming summer activities.  Listeners were encouraged to learn more at, or calling 515-337-1601, or visiting at 1421 S. Belle.

LOCAL TALK 24 May 2022

Originally broadcast 05/24/2022 

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KHOI’s Spring fundraiser gets underway at CY Stephen’s this Thursday Evening with the Avey Grouws Band and Matt Woods.  Tickets can be purchased on website.  KHOI’s Pat Schlarbaum had an opportunity to visit with a couple of the mucisians and find out more about them and their music; so, we listen in.

Incumbent candidate, Iowa, State Representative Beth Wessle-Kroeschell shares her insights, concerns, priorities, and goals with listeners.

Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer for the City of Ames  along with Sustainability Coordinator, Merry Rankin will give an update on Rummage Rampage, the dates, and how to get involved by donating, volunteering or shopping!

LOCAL TALK 23 May 2022

Originally broadcast 05/23/2022 

KHOI’s Dennis Hart provides us with his news summary of the week from the pages of our local papers. KHOI’s Pat Schlarbaum had an opportunity to visit with Larry Stone about the upcoming Loess Hill Seminar. They recount the history as well as the people involved who helped to create one of the premier outdoor gathering in Iowa. As part of our series visiting with the candidates of the primary elections,Incumbent candidate Story County Supervisor, Lisa Heddens joins us to share her insights, concerns, and goals with listeners.We welcome candidate, Jim Carlen who is seeking to defeat Senator Grassley and represent Iowans in the US Senate.  Mr. Carlen share his views, concerns and goals with our listeners.

LOCAL TALK 20 May 2022

Originally broadcast 05/20/2022 

Local Talk for Friday, May 20, 2022 featured Dennis Hart's summary of the news for this week from the Ames Tribune.  Board of Supervisors candidate Linda Murken emphasized her mission with the citizens of Story County.  And how she proposes to continue her incumbency and strive to improve the lives and natural resources of the county.  Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames, reminded listeners of Mayor's Bike Ride Saturday, May 21 and the route the ride will include. Also the summer concert series with Simon Estes performance coming up including ice cream and bandshell lighting.  Additional information can be found at  Amber Wingert with ISU Extension for Story County provided a workshop calendar for June in Story County. Additional information can be found at  Music was provided by the Avey Grouws Band who will provide a fundraising kickoff with a performance at CY Stephens 7:00PM Thursday, May 26. Matt Woods will be the opening act for this event.  Additional ticket information can be found at or


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