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New Documentary Planned About the Closure of SC Zenith Plant, Winnebago Pow Wow Underway

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The Sioux City Zenith plant closed more than 40 years ago, but a New York filmmaker is bringing it back to life. Jay Shapiro has been in Sioux City this week talking with former employees and their families for a new documentary.  He has also been meeting with George Lindblade, who produced a documentary about the struggle to keep the Zenith plant open.  

You are literally up against a company who is trying to compete against other manufacturers in their space and in Zenith’s case, who really are using slave shop labor from the Philippines or Japan or wherever it was coming from at the time.

Lindblade’s documentary is available on YouTube. Shapiro will be returning to Sioux City later this year to continue his research and filming for the documentary. 

The American Indian tribe at the center of tumultuous protests against the Dakota Access pipeline plans to unveil a solar farm Friday that came about partly due to the tribe's fierce opposition to the oil pipeline's environmental impact.

Located just 3 miles from the pipeline, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's solar project is meant as a first step toward clean energy independence and a way to power all 12 of the reservation communities in North Dakota and South Dakota. 

The annual Winnebago Pow Wow is underway in Winnebago, Nebraska.

2019 Winnebago Pow Wow


This is audio of intertribal dancing provided by a listener of Siouxland Public Media.

The 153rd Winnebago Homecoming runs through Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park. 

It is known as two of the world’s oldest powwows and honors Chief Little Priest and 75 of his Winnebago warriors who served with the U.S. Cavalry in 1865. 

Tonight is the final show for the Downtown Live! concert series.

The Taylor Scott  Band performs tonight in front of the Sioux City Public Museum.

Taylor is a young guy.  He calls his band American Rock and Roll and that is what it is.

That’s organizer Brent Stockton.  The Taylor Scott Band also plays a little soul and funk. 

Downtown Live! starts tonight at 6.

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