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Coming up next on The Exchange, President Donald Trump has put tariffs on commodities like corn, soybeans and steel, to help even out America’s trade deficit with China.  However, Iowa farmers are already feeling the pain with lower prices and fears for the future.

Also, the sounds of the upcoming African Night.

And another Small Wonder with Jim Schaap.  That and more coming up on The Exchange, but first, this news.


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Welcome to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media. I’m Mary Hartnett.  Last week, the administration announced that it would phase out the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, or DACA program if Congress failed to intervene in the next six months.  The announcement left many DACA dependent immigrants panicking about their status.

Newscast, 5:32, Monday, June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

President Donald Trump returns to Iowa next week when he comes to Cedar Rapids on June 21st.  Private foundations are pitching in to help students visit historic sites during Nebraska's 150th birthday.  Nebraska has a new state "reptile."  South Dakota's governor is working with lawmakers on a compromise to eas access to public lakes on private lands.  

Newscast, 5:04, Monday, June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

President Donald Trump is returning to Iowa next week with a trip to Cedar Rapids.  South Dakota lawmakers are meeting this week to decide some new rules for public lakes on private land.  A Sioux City water tower is getting a facelift, and another Iowa water tower will remain the same.  

Newscast, 4:04, Monday, June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

Iowa's insurance commissioner is working on a plan that would salvage health coverage for individual Iowans before all the insurers leave the state.  The Trump administration's budget cuts could start affecting Iowans this fall.  South Dakota sportsmen and women could soon take advantage of more naturally occurring lakes and ponds.

Newscast, 4:32, Thursday, June 8, 2017

Jun 8, 2017

Siouxland Republican Congressman weighs in on former FBI director James Comey's testimony before a Senate Committee (in advance), a UNO professor is offering free lectures on the August 21st solar eclipse and Iowa's oak trees are being hurt by agricultural herbicides.

Newscast, 5:04, Thursday, June 8, 2017

Jun 8, 2017

Iowa's Fourth District Republican Steve King says he finds nothing troubling in James Comey's testimony to the a Senate committee today about his dealings with President Donald Trump, Iowa oak trees may be suffering because of herbicide use, and South Dakota will hold a special legislative session next Monday on the use of nonmeandering bodies of water on private land.

Newscast, 5:32, Thursday, June 8, 2017

Jun 8, 2017

Siouxland Republican Congressman Steve King says too much is being made of former FBI director James Comey's testimony to a Senate committee, a Sioux Falls area wind energy group wants to repeal new rules on where wind turbines can be placed, and  a UNO professor is offering free lectures on the August 21st full solar eclipse.

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Coming up on The Exchange, we take a look at the meaning and possible effects of the executive order signed by President Trump last week that calls for a weakening of a law that bars churches and tax-exempt groups from endorsing political candidates.  The law is called the Johnson Amendment. 

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“I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment and allow our representatives of faith to speak freely and without fear of retribution, I will do that, remember . . . . “