Siouxland Public Media

Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer looks into summer brain drain and how to fight it.  Also, we hear  about a grant to Sioux City schools from singer Barry Manilow.  And a new book takes a critical look at the world-renowned Iowa Writers' Workshop. 

Additonally, a visit to the Black Hills with a longtime guide there. 

Mary Hartnett

The Documentary, "Growing Magic: The Mickey Mouse Cornfield Story," was written and produced by Buena Vista digital media students. It tells the story of a card formed in a cornfield for Mickey Mouse's birthday in the year of 1988.

The documentary was worked on for the past three years and upon it's premiere, Siouxland Public Media spoke with teacher and Disney fanatic, Jerry Johnson. Siouxland Public Media also had the chance to speak with two of his students, Olivia Weisler and Mason Mcgrew. They discuss parts of the story and share details of the production. 

Noon Newscast 3.25.19

Mar 25, 2019

Authorities are trying to find a Sioux City man suspected of shooting to death two people at their home in southeast Nebraska.  The victims were the parents of his former live-in girlfriend.

36-year-old Brindar Jangir is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Randal and Annette Grimes on Saturday.  

Court records say Jangir threatened to kill his girlfriend and her parents if she ever left him.  The girlfriend moved out on March 12th.

Cultural Continuum 12-14-18

Dec 14, 2018

Two theaters are closing out shows this weekend, LAMB teams up with us here at SPM for a one-night-only radio edition of A Christmas Carol. The Art Center has a preview reception for ARTcetera they're making hay at Vangarde Arts and those aren't boo's you're hearing at the Orpheum, it's the audience chanting "ZUILL! ZUILL!"

Cultural Continuum 12-07-18

Dec 7, 2018

It's a typical December Cultural Continuum with loads of Christmas specials and theater offerings. The Art Center opens up the Gilchrist Learning Center, a legendary singer/songwriter from Austin visits Vangarde and Santa can be spotted in any number of places.

Adrian welcomes Rachael K. today on FD4T. Rachel is Siouxland Public Media's Development Director and she has been working with the good folks at Diving Elk to put together a fun event for our upcoming FUNd drive. It's called Cheers to Sioux and you can find out more about it on this edition of Food For Thought.

Cultural Continuum 6-01-18

Jun 1, 2018

Gretchen's guest this time is Marcia Poole. Poole will talk about the very early days of getting Siouxland Public Media (known then as KWIT) off the ground and over the air clear back in 1978. She talks about public radio bringing classical music, NPR News and other public radio mainstay's to a population that had none.

The TRIPLE GOOD Music Show - 9.22.17

Sep 22, 2017
Bertha Iniguez

You'll love this week's array of music. Enjoy some R & B tunes, along with metalcore, blues, soul, and more!

This week's artists:

Goodbye Old Friend, metal/metalcore band from Le Mars, Iowa.

Roger Wendover, awakened acoustic grooves, Americana artist from La Crosse, Wisconsin.

MIL MUZIQ, R&B/Hip-hop artist from Sioux City, Iowa.

Emily Johnson Band, Classic soul/R&B/Blues 10-piece band from Sioux City, Iowa.