The Exchange

On The Exchange, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon, on July 20th, 1969.  We talk with Dr. Todd Young, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the director of the Fred G. Dale Planetarium at Wayne State College about the importance of the moon landing, and why the space program is so important to our future. 

We talk with some older Siouxlanders who recall watching the moon landing live on television all those years ago.  

Today on The Exchange we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first man on the moon, on July 20th, 1969.  We talk with Dr. Todd Young, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the director of the Fred G. Dale Planetarium at Wayne State College about the importance of the moon landing, and why the space program is so important to our future. 

We also talk with some older Siouxlanders who recall watching the moon landing live on television all those years ago.  And we reminisce with Mary Hartnett and local historian Russ Gifford about their memories of the moon landing.

Today on The Exchange, we recap a massive Saturday in the Park Celebration on July 6.  Sheila Brummer talks with several folks at the event and some of the performers as well.

We hear from two of the more well known Democratic Presidential candidates who visited Siouxland last week- South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and California US Senator Kamala Harris.

There is a Native American Presidential Candidate Forum scheduled for August 19-20 in Sioux City.  We talk with one of the planners.

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This week on The Exchange talk with some of the performers on the Abe stage at Saturday in the Park.  One of them in Con Brio.  Con Brio is a named for an Italian musical direction meaning with spirit.  Con Brio is San Francisco Bay Area band that plays what its members call "energetic soul", psych-rock and R&B.  

Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer looks into summer brain drain and how to fight it.  Also, we hear  about a grant to Sioux City schools from singer Barry Manilow.  And a new book takes a critical look at the world-renowned Iowa Writers' Workshop. 

Additonally, a visit to the Black Hills with a longtime guide there. 

The Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa has a storied history of producing authors like Flannery O'Connor, Kurt Vonnegut, TC Boyle, and Jane Smiley.  The workshop is also known for its rigorous, and sometimes merciless, peer review process. University of Iowa Associate Professor of Journalism David O. Dowling describes this process, and the history of the workshop in his book, A Delicate Aggression: Savagery and Survival in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Mary Hartnett and Sheila Brummer are taking The Exchange live Friday morning to the newly remodeled Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library.  We will be there for the grand opening ceremony and we will have a tour of the newly renovated library.  We will talk with the architect who designed the new interior and hear about the history of the branch libraries.  

That's Friday, June 14th, at 10:00, live from the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library.

This week on The Exchange, we hear sound from the rededication of an old memorial marking the Old Missouri River Trail in War Eagle Park. The Daughters of the American Revolution first dedicated the monument back in 1928.  The group and many others assisted the group in finding the stone again and recreating the monument in War Eagle Park.

The monument was thought to be lost for much of the 20th century.  Native American Michael O'Conner prayed and sang at the event. 

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Coming up on The Exchange,

Disaster aid in the wake of March floods has finally been passed by Congress, but Siouxlanders continue to have questions about what do with the damage to homes and property.  And Farmers are still struggling with the wet weather, trying to get their crops in the field.

And last week, Siouxlanders said goodbye to one of it’s oldest elementary school buildings, as Hunt school will be torn down and rebuilt. 

Coming up this week on The Exchange, how soybean farmers are being affected by yet more tariff increases 

Also as we approach the 75thanniversary of D Day, the story of the Nebraska journalists who sent their stories out from behind the lines, and a remembrance of the return of some Vietnam Vets from the 185thin Siouxland 50 years ago.

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