SD Department of Corrections

It has been 17 years since Dottie Poage lost her son to murder. Three men were convicted of killing Chester Poage, and all three men have had different outcomes.

One of them is Briley Piper, waiting on death row in the South Dakota State Penitentiary.

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, he failed to have his death sentence overturned by a state judge in the Fourth Circuit.

Dottie Poage tells SDPB's Victoria Wicks that she has had to be patient all these years, watching Piper go through years of appeals to avoid execution.

One Thousand Words, One Hundred Faces

12 hours ago
Chynna Lockett

A new art exhibit in Rapid City explores the saying an image is worth a thousand words. The series features 100 collages and images created by a Los Angeles based artist.

One hundred portraits etched in pencil lined the walls of the Apex Gallery at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. Len Davis’s collection, A Thousand Words, features sketches of faces over text.

Suzie Cappa Awards Artist Of The Year

13 hours ago
Chynna Lockett

The Suzie Cappa Art Center handed out its 16th Artist of the Year award to a longtime member and animal lover. 

Brad Winter is the executive director of the Suzie Cappa Art Center. He introduces the artist of the year to the crowded gallery.

“Tonight is Art Night for Suzie Cappa and we are celebrating Shawn Bifulco. Amazing talent. He does a lot of acrylic work, he loves pottery.”

A Senate committee is no longer considering banning lobbyists from an adjacent hallway to the Senate chambers.
The Legislative Procedures Committee is tabling the rule for now.
Senate Majority Leader Blake Curd says the committee can convene at any time to change the rule, if a problem arises.

South Dakota Corn Sets Two New Records

14 hours ago
South Dakota Corn Growers Association

South Dakota corn producers saw another record-breaking year in 2016. Officials say a combination of timely weather and planning led to the success.

South Dakota produced over 825 million bushels of corn in 2016 according to a US Department of Agriculture report. This is up 3% from last year’s production. It’s the second year in a row South Dakota has broken production and yield-per-acre records for multiple crops.

South Dakota soybeans reached over 255 million bushels for the year. This is a 9% increase from 2015 paired with a record 49 bushel per acre.

In The Moment...Show 011 January 17 2017 Hour 2

Guests: Dr. Michael Dianovsky, assistant professor of chemistry at South Dakota State University, Max Kringen, founder of Tell Well; SDPB's Lee Strubinger; Nolan Lawrence, The Hillbenders

In The Moment...Show 011 January 17 2017 Hour 1

Guests: Hugh Weber, podcaster with The Potluck Society; Mike Wiser, writer and producer; Trevor Jones, SD Secretary of Public Safety

Gary Ellenbolt / South Dakota Public Broadcasting

People in southeast South Dakota are finding dangerous travel conditions.  Freezing rain has frozen to road surfaces and sidewalks.  A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for southeast counties, including the Sioux Falls Metro area.  Matthew Dux with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls visits with SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt about the overnight precipitation, and what people can expect for the rest of the day.

In Nebraska, Iowa and several other states to the south, Ice Storm Warnings remain in effect through Monday.

Dr. Ranjit Koodali and Dr. Brian Burrell joined Innovation. They recently received a nearly $3 million grant to train STEM students. Dr. Koodali and Dr. Burrell are professors at The University of South Dakota.  

Innovation: Mel Ustad

Jan 13, 2017

Mel Ustad joined Innovation to discuss the programs in place to help science and technology companies grow in South Dakota. Ustad is the Director of Commercialization at the Governor's Office of Economic Development.



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