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SCSO Church Windows 2-08-18

Feb 8, 2018

Respighi's Church Windows gets the title nod, but the program around it also feature a world premiere from SCSO Composer of the Year, Patrick O'Malley, Debussy's Sunken Cathedral and a mysterious symphony by Alan Hovhaness.

Recently in the news, there was an announcement that astronomers had planets orbiting stars in other galaxies. This is both expected and amazing gat the same time. First lets talk about how it's expected, it is expected because of our current understanding of how stars are formed. Star formation begins with a huge cloud of gas and dust called a nebula gravitationally collapsing in on itself. This causes the center of the nebula to slowly increase in pressure and temperature.

Ten O'Clock Blues 2.03.18

Feb 4, 2018

Singer Bettye LaVette doesn't write songs - there are plenty of good songs already. She takes other people's songs and gives them a completely new place and time. She does a whole album of Dylan tunes and you can hear the title cut (minus one bad word) also new music from Johnny Tucker, pedal steel player, A.J. Ghent and an absolute gem from Big Voice Odom teamed up with Earl Hooker on T-Bone Walker's Stormy Monday.

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Lovebug.

Feb 2, 2018

Lovebug is a lovable pup who is waiting to become someones next lap dog! She loves to cuddle and is great just in time for the cold weather. 

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E Forsyth, Attorney at Law, providing immigration law services to the Siouxland community. Legal services in both Spanish and English. For more information, the telephone number is 712-224-2371.

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Adrian talks with Tyler Reiter, event coordinator with Steins and Vines which will be at the Sioux City Convention Center February 17th. The event features wines and beers in sample sizes so you don't have to commit to an entire bottle of wine or 6 pack of beer. Brad Lepper of Stone Bru will be providing coffee and he talks about his role and an exhibitor.

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.

Cultural Continuum 2-02-18

Feb 2, 2018

Siouxland Public Media has two events happening Friday night! Ode celebrates its 2nd anniversary at ISU Design West, and the Morningside College Piano Recital Series presents fortepianist Krisian Bezuidenhout at Eppley and over the air as another Siouxland Arts Live event. Foodbank of Siouxland presents Empty Bowls and lots, lots more!

The Exchange, Water Quality, Solar Panels, Media Lab

Feb 1, 2018

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Welcome to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media. I’m Mary Hartnett.

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law a 282- million dollar water quality bill passed in the Iowa Legislature last week..  The measure is a boon for farmers, in that it would mean about $150 million dollars in new funding for cover crops, bioreactors and saturated buffers as they seek to curb the high levels of nitrates and phosphorous entering Iowa's waterways.

The other day, I woke up and I saw a spectacular total eclipse of the moon. I've seen many, but it's always stunning for me. This total lunar eclipse was even more special because of three different things happening for this eclipse of the moon, and as such it was called a "Super Blue Blood Moon." Here's why:

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