Where We Put Our Fears

Mar 12, 2017
Wikimedia Commons

There's very little to see now but row after row after row of foundations, a procession of rectangles angling down a long slope toward where there once stood a front gate. If you get there in June, the whole expanse will be awash in wildflowers, a bright yellow smiley face on a place you can’t help but grimace to remember.

Ten O'clock Blues 3.11.17

Mar 12, 2017

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Lex.

Mar 10, 2017


Lex is a seven-year-old terrier mix looking for her forever home. She is a real sweetheart with tons of love to give. You can find Lex at the Siouxland Humane Society

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. comes from Priscilla E Forsyth, Attorney at Law, located in Sioux City and providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland community.    

Cultural Continuum 3-10-17

Mar 10, 2017
Sioux City Journal

Coming up this weekend, LAMB Arts Regional Theatre presents “Death of a Salesman,” a 1949 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Arthur Miller. In this drama, Willy Loman has spent his life following the American way, but somehow the riches and respect he covets have eluded him. He lives in a fragile world of excuses and daydreams. He desperately attempts to make sense of himself and of the world around him that once promised so much.

Siouxland Public Media’s Ally Karsyn talked with the lead of the show, who was, in fact, a salesman himself.

WANAM: Get Out

Mar 8, 2017

Shelby and Ike discuss Jordan Peele's horror film Get Out on We Are Not A Monolith. Without spoilers, they talk about how Peele uses the genre to raise issues of race that elude films like Forgotten Figures

Keep an eye on We Are Not A Monolith as it develops into longer form interviews and features. It is Siouxland Public Media's new project that focuses on the issues facing and being discussed by the African American community in Siouxland. 

Jessica Wheeler

It was a busy week at the state capitol in Des Moines. Four hearings were held on issues including minimum wage and worker’s compensation, as well as a voter ID bill and a plan to do away with a local water authority in Des Moines.  Hundreds of constituents showed up the hearings, mostly to voice their opposition.

House File 516 would require Iowa voters to present ID’s at the polls. It would also change some of the voter registration requirements.

Brian McNaughton
Ally Karsyn

I got drunk for the first time at 14. I was at my oldest brother’s wedding reception. Nothing in our childhood or home life suggested I’d be susceptible to alcoholism. My mom refused to take communion when the church switched from grape juice to wine, and my dad would only have a drink if somebody insisted on buying him one. Even then, I never saw him empty the glass or have more than one in a year’s time.

150 People Show Up at Public Hearing on Minimum Wage

Mar 6, 2017

Hearing on Minimum Wage

More than 150 people signed up to speak about House Bill 295 last night at a public hearing.  The measure would allow the state to set a minimum wage and preempt counties that have higher wages.  Polk, Johnson, Linn and Wapello counties have already raised the minimum wage.  

Jessica Dunker was one of two people who spoke on favor of the measure. Dunker is with the Iowa Restaurant Association.  She said the state should set the minimum wage and not the counties.