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The Exchange, February 20, 2019, NAACP, Helicopter Parents, Loess Hills Computer Programming

The Exchange 022019 

This week on The Exchange, are you a helicopter parent?  A new study says you are laying the groundwork for future success, but doesn’t work the same way for everyone.

Also, we hear from some legends of the civil rights movement. That’s coming up on The Exchange Wednesday at noon and Friday at 3:00 on SPM.


You’re listening to The Exchange on SPM; I’m Mary Hartnett.  Today we talk with a researcher who’s new study shows the individual benefits and perhaps the societal discrepancies involved with helicopter parenting.  But first, 

February is Black History Month, and the NAACP of Sioux City has been holding special events to honor those who have contributed to the welfare of the African American Community.  Sunday afternoon, siouxlanders gathered at the Sioux City Public Museum for a conversation about diversity and equal rights, hosted by the Sioux City branch of the NAACP.  

Civil rights pioneer AP Tureaud (two-ROW) and Sioux City human rights advocate Richard Hayes told their stories about their early years at the event.  Hayes said Sioux City was a good place to grow up, but some places still discriminated against African Americans.

Hayes also talked about a visit he made as a child to a different world, Memphis Tennessee.  Hayes says he and his brother learned about sitting at the back of the bus.

AP Tureaud, who grew up in New Orleans, said that Hayes was lucky to grow up a place that wasn’t segregated.

AP, who integrated Louisana State University back in the 1950s, also talked about his experiences as a boy in New Orleans, where he could see that even prisoners of war sometimes had better accommodations than African Americans. 

AP said back in his youth; he learned to be careful with his behavior, no matter who he was with. 

Newly appointed president of the Sioux City Branch of the NAACP IKE Rayford asked both Hayes and AP what they remembered from the volatile years of the 1960s.

Hayes said when Martin Luther King got killed he was still in Los Angeles.

AP said he knew Martin Luther King and he was in New Orleans when King was killed. He and others tired to stave off the violence after the assassination.

That was AP Tureaud, a civil rights pioneer who integrated Lousiana State Uni in the 1950s and Dick Hayes, a s Sioux City civil rights leader, speaking Sunday afternoon at an NAACP event at the Sioux City Public Museum.  

You’re listening to The Exchange, on SPM, I’m MH.  Dating is a big part of teenage life, but it can be hard for teens to know when they are in an unhealthy relationship.  Local women’s health proponents have been education high school and college students about the need to maintain a health relationship as part of the Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.  Robyn Leiber is a health relationship coordinator for Her Health Women’s Center.

A Sioux City elementary school goes high tech to teach students.  Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer gets a lesson in from an education center receiving accolades.

Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary School was recently awarded a $50,000 state grant for a summer program to boost the computer skills of elementary students.  What teachers and students are doing in the classroom now and this summer serves as a prototype for the whole state. 

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