Hate Flyers in Des Moines, Everts Flower Card, Smart Business Challenge

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 10/12/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of the past week's local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

Connie Ryan, Executive Director of the Des Moines Area Interfaith Alliance of Iowa and Mark Finkelstein, Communications Relations Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines, describe recent events when the Des Moines Area Interfaith Alliance of Iowa and Planned Parenthood centers were targeted with flyers posted at their offices in three places. The flyers were part of a national campaign organized by a White Supremacy Group. Ryan and Finkelstien explain their organizations' take on actions of hate and how to respond. 

Brian Smith from Everts Flowers, Home, and Gifts describes what its like owning an historic florist business in Ames,as well as passions of being a florist who serves people during the milestones of their lives, from birth to death. He explains their flower card program. You can buy a flower card for Everts at KHOI for $20, which will allow you to pick up a bouquet from Everts, once a month, for a year. Half of the funds earned by this program go to KHOI to help pay for operations. Stop on by and get your card!

Merry Rankin, Sustainability Director for Iowa State University and Ames is accompanied by student co-coordinators of the Smart Business Challenge. They describe their work in assisting businesses and organizations in reaching their goals in sustainability.  

Call of the West, More Ragtime, Mary Poppins Jr., VOTING

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 10/10/2018
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Our program started with a preview of this Saturday’s Central Iowa Symphony concert "Call of the West" featuring Dave Stamey,Western singer and song writer who will be playing with the full orchestra of the Central Iowa Symphony.  CIS Director Eric McIntyre, who has written the score, told us how this collaboration came about.  Another musical entertainment featured this weekend is Ragtime in Randallfor which we provided a sample of the three groups performing -- Lovesick BalladeersBrian Keenan, and Ron and Tricia Biensen.  Our third musical event was Webster City Community Theatre's "Mary Poppins, Jr." Loween Getter, director of the children's theatre production, was on hand to tell us about it.  In preparation for the upcoming election,Carolyn Klaus, from the Ames League of Women Voters came in to tell us about Early Voting Locations, voter registration, and absentee ballots.  Vote 411.org   is the interactive location to answer all non-partisan questions about voting.  Maggie Westvold ended the show with "Points to Ponder" on Music.  

Teaching about Native Americans, Refugee Exhibit, School Safety

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 10/08/2018
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Host, Gale Seiler, spoke with Genya Coffey (a first grade teacher in Ames) about innovative approaches she is using to teach her students about Native Americans. Joy Beadleston interviewed Adrienne Gennett about an exhibit called Unpacked: Refugee Baggage, which is at the Christian Petersen Art Museum at ISU until Oct 19. Keith Morgan, from Story County Emergency Management, brought along Ottie Maxey and Ned Miller from the Ballard School District to discuss school security and safety.  

Ames High Class of 1978 Reunion, Emerald Ash Borer, Civic Update

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 10/05/2018
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During the first weekend of October, the Ames High School Class of 1978 had its 40th year reunion. More than a hundred Ames High alumni came together in Ames and discovered why high school reunions can really be worth attending. Emanuel Ruedenberg was a member of the class of 1978 and he took a recorder with him to the reunion, to bring KHOI some of the insights that were shared, ranging from changes in Ames to reflections on the maturing process that comes after 40 years of adulthood.

Jim Rock of Ames Story Tree and Lawn service share what he knows about the Emerald Ash Borer that has been identified in our area and endangering our shade trees. 

Susan Gwiasda, Public Relations Officer for the City of Ames, gives the civic update for October.  

Lovestruck Balladeeers, Tariffs, Frankenstein

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 10/03/2018
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Today's show started with a conversation between artists from two of the groups performing at Ragtime in Randall on October 13.  Rod Bienesen(of Rod and Tricia Biensen) and Dalton Ridenhour (of the Lovestruck Balladeers).  After that we heard from Ron Tigner, of the Iowa Farmers Union, about the effects of tariffs and the pending Farm Bill on Iowa farmers.  Finally Ali Kirwen, gave us a preview of Ankeny Community Theatre'sproduction of "Frankenstein".  

Moonlight Express, Ames Male Heroes in Social Service, Future Discussions About Assault in Ames

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 10/01/2018
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A rundown of Iowa in the news during last week. 

Barbara Neal, Assistant Director for Operations for Cyride, explains that their Moonlight Express is a free transportation service provided by Cyride on Friday and Saturday nights, including "door-to-door" service. Schedules are available on line

In the wake of Arizona Jeff Flake's unexpected departure from expectations of his colleagues, show host Ursula Ruedenberg relates the stories of  three men who stepped out of the box in the 1970's to confront sexual misconduct and create conditions that allowed Ames to develop the rape crisis center that today is ACCESS., including a behind-the-scene in interview with Annette Ruedenberg about how changed happened.

Mayor John Haila and City Councilwoman at Large Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen describe discussions that have occurred in Ames city government about addressing assault in the wake of the murder of Celia Barquin Arozamena, and what discussions may ensue into the future.  


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