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. 

Today let’s conclude our visualization of the size and scale of space by trying to imagine our place in the Universe. To begin, let’s complete our “cosmic address” by noting that we our located in the Milky Way galaxy which is part of a local cluster of galaxies called, unimaginatively, “The Local Group”. There are about 54 galaxies in the Local Group, which also contains the Andromeda Galaxy, a galaxy that is much like our Milky Way galaxy and can be seen with the naked eye in the constellation of Andromeda.

Welcome. Sit. Stay. Daisy.

Apr 6, 2018

Daisy is a terrier-mix who is a lovable companion and is every means a lap dog. She comes as a bonded pair with her friend Lacy, a Chihuahua mix. They are both recently acquired by the Siouxland Humane Society and are currently looking for a new home. You can find them both 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 4-06-18

Apr 6, 2018
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Ode plays at the Marquee with opening act Edem Soul Music, there's art at the Benson Building and we blast off into a month of One Book One Siouxland with Margot Lee Shetterly's, Hidden Figures.

Let’s continue trying to visualize the size and scale of our universe with a discussion about our Milky Way galaxy.  Galaxies are large collections of stars, on average about 100 billion stars, that come in different shapes and compositions.  There are elliptical galaxies (which have basic shapes of spheres or eggs), spiral and barred spiral galaxies (which have a basic shape of a disc), and peculiar galaxies (which have, as their name suggests, irregular shapes).  The galaxy our Sun is part of is a barred spiral galaxy, which means that as you look down on it from above, it sort of looks

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.

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