Dakota Midday: Images Of The Past - Casey Tibbs

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This week's Images of the Past segment focuses on the film career of Casey Tibbs. The South Dakotan was a rodeo great, movie star and John Wayne's "wing man." Cindy Bahe, Director of the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in Ft. Pierre discusses a new exhibit at the museum dedicated to Tibbs' film career.

Click here to go to SDPB's Images of the Past web feature on Casey Tibbs.

Two-time U.S. Poet Laureate and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, Ted Kooser attended the SD Festival of Books. He took time to visit with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to talk about his notebooks, the trance of poetry and the moment he learned he had been awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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Craig Stevens, spokesman for the Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now, or the MAIN Coalition, updates Dakota Midday on the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Governor Dennis Daugaard is appointing former state Representative David Lust of Rapid City to fill the seat of a state lawmaker who passed away last month.

The late Representative Dan Dryden’s term ends this year and he’s technically still up for re-election.

Former state Representative David Lust was first elected to the legislature in 2007. He also served as the house majority leader from 2011 to 2015. He was then term limited.

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Marc Lynch, author of The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East, presented "Making Sense of the New Arab Wars" during the SD Festival of Books. Lynch's narrative of a vital region's collapse is both wildly dramatic, and shows that the regions upheavals have only just begun. Lynch visited with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh before his Festival of Books appearance in Brookings.

Dakota Midday: A.J. Croce

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When Jim Croce died in a plane crash en route to Austin, Texas, in 1973, he left behind a wife and son. His son, A.J. Croce, followed in his footsteps as a recording and touring musician and songwriter. A.J. Croce's career has already spanned over 20 years as he's headlined concerts and festivals worldwide. He began his career as a solid blues musician and singer, but as he explained to SDPB's Steve Zwemke prior to his performance at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish, he had to deal with challenges in his life that made him change course.

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Lynette Two Bulls is a 2016 First People's Fund Community Spirit Award winner alongside Phillip Whiteman Junior. Two Bulls is a traditional storyteller, performing artist and culture bearer. She joined Dakota Midday along with First People's Fund President Lori Pourier.

Dakota Midday: Dakota Political Junkies

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Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Seth Tupper discussed Initiated Measure 22. The measure extensively revises state campaign finance laws while requiring additional disclosures and increasing reporting. It lowers contribution amounts to political action committees and creates a publicly funded campaign finance program for statewide and legislative candidates who choose to participate and agree to limits on campaign contributions and expenditures.

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Educators in Sioux Falls say they want computer science classes to equip kids with technology skills and context in the digital community. The Sioux Falls School District implemented a new curriculum one year ago; that move ended keyboarding classes for students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

Middle school curriculum coordinator Sandy Henry says in the spring the district assessed 1,140 sixth graders. She says the average they could type was 23 words per minute.

Dakota Midday: "Ellington Uptown" With JAS Quintet

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The Jazz Curators and the JAS Quintet presented "Ellington Uptown - The Life and Music of America's Premier Jazz Composer" this weekend. The JAS Quintet performed on Dakota Midday Wednesday from SDPB's studio on the University of Sioux Falls campus.

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