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The Exchange 07.27.22: Prison reflections inside and out; Girls Inc. presents girls with a Toolbox; Michael Charles comes to Downtown Live!

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Corrections in Ink: A Memoir by Keri Bakinger
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Author Keri Blakinger,

This week on The Exchange, we talk with award-winning journalist Keri Blakinger about her story of addiction, prison and redemption, Corrections in Ink.

Also, a preview of the new school year with interim Sioux City Community Schools Superintendent Rod Earlywine.

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Sioux City Community School District
Dr. Rod Earleywine

This summer, one program is trying to break these gender barriers in the skilled trades. Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer takes us to the Toolbox, a partnership between Girls Inc. and other local organizations, including Western Iowa Tech.

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Girls Inc. of Sioux City
Girls Inc. of Sioux City

Mentoring is now seen as very important part of a college education. However, black female students are usually mentored by white, female professors and there is sometimes a disconnect. The authors of a new book called, Sister Resisters: Mentoring Young Black Women on Campus, advance a robust model of mentorship in support of young Black women on campus. I speak with co-authors Janie Victoria Ward, Professor Emerita Critical Race, Gender, and Cultural Studies Education at Simmons University in Boston. and Tracy L. Robinson-Wood, professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at Northeastern University.

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Sister Resisters: Mentoring Black Women on Campus

On Friday night another concert takes place in front of the Sioux City Public Museum. The artist performing during this week’s Downtown Live! concert series is Michael Charles. The Australian native started in music more than six decades ago and now calls Chicago home. The nine-time Grammy elected artist talked to Siouxland Public’s Media’s Sheila Brummer about his music and more.

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Michael Charles, Downtown Live, Sioux City

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