Bird of Mouth, Nat'l Orchestra of Ukraine, Racial Disparity

KHOI correspondent Von Kettelson brings ISU climatologist Elwynn Taylor’s weather prediction for the coming week.

Jennifer Knox, internationally published poet and professor at ISU and creator of the Bird of Mouth poetry project and Tyler Harms of Iowa Young Birders, read poems submitted to Bird of Mouth and talk about the “bully” bird of the mouth, the red-winged blackbird.

Peter Reilly, from Ames International Orchestra Festival Association (AIOFA), describes The performance of National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine coming to CY StephensAuditorium on March 6th. Peter also describes how IOFA helps international orchestras come to Ames and what the touring life of the performers.

The issue of academic disparity between minority and white students in Ames schools was the topic of a recent special meeting of the Ames School Board, when members of the community and representatives from several community groups, led by InclusiveAmes, a citizen advocacy group, asked the school board to recognize and address racial and ethnic disparities in Ames. We hear some of the presentations made to the School Board.

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