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Computer science has tended to be a male-dominated field, but Dakota State University is seeing a shift in the numbers. The school has seen a nearly 300% increase in female computer and cyber science majors over the last five years. 

The Beacom College of Computer and Cyber Sciences at DSU includes majors like cyber operations and network security and administration. Five years ago, 26 undergraduate students in the Beacom College were women. By 2017 there were just over a hundred.

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In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 2

Seth Tupper and Jon Hunter join us to talk about the top political headlines in South Dakota. We discuss Marsy's Law, education funding, and the Legion Lake Fire reporting by Tupper.

Chris Huber, Rapid City Journal

In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 2

A weekend storm in the Black Hills is being called a 100-year event.

Susan Sanders is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Rapid City. She joins us to talk about one of state residents' favorite topics: the weather.

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In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 2

From high-expectation play-dates to AP exams, kids are excelling at an unprecedented rate. Which means some kids are falling behind. And lots of parents are worried.

NPR is taking a look at #HowToRaiseAHuman. We bring the conversation home to South Daktoa today by talking about "The Perils of Pushing Too Hard" with Larry Ling. He's a clinical social worker with Avera Health.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 1

Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, a group of young American men and women risked their lives in the defense of China. Led by Army pilot Claire Chennault, they crossed the Pacific using false identities only to wind up on a rundown air base in the jungles of Burma.

SDPB's Steve Zwemke talks with author Sam Kleiner about "Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan."

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joins the program to discuss highlights from the high school track season.

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South Dakota High School Activities Association director Dan Swartos says one school was penalized at last week's state boys tennis tournament in Rapid City.

A weather delay last Thursday led to venue changes for the teams.  Swartos says teams were notified of match start times through a group messaging system. 

Sioux Falls Police have found two boys who were reported missing. 

SFPD public information officer Sam Clemens says 12-year old Trevor Alford and 11-year-old Adreeyan Bennett-Peleaz were found on Tuesday. 

He says their parents reported that their children were missing Monday night. 

Clemens says there was also a report of a stolen car from northwest Sioux Falls last night where the keys ere left in the vehicle. 

He says a citizen driving on the west side of town later observed an erratic driver on the road. 

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In The Moment ... May 22, 2018 Show 342 Hour 1

What's America's best-loved novel? You get to decide. PBS launches The Great American Read tonight with a special two-hour kickoff special on SDPB-TV.

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America's 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). 

Joining us in the SDPB studios at the University of Sioux Falls is Jacqueline Palfy. She leads the Zandbroz Book Club.

Bailey Quanbeck

In The Moment ... May 22, 2018 Show 342 Hour 2

It's a program designed to change the face of teaching in South Dakota, and its goal is to help students succeed.

USD School of Education's Culturally Responsive Teacher Pathway is a partnership with the Sioux Falls School District that aims to promote teacher diversity and cultural responsiveness in the district.

Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks is the School of Education Dean at the University of South Dakota.

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In The Moment ... May 22, 2018 Show 342 Hour 2

When In the Moment launched in January of 2017, one of the early, key offerings of the program was a Friday segment called Moment in Sound. Since then, Fridays have become a showcase for local musicians and those just passing through the state. We've featured spoken word artists, classical soloists, singer-songwriters, Norwegian folk singers, and masters of jazz.

In The Moment ... May 22, 2018 Show 342 Hour 1

The lilacs are in bloom and the dandelions are popping. It's time for the In the Moment gardening segments.

Erik Helland is president and owner of Landscape Garden Centers in Sioux Falls.

 

Judge Places Rx Ballot Question On Hold

May 21, 2018
Kealey Bultena / SDPB

A Hughes County Circuit Court judge is putting a ballot question on hold as an opposition group challenges the validity of gathered signatures.
 
South Dakotans Against The Deceptive Prescription Ballot Issue says the group backing Initiated Measure 26 used out-of-state petition circulators – making the signatures gathered invalid.
 
 
A circuit court judge will not allow Secretary of State Shantel Krebs to put Initiated Measure 26 on the November ballot, pending a hearing this summer
 

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... May 21, 2018 Show 341 Hour 2

This week's Images of the Past segment has Troy Kilpatrick joining us. He's executive director of the Journey Museum and Learning Center in Rapid City. Today we talk about the Rapid City Flood of 1972.

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In The Moment ... May 21, 2018 Show 341 Hour 2

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is entering the final months of his second and last term as governor.

Daugaard joined SDPB TV's Stephanie Rissler on South Dakota Focus last week for a recap of his time as the state's chief executive.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us for a recap of the interview...

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... May 21, 2018 Show 341 Hour 2

What's the intersection between money and mental health?

Rick Kahler is president of Kahler Financial Group in Rapid City. He joins us today to talk about Sarah Swantner, a Certified Financial Planning certificant and director of financial planning at Kahler Financial Group.

She's done something unprecedented. This month she received her Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, an she did it by completing her internship in financial therapy.

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Officials with South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks say Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area near Selby is closed until further notice after the failure of its earthen dam.

Portions of Walworth, Edmunds, Campbell, and McPherson counties are under a flood warning until 10:30 Friday evening. The recreation area picked up several inches of rain Thursday from a severe thunderstorm. 

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In The Moment ... May 18, 2018 Show 340 Hour 1

Aces & Eights is a music duo from the Black Hills. They join us today for Moment in Sound to play but also to kick off the 2018 season of the Black Hills Opry. Kim Bachman and Harland Allen are in SDPB's Black Hills studio.

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In The Moment ... May 18, 2018 Show 340 Hour 1

Country musician Corb Lund visits South Dakota on the "Western Destinations" tour. He's at Hay Camp Brewing in Rapid City on May 18. On May 20th see him at Bigs Sports Bar in Sioux Falls.

In the Moment host Lori Walsh talks with Corb Lund about music, regionalism, and life on the road.

The Estelline Redmen are no more… On Wednesday, the school district officially announced its new mascot… the Estelline Redhawks.

Since the mid-90’s, the school district has made attempts at slowly moving away from its Native American imagery.

The Estelline Redmen are no more… On Wednesday, the school district officially announced its new mascot… the Estelline Redhawks.

Since the mid-90’s, the school district has made attempts at slowly moving away from its Native American imagery.

Workforce Is A Priority This Gubernatorial Election

May 17, 2018

As the third of the three major candidates for governor have released their economic initiative, one thing is clear -- they want to keep younger workers in the state, grow current business and attract new jobs.

Each plan for achieving those goals differ.

All three major gubernatorial candidates agree workforce development is a must, but they differ slightly in how to approach the issue.

Democratic candidate State Senator Billie Sutton says he’d like the state to encourage Career and Technical education grants for programs like one in his hometown.

Vote411 Connects Candidates With Voters

May 17, 2018

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A new online resource strives to help you connect with the information you need.

The new website is VOTE411.org. We're joined now by Amy Scott Stoltz. She's the VOTE411 Chair for the League of Women Voters of South Dakota.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 17, 2018 Show 339 Hour 2

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us now with your weekly sports and rec update. Today ... the evolution of a mascot. We look at how the Estelline Redmen became the Estelline Redhawks.

Lee Strubinger / SDPB

Researchers with the Majorana Demonstrator Collaboration have proven they can create an environment that  lets them see what’s called neutrino-less double beta decay.

Lingo aside, it’s a reaction that researchers say may help explain why matter exists.

The Yates is one of two shafts from the Homestake Mine that takes researchers down 4,850 feet.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 17, 2018 Show 339 Hour 1

This season's campaign ads offer sweeping landscapes of South Dakota, flannel-clad candidates, family dinners with a fiscal lesson, close-ups of cow manure, and ... don't forget ... endorsements.

SDPB's Kevin Woster has seen them all, and he has something to say about it. Find his blog here, On the Other Hand

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In The Moment ... May 17, 2018 Show 339 Hour 1

The debate in Washington over net neutrality is heating up. If Republicans argue that Democrats are embracing poor policy, Democrats argue that Republicans are out of touch with how passionate voters are the topic.

The Trump administration's FCC Chairman has submitted the Restoring Internet Freedom Order, set to take effect on June 11. It essentially dismantles Obama-era regulations that reclassified Internet Service Providers as "common carriers" ... instead of the less heavily regulated "information services."

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In The Moment ... May 17, 2018 Show 339 Hour 1

When was the last time you had a meeting? Or how about a dinner party, book club, or baby shower? We know that getting together matters, but we don't often think about how to revitalize our gatherings to enrich our purpose.

Priya Parker is the founder of Thrive Labs and the author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters.

School of Mines Welcomes Varsity Esports Team

May 17, 2018
SDSMT University Relations

Video games are a multi-billion dollar industry, and many colleges around the country are capitalizing on the broad appeal. This fall the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology joins the ranks of schools that sponsor so-called esports teams.

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