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. 

Cats opens this year's Betty Ling Tsang Fine Arts Series at Morningside College. This musical, the longest running Broadway musical, is based on a collection of T.S. Elliot poems and tells the story of a tribe of cats who audition for the chance to be selected to be reborn.

The Story of the Land at Dickinson County Nature Center

Jun 18, 2015
Travel Iowa

The Dickinson County Nature Center in Okoboji has something to offer everyone, from year-round residents to weekend visitors. Duane Kraayenbrink recently visited with Kiley Roth, community relations coordinator.  


Cats will be presented this Friday and Saturday as part of the Betty Ling Tsang Fine Arts Series at Morningside College. FM90's Gretchen Gondek speaks with Randy Peters, artistic director, and Mike Skaff, director, about the musical.  

Mara Dekat

Singers Elsa Va, Shelby Pierce, Annika Kolbo, and Mara Dekat form the group “The Sweet Cornettes." FM90’s Mark Munger sat in on one of their recent rehearsals. 

*The Peace, Love and Harmony concert presented by The Institute for Lifelong Learning taking place tomorrow, June 18, at 7 pm in the Cargill auditorium is canceled due to an immediate family emergency. The concert will be rescheduled for a later date. The new date and time will be published in the fall Lifelong Learning catalog. Thank you for your understanding.

Terry Karpowicz

Terry Karpowicz, sculptor, says that he has "seen too many people in his life sit back and wait for things to happen." His art is not reactive, it's proactive. His life, it might be said, is also proactive. Painting didn't engage his full body and self, so he moved to sculpting. Not knowing how to marry materials, he went to Britain to study medieval windmills. After losing his leg in a motorcycle accident, he sought the movement he desired in his art. 

Susan Fey, editor of Siouxland Magazine, dropped by to talk to FM90's Steve Smith about the application process for the magazine's "10 under 40" issue.  

Fridays on the Promenade summer concert series begins tonight in downtown Sioux City. The Hobo Nephew's of Uncle Frank are the first headliners. They perform stomping Americana music (see below). And, not to be missed, Garie Lewis will open. It begins at 6:30 p.m.

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Barbara-Anne Huculak joins Steve Smith today especially to discuss the Women Aware and Siouxland Trails Foundation's "Tri-State Trails Tour XI," happening Saturday, June 13. Riders will choose the distance of their own rides, taking routes that lead them up to 60 miles through the Siouxland landscape. Check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Bev's on the River.

Erin Burger and Matt Van Meter study Mural
Mark Munger


As a way into Mural, I’ve contacted a few musicians and bands working and composing in Siouxland, and I’ve asked them to create music inspired by or in reaction to this painting. Each edition of this series will have three parts: the viewing, the composition, and the summation. For this, the first edition, I met with a few folks from Sioux City’s Drum Fest – a local non-profit organization that brings together drummers and promotes the local music community.