The panel of experts discuss the news of the day, address online privacy, and highlight some of their favorite gift ideas heading into Black Friday.

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology University Relations

A team of students from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is heading to the world finals in competitive computer programming. This is the fourth year in a row that a School of Mines team has qualified, and the ninth time in the program’s history. 

The School of Mines team bested more than 200 other college teams from across the Midwest Canada. They qualified after a five-hour competition in which teams solve math-based problems of varying difficulties. If a team submits a solution that turns out to be wrong, they receive a 20-minute time penalty.

In The Moment ... November 16, 2018 Show 462 Hour 1

American Roots explores the music of Dvořák, Ives, and Gershwin as the performance features elements of classical music that are distinctly American.

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Music Director and conductor Delta David Gier stopped by the SDPB Sioux Falls studio along with Joseph Horowitz to discuss the new Music Unwound program.

The Garage Hosts John Mark Nelson

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In The Moment ... November 16, 2018 Show 462 Hour 1

When John Mark Nelson recorded Four Days Away he did it over four days at a turn of the century dairy barn in rural Wisconsin. The project turned out beautifuly.

Nelson, who plays at The Garage in Rapid City Saturday night, has new material in the offing.

Always interesting, Nelson visited about his music with In The Moment host Lori Walsh.

We hear a Spearfish man's story of crisis and recovery.

SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt and Chynna Lockett report on efforts to train professionals and volunteers in responding to people in crisis.

Plus, we talk with Rev. Christy Hallenbeck Ask about the BeFriender Ministry and efforts within faith communities to develop lay ministry skills.

When people are sad, lonely, stressed, or even facing a full-scale mental health crisis, they are often told "It Gets Better." In a state with limited access to mental health resources, what do we do Before It Gets Better?

This hour we welcome reports from SDPB's Lee Strubinger, Jackie Hendry, and Cara Hetland.

We also welcome insight from Dr. Stephen Manlove, Manlove Psychaitric Group, Rapid City, and Amber Reints, a psyciatric mental health nurse practitioner.

Adria Botella

Pastor Christy Hallenbeck Ask joins the program to talk about a new training resource for faith congregations called BeFriender Ministry, as we look at ways South Dakotans are reaching out to one another.

Thune Voted As Majority Whip In Senate

Nov 15, 2018
John Thune

South Dakota US Senator John Thune is the majority whip in the Senate. That position is the second most senior position in Senate Republican leadership.

Thune ran unopposed for the position. He says serving South Dakotans will remain a top priority.

Senator Thune will serve as the caucus’s whip for the 116th congress, which begins in January.

Thune says despite his new position next year, he will continue to work for South Dakota. In doing that, he says he will maintain spots on committees that are important to the state.

USS South Dakota

High school and college football teams around South Dakota are honoring the newly constructed USS South Dakota submarine.

This past weekend, all fourteen teams playing at the State High School Football Championships wore the official crest decal of the vessel on the back of their football helmets. And this coming weekend, South Dakota State University and the University of South Dakota will do the same when they clash on the gridiron in Brookings.

People who face mental health challenges can struggle with a range of conditions and symptoms. Thoughts of suicide can be a factor for some, regardless of age, race or profession. The Front Porch Coalition in Rapid City trains people and organizations on how to help prevent suicide and recognize when people are suffering a mental health crisis.


Thursday's In the Moment: a two-hour look at access to mental health services in the state featuring reports from SDPB reporters. Join us for "Before It Gets Better."

SDPB Community Calendar is brought to you with support from the SD Arts Council.

South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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