Years ago Nisa Salmen fell in love with the white-chocolate raspberry mocha from a national coffee chain which set up a chain of events that led her to open a coffee shop of her own (and to start drinking real coffee.) Adrian welcomes Salmen, who just held the grand opening of that coffee shop, Hardline Coffee Co. last weekend. They discuss the burgeoning coffee culture here in Sioux City and starting a business downtown.

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Shelia Brummer

Gretchen takes Opus just up the road to Eppley Auditorium in anticipation of the next concert in the Morningside College Piano Recital Series. Saturday's recital will be given by her guest, Yi-Yang Chen, who also happens to have piano nearby.

Ten O'Clock Blues Top 25 of '18

Jan 18, 2019

Top 25 of '18! It's like American Top 40 but way different!

Cultural Continuum 1-18-19

Jan 18, 2019

Most of the listening region is under either a Winter Weather Advisory or a Winter Storm Warning so obviously be careful and all events are subject to change, but there's a Farce at Sioux City Community Theatre and Aladdin Jr. at LAMB, Chad Elliott is busy in Cherokee and Book People welcomes "Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim" Ed Fallon. 


Jan 17, 2019
Sioux City Art Center

"…When you see this sculpture at this scale, unlike the sculpture outside, you can see some of [Dunbar's] great influences. He loves mechanics, he loves really finely tuned delicate machines, things like old watches and other instruments that have been with us for centuries…", says Behrens.

The Exchange 011619

Welcome to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media, I’m Mary Hartnett.  Yesterday, Iowa’s first woman governor gave her first Condition of the State address since being elected in November.  Reynolds took over for longtime Governor Terry Branstad in 2017, after he resigned to become the US Ambassador to China.  

Mix Tape Dance Party 01/16/19

Jan 17, 2019

On this week's Mix Tape Dance Party, we celebrate the music world's eccentrics. In addition to MTDP regulars like Beck, The Fratellis and Mitski, we'll hear from such offbeat folks like Kate Bush, Perfume Genius and Connan Mockasin, who writes songs as if he was Barry White and sings songs as if he was "South Park"'s Eric Cartman.

Jorge Quezada

What places a book on a best of list? Are those lucky few that rank on The New York Times or Amazon the books that people are actually reading? Does that matter? The Sioux City Public Library's Kelsey and Jenn review the best "Best Of" lists and look at what was actually checked out at the library in 2018.

French Fries

Jan 15, 2019
Sioux City Art Center

"One of the things that a sculpture like Sioux City let's us do, because it doesn't represent anything in particular, is that it opens up our imagination to everything," says Behrens.

Sioux City is part of the Sioux City Art Center's permanent collection and can be seen now in the Permanent Collection on View Exhibition.

(Repost) Check It Out: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Jan 15, 2019

*This was originally posted on March 13th of last year but we are reposting it for this week's Check It Out.*

This is Jessi Wakefield with the Sioux City Public Library and you’re listening to Check It Out.

Today I would like to recommend the very funny, very poignant autobiography Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.