Sheila Brummer

Cultural Continuum 8-02-19

Aug 2, 2019

We've got two county fairs, blues at Vangarde Arts, Samantha Fish does a show at Preservation Plaza. Also at the Lakes, legendary comedy troupe, The Second City plays Pearson Lakes Arts Center, and Okoboji Summer Theatre heads into the home stretch. Back in Sioux City it's African Night at 1st United Methodist Church.

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Adrian was out of town and we were already at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center so Sheila Brummer took a few extra minutes to talk to naturalist, Dawn Snyder about foraging for food in the great outdoors! 

Siouxland Public Media

On June 14, 2019 the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library System held a grand opening and ribbon cutting to celebrate a long-awaited renovation.  About 100 people showed up to take a look at the updated library.  

 

The Morningside branch library features a children's area, an expanded area for private computer use, new lighting, shelving and seating. 

Food For Thought - 4-12 Chef Mike Gasaway

Apr 12, 2019

We talk about the culinary traditions of Easter and Passover on this an informative and entertaining edition of Food For Thought. Chef Gasaway talks about the egg and its significance to the season, as well as how the traditions of others have been co-opted into what we are familiar with today.

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Floodwaters may be receding in Siouxland, but many are still trying to recover from devastating damage.  Today we hear from several experts on getting help from FEMA, from the Iowa State University Extension Service and from national and state realtors.

Also, gay marriage was officially declared legal in Iowa ten years ago on April 3, 2009.  We’ll take a look back at that decision and what it means for us today.

Also, the sometimes tense situations caused when Sioux City's homeless take refuge in the public libraries around town. 

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Coming up this week on The Exchange, with all the flood damage in the Siouxland area, we talk with an expert about how to save drenched and sticky photos.

Flooding and family heirlooms

Also, a look at new theater dedicated to long-time Sioux City broadcaster Tom Peterson.  

An explanation of the historic changes in next year’s Iowa caucuses.

And we talk with a Holocaust survivor.

That and more on The Exchange,

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Siouxland Public Media

The Sioux City Community Theatre launched a new theater in memory of a long-time Sioux City broadcaster on March 28, 2019.  

“That is not what we do, that is not how this works.”

The curtain opened on the first production at the Tom Peterson Black Box Theatre.  A comedy called “Here We Sit”.

“It’s unbearable.”

“I think I’m going to scream.”

“It’s craziness with actors portraying the audience and some of the audience portraying actors,” said Rick Myers. 

The Exchange, "Growing the Magic," and Marijuana in Iowa, 03.27.19

Mar 28, 2019

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Coming up this week on The Exchange, a new documentary by Buena Vista University students tells the story of how Disney put Mickey Mouse in an Iowa cornfield  

Also, why the Iowa legislature’s move to expand medical marijuana has some law enforcement officers concerned. 

And we talk with a man that walked the length of the route of Keystone XL Pipeline, a trip that changed his views about the people who live in the Midwest.

That and more coming up on The Exchange, Wednesday at noon and Friday at nine a.m. on SPM.

Economic Prediction for Southern Hills Mall

Mar 15, 2019
Siouxland Public Media

Megan Gubbels sets out to find some deeply-discounted deals, two-days before Sears closes after more than 90-years in Sioux City, Iowa.

“I am a little disappointed especially, since we lost Younkers not too long ago.  It does worry me a little bit because the mall is becoming a little more limited on what we can buy.”

Gubbels, a mother of two, with one on the way, traveled a half hour each way from Emerson, Nebraska to run a few errands. 

“Well, I had a doctor’s earlier today and then me and my daughter decided to stop by the mall.”   

Coming up this week on The Exchange, Sears, a lynchpin of the Siouxland retail economy is leaving after 90 years, perhaps because it failed to keep up with the times.

The evolution of the local economy and why your property taxes might be going up.  That an more on the Exc Wednesday at noon, Friday at 9 a.m. on SPM.

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