Western Iowa Tech Accused of Human Trafficking; Denies Allegations

Jan 24, 2020

Western Iowa Tech Community College President Terry Murrell addresses accusations of human trafficking of exchange students

This week on The Exchange, Western Iowa Tech Community College is accused of human trafficking in connection with a group of exchange students from South America.  WIT President Terry Murrell strongly refutes those allegations and pledges to help students finish their programs of study.

The 2020 Presidential Caucuses are looming, after many months of candidate visits and debates. But, what is the procedure you should follow on caucus night, February 3rd?  We talk with Woodbury County Democratic Vice Chair Gre Guelcher about the rules of caucusing and what to expect when you get there.  He also discusses the importance of the caucuses to the state of Iowa.

Also, Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer talks with a young lady who has been following the candidates very closely and who has become an astute political analyst. She has met most of the Democratic candidates who have come to Siouxland.

And we talk with Linda Scheid of the Food Bank of Siouxland about the food insecurity in Siouxland, and how the food bank serves food pantries in the area.

Also, a conversation with a South Dakota basketball coach who helped a desperate couple who was expecting a baby any minute.  They were stuck in a blizzard at the time.

And we talk about the move to end coal mining and energy from coal-fired plants, which many say would help improve the environment and positively affect climate change.