Puetz Corporation

In The Moment ... September 17, 2018 Show 423 Hour 1

Fifty years ago, with fewer than 200 students and a small faculty and staff, Mitchell Technical Institute opened its doors.  Part of a larger system of four institutes statewide, MTI has developed unique programs and grown to an annual enrollment of more than 1200 students.  In recent years, the growth has allowed MTI to move to a modern campus on Mitchell's south side along I-90 where students can plan for a wide variety of occupations.

Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South dakota, Hill City

In The Moment ... September 17, 2018 Show 423 Hour 2

They called them the CCC Boys.

Today’s Images of the Past focus is the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Otto Bochman, director of the CCC Museum of South Dakota in Hill City, joined In The Moment from the Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio in Rapid City to share fascinating tales of the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 17, 2018 Show 423 Hour 2

Real as Air, a new play by Richard W. Swanson, is based on letters, messages, and memories shared between Richard, his wife Cheryl, and his sister Kathy after Kathy is diagnosed with ALS.

It's a play about hope and mortality, beauty and limitation.

You can see it at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, from September 21st to 23rd and  from September 28th to 30th.

Richard W. Swanson and Jayna Fitzsimmons, director of Augustana's production, joined In The Moment with a preview of the play.

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In The Moment ... September 17, 2018 Show 423 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Max Farver. He is a Republican out of District 18 and is running for State Representative.

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In The Moment ... September 17, 2018 Show 423 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Today we welcome Randy Gross. He is a Republican out of District 8 and is running for State Representative.

Lakota Star Knowledge-Fallen Stars and Devil's Tower

Sep 17, 2018
Chynna Lockett

Cultures around the world have passed down their own versions of stories about stars and creation. Lakota people had regionally based beliefs called Star Knowledge. In these stories, some stars watch over people and keep them safe. One shares the Lakota creation tale for what many now call Devil’s Tower.

Craig Howe is the Director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies. The story of a Lakota hero begins with a pregnant woman who had fallen to Earth from the star world and died.

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It’s been just over 50-years since the six cheerleaders from Rapid City High School tragically died in a plane crash as they were coming home from the boys state basketball tournament in the spring of 1968. On Sunday, a new memorial was unveiled at Rapid City Central high school to honor the lives lost five decades ago.

Sue Rivkin-Schick is a former classmate to some of the cheerleaders who lost their lives. She said when she remembers the six girls, she doesn’t just think of them as cheerleaders.

Victoria Wicks

South Dakota is receiving more than $8 million from a California lawsuit against Volkswagen. The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources is handling disbursements of the state's share of the settlement. Some of the money will land in Rapid City. In response, the Rapid City Standing Committee on Sustainability is now open to public comments on how it should be spent. SDPB's Victoria Wicks learned more at a public presentation held this weekend.

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Chris Laughery

Tuesday, September 25 is the South Dakota Technology Showcase where some of the state’s top innovators are on hand to discuss their latest technology successes and take away lessons. My guests to talk about this are Vernon Brown with SDN Communications and Cheryl Riley, the AT&T’s Northern Plains President. Both AT&T and SDN plan this event. 

Biomaterials Day

Sep 14, 2018
Chris Laughery

Tayler Hoekstra is a PhD Candidate and Graduate Research Assistant in the Biomedical Engineering Department and Courtney Kinser is also a graduate student in the program discuss USD Biomaterials Day. This is a chance for students to highlight research. The topic for the September 21 event is Immunology and Regenerative Medicine.

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