Remembering Boris Nemtsov, Iowa's Native Creatures

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

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We start the hour with wildlife correspondent Pat Schlarbaum's discussion of the prairie chicken, and two events on April 4 celebrating the wild splendour of their mating dance. Then host Greta Anderson shares an interview she had with Ames resident Peter Novotorov about Boris Nemtsov, the most prominent critic of the Kremlin who was assassinated February 27. Peter shared a long history with Nemtsov, and participated in Nemtsov's path-breaking work to bring democracy to Nizhny Novgorod in the early 1990s when Nemtsov was Governor of that state. We conclude with correspondent Susan Franzen's reflections on the monarch butterfly, and all species, with guests Mark Harris, a long-time observer of the monarch, Brian Meyer, part of a new statewide initiative to restore monarch habitat, and Molly Nagel, artist working with children in making costumes for the All Species Parade to be held April 25 in Ames.

Founders Of Story City, Boone, Huxley, and Slater

March 25, 2015 - 12:20pm -- ron

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The first part of the program was a round table discussion led by host Paul Wierson, with Kate Feil of the Story City Historical Society, Pamela Schwartz of Boone County Historical Society, Nels Nord of Huxley Historical Society, and Barb Mallon of the Slater Area Historical Association.

Photo credit: Huxley Historical Society

Stories from Ames and Guerrero

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

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Co-hosts Greta Anderson and Gale Seiler had three guests in the studio.
They spoke with Linda Hanson, the clinic director for Primary Health Care in Ames, a non-profit health clinic that serves low-income clients and is opening a new clinic in West Ames. She invited people to their Open House on Thursday, March 26 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM.
Derek Crisler talked about the making of his 16-minute documentary on the Ames Public Library's move and "renewal", which recently won a "Best in Show" from the Best of the Midwest Video Fest.

Dr. Frans Schryer, author of They Never Come Back: A Story of Undocumented Workers from Mexico discussed his book and his work in Mexico and the U.S. Dr. Schryer will be speaking on Tuesday March 24th at 7:00 PM. in the Memorial Union at ISU.

The Language Project and The Bakken Pipeline

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

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Co-host Jazmin Murgia starts the hour with an interview with Chrystan Ferrell, one of the co-founders of The Language Project, an innovative program that is active nationwide in introducing kindergartners and early elementary students to Spanish. They were joined in the studio by Mike Avalos, an ISU student who is implementing The Language Project's curriculum at Ames Christian School. Then, co-host Greta Anderson covers Ed Fallon's March 18 visit to Ames on his march across the state along the proposed pipeline route. She shares audio of his talk at the Ames Public Library, then turns to Wally Taylor, lawyer and chair of the board of directors of Iowa's Sierra Club, for insight into the state and federal legal structures in the pipeline's path. Finally, Viveca Dillard of The Hot Spot gives Cyclone fans something positive to think about: the women Cyclones, who start their NCAA tournament schedule at noon today in Kentucky. We end with Belinda Merritt's look at this weekend's live music.

Marshall County Hangmen go to Muscle Shoals

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

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Co-hosts Susan Franzen and Paul Wierson talk about road trips, both theirs and that of area band Marshall County Hangmen, who recently took a Southbound road to historic studio in Northwest Alabama. Hangmen Dave Gray, John Schumacher, and Gordy Stull joined them in the studio, along with guest interviewers Ron Carson and James Winters, to play some of their music and tell the story of their road trip to Muscle Shoals FAME studio to record their upcoming CD.

Outdoor Alliance of Story County and Worldly Goods

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

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Greg Vitale and Diane Birt, are board members of the newly formed nongovernmental organization, the Outdoor Alliance of Story County, for funding for developing and sustaining conservation in Story County. They will host their launch event at the Conservation Center at McFarland Park on March 26 at 7:00 PM. There will be a keynote speech by Jim Pease on “Partnerships in Conservation.”

Andrea Gronau, Worldly Goods manager, a local fair trade store in Ames, explains the history, mission, and work of the Fair Trade movement. Worldly Goods is this month’s KHOI Community Service Appreciation featured organization.

In the continuing coverage of a now dead bill in the Iowa legislature that would have raised the compulsory school age to 18, six youths from the AMP (Achieving Maximum Potential) at Youth and Shelter Services tell their stories about school, their struggles and their opinions about staying in school and getting a diploma.

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