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You’re listening to The Exchange, on Siouxland Public Media.  I’m Mary Hartnett.  The language of the Omaha Tribe is in crisis.  There are fewer than a dozen native speakers left.  However, a Nebraska filmmaker has produced a new documentary called “The Omaha Speaking.”  Timmerman has been working in partnership with Omaha tribal elders and sisters Octa Keen, Winona Caramony, and Glenna Slater.   85 year old Glenna teaches at the Nebraska Indian Community College.  I spoke with Timmerman and Glenna this week when they were in Sioux City for an event.  

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It's like a movie, a set piece from a show like The Music Man, set right here in Iowa. Pioneer days, 1865: a steam engine belching a plume so thick you can hike on it pulls a string of cars through eastern Iowa's rolling hills. Aboard a flat car sits a church bell, sturdily strapped to prevent carnage. 

That bell attracts a crowd, so whenever the engine blasts out a warning to a town down the pike, people gather to gawk--and listen. A whole crowd of rubber-neckers have heard about that bell, so it's rung in every hamlet.

The TRIPLE GOOD Music Show - 10.13.17

Oct 13, 2017
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This week's artists:

 Origami Animals, vintage rock/blues/folk from Des Moines, Iowa North by North, progressive rock 'n roll from Chicago, Illinois Salt Creek, indie rock from Lincoln, Nebraska Kelley Hunt, roots/r&b/blues/Americana from Lawrence, Kansas   Tune in on air, online, or on the app, Fridays at 10pm  (shows posted online Friday at 11pm, after radio air)

Iowa State University

Did you know the way a community takes care of its elders and the walkability of a small town has direct correlations  to quality of life?  On this episode of Did You Know, we visit with Abbie Gaffey, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development Specialist.  Abbie shares her expertise in community development along with the findings of a recent rural sociology study called What Drives Quality of Life in Iowa Small Towns.  The study by Dr.

The Exchange, Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Jul 17, 2017

Mercy Signs Deal to Serve Medicaid Population

Jun 5, 2017

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The parent company of Sioux City’s Mercy Medical Center is entering into a new agreement to help it serve Iowa’s largest Medicaid program.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

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Branstad to Resign

Reps. Jim Carlin and Tim Kacena and Sen. David Johnson join us for a roundtable roundup of the 2017 Iowa state legislative session. 

Iowa's Graduation Rate is Up, As Is Siouxland's

Apr 12, 2017

Iowa’s high school graduation rate has increased for the fifth year

in a row.  Sioux City schools’ graduation rates also improved. However, dropout rates were slightly higher across the state.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

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For more than ten years, One Book One Siouxland has brought the community together to enjoy great books and quality programming that expands the reading experience. Today, I’m excited to recommend the 2017 One Book One Siouxland selection Shoeless Joe by the late W.P. Kinsella. Written while Kinsella attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa, and originally published in 1982, this much beloved and magical baseball novel continues to resonate with readers of all ages.  

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