The Exchange

Wednesdays at noon with an encore Fridays at 9:00 AM

Local talk program hosted by Mary Hartnett.

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This week on The Exchange, we hear from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, Nebraska Governor Pete Rickets and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem as they deliver their legislative agendas for 2020 sessions.  Each of the Republican governors focused on a need to bolster the economic conditions of their state.

In the run-up to the February 3rd caucuses, we talk with a student from Northwestern College in Orange City, who is holding a mock caucus to educate those who have never taken part in Iowa's presidential nominating process.  

This week on The Exchange, as the new looms, we consider our goals and life choices and sometimes ask ourselves if we have sold out on our values.  We talk with the author of a new book called "The Ethical Sellout," about the many ways compromise can help us make decisions that accord with our values and the practical needs of our lives.

Coming up on The Exchange, we take a look at some of the events that we commemorated in Siouxland during the last year. 

One of the most resonant events was the anniversary of the deadly crash of United Flight 232 in at Sioux Gateway Airport in July of 1989.  The memories of the crash site were still clear all these years later. 

Also we talk with some seniors who recall the moon landing in July of 1969.

And we speak with the recently retired editor of the Catholic Globe newspaper, Joanne Fox and newly-retired Storm Lake Police Chief Mark Prosser.

This week on The Exchange, in anticipation of the holidays, we talk with the leaders of three faith traditions in Siouxland.  We talk with Bishop R. Walker Nickless of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sioux City about the meaning of Advent and the Nativity.  
We also speak with Pastor Jim Shirbroun of Grace United Methodist Church in Morningside about preparing for the coming of Christ in the season of Advent.   

Also, we speak with Rabbi Guy Greene of Congregation Beth Schalom of Sioux City about Hanukkah.  The holiday begins at sundown on Sunday, December 22nd.

Legendary U.S. Congressman Berkley Bedell died over the weekend.  The Spirit Lake native served 12 years in DC. We hear about Bedell’s life and work from a former state lawmaker and Sioux City attorney Al Sturgeon.  He worked with Bedell more than 40 years ago.

It looks like Woodbury County voters will be asked to weigh in on a possible new law enforcement center in March of 202o, and we talk with Woodbury County Sheriff Dave Drew about the issues involved.

On this week's program, we will hear from the author of a new book that tells the wide-ranging history of the Lakota people, who have lived in Missouri River Valley for hundreds of years.

Also, we have an interview with presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg spoke with the hosts of the podcast We Are Not A Monolith Ike Rayford and Shelby Pierce at the Siouxland Public Media studios last week.

This week on The Exchange, 

Presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg meets with potential caucus-goers in Siouxland.  We have a report.

Also, some of the Democratic candidates who are vying for an opportunity to oust US Senator Joni Ernst next year say they feel the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump should go forward.

Coming up on The Exchange, We remember Iowa State Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady, who died unexpectedly last Friday.  We talk with District 3b Chief Judge Duane Hoffmeyer about his recollections and also we speak with Des Moines Attorney Roxanne Conlin.

And today we hear about some alternatives to building a new Woodbury county jail. And we talk with an expert on what is often called the unfair “adultification of young black girls in American schools. 

Also, Sheila Brummer talks with the artist behind a new exhibit at the Sioux City Art Center.

Siouxland Public Media

On “The Exchange” this week, Siouxland Public Media talks to two Democratic presidential candidates who recently visited Siouxland.  Hear from Sioux City native Chris Godfrey who was recently involved a discrimination lawsuit against former Gov. Terry Branstad.  We also commemorate Veterans Day at with a special ceremony at Western Iowa Tech Community College.  Plus, the latest on agricultural concerns for producers in northwest Iowa with an expert from ISU Extension and Outreach.

On The Exchange this week we talk with some of the candidates from this general election.  Mayor Bob Scott will talk about his re-election and Rhonda Capron says goodbye to the Sioux City Council after eight years of service.  SOHO restaurant and bar owner Julie Schoenherr bested Capron.  We will speak with Schoenherr as well.

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