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COVID-19; Native Americans Speak Out about Homelessness; White Supremacy's Legacy: The Exchange


  This week on The Exchange, we hear from Native American tribal leaders about the treatment of the homelessness in Sioux City. Also, with cases of COVID-19 increasing in Iowa and Woodbury County, we talk with public health leaders about what we can do to protect ourselves. And we talk with the author of a new book about a long ago racial incident created by white supremicists that mirrors the behaviors seen at the January 6 at the Captial building in Washington. 

We look forward to African Night set for this Saturday at Riverside Park. We also take a trip to Macy, Nebraska where young people are celebrating their culture this week.

But first, we talk with some local heatlh experts about spread of very contagious Delta variant of the Coronavirus.  At this week's city council meeting, member Alex Watters said he was concerned about the community response to this threat. We also talk with Tyler Brock of Siouxland District Health and Dr. Michael Kafka, Medical Director for Quality and Patient Safety at UnityPoint Health St. Luke's.


As the investigation into the January 6th insurrection at the Capital in Washington, D.C. continues, many historians are comparing that event to previous violent uprisings promoted by white supremacists.  

David Zucchino connects the dots between the events in his 2021 Pulitzer Prize Winning book, Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy.  I talked with Zucchino about the book.

Allso we revisit an earlier interview with journalist and author Ted Wheeler, who wrote a novel about the causes and aftermath of a deadly riot in Omaha more than one hundred years ago.  It's called The Kings of Broken Things.

Authors David Zucchini and Ted Wheeler

  Finally this week, we talk with an organizers of this year's African Night festival that is set for Saturday at Riverside Park and Sheila Brummer brings us the sounds of young people in Macy, Nebraska, as they celebrate their culture in music, drumming and art.

Annie Kinwa-Muzinga of Morningside University and Sheila Brummer




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