LOCAL TALK 7 October 2022

Originally broadcast 10/07/2022 

Local Talk for Friday, October 7, 2022 featured Dennis Hart news summary from the Ames Tribune.

Recently Larry Gullett with the Johnson County Conservation Board facilitated a land transfer to the Ioway Nation.  Erin and Brian Melloy gave a total of 90 acres to the Johnson County Conservation Board that included seven acres to the Ioway Nation of Kansas and Nebraska.  According to Ioway tribal vice-chair, Lance Foster, this is the first land back in Iowa for the Ioway Nation since they were forced to leave in 1838.  

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames announced Ames Repair Café gathering for 10AM at the Ames Public Library for Saturday Oct. 8.  She also invited Joel Zook, Energy Services Director to discuss winter energy costs and ways to conserve energy.  CityofAmes.org website includes contacts and information to have an energy audit conducted on your property.  Smart Energy Rebates and Sun Smart Solar opportunities were discussed.

Mary Wilkins from ISU Extension Story County discussed an upcoming event at the DeMoss Pumpkin Farm west of Gilbert slated for October 22.  Further details can be learned at Extension@iastate.edu/story county or calling 515-337-1601.  Mary also included brief history of extension and the four h’s on their logo that stand for Head, Heart, Hands and Health.

Music was provided by Santana in recognition to ongoing Hispanic Heritage Month until October 15.

LOCAL TALK 4 October 2022

Originally broadcast 10/04/2022 

Story County Board of Health’s Dr. Betsy Matos, the Assistant Director Environmental Health and Safety for Iowa State University Covers the COVID-19 updates, the availability of the bivalent vacination booster, Influenza vaccine availability, Monkey Pox, and information on the upcoming Board of Health mtg this afternoon. 

Feathered Friends Tuesday; WildBirdsUnlimited- Seasonal Transitions (14m38s) we visit about a variety of birds that pass our way or settle here for the winter months during the fall migration.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer for the City of Ames;  Share an upcoming discussion about mental health held in the Ames Public library? Building Official Sara Van Meeteren will discuss how the Inspections Divisions helps ensure public safety. We visit about Fire Safety month, New construction permits, rental concerns and a number of other areas the department is responsible for.

Larry Gullett with the Johnson County Conservation System shares the story of returning to the Ioway part of a land donation to the system (These people in 1838 forced out of their homelands).

Larry will provide the back story to this generous cultural offer to heal ethical, social and spiritual needs.

LOCAL TALK 30 September 2022

Originally broadcast 09/30/2022 

Dennis Hart with a summary of local  news from the pages of our local newspaper. 

Writer, “Ona” McCracken  and her guests; Authors, John T Price and Tom Montgomery-Fate Discuss anupcoming program; Music & Conversation Between Friends

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm The Goldfinch Room at Stephens Auditorium
To celebrate our 1st anniversary, join the Ames Writers Collective for a celebratory evening featuring authors Tom Montgomery Fate and John T. Price
and poet and vocalist, Debra Marquart and The Bone People.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer and Eloise Sahlstrom, Planner with Ames Planning and Housing Department,  we visit about an upcoming meeting Thursday, Oct 6 at Ames Public Library (in the Danfoss Room) Discuss findings from a grant-funded Historic Resource Survey of the Chautauqua Park and Ridgewood Subdivisions (Brookside Park neighborhood).

KHOI’s Pat Schlarbaum had an opportunity to visit with Mike Havlik, naturalist with the Dallas County Conservation Board about the High Trestle Trail Hawk Watch scheduled for Sat. Oct. 8th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

LOCAL TALK 27 September 2022

Originally broadcast 09/27/2022 

Ana McCracken founder of the Ames Writers Collective discussing the first anniversary event on October 1st. Words Meet Art  An event held last year at the Octagon that paired writers with art. Community Outreach  Writing Through Cancer Writing Circles. Swift Youth Writers Workshop. This was a week-long writing workshop funded by a Rotary Club of Ames Community Grant that we held in partnership with the Ames Public Library and other projects as part of this coming weekend celebration. Saturday keynote conversation for  Music in Conversation Between Friends; John T Price and Tom Montgomery-Bates and then following this at C.Y. Stephens in the Goldfinch Room,  Deb Marquart and the “Bone People” will close the event.

Brad Dell, Chair of the Iowa State University Department of Music and Theatre, discussing the inaugural of KHOI program; ISU Music and Theater Radio Hour.  Brad will be producing which starts this Thursday at noon (Carole Horowitz's spot).  Program name or title, subject matter, what peaked your interest to do this? 

Susan Gwiasda Public Information Officer for the City of Ames reminds listeners about the EcoFair this weekend  west of the City Hall and reviews the upcoming council meeting. then shares some remembrances working with Duane Pitcher.    Retiring Finance Director Duane Pitcher will be leaving municipal employment on Friday, Sept. 30. Duane will reflect on his 30 years of being a Finance Director in two cities. Also, his public reception is from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday at City Hall.

Rick Steward; Libertarian Candidate for Governor of Iowa.  Shares his background, reasons he is running for this office and reviews some of his core values and the areas he feels are important and will work on if he is elected..

LOCAL TALK 23 September 2022

Originally broadcast 09/23/2022 

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Dennis Hart provides a summary of the events covered in the newspapers of Iowa and ends his report by thanking our listeners with his upbeat message to “have a safe, healthy and happy week!”   

Jessica Butters with Prairie Rivers of Iowa informs listeners their main office has been  relocated to south Duff Avenue next to the Mucky Duck establishment.  Jessica provides a brief summary of her responsibilites with Prairie Rivers and discusses the basics involved with promoting plantings, and providing good habitat for the numerous native pollinators found in central Iowa.  Jessica also highlights the Prairie Rivers participation in the upcoming Ames EcoFair, will be located in the west lot adjacent to Ames City Hall, and scheduled for Saturday, October 1st from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Information Officer provides a bit more information about the EcoFair and shares that there will be an open house honoring retiring City Finance Director, Duane Pitcher. Parks and Recreation Director, Keith Abraham provides an update on what’s happening in his department; including maintenance to the Ames Dog Park, the ribbon-cutting at Hira Park on Oct. 6, and summarizes the City Council approval to acquire a 50 acre parcel of land for a future park located in the western portion of the city, south of Ontario that encompasses portions of Clear Creek and its watershed.

Wolf Osterreicht provides an “on the spot”  report on the birds and otther critters he’s observed this morning in Ada Hayden Heritage Park.  Wolf will be checking with us periodically over the next few months.


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