LOCAL TALK 29 November 2022

Originally broadcast 11/29/2022 

Local Talk for Tuesday, November 29, 2022 featured a Mike Meetz interview with Stephanie and Todd Burras with Wild Birds Unlimited learning about new migration arrivals at our birdfeeders.

Native artist Guy Zephier with the Ihanktonwan or Yankton Sioux Nation talked about his indigenous art.  This is a Native American story honoring National Native American Heritage Month. 

Susan Gwiasda with the City of Ames included Assistant City Manager Deb Schildroth gave an update on the Climate Action Plan after the November workshop with Ames City Council. She also provided some next steps and suggestions of what people can do today to reduce their carbon footprint.

Sean Vellinga gave an informative discussion about a wasp that is a biological control agent against the Emerald Ash Borer that is afflicting ash trees across the nation.  It is an eulophid wasp named a Tetrastchus planiipennisi.

LOCAL TALK 25 November 2022

Originally broadcast 11/25/2022 

Local Talk for Friday, November 25, 2022 was hosted by Pat Schlarbaum and featured the Dennis Hart news summary from the Ames Tribune.

Dave Conrads with University of Iowa Wild Program with Iowa Raptor Project discussed his interest in hawks and other birds of prey.  Dave has been instrumental in hiring personnel that can fly educational hawks at the University of Iowa football games.  Upwards of 70,000 spectators are able to enjoy a free flying hawk each football game.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames was away after Thanksgiving as City offices were closed for the Holiday.  Urban Forester Gabriele Edwards pre-recorded a segment about her life and responsibilities in her position with the City of Ames.  

Wolf Oesterreich, with Big Bluestem Audubon and the Friends of Ada Hayden provided a waterfowl migration report.  Also, Wolf shared insights into a recent bobcat sighting at the Park.  And a timely update centered around the River Otters that people are enjoying at the lake.

LOCAL TALK 24 November 2022

Originally broadcast 11/24/2022 

Local Talk for Thursday, November 24, 2022 was a special Thanksgiving program. 

A reading of Sean Sherman featured his book “The Sioux Chef Indigenous Cookbook.”  The book is the 2018 James Beard award as best American cookbook. 

Carolyn Raffensperger provided a timely Thanksgiving segment on what matters most this Thanksgiving season.  Carolyn also paid tribute to close friend and mentor Joye Braun.  Ms. Braun passed away recently and had dedicated her life promoting clean water.  Carolyn had stories of working with Ms. Braun during the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access Pipeline.  Ms. Braun started the camp for Dakota Access Pipeline resisters at Standing Rock in 2016.

LOCAL TALK 22 November 2022

Originally broadcast 11/22/2022 

We visit with Todd and Stephnie Burras from Ames, Wildbirds Unlimited (WBU) as we review Winter Feeder Birds, part 1    

KHOI’s Sam Wormley helps us as we begin the funding wrap-up for the week and Sam also provides an update on “Artemus” the NASA space craft shakedown cruise to and from our Moon.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames  talks a bit about the story book kiosks at Moore Memorial Park and reminds us of the regular City Council meeting this evening.

Resource Recovery Plant Superintendent Bill Schmitt gives some updates on waste reduction programs: Including pumpkins, glass, metals, batteries, and propane tanks. Also, this and next Saturday are free leaf disposal days at 400 Freel Drive.  

We wrap up the program reviewing our locally produced programs and point out the importance of helping support KHOI (Tune-In Tuesday’s) programing.  Following Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now we have a number of locally produced programs that include: Tom Russell’s; All Things Piano,  Donna/Lonna Kitchen, the Community Book Shelf,  KHOI JukeBox with Eric B,  and Science Bytes with Sam Wormley and your’s truely Mike Meetz.  And we can’t forget later in the evening, Heart 2 Heart messages with Anna Magnusson.

LOCAL TALK 15 November 2022

Originally broadcast 11/15/2022 

Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor Jarrod Troy,  Equine Internal Medicine and Emergency veterinarian at ISU answers questions about Equine Colic the signs to be aware of,  proactive measures to take, and Dr. Troy will also discuss treatments.    

Joe Jayjack, communications specialist with the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation shares with us information about the Eula and Lawrence Haggie Conservation Award and visits with us about their 2022 recipient, Ames, Iowa resident James Pease. 

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames remindes us of the snow ordinance which is now in effect and speaks about the CAP meeting and the regular city council meeting and

Stormwater Analyst Liz Calhoun shares tips for last minute outdoor winterizing for yards and gardens and Liz also shared a brief update on some work in Brookside Park including the importance of the freshwater mussels found in that stretch of the Ioway Creek and what was done to provide for their wellfare.

And of course its KHOI’s Fall fund-drive time and KHOI’s Sam Wormley reminds listeners how important it is to support our community radio station, its volunteer and listener supported mission, and its programing with financial contributions.

LOCAL TALK 11 November 2022

Originally broadcast 11/11/2022 

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Meanwhile, Let’s welcome Dennis Hart with a summary of local  news from the pages of our local newspaper. 

Merry Rankin, Director of Sustainability welcomes Sustainability Coordinator, Steve Kohtz.  We talk  about America Recycles Day coming up on November 15. Discuss a little history about recycling and this annual day committed to recycling. Steve will also provide a sneak peek about the “very interactive event” he is hosting at Iowa State University on recycling.

KHOI’s Pat Schlarbaum discusses with Ames resident Hank Kohler about Hank’s canoe trip of the entire length of the Mississippi River.  Hank will be at JAX Outdoors in west Ames, Saturday 12th November for a book signing about his adventure.


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