On the Road with 2020 Presidential Candidates: The Exchange

This week on The Exchange, we talk with two authors. One is written by a journalist who followed the Democratic Presidential candidates, and the other book is about the lives of our First Ladies. First we hear from Edward-Isaac Dovere, the author of Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats Campaigns to Defeat Trump. Dovere spent two years with several Democratic presidential campaigns. He looks back at the reacton of the candidates, and former President Barack Obama, to the Presidency of...

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Sioux City, A Shared History

The Standing Bear Story Omnibus

To be sure, there was a good reason for the Poncas to cut the deal they did with the strange emissary who showed up one day from Washington. He’d come to let them know that “the Great Father” wanted the Poncas to move from their homeland on the Missouri River, to Indian Country, what would become Oklahoma, to a place where, he claimed, they’d be safe from raids by larger and more warlike neighbors. That argument was, for the Ponca, not total garbage. The Poncas were warriors, but they were...

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Sioux City Symphony Orchestra

Though it’s been impossible to hold a live concert over the past year, the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra has used new technology to serve our community with exciting performances and an impressive repertoire that both nods to tradition and looks forward to the future. This Saturday, the SCSO will welcome concertgoers back to the Orpheum Theatre for a free season finale. Symphony CEO Richard Steinbach joined our own Gretchen Gondek.


It all started with a challenge from Invisibilia co-host Yowei Shaw: "Is it possible to tell a boring story that people will listen through to the end?"


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Bluff The Listener

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President Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will not have a joint news conference after they meet in Geneva next week, according to a White House official.

Biden will instead hold a solo press conference after Wednesday's meeting, which will include a working session and a smaller session.

When Richard and Mildred Loving awoke in the middle of the night a few weeks after their June, 1958 wedding, it wasn't normal newlywed ardor. There were policemen with flashlights in their bedroom. They'd come to arrest the couple.

"They asked Richard who was that woman he was sleeping with? I say, I'm his wife, and the sheriff said, not here you're not. And they said, come on, let's go, Mildred Loving recalled that night in the HBO documentary The Loving Story.

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