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Coming up this week on the Exchange, we talk with a Christian philanthropist who says just handing out charity is not the best way to help people in need.  Also, a look at the women who broke the Japanese and Nazi codes in WWII.  That and more on the Exchange, on Siouxland Public Media. 

Last night Siouxland Republican Party officials nominated State Representative and attorney Jim Carlin for Iowa Senate District 3 special election on December 12th. 

The Exchange's Mary Hartnett held a forum with the six Sioux City Council candidates on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017.  It was held at the Sioux City Public Museum, in partnership with the League of Women Voters.  The election takes place next Tuesday, November 7th.  The candidates are incumbents Alex Watters, Dan Moore and Pete Groetken, and the challengers are Jake Jungers, Dennis Quinn, and Doug Waples.  

 

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Coming up on The Exchange, Tyson Foods is heading up a new program that introduces college interns to non-profits, to promote civic responsibility and work experience.

Also, a new recurring segment on faith in Siouxland.  Today we learn about the B’Hai faith.

And we talk with the owner a successful overnight desitination in Southwest Iowa, the Villisca Murder House.

This week on The Exchange, we talk about the move by Woodbury County's action to exit the Sioux Rivers Regional Mental Health and Disability Services.  The Sanford Center, which provides counseling to a large number of young people in Sioux City, will be affected by the change.  We talk with Woodbury County Supervisors Mathew Ung and Jeremy Taylor.  We also speak with Dr. Richard Owens, a board member at the Sanford Center.

  

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Coming up on The Exchange, we present a question and answer session with the media from last night’s League of Women Voter’s forum with the nine candidates for the Sioux City Council.  The candidates answered questions about a wide range of topics including housing, parking and drawing young people to Sioux City.

We’ll hear more of the League of Women Voters city candidate forum on the Exchange.

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In order to offset the costs of a new sewage treatment plant, Orange City residents are paying higher sewer rates.  Doug Calsbeek of the Sioux County Capital-Democrat has this report.

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On The Exchange this week, we speak with three of the nine candidates for the Sioux City City Council primary that's coming up on October 10th.  Today we talk with incumbent Alex Watters, who was appointed last year to take over the seat of council person Keith Radig.  Radig was elected to the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors.  We also hear from challengers Doug Waples and Brett Watchorn.  Next week, we talk with the remaining six contenders.

  

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Welcome to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media. I’m Mary Hartnett.  Last week, the administration announced that it would phase out the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals, or DACA program if Congress failed to intervene in the next six months.  The announcement left many DACA dependent immigrants panicking about their status.

This week on The Exchange, we hear from the candidates for the Sioux City school board elections, which are being held September 12th.  We held a roundtable discussion at the Sioux City Public Museum on Wednesday, August 30th.    This program is part of Siouxland Public Media's collaboration with the League of Women Voters of Sioux City.  The league is holding its public debate with the candidates on Tuesday, September 5th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the City Council chambers in downtown Sioux City. The debate and forum is free and open to the public.    

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