Dakota Midday http://listen.sdpb.org en Walks to End Alzheimer's Set for September http://listen.sdpb.org/post/walks-end-alzheimers-set-september <p>Over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and as many as 16 million could have the disease by 2050. &nbsp;According to the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. It’s the fifth-leading cause of death in South Dakota, which also has the second highest Alzheimer’s death rate in the country.</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:27:07 +0000 Karl Gehrke 52157 at http://listen.sdpb.org Walks to End Alzheimer's Set for September South Dakota Secretary Named Tourism Director of the Year by Peers http://listen.sdpb.org/post/south-dakota-secretary-named-tourism-director-year-peers <p>South Dakota’s tourism secretary Jim Hagen has been named State Tourism Director of the Year by the U.S. Travel Association’s National Council of State Tourism Directors. The award was announced on Monday during the association’s educational seminar for tourism organizations in Louisville, Kentucky. Hagen was the first South Dakotan to receive the award since Susan Edwards in 1994. Hagen has served as South Daakota's Secretary of Tourism since his appointment by Governor Dennis Daugaard in 2011. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:05:06 +0000 Karl Gehrke 52156 at http://listen.sdpb.org South Dakota Secretary Named Tourism Director of the Year by Peers Challenging Perceptions of Disabilities through Theater http://listen.sdpb.org/post/challenging-perceptions-disabilities-through-theater <p>The goal of <a href="http://www.flutterproductions.com/">Flutter Productions</a> is to challenge the perception of people with disabilities through theater and contemporary dance. The company works with organizations to create original works for people of mixed abilities and ages.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:06:42 +0000 Karl Gehrke 52103 at http://listen.sdpb.org Challenging Perceptions of Disabilities through Theater Rural Housing Program Promotes Economic Development http://listen.sdpb.org/post/rural-housing-program-promotes-economic-development <p>Building homes is seen as a critical part of both economic and community development. However in rural communities there’s often little experience in dealing with housing issues. Over the past couple years, the <a href="http://www.dakotaresources.org/home-address">Dakota Resources Home Address </a>rural housing program has helped some South Dakota towns develop&nbsp; housing strategies.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:46:02 +0000 Karl Gehrke 52102 at http://listen.sdpb.org Rural Housing Program Promotes Economic Development Dakota Political Junkies http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dakota-political-junkies-88 <p>Veteran South Dakota journalist and KELO-TV Rapid City Reporter Kevin Woster and Sioux Falls Argus-Leader reporter David Montgomery joined Dakota Midday for a discussion of the latest in state politics. They talked about last week's Dakotafest debates and the upcoming debates at the State Fair and what they signify for the general election campaign season. Other topics included Democratic lawmakers request for a deeper investigation into the EB-5 program.</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:30:07 +0000 Karl Gehrke 52101 at http://listen.sdpb.org Dakota Political Junkies Civil Rights Panel to Hold Criminal Justice Briefing in Rapid City http://listen.sdpb.org/post/civil-rights-panel-hold-criminal-justice-briefing-rapid-city <p>Studies are underway in Rapid City looking into the interactions between the city’s police department and the Native American community. As a part of that research, the South Dakota Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights holds a public briefing on Wednesday on the administration of criminal justice in Rapid City at the United Tribes Technical College-Black Hills Learning Center. The committee will hear testimony concerning the administration of justice and its impact on Native Americans and other minorities, their families and the Rapid City community. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:06:46 +0000 Karl Gehrke 52039 at http://listen.sdpb.org Civil Rights Panel to Hold Criminal Justice Briefing in Rapid City Dakota Midday Gardening Tips from Norm Evers http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dakota-midday-gardening-tips-norm-evers-0 <p>Although highs will return to the 80's in much of South Dakota later this week, there have been hints of fall lately reminding us that summer is winding down. Gardeners have been busy harvesting the fruits (and vegetables) of their labors over the past few weeks and will soon begin preparing for the winter months. Norm Evers of Norm's Greenhouse and Nursery joined Dakota Midday and answered listener questions about taking care of geraniums and begonias over winter, planting cherry trees, the proper care of lilacs, fertilizing indoor plants and more.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:45:23 +0000 Karl Gehrke 52037 at http://listen.sdpb.org Dakota Midday Gardening Tips from Norm Evers Dancing for World Peace http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dancing-world-peace <p><a href="http://www.nutcracker.com/">Moscow Ballet</a> ballerina Olga Aru has danced around the world, including France, Sweden and Egypt. She was in Cairo during the Tahrir Square protests. She’s in Rapid City this week at <a href="http://www.primadancing.com/">Prima School of Dancing,</a> auditioning student dancers for Moscow Ballet’s November 25 performance of the <em>Great Russian Nutcracker</em> at the <a href="http://gotmine.com/event/moscow-ballets-great-russian-nutcracker/">Rushmore Plaza Civic Center</a>. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:10:26 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51817 at http://listen.sdpb.org Dancing for World Peace Dakotafest Debates Open Campaign Season http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dakotafest-debates-open-campaign-season <p>The general election campaign season kicked off this week with debates at the Dakotafest ag show in Mitchell. On Wednesday Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard faced his challengers Democrat Susan Wismer and independent Mike Myers. The four candidates for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson squared off later in the afternoon: Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland and independents Larry Pressler and Gordon Howie. Issues at both debates included the EB-5 visa program and the Affordable Care Act. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:46:24 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51813 at http://listen.sdpb.org Dakotafest Debates Open Campaign Season BHSU Begins School Year with New President http://listen.sdpb.org/post/bhsu-begins-school-year-new-president <p>When students arrive at Black Hills State University this weekend, a new president will welcome them to the Spearfish campus. Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr. started his new duties as BHSU's tenth President on July 3rd. He succeeded Kay Schellencamp who retired at the end of the last academic year.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:34:11 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51812 at http://listen.sdpb.org BHSU Begins School Year with New President Bush Fellow Preserves Lakota Peacemaking Traditions http://listen.sdpb.org/post/bush-fellow-preserves-lakota-peacemaking-traditions <p>If you’ve spent much time listening to the news lately, you’ve heard plenty of stories about conflict. That includes the unrest in the Middle East, Africa, and not to mention Ferguson, Missouri. Richard Iron Cloud is a peacemaker who has spent years working on the Pine Ridge Reservation to improve the tribal justice system and keep alive traditional Lakota ways of resolving conflict. He's a 2014 <a href="https://www.bushfoundation.org/">Bush Fellowship</a> winner. The 100-thousand dollar grant is awarded to community leaders. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:49:39 +0000 Charles Michael Ray 51754 at http://listen.sdpb.org Bush Fellow Preserves Lakota Peacemaking Traditions Dakota Political Junkies http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dakota-political-junkies-87 <p>South Dakota's campaign season made its unofficial start this week with the first general election debates for U.S. Senate, U.S. House and governor at the DakotaFest ag show in Mitchell.Republican Congresswoman Kristi Noem faced Democratic challenger Corinna Robinson on Tuesday. Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard took on Democrat Susan Wismer and independent Mike Myers today and all four candidates vying for the state's open U.S. Senate made their cases for why voters should them to Washington, DC.</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:37:59 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51753 at http://listen.sdpb.org Dakota Political Junkies Ebola Fear Closes Liberia Clinic Supported by Sioux Falls Organization http://listen.sdpb.org/post/ebola-fear-closes-liberia-clinic-supported-sioux-falls-organization <p>Officials say that some of the people who fled an Ebola quarantine center in a slum in Monrovia, Liberia when it was attacked over the weekend are again under observation at a hospital. The attack is an example of the struggles health workers face in their efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:21:59 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51696 at http://listen.sdpb.org Ebola Fear Closes Liberia Clinic Supported by Sioux Falls Organization Augustana Professor Appears in PBS Archeology Reality Series http://listen.sdpb.org/post/augustana-professor-appears-pbs-archeology-reality-series <p>In the PBS science-reality series <em><a href="http://www.pbs.org/time-team/explore-the-sites/bones-badger-hole/">Time Team America</a>,</em> archeologists have 72 hours to uncover buried secrets using the latest technology, decades of expertise and their own smarts.</p><p>In tonight's episode airing on SDPB-TV, “The Bones of Badger Hills,”&nbsp; Adrien Hannus assists a team digging at a site in western Oklahoma. Hannus is professor of anthropology and director of the <a href="http://www.augie.edu/archeology-laboratory">Archeology Laboratory</a> at Augustana College in Sioux Falls.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:55:57 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51690 at http://listen.sdpb.org Augustana Professor Appears in PBS Archeology Reality Series Landscapes Photo Contest to Capture Day in State http://listen.sdpb.org/post/landscapes-photo-contest-capture-day-state <p>As South Dakota marks 125 years of statehood, SDPB wants to help explore the state's unique identity. On Tuesday, August 19th people are invited to photograph what being South Dakotan means to them with images of home, work, favorite places and more.</p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:26:53 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51453 at http://listen.sdpb.org Landscapes Photo Contest to Capture Day in State Film Tells Saga of South Dakota's Sue http://listen.sdpb.org/post/film-tells-saga-south-dakotas-sue <p>In the summer of 1990, paleontologist Peter Larson and his team from the <a href="http://www.bhigr.com/">Black Hills Institute </a>in Hill City unearthed a Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton in western South Dakota near Faith. It was the largest, most complete T-Rex ever found. They nicknamed the dinosaur Sue, after Sue Hendrickson who first discovered the bones.</p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 19:11:31 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51449 at http://listen.sdpb.org Film Tells Saga of South Dakota's Sue South Dakota Teen Sets Solo Flight Record http://listen.sdpb.org/post/south-dakota-teen-sets-solo-flight-record <p>This summer 19-year-old Aberdeen pilot <a href="http://www.limitless-horizons.org/">Matt Guthmiller </a>became the youngest person to fly solo around the world. On May 31, Guthmiller took off from Gillespie Field near San Diego in a prop-powered, single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza A36.</p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:48:05 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51448 at http://listen.sdpb.org South Dakota Teen Sets Solo Flight Record Fighting Human Trafficking from a Medical Perspective http://listen.sdpb.org/post/fighting-human-trafficking-medical-perspective <p>This week health care professionals are gathering in Sioux Falls at the <a href="http://www.avera.org/experience/avera-victim-witnesshuman-trafficking-conference/">Violent Crime and Human Trafficking Conference </a>sponsored by Avera Health and the Department of Justice. Avera has new protocols for health care professionals if they suspect patients are victims of sex trafficking. Nurses, doctors and other health care workers can listen for red flags during assessments and move to more standard questions to identify abuse. Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:41:01 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51391 at http://listen.sdpb.org Fighting Human Trafficking from a Medical Perspective New Fund Celebrates South Dakota's 125th Anniversary http://listen.sdpb.org/post/new-fund-celebrates-south-dakotas-125th-anniversary <p>A group of Rapid City volunteers has started a new fund to help celebrate the state’s 125th anniversary. The Frontier Fund aims to raise at least $125 thousand in South Dakota and then give that money in small grants to local community non-profit organizations.&nbsp; The idea is to not only meet needs in the state, but also build community and expand the notion of philanthropy through the fundraising effort. Charles Michael Ray spoke with fund organizers Matt Ehlman, Megan Clark and Madison Zimmerman-Dusek.</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:23:22 +0000 Charles Michael Ray 51390 at http://listen.sdpb.org New Fund Celebrates South Dakota's 125th Anniversary Dakota Political Junkies http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dakota-political-junkies-86 <p><em>Mitchell Daily Republic </em>web editor Denise Ross and <em>Sioux Falls Argus-Leader</em> political reporter David Montgomery joined this week's conversation about the latest news in South Dakota politics. They discussed this past weekend's Libertarian convention and the nomination of Chad Haber as the party's candidate for attorney general. Other topics included the upcoming U.S. Senate, U.S. Representative and gubernatorial debates at DakotaFest in Mitchell which mark the kick-off the fall campaign season.</p><p></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:08:26 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51389 at http://listen.sdpb.org Dakota Political Junkies Late Summer Gardening Tips http://listen.sdpb.org/post/late-summer-gardening-tips <p>Southeast Tech Horticulture instructor Rick Abrahamson answered listener questions as part of Dakota Midday's semi-regular lawn and garden segment. Topics included the care and watering of trees and shrubs, late season vegetables, planting perennials seeds such as rudbeckia in anticipation of next spring, and fertilizing as fall approaches.</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:21:38 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51322 at http://listen.sdpb.org Late Summer Gardening Tips Sanford Health Awarded $7.1M for Cancer Research http://listen.sdpb.org/post/sanford-health-awarded-71m-cancer-research <p>The National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health is giving Sanford Health more than $7.1 million for cancer research. The five year grant is for recruiting participants for clinical trials, quality of life studies and cancer care delivery research. It’s one of 53 awarded nationwide through the institute’s <a href="http://ncorp.cancer.gov/">Community Oncology Research Program.</a> <a href="http://www.sanfordresearch.org/researchcenters/childrenshealth/pearcelab/">Dr. David Pearce</a> is vice president and chief operating officer of Sanford Research. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:51:35 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51320 at http://listen.sdpb.org Sanford Health Awarded $7.1M for Cancer Research The History of the Camaro http://listen.sdpb.org/post/history-camaro <p>Calvin Tolle&nbsp;is the&nbsp;owner of CT Machine Shop in Brookings, is a Camaro enthusiast and joins us to discuss the history and popularity of the iconic Chevrolet model.&nbsp; Tolle is working to open a Camaro museum in Brookings which would be the only museum of its kind. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Also a conversation with Kent Osborne about the Landscapes of South Dakota Photo Project.</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:35:57 +0000 Cara Hetland 51077 at http://listen.sdpb.org Stories from a Vietnam Vet http://listen.sdpb.org/post/stories-vietnam-vet <p>Major Curtis Nupen (USAF ret) of Piedmont. He will talk about his experiences as an Electronic Warfare Officer in B-52s during the Vietnam War’s Operation Linebacker II.&nbsp; Nupen will present his writings Saturday, August 9, at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City at 9 AM.&nbsp; It’s sponsored by the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:32:45 +0000 Cara Hetland 51076 at http://listen.sdpb.org 50th Anniversary of Wilderness Act http://listen.sdpb.org/post/50th-anniversary-wilderness-act <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This year marks the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">50</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Anniversary of the Wilderness Act.&nbsp; It took eight years and 66 revisions before President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law on September 3, 1964. &nbsp;</span>&nbsp;Laura Burns is a Supervisory Forester with the Hell Canyon Ranger District. &nbsp;She is responsible for cultural resources, lands, recreation, and Wilderness. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:30:48 +0000 Cara Hetland 51075 at http://listen.sdpb.org Author Tells Stories of Black Hills with Historic Photos http://listen.sdpb.org/post/author-tells-stories-black-hills-historic-photos <p>The growth of modern photography coincided with the settlement of the American frontier. Historical photographs provide a fascinating and sometimes haunting view of the Old West.</p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:06:27 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51019 at http://listen.sdpb.org Author Tells Stories of Black Hills with Historic Photos Dakota Political Junkies http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dakota-political-junkies-85 <p>Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter and Sioux Falls Argus-Leader columnist Jonathan Ellis joined this week's conversation about the latest in South Dakota political news. They discussed independent gubernatorial candidate Mike Myers' suit to replace is running mate on the fall ballot and the withdrawal of former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth’s attorney from her election law violation case. Other topics included new polling numbers and South Dakota’s pulchritudinous congressional delegation.</p><p></p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:30:54 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51018 at http://listen.sdpb.org Dakota Political Junkies South Dakota is 45th State for 'National Anthem Girl' http://listen.sdpb.org/post/south-dakota-45th-state-national-anthem-girl <p>Two years ago Janine Stange set out on a mission to perform "The Star Spangled Banner" in every state. The Long Island native known as the <a href="http://www.nationalanthemgirl.org/">National Anthem Girl</a> is now in the home stretch with just six states left to go.</p><p>On Thursday she'll cross South Dakota off the map when she sings at the American Legion Division II Central Plain Regional Baseball Tournament in Milbank. As she has at other events, Stange will also invite people to sign thank you messages for military members and veterans.</p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:02:54 +0000 Karl Gehrke 51011 at http://listen.sdpb.org South Dakota is 45th State for 'National Anthem Girl' Racing in Sturgis on a 1923 Harley-Davidson http://listen.sdpb.org/post/racing-sturgis-1923-harley-davidson <p>Brittney Olsen has always had a passion for racing. She remembers when her father took her to Wild Water West in Sioux Falls around the age of five to drive kid's go-carts. "I would do anything possible to get in first place," she says. "I would cut people off and do all these strange maneuvers just to get around them. A lot of my father's friends said, ‘I think you’ve got a racer on your hands.’"</p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 20:11:05 +0000 Karl Gehrke 50954 at http://listen.sdpb.org Racing in Sturgis on a 1923 Harley-Davidson School of Mines Professor Awarded for Cyber Security Research http://listen.sdpb.org/post/school-mines-professor-awarded-cyber-security-research <p>Cyber-physical systems technology is a new field that researchers say will transform the way people interact with engineered systems in the same way the internet has transformed the way people interact with information. But because cyber-physical systems are subject to threats that could undermine the national and economic security of the United States, researchers are looking for ways to strengthen the systems.</p> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19:18:09 +0000 Karl Gehrke 50949 at http://listen.sdpb.org School of Mines Professor Awarded for Cyber Security Research