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

Gambling in Nebraska

Nebraska has no casino gambling. Because of this, many citizens from Nebraska visit nearby states to gamble. Ho Chunk Inc. has filed a proposed ballot initiative to add an amendment to Nebraska's constitution to legalize and regulate gambling in casinos. Sam Burris, the communications manager for Ho Chunk Inc., speaks with Siouxland Public Media about the advantages of legalizing gambling in Nebraska.

Re-entry Project for Iowa Prisons

Going to prison is a very difficult life adjustment, but coming back can also prove to be very difficult. T he Sioux City Chapter of the NAACP is sponsoring a returning citizen reentry simulation. This is somthing focusing on helping inmates come back to civilization. more on the topic in the audio interview above with Susan Leonard.

Iowa Association of Realtors

The Iowa Association of Realtors (IAR) has joined forces with National Association of Realtors (NAR) to help aid western iowa. NAR has granted 250 Thousand to help with homes that have been devistated while IAR has donated 25 thousand. More on the topic in the above audio interview with Dr.David Brown.

Mickey's Cornfield Card

The Documentary, "Growing Magic: The Mickey Mouse Cornfield Story," was written and produced by Buena Vista digital media students. It tells the story of a card formed in a cornfield for Mickey Mouse's birthday in the year of 1988. The documentary was worked on for the past three years and upon it's premiere, Siouxland Public Media spoke with teacher and Disney fanatic, Jerry Johnson. Siouxland Public Media also had the chance to speak with two of his students, Olivia Weisler and Mason Mcgrew.

Flood Loans

Flooding has damaged large parts of Nebraska and Western parts of iowa. Small businesses are being affected and SBA is here to help those small businesses get back on there feet. Loans can be given out to small business as long as there credit are good enough. More in the Interview above.

Flooding and Heirlooms

Siouxland has experienced a little flooding and that has bothered Siouxlanders. water in the basement can damage precious photos and family mementos. Often, it's hard to know what to do to salvage these artifacts. The interview with Randy Silverman can shed some like on how to save those photos and momentos. The audio above has more information.

Association for Career and Technical Education

Association for Career and Technical Education visited Western Iowa Tech and learned about four of its career and technical programs that are in high need areas of the economy. In the audio above there is an interview with Jarrod Nagurka Affairs Manager for the national Association for Career and Technical Education group. Learn more in the audio Above.

Workplace Injuries

Many people might think workplace injuries only happen in dangerous environments, but these environments can be anywhere. Jonathon Karmel, attorney and author of Dying to Work: Death and Injury in the Workplace , talks with us about topics such as worker compensation variables and which facilities could be dangerous to employees.

Store Closure in Sioux City

The Sears store in the Southern Hills Mall recently closed down. Due to the closure, Sheila Brummer talked with J. Jeffrey Zink, the Associate Professor of Economics from Morningside College. He talks with Sheila about why Sears closed and possible reasons why other businesses like Sears are facing a problem.

The Purchase of Brooks National Golf Club

The Brooks National Golf Club next to East Lake Okoboji was recently purchased by the Dickinson Country Conservation Board. An anonymous benefactor helped them acquire this land by donating three million dollars. Lee Sorenson, the executive director of the board, talks about their main focus for the future of this land. Although the use of the land is still undecided, he speaks about the importance of cleanliness and animals in the area.

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