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.
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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

Zoom Forum on A Safe Return to School with UI Physician Dr. Eli Perencevich

This week on The Exchange we talk about returning to school while Coronavirus cases still mount in parts of Iowa. There is a lot of concern on the part of parents, teachers and students about returning to school next month. Today on the program, we will speak to those concerns with a recorded Zoom forum called A Safe Return to School. Our guest is a University of Iowa physician who is an expert in infectious disease. More than a hundred people asked questions at this forum. First, we will hear

Zoom Forum on A Safe Return to School with UI Physician Dr. Eli Perencevich

Senator Joe McCarthy, Demagogue, New Biography Looks at His Life

These days, there is a lot of talk about the demagogic style of President Donald Trump. Historian Reinhard Luthin defined a demagogue as "a politician skilled in oratory, flattery and invective; appealing to the passions rather than the reason of the public; and arousing racial, religious, and class prejudices." Republican Senator Joe McCarthy was embodiment of most of these traits. McCarthy was the catalyst behind the Army–McCarthy hearings. He is known for alleging that numerous communists and

Justin Wright, New Supervisor; SC Colleges Fall Plans; Bio of Sen. Joe McCarthy; The Exchange

Coming up on The Exchange today we talk with the winner of the special election to fill the seat once occupied by Republican Jeremy Taylor. Taylor resigned in January when it was shown that his primary residence was not located in his district. Republican Justin Wright defeated Democratic State representative Tim Kacena to serve out the remaining 18 months of Taylor's term. Also, we talk about demagoguery in politics with an author who has just written a biography of of Joe "Tailgunner" McCarthy

Justin Wright, New Supervisor; SC Colleges Fall Plans; Bio of Sen. Joe McCarthy; The Exchange

SC Public Museum, Encounter and Art Centers to Open July 7

432 news 062420 The Sioux City Public Museum, the Sioux City Art Center, and the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center have all announced plans today to reopen to the public on July 7. All of the facilities had been closed since March due to COVID-19 concerns. Each will have new hand sanitizing stations and will require social distancing. Facility personnel will be required to wear face masks. Visitors are also encouraged to wear masks. And, because of the coronavirus, the Sioux City

The Legislature Adjourns; Passes Anti-Police Brutality Bill-The Exchange

Coming up on the exchange, we have a wrap up of the 2020 legislative session with Republican Siouxland State Senator Jim Carlin and Siouxland Democratic State Represenative Chris Hall. Carlin and other Republicans voted for a budget that is basically status quo in the age of COVID 19. However, Chris Hall says republicans basically handed over decisions about the 8 billion dollar state budget to the governor and her staff. Today we also have a conversation with a public health official about the

The Legislature Adjourns; Passes Anti-Police Brutality Bill-The Exchange

Reopening Sioux City; Racial Reconciliation after a Century in Arkansas

This week on The Exchange, we talk with essayist and activist J. Chester Johnson about his new book Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and a Story of Reconciliation. Johnson's beloved grandfather took part in the massacre where hundreds of African American share croppers where killed. His grandfather was also a member of the Klu Klux Klan. Also today, we talk with Mount Marty College associate professor of English Jim Reese about his new book, Bone Chalk, a collection of essays about

Steve King Ousted After 18 Years in Congress, The Exchange

This week on The Exchange we recap the June 2nd primary election. The big takeaway is veteran 4th district congressman Steve King was defeated by State Senator Randy Feenstra of Hull. Feenstra raised three times the amount of money King did and ws the only primary candidate to run television ads in Sioux City. Also Des Moines real estate broker Theresa Greenfield clinched the Democratic primary for the senate seat currently held by Republican Joni Ernst. Greenfield had a well-funded campaign and

4th District Candidate Forum, The Exchange, 05.27.20

Welcome to this special edition of The Exchange. I'm Mary Hartnett and with Sheila Brummer. On Wednesday, we held a we held a live Zoom forum with the Republican 4 th District Congressional candidates. The primary election is next Tuesday, June 2 nd . The 4 th district is the largest geographically, spanning 39 counties. Here is that forum. Candidate List 4th District Congressman Steve King of Kiron State Senator Randy Feenstra of Hull Former Woodbury County Supervisor Jeremy Taylor, Okoboji

Democratic Senate Candidate Michael Franken on COVID-19 and Meatpackers; Education and Health Care

Democratic Senate Candidate Michael Franken talks with Mary Hartnett on The Exchange

Democratic Senate Candidate Michael Franken on COVID-19 and Meatpackers; Education and Health Care

Democratic Senate Candidate Kimberly Graham Outlines Her Campaign Agenda

Democratic Senate Candidate Kimberly Graham talks with Mary Hartnett on The Exchange

Democratic Senate Candidate Kimberly Graham Outlines Her Campaign Agenda

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