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The Exchange 08.24.22: Sioux City School Board chooses new member Friday; Attorney Bob Tiefenthaler to join Iowa District Court 3b; Doing right by U.S. veterans

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Sioux City Attorney Bob Tiefenthaler

This week on The Exchange we talk about education, the needs of veterans and more.

Today on the program we hear from seven applicants who want to fill in the remainder of the tenure school board member Dr. Juline Albert of Western Iowa tech who resigned a few weeks ago,

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Sioux City Community School Board

Students in Sioux City went back to class on Tuesday, August 23rd including Western Iowa Tech Community College. We talk with WIT President Dr. Terry Murrell about the upcoming year, the focus to help with skilled trade shortages, and some new programs planned for the future.

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From Western Iowa Tech Community College, Sioux City

We talk with Sioux City attorney Bob Tiefenthaler who will soon be sworn in to Iowa District Court 3b in Sioux City. Tiefenthaler will be the first person of color to serve in that district. He talks about his life growing up on a farm in Breda and dealing with racism.

The co-author of a new book explains how the Veteran’s Administration may be failing former soldiers with physical and mental health issues. We also talk with the founder of Supporting Siouxland Soldiers about efforts being made locally to support soldiers, their families and veterans.

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Our Veterans: Winners, Losers, Friends, and Enemies on the New Terrain of Veterans Affairs by Suzanne Gordon, Steve Early and Jasper Craven

Professional bull riding rolls into Sioux City this weekend. The Tyson Events Center hosts the PBR Challenger Series Friday and Saturday night. One of the competitors shares with Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer the thrill and hard work that goes into the sport, that he calls his “dream job.” Here’s her conversation with teenager Mason Moody of Letcher, South Dakota who called in from his home in Letcher, South Dakota.

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