Sheila Brummer

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. 

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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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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.

Local Economist with Insight on Sears Closure

Mar 13, 2019
Siouxland Publice Media

Statements released by represenatives of the Southern Hills Mall and parent company Washington Prime Group:

“Along with our more than 80 national and local tenants, we remain focused on delivering a dynamic experience for our guests. As for the announced closing of Sears, we are exploring opportunities to redevelop that space.” – Matt Pawlowski, General Manager of Southern Hills Mall

Ash Wednesday Makes Modern-Day Updates

Mar 4, 2019
Sheila Brummer

  

A century’s old-tradition meets modern-day convenience.    

Pastor Swanson from St. John Lutheran Church coordinates the “Ashes 2 Go” program.  It started in Sioux City a few years back.

“Drive through locations are fun and simple people don’t even have to get out of the car.”

A simple service at several locations includes churches, a college, homeless shelter and food pantry.

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The Catholic Diocese of Sioux City releases a list of priests who were credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. However, some victims of abuse by Catholic priests say it may be too little, too late.

Also, as we celebrate Mardi Gras, a look at the 300-year history of New Orleans. 

That and more coming up on The Exchange, Wednesday at noon and Friday at 9:00 at SPM>

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This week on The Exchange, are you a helicopter parent?  A new study says you are laying the groundwork for future success, but doesn’t work the same way for everyone.

Also, we hear from some legends of the civil rights movement. That’s coming up on The Exchange Wednesday at noon and Friday at 3:00 on SPM.

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You’re listening to The Exchange on SPM; I’m Mary Hartnett.  Today we talk with a researcher who’s new study shows the individual benefits and perhaps the societal discrepancies involved with helicopter parenting.  But first, 

Rising Drug Cost Concern

Feb 12, 2019

Medicare rule changes could trigger a spike in out-of-pocket drug costs for patients with multiple sclerosis.  

HealthCareNews.com reports because of restricted access, researchers found some patients will be left to cover more of the cost, at a price tag of thousands of dollars.

“It’s part of a disturbing trend.  That has made it that these very expensive and very necessary drugs for MS are getting harder and harder to access.”

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