Shelby Pierce

Shelby Pierce

Local NAACP President Ike Rayford and Shelby Pierce interview Sioux City Police Chief Rex Mueller and community activist Monique Scarlett in an open and honest conversation about the death of George Floyd, the state of policing, the use of excessive force in our community, and how we can find unity in the midst of anger and grief.  

Cultural Continuum 2-21-20

Feb 21, 2020
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The Orient Express makes a stop at the Postal Playhouse in Le Mars, Lil' Ed makes a stop at Vangarde and Eddie the Duck goes wherever he wants.

Cultural Continuum 1-31-20

Jan 31, 2020

Shelby Pierce from sits down with Steve as they peek into what's happening in February and this very last day of Januray and they discuss everything from soul singers to snowmen to slacker spiders.

On this week's program, we will hear from the author of a new book that tells the wide-ranging history of the Lakota people, who have lived in Missouri River Valley for hundreds of years.

Also, we have an interview with presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Buttigieg spoke with the hosts of the podcast We Are Not A Monolith Ike Rayford and Shelby Pierce at the Siouxland Public Media studios last week.

Cultural Continuum 11-22-19

Nov 22, 2019

Shelby Pierce joins Steve Smith for a Cultural Continuum starting to reflect the holidays a bit with some Christmas music and a pair of Holiday Parades. The Coservatory attempts a World Record for Bohemian Rhapsody participation and USD has theater AND opera.

Cultural Continuum 10-18-19

Oct 18, 2019

Another movie night with the SCSO with Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas played on the Orpheum screen while the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra plays the score, live. Also the DRC's Zombie Walk and Blood Crawl, and an author talks about Iowa POW camps during WWII.

Cultural Continuum 5-31-19

May 31, 2019
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Cultural Continuum 5-03-19

May 3, 2019

Cultural Continuum returns after a bit of a layoff and it's Cinco de Mayo this week.  Also Watermelon Slim returns to Vangarde and Sioux City Chamber Music Association wraps up the year with a look ahead to a Carnegie Hall concert with a couple of gents with Sioux City ties.

Cultural Continuum 2-01-19

Feb 1, 2019

Shelby Pierce joins Steve on this February 1st, Cultural Continuum. Lots of Jazz, a Conservatory recital at Vangarde, the Empty Bowls moves into the Sioux City Convention Center.

Cultural Continuum 10-12-18

Oct 12, 2018

If downtown smells particularly good on your drive home, it's probably Artilicious at the Sioux City Art Center. Morningside College Piano Recital Series is back in action this weekend and there's a steady stream of things happening at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center.

Cultural Continuum 7-27-18

Jul 27, 2018
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Ode at the Marquee, a bunch of nature stuff and Vangarde Arts is hopping!

County Fairs, Live Music, Ode, Sweetcorn, Greek Fest and TURTLES!!!!

Cultural Continuum 6-15-18

Jun 15, 2018

If you're reading this Friday, that means there are less than two Ice Cream Days left in Le Mars. Also there are kayak lessons, live theater, and trick roping demonstrations.

Cultural Continuum 2-16-18

Feb 16, 2018

Cultural Continuum 1-26-18

Jan 26, 2018
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If you want to see some theater, this might be your last chance for a bit, as Sioux City Community Theatre, LAMB, and Shot in the Dark are coming to the ends of their respective productions. The Grammy nominated, South Dakota Chorale plays Eppley, Mary Treglia has an open house and the Okoboji Winter Games finds a use for all that new snow and ice.

Cultural Continuum 12-01-17

Dec 1, 2017

Christmas programs at most area colleges and just about every other venue in the region this week. Lots of theater too and we break in new co-host Shelby Pierce!

Guests include David Osterberg, former legislator and University of Iowa Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health who talks about the value of the Leopold Center For Sustainable Agriculture. Also, author Jordan Flaherty, who talks about his book No More Heroes. It's about the savior mentality and its limitations. We also have another segment of We Are Not A Monolith with Shelby Pierce and Ike Rayford. Mary Hartnett visits a Laura Ingalls Wilder conference in Sioux Falls, and remembers a Siouxland lawyer and poltician, Michael Myers.

This Sunday, the Blue Cafe will host author Jordan Flaherty for a discussion of his book No More Heroes, a critique of the savior mentality and helping people from different historical, cultural, and racial contexts. Shelby Pierce and Ike Rayford of We Are Not A Monolith joined Jordan via Skype to ask how he has come to speak on this topic and what he has to say.

(Find the longer version of the interview here).

Briar Cliff University

Tonight the Sanford Center will hold an event at the Orpheum Theatre featuring Mitch and Emily Martin, Play It Forward, Kevin Keane, and more. The Center itself has served the Siouxland Community since the 1930’s, beginning as a settlement house for African Americans migrating north. Over time, its role in the community has expanded: setting up affordable, educational daycare; going into schools to help students and diminish gang presence; feeding families. Much of this growth happened under the directorship of George Boykin.

Shelby and Ike discuss Jordan Peele's horror film Get Out on We Are Not A Monolith. Without spoilers, they talk about how Peele uses the genre to raise issues of race that elude films like Forgotten Figures

Keep an eye on We Are Not A Monolith as it develops into longer form interviews and features. It is Siouxland Public Media's new project that focuses on the issues facing and being discussed by the African American community in Siouxland. 

Jessica Wheeler

It was a busy week at the state capitol in Des Moines. Four hearings were held on issues including minimum wage and worker’s compensation, as well as a voter ID bill and a plan to do away with a local water authority in Des Moines.  Hundreds of constituents showed up the hearings, mostly to voice their opposition.

House File 516 would require Iowa voters to present ID’s at the polls. It would also change some of the voter registration requirements.