Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... November 15, 2017 Show 221 Hour 1

As of yesterday, America has seen 317 mass shootings in 2017. In case you're keeping track, there were 483 in 2016. Today we talk about what’s changing (and what’s staying the same) in preventing and preparing for active shooters. Joining us is Lt. Jeff Garden with the Sioux Falls Police Department.


In The Moment ... November 15, 2017 Show 221 Hour 2

Jonathan Ellis, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Jon Hunter, Madison Daily Leader publisher, join us for a look at the week’s top state political headlines. Today we look at lawmaker requests for a 70 percent pay raise, accountability for state teacher pay increases, the challenges of Marsy’s Law, and more.


In The Moment ... November 15, 2017 Show 221 Hour 2

The Black Hills Playhouse's Dakota Players have toured South Dakota schools since 1999, giving kids in rural communities a chance to play a part in a live theater production. SDPB's Jackie Hendry spoke with the Director of Education for the Black Hills Playhouse, Deb Workman, to learn more about how the playhouse is impacting students across the state. Then, Lori Walsh talks with Black Hills Playhouse Executive Director Linda Anderson about the upcoming season.

Thune Optimistic Tax Reform Will Spur Economy Forward

Nov 14, 2017

South Dakota US Senator John Thune hopes the Senate Republican tax reform proposal will make it out of the finance committee by the end of this week.

Republicans in both the US House and Senate are leading the charge in overhauling the country’s tax code. They say it’s the largest overhaul in 30 years.

Others aren’t convinced it will help the economy.

Congressional Republicans maintain that growth in the economy brought about as a result of these tax cuts will make up for any lost revenue.

The Rapid City school district, like many other districts throughout the nation, has experienced multiple losses this school year. Since July, three students have taken their own lives.

The district has been been talking about the often taboo topic of suicide. Their second community meeting takes place Tuesday, November 14 at 6 p.m. at the Western Dakota Tech Events Center.

Joining us today from SDPB's Black Hills Bureau are
Katy Urban, Rapid City Area Schools Communications Manager, and Corey Harouff, Associate Regional Director, Black Hills Young Life.

In The Moment ... November 14, 2017 Show 219 Hour 2 

Dave Rambow is a wet plate photographer, historian, author, and actor/re-enactor. He joins us to talk about his upcoming presentation (Sunday, November 19, 2:00 p.m.) at the Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls, where he portrays a WWI German Soldier.

In The Moment ... November 14, 2017 Show 219 Hour 2 

Aaron Draplin is one of the premiere designers working today. He joins Hugh Weber, host of The Potluck Society, and In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about Midwestern work ethic, the democratization of design, and "getting away" with work that you love.

In The Moment ... November 14, 2017 Show 219 Hour 1 

A lifelong love of the sea helped a professional sign maker from Rapid City find his artistic inspiration.

"The Curious Art of Jerry Root" opens Friday, November 17 at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

We're joined by artist Jerry Root and his wife Laurie.

In conjunction with the opening reception of "The Curious Art of Jerry Root," you can also enjoy the first evening of Holiday Art Market at the Dahl Arts Center and an exhibit reception for "Unwrapped."

In The Moment ... November 14, 2017 Show 219 Hour 1 

"Loving Vincent" is the story of the death, and more importantly, the life, of artist Vincent van Gogh. It's the world's first oil painted film. More than 125 professional oil painters created 65,000 individually painted frames for animation. Nothing you see in the film is computer generated.

It plays at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish this weekend, November 17 to 19. Cinema Falls brings it to the Washington Pavilion Belbas Theatre on Sunday, December 3.

In The Moment ... November 13, 2017 Show 218 Hour 1 

It's an award for people who get things done. Sanford Health has announced a million dollar prize for advances in global medical research.

We're joined by Micah Aberson, Sanford's chief global brand officer, for a conversation about seeking the mavericks and innovators in the healthcare space.


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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