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German born in 1934, Inge Auerbacher was taken to Terezín (Theresienstadt) concentration camp in Czechoslovakia at the age of 7. Of 15,000 children imprisoned at the camp, about 1 percent survived. Miraculously, her parents, who had also been transported to Terezín, lived. Upon returning to the place that had been their home, the family discovered thirteen close relatives had been slaughtered by the Nazis. They soon immigrated to the United States.

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On an ordinary day in rural Niger, sheep are everywhere.

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If you can take I-90, west, most people think you’d be downright crazy taking Highway 18, a meandering two-lane-r that slows through small towns you’d never otherwise notice. Highway 18 barely deserves the word highway.

But if you’re crazy enough to wander and you have the time, you could do worse than score a big sky sunset some late afternoon over Hwy. 18. It’ll take you through endless reservation lands, two of them—the Rosebud and Pine Ridge—side by side in the lower echelon of west river South Dakota counties.

ISU Extension and Outreach

Did you know thanks to the local food movement, a whole new generation has taken an interest in canning and food preservation. What’s old is new again, but are the old recipes and methods safe?  On this episode of Did You Know we visit with Renee Sweers, ISU Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Specialist. Renee discusses the latest science, research and methods for safe food preservation.

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Sinclair.

Jan 26, 2018

Sinclair is a Chihuahua mixed puppy who is only 8 weeks old and is currently looking for a home here in Siouxland. She is available now at the Siouxland Humane Society for adoption, and is looking for a cuddle buddy for the winter.

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.

Animal Song of the Week:

On this week's Opus, we revisit a concert that was broadcast on Siouxland Arts Live in October 2017. Ioana Galu was the featured artist, performing violin favorites. Adding to the excitement of the evening was the chance to hear the National Music Museum's Ceruti violin (ca. 1805-1810) and Broadwood grand piano (1855). As you will hear, the gallery was full and the audience thrilled. Galu was accompanied by Susan Keith Gray. 

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Cultural Continuum 1-26-18

Jan 26, 2018
Travel Iowa

If you want to see some theater, this might be your last chance for a bit, as Sioux City Community Theatre, LAMB, and Shot in the Dark are coming to the ends of their respective productions. The Grammy nominated, South Dakota Chorale plays Eppley, Mary Treglia has an open house and the Okoboji Winter Games finds a use for all that new snow and ice.

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

For the third year in a row, the Iowa House on Tuesday took up water quality legislation, and by noon the bill finally passed on a mostly partisan vote.    The legislation which is now on its way to the governor spends millions of dollars for water quality improvement projects over the next decade.       But the final version pitted farm groups against environmentalists and there was bitter debate.   

Movie Review: The Greatest Showman

Jan 25, 2018

Jay Rosenberg reviews and speaks about the recent movie "The Greatest Showman" right here on Siouxland Public Media!

Star Wars Science

Jan 25, 2018

I'm a movie buff, and I've seen my fair share of science fiction movies, and while I try my best not to get overly frustrated, it sometimes boggles my mind why these big budget movies can't hire a scientist to get some consultation for basic science. For example, the Star Wars movies are incredibly fun for all ages but they are full of scientific inaccuracies. One of the biggest ones for me are the massive explosions of the death stars. First of all, since space is essentially a vacuum, sound cannot propagate. So instead of that "boom," you hear nothing.

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