Remember Sacagawea

Apr 10, 2017

What happened to her when she was a kid wasn't all that unusual among nomadic, war-faring Great Plains tribes. When her people--the Shoshones--started into a bloody fight with another--the Hidatsas--she got herself kidnapped, lost her home, then got another she surely hadn’t asked for, and was eventually--sad but true--sold into slavery. At the time, she was only ten years old. 

10 O'Clock Blues 4.08.17

Apr 9, 2017

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Abbey.

Apr 7, 2017

Just one look at Abbey's eyes and you can tell this beautiful one-year-old Husky/Shepherd mix is full of love to give. You can find Roxy 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 4-07-17

Apr 7, 2017

For Andy Langin

Apr 5, 2017
Angie Sewalson

My friend Andy passed away late in the night on January 19th. Text messages and Facebook notifications woke me. We knew this was coming. My husband Chris had visited him the night that he died. He had fallen asleep that night worrying about Andy. I arose, carrying this terrible news, to wake my family. My husband was devastated. My children cried. We all tried to push forward that morning. The kids went to school. Chris went to work. I readied myself for work, but in the silence of my empty house, I broke down and cried.

Part of the lineup for Saturday in the Park was announced today. Headliners include jazz-blues-funk player Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, rock hybrid The Revivalists and soul sensation Joss Stone. 

The 27th annual free music festival will be held in Grandview Park on July 1.

Stone was set to perform at Saturday in the Park in 2012 but dropped out due to a delay in her recording schedule.

Lorenzo Sandoval
Ally Karsyn

I am a Latino.

Like each of you, I have studied self. I have wanted to know: Who am I? What is the purpose of my life?

In my particular case, as I experienced the early phases of my life—as a boy, a college student, a young man—as I experienced these phases I found that much of my reflection on identity was grounded heavily in seeking the approval of other people… white people.

Why? Because I concluded early on that being a Latino in the United States was a problem. By virtue of being alive in this country, I was a problem.

Tolerance Week Events

Apr 4, 2017

Tolerance Week continues today in Siouxland.  There are several different exhibits, films and presentations that highlight both tolerance and intolerance. 

The Sioux City Public Museum’s exhibit “The Diaries of Humanity,” shows some of both.  It’s a collection of handwritten notes and diaries from around Europe at the time of the Holocaust.  Curator Matt Anderson says the writings of those who were changed by the Holocaust are sad and hopeful.



10 O'Clock Blues 4.01.17

Apr 2, 2017