Sheila Brummer

Governor Gives Economic Accolades to Woodbury County

Jan 25, 2019

A special event at the Woodbury County Courthouse on Friday attracted local leaders, including Iowa’s Governor Kim Reynolds.

“It’s great to be here and be part of the recognition to be the first ACT Workforce Ready Community and they 

are really a model for other communities to follow,” said Reynolds.

Woodbury County became the first in the state to receive an ACT Work Ready Communities Certification. The distinction goes to communities improving the skill level of workers.  

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Coming up this week on The Exchange, Iowa Senator Joni Ernst says Senate Republicans are working on a compromise bill to end the partial govt. shutdown.


Also, how the shut down could soon affect supplemental food benefits like SNAP, 

and Iowa’s Supreme Court Chief Justice says citizens should be able to deal with minor legal issues online.  :That and more coming up on The Exchange, Wednesday at noon and Friday at 9:00 a.m. on SPR.




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Welcome to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media, I’m Mary Hartnett.  Yesterday, Iowa’s first woman governor gave her first Condition of the State address since being elected in November.  Reynolds took over for longtime Governor Terry Branstad in 2017, after he resigned to become the US Ambassador to China.

As we gain a new year, some of us want to, or need to lose a few pounds.

But, getting there can take some heavy lifting.

Professional bodybuilder and trainer Rod Ketchens says when starting out, set realistic goals.

“Whether it be just to get into the gym for 20 minutes a day, 15 minutes a day, do cardio for ten minutes.”

Ketchens says it takes time to develop a good workout routine.

“If you develop those habits in 12 week’s time, you’re more apt to stick with things and see progress at that point.”

Ketchens say set weekly or even daily goals.

On The Exchange, we talk about the success of women candidates in the 2018 mid-term elections with newly elected Democratic 7th District State Senator Jackie Smith of Sioux City and Morningside College Associate Professor of Political Science, Valerie Hennings.

Also, Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer talks with personal trainer Rod Ketchens about getting an staying fit in the new year.


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Coming up next on The Exchange, we celebrate the holiday season.  I talk with Morningside College professor Emeritus Bruce Fobes about the history of Christmas and preview a live, radio play production of A Christmas Carol, and we hear a new Small Wonder from Jim Schaap.