The Exchange 04.06.22:Siouxland Organizations Respond to Changes in SNAP Benefits; Local Church Assists Ukrainian Refugees; How the 1% Live; Black Sunday; Frank Lloyd Wright's Southwestern Sanctuary
This week on The Exchange, Federal food assistance that expanded at the beginning of the pandemic were returned to normal levels in Iowa on Friday, April 1st.
The change means at least $95 a month less for more than 150,000 Iowa households that receive assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also referred to as food stamps. The change comes as wages are not keeping up with inflation.
We talk with Jean Logan of the Community Action Center of Siouxland about how Siouxlandnd families that receive SNAP benefits will be affected.
Also, how the Foodbank of Siouxland helps feed local families dealing with food insecurity, with a report done last summer our former intern, Kayla Mayer.
And today we hear from some disability rights advocates at a special forum at Western Iowa Tech Community College.
Also, Jim Schaap remembers Black Sunday, one of the worst Midwest dust storms of the Great Depression.
We have some feedback from the Sioux City Council on news that the military is considering decommissioning the USS Sioux City, which joined the Navy fleet just three years ago.
Pentagon officials say the USS Sioux City is among ships that need costly repairs to its propulsion system. Sioux Mayor Pro-Tem Dan Moore and all of the city council members wore USS Sioux City baseball caps at Monday night’s meeting to show their support for the ongoing use of the ship.
And Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer visits Frank Lloyd Wright's southwestern sanctuary Taliesin West.