Jeremy Ludemann

Local Host, All Things Considered

It's a privilege to be the All Things Considered Host on SDPB Radio. I came to South Dakota after working as a newscaster and reporter at WOUB, Ohio University's NPR/PBS affiliate. I first found my love for radio and NPR as a student at The College of Wooster, where I managed WCWS, the campus radio station.

I'm originally from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina - but my time in Ohio prepared me for the unpredictable weather here in the Northern Plains. I have a B.A. in communication studies from The College of Wooster and completed graduate work at Ohio University in journalism.

I also work as a reporter for SDPB, so feel free to email me if you have a story to tell. 

In my spare time, I enjoy learning more about local history, going to sporting events and concerts, following my favorite sports teams (USC Gamecocks, Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, and Atlanta Braves) and going to the gym.

Many thanks for your warm welcome to South Dakota and for your support of SDPB.

Rapid City Area Schools



Administrators and officials with Rapid City Area Schools are receiving training to become certified ALICE instructors. 


Katy Urban is the community relations manager with Rapid City Area Schools. She says the ALICE program will make the district safer.



Rapid City Area Schools

A Rapid City education official reminds parents of incoming sixth graders about two required vaccinations. 

State law requires sixth graders to receive the meningococcal MC4 vaccine and the Tetanus, Diptheria, Petrussis vaccine, or T-Dap. Katy Urban is the community relations manager with the Rapid City Area Schools. She says the law was passed in 20-16, and that many students in the district arrived at school last year without the immunizations.      

The CIA World Factbook / U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

A ceremony set for Monday in Pierre will honor more than 50 South Dakota veterans who served in Taiwan during a portion of the Cold War.  

Officials from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office will present the US-ROC Mutual Defense Commemorative Badge to thank the 52 veterans for their service to the East Asian nation.

The veterans served there between 1955 and 1979. During that time, American soldiers served in a peace-keeping role under a mutual defense treaty.

This helped Taiwan defend itself from potential threats.