Siouxland Public Media Interviews and Features

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

Newscast, 4:32, Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Jun 13, 2017

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds says the state is still financial straits but should be able to pay all it of its bills through the end of the year.  The Sioux City Council has approved a plan to do a reconstruction job on Pierce St. between 24th and 30th Streets.  Bryant School is once again on track to open next August.  

Newscast, 5:32, Monday, June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

President Donald Trump returns to Iowa next week when he comes to Cedar Rapids on June 21st.  Private foundations are pitching in to help students visit historic sites during Nebraska's 150th birthday.  Nebraska has a new state "reptile."  South Dakota's governor is working with lawmakers on a compromise to eas access to public lakes on private lands.  

Newscast, 5:04, Monday, June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

President Donald Trump is returning to Iowa next week with a trip to Cedar Rapids.  South Dakota lawmakers are meeting this week to decide some new rules for public lakes on private land.  A Sioux City water tower is getting a facelift, and another Iowa water tower will remain the same.  

Newscast, 4:32, Monday, June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

Iowa's insurance commissioner says he has a plan to prop up the state's individual insurance market.  A Siouxland ethanol firm celebrates a decade in the business.  South Dakota's governor says he'll sign a bill to settle disputes over public lakes on private property.  Nebraska has chosen a state "reptile."  

Newscast, 4:04, Monday, June 12, 2017

Jun 12, 2017

Iowa's insurance commissioner is working on a plan that would salvage health coverage for individual Iowans before all the insurers leave the state.  The Trump administration's budget cuts could start affecting Iowans this fall.  South Dakota sportsmen and women could soon take advantage of more naturally occurring lakes and ponds.

Green Star Energy Comes to South Sioux City

Jun 11, 2017

South Sioux City will soon be home a first-of-its-kind power plant that will supply South Sioux City with 8 percent of its electricity. Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has details.

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The Exchange, Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Jun 11, 2017

SPM contributor Bertha Iniguez launches a new series that looks at 2nd stage performers at this year's Saturday in the Park Festival. First up, the "folk punk for angsty people" sound of Tapwater Shrimp. 

"Normally I just sit around and be sad on an acoustic guitar and then we make it real fast when we all meet up," Brinkerhoff says about Tapwater Shrimp's writing process.

The band released their new EP, Knife Game, on June 9th, with an album release show at Whiskey Dick's.

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Two Iowa universities are working together to shave a year off the time it usually takes to earn a law degree. Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

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The 185th Holds an Open House Saturday

Jun 8, 2017

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The 185th Air Refueling Wing of the Iowa Air National Guard will hold an open house Saturday  from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m..  The 185th holds the open house each year to thank the Sioux City community for supporting the base and the men and women serving there.  Col. Larry Christensen is wing commander at the 185th.  He says visitors will be able to see a wide variety of military aircraft.