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Food for Thought: The Fence Post

Jul 31, 2015
The Fence Post

Today Gretchen puts a spotlight on The Fence Post, a little restaurant at the entrance to Woodland Campground near Little Sioux, Iowa. They specialize in a traditional American fair, including biscuits and gravy, home-smoked ribs, potato salad, freshly ground hamburgers, and broasted chicken. 

Cultural Continuum 07.31.15

Jul 31, 2015
Sanford Center

The Jackson St. Cook-off for the Sanford Center Gang Prevention Program takes place Saturday, August 1. Nine churches on Jackson Street, including Iglesia La Biblia Abierta, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, and St. John Lutheran Church, have been challenged to a cook off to be held on the playground of Hunt School. It begins at 11:00 a.m.

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So says Death in  Matthias Claudius's poem "Der Tod und das Madchen," the poem that inspired Schubert's song of the same name, composed in 1817. Seven years later the composer would revisit the song, extending the theme and tenor into String Quartet No. 14, D 810. The seven years that passed were not happy ones. Schubert had lost what little of his health remained, and he was without money, thanks in part to Anton Diabelli, the music publisher whose name has been immortalized by Beethoven's Diabelli Variations. 

Holst's The Planets

Jul 28, 2015

Holst would be disappointed with us today as we play his best known work, The Planets. The composer was famously vexed that this work eclipsed all else that he did. Indeed, it set him in a rather curmudgeonly orbit; he would greet fans asking for an autograph with a typed out refusal. And when Pluto was discovered it was of no interest to Holst to revisit this set of pieces for large orchestra. Leonard Burnstein, however, was happy to write something up for the little fellow.

Mark Twain penned the philosophy “Truth is stranger than fiction,” in his travelogue Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World.

This notion is illustrated in shades of humor and heartbreak in Jeanette Wall’s memoir, The Glass Castle.

Walls steers the reader through her nomadic childhood with the kind of turbulence and immediacy that left me feeling the need to buckle in from page one.

Chopin's Preludes

Jul 27, 2015
Chuck Jones

We take a moment to celebrate one of the great diplomats of classical music: Bugs Bunny. He turns 75 today, and so we begin with Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2. 

For the past 8 years Slam Allen has been the lead guitarist and singer of the legendary James Cotton Band. He puts his name on the album Feel These Blues and we start off with that one on this edition of the 10 O’Clock Blues.

Burt is our guest on Welcome. Sit. Stay. Whoever crosses his path is certain to be lucky, as will be Burt. Find him, and his litter mates, 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. 

 

 

Laurie Taylor, ISU Extension and Outreach regional foods coordinator and Master Gardener, tells us about the Farm to Fork tour of locally grown food. It sets out August first.     

Saturday, July 25, the Disabilities Resource Center of Siouxland and the Sioux City Human Rights Commission will host a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA. Expert panelists from local agencies will be present to talk about issues facing the disabled community and answer questions. There will be food and activities. It takes place in the Sioux City Public Museum beginning at noon.

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