Originally broadcast 01/09/2019
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KHOI environmental reporter gives an update on bald eagles, speaking with John Howe, Director of the Raptor Research Project in Decorah Iowa, who run the internationally famous eagle cam covering the "Decorah Eagles." Howe gives an update on the development of the eagle family after the former male mate died last year.
Also, upcoming eagle events include:
- January 19 and 20: 35th annual Keokuk Bald Eagle Appreciation Days, at the Mississippi River rapids, bringing together thousands of eagle fans and elders of conservation agencies from Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri.
- February 9: Bald eagle event in Des Moines
- February 24: Bald eagle event at Saylorville Reservoir
Lauris Olson, who was sworn in as a Supervisor in 2017, became Chair of the Story County Board of Supervisors this January. She talks here about what issues she sees for Story County in 2019, the continuation of discussion about recent applications for 3 new CAFOs SOuth of Nevada, and gives her impressions of what it is like to be on the inside of government, running things from her perspective.
Tyler Harms,biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, explains Chronic Wasting Disease, which is spreading among wild deer in Iowa.
Jen Bervin, artist and poet who grew up in Dubuque Iowa, talks about her art work currently on display at the Des Moines Art Center's I.M. Pei Gallery. The work maps the Mississippi River from its source at Lake Itasca, Minnesota, to its delta south of New Orleans. Her work will be on display in Des Moines until January 27.