Project SEARCH, Immigration Matters

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 02/25/2019
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Host, Gale Seiler, spoke with Linda Lind, the Director of Project SEARCH at ISU, and Maegan McColley, who is an intern with the Project. The program provides campus internships for young people with disabilities, and they are having a Business Summit to forge partnerships with businesses interested in employing graduates of the program.

Ursula Ruedenberg interviewed Reverend Dr. David Vasquez-Levy, President of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, who will hold a dialogue on Friday evening with Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller about reframing our societal and legal approach to immigration. This event is part of the annual Theologian in Residency Weekend organized by the United Church of Christ in Ames. This year’s theme is Immigration Matters: Joined Together, Finding Solutions. 

Crystal Davis, from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau, was delayed by snowy roads, so we shared information on upcoming local events, which Crystal sent to us. 

Black History Month, Moratorium on Confinement Animal Feeding Operations

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 02/22/2019
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Dennis Hart provided update of the week from Ames Tribune.   Story County Board of Supervisor, Linda Murken, discussed a recent vote to place a Moratorium on Confinement Animal Feeding Operations in Story County.  Black History Month featured Alexander Taylor and the Ames Progressive Alliance was featured. 

February Musings: Hearts and Flowers

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 02/20/2019
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Co-Hosts Susan Franzen, Joy Beadleston, and Ci Ci Iverson pooled their ideas for beating the malaise of winter with a variety of ideas.

Carole Horowitz came in to tell us about Play With Words: This is America, (a collaboration including Ames Childrens' Theatre, Ames Public Library, and CY Stephens), which will be performed March 1 - 3 in the staging area at CY Stephens. After a discussion of activities to combat SAD (Seasonal Attitude Disorder), Joy B. brought us Melissa Murphy, a volunteer at the Iowa Heart Institute, to tell her story of surviving a heart attack with warning signs to watch out for.  Joy reminded us that spring flowers are available right now at Everts Flowers Shop, and gifts cards may be purchased at the KHOI studio. 

Birmingham Jail, Memory Project, FUEL

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 02/18/2019
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KHOI reporter, Susan Franzen, brought us a segment on an event this past Saturday at the Ames Library, which featured a film and a discussion of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter from a Birmingham JailAmes HS art teacher, Lindsay Wede, and students Gretchen Webber, Caylee Fuqua, and Leah Wolter spoke with KHOI reporter, Greta Anderson. They told about their involvement in the Memory Project, through which young artists around the world create portraits as special gifts for children facing challenges. This year the project centered on Syrian refugees, and the artworks are hanging in the Ames Public Library foyer. In the last part of the show, host, Gale Seiler, chatted with Allee Wengart, from the Ames Chamber of Commerce, along with Danielle Minde and Christian Hempen. The topic was the re-envisioning of the organization formerly known as Young Professionals of Ames, now called FUEL. 

Transgender Rights Win and Ready to Run Program

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 02/15/2019
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Dennis Hart rundowns the local news from the the pages of Ames Tribune.

On Wednesday, February 13, a Polk County jury delivered a historic win for transgender rights in Iowa. Melissa Hass, from the Sherinain and Hasso Law Firm tells us how they gained this win.

Joy B brings you information about Ready to Run a unique program in our area that demystifies the world of politics for anyone interested in testing the waters.

A conversation with Alex Fafar, research and exhibits manager of the Ames History Center. 

Photo credited to ACLU of Iowa

Meskwaki Wisdom and Festival of Personal Geographies

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 02/13/2019
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Ci Ci Iverson and Susan Franzen took a road trip last Saturday visiting the Meskwaki Cultural Center and Museum in Tama to learn from Historic Preservation Director Johnathan L. Buffalo about how ancient peoples survived bitter cold and how present day natives are passing on the strategies for survival to their children.  Coming back to Ames for the last half of the program we heard from  Tibi Chelcea and Alex Braidwood about a unique expression of art, the Fesitival of Personal Geographies


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