Siouxland Public Media Interviews and Features

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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. 

Coming today on The Exchange, last weekend, hundreds of people turned out for Sioux City’s March for Our Lives event downtown. Students got up and spoke powerfully on threat of gun violence in their schools

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Also, we learn about Sioux City’s power to sway voters over women’s suffrage one hundred years ago.  

And the Orange City Public Library decides to keep an LGBTQ children’s book, but will try a new system to categorize books.

That and more on the Exchange, Wednesday at noon on Siouxland Public Media.

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Welcome. Sit. Stay. Jack.

Mar 30, 2018

Jack is this week's featured pet of the week here on KWIT/KOJI! He is a lovable, well-mannered Jack Russell Terrier who is currently looking for a new home. You can find him at the Siouxland Humane Society

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. Comes from Priscilla E. Forsyth, Attorney at Law. Providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland Community.

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Animal Song of The Week:

This week, let’s continue discussing the size and scale of things in astronomy.  Our Solar System has one Sun, 8 planets, 5 dwarf planets, hundreds of natural satellites, thousands of comets, and hundreds of thousands of minor planets.  It has a basic shape of disc and the Sun at the center.  For this discussion, we are just going to focus on the Sun and the planets.

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Vada.

Mar 23, 2018

Vada is currently available for adoption at the Siouxland Humane Society. She is a shy puppy looking for a new home.

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. Comes from Priscilla E. Forsyth, Attorney at Law. Providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland Community.

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Animal Song of The Week:

Cultural Continuum 3-23-18

Mar 23, 2018

It's spring and there is no lack of activities. Dr. Frank O'Neil talks about what happens when your brain gets tired, there is an award winning pianist performing at the Sioux City Art Center for Siouxland Federated Music Club, Stone State Park has its first walk of spring and it's Less Talk-More Bach at the National Music Museum.

Last week we began a discussion about the scale of things by talking about how big the Earth is and our size on the Earth.  Today, let’s talk about the Earth and Moon.  The Moon, our companion in space, has a diameter of about 2,100 miles, which means it is about one-fourth the size of the Earth.  Now while the Moon is smaller than the Earth, that is actually big compared to other moons in the Solar System relative to the planets they orbit.  Most of the moons in the Solar System are only about one-hundredth the size of their planet.  Our Moon is so big that it actually stabilizes the rota

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Buddy.

Mar 16, 2018

Buddy, the terrier-mix,  stops in and joins us on this week's episode of Welcome. Sit. Stay! He is a calm, collected dog who is currently looking for a new home, and is looking to become someones new best friend. Find him today at the Siouxland Humane Society!

Support for Welcome. Sit. Stay. Comes from Priscilla E. Forsyth, Attorney at Law. Providing criminal defense and immigration law services to the Siouxland Community.

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Animal Song of The Week:

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Alexander Scriabin was one of the great symbolist composers of the 20th century. His work was shaped by his mystical beliefs, which he thought would bring the world to a new Nirvana, enducing a state of mystic rapture. Pianist Arthur Greene will perform a selection of Scriabin’s works this Sunday in Eppley auditorium. The recital will be set in darkness with projected images complimenting the music. Morningside Piano Recital Series director, Jim March, says this presentation is well suited to the composer.

Cultural Continuum 3-16-18

Mar 16, 2018

The Scale of Space

Mar 15, 2018

I find that when I talk to people about astronomy and space, one of the hardest concepts to understand is the actual scale of things in our Solar System, galaxy, and universe. But this is not wholly unexpected because just every astronomical picture found in the media is depicted with a scale that is either incorrect or not understandable by the viewer. So let's go ahead and talk about the scale of things. First, let's start with the Earth.

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