"Silence Breakers": Kirsten Anderson & Iowa Senate Harassment, ISU Students Respond to Time Magazine

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 12/08/2017
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KHOI civic reporter Dennis Hart provides a roundup of this past week's local news, from the pages of Ames Tribune

Responses and thoughts from some ISU students in the Student Union Commons, to Time Magazine's choice of Person of the Year 2017: "Silence Breakers" on the topic of sexual assault and harassment. Young adults share what they think it means and how they have experienced the issue in their personal lives.

Kirsten Anderson speaks on the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace. Anderson made national news as a former Iowa Senate Republican Caucus staff member, who won a settlement from the state of Iowa for sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Anderson describes what happened to her, the legal actions she took, and the educational work she is now doing, to make work places better in Iowa.

Merry Rankin, Director of Sustainability for Ames and Iowa State University, and Ed Moran, Reiman Gardens staff person, discusses Reiman Gardens' operations in light of sustainability, and current exhibits there.

Ducharme-Jones and Holiday Comedies

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 12/06/2017
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This is a lighthearted show previewing three Holiday Comedies throughout the area and the upcoming Pantorium Sessions duo, Ducharme-Jones.  We started our show with Katie Schlake giving us a little background on the artists who'll play at the Pantorium on December 7.  Moving on to this weekend, we featured three theatre groups from three counties of our listening area.  Robby Peterson told us about the dinner theatre comedy, Don't Hug Me by Phil Olsen playing at History Boy Theatre in Jefferson, Greene County. From Lynn Arterburn gave us a glimpse of  A Christmas Chaos by Michael Wehrlei, which is playing at the Ankeny Community Theatre in Story County. And finaly the play, Story Theatre by Paul Sills, put on by the Boone Community Theatre.

Tuba Christmas, Animal Crisis

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 12/01/2017
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Tuba Christmas is an exciting, family-friendly seasonal event that takes place throughout the nation and in Ames.

A 250 pound deer crashed through the window into an apart in Ames. Hear all about this event, and general information about wildlife and wildlife control from Ames Animal Control Supervisor Ron Edwards.

Susan Gwiasda, Public Relations Officer for the City of Ames gives the latest information about welcoming the new members of the City Council, and the new Ames mayor, and also about the reception for the outgoing mayor and council members.

Christmas in Towns, Wild Turkeys, Central Iowa Symphony "Rapture, Rage, Revelry"

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/29/2017
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Wildlife expert Pat Schlarbaum introduces the wild Turkey.
 
Christmas season is a-happening around Central Iowa. Reports from various municipalities:

Nevada's "Vintage Christmas" -  described by Lynn Scarlett from the Nevada Chamber of Commerce
Webster City's "Christmas in the City" - described by Linda Christiansen from the Webster City Chamber of Commerce
Story City's "Yulefest" - described by KHOI Local Talk host Paul Wierson
Ames' Area Alternative Gift Market - described by Ingrid Anderson, coordinator 

Bernard McDonald, Associate Professor of Music at Simpson College in Indianola, IA will be guest conductor for the Central Iowa Symphony (CIS) this month for the December concert. "Rapture, Rage, and Revelry" will be performed on Saturday December 2 at 7:30 PM in City Auditrium, 515 Clark Avenue. McDonald describes the passionate and diverse musical pieces that the CIS will perform. Go to their web site for more information..

Birds and Bitcoins

Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 11/27/2017
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Sexual harassment at the Iowa Legislature; Des Moines-headquartered publishing company Meredith Corp buys Time Inc for $1.8 billion,Cy mascot  on T-shirts promoting the legalization of marijuana, and much more with a summary of some Iowa news from last week from Iowa Informer. Doug Harr, President of Iowa Audubon, discusses autumn bird migration in Iowa: new arrivals and how to enjoy Iowa's Beautiful Lands, Lakes and marshes this time of year. 20-year-old Lucas Ruedenberg and hos Uncle, Randy Wright explain Bitcoins and the world of Krypto Currency. Allyson Walter from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau gives a rundown of December public events. More can be seen here.

 

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