Free Fire Zone, Food Recovery

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Originally broadcast 11/10/2017
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Dennis Hart, bringing us our weekly news summary drawn from  local papers, gave us an intense report of local as well as Ames elections.  For Veterans Day we had an interview between Dennis Maulsby and Maggie Westvold including readings from his new award winning book Free Fire Zone.  Our Live Green report from Merry Rankin included Autumn Redlong founder of Food Recovery Network and the organizations faculty sponsor Laura Merrick.

Changing the Iowa Landscape

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Steve Lekwaformer Story County Conservation Director, and Adam Janke, assistant professor, and extension wildlife specialist at  ISU, discussed how Iowa agriculture has developed and what adaptations might be made to maintain habitat, as well as ways to increase soil health and water retention. Turning study into action, KHOI's wildlife reporter Pat Schlarbaum brought us an interview with Ric Zarwell from Iowa Coldwater Conservancy about the public roundtable on water issues that affect us all.

Vote November 7, Wildlife Center, Blue Sky White Stars

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Judy Trumpy, representing the League of Women Voters of Ames and Story County, came in to tell us what we need to know to get to the right place to vote tomorrow.  To answer questions about locations go online to the Iowa Secretary of State.  Or call the Story County Auditor at 515-282-7210.  Marlene Ehresman, executive director of the Iowa Wildlife Center, was on hand to tell us about the work of the center   heard from Sarvinder Neberhaus about her forthcoming children's book, Blue Sky White Starsa book described as "Phenomenal.  A love letter to the country America can still be."

The Future of Mamie Doud Eisenhower's Birthplace and Ames 3rd Ward

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Our first guest was Mara MacKay,  director of the Boone County Historical Society, to fill us in about some of the possibilities under discussion concerning the future of the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace in Boone.  In preparation for the city election coming up next Tuesday, November 7, Ames 3rd Ward Candidates Rob Bowers and David Martin came into the station to tell us their approach to their constituents, door-knocking,  and each other. 

Susan Gwiasda wrapped up the program telling us what to expect from the Ames city government the month.

Plays and Historic Story County Theaters

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Originally broadcast 11/01/2017
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Our program today consisted of stories about dramas and historic movie theatres.   Our first guests were Karen Niblockdirector, and Don Zolidisplaywright, telling about the satire "Breaking News," which will have its premiere showing on the stage of Josephine Tope Community Auditorium.   At the Ankeny Community Threatre Michael Porche directed a suspenseful drama "The God Committee"  in partnership with the Iowa Donor Network to raise awareness about organ donation with this production. 

The balance of our program deals with the activities taking place at two historic theatres in our listening area.  Larry Sloan, owner of the Talent Factory [historic Camelot] in Nevada tells us what it's like to have your theatre used for a movie set.  We ended the show with Todd Thorson sharing the story of why Monroe Crossing is returning to the Story City Grand Opera House this Thursday..

Halloween: the Fun of Fear

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Originally broadcast 10/30/2017
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A roundup of some area news from last week, from the Iowa Informer. A medley of some Ames residents talking about why they love decorating their front yards for Halloween and Halloween music by local composer Clark Ford"Spiderwebs In My Hair." Anna Somch, Nevada resident and regular KHOI volunteer, is a "Haunter," who has worked in Spook houses since she was 5 years old. She explains some of what goes on there and why she loves it. Bambi Yost, Associate Professor at ISU College of Design, explains the need for children to experience risk and fear when playing. Daniel Bagley, professional storyteller from Nevada, tells a ghost story. Bagley is a member of the Des Moines Two Rivers Story Spinners and the NorthlandsStorytelling Network.


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