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Seems to me that houses these days have no attics, and I think that’s sad.

In what might be his most famous book, Curtis Harnack, born and reared just outside Remsen, spends an entire essay on the attics he explored as a kid in his ancient Iowa farm house, one complete chapter of his celebrated We Have All Gone Away. 

That wasn’t enough. A few years later he followed up with yet another memoir of the farm, The Attic, proving thereby that attics are actually treasure troves.

I have to admit that I don’t often read romance novels.  Maybe this is because the one thing that all romances have in common is that there is always a happy ending, and maybe I’m too much of a skeptic.  But today, I am recommending Katherine Center’s latest novel, How to Walk Away—a book that shows us that there are all kinds of happy endings. 

Artsplash '18 Erin Webber-Dreeszen

Aug 31, 2018

Perspective, learning from those before her and relying on what already works, these are the principles behind launching a successful Artsplash according to Erin Webber-Dreeszen. Hear her talk with SPM's Steve Smith about this weekend's festival of the arts at Riverside Park.

Beginning her career in New York City as an actress, she had fallen in love with writing after getting a master's degree at Columbia Journalism School.  Check out her work at the Sioux City Public Library. 

Support for Check It Out comes from Avery Brothers.

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Coming up next on The Exchange, the battle over Sioux City’s seventh district Senate seat is heating up.  Democratic Candidate Jackie Smith says her opponent Rick Bertand is facing a tough race.

Bertrand says he has a strong history of support in District 7/

Also, why your kid’s history textbooks my not be up to snuff and how a one photographer and artist moved to Iowa and reinvorgorated his craft.  That’s coming up on the exchange after this news. 

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Come listen to this week's Check It Out which is done by Kelsey Patterson.

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Those in the know were not particularly surprised to see Kaitlin Bennett come on campus around graduation dolled up as she was--her mortar board darlingly decorated with a dare, and her brother's assault rifle, with scope, slung over her shoulder. News stories claim that she was an outspoken 2nd Amendment advocate during her tenure as a student and that she wasn't at all shy about shooting off her mouth about guns.   

Cultural Continuum 8-17-18

Aug 17, 2018
Sioux City Journal

The Addams Family at LeMars Community Theatre, Downtown Partners is putting up art in the Pearl Street Park on Saturday, and a memorial encampment on the riverfront.

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Coming up this week on The Exchange,  how a long deserted cemetery in Dubuque became a place of living history after being dug up for a condominium project. Also, we talk with Briar Cliff University’s new president. 

And we take a look at the offerings of this fall’s Lifelong Learning Program at Western Iowa Tech Community College.  That and more, coming up on The Exchange, Wednesday at Noon and Friday at 9:00 a.m. here on Siouxland Public Media. 

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