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Ten O'Clock Blues 11.18.17

14 hours ago

A jazzy Stevie Ray instrumental to listen to on the show tonight plus brand new music from the John Pagano Band and the Supersonic Blues Machine who have hired on Billy Gibbons to help out on one of thier songs.

Disney Fantasia, a film that was made to showcase classical music, will be shown Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Orpheum Theater. Best of all, the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, performs the score, live! Gretchen Gondek talks with the man in charge of keeping everything in synch, Conductor, Ryan Haskins.

Cultural Continuum 11-17-17

Nov 17, 2017

Sioux City Symphony Orchestra CEO Travis Morgan is the guest host. The SCSO will be performing Disney Fantasia, plus Shot and the Dark does a world premiere, Lamb Theatre takes flight (courtesy of a big ol' peach and some gigantic bugs) and an opening reception at the Sioux City Art Center.

Sioux Center Set to Expand Aquatic Center

Nov 16, 2017

  

The city of Sioux Center is moving into the final stages of design for expanding its aquatic center. Doug Calsbeek of the Sioux County Capital-Democrat has this report.

At the Monday, November 6, meeting of the Sioux Center City Council, council members approved moving forward with the final design for expanding the town’s aquatic center.

Plans call for the addition of outdoor features such as a lazy river, diving boards and water slides.

  The Exchange 111517 

Coming up this week on the Exchange, we talk with a Christian philanthropist who says just handing out charity is not the best way to help people in need.  Also, a look at the women who broke the Japanese and Nazi codes in WWII.  That and more on the Exchange, on Siouxland Public Media. 

Last night Siouxland Republican Party officials nominated State Representative and attorney Jim Carlin for Iowa Senate District 3 special election on December 12th. 

SCSO Disney Fantasia

Nov 16, 2017

The Sioux City Symphony Orchestra plays the score, and the giant Orpheum screen will show the animated classic - kind of a mix of the classic with the remake, actually - Disney Fantasia. SPM's Steve Smith sits down with the SCSO's Ryan Haskins for a preview.

On January 28th, 1986, the space shuttle "Challenger" exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, and on February 1st, 2003 the space shuttle "Columbia" broke apart upon reentry. In both disasters, all hands were lost. For the "Challenger," it was determined that the O-ring seals in the right solid rocket booster failed in the cold temperatures on the day of the launch. This caused the booster to rupture and explode, taking the lives of seven astronauts, including the first teacher astronaut Christa McAuliffe.

Risty Bryce puts his lips to a microphone in a middle school band room in Pierson, Iowa. It’s not his usual setting for a percussion performance, but today is special. For the first time, he’s seeing a seventh grade student, Kennedi Vondrak, play the bass drum, using a sound activated device.

Emily Anderson
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I either heard or read recently that, of the top two tragedies that can happen in a person’s life, the most challenging is for someone you love to die. The second? Moving.

Today, I’m recommending Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by award-winning journalist Jessica Bruder. This compelling, eye-opening tale describes the author’s experience immersing herself into the “workamper” community, a contemporary nomadic population largely made up of transient older Americans living on the road.

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