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Fantasy books may hold legends of heroes comprised of many tales. Some tall, some not. For some storytellers love to enhance details to make it more awe-inspiring. Or simply, details are lost through the passing of each generation. Such is true for this book which holds the tales of many such as Taborlin the Great, recognized for knowing “the name of the wind” which allowed him to call on it and bend to his will; The Fae, who live in a different realm and govern supernatural powers. Then there is the story of Kvothe, the protagonist of this book.

Check It Out: 2019 Adult Summer Reading Program

Jul 30, 2019

With about a week and a half left before the drawing for the grand prize, make sure to stop by any Sioux City branch library or visit their website to get your launch sequence checklist with all the challenges on them. You only need to check off five to enter the drawing. So hurry!

Support for Check It Out comes from Avery Brothers.

Cultural Continuum 6-21-19

Jun 24, 2019

It's gonna smell incredible downtown this weekend as Camp High Hope's Ribfest returns to Battery Park plus your usual assortment of summer time activities continues.

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Two psychiatric experts testifying in a lawsuit against the Iowa Human Services Department said the use of isolation and restraints at the state school for delinquent boys can cause them long-lasting psychological harm.

Psychologist Andrea Weisman testified in U.S. District Court in Des Moines that a Velcro and leather contraption called "the wrap" used to restrain boys at the State Training School for Boys in Eldora is "akin to a torture device."

Cultural Continuum 6-07-19

Jun 7, 2019

Joanne Fox joins Steve for this first Cultural Continuum of June. Every week things get a little more like summertime.

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.

Coming up on the exchange, 

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. 

Cultural Continuum 4-05-19

Apr 5, 2019

One Book One Siouxland continues, Tolerance Week begins, the Sioux City Symphony has two composers, a DJ and a Grammy winnig Soprano not to mention an after-party in the Woodbury County Court House and you can learn how to play the tin sandwich at Vangarde Arts.

Welcome to The Exchange on SPM. I’m MH.  This week, we presented a live edition of The Exchange at the Sioux City Public Library. The topic was the effect of tariffs on agricultural and industrial products.  Those tariffs were issued in retaliation for tariffs President Donald Trump announced a little over a year ago.  Those tariffs focused on China but affected other countries like Canada as well.   

My guests were:

Dave Bernstein, Sioux City,  Co-Owner of State Steel, Sioux City

Dr. Sam Funk,  Head of Analytics and Research at the Iowa Farm Bureau

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