Haunted Forest, Ames Area Studio Tours, City Issues Round-up

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Originally broadcast 10/02/2017
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Lynn Ballard,and niece Bailee Ballard, describe how the 19-year annual Ames Haunted Forest - a "family hobby"of three generations of the Ballard family - is an award-winning creative outlet for many ISU students, who express their own inner ghoul. The Haunted Forest opens this Friday, October 6, and will be open every Friday and Saturday throughout October.

Jennifer Brockpahler, director of Ames Community Arts Council, describes the Ames Area Studio Tour that will happen Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8. Maps for the tour can be picked up at KHOI and various businesses and Worldly Goods will be the information headquarters. A map can also be found on their web site (link above).

Ames At-Large City Council Woman Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen discusses current affairs of Ames.

News Roundup, Mayor Campbell, Healthiest Ames

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Originally broadcast 09/29/2017
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Dennis Hart did his weekly roundup of news from Ames and the surrounding towns. We also heard excerpts from an address by out-going Mayor Anne Campbell, as she reflected on her years as Mayor and being a woman in politics. Host, Gale Seiler, spoke with Cheryl Langston from Healthiest Ames about the Open Streets event that they are sponsoring on Sunday, from 1 to 4 pm in downtown Ames.

YesterBoone, Saving Brinton, Quervo

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Originally broadcast 09/27/2017
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Mara MacKay, executive director of the Boone County Historical Society, came in to tell us about a new event YesterBoone, which has as its purpose turning all of Boone into a living history museum for the weekend of September 29 - October 1. Two guests, Mike Zahn and John Richard, told us the story behind the documentary, "Saving Brinton," showing tonight at Benton Audiorium and the ISU Center in Ames. We closed out our show with Evan Taylor's preview of the next Pantorium Session (9/28) as Jose Quervo, an original musical artist, described his work.Dennis Hart provided his weekly news roundup for Ames and the surrounding area. 

Safe Neighborhoods Team, Green Dot, AHS Business Collaborative, Events and Conferences in Ames

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Originally broadcast 09/25/2017
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Weekly regional news roundup from the pages of the Iowa Informer.
 
Sergeant Derrick Grooters of the Ames Safe Neighborhoods Team describes how this designated police team was created to build positive relationships and neighborhood safety.
 
Jazzmine Brooks, ISU Sexual Misconduct Prevention Coordinator, and Mark Rowe Barth, ISU Director of Student Wellness, explain the Green Dot Program that ISU will roll out on September 27, an innovative, culture-changing new program to reduce sexual assault by educating bystanders on how to respond with help.
 
Brenda Dryer from Ames Chamber of Commerce introduces Vicki Hales, business teacher and supervisor of the Business Engagement Collaborative at Ames High School, part of the Chamber's k-12 engagement in Story County. With them, were Kevin Maxwell and Tyler Postma, two high school students who are participating in the business training program.
 

From the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau, Allyson Walter, Member and Visitor Services Manager and Julie Keiffer, COnference and Events Manager, describe how the Bureau helps bring conventions and events to our area and how they assist any group that wishes to plan something themselves.

Find out how to enjoy our area in October with upcoming events and things to do.

News Roundup, Diane Cluck @ Max Ames, Walkability/Bikeability

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Originally broadcast 09/22/2017
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Dennis Hart provided his weekly news roundup for Ames and the surrounding area. Evan Taylor interviewed Diane Cluck, one of the Maximum Ames performers whom you can hear this weekend. In their monthly segment, Ames Progressive Alliance members Anne Kinzel, Carolyn Myers and Betty Baird brought us a discussion of walkability and bikeability in Ames. Joining in that conversation were Elizabeth Wentzel, Steve Libbey, and Bronwyn Beatty-Hansen.
 

Disasters, Barns, Bootlegging, MaxAmes

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Originally broadcast 09/20/2017
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Pat Schlarbaum discussed Iowa's disaster preparedness with Mark Schouten, Director of Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness before Susan Franzen and Paul Wierson set out on a Road Trip to the Mehlisch Barn, one of the barns featured in this weekend's Iowa Barn Foudation's statewide barn tour.  Inspired by the book Prohibition in Eastern Iowa, whose author Linda Betsinger McCann, spoke with us as we drove along, we asked Roxanne Mehlisch to tell us Prohibition related stories as we visited  her 1904 barn.  We closed out the show with Evan Taylor's interview with Marty, who will be playing with Ebony Tusks during Maximum Ames Music Festival, also this weekend.

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