SPM’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with Dr. Michael Piplani CMO of the Sioux City Community Health Center and Jim Wharton, director of marketing and fund development, about “Walk with a Doc,” a program for folks interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. While walking folks have a chance to chat and ask questions answered by local physicians.
The 2015 Morningside Piano Recital Series opens with a performance by Yekwon Sunwoo, a young pianist who is lighting the world on fire. He has been winning major international piano competitions for the past few years, including the Vendome Prize at the Verbier Festival, and the top prize at the 2012 William Kapell International Piano competition.
In talking with Dr. James Schaap about the books to be read in Siouxland 101, we cannot help but land upon the hardships of old times: grasshopper infestations, prairie fires, the unrelenting hand of nature. Walls of devastation that fell upon the early European settlers of Siouxland, that left families prostrated on the hard ground as their livelihood was lost, do not now, however, register in our list of daily fears.
A few years ago, Leslie Erickson walked into the wilderness, and something changed. The change wasn't namable, and it wasn't complete, but it made itself known. Leslie returned again each summer to the wild. The sense of silence and the depth of night restored her, and when she returned to the city, to work, to the classrooms where she teaches, she noticed the brightness and the noise. She has decided to retire. The story she had long told of herself, Dr. Leslie Goss Erickson, was what had changed those few years ago. And now she is off to make that story complete.