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. 


Russell and Diana Wooley, the founders of LAMB Arts Regional Theatre & School, announced a capital campaign to turn Sioux City’s old auditorium, at 625 Douglas St., into the Center for the Performing Arts.

The Exchange  101817

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.

Argentinian artist Martin Ron has painted a mural of a man and his dog sitting under a giant sea turtle in Buenos Aires. He’s painted people picnicking on the tail of a shark in Benalla, Australia. And now, he’s working on painting two people lounging on top of buffalo in downtown Sioux City.

Silence, suppression and shame—Mike Goll knows them well.

It’s been nearly a month since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico. There’s limited water, food, fuel, cell phone service and Internet access. Restoring power is expected to take months.

Today, I’m recommending Born to Run, legendary rock star Bruce Springsteen’s long-awaited memoir. Inspired by his remarkable 2009 Super Bowl halftime show performance with the E Street Band, Springsteen has spent the last several years devoting himself to writing down the story of his life. Born to Run is the extraordinary result.


Being one of those artsy “theatre geeks” didn’t make Lindsay Bauer very popular when she was growing up. But when she went to a conference a few months ago, she couldn’t sit down to eat because everyone wanted to sit by her.

The MOC-Floyd Community School Board has its first Hspanic board member, Hermencgildo Reyes Rodriguez of Orange City. At a recent organizational meeting of the Board of Education, a new member was sworn in: Hermenegildo Reyes Rodriguez.

Doug Calsbeek of the Sioux County Capital Democrat has this report.

Iowa State University

Did you know the way a community takes care of its elders and the walkability of a small town has direct correlations  to quality of life?  On this episode of Did You Know, we visit with Abbie Gaffey, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Community and Economic Development Specialist.  Abbie shares her expertise in community development along with the findings of a recent rural sociology study called What Drives Quality of Life in Iowa Small Towns.  The study by Dr.

Does E.T. Exist?

Oct 12, 2017

During breaks while working on the construction of the first atomic bomb in 1943, Enrico Fermi and his colleagues talked of many things.  One of which was alien intelligence. 

The Milky Way galaxy that we live in is easily large enough to house millions of civilizations and is certainly old enough (about 13.5 billion years old) so that one of them should have colonized the galaxy by now, so Enrico asked, “Where are they?”  This questions is now known as the Fermi Paradox. 

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