School Attendance, IRIS, and Faculty of Color

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Co-hosts Greta Anderson and Gale Seiler aired together three stories about education. Kathy Hansen, Director of School, Community and Media Relations for the Ames Community School District, and Melissa Asklof, an Americorps Vista member, spoke about Attendance Awareness month. Kay Puttock interviewed Del Christensen, Executive Director of Iowa Resources for International Service (IRIS) about international student exchanges. Julio Cammarota, from the ISU School of Education, and Lerona Lewis, from McGill University in Montreal, brought attention to the hostile reactions faculty of color often face, particularly when they teach about race in their courses, and how this is often evident in negative, racialized comments on course evaluations.

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, NY Explosion, Leadership Ames

Originally broadcast 09/19/2016
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Marc Sophos, who lives a few blocks from where a device exploded in Manhattan, reports on living with danger in New York.

Chinese-born residents of Ames, Cinian Zheng-Durbin, Jingtao Wang, and Dr. T.Y Ku, describe the Mid-Autumn Festival that falls on the Harvest Moon. It is the second most important holiday in China. Zheng-Durbin tells the history of the moon cakes, the story of the goddess who lives in the moon, and other Chinese legends.

Jan Williams, Director of External Business Relations for the Ames Chamber of Commerce, describes the Leadership Ames Program and the work they do developing leadership in business and nonprofits and strengthening community networks.

Underrepresented Faculty at ISU – Past and Present

Originally broadcast 09/16/2016
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Host, Gale Seiler, interviewed Brad Kuennen, the University Archivist at ISU, and Alex Fejfar Projects Coordinator from Ames Historical Society, about the history of women faculty at ISU. In the second half, we were joined by Lisa Larsen, Faculty Fellow for ISU ADVANCE , which focuses on countering the underrepresentation of faculty of color and women faculty in academia. The show concluded with an interview with Baby Dee, an innovative performer who will do a show at KHOI on Sunday September 18 at 2:00 PM as part of the Maximum Ames Music Festival.
 

Politics is Local: Kim Weaver and Education

Originally broadcast 09/15/2016
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Every Thursday morning at 7 a.m. until November 8, the KHOI Local Talk production team brings you political content, focusing on local and state races and local takes on national political trends.

The hour begins with a 30-minute conversation with Kim Weaver, the 4th District Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, on a wide range of topics, including Medicare and Medicaid, her college debt-reduction program, changing the “all or nothing” disability system, and why it may be a good thing for Iowans that Rep. Steve King has been so ineffective (evaluated by InsideGov as the least effective member of Congress).

Next we shine the spotlight on how education figures into the election conversation. We hear audio from the U.S. Parents Involved in Education, a group of homeschoolers advocating for the elimination of the Department of Education. We also hear from Dr. Mandy Ross, associate superintendent of the Ames Community School District, and summarize the positions of candidates in the field.

Story! Festival, Thomas the Tank Engine

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Today's show featured four diverse entertainments going on this weekend in Central Iowa. We started the show with Abby Huff introducing Story! Festival the Storytelling events taking place in Story City September 15 - 17, followed by an interview with La'Ron Williams, one of the featured story tellers.

Next we discussed the upcoming visit of Thomas the Tank Engine to the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad with with Jerri Heid, Youth Services Manager at the the Ames Public Library. Poet Jennifer Knox described Iowa Bird of Mouth, the crowdsourced poetry project for which she was awarded an Iowa Arts Council Fellowship. The project with be introduced to the public at an unusual event at the Ames Public Library including poets, birders and creation of crowdsourced poetry on the spot. We ended with a preview of Fox on the Fairway, a farce opening this Friday at the Boone Community Theatre discussed by Homey Simmonds and Corriann Westvold.

CyRide's 40th, Pipeline Update, Th Wrld Bnk

Originally broadcast 09/12/2016
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On Tuesday, September 13, it will have been 40 years since CyRide first began operating routes as a city operation (before, it had been a private business, subsidized by the city). Karen Jamison, an employee of CyRide since that date, and Bob Bourne, director from 1981-2006, talk about the early days, when the mid-day was still on a Dial-A-Ride basis and drivers and dispatchers had to make up routes on the fly.

We catch up with pipeline news, including North Dakota's issuing an arrest warrant for Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman, who filmed private security guards unleashing vicious dogs and using pepper spray on Native Americans protesting the bulldozing of burial sites. Here in central Iowa, 19 were arrested over the weekend near Pilot Mound, defending the Des Moines River where the pipeline is planned to burrow under; we hear the voice of one public schoolteacher who got hauled off to Boone County Jail along with more "hardened" misdemeanor-doers.

Finally, Jose Mendez and Jon Prosser discuss hiphop and their artistic collaboration: Jose (drummer for Mumfords, Dr. Murdock) does the music and sampling, Jon does vocals. Their new band, Th Wrld Bnk, will open for one of the headliner shows of Maximum Ames, DJ Yella of NWA, at 10:00 PM at DGs on Friday night.

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