People

  • SDPB Radio News Director

    Cara Hetland is the News Director for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. She has more than 20 years in public radio as a reporter and producer.  Cara is also host of the Friday midday program Innovation.  She loves a good story and can’t wait to...

  • In the Moment Producer

    I'm Chris Laughery, a producer for in the moment ...  My family consists of wife Ann and son Matt. I have been involved in the broadcast world for over 20 years in one capacity or another. I am a proud United States Navy veteran and played a...

  • SDPB Morning Edition Host

    Since May of 2002, Gary Ellenbolt has been bringing South Dakotans the news of a new day on SDPB's Morning Edition.  Imagine the guy in the local coffee shop who knows everything, can't wait to tell everyone, and throws in a clever phrase now...

  • Host of The Potluck Society / In The Moment Contributor

    A native of Milbank, SD, Hugh Weber is host and creator of The Potluck Society, a podcast that celebrates ordinary people who are building an extraordinary community and connects...

  • Local Host, All Things Considered

    What started out as volunteering to emcee high school pep rallies has turned into a vocation that has surpassed my wildest dreams. I'm new to these parts and grew up along the coast of South Carolina. I left there to go to The College of...

  • SDPB Jazz Nightly Host

    Karl was born to northeastern South Dakota crouton farmers, but was orphaned as a toddler during the Great Salad War (1966-67). Rescued by a flock of chickadees, he grew up in the woodlands of Sica Hollow. Legends of a bird boy living in the...

  • Director Digital
  • SDPB Contributor – On the Other Hand blog

    Kevin Woster has reached the age where he ought to know better. He married for a former reporter, Mary Garrigan and between them have six kids and 15 grandkids. Kevin grew up on a farm northeast of Reliance, where his respect for farmers and...

  • In the Moment Host

    South Dakota Public Broadcasting is pleased to announce Lori Walsh is the new host for Dakota Midday, SDPB Radio’s live news and issues program which broadcasts weekdays from Noon-1pm (11am-Noon MT).

    Walsh...

  • SDPB Radio On Record host

    Matt Weesner is a former SDPB Radio Program Director, and has been playing music on the radio for more than 20 years. Weesner started hosting On Record back in early 2004, because at that time, there wasn't as much Americana (rock,...

  • SDPB Radio Program Director

    Susan Hanson has been the Radio Program Director at SDPB since 2007. Hanson started her career with SDPB Radio in 1999 as a part-time student producer in the newsroom. In the intervening years she’s been the Arts Advocate, a semi-regular...

  • SDPB Freelance Reporter/Producer

    Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She has in the past been a newspaper reporter, and she spent about 14 years advocating for crime victims in Rapid City and Aberdeen. Vicky is also a...