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Sioux City Mural Project brings new art downtown

Oct 19, 2017

Argentinian artist Martin Ron has painted a mural of a man and his dog sitting under a giant sea turtle in Buenos Aires. He’s painted people picnicking on the tail of a shark in Benalla, Australia. And now, he’s working on painting two people lounging on top of buffalo in downtown Sioux City.

Silence, suppression and shame—Mike Goll knows them well.

Puerto Rico: Long live Mami and mango tree

Oct 18, 2017

It’s been nearly a month since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico. There’s limited water, food, fuel, cell phone service and Internet access. Restoring power is expected to take months.

Today, I’m recommending Born to Run, legendary rock star Bruce Springsteen’s long-awaited memoir. Inspired by his remarkable 2009 Super Bowl halftime show performance with the E Street Band, Springsteen has spent the last several years devoting himself to writing down the story of his life. Born to Run is the extraordinary result.

Ten O'Clock Blues 10.14.17

Oct 15, 2017

The TRIPLE GOOD Music Show - 10.13.17

Oct 13, 2017
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This week's artists:

 Origami Animals, vintage rock/blues/folk from Des Moines, Iowa North by North, progressive rock 'n roll from Chicago, Illinois Salt Creek, indie rock from Lincoln, Nebraska Kelley Hunt, roots/r&b/blues/Americana from Lawrence, Kansas   Tune in on air, online, or on the app, Fridays at 10pm  (shows posted online Friday at 11pm, after radio air)

Melis Spencer from M's on 4th is the guest and she gives Gretchen a preview of this year's best fall wines.

Gretchen welcomes mezzo-soprano Suzanne Hendrix-Case to talk about her upcoming performance for Sioux City Chamber Music as well as an award winning year that brought her to Carnegie Hall.


Being one of those artsy “theatre geeks” didn’t make Lindsay Bauer very popular when she was growing up. But when she went to a conference a few months ago, she couldn’t sit down to eat because everyone wanted to sit by her.

The MOC-Floyd Community School Board has its first Hspanic board member, Hermencgildo Reyes Rodriguez of Orange City. At a recent organizational meeting of the Board of Education, a new member was sworn in: Hermenegildo Reyes Rodriguez.

Doug Calsbeek of the Sioux County Capital Democrat has this report.

Iowa State University

Did you know the way a community takes care of its elders and the walkability of a small town has direct correlations  to quality of life?  On this episode of Did You Know, we visit with Abbie Gaffey, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development Specialist.  Abbie shares her expertise in community development along with the findings of a recent rural sociology study called What Drives Quality of Life in Iowa Small Towns.  The study by Dr.

Does E.T. Exist?

Oct 12, 2017

During breaks while working on the construction of the first atomic bomb in 1943, Enrico Fermi and his colleagues talked of many things.  One of which was alien intelligence. 

The Milky Way galaxy that we live in is easily large enough to house millions of civilizations and is certainly old enough (about 13.5 billion years old) so that one of them should have colonized the galaxy by now, so Enrico asked, “Where are they?”  This questions is now known as the Fermi Paradox. 

The TRIPLE GOOD Music Show - 9.01.2017

Sep 2, 2017

 

In addition to hosting an array of unique, music genres this week, we PREMIERED Vibe Rations single, "Get it Together".

Check out the full hour show below!

35th and Taylor, alt rock. Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, 

Marah in the Mainsail, cinematic alt - folk. Minneapolis, Minnesota, 

Electric Needle Roomindependent popular music. Overland Park, KS

The Sapwoods, eclectic indie rock. Iowa City

The TRIPLE GOOD Music Show

Aug 16, 2017

The Triple Good Music Show is a celebration of the music happening here! 

This week, catch an interview with Dylan Sires of SIRES, a pop-rock band from Des Moines, Iowa. 

This week's artists are:

SIRES, a pop-rock band from Des Moines, Iowa.

GhostCat, an indie-rock band from Sioux City, Iowa.

Dylan Bloom Band, a midwestern country rock group from Lincoln, Nebraska.

Abe Stage Songwriter Spotlight - Goodbye Old Friend

Jun 23, 2017

Le Mars band, Goodbye Old Friend, have been writing together since early 2016. Alex Singer, the band's vocalist, and Colby Bishop, bassist, talk about their songwriting process and how their song Charlatan came together.

"We just try to write lyrics and write music that's gonna open people's eyes to their own lives and reflect upon themselves and start thinking about what's going on in the world in general," explains Jason Rhodes, the band's drummer.

Goodbye Old Friend will be playing on the Abe Stage at Saturday in the Park, next Saturday, July 1st.

Guests include David Osterberg, former legislator and University of Iowa Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health who talks about the value of the Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture. Also, author Jordan Flaherty, who talks about his book No More Heroes. It's about the savior mentality and its limitations. We also have another segment of We Are Not A Monolith with Shelby Pierce and Ike Rayford. Mary Hartnett visits a Laura Ingalls Wilder conference in Sioux Falls, and remembers a Siouxland lawyer and poltician, Michael Myers.

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I’d like to think of them as ours, but they aren’t—not really. Bison will be forever associated with our own Great Plains, but evidence of their roaming has turned up from Florida to Alaska, Maine to Mexico. They don’t “belong” only to those of us who live here.

Coming up next on The Exchange, we take a look back at an historical event that still shapes our lives today.

We talk to a Morningside alumnus who took part in the civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery Alabama more than 50 years ago.

Also we catch up with some of news from the Iowa legislature.  That and more after this news.

Aaron Burr: The Duel and Alexander Hamilton

Sep 30, 2016

Since Hamilton! the musical odyssey of rap, hiphop and history on Broadway, Americans have a whole new perspective on the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton.  However, the man who killed Hamilton in a duel in 1804 is less well known.

This Sunday Dordt College professor of history Dr. Scott Culpepper will delve into the life Aaron Burr.  Culpepper says Burr was a man of many talents; he was a soldier, a lawyer and a vice president under Thomas Jefferson.  But his ruthless ambition was almost his undoing.

Awful Purdies

The Awful Purdies, a quintet of multi-instrumentalists based in Iowa City, will perform in Orange City this Wednesday. Their most recent work, All Recipes are Home, included music and theater. The inspiration for the project came from conversations, in person and in writing, the band members had with Iowans who work the land.

FFT: Stone Bru

Jan 8, 2016
Stone Bru

The corner of Gordon Drive and Stone Avenue used to be just another anonymous spot in a city canvassed with chain stores. Now however, it is home to a local coffee shop, Stone Bru, that brews coffee roasted by a local roaster, Caturra Coffee Roasting Co. It's a refreshing shot of local flavor. 

Motivated by the success of last year's Christmas in the Sioux, Mitch Martin and Travis Barnes set out this year to make a follow-up album of holiday music performed by local musicians. The result of their efforts is Christmas in the Sioux Too. Like the first album, this collection of songs evokes the feeling of spending Christmas in our little corner of the world. Heath Davis's rockabilly take on "Run Run Rudolph" opens the album. It's a hard driving little number that doesn't take itself seriously.

Love without Control

Nov 9, 2015
Enny Owl

Singer-songwriter Enny Owl’s recent EP “Heart on My Sleeve” is about the throws of love. She joined Mark Munger to talk about writing this collection of songs, and she brought along her guitar.

 

Rough diagram of the food system
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Laurie Taylor, ISU Extension and Outreach regional food coordinator, visits with FM90’s Gretchen Gondek about the 2nd Northwest Iowa Local Food Summit, happening Thursday, January 29th, at the Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa. 

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