Florence George Graves on #Me Too, Divine Nine Black Greek Life, JD Scholten on National Farm Rally in Iowa

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/29/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a rundown of local News from the past week, from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

Karen Kedrowski, Director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women andPolitics at Iowa State University, which serves to interest, educate and engage citizens in the political process. She announces that on Monday, April 1, Florence George Graves, award-winning investigative journalist and founding director of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, is this year’s presenter for the Catt Center’s annual Mary Louise Smith, series, established in 1955.

KHOI intern Tre Moore interviews a Black Sorority member and a Black Fraternity member. They describe Black Greek Culture, known as the “Divine 9.”

Former Candidate for Iowa’s Fourth District Representative JD Scholten introduces a national rural forum on Saturday March 30th in Storm Lake, featuring presidential candidates and a rally, co-hosted by Farm Aid. Scholten is currently spearheading Working Hero Iowa, an organization raising awareness about tax credit for low- and moderate-income individuals and families, and connecting them with free tax preparation services for getting refunds. 

Corn, Fuel, and Controversy

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/27/2019
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Sarah Starman, field organizer for Mighty Earth reported on a panel, "Corn, Climate, and Conservation" which kicked off a discussion about biofuels.  To give us a comprehensive report on that importance of  biofuels in Iowa we spoke with Monte Shaw, executive director of Iowa Iowa Renewable Energy Association. On a local note, Rich Lehners from CyRide told us how part of the biodiesel used to power CyRide buses comes from cooking oil recycled from ISU dorms kitchens. We ended on a lighter note from Terse Arends, director of "Leading Ladies" opening at the Webster City Community Theatre this weekend.  There was also an announcement for the Heartland Forum at Spirit Lake on March 30.  We said ticket information would be available on our website. 

Muslim Day, Pantorium Session, April Events

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/25/2019
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The show began with news across Iowa from Dennis Hart. Dr. Mahjoob Jaily, Imam of the Darul Arqum Islamic Center in Ames, told about Muslim Day on Saturday, March 30th. The goal is to foster conversation and learning and to form connections between people in the Ames community. All are welcome to attend. 

Reporter Greta Anderson provided an interview with members of Iowa No Mountain Boys, a bluegrass group that will perform at the next Pantorium Session at KHOI on Wednesday. In the last segment of the show, Crystal Davis from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau stopped by for her monthly visit, to share information on upcoming events in Ames. 

Puppy Laundering, Decorah Eagles, Women Leaders

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/22/2019
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Dennis Hart summarizes the past week's local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune to start off the show. Then, a Conversation with the office of Iowa Atttorney General Tom Miller, about his lawsuit against an alleged and shocking Iowa based Puppy-laundering ring.

Then, staying in the animal realm, a report by Pat Schlarbaum from Decorah about the world famous Decorah eagles. Then we get to hear from local award winning women leaders with the Ames Progressive Alliance. 

Iowa Forests, Persian New Year, Author Cafe

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/20/2019
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Leanne Harter started the show with an announcement of Property Taxes due March 31 and news of the condition of country roads. For updates on road closures check https://www.iceasb.org/roads/county/story

Our next guest, Paul Tauke, former Forestry Bureau Chief at the DNR, gave us an overview of forests in Iowa and an update on current legislation to eliminate the Forest Reserve (Senate File 5).  Fran Amin and Nasim Sabatpour then invited us to a March 26 celebration of the Persian New Year (Norooz), put on by the Iranian Students and Scholars Association. Finally, Carolyn and John Klaus, representing Ames Public Library Friends Foundation, told us about Author Cafe, which will feature Art Cullen, Pulitzer Prize winning editor of the Storm Lake Times, and Michael Crumb, editor of the Ames Tribune, talking about the role of small-town newspapers in their communities. 

The Irish in Iowa, Climate Crisis Strike, Ames Main Street Events & Turkey Vultures!

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/18/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa news stories from the past week. 

In a tribute to the Iowans of Irish heritage in the wake of St. Patrick's Day, Betty Pope and her daughter Jane Graham describe how their Irish ancestors arrived in Iowa and the farm life they led. They describe the Irish-American community of Cumming, where today, their St. Patrick's Catholic Church still stands, a country church on the historic registry and the venue of a visitation by Pope Paul II. 

Students and community members gathered on Friday at ISU campus in the International Climate Strike Day. Speakers and participants voice their concerns about climate crisis. 

Drew Kemp, Executive Director of Ames Main Street and the incoming Event Coordinator for  Ames Main Street describe upcoming events in downtown Ames like Music WalkFoodies and Brew, and First Fridays. Also, downtown AMes won a 2019 Main Street Iowa Award for its vegetable garden project on mainstreet.

KHOI environment reporter Pat Schlarbaum introduces you better to the turkey vulture! 


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