Dennis Maulsby, Human Trafficking, and ISU's Earth Month

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/12/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

Dennis Maulsby, an Ames poet and author, describes his recently released, Winterset.
Please join us in the book release party, when Mr. Maulsby will read from portions of the book and sign bought copies. 

at  KHOI, 410 Douglas Avenue in Ames
April 18 at 7 PM

A percentage of the proceeds will go to support KHOI during this, our ongoing Spring fund drive:

George Belitzos, the Chair of the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery, asks you to come out for a public forum and discussion on human trafficking. The Ames City Council will host the discussion in the City Council chambers on April 16 from 6-7 PM. Everyone is invited to come and participate or just listen. Mr. Belitzos explains on Local Talk that Ames is the only major town or city in Central Iowa that has not adopted an ordinance against human trafficking and thus attracts the traffickers that have had to leave communities with ordinances. Mr. Belitzos explains the nature of trafficking and its growth and seriousness as a problem. 

Merry Rankin, Ames and ISU Sustainability Director for Sustainability, and students at ISU and other Iowa colleges and Universities, describe their recent All-Iowa Sustainability Conference

SILT and Practical Farmers

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/10/2019
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Following our monthly Story County report from Leanne Harter, co-host Gina McAndrews gave a report of her road trip to the SILT (Sustainable Iowa Land Trust) benefit concert in Iowa City. While there she interviewed farmers from three of the farms that make up the land trust.  A phone call from SILT president, Stewart Valentine, described the work of the organiztion. Sally Worley executive director of Practical Farmers of Iowa, joined us to describe Field Days and other ways farmers learn from farmers. All discussed the ways they help connect retiring farmers with young farmers and the emphasis on farms of all sizes growing food for people. 

Demo of Love, Making Democracy Work, Finches, Emergency Communication

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/08/2019
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We had a live report from Ursula Reudenberg who was at the demonstration of love for LGBTQ+ students at Ames High School, in response to anti-gay protestors from out of state. The Making Democracy Work award is being given by the Ames Chapter of the League of Women Voters this week.  Host Gale Seiler interviewed the League President, Nancy Halvorson, and the award recipient, Bev Kruempel. Pat Schlarbaum brought us a phenology about finches affected by conjunctivitis and what bird lovers can do to prevent its spread. Keith Morgan from Story County Emergency Management shared several ways to stay informed about emergency events in your area. 

Hate Speech, Spiritual Journey to Morocco, Ames EcoFair

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/05/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of local news from the Pages of the Ames Tribune.

Ames residents will gather this coming Sunday from 6 - 10 PM at the Collegiate United Methodist Church's Wesleyan Center Annex (130 Sheldon) to discuss the announcement by Westborough Baptist Church - infamous for proselytizing hate speech -  that they plan to picket Ames High School Monday April 8 from 7 - 7:50 AM and Iowa State Students afterwards. Ames residents are organizing a group to go at the same time to the high school for a  "demonstration of support and love" for the high school students. Organizers Tara Andrews Chair of Ames Pride, and Jen Hibben, pastor at the Collegiate United Methodist Church and campus ministry at the Wesley Center, explain their thoughts on showing community love and support. They invite all concerned to the  Sunday gathering for planning and discussion. Ames CIty Police Commander Huff will speak with the group at 6:30 PM,   

Tre Moore interviews a student who went to study language in Morocco and discovered much more, culturally and spiritually. He shares his discoveries, insights, and advice and encouragement for journeying to African countries.

Susan Gwiasda, Ames Public Relations Officer, returns for a monthly civic update. She especially encourages residents to come to City of Ames Eco Fair Saturday April 20. SHe also encourages you to take the online survey for Ames Plan 2040 to give feedback on Ames future planning. The deadline is April 15. 

Floods, Climate Change, and the Ledges

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/03/2019
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Our show opened with a news segment from the Nevada Boys and Girls Club telling about how they started a news program.  Then co-host Mark Edwards discussed the historic floods of Iowa, particularly the development of flood control on the Missouri, explaining the quantities of water contained by the upstream dams, as well as the effect of the "bomb" cyclone. For a more detailed report of the climate change implications of this, and other impending floods, John Davis, climate activist joined us.  After repeated international journeys to assess climate events for many nations, he returned home to Hamburg, Iowa, to find his house flooded beyond repair.  Moving on to events in the area, Andy Bartlett - Park  Manager at the Ledges State Park, told about the "The Ledges," a movie about the history of the of the Ledges State Park, which will be shown at the Boone Theater on April 13-15.  Finally, Charissa Hamel, director, gave is a preview of Ankeny Community Theatre's production of "Kiss Me Kate." 

Schindler's List, Candidate John Delany, State Laws Reign in Iowa Cities & the Tree Sap Rises

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/01/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa news from the past week.

Celinia Biniaz, survivor of Auschwitz death camp and the last living person who was on Schindler’s list, tells a little of her story and informs us about a concert on the night of April 1st at Tifereth Israel Synagogue, in Des Moines, when her grandson performed a musical piece based on testimonies from survivors of Auschwitz Death Camp, and a reading of Biniaz’s poetry about her life journey from Auschwitz to Des Moines Iowa. .

Cal Haliburton interviews presidential candidate John Delaney, when he was in Iowa, in another installment of his series, Candidates with Cal.

Councilwoman Bronwyn Beatty Hansen gives her monthly update from the Ames City Council, including pending state legislation to forbid city rental caps and city tax restructuring.

KHOI reporter Pat Schlarbaum offers information about an unstoppable uprising that is silently and invisibly happening right now in our area, this Spring: tree sap. 


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