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. 

Cultural Continuum 5-04-18

May 4, 2018

This week let’s continue the astronomical tale of how the motion of Mars arguably sparked the origin of modern astronomy and science.  Last week we discussed how Claudius Ptolemy presented in about 150 AD a sophisticated mathematical model to explain why Mars and the other planets, moving around Earth, periodically moved retrograde relative to the background stars.  This Earth-centered model of the universe presented what was imagined to be a true representation of the motion of Mars and the rest of the planets for over a millennium.  As time went on, though, the model was not able to accu

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Sawyer.

Apr 27, 2018

Sawyer is this week's featured pet of the week here on KWIT/KOJI. He is a pointer-mix and 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:

Last week we discussed how Mars periodically exhibits retrograde motion, where the planet moves east to west relative to the background stars instead of its more typical west to east motion. Understanding why Mars undergoes this motion has been a challenge for hundreds of years. One of the first people to present a mathematical theory for the motions of the Sun, Moon, and planets was Claudius Ptolemy, who was thought to have lived from 85 – 165 AD.

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Bean.

Apr 20, 2018

Bean is a 5-month old tuxedo kitten who is currently looking for a new home. She is available now 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:

Cultural Continuum 4-20-18

Apr 20, 2018

Travis Morgan joins Steve to talk about the epic West Side Story production with the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra Saturday and Sunday at the Orpheum Theater. There is also live theater, a bevy of Earth Day events, art at a yoga studio and your usual assemblage of seminars and talks. 

The Motion of Mars

Apr 19, 2018

This coming summer in 2018, Mars will be spectacular in our night sky as it outshines all the stars and planets except Venus. It won’t be quite as bright as it was in 2003, but nearly! In honor of this, the next few discussions will be about various topics connected to Mars.

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Ellie.

Apr 13, 2018

Ellie is a lovable and caring future oversized lapdog who is currently looking for a new home at the Siouxland Humane Society. The Siouxland Humane Society is also holding an event for all to come; want to learn how to communicate better with your pet? See here: http://www.siouxlandhumanesociety.org/event/pawsitively-psychic/

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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Cultural Continuum 4-13-18

Apr 13, 2018

The Box at LAMB presents Aura, Akron Community Theater does Oliver, the Northwest Iowa Symphony Youth Orchestra performs their spring concert and it's time to play ball at the Sanford Museum in Cherokee.

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