Ally Karsyn

Cultural Continuum 4-20-18

Apr 20, 2018

Travis Morgan joins Steve to talk about the epic West Side Story production with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra Saturday and Sunday at the Orpheum Theater. There is also live theater, a bevy of Earth Day events, art at a yoga studio and your usual assemblage of seminars and talks. 

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

For the third year in a row, the Iowa House on Tuesday took up water quality legislation, and by noon the bill finally passed on a mostly partisan vote.    The legislation which is now on its way to the governor spends millions of dollars for water quality improvement projects over the next decade.       But the final version pitted farm groups against environmentalists and there was bitter debate.   

Cultural Continuum 11-03-17

Nov 3, 2017

Benson Burner, Boston Brass and that's before we get out of "B" events! (There is also Russian pianist, Boris Slutsky.) Plus hear about other art, music, astronomy, museum exhibits and much more on this week's Cultural Continuum.

The Exchange  101817

Coming up on The Exchange, Tyson Foods is heading up a new program that introduces college interns to non-profits, to promote civic responsibility and work experience.

Also, a new recurring segment on faith in Siouxland.  Today we learn about the B’Hai faith.

And we talk with the owner a successful overnight desitination in Southwest Iowa, the Villisca Murder House.

The Exchange: 2.1.17

Feb 1, 2017

Impending budget cuts in the tri-state area threaten to deplete resources that our justice system is already short on. We talk with Iowa District Court Judge Duane Hoffmeyer and South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson about this crunch as well as about ways to improve our system of courts.

Ode: 2016 Year in Review

Dec 31, 2016
Eena Colwell
Ally Karsyn

I met my husband in Walmart.

I was still new to the United States. I was in my late 20s and moved to Des Moines to be near my brothers after graduating from one of the most prestigious universities in Pakistan. I had a master’s degree, but I still wanted to know why everyone  wants to come to the U.S. for education.

I started taking some interior design classes at the local community college. One day, I went to school, and for some reason, the class was canceled. On the way home, I stopped at Walmart. I just needed toothpaste.

Ode: My year as a night-side crime beat reporter

Nov 16, 2016
Ally Karsyn
Jordan Edens Photography

Four years ago, I walked into a newsroom at 2:15 in the afternoon for my first day as a full-fledged reporter. I was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, and oh-so naïve. Little did I know, this day would become the first of many in which tragedy would strike, followed by instructions from an editor: "Go talk to the neighbors."

There was a murder. The next day’s headline would read that a man was bludgeoned to death.

Sioux City Art Center Selects

Aug 18, 2016

Catch the first glimpse of the Sioux City Art Center's newest exhibition, "Sioux City Art Center Selects," a regional juried exhibition featuring the works of eight artists from Iowa and within 300 miles of Sioux City. A free Preview Opening Reception will take place 5-7 p.m. Friday with food and drinks. A gallery talk starts at 6 p.m.