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JANUARY 21, 2020
Siouxland Public Media

The president of Western Iowa Tech Community College held a news conference on Tuesday January 21, 2020, to respond to allegations made by a group of international students.  

“We were shocked and saddened to hear about the students and heard for the first time about it yesterday.”

Dr. Terry Murrell says 60 students arrived from Chile and Brazil for the school year in the fall of 2019 through a J-1 Visa exchange program.

I’m Mark Munger and you are listening to Check it Out.

A ship set in ice. An axe. A giant disappearing into arctic waters. Such are the uncommon beginnings to an uncommon Western. In the Distance by Hernan Diaz approaches one of the great American genres with a cold but intense embrace.

Sioux City police are investigating a shooting after a man showed up at MercyOne with a gunshot wound late last night.  He told investigators someone shot him near Park Avenue and 29th Street.  That’s a couple of blocks away from Leif Erickson Park. The man who hasn’t been identified yet by authorities then drove himself to the hospital.

Ten O'Clock Blues 1.18.20

Jan 18, 2020

Grace Potter's latest album, Daylight, guides us into tonight's show. We'll also play Nathaniel Rateliff and Josh Hoyer back to back, just to see if there's anything to the conspiracy theory that they are, in fact, the same person. Speaking of Josh Hoyer he's coming to Sioux City next month, we've got all the details on this episode of the 10 O'Clock Blues!

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The statewide winter storm today has been upgraded to a blizzard warning in northwest Iowa, while more snow accumulation has been forecast across the state.

Blizzard warning criteria from the NWS are wind gusts of 35 mph or greater and one-quarter of mile visibility or less that lasts up to three hours.  

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A winter weather system moving across the country is dropping snow, sleet and freezing rain on eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa. Most schools in the region canceled classes and activities for today ahead of the storm system. Residents in Nebraska awoke to a blanket of snow and wind chills well below zero. The snow hit Iowa later in the morning. 

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for much of eastern Nebraska into central parts of the state that will remain in effect until early Saturday morning. 

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A winter storm dropping several inches of snow and sleet and also bringing in high winds lead to cancellations of classes, activities, and services across Iowa today.  Half of the flights from the Des Moines International Airport, where more than 4 inches of snow fell by midday Friday, were canceled or delayed. More cancellations were likely as the National Weather Service issued winter weather and storm advisories for most of the state. The northwestern corner of Iowa, including Sioux City and Storm Lake, is under a blizzard warning through Saturday. 

Storm Hits Siouxland, Mayor Pete Visits Sioux City

Jan 17, 2020

Authorities in Iowa had to round up more than 1,700 piglets after a semi-trailer overturned on a freeway just north of Des Moines. The crash happened Thursday afternoon when the truck and trailer overturned on a ramp to Interstate 35. Iowa State Patrol troopers had to close the ramp at times as crews worked to capture and unload hundreds of pigs. The Iowa Department of Public Safety said in a tweet, “authorities working to corral and transport 1,738 piglets!" 

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The Iowa Caucuses are two weeks away and for some the process can be a bit intimidating.  Northwestern College in Orange City is hosting an event for people new to caucuses. 

Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer talked to one of the organizers, Noah Karmann, who is the co-chairperson of the Northwestern College Democrats.  The 21-year-old political science and history major talks about the partisan nature of politics and how young people are becoming more engaged in the election process.

Cultural Continuum 1-17-20

Jan 17, 2020

The Kee Live Music Festival gets underway Friday in Cherokee, the University of Okoboji Winter Games cranks up Thursday, and there are two new exhibits at the Clay County Heritage Center. In the metro area, MLK Day is Monday and the NAACP is putting on a big event at The First Congregational Church. Find out more on our first Cultural Continuum of the year.

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