ACVB, Maximum Ames, Immigration Forum

Originally broadcast 08/31/2015
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Co-hosts Gale Seiler and Ursula Ruedenberg brought us an interview with Allyson Walter and Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen, from Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau, who filled us in on public events coming up in September. Nate Logsdon was in the studio with music and information about the Maximum Ames Music Festival, which will take place from SeptEMBER 10 - 13 in downtown Ames. There was also a report from a forum called Unite Iowa on Immigration that took place on Saturday in Storm Lake and included two presidential candidates, Lincoln Chaffee and Martin O’Malley.

Ames Youth Shine

Originally broadcast 08/28/2015
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As guest PIPES (see below) says, "It's all about the kids." Host Greta Anderson (and literature Ph.D.) gives a thumbs-up review to a remarkable novel by 14-year-old Ames resident, Lucas Bleyle, also known as one of the "Fort Kids," and speaks with Lucas about the book's themes, his writing practice, and goals in writing. His sci-fi adventure novel, The Scavengers, depicts future Earth as a Wasteland on which Earth's former inhabitants, most of whom have moved to a larger planet called The Clean World, dump their trash. Then Teenz Zone hosts Max Eness and Thea Brenner put their spin on the topic of political cynicism. We begin the show with hour with Alex Fejfer, project director at the Ames Historical Society, telling us the background of the unique commercial district on West Street, as our ongoing segment "Why is That?" We end it with a phone call to "PIPES", the emcee for tonight's (postponed due to rain) Bike Night, who shares his vision of this type of community event.

Cycling and Fall Mushrooms

Listen Here Now Originally broadcast 08/26/2015
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As beautiful Fall weather sets in, all things cycling is discussed - and mushroom hunting.

Lisa Hein, from the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation describes the origins and features of the High Trestle Trail and Bridge.

Ames Bicycle Coalition reports on National Night Out.

Damion Pregitzer, City of Ames Chief Traffic Engineer, explains how the Ames Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

Long Range Transportation Plan Update for the City of Ames addresses the increased demand for biking routes and other accomodations for bicycling in the city. Trevin Ward from the responds to the plan and discusses bukers' needs.

"Tuning Into Agriculture" : KHOI reporter Jim Werbel and Delphin Douglas talking about mushrooms in Fall.

Nicholas Johnson, Legacy Learning, School Board, Immigration

Listen Here Now Originally broadcast 08/24/2015
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Co-hosts Gale Seiler and Ursula Ruedenberg told about the KHOI Birthday Celebration that took place on Sunday and played excerpts from the talk given by Nicholas Johnson, former FCC member. His complete talk will be aired on KHOI’s Heart of Iowa on Thursday at noon.

Reporter Kay Puttock interviewed Maureen Seamonds about Legacy Learning in a community appreciation segment. Anne Kinzel and Victoria Shopinski, from the Ames Progressive Alliance, told about the School Board Candidate Forum on Tuesday, September 8 at the Ames Public Library. It will begin at 5:30 PM with an ice cream social, followed by the forum at 6:30 PM.

From Jan Flora, we learned about an upcoming forum called #UniteIowaOnImmigration. This will be on Saturday, August 29 starting at 2:30 PM, and several presidential candidates will participate.

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