A round up of some of last week's news stories from Iowa in the national arena, provided by The Iowa Informer.
With KHOI environmental reporter Pat Schlarbaum, discussion about water issues and policies, particularly how confinement feed operations (CAFOs) affect environment and water in Iowa. Ralph Rosenberg, former Executive Director of the Iowa Environmental Council State Senator and Iowa Legislator, and Carolyn Raffensberger, executive director of the Science and Environmental HealthNetwork speak about bills currently before the Iowa legislature and their consequences, and alternative ways to approach agriculture and water quality. They speak o the issue in anticipation of CAFOs/Water Quality Forum" in Ames City Auditorium, scheduled for Monday, December 18.
Aaron Oneal, KHOI's latest outgoing intern from the ISU Greenlee School of Journalism, describes his life and work at KHOI. He introduces the KHOI Youtube Channel that he has been developing, that features videos of concerts at KHOI, reporting trips of interest by the Local Talk reporters, and some "celebrity interviews" with KHOI radio hosts.
Paul Nelson, KHOI's founding Chief Operator and Chief Engineer, talks about why he volunteered to put KHOI on the air, what it was like to build KHOI, and about the value of Community Radio and its culture.