Tuesdays With Hank Harris

Dec 13, 2017

For over two years Black Hills musician Hank Harris spent his Tuesdays at Blackbird Studios in Rapid City working on original interpretations of songs by the Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Marley, Peter Gabriel and others. He's released the results on a new CD he's titled, appropriately enough, Tuesdays. 

In The Moment ... December 13, 2017 Show 239 Hour 2 

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Jonathan Ellis join In the Moment host Lori Walsh to discuss the week's top political headlines. We talk about U.S. Senator John Thune's call for character in Washington, Governor Dennis Duagaard's letter to the Des Moines Register defending Wall Drug and South Dakota's tax structure, and more.

In The Moment ... December 13, 2017 Show 239 Hour 1 

We talk with state Representative Doug Barthel about the upcoming South Dakota legislative session. He discusses the role of Sioux Falls lawmakers in Pierre, juvenile justice reform, and how lean financial times stand to impact his first session.

In The Moment ... December 13, 2017 Show 239 Hour 1 

Author and Vietnam veteran Craig Tschetter joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about his book, "15 Minutes Ago: A Vietnam War Memoir." We discuss his return visit to Vietnam and how he addressed complex issues in his powerful memoir.

Custer Co Emg Mgmt Twitter

Officials with Custer State Park have announced the Legion Lake Fire has grown to 4,000 acres. The park remains closed to the public. 

Forecasters with the National Weather Service say windy conditions are expected tonight.

Greg Richards is a NWS meteorologist in Rapid City. He says a cold front will enter the area tonight. He expects the wind in the Custer State Park area to shift to the southeast and to make conditions more difficult for firefighters. He says warnings and advisories are in effect. 


  A South Dakota paleontologist is receiving a 400 thousand dollar grant from the National Science Foundation. Darrin Pangac is an associate professor of Geology and Geological Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He and his team of researchers are working to increase diversity in geological field work.

Second Auction For Star Academy In January

Dec 12, 2017

In less than a month, the state-owned STAR Academy in Custer will go up for bid again.

The 170 acre site was home to a juvenile correctional facility went to auction in October, but didn’t sell.

If the facility doesn’t sell in January, one state lawmaker says he wants to introduce legislation reopen the STAR Academy.

State Representative Tim Goodwin originally voted to sell the facility, but he says that was a mistake. He says the state needs a place to send juveniles.

In The Moment ... December 12, 2017 Show 238 Hour 2 

Bobbie Tibbetts, Vice President, Sanford Health Foundation, joins the program to discuss the impact of philanthropy in the state. We talk about gifts, both big and small, as well as the role of philanthropy in healthcare.

In The Moment ... December 12, 2017 Show 238 Hour 2 

Jennifer Kirby was recently recognized as "Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser" at the 2017 Governor's Awards for Philanthropy.

Avera Health was named "Outstanding Philanthropic Corporation."

Lindsey Meyers, with Avera Health, and Jennifer Kirby joins us for a conversation about philanthropy in South Dakota and how personal connections drive the way we help one another.

In The Moment ... December 12, 2017 Show 238 Hour 1 

Lidia Bastianitch is one of the most widely recognized chefs in America. She's an Emmy award-winning television host and a best-selling cookbook author. She's the owner of four acclaimed New York City restaurants.

Her new television special is called "Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes". It premiers on SDPB-TV this Friday, December 15 at 10 p.m. Central / 9 Mountain.

She joins us to talk about food, freedom, and overcoming hardship.


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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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