ISU Student-Run Farm, 4th of July & Other Public Fun

June 29, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 06/29/2015
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KHOI summer Intern Varad Diwate brings back a report from a visit to the ISU-operated Organic Farm. Bryn Takale, the student manager of the farm, is live in the studio and explains the operation.

Allyson Walter from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau gives a detailed introduction to what will happen in Ames for the 4th of July celebrations. Fireworks will happen on Friday the 3rd. Pancake breakfast at City Hall and the parade will be on the 4th. A listing of events for Ames Independence Weekend Events, includes a printable document,

A tip of the hat to arguably the greatest bass guitarist of all time, Chris Squire of the Progressive Rock group Yes. Chris died on Saturday at the age of 67.

Young People: Building a Fort; Breaking Down Stereotypes

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

Originally broadcast 06/26/2015
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Stories about and by young people in Central Iowa were the focus of this show with co-hosts Gale Seiler and Max Eness. Max and Thea Brenner produced a story about a group of 8th graders who built a fort in Munn Woods in Ames and their efforts to keep it there despite orders from Ames Parks & Recreation to take it down. Members of Al Éxito, an organization that supports Latino young people in Iowa, were in the studio. They talked about their summer program in which the young people wrote and recorded their individual stories to counter the single story and negative stereotypes often constructed about Latinos/as. We heard from Dawn Martinez Oropeza and Yesenia Ayala, as well as these Latino/a youth: Ana, Monica, Alex, Abel, and Yajaira. A list of upcoming appearances by Presidential candidates was shared.

Collins Days, Lake Robbins Dance Hall and High Society Big Band

June 24, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 06/24/2015
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Howard Hammond of Slater, Gina McAndrews of Ames and Paul Wierson from Story City speak with Dave Struthers from Collins Iowa. Struthers describes the Collins Days town festival that will occur this Friday and Saturday.

We hear a recording of a road trip taken by Paul Wierson and KHOI producer Susan Franzen to speak with Kathy and Ron Klein of Huxley, members of the High Society Big Band who will perform at the Lake Robbins Dance Hall in Dallas County.

Susan and Paul then go to Dallas County to speak with Lynn Wilkinson, owner of the Lake Robbins Dance Hall. Lynn tells the story of the distinguished history and culture of this Lake Robbins' long existence.

Finally, in Tuning in To Agriculture, Hammond, McAndrews, and Paul Wierson describe growing up on dairy farms and discuss how dairy farming has changed over the years.

Ames Downtown Bike Night and Ames Bicyle Coalition

June 22, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

Originally broadcast 06/22/2015
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Two stories about different kinds of bikes are featured in today's show--motor bikes and the kind of bikes that burn only cholesterol and human calories. The First Main Street Bike Night, which took place in downtown Ames on Friday evening, June 19, is featured in our first segment. Later in the show Dan DeGeest, of the Ames Bicycle Coaliton, talks about the proposal for a new bike trail (to be presented informally to the Ames City Council on Tuesday June 23, and formally decided by the City Council on July 14). The proposed bike trail would provide a safe biking route from West Ames to Campustown, and also a safe route to the new Middle School. The proposed bike trail is made possible by the potential buyout from Breckenridge corporation by the City of the site of the old Middle School.

This show also features an update from Ron Edwards, Supervisor of the Ames Animal Shelter, and a report from the Ames chapter of Amnesty International, featuring an interview with Mary Sand, co-leader of this chapter.

Youth Voices of Central Iowa

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

Originally broadcast 06/15/2015
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The theme of the show was young people in Central Iowa. Max Ennes contributed a segment that he co-produced with Thea Brenner, both students at Ames High School. Their witty ideas on social media use were captured in their Teen Zone Report. Four podcasts from the Story County Stories Project were aired. They were produced by Leah Smith, Aaron Lewis, Michael Spencer, Jr., and Jordan Newbanks, who were Seniors at Ames High School this past year. And Gale Seiler brought us the story of Yesenia Ayala, a youth leader from the organization called Al Exito, serving Latino youth in Iowa. The show also aired Belinda Merritt’s weekly music update, and we shared a list of upcoming appearances of Presidential candidates.

History of Relations with Post-Soviet Russia

June 17, 2015 - 7:00am -- ron

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Cornelia Flora spoke with Neil Harl about why and how he started the Center for International Agricultural Finance at ISU in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Susan Franzen spoke with Susan Lassila about how she started the original Iowa House (1994-2002) to provide lodging primarily for guests brought to Iowa State University during those years. Del Christianson followed with the story of IRIS, Iowa Resource for International Service (IRIS) , which continues the support of citizen ambassadors welcoming visitors from around the world. Greta Anderson introduced a new Local Talk feature, "Tuning in to Agriculture" with an interview about cover crops with Sarah Carlson from Practical Farmers of Iowa. Appropriate music from international farmers was featured.

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