The Exchange

Wednesdays at noon

Local talk program hosted by Mary Hartnett.

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.

  

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum-10/03/17 

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.

The candidates featured in this edition of The Exchange are:

Dan Moore, Incumbent and Mayor Pro Tem

Pete Groetken, Incumbent

Dennis Quinn, Challenger

Jake Jungers, Challenger

Jon Olson, Challenger

Nick Davidson, Challenger 

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.

The Exchange, August 30, 2017

Sep 11, 2017

The event at the City Council chambers included five candidates for the Sioux City Community Schools Board of Directors.  They are:

Perla Alercon-Flory--Incumbent

Ron Collings-Retired teacher in the Sioux City schools

Jeremy Saint-A Sioux City attorney

Miyuki Nelson-A school and community activist

Shaun Broyhill-a former school board elected member and educational activist

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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Jul 28, 2017

Educator and activist Jean Carlson talks about this weekend's statewide healthcare discussions; one of them is in Sioux City Saturday morning, Woodbury County Democratic Party leader Jeremy Dumkrieger talks about encouraging grassroots organizing, John Giorgio of Siouxland Hospice talks about a camp for bereaved youth that's coming up in September, one-time Sioux City Journal reporter Bill Zahren talks about his new novel, John Wills describes an upcoming Prairie Lakes Conference in Okoboji and we hear from Shelby Pierce and Ike Rayford of We Are Not a Monolith.

Reps. Jim Carlin and Tim Kacena and Sen. David Johnson join us for a roundtable roundup of the 2017 Iowa state legislative session. 

Coming up next on The Exchange, we take a look back at an historical event that still shapes our lives today.

We talk to a Morningside alumnus who took part in the civil rights marches from Selma to Montgomery Alabama more than 50 years ago.

Also we catch up with some of news from the Iowa legislature.  That and more after this news.

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