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While we navigate our way through education during a pandemic, it's not just the traditional schools and classrooms that are having to find new methods. For Mara Hall, coordinator of Western Iowa Tech's Lifelong Learning, having to social distance has meant not only revamping her catalogue but working one-on-one with her lifelong learners, often teaching them to connect through new media platforms such as Zoom. When they first arrive online to their classes, though, Mara sees them light up with happiness, not only for overcoming the tech obstacle, but for the rejoining of the community.

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News for All

Aug 17, 2020

Siouxland Public Media and the Mary J. Treglia Community House have joined together to ensure that as many people as possilble in Siouxland have access to high quality, unbiased news. Such information is not a luxury, though it is often mistaken as one, but an essential element of life. Without good information and a trustworth source of news, we cannot meet even our most basic needs, whether that's keeping ourselves safe in a pandemic, participating in self-governement, or finding resources needed to care for ourselves and our loved ones. Everyone needs news.

Virtual SITP Part 3

Jul 7, 2020

Adrian Kolbo likes a chance to blow stuff up, we talk to him about the logistics of the fireworks display.  We've also got a lot more terrific music from The Wailers and a special recording of the Avett Brothers amazing set to close out the 2014 Festival.

Virtual SITP Part 1

Jul 7, 2020

Part 1: Join Stumpy Steve Smith and Linda Santi as they play back great interviews from the people behind the scenes over the 29 year history of the Saturday in the Park Festival. SPM's Mark Munger interviewed to Ray McAvoy and Blaine Bourgeois plus music from past performers like Taj Mahal, Melissa Etheridge and Gogol Bordello!

Jamila Gishe

Dozens of people held a peaceful protest through downtown Sioux City after unrest in the county of Ethiopia. Siouxland Public Media’s Mark Munger reports.

Members of Sioux City’s Oromo community carried signs saying “Oromo Lives Matter” today to bring attention to the violence against Oromo people in Ethiopia. Protestors there took to the streets following the killing of Hachalu Hundessa, a popular, political, Oromo singer.  

Local protestor Falmata Gishe:

Siouxland Public Media received major accolades with the Midwest Broadcast Journalism Association (MBJA).  On, April 4, 2020 - Siouxland Public Media won nine Eric Sevareid Awards.  Siouxland Public Media picked up more “First Place” awards (7) than any other radio or television station in the tri-state area.  The station also received two “Awards of Merit”.

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

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.



I’m Mark Munger and you are listening to Check it Out.

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. 


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.