Dakota Midday http://listen.sdpb.org en Wild Kingdom Host Stephanie Arne http://listen.sdpb.org/post/wild-kingdom-host-stephanie-arne <p>Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom host Stephanie Arne has held the position for just under a year. In the first four webisodes, she waded through the Florida Everglades learning about the invasive tegu lizard; dove off the Florida Keys and participated in coral reef restoration; searched along the California coast for the mighty California condor; and even went to the Black Hills and hung out with bison. Arne grew up in Pierre and graduated from South Dakota State University. She began her career at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha as Education Outreach Coordinator. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:48:12 +0000 Nathan Puhl 44712 at http://listen.sdpb.org Wild Kingdom Host Stephanie Arne Four-Decade Mystery Case Solved http://listen.sdpb.org/post/four-decade-mystery-case-solved <p>Attorney General Marty Jackley said yesterday that two Vermillion teens who went missing in the early 1970s died in a car crash. Pamela Jackson and Cheryl Miller died when their vehicle ran off the road while they were on their way to a party. Jackley said there was no evidence of foul play. The vehicle was in third gear when it crashed, keys were still in the ignition and one of the tires was damaged, perhaps indicating a blowout. Jackley said that alcohol was not a factor. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:42:06 +0000 Nathan Puhl 44711 at http://listen.sdpb.org Four-Decade Mystery Case Solved Dakota Political Junkies http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dakota-political-junkies-72 <p>Joining the program are Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, and Kevin Woster, Rapid City reporter for KELO-TV. Topics include the weekend debate with the five Republican U.S. Senate candidates, challenges to the validity of signatures submitted by GOP U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth, former state senator Gordon Howie's independent candidacy for U.S. Senate, and state lottery officials commissioning their own study of problem gambling.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:35:45 +0000 Nathan Puhl 44710 at http://listen.sdpb.org Pioneers Of Television Season 4 http://listen.sdpb.org/post/pioneers-television-season-4 <p>The fourth season of Pioneers of Television begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV with the episode "Standup to Sitcom."&nbsp; Future episodes include "Doctors and Nurses," "Breaking Barriers," and "Acting Funny."&nbsp; Steve Boettcher, President of Boettcher Media Group and co-owner of BT Media in Milwaukee, where Pioneers of Television is produced for PBS, joined Dakota Midday to preview the new season.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:30:48 +0000 Steve Zwemke 44656 at http://listen.sdpb.org Pioneers Of Television Season 4 National Water Trails Designation http://listen.sdpb.org/post/national-water-trails-designation <p>The Missouri National Recreation River Water Trail was added to the National Water Trails System last November.&nbsp; The designation applies to 147 miles of the river between the spillways at Ft. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:24:20 +0000 Steve Zwemke 44655 at http://listen.sdpb.org National Water Trails Designation Senate Candidate Mike Rounds http://listen.sdpb.org/post/senate-candidate-mike-rounds <p>U.S. Senate candidate and former Governor Mike Rounds is one of five Republicans running to replace retiring Democratic U.S. Senator Tim Johnson.&nbsp; Rounds served as Governor from 2003-2011 after a decade in the South Dakota Senate.&nbsp; In his current campaign Rounds says he wants to bring "South Dakota common sense" to Washington, D.C.&nbsp; He says Congress is broken and needs to regain the discipline to get budgets and farm bills done on time so business owners have some predictability.&nbsp; He also wants to scale back regulations to get the economy moving again.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:15:07 +0000 Steve Zwemke 44654 at http://listen.sdpb.org Senate Candidate Mike Rounds Gardening Answers With Julie Hoffman http://listen.sdpb.org/post/gardening-answers-julie-hoffman <p>Julie Hoffman of East River Nursery in Huron&nbsp;joined the program to answer listeners' horticultural questions.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:43:37 +0000 Nathan Puhl 44595 at http://listen.sdpb.org Gardening Answers With Julie Hoffman "An Anxious Age" http://listen.sdpb.org/post/anxious-age <p>According to Joseph Bottum, public life is now a supernatural game and as such, for many Americans, how we vote has become how we are saved. In his new book, "An Anxious Age," Bottum argues that the notion of politics as a mode of spiritual redemption stems from the collapse of the Mainline Protestant churches over the last fifty years. Where those churches once defined the liberal consensus of the nation, they have nearly disappeared from public life, and in their place have risen strange new beings. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:34:33 +0000 Nathan Puhl 44594 at http://listen.sdpb.org "An Anxious Age" "THE ADDRESS" http://listen.sdpb.org/post/address <p>Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. Central, SDPB-TV will broadcast Ken Burns' newest film, THE ADDRESS. The Learn the Address Initiative launched in November calling for Americans, namely schoolchildren, to recite the Gettysburg Address and post it at <a href="http://www.learntheaddress.org/">www.learntheaddress.org</a>. Numerous school children and citizens from the South Dakota area participated in the initiative. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:27:03 +0000 Nathan Puhl 44593 at http://listen.sdpb.org "THE ADDRESS" Ashwin Batish Ensemble In Spearfish http://listen.sdpb.org/post/ashwin-batish-ensemble-spearfish <p>The Matthews Opera House &amp; Arts Center in Spearfish presents a live performance by the Ashwin Batish Ensemble on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The band members are in Spearfish classrooms today and tomorrow explaining the origins of their instruments and Indian music. Ashwin Batish is a sitarist and table player. He received training in the North Indian classical tradition from his father S.D. Batish and later created his own unique fusion of Indian classical sitar with pop, rock, jazz, calypso and funk. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:55:47 +0000 Nathan Puhl 44421 at http://listen.sdpb.org Ashwin Batish Ensemble In Spearfish Pringle Rancher Publishes First Anthology http://listen.sdpb.org/post/pringle-rancher-publishes-first-anthology <p>Pringle rancher and columnist Amy Kirk writes the weekly humor column, "A Ranchwife's Slant." She recently published her first anthology, "A Ranchwife's Slant: Cowboy, Kids and Ranch Life." Her columns candidly profile the big things in life in small but humorous ways: marriage, parenting, the gender gap, and problem solving, all under the premise of living and working with cattle. She gives an entertaining perspective of what it's like being a ranch wife raising a family and livestock alongside her husband Art. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:43:32 +0000 Nathan Puhl 44419 at http://listen.sdpb.org Pringle Rancher Publishes First Anthology 35th Annual Young Artists Competition Winners http://listen.sdpb.org/post/35th-annual-young-artists-competition-winners <p>Jamuna Buchanan (violin) and Madison Wieczorek (piano) are winners of the 35th annual Young Artists Competition, sponsored by the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra and the Black Hills Symphony League. Competition is open to high school instrumentalists in grades 9 through 12 and living within a 180-mile radius of Rapid City. The junior division is open to students in 9th or 10th grades with a maximum age of 17. The senior division is open to those in 11th and 12th grade with a maximum age of 19. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:50:30 +0000 Nathan Puhl 44343 at http://listen.sdpb.org 35th Annual Young Artists Competition Winners Dakota Political Junkies http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dakota-political-junkies-71 <p>Joining the program are Jonathan Ellis, reporter and columnist with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Denise Ross, web editor of the Mitchell Daily Republic. Topics include the Sioux Falls mayoral election results, Pat Miller's candicacy for Secretary of State, former Republican State Senator Gordon Howie's announcement that he's running as an Independent for U.S. Senate and the April 12 debate featuring the Republican U.S. Senate candidates.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:39:34 +0000 Nathan Puhl 44342 at http://listen.sdpb.org "Disney's Beauty And The Beast" In Sioux Falls http://listen.sdpb.org/post/disneys-beauty-and-beast-sioux-falls <p>Actor Kevin Kelly has a supporting role in the touring Broadway production of "Disney's Beauty and the Beast" playing at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls today and Wednesday. Kelly grew up in Aberdeen. Both of his parents were active in community theater and his late father taught drama at Aberdeen Central High School. After high school, Kelly majored in theater at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion and is now based in New York City. Kelly joined Dakota Midday to discuss the Broadway production and his career in theater.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:55:51 +0000 Nathan Puhl 44287 at http://listen.sdpb.org "Disney's Beauty And The Beast" In Sioux Falls Train Shortage Creates Ag Crisis http://listen.sdpb.org/post/train-shortage-creates-ag-crisis <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-farea Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:29:47 +0000 Karl Gehrke 44272 at http://listen.sdpb.org Train Shortage Creates Ag Crisis The Northern League http://listen.sdpb.org/post/northern-league <p>Aberdeen native Paul Gertsen has given his entire collection of Northern League baseball memorabilia to the South Dakota State Historical Society. The collection features artifacts such as the plaque from the cornerstone of Aberdeen Athletic Field, home of the Aberdeen Pheasants, built in 1937 by the WPA; game-worn uniforms from the Aberdeen Pheasants, St. Cloud Rox and Winnipeg Maroons; team autographed baseballs and game-used bats; and more than 560 autographs of major league players, coaches and umpires who were at one time associated with the Northern League. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:37:14 +0000 Nathan Puhl 44210 at http://listen.sdpb.org The Northern League Refurbishing B-1 Bombers http://listen.sdpb.org/post/refurbishing-b-1-bombers <p>Last month the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Ellsworth Air Force Base signed an agreement formalizing a relationship for collaborative projects such as the application of a revolutionary research technology to refurbish aging bombers. The university's partnership with Ellsworth has already helped return four B-1s to service and could save the military millions of dollars. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:30:10 +0000 Nathan Puhl 44209 at http://listen.sdpb.org Refurbishing B-1 Bombers A History Of The Mickelson Trail http://listen.sdpb.org/post/history-mickelson-trail <p>Guy Edwards was a leader early in the development of the Mickelson Trail. He knew the people and the politics involved. The Parks and Wildlife Foundation raises funds for Mickelson Trail and is currently raising funds to do bridge repairs on the trail. "Piece of Heaven: A Brief History of the Mickelson Trail" tells the story of the development of the Mickelson Trail, from the end of its useful life as a rail corridor through the tough legal battles that put the land in public hands, to the ongoing work of promoting and maintaining what many call a world-class recreational trail. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:32:26 +0000 Nathan Puhl 44037 at http://listen.sdpb.org Researching Reasons for Wrongful Convictions http://listen.sdpb.org/post/researching-reasons-wrongful-convictions <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 12pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Over the past couple of decades though DNA testing, hundreds of people in the U.S. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:57:16 +0000 Karl Gehrke 44036 at http://listen.sdpb.org Researching Reasons for Wrongful Convictions Mark O'Connor: American Fiddler http://listen.sdpb.org/post/mark-oconnor-american-fiddler <p>Violinist Mark O'Connor is one of today's most remarkable and versatile musicians. He plays jazz, county, bluegrass, folk and classical.&nbsp;He's also&nbsp;an&nbsp;accomplished guitarist and mandolin player. He's composed a number of orchestral works, including his "Fiddle Concerto" which has become the most-performed modern violin concerto of the last forty&nbsp;years. Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:12:38 +0000 Karl Gehrke 44029 at http://listen.sdpb.org Mark O'Connor: American Fiddler "This American Life" Host Coming To Sioux Falls http://listen.sdpb.org/post/american-life-host-coming-sioux-falls <p>Built around the innovative personal vision of host Ira Glass, "This American Life" has pioneered a new kind of radio. The weekly program explores a theme - fiascos, conventions, frenemies - through a mix of documentaries, radio monologues, investigative stories and occasional fiction. Usually the program applies the tools of journalism to everyday life. But sometimes it tackles news stories, leading to some of its most distinctive and acclaimed show. The stories can be engaging, intimate, surprising, funny, disturbing and bittersweet. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:48:49 +0000 Nathan Puhl 43966 at http://listen.sdpb.org "This American Life" Host Coming To Sioux Falls Biennial Indian Law Symposium At USD This Week http://listen.sdpb.org/post/biennial-indian-law-symposium-usd-week <p>The USD School of Law is hosting its long-standing Biennial Indian Law Symposium through Friday in its Courtroom facilities. Along with USD Law's Native American Law Student Association (NALSA), the School of Law will present "Public Safety in Indian Country: Tribal, Federal &amp; State Responses." Students, practitioners, judges, scholars and the general public are invited to join this year's events that will focus on public safety, the protection of women and the recent Tribal Law &amp; Order Act. This year's symposium begins at 7 p.m. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:40:54 +0000 Nathan Puhl 43965 at http://listen.sdpb.org Biennial Indian Law Symposium At USD This Week Dakota Political Junkies http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dakota-political-junkies-70 <p>Joining the program are Kevin Woster, veteran South Dakota journalist and Rapid City reporter for KELO-TV, and Seth Tupper, publisher of the Mitchell Daily Republic. Topics this week include Veto Day's quiet end to the 2014 session, the controversy over Mike Rounds' use of stock footage in a television campaign ad and Democrat U.S. House candidate Corinna Robinson.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:29:26 +0000 Nathan Puhl 43961 at http://listen.sdpb.org Bordeaux Takes Post At Crazy Horse Memorial http://listen.sdpb.org/post/bordeaux-takes-post-crazy-horse-memorial <p>Mary Bordeaux of Pine Ridge is taking the post of Museum Curator and Cultural Coordinator at Crazy Horse Memorial.&nbsp; Bordeaux will be responsible for programs of the Native American Educational and Cultural Center and an ever growing collection at the Indian Museum of North America.&nbsp; Bordeaux has an MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design as well as a BA in Museum Studies.&nbsp; She leaves her position as Curator and Interim Director at the Heritage Center in Pine Ridge to work on the most extensive collection of Native American artifacts in North America.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:17:35 +0000 Steve Zwemke 43904 at http://listen.sdpb.org Bordeaux Takes Post At Crazy Horse Memorial Jason Ravnsborg For Senate http://listen.sdpb.org/post/jason-ravnsborg-senate <p>First-time candidate Jason Ravnsborg wants to be known as a statesman and not a politician.&nbsp; In his December campaign announcement, Ravnsborg said he was answering the call from the citizens of South Dakota to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Tim Johnson.&nbsp; Ravnsborg, a Yankton lawyer and a Major in the U.S. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:04:39 +0000 Steve Zwemke 43902 at http://listen.sdpb.org Jason Ravnsborg For Senate Training Complex Expansion http://listen.sdpb.org/post/training-complex-expansion <p>The Department of Defense wants to increase the airspace it uses to train its B1 bombers and other aircraft.&nbsp; The proposed expansion quadruples the training airspace the military currently uses, covering a huge swath over parts of Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota.&nbsp; Air Force officials say expanding the training airspace for military aircraft makes practice missions more like the real world.&nbsp; But farmers like Anita Lee in Meade County are urging the federal government not to approve the expansion project.&nbsp; Pilot and South Dakota aviation historian Norma Kra Tue, 01 Apr 2014 18:54:43 +0000 Steve Zwemke 43901 at http://listen.sdpb.org Training Complex Expansion Gardening Tips With Norm Evers http://listen.sdpb.org/post/gardening-tips-norm-evers-0 <p>After a weekend with highs in the 50s and 60s, heavy snow is now closing schools and offices in several western counties and making travel difficult. There could be a couple of inches of lighter snow in the eastern part of the state. Cooler conditions are expected for the rest of the week. But even if it's snowy and windy today, gardening season is right around the corner with the first day of April tomorrow. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:41:16 +0000 Nathan Puhl 43827 at http://listen.sdpb.org Talk About Hydraulic Fracturing In Brookings http://listen.sdpb.org/post/talk-about-hydraulic-fracturing-brookings <p>Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a method of extracting natural gas and oil out of shale rock in the ground. It's been in development for a few decades, but only recently has become technologically feasible. Fracking fueled the oil boom in North Dakota and has boosted U.S. oil output to a twenty-five year high and pushed the country closer to energy independence. But fracking has also created fears and worries over water contamination and environmental destruction. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:36:54 +0000 Nathan Puhl 43826 at http://listen.sdpb.org Talk About Hydraulic Fracturing In Brookings Increasing The Tourism Travel In South Dakota http://listen.sdpb.org/post/increasing-tourism-travel-south-dakota <p>South Dakota Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen is one of 13 new additions to the federal Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. The 32-member panel offers guidance to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on national tourism policy. It includes members from across the country, including representatives from public and private sectors. Hagen says he wants to ensure that travel industries in all states are considered in national strategy and policy. He says he looks forward to helping increase travel to and around the country.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:28:50 +0000 Nathan Puhl 43824 at http://listen.sdpb.org Increasing The Tourism Travel In South Dakota Sustainable Tourism http://listen.sdpb.org/post/sustainable-tourism <p>Dr. Kelly Bricker, interim chair and associate professor at the University of Utah in the department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, is the keynote speaker at today's 16th Annual Black Hills Research Symposium on the Black Hills State University Campus.&nbsp; Her talk is titled "Sustainable Tourism - A system for positive change?"</p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:58:35 +0000 Steve Zwemke 43640 at http://listen.sdpb.org Sustainable Tourism