Gretchen Gondek

General Manager

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Gretchen talk with Aaron Beutler, community outreach director at the Boys and Girls Home and Family Services Inc., about the annual fundraiser Tailgating for our Kids, happening tonight at the Marina Center. 


Herbs in the Hills

Sep 25, 2015
ISU Extension and Outreach

This week Siouxland Public Media’s Gretchen Gondek speaks with Laurie Taylor (ISU Extension and Outreach regional foods coordinator and Master Gardner) about Herbs in the Hills, a festival of nature, knowledge, live music and, of course, food on October the 4th in Rodney, Iowa.  Laurie will also report on the Sioux City Community Schools Garden program and the 2015 International Master Gardener’s Conference.  

Lamb's 36th Season

Sep 23, 2015
LAMB Arts Regional Theatre

"Let's make a show." With those words, as if by magic, LAMB Arts Regional Theatre came to life 36 years ago. Along the way, Russell Wooley and Diane Guhin Wooley have formed a creative relationship with playwright Stephen Dolginoff, with whom they have worked closely in premiering two of his works: Flames and, this season, Monster Makers, which has its world premier this Friday at LAMB. 

ISU Extension and Outreach

Gretchen speaks with Laurie Taylor ( ISU Extension and Outreach regional food coordinator and Master Gardner) about some exciting news!  Spaulding Park Community School has been selected as a site for a new environmental science specialty program for kids with an outdoor classroom and expansion of the school’s vegetable garden.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland

Gretchen speaks with Rocky Welker (E.D. at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland) about the annual Chili & Salsa Cook Off, September 19th at the Hard Rock Hotel. 

Rocky (who does a mean cha-cha-cha) will talk up the festival which expands this year to include a kid’s zone, live music, and, of course, great chili and salsa!

Solar Powered

Aug 27, 2015
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What’s all the buzz about solar power? Find out as Gretchen Gondek speaks with Kim Clay, Area Specialist, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture about the upcoming Solar Energy Conference on September 2nd in Le Mars. Dolf Ivener of King of Trails will also speak about his role in the conference and harnessing the power of solar energy.  

Shrek returns to the Sioux City Community Theatre this weekend. Many of the characters are portrayed by students in the Youth Theatre program, which will be beginning again in September, with new curriculum focusing on acting, music, puppetry, dancing, and more. Gretchen Gondek speaks with Youth Theatre director Ashley Ziska about fall classes and the encore of Shrek. 

Margaret Holman

  Today on Food for Thought we taste cheese: Bonne Bouche from Vermont Creamery; Marin Triple Creme Brie from Marin Fench Cheese Co.; Fat Bottom Girl from Bleating Heart Dairy; and Twig Farm Tomme from Twig Farm, Vermont. Our friends Chef Bret McCarthy and Chef Michael Gasaway from WITCC's Culinary Arts program joined us. 

Margaret Holman

Food for Thought is on the road, traveling north of Sioux City on highways 75 and 60 toward Alton. In the shadow of a grain elevator rests our favorite place for pizza: Sfumato Pizeria. Proprietors Mark and Matt Slemp took time out of their day to chat with us, time they normally spend making fresh mozzarella, kneading dough, and bringing their oven to temperatures way above what a normal person would consider reasonable.

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"It's got fighting and cowboys and farmers and picnic lunches. It's got everything you can imagine in a show," says Morningside's Randy Peters of Oklahoma!. The show brings this summer's Betty Ling Tsang Fine Arts Series to a close this weekend, which is so difficult to believe. It will feature some of Siouxland's favorite actors, including Mike Skaff and Bill McKenney, and quite a few of our favorite songs.