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Schools and producers are working to feed kids with local crops. A federal grant worth $24,158 helps educate stakeholders on the Farm to School movement. The project brings local ingredients to school food programs.

Farm to Table restaurants aim to bring local foods directly to diners. Schools have a similar program to connect students with products raised nearby.

Sandra Kangas is the South Dakota Department of Education’s director of Child and Adult Nutrition Services. She says Farm to School improves access to local foods.

In The Moment ... June 19, 2017 Show 117 Hour 1

Wonder Woman has been the subject of scrutiny since her comic book debut in 1941, from her costume to her feminism. So how does this summer's movie match up to the character's origins? Sara Lampert is assistant professor of history and coordinator of the women, gender and sexuality studies program at the University of South Dakota. She spoke with her former student, SDPB's Jackie Hendry, about the movie's relationship with history and gender politics.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... June 19, 2017 Show 117 Hour 2


We look back now at the Cold War, when notions of a nuclear attack from the Soviets was considered a strong possibility and South Dakotans prepared to defend the nation. George A. Larson is an author, historian, and a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He joins us now to talk about his latest book, "The 54th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron."

Victoria Wicks

TransCanada has successfully fended off another challenge to the Keystone XL pipeline.

In a decision filed Monday, June 19, Sixth Circuit Judge John Brown determined that the SD Public Utilities Commission acted appropriately when it accepted TransCanada's assertions that the pipeline can still be built safely.

The PUC issued a permit in 2009, but TransCanada failed to construct the pipeline within four years. The company then had to certify that it can still comply with conditions set in the permit.

Victoria Wicks

Not all soils are created equal. Just inside Rapid City's boundaries, for example, the northeast soils are much more challenging to gardeners than those on the west side of town. And what's a gardener to do? Amend, amend, amend. Some gardeners build their own compost piles or buy soil amendments. Others head to the landfill, where not only lawn and yard waste is composted, but also household garbage.


188 New Citizens Sworn In At Mt Rushmore

Jun 16, 2017
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It often takes years for immigrants to complete the United States’ vetting process. More than 180 people lined up and officially became citizens on Thursday.

A Magistrate Judge takes the stage and reads the United States Oath of Allegiance. Immigrants from all over the world listened with their right hands raised. This is the final step in the Naturalization process.

The crowd fills with excitement as people cheer for their new status. They are led onto the stage. Each grabs their certificate and introduces themselves. 

Personalities: A Wagon Ride Through the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant

Jun 16, 2017
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For over 49 years, De Smet, South Dakota has been the home of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Pageant, attracting tourists from around the world. Started in 1968, local residents began acting out “The Long Winter”, a "Little House on The Prairie" series novel published in 1940. The novel and the play recall the events of Wilder’s childhood in rural South Dakota.

Bunny’s Heroes Brings Charters to Life

Jun 16, 2017
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Fictional characters from movies and books are heroes to many kids...and meeting them is magical. A nonprofit organization is bringing these personalities to life to raise money and build the community.

It’s a sunny morning at Rapid City’s Storybook Island. A car pulls into the parking lot and Wonder Woman steps out. She’s a volunteer with nonprofit group, Bunny’s Heroes. Today they are performing at the park for Character Day.

Shareece Tatum is the founder of the group. She leads volunteers to the dressing room.

On today's show we hosted a post E3 Expo wrap up from Los Angeles by Mark Diischer, a Sioux Falls resident who attended the show this week - plus listener emails and Amazon grocery news.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 16, 2017 Show 116 Hour 1

Mat deRiso of Mat D and the Profane Saints joins us on this week’s Moment in Sound with a solo, acoustic performance. We talk about the American highway and the role of heartbreak in songwriting. Find more here:

Fictional characters from movies and books can be heroes to kids. A nonprofit group in Rapid City brings personalities to life in service of children and community.


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