Decorah Eagles, Emergency Management, Ames Zoning

February 27, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

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Story County is transitioning to a new system for mass emergency notifications under the statewide Homeland Security. Melissa Spencer, deputy coordinator for Story County Emergency Management explains the change, which is scheduled to go into effect on March 1st. Ms. Spencer gives information about how to get critical messages on your cell phone and by email. Sign up for Story County Emergency Alerts

Iowa House Representative Chip Baltimore introduced State House Bill that would challenge Ames zoning ordinances restricting the use of dwellings in residential low-density and urban-core-medium-residential zones to no more than 3 unrelated people. Baltimore explains his bill. Ames Mayor Ann Campbell, who has spoken against the bill, responds and gives reasons for supporting the current zoning and Home Rule, the power of a constituent part of a state to exercise such of the state's powers of governance within its own administrative area that have been decentralized to it by the central government.
Iowa Code 216.8a.1 Fair Housing
Iowa Code 216, definition of "familial status"

We start the show with a peek at the Decorah eagles, whose yearly rearing of eaglets is viewable on line via web cam. The Decorah eagles just laid 3 eggs, and end it with a discussion of upcoming performance, Bach Had 10 Children, with Co'Motion Dance Theater's artistic director, Valerie Williams.






Aldo Leopold and The Keeney Place

February 25, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 02/25/2015
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Dennis Keeney was with us to talk about his autobiography "The Keeney Place" which was just released last month. Dennis carried his story from a lively description of the life of a farm boy in the 1940s and 50s through university training in scientific agriculture that led him to become the first director of the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Cornelia Flora was also in the studio to carry forward reflections about the significance of sustainable agriculture and prospects for the road ahead. Later in the program Erv Klaas joined us to discuss Aldo Leopold and "The Land Ethic," part of the event "Ames Reads Leopold", March 2:00 - 5:00 PM, at the Ames Public Library.

Marty Miller concluded the program with an introduction to the music of The Harmaleighs, who will be in concert at the Pantorium on Wednesday, March 11, at 7:00 PM.

Theologian in Residence, NCORE, ISCORE

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

Originally broadcast 02/23/2015
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Guest journalist Lauris Olson previews the Theologian in Residence program that will be happening on February 28 at the Ames United Church of Christ. This program started in 1984. Over the years, most of the theologians have specialized in the words of religion. This year, they are experts in the music giving workshops on music.

Then Greta Anderson shares a story of how homelessness can happen when least expected and the cost of being the working poor for one central Iowa family. On Friday, she spoke with a woman who is scheduled to have a C-section that day. This Thursday will mark her last day in the Ames Motor Lodge, the hotel on East Lincoln Way where Emergency Residence Project houses families on an emergency basis. Vic Moss, the shelter’s director, has been helping this family. For more information on how you can help call (515) 232-8075 or by email.

Finally, our KHOI Intern Jazmine Murguia covered the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE) / Iowa State Conference on Race and Ethnicity (ISCORE) program at ISU. That will be happening March 6th. Jazmine's two guests were Japannah Kellogg, director of the student services support program at Iowa State, and Dequan Burnside, an Iowa State sophomore. Japannah Kellogg has also been involved with the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity. Dequan Burnside attended the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity last May and is going to present at this year’s ISCORE on March 6th.


February 20, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 02/20/2015
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This show, with co-hosts Jim Werbel and Kay Puttock focuses on addictions. We preserve the anonymity of three guests who appear under pseudonyms (Jane Doe, Al Doe and Frank Doe). The fourth guest is therapist who's an expert on addictions, Michelle De La Riva of Community and Family Resources.

We start with the difficult topic of sex addiction, and Jane Doe describes her own experience of more than twenty years of marriage to a sex addict. Then her case is discussed by therapist Michelle De La Riva.

In the second part of the show, Al and Frank, two long-term members of Alcoholics Anonymous, discuss their experience of addiction and recovery, focusing on the help and support they have experienced in AA.

City Administrators Roundtable

February 18, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 02/18/2015
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City Administrators John Haldeman of Huxley, Elizabeth Hansen of Nevada, Mark Jackson of Story City, and Luke Nelson of Boone joined veteran journalist and today's co-host Lauris Olson for a roundtable discussion of the opportunities and challenges of running four very distinct and thriving communities in our KHOI listening area. Later in the program, Outdoor Columnist Todd Burras spoke with co-host Susan Franzen about the Great Backyard Bird Count 2015.

Lunar New Year and AHS Jazz

February 16, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

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KHOI Intern Jazmin Murguia interviews two ISU students about the festivities surrounding the holiday: Cindy Le, a Vietnamese-American student, and Han Xiao Hu, a Chinese student who helped organize this year's Chinese New Year celebration at ISU. Then, we are visited by two young jazz musicians from Ames High School, Jonah DeGeest and Patrick Jasper. They will perform with the Ames High Jazz Bands at the Ames High School this Thursday. Finally, correspondent Kay Puttock brings us Michele Roling, clinical care coordinator for ISU Student Counseling Services and co-founder of Eating Disorders Coalition of Iowa who describes the events planned for 2015 Eating Disorders Awareness week (Feb. 19-27), and some of the startling facts about eating disorders in society today.

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