Originally broadcast 05/17/2019
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of local news form the pages of the Ames Tribune.
At this time of transition, when many people are moving in Ames, KHOI reporter Joy B. discusses with Ames Tenant Union co-chair Preston Burris how to protect yourself from unfair landlord practices, resources for knowing your legal rights, and general things to know and look out for when choosing an apartment,
On April 16th, the Ames City Council held a hearing on the issue of Human Trafficking, illicit massage businesses, and explored the possibility of passing a city ordinance to allow local police and officials to actively investigate massage businesses of suspicion. An ordinance has been requested by the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery, who also requested this hearing. The police Chief, Assistant City Manager, George Belitzos from the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking and Slavery, a case worker from ACCESS, numerous massage therapist and concerned citizens made presentations in support of an ordinance, leading to the City Council's decision to explore creating an ordinance. On Local Talk you hear excerpts from testimonies given.
Alex Fejfar, Research and Exhibition Manager for the Ames History Center, tells us about an upcoming lecture presented by Michael Lasser, about American popular music as social history and the role songs about the Midwest played in popular music. A discussion of local music venues of note, including DG's Taphouse that has just closed, leads to a recording of George Belitzos founder of the unique "bus Stop" music venue for high- schoolers that had its heyday in the 1970s and addressed problems of runaway youth.