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Coming up this week on The Exchange, we talk with Sioux City fourth district Democratic Congressional Candidate JD Scholten about his campaign and a new poll that shows him gaining on the incumbent Steve King.

Also, we talk with the author of a new mystery based in Okoboji and get a preview of Riverssance. 

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Coming up today on The Exchange, we will get a preview of this Sunday’s Mexican Independence Day celebration downtown.  

Also, a talk with writer and new age philosopher Marianne Williamson who will be in Sioux City for an event tomorrow night.   Williamson says America needs to take a hard look at its values.

And what to expect at Friday evening’s GlOW Festival at Western Iowa Tech Community College.

You’re listening to The Exchange, on Siouxland Public Media.  I’m Mary Hartnett.  The language of the Omaha Tribe is in crisis.  There are fewer than a dozen native speakers left.  However, a Nebraska filmmaker has produced a new documentary called “The Omaha Speaking.”  Timmerman has been working in partnership with Omaha tribal elders and sisters Octa Keen, Winona Caramony, and Glenna Slater.   85 year old Glenna teaches at the Nebraska Indian Community College.  I spoke with Timmerman and Glenna this week when they were in Sioux City for an event.  

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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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Coming up on The Exchange, we are broadcasting live from Gigi’s Playhouse in Sioux City, where families and experts are discussing how to create inclusive spaces for individuals with special needs.  We will talk about how to develop your awareness of how individuals with special needs learn and communicate, learn strategies to make your work with individuals with special needs more meaningful, and experience how to make your space accessible and inclusive to all need and ability levels.

JOIN A PANEL OF LOCAL EXPERTS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION STRATEGIES

The state primary is coming up next Tuesday on June 5th.  There are many state and local offices where there are multiple candidates competing for their party’s nomination.  In Northwest Iowa’s 4thCongressional District, there are three candidates running in the primary for a chance to take on longtime Republican Congressman Steve King of Kiron.  They are JD Scholten, Dr. John Paschen, and Leann Jacobsen.  King also has a Republican challenger, Cyndi Hanson of Sioux City.

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Welcome to The Exchange, I’m Mary Hartnett.  This week, there were major decisions made on the state and local level.  First, we hear about the lawsuit that’s been filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and Planned Parenthood of the Heartland yesterday.  

The law would effectively ban most abortions after about six weeks into pregnancy. The plaintiffs say the law needs to be struck down as unconstitutional. 

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Welcome to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media, I’m Mary Hartnett.  The 2018 Iowa Legislative Session wrapped up on Saturday, two weeks overdue.  This was another historic year for Republican lawmakers who control the House and the Senate.  They passed a major tax overhaul, an abortion bill that is the strictest in the nation, and.

With me to discuss the session are four Siouxland area lawmakers.

Democrat Chris Hall of Sioux City represents the 13 House District.

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The event at the City Council chambers included five candidates for the Sioux City Community Schools Board of Directors.  They are:

Perla Alercon-Flory--Incumbent

Ron Collings-Retired teacher in the Sioux City schools

Jeremy Saint-A Sioux City attorney

Miyuki Nelson-A school and community activist

Shaun Broyhill-a former school board elected member and educational activist

This week on The Exchange, we hear from the candidates for the Sioux City school board elections, which are being held September 12th.  We held a roundtable discussion at the Sioux City Public Museum on Wednesday, August 30th.    This program is part of Siouxland Public Media's collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Sioux City.  The league is holding its public debate with the candidates on Tuesday, September 5th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the City Council chambers in downtown Sioux City. The debate and forum is free and open to the public.    

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