One Siouxland

Refugee and immigrant-led organizations in Iowa are banding together to provide information on COVID-19 in ten different languages.  

The program through the group Embarc is mainly targeting Iowans from Burma and Central and East Africa. 

Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer with a look at what is being done locally to reach out to minority communities.

When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic there is concern not everyone is getting the message. 

April 1st is more than April Fools’ Day, it’s also known as Census Day with the U.S. Census Bureau.  The current census is underway and Siouxland Public Media’s Sheila Brummer talked to Erica DeLeon the  

Director of One Siouxland, about the impact of COVID-19 and the importance of taking part in this once-in-a-decade count.  She is a member of the local “Complete Counts Committee”.

You can fill out the census online at  If you don’t have internet access call (844) 330-2020. 

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A new art exhibit in Sioux City asks a simple question on the surface, “What does it mean to be American?” 

This rare art initiative showcases a diverse dialogue for people living in Siouxland.

“Looking for America: Siouxland” features works by a dozen artists at the Betty Strong Encounter Center.

The pieces include photos, mixed media, graphic design.   

"It’s a pig.”

“Whole Hog” by Rich Yates shows parts of the animal with words sometimes used to describe others,  like “them”, “different”, “deviant” and “strange.”

Cultural Continuum 12-14-18

Dec 14, 2018

Two theaters are closing out shows this weekend, LAMB teams up with us here at SPM for a one-night-only radio edition of A Christmas Carol. The Art Center has a preview reception for ARTcetera they're making hay at Vangarde Arts and those aren't boo's you're hearing at the Orpheum, it's the audience chanting "ZUILL! ZUILL!"

One Book One Siouxland will kick off the 2016 season at the Orpheum Theatre this Thursday. Built in 1927, the venue couldn't be more perfect for a party which will send everybody off reading One Summer, America 1927. The novel, written by Iowa native Bill Bryson, rebuilds vivid events from history, taking the reader into the time when Babe Ruth clobbered 60 homers in a season and Charles Lindbergh proved the Atlantic Ocean surmountable.