Chautauqua, Fiddles, and Wine

Listen Here Now Originally broadcast 10/07/2015
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Hosts Fritz Franzen and Susan Franzen set off on a country road trip which turned into an adventure of discovery for the community events at last Saturday’s “That Chautauqua Thing” in Webster City, described by Jean Eells, Maureen Seamonds, and Mike Brandrup of Legacy Learning. They were able to get a picture of Levi and Clancy Kroese just before their wedding at Mulberry Center Church in Wilson Brewer Park, visit the Brigg's Woods Park Cabins , and hear from Mary Schaffer-Losure and Dave Losure of Flying Pig Fiddle and Banjo as well as attending the wine tasting before Webster City Community Theatre Company's production of "Drinking Habits." Tuning in to Agriculture was visit with vintner Ann Swink from Soldier Creek Winery near Fort Dodge with mention of the fledgling Backcountry Winery near Stratford.

photo credit: Levi and Clancy Kroese

ISU Race Forum, an Immigrant's Story, Safety Tips

Originally broadcast 10/05/2015
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Co-host Gale Seiler brings us audio from last Wednesday's ISU Discussion on Race, Diversity and Inclusion , a forum organized by a newly formed student group, Students against Bigotry. At the forum, students presented their experience of racism on campus, including the incident at the Cy-Hawk tailgate, to President Leath and other administrators. Then, we hear the story of a 19-year-old Mexican who immigrated to the U.S. six months ago when his family's finances collapsed. He now lives in central Iowa attending high school, working two jobs, sending money home and saving for college. Finally, Keith Morgan of Story County Emergency Management Agency gives us safety tips for the coming season.

Iowa Resource for International Students (IRIS)

Originally broadcast 10/02/2015
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Today's show highlights international exchange opportunities in Ames. I talked to Del Christianson, the executive director of IRIS regarding bringing international visitors to Ames. This was followed with an interview with Joan Herwig, a local club leader in friendship force, about the exchange of people traveling around the world. Finally, Susan Gwiasda, the public relations officer for the City of Ames talked about city events for the month of October.

Community Theatre

Listen Here Now Originally broadcast 09/30/2015
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Today's show featured the community theatres in our listening area. Stan Rabe and Loween Getter discussed the Ames Community Theatre (ACTORS) production of Nunsense, which is going on the road when it opens at the Story City Grand Opera House this Saturday, October 3. Loween continued the nun-based theme by telling about the Webster City Community Theatre's Drinking Habits, also opening this weekend. The Reverend Mother Mary Regina (Rebecca Mascussi) called in to question the Lutheran customs of Story City. We then spoke with Lynn Arterburn, assistant director of Death Trap, about the Ankeny Community Theatre's thriller also opening this weekend. The Boone Community Theatre was represented by John Hoffman announcing tryouts for the December show, Barefoot in the Park. Information about theatres, tickets and times, as well as a list of members of the Iowa Community Theatre Association is available in links below. Today's Tuning into Agriculture, brought to you by Greta Anderson, features a conversation with Jim Hightower, who will be speaking at Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement's 40th Birthday Bash this Saturday.

* photo courtesy of ACTORS Inc.
Hosts: Paul Wierson and Susan Franzen

October events, Sri Lankan star, and Eid al Adha

Listen Here Now Originally broadcast 09/28/2015
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Allyson Walter of the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau provides a preview of the bustling month of October in central Iowa.

Then, host Greta Anderson takes us inside the Darul Arqum Islamic Center for the celebration of Eid al Adha, Islam's second most-important holiday. Finally, we welcome back Onalie Ariyabandhu, who received her bachelors degree from I.S.U. in Spring of 2014 and returned to her country of Sri Lanka, where she became a Social Change Entrepreneur for the UN Population Fund, with her project "100 Voices", a social media-based campaign to change attitudes toward gender violence in her country. She speaks tonight (09/28/2015) at 8:00 PM in the Sun Room of Memorial Union.

Only in Iowa

Originally broadcast 09/25/2015
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This show covered the recent International Peace Walk at Ada Hayden Heritage Park (sponsored by IRIS), the history and development of the Octagon Art Festival taking place September 27th on Ames Main Street, and a discussion between two veteran reporters talking about covering the Iowa Caucuses.

Photo Credit: Farwell Brown Photo Archive, Courtesty of Ames Public Library

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