In The Moment ... April 17, 2018 Show 317 Hour 1

Students present their work at the University of Sioux Falls Research Symposium this week. As college grads prepare to enter their chosen careers, often it's hard to imagine what exactly that career might be like.

Theresa Brown's books take readers inside the indispensable profession of nursing. Her book The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patient's Lives invites readers to live through one intense, joyful, and frustrating day at work in the heart and soul of a hospital.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 17, 2018 Show 317 Hour 1

What is the connection between social justice and environmental sustainability? Can humor help us deal with climate change?

The University of South Dakota hosted character actor Peterson Toscano Tuesday in Old Main's Farber Hall for a joint keynote address for the Diversity Symposium and Earth Days celebration.

In The Moment ... April 17, 2018 Show 317 Hour 1

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced last night. Journalists were recognized for coverage of the Me Too Movement, wildfires in California, and domestic terrorism. Kendrick Lamar made history as the first rapper to win the Pulitzer for music.

And there's author Caroline Fraser, who won the Pulitzer Prize for biography.

Daschle Forms Rural Progressive Policy Organization

Apr 17, 2018

Former South Dakota Democratic US Senator Tom Daschle is joining other prominent national democrats to form a group that advocates for progressive policies in rural state’s like South Dakota.

Daschle says they’re just in the beginning stage, but the group hopes to rebuild the two-party system in rural America.

Former Senator Daschle is working alongside former USDA Secretary and Governor Tom Vilsack and US Senator Mary Landrieu to organize rural progressives ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Last June, a convicted felon who disagreed with his sentence and flipped off the judge ended up with more time in prison. Now the South Dakota Supreme Court will decide if that First Circuit judge could legally impose that longer incarceration. The resolution depends on whether the defendant was no longer under the court's rule. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday, April 17. SDPB's Victoria Wicks explains.

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The South Dakota Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday, April 17, from opponents and proponents of the Keystone XL pipeline.

In 2015, the Public Utilities Commission accepted TransCanada's certification that it can comply with the conditions of its 2010 permit.

Opponents appealed that certification to the Sixth Circuit Court last year, and now appeals the court's decision to the state's high court.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.

State of South Dakota

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley represented the state and several others before the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday, April 17th.  The State is looking to overturn a lower court ruling that does not require out-of-state or online businesses to pay state sales taxes unless they have a storefront or other physical presence in South Dakota.  Just after Jackley finished his argument before the Supreme Court, he visited with South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Gary Ellenbolt about the experience.

U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts And Crafts Board

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 2

Can a single image define a year? For today's Images of the Past, we learn about Winter Counts.

Conor McMahon is Chief Curator for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Indian Arts And Crafts Board.

Menachem Miodovnik

Apr 16, 2018

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 2

The United States is one of only 13 countries in the world where the rate of maternal mortality is worse than it was 25 years ago.

Dr. Menachem Miodovnik is a perinatalogist who works in the area of maternal health. He's giving the Ethel Austin Martin Distinguished Lecture at South Dakota State University this evening at 5:30 (free & open to the public) in the University Student Union , Heroid Crest Room.

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 2

The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology launches a new venture this week called STEAM Cafe. It's a partnership with SDPB and Hay Camp Brewing Company. The project features South Dakota Mines faculty and staff exploring topics ranging from cutting edge research to history.

STEAM Café, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, at Hay Camp Brewing Company. The first talk is slated for April 17.


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