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Food for Thought - 9-28 Ryan Martinez

Sep 28, 2018

Latte Art, coffee art, all kinds of coffee-themed activities and demonstrations if you're one of those people who won't do anything until that first cup of Joe, be sure to listen to this edition of Food For Thought. Adrian welcomes Ryan Martinez from VolunteerSiouxland. Martinez will be talking about the upcoming Siouxland Coffee Festival, November 3rd at the convention center.

Gretchen welcomes SCSO Music Director and Conductor Ryan Haskins to talk about the season opener for the Symphony's 2018-2019 Concert Season, STAR WARS - A New Hope.

Cultural Continuum 9-28-18

Sep 28, 2018

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra takes us to a galaxy far, far away...not that long from now, actually as they open the 2018-2019 season with Star Wars - A New Hope this weekend. We've got theater covering everything from Frankenstein to Junie B. Jones and you can't throw a rock without hitting some kind of mineral or fossil show this weekend.

Sean Grennan

"I'm trying to make sense of this thing we have, this life we do," Sean Grennan, author of Now and Then, tells us. The play, which is running through September 30th at Lamb Arts Regional Theatre, found its beginning when the word "enouement" caught Grennan's eye. As a young man, an unknown word like this may have caused pause, a slight stumble, perhaps, in a brisk walk. In his early 60's, though, it was full stop.

Sioux City Art Center

"[At the center of the painting] there seems to be this infinite space... at the same time, when you start to look at everything else on the canvas, those areas also reveal a different kind of a depth, because it's depth through multiple layers of things."  Ex-Voto by Susan Chrysler White demonstrates how a flat canvas can reveal the complexities of us and things much bigger than us. The painting is part of the Sioux City Art Center's Permanent Collection and can be seen now on display in the Permanent Collection On View exhibition. 

The Exchange. 092618

Welcome to the Exchange on Siouxland Public Media, I’m Mary Hartnett.  

This week we will talk with 4thDistrict Congressman Steve King and with the state auditor candidates.  But first, an update on a local historical preservation project. Efforts to rehabilitate the old Warrior Hotel are progressing.  

Mix Tape Dance Party: 09/24/18 "Down Under Show"

Sep 26, 2018

On this week's Mix Tape Dance Party, we'll be saluting music from Australia and New Zealand, with such artists as Crowded House, the Divinyls and the Veils. Are we gonna be playing that goofy Men At Work song as well? You betcha!

Today, I’m recommending the sophomore work from critically acclaimed author Emma Hooper, called Our Homesick Songs. If Hooper’s name sounds just a little bit familiar to you, you might have heard about or read her heartfelt debut novel Etta and Otto and Russell and James. Like her debut novel, Emma Hooper has graced us readers once again with another beautifully moving story in Our Homesick Songs.

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We don't know much about the boy. Maybe he was everyone else's last choice. Could be. Not much of a warrior, maybe his parents set him up with this girl, or there'd never have been a marriage at all. 

The girl wore some scars from the smallpox that rampaged through her village. Her Huron father and Mohawk mother both died, as did a host of others. The truth? --the girl, Tekakwitha, was forever sickly thereafter. She couldn't have been a doll, but her adoptive father was the village headman.