Water Quality Forum, Teen Maze, A Few Good Men

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/04/2018
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Pat Schlarbaum took us to a Water Quality Forum where he recorded remarks from  Wally Taylor, Board director of the Iowa Sierra Club, Seldon Spencer of Huxley, and Susan Heathcote of the Water Quality Institute.  Our next stop was the Boone County Fairgrounds where Paul Wierson spoke withGerri Bugg, of YSS, who has coordinated Kiwanis groups and many social service agencies to provideTeen Maze to over a thousand 7th grade students from Story, Boone, and Greene Counties for experiential learning about the real-life decisions they will be facing throughout their school years and beyond.  Paul asked Roland Story Middle School Students, Luke Patton, Cooper and Isaiah Naylor as well as the Middle School Principal Brian Town.  We wrapped up the show with an interview with Michael Hollister, director of "A Few Good Men,"  which is opening at Ankeny Community Theatre in April 6.

Ames City Council, Iowa Schools, Latino/a Studies

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 04/02/2018
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Ames City Council member, Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen, gave us City Council 101, a quick course in how the Council works and how residents can have input. Host, Gale Seiler, also spoke with Rose Green, from Parents for Great Iowa Schools, about education-related bills in the current legislative session and how they might impact schools in Iowa. In the last segment, Lucia Suarez, an Associate Professor in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at ISU, spoke about her vision for the US Latino/a Studies Program which she directs, as well as about her research and writing.

Jim Mowrer Candidate for IA Sec of State, Ames Healthy Life Center

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/30/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a round-up of local news from the pages of the Ames Tribune and associated local papers.

Cal Haliburton interviews Jim Mowrer, candidate for the office of Iowa Secretary of State, as part of the ongoing series of candidates up for election in the June primary.

Anne Kinzel and Carolyn Myers of the Ames Progressive Alliance speak with Nancy Carroll about the details of the proposed Ames Healthy Life Center. The City of Ames has partnered with Mary Greeley Medical Center, Iowa State University, Des Moines Area Community College, Story County, and Heartland Senior Center to explore building an intergenerational Healthy Life Center along property currently owned by Iowa State University on Scholl Road, just north of Ontario Street.

Deidre DeJear, Gilbert History, Rollie Link

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/28/2018
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Pat Schlarbaum gave us a report about the calls and mating behavior of red-tail hawks evident in Iowa at this time of year.  Cal Haiburton, who is keeping us informed about the upcoming primaries on June 5, interviewed Deidre DeJear, one of the candidates for Secretary of State.

Paul Wierson and Susan Franzen took the listeners on a Road Trip to Gilbert where they spoke with Amanda Doering, owner of a new restaurant, The Vault, housed in the 1900 bank building on Main Street.  For a more comprehensive view of Gilbert we spoke with Teri Harriman Gallahan at the Gilbert Historical MuseumWe closed the show with a visit from Rollie Link, whose first G&B Detective Agency novel has just been published.

ISU Admissions, DACA 5K, March for Our Lives

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 03/26/2018
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Katherine Johnson Suski spoke about the application process at ISU and efforts to make university accessible to students with various immigration statuses. Host, Gale Seiler, aired sounds of the 1st Annual DACA 5K which was held on campus on Saturday despite the snow and sleet. This was a fundraiser to support immigrant students, who are not eligible for most forms of financial aid. We also heard excerpts from speakers and comments from participants at the March for Our Lives in Des Moines on Saturday.

Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau:  https://www.thinkames.com/

Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science at Iowa State University: https://www.stuorg.iastate.edu/site/2127


Habitat for Humanity, ISU Athletic Donates $1,000,000 to Financial Aid, Cranford Building

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 02/23/2018
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Dennis Hart gives a round-up of local news from the past week from the pages of the Ames Tribune and associated local papers.

Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa will hold a grand opening on May 19, from 9-2, after moving all of their operations under one roof - including their second hand home improvement store - at 3504 Grand Avenue, the former Heartland Baptist Church and former Joy & Johnson Auction company building.  Tom Lockhart explains some of how Habitat for Humanity functions, who receives houses, and how this volunteer driven non-profit improves all of community by building affordable housing.

On March 21, Jamey Pollard, ISU Athletic Director, announced that the ISU Athletic Department will donate one million dollars to the office of financial aid  for helping students who need financial assistance complete their degrees. Tim Day, at the ISU Athletics Department,  Cody West, President of the ISU government of the student Body, and Roberta Johnson, Director of  the ISU Financial Aid Office describe how this came about and how funds will be given out. 

Alex Fafajar from the Ames History Center announces an upcoming lecture on The Women of Cranford,  Presented by Marilyn Gibbs Alger, current co-owner of Cranford Apartments in Campus Town, which was designed, built, and owned by women at ISU as a residence for women at ISU. The lecture will be at the Ames Public Library March 27 at 7 PM.


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