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Mark Munger

  Jackson Pollock said about his large paintings that he wanted to be in them. Of Mural, Pollock wanted to insert more than himself. He said, it contained all the animals of the American West: cows and horses and antelopes and buffaloes. It is a a place where he had a “General notion of what [he was] about.” Standing before Mural, one questions what they are about, what the painting is about, what art is about. 

Mark and Elizabeth Munger

Ava is our guest on Welcome. Sit. Stay. She is a great pyranees/malamute mix, which means she is super fluffy. Her manner is gentle, and she would fit in with any family. You can find her at the Siouxland Humane Society

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. 

 

  

  

  

  

  

  

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels poster
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Sioux City Community Theatre will present the musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” March 12 through March 29.  FM90’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with Tim Hess, director of the production, which was inspired by the film starring Michael Caine and Steve Martin.

Inherit the Wind poster
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LAMB Arts Regional begins their run of "Inherit the Wind," tonight. This evening's performance will be a Projects of Hope presentation, meaning that all proceeds will go to a non-profit organization in the Siouxland area. Last year, FM90 was lucky enough to work with LAMB for their production of 33 Variations. This time around, LAMB has invited the Sioux City Public Museum to take part. So not only will you be able to see a marvelous play, but you will be supporting our amazing museum. 

Also happening:

Fry Bread Taco
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The folks at Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church speak to Gretchen on Food 4 Thought  about their monthly Indian taco sale.    These amazing tacos are made with fried bread dough then smothered in meat, cheese, fresh lettuce, and sauce.   AFT can be found at the annual Artsplash Festival and at the Riverssance Festival for authentic 15th Century cuisine—seasoned eggs, meat and more!  

Comedy for a Cause

Mar 5, 2015
Dave Coulier
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Looking for a laugh? Stand-up comic Dave Coulier (who has appeared on the The Tonight Show and HBO’s Comic Relief) will be featured as part of the the June E. Nylen Cancer Center’s Winter Benefit on March 14th at the Marina Inn. “Comedy for a Cause!” raises funds to provide mammograms and colonoscopies for those who cannot afford them. FM90’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with the Center's Barb Flynn as well as Cynthia Donovan, chair of the planning committee for the event.

Barbara Dean
Mark Munger

  As a young girl growing up in a family of 12 children, Barbara Dean said she was too bashful to let her voice be heard. But by the time the Sioux City native hit her mid-40s, Barbara felt confident to share her love of music with her church congregation. On Sunday, Barbara will be giving a special concert of classic gospel music at 4 p.m.

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Gretchen Gondek speaks with Tracy Bennett about the Siouxland Civic Dance Association’s “Spring Festival,” taking place Sunday, March 8, at 2 p.m.  The performance will be held at the Klinger-Neal Theatre on the campus of Morningside College.

Snickers
Mark and Elizabeth Munger

    Snickers is a 10 year old chocolate lab who is looking for a new home. She is wonderfully curious and pleasantly calm. You can find her at the Siouxland Humane Society.

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.

 

Looking into the culinary lab
Hank Zimmerman

Food for Thought is back on the road, today. It's a short trip, just across the street from FM90. Chef Brett McCarthy, Administrative Program Coordinator of Culinary Arts, led us into the WIT's new Culinary Arts Program's kitchen classrooms – spotless stainless steel surfaces, walls and floors precisely tiled, refrigerators humming. It was enough to make our little hearts burst, a truly beautiful and inspiring space.   

Siouxsie's
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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
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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
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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
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 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
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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
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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
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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.

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