LOCAL TALK 25 April 2022

Originally broadcast 04/25/2022 

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Local Talk for Monday, April 25, 2022 started with a news summary from throughout Iowa by Dennis Hart. 

Dr. Tom Rossburg, Professor from Drake University talked about prairie ecology, roadside prairie plantings and prairie walks he does at Doolittle Prairie each Thursday throughout the summer. 

Time to Roll café owners Payne and Payton Roberts talked about their nostalgic business in North Grand Mall that features burritos and rolled ice cream.

Kathy Svec, Ames History Museum, talked about a lecture series upcoming.  Also she shared stories about the Railcar that was first public transportation in Iowa and the Midwest between Iowa State College and two miles into Ames.  She also focused on a Martin Student Housing in Ames made available to black college students. 

Additional information can be located at their website.  

Music featured Rose Griffin, a very talented local musician provided three songs from her cd Seven Songs for Serena, The Grotto, Telluride T’eh and Changes.

LOCAL TALK 26 April 2022

Originally broadcast 04/26/2022 

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Todd and Stephanie Burras of Wild Birds Unlimited join us for our monthly “Feathered Friends Tuesday”. We talk about migrant birds being seen in the area. We learn about their semi annual bird feeder cleaning day, its importance to bird health.  Its  conducted by the Gilbert Boy Scout troop as one of their major fundraisers. 

KHOI’s Sam Wormley joins in to discuss basic security steps we can take to minimize others compromizing your privacy and your electronic devices. 

Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer for the City of Ames reminds listeners about the free yardwaste day, Ioway stream clean-up, and Stash The Trash Mark Gansen, Civil Engineer II with Ames Public Works, shares details about the proposed Grand Avenue intersection improvements, and reminds listeners of the Open House on April 28 and a dedicated webpage for more information.

LOCAL TALK 19 April 2022

Originally broadcast 04/19/2022 

Prairie Rivers of Iowa’s  Dan Haug along with City Engineer, Tracy Peterson and Story County Watershed Coordinator, Sara Carmichael  discuss water quality issues. Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer for the City of Ames  along with Stormwater Analyst Liz Calhoun.  

Discuss The Tuesday evening city council meeting, Makes note of the Mayor’s Bike Ride on May21st traveling toward the Tedesco Learning Center and then reminds listeners of out City of Ames and KHOI Saturday environmental programing and  the upcoming Ioway Creek Stream Clean-Up on April 30.  Last year this event  removed 2,500 pounds of garbage for local waterways.  It is part of the stash the tra

Anna, Magnusson  KHOI’s Top “Good News Banana” Delivers her Tune-in-Tuesday.

offerings of Poems, Music, and a review of Tuesday programs; 

Tom Russell’s; All Things Piano, Donna Prizgintas and Lana Nachtigal’s; Donna-Lana Kitchen, Mary Richard’s Community Bookshelf,  KHOI Jukebox with Eric B, Science Bytes with Sam Wormley and Mike Meetz, Anna Magnusson’s Heart2Heart along with a sneak peek at 

Thursday’s, You Name It , presented by Mike Murphy.

LOCAL TALK 18 April 2022

Originally broadcast 04/18/2022 

Dennis Hart provides listeners with his news summary of the week from the pages of our local papers. 

Story County Community Foundation’s Director, Liz Zuercher  introduces Harmony Clothing Closet’s volunteer coordinator Jalene Hornbuckle the volunteer Elizabeth Gindt.  They are recipients of one of the Foundation’s community grants. Harmony Clothing Closet- MAKEOVER Project grant will help pay for the upgrades, repairs, and restorations of the store. SCCF funding will be matched by several community partners.Harmony Clothing Closet is located at 1162 6th street, Nevada.

Dr. Cornelia Flora joined us with information about a Zoom broadcast on Sunday morning, April 24th.  The Ames UCC (United Church of Christ) will have of an Interfaith Service on Creation and Climate Change – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  It will include the “voices” of over 10 multifaith congregations and state organization regarding the beauty of creation, a lament done to the earth and its creatures, and a commitment to healing.  The state organizations include Iowa Interfaith Power and Light and the Iowa Green Coalition. A list of supporters of this service and a call for public action will be available. 

As part of Earthday weekend obsevances the 37th Annual Theologian-in-Residence program nationally known author, Rev. Dr. Brooks Berndt will on April 23, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. be the keynote speaker for a NATIONAL WEBINAR, sponsored by the Ames United Church of Christ.  The title of his first session’s remarks is: “Why Prophets Matter Today.” The general theme for the full two-day event is:  “The Faith of Prophets: Lessons for the Climate Crisis.”   The NATIONAL WEBINAR will continue with a second session from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., “Prophetic Action Today.”  A panel of three members will include an Iowa State University student, Hector Arbuckle, who serves on the Ames Climate Action Team.  The other panelists are : Michael Malcom of the People’s Justice Council, the Executive Director of Alabama Interfaith Power & Light organization, and Mellis Kennedy-Howard of Honor the Faith,  an indigenous organization.

LOCAL TALK 15 April 2022

Originally broadcast 04/15/2022 

Local Talk for Friday, April 15, 2022 started with a recap of the news for this week from the Ames Tribune by Dennis Hart.  

Mike King, member of the Two Rivers Story Spinners, one of the co-sponsors with Raising Readers, announced an upcoming event Spring Into Storytelling on April 24 in North Grand Mall.  Storytelling workshops will be held at 1PM for Ages 5 to 11 and 12 to adult.  A Storytelling concert is scheduled for 2PM.  More information can be found at tinyurl.com|tell-a-story.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Relations Officer with the City of Ames included Fire Chief, Rich Higgins.  There is a short public ceremony at 2PM on Monday, April 18 to celebrate the addition of a new fire apparatus! This custom-made $1.16 million machine will help in high-rise rescues and allow elevated water streams. A time-honored tradition will include firekeepers pushing the new ladder truck into the firehouse.  Parking will be limited along the frontage road.

Amber Wengert with ISU Extension announced a Trivia Contest on their website extension.iastate.edu/story.  Upcoming events include: Planting Design Models & Graphics: Gardening; Preserve the Taste of Summer 101; Canning and Food preservation; Beekeeping 101; Exploring the Life of Iowa’s Bumblebees; and InterAct: Family program for relationships.  All of our adult and youth program offerings May-August available on our website.

LOCAL TALK 12 April 2022

Originally broadcast 04/12/2022 

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KHOI’s Sam Wormley discuss the James Webb Telescope and the progress being made to getting it operational. It is on schedule to begin collecting and transmitting Data in June 2021. 

Story County Conservation Naturalist and Environmental Educator; Beth Waage provides listeners with a monthly update on numerous events and opportunities offered through the county parks system.   As spring gets into full spring a nuber of activities are available for the public to experience our local  natural environment.

Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer for the City of Ames highlights the oportunity for the public to get a look at the fire house “push” at south Ames station #3;the newest piece of fire equipment (tower) designed to increase the ability to provide rescue aid to citizens in structural emergencies.  

Housing Coordinator Vanessa Baker-Latimer along with Central Iowa Board of Realitors spokesperson, Jason Miller and Iowa Able’s Lynette Plander discuss Fair Housing Month, and remind listeners of the upcoming recognition award (April 26th) of a worthy individual/organization and efforts made to secure quality and equitable housing.  21st of April Vanessa will facilitate a HUD workshop as well as information on (Community Development Block Grants) CDBG funding public forums.


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