10 O'Clock Blues 01.21.17

15 hours ago

Sam Clovis Working for Trump Administration

Jan 20, 2017

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An Siouxland political adviser to President Donald Trump now has a job in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.


SD Chief Justice Mental Evaluations

South Dakota’s Supreme Court Chief Justice is urging lawmakers to ease regulations on who can perform mental health evaluations.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.


Cultural Continuum 1-20-17

Jan 20, 2017


Bike Safety Bill

Jan 19, 2017

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A bike safety bill that would have required riders to add a back light to their bicycles has stalled in the state senate.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.



Ben Pratt
Ally Karsyn



If art only exists in a private studio and no one sees it, does it still make a sound?

More often than not, art is created alone. Ben Pratt, a 30-year-old drafter and painter from Sioux City, works in solitude and silence with the exception of the occasional audiobook.

“Very few people see my stuff on a regular basis.”

The Exchange 01/18/17

Jan 18, 2017

On the Exchange this week we talk with Western Iowa Tech Community College President Terry Murrell about possible state budget cuts that could affect community colleges statewide.  We also talk with the author of a new book about the history of the meatpacking business in the Midwest.  

Chopa Ryskulova
Ally Karsyn

I am the youngest of eight girls. Yes, eight girls. We all became Christians in a Muslim country.

My second-oldest sister, when she was in college in Kyrgyzstan’s capital city of Bishkek, she met an American woman who was Christian. My sister learned about her faith and about her, and she really loved that. She was the first one in our family who became Christian.


Jim Adamson, a volunteer with the Cherokee Jazz & Blues Festival, paid more attention to rock ‘n’ roll when he was growing up.

The Children's Blizzard

Jan 17, 2017
Jeanne Reynal

A January thaw is what all of us look forward to right now, a breath of warmth that reopens our hope that someday soon April will return. Two cold-of-winter days, maybe three, of forty degrees. No wind.

Heaven comes to Siouxland.

That’s the relief people felt early on January 12, 1888, when most of those who’d put down homesteads had just arrived.

Here’s how David Laskin describes that morning: