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  • 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. 

Branstad to Resign

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Iowa will have its first female governor this morning. The Senate voted Monday to confirm Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad to serve as U.S. ambassador to China.  Branstad will resign and be sworn in as ambassador at 10:00 a.m., and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will be sworn in shortly thereafter.  She described the process at yesterday’s press conference.

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Wessels Living History Farm

Even though I must have been through the place a thousand times, I didn't even know it was a place--James, Iowa, just up the road from Leeds. From up above on Google Earth, James, looks more like a camp ground than a suburb; but right there on highway 75, it sits peacefully alongside the meandering Floyd, far southern Plymouth County. 

Truth is, this story has little to do with James, Iowa. The town merits mention only as a setting, as in, "this whole business went down right here in James, Iowa." Nobody in James had a thing to do with it.

Food Truck Fridays Return June 2nd

May 19, 2017

Food Truck Fridays is back for a second year on Fourth Street in downtown Sioux City beginning June 2nd.  The event will be held between Jackson and Jones Street next to the old Riviera Theater.  Sarah Fish of Downtown Partners said at a press conference Friday that this year there are more vendors to choose from.

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Nebraska lawmakers spent yesterday trying to override Governor Pete Ricketts vetoes of several line items in the budget.  But majority Republicans stopped every attempt. Senators voted down efforts to override vetoes of $2.37 million in funding for developmental disabilities and $1.3 million for child welfare aid

Nebraska Cracks Down on Sex Trafficking

May 18, 2017

Nebraska lawmakers are taking a much harder line on human trafficking.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

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Fridays on the Promenade Becomes Dowtown Live

May 18, 2017

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“Fridays on the Promenade” will continue this summer as “Downtown Live.” This 12th season of the musical series will be held on Thursday evenings.  This year’s chairperson Reagan Cody made the announcement yesterday at the Sioux City Public Museum.  She says the venue was changed for practical reasons.

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Planned Parenthood Closing in Sioux City

May 18, 2017

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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced yesterday that it’s closing its Sioux City clinic and three others in Iowa on June 30th.  A Republican backed law that defunded the group is behind the move.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.

 

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Planned Parenthood Closing in Sioux City

May 18, 2017

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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland announced yesterday that it’s closing its Sioux City clinic and three others in Iowa on June 30th.  A Republican backed law that defunded the group is behind the move.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.

 

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GhostCat formed almost three years ago as a trio with Alex Erwin on vocals and guitar, Cody Garwood on bass and Steve Skog on drums, who all worked together at the Sioux City Conservatory of Music.

In 2014, the Sioux City-based indie-rock band released its first album, a seven-song EP, called “Useless Fairytales.” The band has evolved and matured in the last few years. Their new full-length album, called “How Infinite the Sky," reflects a more optimistic outlook on life.

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