Siouxland Public Media Interviews and Features

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We talk with the people in our community who are making art, news, music, and more. 

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Seems easy enough, simple and true: once you're free, that’s it--no going back. Free at last. Makes sense.

Well, not so. In the case of more than one slave and former slave, being free for a time, or having been free for months or even years, was not a ticket to ride because by law in these United States it was altogether possible and perfectly legal for a free man or woman to be returned to an owner and thus chained up once more, improbable as that may seem.

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University of Minnesota

Lydia Artymiw, who has performed with many of the world's great symphonies and chamber groups and collaborated with musicians such as Yo Yo Ma and Kim Kashkashian, will open this year's Morningside Piano Recital Series. Those coming to this recital will hear a tremendous program featuring Mozart, Zaimont, Debussy, and Schumann. It begins at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, in Eppley Auditorium. 

The Exchange 091218

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Coming up today on The Exchange, we will get a preview of this Sunday’s Mexican Independence Day celebration downtown.  

Also, a talk with writer and new age philosopher Marianne Williamson who will be in Sioux City for an event tomorrow night.   Williamson says America needs to take a hard look at its values.

And what to expect at Friday evening’s GlOW Festival at Western Iowa Tech Community College.

The Ruralists

On their first full-length album, The Ruralists have collected a series of 10 songs that capture the physical and 

emotional landscape of a character who lives, loves, struggles, and dreams in a place not unlike Siouxland. It's an album that rewards listening to as an album, but it's also an album of songs that can stand alone. You find yourself going back to certain songs just for the joy of singing along or for rocking out. 

Sioux City Art Center

It's a way to paint something as it really looks, but it's not what your conscious brain is really telling you it should look like, because there shouldn't be all these colors.

Todd Behrens, Curator at the Sioux City Art Center, begins our series exploring art with a still life that reveals an odd gap existing between what we think we see and what we really see. 

This is Jorge and you are listening to Check It Out.

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I was a boy in the 1950s, forty long years after November 11, 1918, Armistice Day, when the unimaginable carnage of the First World War finally ended. As a kid, I knew very little about my great uncle, who, by way of a grenade thrown100 years ago next month, met his death in some battlefield gully in France. What I knew is that he'd been killed in the Great War, and that my parents had better attend Decoration Day rallies in the cemetery south of town.

Cultural Continuum 9-07-18

Sep 7, 2018

The Sioux City International Film Festival gets underway Wednesday, but there are loads of things to do leading up to that. Live music, BBQ, hot rods, a planetarium show in Wayne and a chance to audition for the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra.

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