This week on The Exchange, we hear the details of a new lawsuit filed against the state of Iowa over it’s ban on mask mandates in public schools.  

Also, how to wean yourself off your electronic devices, because you may not realize you are addicted.

And we talk with some of the artists from last weekend’s ArtSplash event, and also with the one of co-founders of the Sioux City International Film Festival that is coming up in October.

We also talk with the artist who painted a new mural on West 7th Street in Sioux City.

Cultural Continuum 8.27.21

Aug 27, 2021

Artsplash begins next weekend so we've got Erin Webber-Dreeszen in to talk about that. Also today will be the last Food Truck Friday of the summer. The Second River-Cade Comedy Competition will dole out its "Poultry-Themed Mini Monument to Mirth & Merriment" Saturday and Parallel Lives wraps up its run at Sioux City Community Theatre.

Cultural Continuum 8.13.21

Aug 13, 2021

Mary Hartnett briefly steps out of the newsroom to help out on this end of summer Cultural Continuum. The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center unveils a new exhibit, you might be able to sing in Carmina Burana and the Art Center is looking for ArtSplash volunteers.

Sioux City Art Center

The COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of so many events this summer, including ArtSplash. Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer with the online evolution of this annual festival to meet the times.

Every Labor Day weekend for 26-years, thousands of people packed Sioux City’s Riverside Park for ArtSplash.  The annual event showcasing more than paintings, pottery and photography. 

City of Sioux City/Facebook

One of summer’s biggest event has been canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Sioux City Art Center on Wednesday announced the 27th annual ArtSplash art festival will not take happen this Labor Day Weekend. 

Art Center Director Todd Behrens says they look forward to bringing the festival back in 2021 with some exciting changes.  The Art Center plans to hold a “virtual” Artsplash instead on Facebook.

The event is scheduled for September 4 and 5, 2021.

Các sở y tế trong thành phố Sioux City báo cáo rất ít trường hợp nhiễm bệnh mới từ Covid-19 vào Thứ Tư này.

Không có trường hợp tử vong nào. Tổng số hiện tại cho các quận Woodbury và Dakota là 73.

Woodbury đã thấy thêm hai trường hợp dương tính, với hơn 3,000 trong tất cả. Quận Dakota ghi nhận thêm một trường hợp nữa trong hơn 1,700. Quận Union ghi nhận 113 trường hợp dương tính.

Bang South Dakota đã theo dõi 84 trường hợp nhiễm bệnh mới cho 6,050 và 78 trường hợp tử vong.

Damee fayyaa magaala Sioux City naannawa metro argamu namni muraasni covid-19 akka qabame guyyaa harbaa kana gabaase.

Duuti haarowni hin jiruu. Magaala Woodbury fi Dakota kessatti waliigalati nama 73 getee dutii.

Magaala Woodbury keessatti nama 2 dabalatan qabameera, waliigalatti 3000 olii. Dakota County keessatti namani 1 dabalataan yoo qabame, waliigalatti 1,700 ol taree jira. Union county nama 113 qabamu galmeesite jirti.

Waaxyada caafimaadka ee magaalada 'Sioux City metro' waxay soo sheegaan kiisas aad u yar oo ah COVID-19 Arbacadan.

Ma jirin wax dhimasho ah. Wadarta guud ee hadda ee Degmooyinka Woodbury iyo Dakota waa 73.

Woodbury wuxuu arkay laba xaaladood oo togan oo dheeri ah, in kabadan 3,000 oo dhan. Degmada Dakota waxay diiwaangelisay hal in kabadan 1,700. Union County waxay diiwaan gelisay 113 xaaladood oo togan.

Gobolka South Dakota wuxuu raadsaday 84 kiis oo cusub oo ahaa 6,050 iyo 78 dhimasho.

በ Sioux City ከተማ ሜትሮ ውስጥ ያሉ የጤና ዲፓርትመንቶች በአሁኑ ጊዜ በ COVID-19 ያሉ አዳዲስ ጉዳዮችን ሪፖርት ያደረጉ ናቸው ፡፡

ምንም ሞት አልነበሩም ፡፡ ለ Woodbury እና ለዶኮካ አውራጃዎች አጠቃላይ ድምር 73 ነው ፡፡

ዉድበር ከ 3000 በላይ texaqi sehonu ሁለት ተጨማሪ አዎንታዊ ጉዳዮችን አየteyawal ፡፡Dakota ካውንቲ ከ 1,700 በላይ ለሆኑት አንድ ተጨማሪ ተመዝግቧል ፡፡ ዩኒየን ካውንቲ 113 አዎንታዊ ጉዳዮችን መዝግቧል ፡፡

የደቡብ ዳኮታ ግዛት በ 6,050 texaqi እና በ 78 ሞት ena 84 አዳዲስ ጉዳዮችን ተከታትሏል ፡፡

በናባራስካ በ 231 ነዋሪዎች የሞቱት sehonu ከ 17,00 (17,031) በላይ የሆኑ አዎንታዊ ጉዳዮች አሉ ፡፡

Los departamentos de salud del metro de Sioux City informan muy pocos casos nuevos de COVID-19 este miércoles. 

No hubo muertes. El total actual para los condados de Woodbury y Dakota es 73. 

Woodbury vio dos casos positivos adicionales, para más de 3.000 en total. El condado de Dakota registró uno más por más de 1,700.

Nine more deaths have been reported due to complications of COVID-19 in the state of Iowa.  A total of 670 have died during the pandemic.  350 are residents of long-term care facilities.

Coming up on The Exchange, we have an update on the continuing concern over the Renewable Fuel Waivers that have reduced the amount of corn-based ethanol that is mixed into the nation’s gasoline.  It is hurting farmers and ethanol producers.  

We talk with North Dakota State Agriculture Economist David Ripplinger, who says exporting more ethanol to Brazil will be of some help, the problem of ethanol waivers remains. 

Also, we talk with an instructor from Morningside College about new Spanish textbook that mixes in culture with grammar.

Sounds of ArtSplash 2019

Sep 4, 2019
Siouxland Public Media

Over the Labor Day Weekend thousands of people gathered at Riverside Park for ArtSplash.  After a slower start on Saturday because of rainy weather, Sunday brought out a huge crowd and about a dozen people shared their thoughts on this annual Sioux City festival with Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer.

On the final afternoon at ArtSplash Siouxland Public Media caught up with the Development Coordinator for the Art Center, Erin Webber-Dreeszen.      

She’s in charge of the annual event and says personally ArtSpash has come full circle in her life.

This week on The Exchange, we remember Capt. Al Haynes, the pilot who saved more than 180 passengers aboard United Flight 232 30 years ago.  He died Sunday.

We catch up with Neligh, Nebraska farmer Art Tanderup and discuss the likelihood of the TC Energy Pipeline being built after a court ruling prevented a move that would have delayed the project.  Tanderup gave some of the land destined for the pipeline to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska for the planting of their sacred corn.

Food For Thought - 10-05 Erin Webber-Dreeszen

Oct 5, 2018
Sioux City Journal

Fancy Watermelons, ice sculptures, beer, wine and cheese galore! It's all part of Artilicious which exists ostensibly to show people what is available for fall and winter catering at HyVee, but it's also a great way to get people in the door and think about art for awhile.

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.

Mix Tape Dance Party: Art Show 08/27/18

Aug 29, 2018

  On this ArtSplash-inspired edition of MTDP, we'll salute musical artists, who are not afraid to color outside of the lines. We'll hear everybody from The Ramones to Florence and the Machine; The Flaming Lips to The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs.

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Cultural Continuum 8-25-17

Aug 25, 2017
Michael Frizzell
Ally Karsyn

Michael Frizzell used to need weeks or months to finish a painting, but now, in just 90 minutes, he has a painting of Biggie Smalls almost done.

Klaire Pearson

ArtSplash returns to Riverside Park this weekend. The event attracts professional artists nationwide to Siouxland for the juried exhibition. New artists, too, take part. They are given a lift to the professional world of art by the Splash Artists program. This year, one of the Splash Artists is Klaire Pearson, a painter and maker whose work is confident, analytical, and wry.