Smiles, Laughs, and Ecstatic Outbursts, the Wild Turkey, Innovation in Housing Policy

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/23/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of local news from the past week form the pages of the Ames Tribune.

Eric McIntyre, director of the Central Iowa Symphony, gives us a preview of "Smiles, Laughs, and Ecstatic Outbursts," the next concert by the Central Iowa Symphony, which will be held in the Ames City  Auditorium on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m."  

We are introduced to the wild turkeys.

Ames Progressive Alliance members speak with Ames city planner Julie Gould about housing and innovative housing alternatives, including some Ankeny projects.  

Picking corn for Thanksgiving and The Nevada Journal

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/21/2018
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Nevada Journal

With a different take on an old-fashioned Thanksgiving  Virtus Brockman, a farmer who moved to Marshall County in 1926, recalled picking corn by hand -- even on Thanksgiving Day.  Our weather report included information about how to get the most up to date information from the National Weather Servicewww.noaa.gov  Continuing our programs on topics in Nicholas Johnson's Columns of Democracy, we featured local newspapers in our area with an interview from Marlys Barker of the Nevada JournalMaggie Westvold wrapped up the program with a "Points to Ponder," telling how her experiences at KHOI have taught her not fear the microphone.  She's learned not only that it doesn't bite, but that it's fun to work with others on the Local Talk team.  

Great Harvest Bakery and Cafe, Local Media and Democracy, White Breasted Nuthatches

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/19/2018
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Following Dennis Hart's update on the Iowa news, we were visited by Kim Sharp, owner of the Great Harvest Bakery and Cafe that just opened at 502  Burnett  Ave. in Ames, who told us the unique story of how Great Harvest came to Ames.  Ursula Ruedenberg played a brief clip from the talk Nicholas Johnson gave last Friday night about the vital role of local media and democracy.  And Pat Schlarbaum brought us a phenology about white breasted nuthatches as well as a tribute to his friend, Tim Mason, who was instrumental in re-introducing peregrine falcons to the cliffs along the Mississippi in eastern Iowa.  

Support your Local Community Radio, KHOI

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/16/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of the past week's local news, from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

As part of the KHOI membership drive time, local talk hosts Ursula Ruedenberg, Pat Schlarbaum, and Maggie Wesvolt share their own personal perspectives on why community radio and KHOI are precious, and why listeners should donate to KHOI

KHOI invites people to come off the street to do broadcasting and a blooper reel" is heard here, of Local Talk's hosts learning to talk on the radio.  

FFA, Prudenterra,Colo Library

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/14/2018
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Following the monthly Story County Report by Leanne Harter, we spoke with Brad Taylor, the teacher of Roland Story Agricultural Education, (which sponsors the student organization FFA- Future Farmers of America) a program which has steadily increased in size and community service even as the number of farms decreased.  Our next guests were Luke Gran, Amy Zabrodsky, and Peter Englund from Prudenterra, an organization dedicated to restoring Iowa's ecosystems.  They just finished an amazing day with a class of first-graders of Nevada Central Elementary.  Finally we visited Joanie Jamison, library director at the Colo Public Library. She gave is an account of how the library has creatively adapted to the changes in technology and library usage, and how it augments services of the Colo Nesco Schools.  

Veterans Day, Climate Action, Winter Safety

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/12/2018
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The show started with weekly Iowa news from Dennis Hart. Then we remembered Veterans Day with a conversation about PTSD and other challenges that veterans face. Ursula Reudenberg spoke with Barnet Devine, a counseling psychologist who works with veterans; Keith Putney, a lawyer and farm owner in Boone who is also a veteran of the Viet Nam War; and Tyler Paterson, the suicide prevention officer with the Veterans Administration in Iowa. The photo is of the Veterans Day Parade in Ames in 1949.

Pat Schlarbaum provided an update on climate action from Carolyn Raffesberger. Keith Morgan, from Story County Emergency Management, spoke about safety during the winter season, both in your car and at home. And of course, it is KHOI’s Fall membership drive, so we asked you to become a member!  

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