Muslim Day, Pantorium Session, April Events

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The show began with news across Iowa from Dennis Hart. Dr. Mahjoob Jaily, Imam of the Darul Arqum Islamic Center in Ames, told about Muslim Day on Saturday, March 30th. The goal is to foster conversation and learning and to form connections between people in the Ames community. All are welcome to attend. 

Reporter Greta Anderson provided an interview with members of Iowa No Mountain Boys, a bluegrass group that will perform at the next Pantorium Session at KHOI on Wednesday. In the last segment of the show, Crystal Davis from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau stopped by for her monthly visit, to share information on upcoming events in Ames. 

Puppy Laundering, Decorah Eagles, Women Leaders

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/22/2019
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Dennis Hart summarizes the past week's local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune to start off the show. Then, a Conversation with the office of Iowa Atttorney General Tom Miller, about his lawsuit against an alleged and shocking Iowa based Puppy-laundering ring.

Then, staying in the animal realm, a report by Pat Schlarbaum from Decorah about the world famous Decorah eagles. Then we get to hear from local award winning women leaders with the Ames Progressive Alliance. 

Iowa Forests, Persian New Year, Author Cafe

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/20/2019
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Leanne Harter started the show with an announcement of Property Taxes due March 31 and news of the condition of country roads. For updates on road closures check

Our next guest, Paul Tauke, former Forestry Bureau Chief at the DNR, gave us an overview of forests in Iowa and an update on current legislation to eliminate the Forest Reserve (Senate File 5).  Fran Amin and Nasim Sabatpour then invited us to a March 26 celebration of the Persian New Year (Norooz), put on by the Iranian Students and Scholars Association. Finally, Carolyn and John Klaus, representing Ames Public Library Friends Foundation, told us about Author Cafe, which will feature Art Cullen, Pulitzer Prize winning editor of the Storm Lake Times, and Michael Crumb, editor of the Ames Tribune, talking about the role of small-town newspapers in their communities. 

The Irish in Iowa, Climate Crisis Strike, Ames Main Street Events & Turkey Vultures!

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/18/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa news stories from the past week. 

In a tribute to the Iowans of Irish heritage in the wake of St. Patrick's Day, Betty Pope and her daughter Jane Graham describe how their Irish ancestors arrived in Iowa and the farm life they led. They describe the Irish-American community of Cumming, where today, their St. Patrick's Catholic Church still stands, a country church on the historic registry and the venue of a visitation by Pope Paul II. 

Students and community members gathered on Friday at ISU campus in the International Climate Strike Day. Speakers and participants voice their concerns about climate crisis. 

Drew Kemp, Executive Director of Ames Main Street and the incoming Event Coordinator for  Ames Main Street describe upcoming events in downtown Ames like Music WalkFoodies and Brew, and First Fridays. Also, downtown AMes won a 2019 Main Street Iowa Award for its vegetable garden project on mainstreet.

KHOI environment reporter Pat Schlarbaum introduces you better to the turkey vulture! 

Privatized Medicaid Endangers People With Disabilities, Culture Shift is happening in Ames, Rowena Stevens Championed Voting Rights for Women

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/15/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a roundup of this week's local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

Waverly Iowa resident Jenn Wolf describes the press conference held last Wednesday in the Iowa Statehouse in Des Moines by the Iowa Chapter of the United Spinal Association, including 10 people in wheelchairs. They were signaling a new level of grassroots advocacy and awareness about proper care for people with disabilities and the hardships being experienced by the disability community since the privatization of Medicaid in Iowa. She explains the foremost problems being experienced.

KHOI intern Tre Moore presents another "Ames Untold" story about one ISU student's experience of Ames' cultural shift towards diversity

and inclusion of new types of people.

Alex Fejfar, Research and Exhibits Manager for Ames History Center, tells the story of Rowena Stevens, who lived in Ames and Boone and is remembered for her work on voting rights for women, including organizing the first march for women,s voting rights in the country. There will be a lecture on hers and her husband's lives on March 26 at 7:00 PM at the Ames Public Library. 

AHS Students, Ames CAT, and Refugee Camps

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/13/2019
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Our show today started with Pat Schlarbaum's report on how animals are surviving this unusual winter.  Then we turned to the various organizations working together to bring the Ames City Council to address the climate crisis.  Ames High School student Chiara Travesset came in to talk about how students at AHS are joining the climate strike and other sustainability issues.  She was joined by Dr. Erv Klaas, Professor Emeritus of Animal Ecology, who has become a leading environmental activist in his retirement.  They discussed the work of the coalition of organizations that make up the Ames Climate Action Team.  Updating us on the progress being made to fund Ames Solar Farm (SunSmart Ames)Don Kom, Ames Electric Department Director told us of the new initiatives to encourage businesses to invest in SunSmart Ames.

The second half of the program took us far from Iowa as Dan Beane, farmer from near Marshalltown, told us how he has developed a relationship with Tongogara refugee camp in Zimbabwe.  Through his stories we glimpsed another world -- and a way that  people in central Iowa influence and are influenced by people on the other side of the world. 


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