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The Senate Education Committee is sending a bill creating an early learning advisory council to the 41st day. South Dakota is one of seven states without state funded preschools.

The twelve members of the council outlined in Senate Bill 132 include governor-appointed representatives from multiple government agencies--including the departments of education, health, social services, and the legislature. Other members include Head Start providers, parents, and the business community.

In The Moment ... February 20, 2018 Show 280 Hour 2

Music historian, author, and concert producer Joseph Horowitz visited the South Dakota Symphony during the recent performance of "Music Unwound, Aaron Copland in Mexico".

Horowitz book, Classical Music in America, takes a harsh view of the state of classical music and symphonic performance. South Dakota Symphony Music Director and Conductor David Gier invited Horowitz into our studios to talk about the book, the role of classical music performance, and Horowitz "Music Unwound" project...

In The Moment ... February 20, 2018 Show 280 Hour 2

The Sioux Falls Stockyards operated from 1917 until 2009. Clare Vollan started working at the stockyards in the 30's and remained there until he retired. He's here to tell us some stories of the way things were back then.

In The Moment ... February 20, 2018 Show 280 Hour 1

Dr. Charles Kutscher is the Director of the Buildings and Thermal Systems Center at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden Colorado.  He's speaking today with students at Dakota Wesleyan University. He has led research in building energy efficiency and he will talk about what can be done about changes in our climate by focusing on renewable energy. The title of his speech is Climate Change: How Bad is it and what can we do about it?

In The Moment ... February 20, 2018 Show 280 Hour 1

We've all had an awkward moment – whether it's remembering our teenage years, silence in the middle of a conversation, or dancing while someone is watching.  Journalist and Blogger Melissa Dahl set out to research awkward moments and the theories behind them.  What she found was compassion toward people in the midst of awkward moments and an opportunity to test herself.

Frankenstein 200!

Feb 20, 2018

In The Moment ... February 20, 2018 Show 280 Hour 1

Severe Weather Affecting Travel In Western, Central SD

Feb 18, 2018
National Weather Service

A large section of the Northern Plains is under a Winter Storm Warning for Sunday, February 18th and Monday, February 19th.  The South Dakota Department of Transportation has issued a No Travel Advisory, effective 12:25 MST, for Interstate 90 from the Wyoming border to Exit 110 near Wall.  Other advisories or closings could take place as a result of this system.

Dirk Quinn Band

Feb 16, 2018

Capitalizing on over a decade of steady touring Dirk Quinn has developed a unique and progressive style that appeals to fans ranging from jam band groupies to jazz aficionados.  The Dirk Quinn Band's high energy funk/jazz that mixes influences from the jazz greats to the sounds of Bela Fleck and John Scofield sets the table for rhythmic experimentation with a modern edge.

The Dirk Quinn Band performed "Live at the Dahl" in Rapid City on September 15, 2017.

Kent, Joel, Amos, and Jeff talk tech, keep you updated on the latest news, and answer listener questions.

In The Moment ... February 15, 2018 Show 278 Hour 2

Wind Sync is a nationally touring and award-winning wind quintet, and they're coming to South Dakota this weekend.

Their latest CD is called "Aria."

Anni Hochhalter plays French Horn for the group and joins us somewhere in Nebraska.


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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