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A ceremony set for Monday in Pierre will honor more than 50 South Dakota veterans who served in Taiwan during a portion of the Cold War.  

Officials from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office will present the US-ROC Mutual Defense Commemorative Badge to thank the 52 veterans for their service to the East Asian nation.

The veterans served there between 1955 and 1979. During that time, American soldiers served in a peace-keeping role under a mutual defense treaty.

This helped Taiwan defend itself from potential threats.  

Rapid City Collective Impact

Last month, grocery distributor SpartanNash announced it will close three grocery stores in Rapid City in October.

According to a food security group in the city, that will create critical gaps in food availability to neighborhoods north of downtown.

In April, Mary Corbine started analyzing income levels and walking distances to grocery stores in Rapid City. Then in July,  SpartanNash officials announced they would close two Family Thrift grocery stores, and the Prairie Market grocery store.

Peggy Norris – Deputy Director of Education and Outreach at Sanford Underground Research Facility.

Peggy saw her first eclipse in 1991 and has chased them ever since. She is working with students from School of Mines to build a weather balloon to broadcast live video of the eclipse. They will share the video on NASA’s website. 

Leo DeLange, Chief Operating Officer of GenPro Energy Solutions and Molly Brown, Vice President of Energy Production of GenPro

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 11, 2017 Show 154 Hour 1

What draws you to American roots music? What draws you into deeper relationship with other human beings? Musicians Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter find inspiration in the brokenness and vulnerability of humanity.

Victoria Wicks

Soil in Rapid City, as well as other places in West River, can be heavy and compacted in some places. Gardeners can add amendments but have to be careful not to add herbicides that can harm their plants. A horticulture specialist for SDSU Extension gives SDPB's Victoria Wicks some tips for safe soil amendments.

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In the last six months, South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says she’s seen a sharp decline in concealed carry weapon permits issued.

Last year, the state renewed and issued just over 30,000 concealed carry permits. Krebs says that was an all-time high number of permits.

Krebs says that could be over anticipation of Hillary Clinton winning the presidential election.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 10, 2017 Show 153 Hour 2

What do you wish you knew about autism? What are the next keys to unlocking the complex puzzle for families? Dr. Suma Jacob is a double board-certified psychiatrist. She is the director of the Autism Research Program at the University of Minnesota. She joins us for a conversation about autism and genetic research.


In The Moment ... August 10, 2017 Show 153 Hour 1

The death of musician Glen Campbell this week has many South Dakotans talking about Alzheimer's. Campbell waged a public battle against the disease. Leslie Morrow is the state director for the Alzheimer's Association. We talk with her about lifting the stigma of Alzheimer’s and how and when to seek screening.

The Spirit of Sturgis

Aug 10, 2017
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This year was host to the second annual Spirit of Sturgis Antique Motorcycle Race. It’s held in the Historic Sturgis Half-Mile racetrack at the Meade County Fairgrounds. Ten classic bikes from the 1920’s to the 70’s ripped around the dirt track… Some of the bikes don’t even have breaks!

Brittney Olsen is from Aberdeen, South Dakota. She helps organize, and even races in, this event, which summons the ghost of Sturgis Rally past… to the present.

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Aug 10, 2017


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