Murder

This is Kelsey Patterson with the Sioux City Public Library and you’re listening to Check It Out. Probably best known for his No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series (which is one of my personal favorites), Alexander McCall Smith dives into a new mystery series set in Sweden in The Department of Sensitive Crimes. Dubbed “Scandi-Lite” by his publisher, this book doesn’t have the bleakness of Scandinavian noir, but it isn’t quite a cozy mystery either.

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The trial for a homeless man accused of killing a former Iowa State University female golfer has been moved to northeast Iowa. A judge today agreed to set trial for the Winneshiek County Courthouse in Decorah on Sept. 10.

Twenty-two year old Collin Richards was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Celia Barquín Arozamena.  She was the 2018 Big 12 Conference women's golf champion and Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year. The civil engineering student was found dead with multiple stab wounds Sept. 17 at Coldwater Golf Links in Ames.  

Voting Rights, Legislative Wrap Up, Jon's Story, 05.01.19

May 2, 2019

The Exchange 05/01/19

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Coming up on The Exchange, we talk with a law professor who says the relatively low turnouts at the polls in some elections may have something to do with voter apathy, but that’s only part of the story.

Also, we talk with an expert on the future of business and jobs in America who says if you fear that your position may be taken over by computers,  you may be right.

Justice for Jon

Apr 23, 2019
Siouxland Public Media

“I am Jon Wieseler’s mom, or I was.”

A mother finds it hard to talk about her child in the past tense.

“Jon was the best son ever.”   

A bond between the two still alive, even after death.  

“He was so good.” 

Linda Wieseler’s voice strains because of pure emotion mixed with a medical condition.

“I have what is sporadic dysphonia.  It causes a tremor with my vocal cords.”

Jon Wiesel

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The Bloody Benders

Oct 31, 2017

For reasons that likely have to do with desired ends, the Oregon Trail has a more wholesome reputation than its southern sidekick, the Santa Fe. The Oregon Trail once carried the hopes and dreams of whole families. The wagon trains leaving Missouri carried hundreds of thousands of little girls in sun bonnets and boys in bibs bobbing along beside the oxen, Mom holding the youngest up on the seat of the wagon.