Slave Narratives, LIHEAP Program, Census Event, The Exchange 02.19.20

Feb 19, 2020

River of Blood: American Slavery from the People Who Lived It

The Exchange, Wednesday, February 19, and Friday, February 21.

February is Black History month, and we talk with one of the editors of a new book that contains first-person stories and photos of African Americans who were once enslaved.  The interviews were done by writers with the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s.  

Also, a preview of a program at the Sioux City Public Museum this weekend where you can learn everything you need to know about the upcoming 2020 census that takes place April 1st.  

And Lamb Theater is working on renovating it’s soon to be a new location. We talk with c0-founder Diana Wooley and Dave Madsen about a new show they are putting this weekend. 

We talk about a program that allows rural communities to nominate their school districts for special STEM projects.  Iowa students have already benefited from the program, creating a project to protect and nurture monarch butterflies.

We hear about a program that provides help to people who sometimes have difficulty paying their heating bills.  The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program or LIHEAD helps keep families safe and healthy in the winter months.  

We look ahead to the Siouxland Home Show and talk about trends for the coming spring and summer

Also, we talk about a new musical event this weekend to benefit Lamb Theater.