The Exchange The Exchange from Siouxland Public Media is a weekly news and culture program hosted by Mary Hartnett. Each episode explores significant issues impacting the Upper Midwest and celebrates the arts and culture of the region.
The Exchange

The Exchange

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The Exchange from Siouxland Public Media is a weekly news and culture program hosted by Mary Hartnett. Each episode explores significant issues impacting the Upper Midwest and celebrates the arts and culture of the region.

Most Recent Episodes

THE EXCHANGE 10.20.21: Sioux City Council Candidate Forum

On November 2 nd, voters in Sioux City will head to the polls to cast their ballot for city council. An hour-long edition of The Exchange presents highlights from a League of Women Voters candidate forum held on October 14 th at City Hall for the four people seeking one of three open seats. The candidates include incumbents, attorney Dan Moore and Alex Watters, Director of Talent and Community Engagement at Morningside University. Two political newcomers are also running Ike Rayford, an audio

The Exchange 10.13.21: Response to COVID Assessed; Trusts in SD; Funds for ESL; SCCS Reaudit

This week on The Exchange, we hear from the speaker at this year's Morningside University Waitt Lecturer, who reassess the federal government's response to the coronavirus pandemic. Also, a Sioux Falls journalist recenlty featured in the Washington Post, explains the trust industry in South Dakota that was exposed in Pandora Papers. And Siouxland Public Media's Sheila Brummer is at the Sioux City Conservatory of Music talking about a new benefit planned for this weekend at the Warrior Hotel.

The Exchange 10.13.21: Response to COVID Assessed; Trusts in SD; Funds for ESL; SCCS Reaudit

The Exchange 10/06/21 School Board Forum

This week on The Exchange we present with the nine canidates for the Sioux City Community School Board. The election is November 2nd. The candidates are current board president Perla Alarcon-Flory, retired SCCS teachers Jan George and Bob Michaelson, occupational therapist Michael Bushby, Sioux City project manager and estimator for construction companies Chad Krastel, lead pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Sioux City Joshua Potter, former paralegal Amanda Gibson, who is training to

The Exchange 09/29/21: Sioux City International Film Festival; Riverssance

This week on The Exchange, we preview the Sioux City International Film Festival, which begins Thursday, September 30th and runs through Sunday, October 3rd. First, we hear from the editor, owner and publisher of the Storm Lake Times, Art Cullen. The Pullitzer Prize winning paper is featured in a new documentary that is being featured at the festival. It's called Storm Lake. Also, we talk talk with SIFF board members Greg Giles and Leslie Werden about the films, and other activities at the 2021

The Exchange 09/29/21: Sioux City International Film Festival; Riverssance

The Exchange 09.22.21 The Other Talk; "Beautiful Country" & Redistricting

This week on The Exchange, an author has written a how-to book for parents in dealing with racism and white privilege. We talk with Brian Kiely. We also talk with author of a New York Times' bestselling memoir about her childhood. Qian Julie Wang and her family came to the United States from China, and found that life in America was not going be easy. And we have some good news about the cost of Marketplace health plans. and about the prospects for graduates of joint union-employer apprentice

The Exchange 09.22.21 The Other Talk; "Beautiful Country" & Redistricting

The Exchange 09/17/21: No Mask Mandate for SC Schools; Protest at LEC Event

This week on The Exchange, we review some of Siouxland's most important events. One was the rejection of a mask mandate by the Sioux City School Board. The other event was the groundbreaking on the new Woodbury County Law Enforcement Center. We also look forward to changes coming for cities and higher education as we, hopefully, emerge from the coronavirus pandemic in the next few years. And, we get a up-close look at food insecurity in Siouxland. As the schools of Siouxland become more divers,

The Exchange 09/17/21: No Mask Mandate for SC Schools; Protest at LEC Event

The Exchange 09/08/21 ArtSplash; Mask Lawsuit; Tech Addiction; 7th St. Mural; 9/11 Small Wonder

This week on The Exchange, we hear the details of a new lawsuit filed against the state of Iowa over it's ban on mask mandates in public schools. Also, how to wean yourself off your electronic devices, because you may not realize you are addicted. And we talk with some of the artists from last weekend's ArtSplash event, and also with the one of co-founders of the Sioux City International Film Festival that is coming up in October. We also talk with the artist who painted a new mural on West 7th

The Exchange 09/08/21 ArtSplash; Mask Lawsuit; Tech Addiction; 7th St. Mural; 9/11 Small Wonder

Iowa Health Officials Look for More Rapid Testing Options

304 As the rate of new COVID-19 infections remains high in Iowa, the state's top health official says they are working on more rapid testing options. As the spread of the virus remains high across the state, demand for COVID-19 testing has skyrocketed. Interim state Department of Public Health Director Kelly Garcia says testing is widely available across the state. But the department is seeing some issues for those who need rapid testing. It's not that there are supply chain issues. But there

The Exchange: Native Americans on Homelessness, The Law Enforcement Center & Boarding Schools

This week on The Exchange, we focus on issues that affect Native Americans in Siouxland. Native Americans have been part of the culture of the Siouxland for thousands of years. Yet, through the years of disappointments and broken treaties with various state and local governments, indigenous peoples have often been marginalized and left at a disadvantage. Today on the Exchange we will talk with three native American leaders about Sioux City's policies on homelessness and housing, the use of

The Exchange: Native Americans on Homelessness, The Law Enforcement Center & Boarding Schools

The Exchange: LEC Controversy at Supervisors' Meeting; Sioux City School Foundation; Parallel Lives

This week on The Exchange, we hear both sides of a controversy over the use of American Recovercy Plan Act funds for the new Woodbury Count Law Enforcement Center in Sioux City. Some residents and labor leaders saycoronavirus money should go to help those hurt by the pandemic; not to cover the escalating costs of the LEC. The Board of Supervisors says the higher costs have been caused by supply chain issues that were caused by the pandemic. We hear comments from this week's supervisors' meeting.

The Exchange: LEC Controversy at Supervisors' Meeting; Sioux City School Foundation; Parallel Lives