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. 

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.    

Worldwide Genocide Awareness Day

Apr 22, 2015

    

Mark Munger

“It’s Complicated,” an exhibition of paintings by Stephen Haas, opens tomorrow afternoon at Vangarde Arts. The date for the opening was set before Haas had begun painting, but he found inspiration in batiking, a process of dying canvases, and he has hit a period of great productivity.
 

  

George Boykin
Mark Munger

The Woodbury County Board of Supervisors recently voted to end all county funding of non-profit organizations and works, including the Sanford Center's gang prevention program. This program, which has relied upon county funding, was instituted in 1992 to help curb a burgeoning gang culture in Siouxland.

Into the Theatre

Mar 20, 2015
Margaret Holman

  As part of the Betty Ling Tsang Fine Arts Series, Morningside College presents Into the WoodsThis musical, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, unites favorite characters from Grimm's fairy tales, including Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood.

Mark Munger

  Jackson Pollock said about his large paintings that he wanted to be in them. Of Mural, Pollock wanted to insert more than himself. He said, it contained all the animals of the American West: cows and horses and antelopes and buffaloes. It is a a place where he had a “General notion of what [he was] about.” Standing before Mural, one questions what they are about, what the painting is about, what art is about. 

Barbara Dean
Mark Munger

  As a young girl growing up in a family of 12 children, Barbara Dean said she was too bashful to let her voice be heard. But by the time the Sioux City native hit her mid-40s, Barbara felt confident to share her love of music with her church congregation. On Sunday, Barbara will be giving a special concert of classic gospel music at 4 p.m.

Legs spinning
Mark Munger

  Western Iowa Tech Community College was recently declared a Blue Zones area.  Students, faculty and employees are flocking to the college’s Dunker Student Center to sign up for opportunities in a facility that offers state-of-the-art equipment with computers and televisions, a full-sized gymnasium, indoor track, weight room, and classes such as yoga, super circuits, spinning, Zumba and Taekwondo.

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