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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.

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Welcome to the Exchange on Siouxland Public Media. I’m Mary Hartnett. 

The Iowa Legislature this week is deciding which measures will make it to the House and Senate floor.  There have been several contentious bills concerning social and criminal issues, but the so-called educational choice bill brought out dozens of supporters and opponents during recent committee yesterday.  

Under the school choice bill, the state would take most of the money that would normally cover one student’s education in a public school and give it to a family to cover private school tuition instead, up to 5000 dollars. 

The bill’s author estimates that 50 million state dollars would be diverted from public to private schools each year.  The bill was scaled back from a more expensive proposal last year that would have given grants to all private school students in the state.  Cedar Falls Republican Representative Walt Rogers is the

House Education Committee Chairman.   Rogers says the bill is really an effort to give parents of all income levels to afford to send their children to the best school possible.

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That was Cedar Falls Republican Representative Walt Rogers is the House Education Committee Chairman.  He was talking about the school choice bill that will likely go the full house and senate for debate soon.

Republicans and Democrats have spilt down party lines on the school choice bill and several other bills that are facing committee deadlines this week. Sioux City Democratic Representative Chris Hall   also opposes the measure. He also has concerns about the viability of other Republican sponsored measures.  First, he gives his take on the school choice bill.

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That was Sioux City Democratic Representative Chris Hall, talking about the school choice bill.

Youre listening to the Exchange on Siouxland Public Media, Im Mary Hartnett.

Today we often say that technology has transformed communication, but that’s not a modern phenomenon.  From the printing press to IPads, advances in printing technology have played a huge part in changing how we connect and the path of history.    Author Martin Puchner writes about this and the role of literature world worldwide in his book, The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization” leads us on a remarkable journey through time and around the globe to reveal the powerful role stories and literature have played in creating the world we have today. 

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  That was Martin Puchner, library critic and author of the book, “The Written World: The Power of Stories to Shape People, History, Civilization.”You’re listening to the Exchange, on Siouxland Public Media. I’m Mary Hartnett.Western Iowa Tech’s Lifelong Learning regularly provides Siouxland with programming that enriches our lives.  This coming spring continues that tradition. Program coordinator Mara Hall joined Mark Munger to talk about what’s ahead.

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You’re listening to the Exchange, on Siouxland Public Media, I’m Mary Hartnett. Just ahead, the story of two people from different sides of the world meet on a mysterious bus, misunderstand each other, and fall in love.  Before that, however, the young women participating in our Siouxland Media Lab project at Girls, Inc. recently asked each other what would make for the perfect Valentine’s Day.

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Welcome. Sit. Stay. Minnie.

Jan 12, 2018

Minnie, a newcomer to Iowa from Texas, is currently looking for a new home here in SIouxland and the surrounding area! She is available for adoption today at the Siouxland Humane Society.

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E Forsyth, Attorney at Law, providing immigration law services to the Siouxland community. Legal services in both Spanish and English. For more information, the telephone number is 712-224-2371.

Today we talk with Siouxland Public Media's general manager, Mark Munger, about his 100% whole wheat sourdough bread. He tells us about the importance of being able to make the one food you love best, and how he is sharing what he loves to make with his soon to be 2-year-old daughter.

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Jan 25, 2017

  This episode of "The Exchange" features a discussion on the issue of human trafficking in Iowa and Siouxland with Briar Cliff University Assistant Professor of Social Work Sister Shirley Fineran and Sioux City Police Department Detective Bruce Hokel.  Also, Mark Munger talks with the Sioux Center band, "The Ruralists" who will be performing at the Hardrock's Battle of the Bands on February 2nd.  

The Keyed Trumpet

Oct 14, 2015
National Music Museum

Just when you thought you had heard about everything that Leonardo DaVinci had thought about – you now will hear he thought about musical instruments, and among them, circa 1500, a

Worldwide Genocide Awareness Day

Apr 22, 2015

    

  The Weiss Kaplan Stumpf Trio is very active in Sioux City this week, performing with the Sioux City Symphony Saturday Night, then for Sioux City Chamber Music Sunday. Join Mark Munger, guest hosting along with special guest, Jessica Wheeler.