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Computer science has tended to be a male-dominated field, but Dakota State University is seeing a shift in the numbers. The school has seen a nearly 300% increase in female computer and cyber science majors over the last five years. 

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at DSU includes majors like cyber operations and network security and administration. Five years ago, 26 undergraduate students in the Beacom College were women. By 2017 there were just over a hundred.


In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 2

Seth Tupper and Jon Hunter join us to talk about the top political headlines in South Dakota. We discuss Marsy's Law, education funding, and the Legion Lake Fire reporting by Tupper.

Chris Huber, Rapid City Journal

In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 2

A weekend storm in the Black Hills is being called a 100-year event.

Susan Sanders is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Rapid City. She joins us to talk about one of state residents' favorite topics: the weather.


In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 2

From high-expectation play-dates to AP exams, kids are excelling at an unprecedented rate. Which means some kids are falling behind. And lots of parents are worried.

NPR is taking a look at #HowToRaiseAHuman. We bring the conversation home to South Daktoa today by talking about "The Perils of Pushing Too Hard" with Larry Ling. He's a clinical social worker with Avera Health.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 1

Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, a group of young American men and women risked their lives in the defense of China. Led by Army pilot Claire Chennault, they crossed the Pacific using false identities only to wind up on a rundown air base in the jungles of Burma.

SDPB's Steve Zwemke talks with author Sam Kleiner about "Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan."

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joins the program to discuss highlights from the high school track season.


South Dakota High School Activities Association director Dan Swartos says one school was penalized at last week's state boys tennis tournament in Rapid City.

A weather delay last Thursday led to venue changes for the teams.  Swartos says teams were notified of match start times through a group messaging system. 

Sioux Falls Police have found two boys who were reported missing. 

SFPD public information officer Sam Clemens says 12-year old Trevor Alford and 11-year-old Adreeyan Bennett-Peleaz were found on Tuesday. 

He says their parents reported that their children were missing Monday night. 

Clemens says there was also a report of a stolen car from northwest Sioux Falls last night where the keys ere left in the vehicle. 

He says a citizen driving on the west side of town later observed an erratic driver on the road. 


In The Moment ... May 22, 2018 Show 342 Hour 1

What's America's best-loved novel? You get to decide. PBS launches The Great American Read tonight with a special two-hour kickoff special on SDPB-TV.

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America's 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). 

Joining us in the SDPB studios at the University of Sioux Falls is Jacqueline Palfy. She leads the Zandbroz Book Club.

Bailey Quanbeck

In The Moment ... May 22, 2018 Show 342 Hour 2

It's a program designed to change the face of teaching in South Dakota, and its goal is to help students succeed.

USD School of Education's Culturally Responsive Teacher Pathway is a partnership with the Sioux Falls School District that aims to promote teacher diversity and cultural responsiveness in the district.

Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks is the School of Education Dean at the University of South Dakota.


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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