Tim Bottaro

This week on The Exchange, we hear the details of a new lawsuit filed against the state of Iowa over it’s ban on mask mandates in public schools.  

Also, how to wean yourself off your electronic devices, because you may not realize you are addicted.

And we talk with some of the artists from last weekend’s ArtSplash event, and also with the one of co-founders of the Sioux City International Film Festival that is coming up in October.

We also talk with the artist who painted a new mural on West 7th Street in Sioux City.

This week on The Exchange, we hear from Siouxlanders who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 as they gather in downtown Sioux City for a memorial Monday evening.  Also, we hear from Ike Rayford, president of the Sioux City Chapter of the NAACP about some of the friends he has lost to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Also we remember Siouxland's Rick Mullin, who co-founded the Sioux City International Film Festival.  He died unexpectedly at the end of February. 

Our community recently lost an inspiring and active leader in both politics and the arts. Rick Mullin of Sioux City died suddenly on February 25th, 2021 at the age of 67. He is survived by his wife of more than 40-years Sue, their two children and two grandchildren. Mullin graduated from Bishop Heelan Catholic School, ran a family-owned business, served as a leader of the local Democratic Party, and co-founded the Sioux City International Film. He was a friend of Siouxland Public Media and even volunteered for the IRIS reading program in conjunction with Siouxland Public Media.