LOCAL TALK 6 July 2021

Originally broadcast 07/06/2021 

Dr. John Paschen, Chair of the Story County Board of Health Updates, percentages, safe practices during certain activities/ variant concerns and potential for increase in cases post 4th celebrations and at start of school.
Discussed how we convince folks to trust and accept with the inoculation series?  
Pat Schlarbaum interview; Carolyn Raffensberger

Susan Qwiasda, City of Ames Public Relations Officer and Stormwater Analyst Liz Calhoun importance of keeping pollutants out of the stormwater, and the EcoChat is planned for that evening at the Ames Public Library.

Being American: Daughters of the American Revolution, Seeking Asylum, Release of Bill Cosby

Originally broadcast 07/05/2021 

On this Independence Day weekend Local Talk, Ames native Cynthia Gaunt describes being from a family that dates back to colonial American times and early farmers of the Midwest, including being a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Then Licida Membreno, a newly arrived immigrant seeking asylum in the US, describes journeying with her son, from a long-standing indigenous family in Honduras to Ames, Iowa. Ms. Membreno is accompanied by David Hansen, Chair of Ames Sanctuary Interfaith Partners (ASIP), a local organization of people who helped her come to Iowa. Hansen describes some of the work ASIP does. 

Matty Tate-Smith, Public Affairs Coordinator for the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault responds to the release of Bill Cosby who was in prison for sex crimes, using this teachable moment to look at the consequences, as well as how the release exemplifies the overall dynamics of sexual assault as criminally abusive behavior.

LOCAL TALK 2 July 2021

Originally broadcast 07/02/2021 

Local Talk for Friday, July 2, 2021 included the news summary of the Ames Tribune by Dennis Hart.  Wood turtle ecology was presented by Dr. Jeffrey Tamplin. His twenty years of research including radio telemetry and life history of this Iowa endangered species pointed out its 18 million year evolution is in jeopardy of extinction in the last 200 years.  Neil Weiss, Assistant Water Control and Pollution Control Director discussed methods to conserve water and a rate increase July 1 was discussed.  The hour was rounded out with a new segment with ISU Extension Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, Amber Wengert. Ms. Wengert discussed her program with extension and her job.  Joni Mitchell's All I Want from her album, Blue was featured from its release 50 years ago this week.

Roland Sesquicentennial and Boone Pride Potluck

Originally broadcast 06/30/2021 

Paul Wierson discussed the July 4 Roland Sesquicentennial with Andy Webb and Bob Higgins.  Since Roland High School and Story City High School were consolidated in 1970, the event is a double celebration with reunions of the classes of the former Roland High School.  The Roland Historical Society has gathered historical materials going back to Roland's Founding with a post office in 1870, so there is  plenty of history displayed, including the antique fire engine in the parade. 

The LGBTQ Pride Potluck has a very difference story,  It started when several houses that had Rainbow Flags displayed in their yards found notes stuck to their doors saying "Why don't you Burn that Gay Flag?"  One of those who received the note was City Councilman Elisha Stines, who responded by submitting a resolution of support for Boone's LBTQ citizens to be read into the Consent Agenda at the next City Council meeting.  A more vulgar and threatening note was pinned on a downtown business "Perks and Recreation"  The owners of that business, April Burch and Daniel Ginger-Goodson decided to use the publicity caused by the notes to create the first Pride Celebration in Boone history.  They notified people that "Perks and Recreation" was holding a potluck.  When around sixty people showed up, they took their food across the street to the public Green Space which they had rented for dining and dancing.  Many young families came to enjoy the food and music.

DonnaLonna Kitchen

Originally broadcast 06/29/2021 

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