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Welcome to the Exchange on Siouxland Public Media, I’m Mary Hartnett. Protests against the XL pipeline have become common in the Dakotas and Nebraska.  Those concerned about the environment fear contamination and pollution, and others are disturbed by the use of eminent domain to lay the pipeline. For Art and Helen  Tanderup it was both.  And their concerns lead to them do something extraordinary: the couple gave the area designated for the pipeline to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska.

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Welcome to The Exchange, on Siouxland Public Media, I’m Mary Hartnett.  Most kids these days can often be found glued to a phone or an Ipad, watching their favorite shows, playing games, and connecting on Facebook or other social media.  Parents use safety settings and other controls, yet it is still hard to make sure kids are safe when they are online.   “Parent Alert: How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online,” by Will Geddes and Nadia Sawahla gives parents some simple strategies that can keep you informed about your kids' activities online.  Geddes says he wanted to cut through the endless inf

Coming up next on The Exchange, we hear from the three candidates to fill the remainders of a retiring member’s seat on the Sioux City School Board. They will present their proposals to the school board at its meeting next Monday.  One of them is former school board member John Meyers.

Also, we talk with the author of a new book that tells the story of an enslaved woman who ran away from President George Washington and was never caught.

And a look at the events you can expect at this year’s Rivercade Celebration.  That’s coming up, after this news.

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Welcome to the Exchange on Siouxland Public Media, I’m Mary Hartnett.  It’s the Fourth of July and today we will dig into the history of the day, 

we take a look inside a founding father’s kitchen with an Iowa author.  

We will also get a rundown on Saturday in the Park coming up this weekend.

First though, we get an update on what’s going on with the Woodbury County Supervisor’s efforts to leave one provider group of mental health and disability services to join another.  

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Coming up on The Exchange, the battle over immigration policy continues, A federal judge has ordered U.S. immigration authorities to reunite separated families on the border within 30 days, as Congress and President Donald trump continue a relative stand off on the issue.   we talk with an immigration attorney about the president’s decision last week to bring families together after much controversy.

Also, how Siouxland area woman helped win women’s suffrage,

Coming up on The Exchange, we are broadcasting live from Gigi’s Playhouse in Sioux City, where families and experts are discussing how to create inclusive spaces for individuals with special needs.  We will talk about how to develop your awareness of how individuals with special needs learn and communicate, learn strategies to make your work with individuals with special needs more meaningful, and experience how to make your space accessible and inclusive to all need and ability levels.

JOIN A PANEL OF LOCAL EXPERTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION STRATEGIES

We talk about the 2018 Iowa Primary results with Jeremy Dumkreiger, Chair of the Woodbury County Democratic Party, and Suzan Steward, Chair of the Woodbury County Republican Party.

We talk about the 2018 Iowa Primary results with Jeremy Dumkreiger, Chair of the Woodbury County Democratic Party, and Suzan Steward, Chair of the Woodbury County Republican Party.

The state primary is coming up next Tuesday on June 5th.  There are many state and local offices where there are multiple candidates competing for their party’s nomination.  In Northwest Iowa’s 4thCongressional District, there are three candidates running in the primary for a chance to take on longtime Republican Congressman Steve King of Kiron.  They are JD Scholten, Dr. John Paschen, and Leann Jacobsen.  King also has a Republican challenger, Cyndi Hanson of Sioux City.

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Welcome to The Exchange, I’m Mary Hartnett.  This week, there were major decisions made on the state and local level.  First, we hear about the lawsuit that’s been filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland yesterday.  

The law would effectively ban most abortions after about six weeks into pregnancy. The plaintiffs say the law needs to be struck down as unconstitutional. 

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