Mark Munger

Arts Producer and Reporter/Announcer

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Welcome. Sit. Stay. George.

Jun 24, 2016

The fur behind George's ears is the downiest of all fur, making it the perfect place to give him a little scratch. Find George at the Siouxland Humane Society

Singer-songwriter Mike Langley recently released Milky Way Home, an album of new and old songs. He joined SPM's Mark Munger to talk about his inspirations and philosophies, and while he was here, we got him to play a song. 


Things We Couldn't Say

Jun 21, 2016

Following Holland's fall to Hitler's army, Diet Eman's Jewish friend Herman was told to report for transport. Upon hearing this, she and her fiance, Hein Sietsma, made the decision to risk their lives for their beliefs. Diet and Hein would later be sent to concentration camps for their acts of resistance, and Hein would indeed lose his life. Diet survived. She came to the United States and made her home in Michigan following the war, and she began to tell her story. The author James Schaap happened to be one of her listeners, and, taken by her story, offered to be her biographer.

Sparky the handsome terrier joins us for Welcome. Sit. Stay. He's well-behaved - a gentleman, really - and he'd be pleased if you would allow him into your life. Unless you have a big dog as big dogs do scare him. Find Sparky 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.  


Divided by Water

Jun 15, 2016





Ambi               Walking through grass (Becca: Let’s head that way. Follow the yellow grass.)


Looking for a great, easy, romantic story to start your beach reading off right? Save the Date by perennial chick lit powerhouse Mary Kay Andrews is just the ticket.

Florist Cara Kryzik is striving to rebuild her life in Savannah following her divorce and has thrown herself into her business. Over the last year, she has steadily been making a name for herself designing society weddings, but unexpected lulls, equipment failures, and a father anxious to collect on his $20,000 loan have left her struggling.    

Gracie is here... and there... and there. She's fast. She's friendly. She's at the Siouxland Humane Society

Our poem for this week:

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.


Awful Purdies

The Awful Purdies, a quintet of multi-instrumentalists based in Iowa City, will perform in Orange City this Wednesday. Their most recent work, All Recipes are Home, included music and theater. The inspiration for the project came from conversations, in person and in writing, the band members had with Iowans who work the land.

Betty is a sweet, curios, and loving little thing. She is part pitbull, so her new home must, unfortunately, be outside of the city limits. But, for that lucky person who can house her, she will fill life with kisses and kindness. Find her at the Siouxland Humane Society.

Today's poem by Mara Dekat:


And the dog song on the week"

Ode: Ryan Allen "Living on the Edge"

May 25, 2016


   I’ve lived in many places in my life.   I’ve wandered, I’ve been lost. I’ve searched for things and people I didn’t even know I was looking for.

   I spy through a camera. The world is mad. I try but can’t find any sense. I turn the lens inward and I get even more confused. Where am I supposed to go? How am I supposed to be? I can’t seem to find my place. I’m in-between worlds: between clarity and madness, between being a father and being a son, between a prairie of wild grass and a forest of planted trees.