Chris Deal gave us a follow up on the Community Academy and other community programs built in Jefferson to prepare students in Greene County and towns in western Iowa for high tech jobs, some connected with a consortium called THE FORGE. Following that we learned from Ronald Cox the director of CIRAS (Center for Research and Service) Since 1963 CIRAS has been partnering with Iowa companies and communities to help them prosper and grow. We closed the program with a visit to the Ames Celebration of Juneteenth organized by Black Lives Matter where we spoke of A'Ja Lyons about issues of injustice that still need to be addressed.
Sam Wormley, Cohost of KHOI’s Science Bytes shares the observation that day length is shortening as we revolve around our sun. Learn about the new Miracle Park located adjacent Inis Grove Park: Ursula Ruedenberg interviews users of the new park. We review the information about the ribbon cutting ceremony that will be held on the 26th of June ( originally scheduled for November of 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19 precautions. Michayla Vande Berg, ISU Extension Agricultural and Natural Resources Coordinator visits with us about the numerous youth and extension activities scheduled for the upcoming month. Energy Services Coordinator Kayley Barrios Lain for the City of Ames. Updates us on progress as we witness the growth of more hybrid and electric vehicle use. Discusses the location of additional charging stations; availability, location and charge time of the stations these fast charge units: How long, location of charge stations, and additional installations, near the intersection of Hgwy 30/I35 and ribbon cutting for commissioning these.
Listen to the DonnaLonna Kitchen live - Tuesdays at noon (repeated Tuesday at 7:00 PM) on KHOI 89.1 MHz. Chef Donna Prizgintas and farmer, artist Lonna Nachtigal explore the local food scene with lively discussion and good humor. DLK talks about food, farming, recipes, advice, opinions and more.
Listen to Capitol Week - in-depth information about local politics and Iowa government hosted by Laura Belin and Dennis Hart. Laura and Dennis take an in-depth look at the week’s legislative actions, government agencies, the governor, and other events that affect the Iowa government. This show takes you behind the scenes, as lawmakers and elected officials act on matters that affect you and your family.
Dennis Hart reviews the news for this week from the pages of the Ames Tribune.
Josie Mulvihill (Mol Va Hill) is a young woman from Des Moines Iowa who spoke recently at a Black Lives Matter gathering. Josie was interviewed by KHOI reporter, Pat Schlarbaum, to learn more about, “How the murder of George Floyd has changed our perspectives.”
Keith reviews summer camps and activities started this week, updates the celebration for the Miracle Park and Field is scheduled for June 26th and provides an update on the new dock construction at Ada Hayden updates on parks and new projects!