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When James Fennimore Cooper complained about the novel he was reading, his wife told him to put up or shut up, to write a better one himself. That tiff launched the Cooper’s career, a man considered America’s first novelist. His output was huge, even though Mark Twain claimed, “his English is a crime against the language.” That's an unsettling review. 

Shelby and Ike discuss Jordan Peele's horror film Get Out on We Are Not A Monolith. Without spoilers, they talk about how Peele uses the genre to raise issues of race that elude films like Forgotten Figures

Keep an eye on We Are Not A Monolith as it develops into longer form interviews and features. It is Siouxland Public Media's new project that focuses on the issues facing and being discussed by the African American community in Siouxland. 

Chef Brett McCarthy, the top chef of WITCC's Culinary Arts program joins Gretchen today. They discuss the upcoming party that Siouxland Public Media and the Siouxland Film Festival will be throwing next week, which features not only the premier of the festival's documentary nigh, but also gourmet food prepared by the culinary institute's chefs and students.