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Check It Out: Misery by Stephen King

Aug 14, 2018

This is Preston Schultz and you’re listening to Check It Out.

Imagine being held hostage by a deranged fan and forced to do something against your will or face a severe punishment. Well, in Stephen King’s 1987 psychological horror story entitled “Misery,” that is what happens to best-selling American author Paul Sheldon.

Battle of the Spurs

Aug 13, 2018
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There's something vintage Old Testament about the whole story, something that feels like myth. But it happened; and just a bit north of Topeka, an unkept highway marker up on a hill tells part of the story that can't be doubted. What can is far more fascinating.

Cultural Continuum 8-10-18

Aug 10, 2018

Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers wrap up this summer's Downtown Live Concert Series. Singer Songwriter Paul Sprawl performs at the South Sioux City Library and you can ID bugs like a boss after taking a class at the Dickenson County Nature Center.

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It's like a movie, a set piece from a show like The Music Man, set right here in Iowa. Pioneer days, 1865: a steam engine belching a plume so thick you can hike on it pulls a string of cars through eastern Iowa's rolling hills. Aboard a flat car sits a church bell, sturdily strapped to prevent carnage. 

That bell attracts a crowd, so whenever the engine blasts out a warning to a town down the pike, people gather to gawk--and listen. A whole crowd of rubber-neckers have heard about that bell, so it's rung in every hamlet.

This is Kathy Pfautsch and you are listening to Check It Out.

With summer coming to a bittersweet end and school creeping around the corner, it wouldn’t be too early to get the reading juices flowing again. On that note, I will be recommending a kid friendly entry level chapter book that we all might know that is the first book of the ever-loving Magic Treehouse series entitled Dinosaurs Before Dark written by Mary Pope Osbourne.

 

Forty local artists will line Seventh Street to display their works in a festival-like atmosphere for the First Annual Art Affair.

 

The Native African Christian Fellowship started small with just a few families gathering at someone’s house. Eventually, they found a home for their fellowship at the First United Methodist Church in Sioux City. And now they’re sharing their culture with the community at the Fourth Annual African Night.

Cultural Continuum 8-03-18

Aug 3, 2018

County fairs in Iowa and Nebraska, Second City moves from Lake Michigan to Spirit Lake and Saturday Afternoon is African Night

  The Exchange 080118. 

Coming up next on The Exchange, President Donald Trump has put tariffs on commodities like corn, soybeans and steel, to help even out America’s trade deficit with China.  However, Iowa farmers are already feeling the pain with lower prices and fears for the future.

Also, the sounds of the upcoming African Night.

And another Small Wonder with Jim Schaap.  That and more coming up on The Exchange, but first, this news.

Introduction

Welcome to the Exchange, on Siouxland Public Media, I’m Mary Hartnett. 

Check It Out: The Great Alone by Krisitn Hannah

Jul 31, 2018

This is Barb Gross with the Sioux City Public Library and you’re listening to Check it Out.

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