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

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Coming up this week on The Exchange, the town of Sibley takes action to stop negative comments and is sued by the ACLU of Iowa over First Amendment concerns.

an Iowa steel business responds to President Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum,

And we talk with an  unlikely candidate for Governor in Nebraska

and we talk with the current Dimmit Fellow at Morningside College.

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

Decades ago, Glenda Drennen’s first attempt at watercolors didn’t turn out as she’d hoped. She stuffed all of her supplies in a shoebox and nearly abandoned them.

Cultural Continuum 3-09-18

Mar 9, 2018

Lamb and SCCT go into the second weekend of their respective offerings, the SCSO welcomes Cherish the Ladies with the best Irish tin whistle player in the world, Bravo Amici performs all kinds of vocal music from contemporary to opera plus an in depth discussion of coffee and donut shops.

  

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House and Senate Republicans are pushing for a massive tax overhaul.  The House plan and the Senate plan both cut taxes substantially.  Republicans say redesigning the state’s individual and business tax rates is needed to bring the Iowa tax code up to date. 

But others are worried that it goes too far, at a time when the state is strapped for funds because of previous tax cuts.

  

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House and Senate Republicans are pushing for a massive tax overhaul.  The House plan and the Senate plan both cut taxes substantially.  Republicans say redesigning the state’s individual and business tax rates is needed to bring the Iowa tax code up to date. 

But others are worried that it goes too far, at a time when the state is strapped for funds because of previous tax cuts.

SCSO Cherish the Ladies 3-08-18

Mar 8, 2018

Irish and Celtic group Cherish the Ladies will join the Sioux City Symphony this Saturday Night. The accomplished group of women are led by Joanie Madden, who holds a World Championship in Irish Music in both flute and tin whistle. They also bring dancers and the evening will get an early start with Irish fare available in a special pre-concert get together in the Orpheum before the show. 

The Equinox

Mar 8, 2018

You may have noticed that it is getting more and more difficult to drive east in the morning and west in the evening. The reason is because we are approaching what is called the spring, or vernal, equinox. This year the vernal equinox is March 20th. On the calendar, this is noted as the first day of spring, but this day is special because of what is going on astronomically. As the Earth orbits the Sun in a near perfect circle, it also rotates. This rotation of the Earth is what provides us with day and night, and the time it takes for the Earth to orbit the Sun is our year.

Cultural Continuum 3-02-18

Mar 2, 2018

 Lots of theater as SCCT and LAMB are both opening shows and Shot in the Dark closes one. USD Chamber Singers perform in Sioux City. The Rough and Tumble (folk) Rock the South Sioux City Public Library. And Six Appeal brings a rock and roll mentality to perform their a capella comedy at the Pearson Lakes Art Center.

I have many things that fascinate me (as I hope you do too), and one of them is the study and measurement of time, known as horology.  Previously we’ve discussed the origin of the days of the week and a bit about the history of the calendar, but today I’d like to focus on something we all reference every day – a.m. and p.m.

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Welcome to The Exchange, on Siouxland Public Media, I’m Mary Hartnett.  Today we are on the road at the Town Square Coffeehouse in Orange City, Iowa.  We are here to hold a community roundtable to talk about the recent controversy surrounding some books at the Orange City Public Library. These children’s books discuss issues that are pertinent to LGBTQ families.   A member of the community put forth a petition calling for the books to be removed or relabeled because he felt they were not appropriate for children in this community. 

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