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26 de Marzo del 2020.  Soy Balbina Valadez de Mary J Treglia Community House con Siouxland Public Media News en Espanol.

 

El Miércoles, 25 de Marzo el estado de Iowa reportó 21 casos nuevos confirmados de COVID-19 para un total de 145.  Esto llego el dia despues que la gobernadora Kim Reynolds anunció la primera muerte en el estado relacionada con el brote de coronavirus.  La víctima es un residente del condado de Dubuque que tenía entre 61 y 80 años de edad. 

 

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The Senate is voting on a $2 trillion deal to help jump-start the U.S. economy, battered by the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the floor proceedings live.

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Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings.

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Watch the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic, including regular White House briefings.

We began planning this show last week, but, in these times, the amount of change from day-to-day is stunning, if not disorienting. Since then, we have seen school’s close; fitness centers, restaurants, bars, casinos are having to close or limit service; grocery stores are having difficulty keeping shelves stocked. It’s one of those moments when you feel the world is different from what you thought it was only days ago. One of our concerns is the disinformation surrounding COVID-19, and, hopefully, we can bring some balance back today with our table of experts.

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The White House coronavirus task force is briefing reporters on the latest on the pandemic. Watch the update live.

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A ship set in ice. An axe. A giant disappearing into arctic waters. Such are the uncommon beginnings to an uncommon Western. In the Distance by Hernan Diaz approaches one of the great American genres with a cold but intense embrace.

Morningside Piano Recital Series

This weekend, the Morningside Piano Recital Series features a special trio that will perform together for the first time. Stephanie March (cello) and Yi-Yang Chen (piano) first met as undergraduates at the Eastman School of Music. Later, as a graduate student at Nortwestern University, March met Parker Gaims (clarinetist), where the two performed together as well as studied. Following their academic careers, March maintained a close relationship with both Chen and Gaims as music and careers took them to various parts of the globe.

A Christmas Carol 2019

Dec 25, 2019
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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol was recorded live at Lamb Arts Regional Theatre on December 20, 2019. 

Credits:

Diana Wooley was our Narrator and Director.

Russ Wooley played Scrooge.

Bryan Deck was Bob Cratchet.
Karen Sowienski and David Madson were our ghosts.

The rest of the cast included Brian Hamman, Wayne Blum, Rick Myers, Donny Short, Krystal Deck, Brock Bourek, Matt Cihak, Mary Madsen, Peyton Machan, and Rosie Markham.  

Sarah McSweeny and Jessica Huggenberger

There are so many reasons to love the holidays (and a few going the other way), but our favorite is the music... and the stories. Turn on your radio (or smart speaker or app), and join us as we listen to the best of the season. Let's face it, we all need a little break from the norm.

Dec. 16

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The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they are live.

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Herman Melville is “still vigorous,” said one article published in 1890, one year before the death of the author. It was news. Melville was, like Ishmael, a wandering survivor of a masterful wreck. When the obits followed in 1891, readers again needed reminding. Melville? Alive? No longer. And his books, perhaps, the obit writers said, Typee will be remembered. And one, Melville was “an untrained imagination” with an “inaccurate and unliterary” vocabulary.

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NPR's Tiny Desk Contest is back, and we want you to take part (make sure you're eligible). Here are the official rules, and here's what you need to know for our part: 

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Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race in November, is delivering the Democrats' response to President Trump's State of the Union address. Reporters across the NPR newsroom are annotating her remarks, adding context and analysis.

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President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address, which the White House says will outline a "policy agenda both parties can rally behind." Yet the speech follows the longest shutdown in U.S. history, and the deadline to avoid another one is in less than two weeks. NPR reporters covering the White House, Congress, immigration, national security and more are annotating his remarks live, adding context and analysis. 

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President Trump is delivering a State of the Union address after a delay due to the government shutdown. Watch his speech live, followed by a Democratic response delivered by former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

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Saving MLK

Jan 25, 2019
Michele Boykin

Marguerite Cordice married Dr. John Cordice in 1948. Ten years later, Dr. Cordice would save the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an act for which he will be remembered. However, as an african-american surgeon, he broke barriers his entire life. Marguerite remembers their life together.

Sarah McSweeney

On December 21, 2018, Lamb Arts Reagional Theatre and Siouxland Public Media presented a live broadcast of "A Christmas Carol." We would like to that the Gilchrist Foundation for supporting this collaboration as well as all of SPM's and Lamb's supporters.

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Dolf                Yeah, we’re in the lee of the solar panels.

 

Mark              This is Dolf Ivener, owner of SunCrate Energy.

 

Dolf                Birds love solar panel racks for nests.

 

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.

University of Minnesota

Lydia Artymiw, who has performed with many of the world's great symphonies and chamber groups and collaborated with musicians such as Yo Yo Ma and Kim Kashkashian, will open this year's Morningside Piano Recital Series. Those coming to this recital will hear a tremendous program featuring Mozart, Zaimont, Debussy, and Schumann. It begins at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, in Eppley Auditorium. 

The Ruralists

On their first full-length album, The Ruralists have collected a series of 10 songs that capture the physical and 

emotional landscape of a character who lives, loves, struggles, and dreams in a place not unlike Siouxland. It's an album that rewards listening to as an album, but it's also an album of songs that can stand alone. You find yourself going back to certain songs just for the joy of singing along or for rocking out. 

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Alexander Scriabin was one of the great symbolist composers of the 20th century. His work was shaped by his mystical beliefs, which he thought would bring the world to a new Nirvana, enducing a state of mystic rapture. Pianist Arthur Greene will perform a selection of Scriabin’s works this Sunday in Eppley auditorium. The recital will be set in darkness with projected images complimenting the music. Morningside Piano Recital Series director, Jim March, says this presentation is well suited to the composer.

I’m Mark Munger, and you’re listening to Check It Out

 

Today, children’s books. 

 

A Christmas Carol 2017

Dec 25, 2017
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A Christmas Carol performed by friends of Siouxland Public Media on December 13. 

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