LOCAL TALK 20 October 2022

Originally broadcast 10/20/2022 

As the November (8th) election date approaches we visit with 3 candidates vieing for various offices;  democrat candidate, and auditor of Lynn county, Joel Miller running for Iowa Secretary of State, democrat incumbant candidate, Ted Rasmussen running for another term as Story County’s Treasurer and republican candidate, Kara Warme, running for Story County Board of Supervisors.

Then Ames Police Chief, Geoff Huff returns for his monthly update.  Chief Huff talks about the next mental health presentation planned for Thursday, Nov. 7th, from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. at the Ames Water Plant, as part of an ongoing a series of “Community Conversations.” This is a City Council initiative for improved physical and mental health of Ames residents. Cheif Huff visits about some other items and also reminds us to drive safe as the weather begins to change with the approach of the winter season.

LOCAL TALK 14 October 2022

Originally broadcast 10/14/2022 

Local Talk for Friday, October 14, 2022 featured the Dennis Hart news summary from the Ames Tribune.

Dean Sampson discussed upcoming Alzheimers Walk scheduled for Saturday, October 15 at CPIMI building at the ISU Research Park.  Seventy-seven teams are registered and have raised $71,000 to date for Alzheimer research.  Mr. Sampson has walked in all 13 Story County communities.  

Merry Rankin Sustainability Director for the City of Ames invited Mark Ludwig with ISU Supply to share information about their very important work.  Repurposing ISU equipment between departments and the public occurs each week at 925 Airport Rd. Ames, IA.  “It’s always something different at the ISU Surplus Sale.”  And last year 1.936 million pounds was diverted from the solid waste disposal.  

Joshua Herbert (Libertarian Party) is running for election to the Iowa House of Representatives to represent District 51. Representative Dave Deyoe currently occupies the seat.  Herbert is on the ballot in the general election on November 8, 2022.  District 51 covers mostly Story and Marshall, with a little slice of southern Hardin Counties. 

Music was provided by Botafogo in recognition to ongoing Hispanic Heritage Month until October 15.

LOCAL TALK 13 October 2022

Originally broadcast 10/13/2022 

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Beth Wessel-Kroeschell, incumbant Democrat running for Iowa House, District 45 where she has served since 2005.  Ames native shares her goals views and philosophy as she seeks to represent the people of her district. 

Story County Conservation Parks Superintendant, Ryan Wiemold   Shares a bit about his responsibilities and visits with us about ongoing projects new and future aqcausitions Angling opportunities/hunting seasons-opportunities while stressing safety and respect in the multi-use areas of the public holdings Other events covered include some halloween activites and environmental education projects.

Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer for the City of Ames reviews a few activities (trick or treat night Monday Octorber 31st 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM) and City Council meetings that are coming up.  Along with Deputy Fire Chief Tom Hackett will discuss the Fire Department’s annual Open House on Oct. 15, and some Fire Prevention Week tips.

Dr. Erv Klaas, Iowa State University Professor Emeritus delivers his Prairie Rivers Remembrances. Erv shares his philoshopy, ethics, and vision of our natural environment and provides a challenge to the members of our listening public to raise funds to help with current and future projects.

LOCAL TALK 7 October 2022

Originally broadcast 10/07/2022 

Local Talk for Friday, October 7, 2022 featured Dennis Hart news summary from the Ames Tribune.

Recently Larry Gullett with the Johnson County Conservation Board facilitated a land transfer to the Ioway Nation.  Erin and Brian Melloy gave a total of 90 acres to the Johnson County Conservation Board that included seven acres to the Ioway Nation of Kansas and Nebraska.  According to Ioway tribal vice-chair, Lance Foster, this is the first land back in Iowa for the Ioway Nation since they were forced to leave in 1838.  

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames announced Ames Repair Café gathering for 10AM at the Ames Public Library for Saturday Oct. 8.  She also invited Joel Zook, Energy Services Director to discuss winter energy costs and ways to conserve energy.  CityofAmes.org website includes contacts and information to have an energy audit conducted on your property.  Smart Energy Rebates and Sun Smart Solar opportunities were discussed.

Mary Wilkins from ISU Extension Story County discussed an upcoming event at the DeMoss Pumpkin Farm west of Gilbert slated for October 22.  Further details can be learned at Extension@iastate.edu/story county or calling 515-337-1601.  Mary also included brief history of extension and the four h’s on their logo that stand for Head, Heart, Hands and Health.

Music was provided by Santana in recognition to ongoing Hispanic Heritage Month until October 15.

LOCAL TALK 4 October 2022

Originally broadcast 10/04/2022 

Story County Board of Health’s Dr. Betsy Matos, the Assistant Director Environmental Health and Safety for Iowa State University Covers the COVID-19 updates, the availability of the bivalent vacination booster, Influenza vaccine availability, Monkey Pox, and information on the upcoming Board of Health mtg this afternoon. 

Feathered Friends Tuesday; WildBirdsUnlimited- Seasonal Transitions (14m38s) we visit about a variety of birds that pass our way or settle here for the winter months during the fall migration.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames;  Share an upcoming discussion about mental health held in the Ames Public library? Building Official Sara Van Meeteren will discuss how the Inspections Divisions helps ensure public safety. We visit about Fire Safety month, New construction permits, rental concerns and a number of other areas the department is responsible for.

Larry Gullett with the Johnson County Conservation System shares the story of returning to the Ioway part of a land donation to the system (These people in 1838 forced out of their homelands).

Larry will provide the back story to this generous cultural offer to heal ethical, social and spiritual needs.

LOCAL TALK 30 September 2022

Originally broadcast 09/30/2022 

Dennis Hart with a summary of local  news from the pages of our local newspaper. 

Writer, “Ona” McCracken  and her guests; Authors, John T Price and Tom Montgomery-Fate Discuss anupcoming program; Music & Conversation Between Friends

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Goldfinch Room at Stephens Auditorium
To celebrate our 1st anniversary, join the Ames Writers Collective for a celebratory evening featuring authors Tom Montgomery Fate and John T. Price
and poet and vocalist, Debra Marquart and The Bone People.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer and Eloise Sahlstrom, Planner with Ames Planning and Housing Department,  we visit about an upcoming meeting Thursday, Oct 6 at Ames Public Library (in the Danfoss Room) Discuss findings from a grant-funded Historic Resource Survey of the Chautauqua Park and Ridgewood Subdivisions (Brookside Park neighborhood).

KHOI’s Pat Schlarbaum had an opportunity to visit with Mike Havlik, naturalist with the Dallas County Conservation Board about the High Trestle Trail Hawk Watch scheduled for Sat. Oct. 8th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


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