Rise for Climate Action in Ames, Emergency Preparedness Month

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 09/10/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa in the news during the past week.
Saturday, September 8th was a global day of action:  Rise For Climate, Jobs, and Justice. In Ames, concerned citizens organized a meeting to brainstorm local actions that can be taken to address the climate crisis. Erv Klaas, ISU Professor Emeritus in Animal Ecology Mary Richards, lawyer and former Story County Attorney,  reported on the meeting and ideas that were generated. There was a decision to form an advocacy group to work with local public representatives on the city and county levels, to address climate change, The newly formed group will meet on October 8 at 7 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 1015 N Hyland Ave. New participants are welcome to join in the meeting.  For information, contact Rev Klaas at ervklaas50010@yahoo.com or at 515-233-3327. 
Keith Morgan, Story County Emergency Management Coordinator talks about emergency preparedness, this being Emergency preparedness awareness month. 

FEMA training:  https://community.fema.gov/until-help-arrives#interactive.  

Tariffs and Iowa Farmers, Ames Tribune Speaks

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 09/07/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of local News from the pages of the Ames Tribune.
Mr. Howard Hill, hog farmer from Cambridge as well as soybean, corn, and cattle farmer and former President of the National Pork Producers Council, discusses tariffs and how it affects Iowa farmers. 

Michael Crumb, Chief Editor of the Ames Tribune, discusses being a local newspaper media ethics in the current adversarial climate, and claims of "Fake news" and the NY Times anonymous revelations about the White House.  

First Nations and Pufferbilly Days

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 09/05/2018
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The program started with Dennis Hart's summary of news from local papers followed by a report from Susan Franzen, who joined the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March on its stop in Ames on Day 3 of the 8-day march.  As the gear trucks arrived ahead of the marchers,  she was welcomed by one of the organizers, Sarah Spain, and "Veggie Thumper," the cook from the colorful food truck. Since the issues surrounding Eminent Domain and the upcoming landowners' lawsuit were well-covered on KHOI last week, she turned her attention to the significant First Nations presence in the march.  We heard from Donielle WanateeFoxy JacksonJimmie Tidwell, Christine Nobiss, and Lakasha, as well farmer-marcher Sarah Byrnes.  As they marched the fourteen miles from Ames to the Boone County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Boone was preparing for it's biggest annual festival -- Pufferbilly Days.  Alyssa Knudsen, of the Boone Chamber of Commerce, was on hand to tell us about it.  The program ended with Points to Ponder by Maggie Westvold recalling her most influential teacher.  

Labor Day 2018

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 09/03/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a summary of Iowa in the past week's news. 

Dennis Hart gives a brief history of Labor Day and Labor Unions in the USA and then speaks with Dan Homan - President of Iowa American Federation of State, County, and Municipal EmployeesIowa AFSCME Council 61, about the state of unions today in America and about what Labor Day means to him. 

Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen, Ames City Council Woman-at-Large, gives a review of Ames City Council decisions and issues.  

Climate Mobilization, Rodeos, Monarchs, Deer and Squirrels

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 08/31/2018
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Dennis Hart provides local news of the past week from the pages of the Ames Tribune.

Ames residents Erwin Klaas and Mary Richards, who organize The Climate Circle, invite you to a local workshop being planned for the national day of action: Rise For Climate on September 8th. Local residents are invited to hear speakers and discuss how to bring about local actions that significantly addresses "climate emergency." The workshop/forum will be held on September 8 from 1-4 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1015 Hyland Ave in Ames.

The national organization Climate Mobilization has been supporting local efforts; Nichol Harris Director of from Climate Mobilization speaks to us from New York City about how Ames' efforts connect with national initiatives.

New Local Talk reporter Tami Kuhn describes the rodeo in Nevada.

As monarchs currently gather to migrate to Mexico Stephanie Shepherd, from the Department of Natural Resources, explains the story of Monarchs and their heroic journey.

Hosts Dennis Hart and Ursula Ruedenberg kick off their new feature: "The Wild Ones" - stories of encounters with wild animals in daily life. We talked about deer and squirrels we know, but we want your stories. Send them to khoiradio@gmail and we'll read them on the air.  

Marshalltown recovery, Farmers Climate March and Road construction update

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 08/29/2018
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Joel Green, Mayor of Marshalltown, gives an update on that town's recovery efforts after the July 19th tornado that destroyed hundreds of structures.

Ed Fallon from Bold Iowa and Tesida Barfoot explain the “First Action-Farmer climate march,” a contingent of Iowans who are marching 95 miles through Central Iowa from Sept 1-8. The march will begin in Des Moines and will end in Fort Dodge to raise awareness of the upcoming September 12 hearing before the Iowa Supreme Court of a lawsuit claiming illegal use of eminent domain, from Iowa landowners where the Dakota Access Pipeline has been laid and the Iowa Sierra Club.

Mark Ganseo- City of Ames engineer, gives a road construction update for the Ames, including how construction will affect area drivers.

Maggie Westvolt delights us with a new “Points to Ponder” about: “Lutefisk and other Scandinavian desserts”.  


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