May 5, 2015 - 8:52pm -- ursula

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Come to KHOI's Pledge Drive Wrap-Up Party

Saturday May 2nd
7:00  PM…until the party’s over
KHOI, 410 Douglas Avenue, Ames


Help us give DJ Wayde of KHOI’s “Pop Around the World” a warm send-off, as he heads off to graduate school in California. We will recognize his great DJ work at KHOI and then he will take you through a simulated and abbreviated demonstration of how he produces “Pop Around the World,” with music videos and other videos of the performers.

Katy Swalwell, Assistant Professor of Education at the ISU School of Education, will give a preview of her innovative new educational tool: ADVENTURES IN IOWA HISTORY. Katy will introduce us to some of the stories included in this summer’s course: IOWA AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. You will be amazed at what you learn about important roles Iowans have had! Katy will also tell you more about this free course open to all history lovers.

We promise you will learn something new from your fascinating neighbors!

The Fruits of Our Labor

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

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Today, we share the "fruits" of two different collaborations of KHOI with students in our community:

Last winter, co-host Gale Seiler and station manager Ursula Ruedenberg visited Ames High School to share a few pointers on radio production with the senior English classes, and KHOI hosted student visits to our studio. These students were in the process of interviewing an elder of their choice. Meanwhile, last fall, Gale and co-host Greta Anderson brought elementary students in the Raising Readers program to share their book reports, and again this spring, Lonna Nachitgal recorded their poems at the library.

First up on today’s show, Gale and Greta air some of these amazing high school student interviews and talk with Joe Brekke, who joins us in the studio. Then, we play some of the elementary students’ original creations, with all their inimitable charm. The wisdom and talent in our community is boundless, and KHOI is here to bring it to you!

Ames History Mural

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

Originally broadcast 04/24/2015
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The Ames History Mural, located in Tom Evans Plaza near the west side of Main Street in Ames was painted in 2003 by Ursula Ruedenberg and Jane Graham, in partnership with the City of Ames Public Arts Commission and funded by more than 75 individuals and businesses. The mural is scheduled to be demolished in a few weeks.

Owner of the building where the mural resides, Randy Pyle, explains the mural is coming down becasue the building is being renovated.

Kerry Dixon from the City of Ames Public Arts Commission explains the process from the city's point of view and gives some history of how the project started. Arts Advocate Carole Horowitz and former Public Arts Commissioner (who was seated when the mural was painted) talks about the meaning of this project as well as public art in general in Ames.

Artists Graham and Ruedenberg describe how the mural was made. Also, former artistic collaborator Jeanne Griffin O'Neil, who was part of Ames Mural movement in the 1970's, speaks about that inspiring era via telephone from East Grand Forks, MN.

Earth Day 2015

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

The first half of today's program was Susan Franzen's interview with Chris Anderson, Assistant Director of the Climate Science Program at ISU, and Katharine Hayhoe, Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, who will present the Earth Day Lecture, “Climate Urgency & How Farmers and Businesses Can Take the Lead”, an Iowa State University Lecture podcast broadcast by permission.

Pat Schlarbaum's phenology report was a tribute to Rachel Carson and her influence in the legislation that led to the survival of the Peregrine Falcon and its return to Iowa. Then Pat spoke with Larry Stone, Jon Stravers, and Mark Edwards about how Earth Day has developed in the past 25 years.

Incarcerated Women, MICA, Sesquicentennial Time Capsule

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

Originally broadcast 04/20/2015
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Rachel WilliamsCo-host Gale Seiler provided an interview with Rachel Williams about her work with incarcerated women in Iowa, and Kay Puttock shared a conversation with Sierra Stevens from Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) about the WIC program that they administer.  Casie Vance, the Executive Director of the Ames Historical Society, and Susan Gwiasda, the Public Relations Officer for the City of Ames, were in the KHOI studio to talk about the Ames Sesquicentennial time capsule, and Susan Franzen reported on the collapse of the oldest building in Kelley, IA.

Food Security, Colt Walkers, and Wiccan Wisdom

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

Originally broadcast 04/17/2015
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Co-host Greta Anderson shares an interview with Dr. Philip McMichael, sociology professor at Cornell University who also works at the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome representing social movements of smallholder farmers, forest-dwellers, and indigenous peoples who produce up to 70% of the world's food and who are being dispossessed of their land by industrial agriculture and biofuel concerns. Dr. McMichael spoke on the ISU campus this week, and was joined in the studio by a grad student from one of the groups who brought him here, Gabrielle Roesch-McNally. Then, Belinda Merritt interviews Fred Love of the band the Coltwalkers, who have their first album out and are playing at DG's Taphouse on Saturday, and Fred plays a song live. Finally, Cynthia McClure interviews Liz Rohret of Ames about what it takes to become a Wiccan priestess and how Wiccans deal with other people's fears.

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