Jobs In Industrial Technology

January 28, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 01/28/2015
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County Reporters Jim Werbel and Susan Franzen took a road trip to Huxley to talk with Ballard High School Principal John Ronca and Industrial Technology teacher Nick Steenhagen about the High School Industrial Technology program, then went to KREG Tool Company to learn from President and CEO Todd Sommerfeld why he gave the program a $60,000 grant. To continue that conversation about providing job seekers with skills for jobs in advanced technology we called Kimberlee Gregory, program manager of Project Iowa. For further perspective KHOI’s “Blue Collar Philosopher,” Lance Sumpter, joined us to tell his story. We closed out the hour by reading selections from Jon Lloyd’s article in the Boone New Republican about Larry Dau’s first place photo award in the 2014 Orscheln Farm & Home Wildlife Photo Contest.

State of the Community, 1961 Musical, Pay2Play Film

January 26, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

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The State of the Community Report for the City of Ames was presented on Thursday January 22. Linda Murken and Mary Sand from the Ames League of Women Voters help us review audio clips from the presentations made by: Mayor Ann Campbell, Ames School Board President Luke Deardorff, Mary Greeley Medical Center Board of Trustees Chairwoman Sarah Buck Story County Supervisor Rick Sanders, Miles Lackey, Associate Vice President and chief of staff to Iowa State University President Steven Leath.

Creating Opportunities

January 23, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 01/23/2015
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Co-hosts Gale Seiler and Ursula Ruedenberg brought us voices from a forum held in Ames about the need for legislation that would allow driver's licenses for anyone, regardless of immigration status. Maria Gonzalez, Maria Alcivar, and Story County Sheriff Paul Fitzgerald spoke at the forum.

Dr. Katherine Richardson Bruna, from ISU, told about ISU 4U Promise—a joint initiative between ISU and Des Moines Public Schools that will provide students attending two elementary schools in underserved communities in Des Moines the chance to earn tuition awards to attend ISU.

National Day of Service, MLK Day, Healthiest Ames

January 19, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 01/19/2015
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    Guest host Lauris Olson and co-host Gale Seiler talk to:
  • Ashley Maurer of the Volunteer Center of Story County about Day of Service projects happening around Story County
  • ISU students describing how MLK Day was observers in their respective K-12 schools
  • Viveca Dillard and Damarius Fleming about the significance of MLK Day to black students, schools and families
  • Local residents about the movie, Selma, and how it portrays Dr. King in the days leading up to the historic march in Alabama
  • Each other about the history of the holiday and its strong association with service
  • Cheryl Langston, co-chairperson of the Healthiest Ames Initiative, about the $75,000 matching grant the group received two weeks ago
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