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Sioux Bee Honey Moves Forward; Siouxland Man Dies of COVID, Leaves Legacy of Love

Coming up this week on The Exchange, we talk about protecting the vulnerable.  

A Siouxland family is dealing with the loss of a loved one from complications of COVID-19, and we hear from his sister.

Chris Mennen and his sister Mary Sue Moore

Chris Mennen who served as an inspiration for others with disabilities. Mennen's sister says Chris brought joy into the lives of countless people, and did a lot with the gifts God gave him. 

Also, a new report says that the Iowa Department of Human Services could have and should have been done to prevent the death of 16 year old Samantha Ray three years ago. Sabrina died in 2017 from abuse, neglect and starvation at the hands of her adoptive parents.  We speak with the Iowa Ombudsman Kristi Hirshman about that report.

And today we talk with the organizer of a new program

aimed at reaching students from all backgrounds at local libraries.  The program is called Project Ready, and it is being rolled out in Hartley and Clear Lake libraries.

There is an expanded effort to provide high speed internet just east of Sioux City along and around Highway 20.  We talk with the president of Nextlink, a company that has acquired service provide Xtreamair. 

Also, Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer talks with the president and CEO of Siouxland’s own Sioux Bee Honey about the past, and the company's plans for the future. 

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