The Exchange

Siouxland Public Media

On “The Exchange” this week, Siouxland Public Media talks to two Democratic presidential candidates who recently visited Siouxland.  Hear from Sioux City native Chris Godfrey who was recently involved a discrimination lawsuit against former Gov. Terry Branstad.  We also commemorate Veterans Day at with a special ceremony at Western Iowa Tech Community College.  Plus, the latest on agricultural concerns for producers in northwest Iowa with an expert from ISU Extension and Outreach.

On The Exchange this week we talk with some of the candidates from this general election.  Mayor Bob Scott will talk about his re-election and Rhonda Capron says goodbye to the Sioux City Council after eight years of service.  SOHO restaurant and bar owner Julie Schoenherr bested Capron.  We will speak with Schoenherr as well.

Cultural Continuum 11-01-19

Nov 1, 2019

Comedy Rocks or..."Rox", coffee is pretty great too plus there are a few art shows to check out and SPM hosts another candidate forum, this time it's for next week's Sioux City School Board election.

Coming up on The Exchange, we hear from the two candidates for mayor and two candidates for the Sioux City Council, who spoke at a forum last Thursday. 

Also, we get an update on what Iowa Governor plans to do or not do about vaping in the state.  Also, we talk with a physician from the Mayo Clinic about the dangers of vaping.

And we speak with the host of the NPR program, The Hidden Brain,  Shankar Vedantam

The program marries science and storytelling.

Coming up this week on The Exchange

We hear about the investments made by Western Iowa Tech Community college in training the future workers of Iowa.  A big part of the training is learning how to think critically and solve problems.

And we talk with journalist and author Bob Woodward about parallels between the days leading up to the impeachment of President Richard Nixon and the possible impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Coming up this week on The Exchange,

We hear from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds who was in Siouxland yesterday to open a new fiber-optic network center downtown. She also met up with teachers and students in a Western Iowa Tech program that teaches students how to build homes.   It’s part of the Future Ready Iowa Initiative.

A report on the needs of the nurses at Mercy One, who are involved in a contract dispute with their employer.   

We talk with a Siouxland native who has created an app to help farmers monitor the health of their pigs.

Coming up on The Exchange, we talk with Woodbury County Auditor Pat Gill about next week’s primary election.

Gill also addresses new changes in Iowa’s voter ID law.  

Also, a new exhibit at the SC Art Center’s hands-on gallery and more. 

We will learn about a new effort to understand the immigrant experience in Siouxland and learn about the legacy of a lynching that took place in Omaha a century ago.

We will preview Riverssance which is coming up this weekend in Riverside Park.  

Siouxland Public Media

On Wednesday, Siouxland Public Media took “The Exchange” on the road for a live candidate forum at the downtown public library.  All five candidates for Sioux City Council joined host Mary Hartnett. 

Appearing on the show incumbant Rhonda Capron, and challengers, Julie Schoenherr (shay-ner), Michael Bayala, Michael O'Connor and Rosario Perez, Jr. or “Rev”. 

After the forum we talked about some of the people who attended to find out their thoughts and impressions of the candidates.

Cultural Continuum 9-20-19

Sep 20, 2019

Western Iowa Tech's GLOW Festival is tonight with DAD playing their last show of the year, there's a HAMFEST as well as a Bacon Fest, Akron hosts a Scarecrow Festival, Nature Calls is at the Convention Center, Jim Schaap gives a talk and The Exchange presents a Sioux City Council Candidate Forum at the library.

This week on The Exchange, 

We talk with the five city council candidates that will compete in the primary election on October 8th.

Also, a discussion with comedian Lewis Black who performs this weekend at the Orpheum in Sioux City.

We get a preview of Friday’s GlowFest at Western Iowa Tech Community College.

And Jim Schaap who we hear often talking about Small Wonders will talk about the beauty and majesty of the Loess Hills, and give us a preview of a live event next week at the Broken Kettle Grasslands Reserve.

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