LOCAL TALK 11 November 2022

Originally broadcast 11/11/2022 

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Meanwhile, Let’s welcome Dennis Hart with a summary of local  news from the pages of our local newspaper. 

Merry Rankin, Director of Sustainability welcomes Sustainability Coordinator, Steve Kohtz.  We talk  about America Recycles Day coming up on November 15. Discuss a little history about recycling and this annual day committed to recycling. Steve will also provide a sneak peek about the “very interactive event” he is hosting at Iowa State University on recycling.

KHOI’s Pat Schlarbaum discusses with Ames resident Hank Kohler about Hank’s canoe trip of the entire length of the Mississippi River.  Hank will be at JAX Outdoors in west Ames, Saturday 12th November for a book signing about his adventure.

LOCAL TALK 8 November 2022

Originally broadcast 11/08/2022 

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KHOI’s Sam Wormley- discusses the total lunar eclipse that occurred this morning,; it will be over  2 years before we have an opportunity to again witness the phenominal here.

Sara Carmichael, Story County Watershed Coordinator joins us to visit about county conservation updates and review the SCC (Story County Conservation) Survey available to participate until the 10th, November.  We visit about volunteer needs to serve as water quality samplers and discuss the The Headwaters of the South Skunk River and the Watershed Management Authority. 

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames;  Adresses upcoming council meetings, election day and No charge waste day and then Fire Chief, Rich Higgins; has some fire safety tips to review as we head into the holidays.

7:45 (Meetz)  Sam Wormley, Returns to visit about KHOI Community Radio locally produced programs like Local Talk, CIS, Sci Bytes, All Things Piano, and many other locally produced programming.  An Opportunity through an Olli Winter Course offered through ISU on what it takes to produce a community radio program.   Mike Murphy, Eric Blocker, and Pat Schlarbaum with help from Mike Meetz will facilitate this opportunity for folks to learn and contribute.

LOCAL TALK 4 November 2022

Originally broadcast 11/04/2022 

Local Talk for Friday, November 4, 2022 featured the Dennis Hart news summary from the Ames Tribune.

Andrew Allen, President and CEO of YSS in Ames discussed their many preventative programs for Story county youth and families.  Andrew told about Reggies’ Sleepout for homeless individuals and made an appeal for contributions to YSS.org/holiday giving. Also there are 73 open positions for their very extensive network of forty programs to address the needs of our youth and their families.  

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames provided announcements for No Charge, Yard Free cleanup day on November 12.  Also, a new program of free saw log lumber at the wood-pile facility at base of cemetery hill on 13th St. on November 12. 

Amber Wengert Iowa State University Extension and Outreach for Story County and Marketing Coordinator, announced upcoming Interact Club for the entire family on Nov. 9 - 16 - 30 and Dec. 7.

InterAct Program for youth and adults for healthy relationships

  1. Pesticide Continuing Instruction course
  2. 4-H and two new Clubs: Cardinal and Gold Stars and Cultivating Hope
  3. Seed saving Webinar on November 9 at 7PM by Bill Johnson IA. DNR Prairie Sed Harvest Biologist
  4. And an open house will be held Nov. 15 from 4 -5PM cultivating Hope addressing autism

Further information can be located at Extension@iastate.edu or calling 515-337-1601 or visiting their offices at 1421 S. Belle Ave. in Ames.

Music was provided by John Trudell.  Mr. Trudell narrated Crazy Horse in honor of Native American Heritage Month.  Also Vicky and Joe Price will be performing Friday Night, Nov. 4 at Alluvial.  For Local Talk we heard “Iowa Crawl.”.

LOCAL TALK 1 November 2022

Originally broadcast 11/01/2022 

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Dr. Molly Lee, Story County Board of Health, joins us for our monthly visit about the latest updates and vaccination information on COVID-19, and Influenza.  We also review current information on Respiratory Syncytial Virus in children. Dr. Lee also shares information about YSS (Youth Shelter Services) and provides information on basic health educational needs as well as physical and mental health services.

We listen in to a conversation with Naturally Speaking author, Steve Lekwa.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames;  informs our listeners about city council and the town budget meeting(s). She also reminds listeners that the resource recovery center has a recycling drop off bin for halloween pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns.

Gabrielle Edwards, Ames new City Forester, shares a bit about her background, reviews the areas within the city she is responsible for and takes a bit of time to discuss tree species to consider for future plantings.

Finally, we visit withVicki and Joe Price, well known Iowa blues musicians.  They will be performing at Alluvial this coming Friday starting at 7:00 P.M.

LOCAL TALK 31 October 2022

Originally broadcast 10/31/2022 

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KHOI’s Dennis Hart provides us with his summary of the past week’s state wide news. 

Anna Mather alias Anna Banana and her guest Dr. Todd Dewitt provide listeners with a Halloween Heart to Heart message. 

Incumbent republican candidate for Secretary of State, Paul Pate shares his views and vision for why he should continue as Iowa’s Secretary of State.

Incumbent democrate candidate for Iowa Senate district 23,  Senator Herman Quirmbach, shares his views and vision for why he should continue as Iowa’s Senator representing constituents of district 23.

LOCAL TALK 28 October 2022

Originally broadcast 10/28/2022 

Local Talk for Friday, October 28, 2022 featured the Dennis Hart news summary from the Ames Tribune.

Iowa Turkey vulture status and life history was presented.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames invited Fleet and Facilities Manager Corey Mellies to Local Talk.  Corey provided an update on the Downtown Plaza, including the closure of Clark Avenue, the relocation of the utility payment drop box, and the new (temporary) main entrance into City Hall.  Susan also announced Yard Free drop off for autumn cleanup on Saturday Oct. 29 from 8AM to noon.

Author/photographer Ty Smedes will present on Thursday, November 3rd from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Story County Conservation Center, McFarland Park for a slide presentation which will reveal many incredibly interesting discoveries about the Bald Eagle and how they go about their every-day lives here in Iowa!  This presentation will reveal many highlights of Ty’s book “The Return of Iowa’s Bald Eagles”, which he will be signing and offering for sale.  Doors will open at 10:00 a.m. for coffee/tea and chatting.

Music was provided by Raye Zaragoza.  She performed “Into the Wild” and “American Dream.”


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