LOCAL TALK 20 July 2021

Originally broadcast 07/20/2021 

Dr. Tyler Harms, Avian Advocate and Biometrician with the IDNR:  visits about Chimney Swifts, found in downtown Ames Iowa and share some natural history about these urban birds. 

Jenny Fields Development Specialist Iowa Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association  Ames Walk for Alzheimer’s coordinator scheduled for the 16th of October 2021 at the Tedesco Learning Center trail/park count University Avenue in the research park area.

Susan Qwiasda, City of Ames Public Relations Officer reviews the upcoming rummage rampage and also reminds Ames residents that Friday the 23rd is the deadline to apply for a position on the citizen Board for the Ames Climate Action Plan.    Donald Kom, Director of Ames Electrical Services discusses today’s open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the EV fast charger stations being activated for use at the Dayton Avenue Kum and Go ?  EV vehicles will be available for viewing and test drives from 3 to 4:30 pm on July 20.  Also, the Ames History Museum display about the 125th anniversary of the municipal power plant opens  Tuesday, 20th of July with free cupcakes on Wednesday, July 21.

LOCAL TALK 15 July 2021

Originally broadcast 07/15/2021 

Dr. Michael White host of Baroque and Beyond, discusses a timely topic- Lyme disease.

Susan Qwiasda, City of Ames Public Relations Officer and Resource Recovery Plant Superintendent Bill Schmitt details of Rummage RAMPage including how to get involved, how to shop, and how to donate

Anna, Magnusson  KHOI’s Top “Good News Banana” brightens our day with her Heart to heart messages; offering Poems, Music, and a review of good news in our community.

LOCAL TALK 13 July 2021

Originally broadcast 07/13/2021 

Hickory Grove Park park/lake renovation celebration and rededication. Listen to Interviews with Craig Meyers, Chair Story County Conservation Board and Steve Lekwa past Director Story County Conservation Board.

Erica Place, Outreach Coordinator for SCConservation joined in for her monthly visit covering, the natural areas Story County has to offer; and up and coming events and additional summer activities. 

Susan Qwiasda, City of Ames Public Relations Officer reviews upcoming City Council mtg.  Kayley Barrios Lain, Energy Services Coordinator. updates our listeners about the EV Fast Charger. the ribbon-cutting planned for July 20 and some of the events connected with the 125th anniversary of public power in Ames.

Summer Heat, Core Living Compost, Art of Climate Planning

Originally broadcast 07/12/2021 

Carissa Moyna, Co-owner of the new compost service in town - Core Compost Living, explains the definition and benefits of composting and describes the new service she and another graduate of ISU have started, removing compost for you and providing clean buckets for pick up. 

Vivian Cook from The EcoTheatre Lab and Ames Climate Action Team, puts out a call for local artists for proposals for art works reflecting the Art of Climate Planning. This project is produced by EcoTheatre Lab and funded by a City of Ames Small Art Grant. There is a $500 grant for each artist. The artists will work in collaboration with EcoTheatre Lab to develop an artwork that reflects the Ames Climate Action Plan. Deadline is Friday July 23. To apply go here.

Keith Morgan, Story County Emergency Management Coordinator informs you about heat and drought: what to watch for in the heat to protect yourself and those you love and hints on how to stay safe in the heat.


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