Ed Fallon, Indigenous Iowa, Velveteen Rabbit

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/28/2018
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Ed Fallon was with us today to introduce listeners to his weekly show on KHOI ("Fallon Forum" - Wednesdays from 4-5 pm.) and to  talk about the book he’s just finished “Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim his memoir from the 2014 Great March for Climate Action.  He also discussed his alliance with Indigenous Iowa.  After we left Ed, we spoke with Christine Nobiss, co-founder of Indigenous Iowa and Little Creek Camp, and Lacosha, a veteran from Standing Rock, who were members of the First Nations Farmer Climate Unity March organized by Bold Iowa and Indigenous Iowa.  Then Allen Gildehaus and Evan Taylor interviewed Larry Knudsen, who is DJ Larry K for KHO's show "Indigenous In Music." We closed out the show with Tammy Dickenson-Ferrell, director of Judge Story’s Theatre Troupe’s Christmas Play the Velveteen Rabbit, describing the fun of working with young children in this Children's Theatre Play.  

Sand Hill Cranes & Having a Restaurant at 16 Years Old

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/26/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a roundup of last week's stories of Iowa in the news.

Pat Schlarbaum introduces us to sand hill cranes, which are making a return to Iowa.

Aladdin Al Katheri, KHOI Wednesday and Friday studio engineer for Local Talk, tells us about owning a restaurant when he was a teenager,  his remarkable personal story about success, money, class, friendship, and mentor-ship in diverse community. 

Crystal Davis from Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau gives a spectacular rundown of fun things to do in our area during December. Check it all out!  

Smiles, Laughs, and Ecstatic Outbursts, the Wild Turkey, Innovation in Housing Policy

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/23/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of local news from the past week form the pages of the Ames Tribune.

Eric McIntyre, director of the Central Iowa Symphony, gives us a preview of "Smiles, Laughs, and Ecstatic Outbursts," the next concert by the Central Iowa Symphony, which will be held in the Ames City  Auditorium on Friday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m."  

We are introduced to the wild turkeys.

Ames Progressive Alliance members speak with Ames city planner Julie Gould about housing and innovative housing alternatives, including some Ankeny projects.  

Picking corn for Thanksgiving and The Nevada Journal

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/21/2018
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With a different take on an old-fashioned Thanksgiving  Virtus Brockman, a farmer who moved to Marshall County in 1926, recalled picking corn by hand -- even on Thanksgiving Day.  Our weather report included information about how to get the most up to date information from the National Weather Servicewww.noaa.gov  Continuing our programs on topics in Nicholas Johnson's Columns of Democracy, we featured local newspapers in our area with an interview from Marlys Barker of the Nevada JournalMaggie Westvold wrapped up the program with a "Points to Ponder," telling how her experiences at KHOI have taught her not fear the microphone.  She's learned not only that it doesn't bite, but that it's fun to work with others on the Local Talk team.  

Great Harvest Bakery and Cafe, Local Media and Democracy, White Breasted Nuthatches

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/19/2018
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Following Dennis Hart's update on the Iowa news, we were visited by Kim Sharp, owner of the Great Harvest Bakery and Cafe that just opened at 502  Burnett  Ave. in Ames, who told us the unique story of how Great Harvest came to Ames.  Ursula Ruedenberg played a brief clip from the talk Nicholas Johnson gave last Friday night about the vital role of local media and democracy.  And Pat Schlarbaum brought us a phenology about white breasted nuthatches as well as a tribute to his friend, Tim Mason, who was instrumental in re-introducing peregrine falcons to the cliffs along the Mississippi in eastern Iowa.  

Support your Local Community Radio, KHOI

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/16/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of the past week's local news, from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

As part of the KHOI membership drive time, local talk hosts Ursula Ruedenberg, Pat Schlarbaum, and Maggie Wesvolt share their own personal perspectives on why community radio and KHOI are precious, and why listeners should donate to KHOI

KHOI invites people to come off the street to do broadcasting and a blooper reel" is heard here, of Local Talk's hosts learning to talk on the radio.  


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