Originally broadcast 02/27/2015
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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.