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Tonight see horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films at the Sioux City Public Museum as part of the Siouxland Film Festival. Tomorrow, the open category and winning films will be shown at the Orpheum Theatre. 

  Also happening this week:

Legs spinning
Mark Munger

  Western Iowa Tech Community College was recently declared a Blue Zones area.  Students, faculty and employees are flocking to the college’s Dunker Student Center to sign up for opportunities in a facility that offers state-of-the-art equipment with computers and televisions, a full-sized gymnasium, indoor track, weight room, and classes such as yoga, super circuits, spinning, Zumba and Taekwondo.

The opera will be shown live at the Promenade Theatre, performed by The Metropolitan Opera on Saturday, April 25th, at 11:30 a.m..  Tickets are $20 and available at fathomevents.com.

April is a tuxedo cat
LaVon Stroh and Elizabeth Munger

     Precious and April are our guests on Welcome. Sit. Stay. He, Precious, is 8 and never betrays his gentleman's disposition. April is 13, dressed in a tuxedo, and enjoys being mischievous. They would like to find a home together. If you have a double vacancy, please see them at the Siouxland Humane Society

Gretchen eats a peanut butter pattie
Mark Munger

Gretchen speaks with Christina Luther, Girls Services Manager for Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa, about Girl Scout Cookies, icons of American culture for the past 100 years.  Selling cookies helps girls develop valuable life skills and make their communities a better place. Did you know there are only 2 bakeries licensed to make Girl Scout Cookies? One of them is Interbake (located right here in Siouxland!).  

Siouxland Film Festival banner
http://siouxlandfilmfestival.org/

The Siouxland Film Festival has been revamped. This year there will be three days of films! The art house and foreign films will be shown at the Sioux City Art Center on Thursday; the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films will be shown at the Sioux City Public Museum on Friday; and, the open category and winning films will be shown at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday.

Enter Entrepalooza

Feb 18, 2015
Entrepalooza events
www.briarcliff.edu

Briar Cliff University presents Entrepalooza 2015, February 18th through the 26th. Events occurring through the week include a consulting fair, the Innovation Grow Market, and the Swimming with the Sharks entrepreneurs’ pitching contest. Briar Cliff's Judy Thompson joined Steve Smith.

Kitty
LaVon Stroh and Elizabeth Munger

Today our dog is a cat - a cat named Kitty. She hath drunketh from the milk bowl of youth, looking more like a, well, a kitty, than the 11 year old cat she actually is. But in those 11 years, she has learned to be eternally sweet, a perfect Valentine. Find her at the Siouxland Humane Society.  

Gretchen plunges the coffee
Mark Munger

 

  

Jolie Corder E.D. of  NPI (New Perspectives Inc.) joins Gretchen and John Donovan (Jumpy Monkey Coffee) to talk up their new partnership. 

 

 

Entrepalooza events
www.briarcliff.edu

 This coming week Entrepalooza 2015 kicks off, bringing together experienced business professionals and hungry young idea-people. Events include speed networking, a job fair, and the Swimming with the Sharks Competition. This has become one of Siouxland's most exciting events, and one of its most inspired ways of ensuring our community's future vibrancy. 

Also happening this week:

Jimbo Mathus
http://jimbomathus.com/

Vangarde Arts welcomes Jimbo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition for a Saturday Night show.  FM90’s Steve Smith talked with Mathus, the former leader of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, who has been collaborating with blues luminaries and making music with his own dark, rootsy twist since the Zippers disbanded over a decade ago.

Ashley Brown
www.symphonicpopsconsortium.com

Ashley Brown, known for originating the title role of Mary Poppins on Broadway, joins the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra this Valentine's Day.

Denis Evstuhin playing piano
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  The Morningside Piano Recital Series continues this Thursday with a recital by acclaimed pianist Denis Evstuhin. The program includes Tchaikovsky's The Seasons, a set of twelve pieces that were commissioned by a magazine publisher in 1875 and published one at a time over the course of year. The work was steady and provided Tchaikovsky a dependable income as he contemporaneously composed Swan Lake

poster for Rocking Pollock
Sarah Schickel

Our party with the Sioux City Art Center has arrived! This Saturday we will be co-hosting an event featuring music composed for our series Music for Pollock. Drum Fest, the Titans of Industry, and Elsa Va will all be there to perform, and the Sugar Shack Bakery is preparing a special Pollock-inspired cake.

poster for Run for Your Wife
scctheatre.org

Performances of “Run for Your Wife” begin at the Sioux City Community Theatre, Thursday, January 29th, and run through Sunday, February 8th.  FM90’s Gretchen Gondek interviews actors Lance Dake, who has been cast in SCCT’s recent productions of “Legally Blond” and “Peter Pan,” and Gregory Alder, who will be making his stage debut at SCCT in this British farce.   

    

 FM90’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with Dr. Richard Steinbach, professor of music at BCU, about his recital this Sunday, February 1st, at First Presbyterian Church.

Mark and Elizabeth Munger

Today our dog is a bunny named Thumper. He is litter-box trained and very cuddly.  Visit the Siouxland Humane Society to learn more about adoption. 

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E. Forsyth, Attorney at Law, located in Sioux City and providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland community. 

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This year LaVon and her team of volunteers at the Siouxland Humane Society will make  close to 13,000 gourmet, double-chocolate apples. The project helps to fund not only the food and shelter given to the animals currently at the SHS, but also the veterinary care that some require, the spay/neuter program, educational classes, adoption outreach, transportation, and so much more. It's a fascinating conversation on Food for Thought. Join us. 

Today, Art Silva joins Steve Smith for Cultural Continuum. He's here to help spread the word about "Face Off for Charity," a fundraising event for Boys and Girls Home and Family Services. 

Folks can bid on items at the Musketeers' games January 30th and 31st in order to support children and adults who are suffering from abuse and severe neglect. Food will be served on the ice by Sioux City Musketeers. It's a great event with a greater purpose.  

Local Support from State Universities

Jan 22, 2015

Steve Warnstadt: The state universities, the three state universities, Iowa, Iowa State, and Northern Iowa, have understood that they need to be providing services in northwest Iowa. So last year they established the Northwest Iowa Regents Resource Center, which is a collaboration between those three and the two community colleges in northwest Iowa.

The band GhostCat looks at Mural
Mark Munger

  

In our ongoing series Music for Pollock, we invite local bands and musicians to view Jackson Pollock's Mural and find a way to express their impressions using music. We begin the process at the Sioux City Art Center, where Mural is currently on view. 

Little Person, Big Trucks

Jan 20, 2015

Recently, I was given the responsibility to produce my first radio program for FM90 -- a huge honor. After a week or so of constant searching for a story to report, one fell right into my lap. Monster trucks were coming to Siouxland, and just as the radio station had done last year, they wanted to send someone to cover the event. Lucky me.

I was a like a fish out of water. The world of monster truck racing is not a world I have ever delved into in my personal life. But, I was eager to learn about something new. 

 

 

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Cat Stevens has re-started his career under the name Yusuf Islam. His latest recording is on the bluesier side of folk and it’s been a mainstay on the TOB for a couple of months now.  If you’ve not heard it yet, you can hear it now on the 10 O’clock Blues.

    

a poodle named shadow
Mark Munger

Shadow and his two daughters came to the Humane Society from a loving home, but now he is the last of his family still needing adoption. He loves to be held, and he has learned to do a special dance when he wants up. Hear about him on Welcome. Sit. Stay. 

Rough diagram of the food system
wikipedia

Laurie Taylor, ISU Extension and Outreach regional food coordinator, visits with FM90’s Gretchen Gondek about the 2nd Northwest Iowa Local Food Summit, happening Thursday, January 29th, at the Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa. 

Portrait of Ronny Morton Jr.
Scott Martinson

Friday

Saturday

Shanren
Janine Calsbeek

Yunnan province in southwestern China spreads between the tropical jungles of Burma and Vietnam on the South and the Himalayan heights of Tibet on the north; it's a massive land with dynamic features and history. Shanren, comprised of musicians from this region, joins together the features and traditions that have been shaped by these dynamics as well as the by the band members' studies and travels throughout the world.  

Laughing Her Lips Off

Jan 15, 2015

FM90’s Gretchen Gondek visits with local author and humorist Jenny Herrick about enjoying life and overcoming challenges through laughter.

TOB: Best Album of 2014

Jan 14, 2015
Music Library
Mark Munger

Steve Smith presents the best of the blues from 2014. 

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