LOCAL TALK 3 June 2022

Originally broadcast 06/03/2022 

Local Talk for Friday, June 3, 2022 started with a news summary of the previous week’s news in the Ames Tribune by Dennis Hart.  Interviews with the candidates for the June primaries featured State Senator Herman Quirmbach today.  Susan Gwiasda, Public Relations Officer for Ames invited Justin Clausen, Public Works Manager discussed the road work along 13th St. and the paver upgrades that are being installed downtown.  More information can be found at Cityofames.org. And Jess Soderstrum with ISU Extension discussed the 4H Program and upcoming summer activities.  Listeners were encouraged to learn more at extension.iastate.edu/story, or calling 515-337-1601, or visiting at 1421 S. Belle.

LOCAL TALK 24 May 2022

Originally broadcast 05/24/2022 

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KHOI’s Spring fundraiser gets underway at CY Stephen’s this Thursday Evening with the Avey Grouws Band and Matt Woods.  Tickets can be purchased on KHOI.org website.  KHOI’s Pat Schlarbaum had an opportunity to visit with a couple of the mucisians and find out more about them and their music; so, we listen in.

Incumbent candidate, Iowa, State Representative Beth Wessle-Kroeschell shares her insights, concerns, priorities, and goals with listeners.

Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer for the City of Ames  along with Sustainability Coordinator, Merry Rankin will give an update on Rummage Rampage, the dates, and how to get involved by donating, volunteering or shopping!

LOCAL TALK 23 May 2022

Originally broadcast 05/23/2022 

KHOI’s Dennis Hart provides us with his news summary of the week from the pages of our local papers. KHOI’s Pat Schlarbaum had an opportunity to visit with Larry Stone about the upcoming Loess Hill Seminar. They recount the history as well as the people involved who helped to create one of the premier outdoor gathering in Iowa. As part of our series visiting with the candidates of the primary elections,Incumbent candidate Story County Supervisor, Lisa Heddens joins us to share her insights, concerns, and goals with listeners.We welcome candidate, Jim Carlen who is seeking to defeat Senator Grassley and represent Iowans in the US Senate.  Mr. Carlen share his views, concerns and goals with our listeners.

LOCAL TALK 20 May 2022

Originally broadcast 05/20/2022 

Local Talk for Friday, May 20, 2022 featured Dennis Hart's summary of the news for this week from the Ames Tribune.  Board of Supervisors candidate Linda Murken emphasized her mission with the citizens of Story County.  And how she proposes to continue her incumbency and strive to improve the lives and natural resources of the county.  Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames, reminded listeners of Mayor's Bike Ride Saturday, May 21 and the route the ride will include. Also the summer concert series with Simon Estes performance coming up including ice cream and bandshell lighting.  Additional information can be found at CityofAmes.com.  Amber Wingert with ISU Extension for Story County provided a workshop calendar for June in Story County. Additional information can be found at extension.iastate.edu/story.  Music was provided by the Avey Grouws Band who will provide a fundraising kickoff with a performance at CY Stephens 7:00PM Thursday, May 26. Matt Woods will be the opening act for this event.  Additional ticket information can be found at KHOIFM.org or Center.iastate.edu.

LOCAL TALK 17 May 2022

Originally broadcast 05/17/2022 

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Eric Van Lacker; Auditor for Clayton County, candidate for Iowa, Secretary of State joins us to discuss his reasons for this position and answers a series of questions to provide information for our KHOI listeners. 

Michael Fitzgerald Iowa, State Treasurer.  Incumbent candidate, Fitzgerald joins us to discuss his reasons for wanting to continue serving the state of Iowa in this capacity and answers a series of questions to provide information for our KHOI listeners. (We refer to a set of core questions as we visit with the candidates: the goal is to maintain consistency and fairness).

Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer for the City of Ames  discusses the upcoming concert night at the bandshell which will feature Simon Estes, ames City Council Members and free Ice Cream.  

Storm Water Analyst, Liz Calhoun update listeners of the rescheduled Ioway Creek River Cleanup, also ways you can ensure cleaner water through your own landscaping practices and reviewes some of the landscaping features found throughout the city.

LOCAL TALK 10 May 2022

Originally broadcast 05/10/2022 

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We visit with Ames Area Arts Council, Director, Jennifer Brockpahler as she reviews the awards presented to this year’s volunteers, arts advocates and entrepreneurs, board members, art educators, and highlights their accomplishments.

Awesome Aerial Acrobats event lead by Tyler Harms, Director of Iowa Young Birders in conjunction with Wild Birds Unlimited of Ames and the Octagon Center for the Arts in observance of World Migratory Bird Day will be walking in downtown Ames to look for Chimney Swifts and Common Nighthawks  open to the  public but requested to call WBU (515) 956 3145 to register.

Story County Conservation Naturalist and Environmental EducatorBeth Waage reviews the May and early June events calendar, summer camps camping season (Hickory must be near full)  as well as how interested folks can volunteer their time or become a member of Partners, the Friends Group of the Conservation Board.

Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer for the City of Ames reviews the city council meeting and the bike to work week which will be highlighted by the Mayor’s Bike Ride to the Tedesco Learning Corridor along with 

Recreation Superintendent Kourtney Cort shares spring and summer programming opportunities including classes for kids and adults, Yoga in the Park, and more. Also, she shares how the department continues to recruit for needed summer help.


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