Siouxland Public Media Interviews and Features

Weekday mornings at 7:50
  • Hosted by Steve Smith, Mark Munger, Ally Karsyn, and Mary Hartnett

We talk with the people in our community who are making art, news, music, and more. 

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Ivy.

Dec 15, 2017

Ivy, our featured pet of the week is a newcomer to Iowa and is looking for a new home, and is available for adoption today from the Siouxland Humane Society!

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:

Brutal Metal Beatboxing Dog Song

Happy Friendmas

Dec 14, 2017

Our first annual holiday request show went live on Wednesday, December 13, hosted by Shelby Pierce and Mara Hall.     

Today, I’m recommending Seven Days of Us by Francesa Hornak. Making her fiction debut, Hornak has crafted a witty yet deeply heartfelt work that bestselling author Emily Giffin describes as, “an insightful, character-driven look at the real failures, fumbles, and false starts that define family—and why understanding the people closest to us might be the hardest thing in the world.”

Ames Historical Society

It’s the summer of 1971, on Highway 34, southwest Iowa. Some big digger, a lumbering monster doing the dirt work for road construction--maybe they were going to widen the highway—chewed up ground as such monsters do so well. But it stopped, politely, at the graves of 28 people it found in the way.

You can’t just go charging through. Some kind of recovery had to be done.

One of the men running the show, a man named John Pearson, came home that night after work with the news.

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Dottie.

Dec 8, 2017

This week's featured pet on Welcome. Sit. Stay. is Dottie, the curious pooch with a keen sense in curiosity. She is available for adoption today at the Siouxland Humane Society!

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:

Garbage - I'm only Happy When it Rains

SCSO Christmas with the Symphony

Dec 7, 2017

It's the last concert of the 2017 portion of the 2017-2018 concert season for the SCSO and it's beginning to look, and sound a lot like Christmas. Conductor Ryan Haskins tells us what he can about a show that's shrouded in mystery....and holiday cheer, of course.

It's become a holiday tradition for local musicians to collaborate on a Christmas album for a cause.

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The only picture we have of the guy makes him look like a criminal. His nose seems overlarge, as if swollen, as if he might have been beaten. If it weren’t for the thin moustache, he’d pass for a boy, a kid, someone more than slightly afraid of whoever held the camera. His hair is tousled, as if he’d not slept.

He doesn’t look like a criminal, although the picture itself looks like a mug shot, which it might have been.

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Starfire.

Dec 1, 2017

Starfire joins in as our featured pet of the week. She's a curious, young and extremely playful kitten who is available for adoption now at the Siouxland Humane Society!

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:

Minions - Mocha (YMCA)

I would like to propose a thought experiment: Imagine a box that when closed, there is no interaction between the inside and the outside world. You can't hear, see or feel anything that may be put into the box. Now attach a vile of poisonous gas to the box, which in turn is attached to a triggering device that has a 50% chance of releasing the poison gas. Now let's place a cat into the box, and let's close the box and activate the experiment. After a certain amount of time, we know that the poisonous gas released and the cat is dead, or none of that happened and the cat is alive.

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