LOCAL TALK 1 October 2021

Originally broadcast 10/01/2021 

Dennis Hart with his weekly summary of the news from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

KHOI’s Pat Schlarbaum recently visited with Ingrid Gronstahl with the Iowa Environmental Council to discuss water quality concerns in Iowa and how we as individuals can become involved. Susan Gwiasda with the City of Ames reviews

River City of the Year weekend celebrations/events. Fire Chief Rich Higgins Kick-off to Fire Prevention week/month and tasks we need to do and be aware of to keep safe. 7:45 AM Thank you Rich Higgins, Fire Chief and Susan Gwiasda, Public Relations Officer for the City of Ames. Stephanie Daniels with Iowa State University Extension has joined us. Hello Stephanie what do you have to share with our listeners?

Thank You Stephanie!

LOCAL TALK 28 September 2021

Originally broadcast 09/28/2021 

Host Mike Meetz visits with Stephanie and Todd Burras proprietors of  Ame’s Wildbirds Unlimited shop about some of our feathered friends.  Review the fall bird migration; what folks are seeing and reporting and what can we expect to see in the next few weeks. 

Mike Kellner,  Prairie Rivers Public Relations Coordinator joins us to talk about an upcoming Prairie Rivers event cosponsored with the City of Ames (The Second Annual Wild and Scenic Film festival)

and discusses details about a silent auction fund raiser and guest speakers.

Susan Gwiasda Communications Officer for the City of Ames  reviews important city events scheduled including the cities role withe the (The Second Annual Wild and Scenic Film festival) being held in the City Auditorium and

Municipal Engineer Tracy Peterson details the events including a river clean-up event and other related items as part of the three day Ames River Town of the Year Celebration

Anna, Magnusson  KHOI’s Top “Good News Banana” brightens our day.

Voter registration, School Board Forum, Banned Book Week

Originally broadcast 09/27/2021 

Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa news.

Tomorrow, September 28 is National Voter Registration DayCarolyn Klaus, president of the League of Women Voters of Ames and Story Countytells us that the League will have tables where you can register to vote and find information about satellite voting areas. The tables will be out tomorrow at the East and West HyVee (2 - 5:30 PM) , Ames public Library  (10 AM - 4 PM), the ISU Student Union and South of Parks Library at ISU (10 AM - 2 PM), and Wheatsfield (2 - 5:30 PM). There will also be a presentation at the library, available also via Zoom with the county auditor that explains the new voting laws.

On Thursday, September 30, at 6 PM the League will host a conversation with County Auditor Lucy Martin about the new election laws. This will be at the Ames Public Library Auditorium and will also be streamed live on Facebook.

On October 7, the League of Women Voters will host a forum with Ames School Board Candidates at the Ames Public Library from 6 PM to 8 PM.

Banned Book Week is held, beginning on September 26. This year, The Ames Chapter of Amnesty International is teaming up with Dog-Eared Books to bring attention to the human rights issue of censored and persecuted writers, poets, and cartoonists  around the world. There will be a display, this week, at the bookstore with the stories of 6 people around the world who are being persecuted. You are invited to sign a petition against their treatment, which will be given to the governments of persecution.

LOCAL TALK 24 September 2021

Originally broadcast 09/24/2021 

Local Talk for Friday September 24 featured Dennis Hart news.  Bishop Orlando McClain invited listeners to the House of Refuge Church at 405 Northwestern for their 20 anniversary services this Sunday, September 26 at 11AM.  Contact Bishop McClain at 515-233-3058.  Susan Gwiasda invited Bill Schmitt Resource Recovery Superintendent to talk about recycling.  Mr. Schmitt announced free yard waste dropoff coming up for grass clippings Oct. 30 and brush and grass on Nov. 13, 20 and 27 at 400 Freel Drive.  Wolf Oestreich rounded out the hour with bird sightings at Ada Hayden Heritage Park on north side of Ames. Wolf reported lots of sparrows migrating through with standout reports of Red breasted Nuthatches, Osprey, and Sandhill Cranes.  Mike Meetz shared sightings from his recent trip to Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin. Music was by Little Feat, Taking My Time and Bonnie Raitt, Too Long at the Fair.

Octagon Art Festival at 50, Junk Jaunt, Ogden's Octoberfest, news of COVID Variants

Originally broadcast 09/22/2021 

Ursula Ruedenberg interviewed wool artist, Bonnie Ohrt, at Faircloth Farms and described the scheduled activities of the 50th Anniversary of the Octagon Art Festival on Sunday, September 26.  Then we heard from Nan Bonfils at Lincoln View Farm on the Central Iowa Junk Jaunt this weekend.And Megan Ulrich gave us a preview of Octoberfest to be in Ogden on Sunday, October 3. We ended the show on a grim note with epidemiologist Dr. MarkAlain Dery discussing the effect of vaccines on the COVID variants.  Dana James, founder of Black Iowa News, who has been investigating Iowa attitudes toward vaccination, was on hand to interpret Dr. Dery's report

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