Jeremy Ludemann

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 Wooster where I got a part-time gig at the campus radio station. I loved it so much that I ended up running the place my senior year.

As a grad student at Ohio University, I spent a good chunk of time at WOUB, the local NPR and PBS station. That experience led me to pursue a career in public broadcasting. 

My goal is to work with colleagues across South Dakota to deliver news and perspectives that matter.

If there's a story that you think is worth telling, please do not hesitate to contact me.

In my spare time, I like to go to sporting events, concerts, state parks, and museums. I'm trying to get to the gym more often, but looks like that New Year's resolution isn't panning out too well (I digress). 

Thanks for tuning in to SDPB, and as Charles Osgood says, "I'll see you on the radio." 

National Weather Service

The winter storm that is moving through South Dakota is forcing road closures and no travel advisories across the state.

Officials with the South Dakota Department of Transportation have closed Interstate 90 from Rapid City to Mitchell in both directions. 

State officials have also closed Interstate 29 from the North Dakota border to Brookings in both directions.

The Sioux Falls Regional Airport will close late this evening and will remain closed until 7 p.m. Saturday. 

National Weather Service

Weather forecasters expect significant snowfall from an incoming storm system. 

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for far western South Dakota from tonight through tomorrow. 

The rest of South Dakota is under a Blizzard Warning from tomorrow through Saturday. 

Jeff Chapman with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says winds from 40 to 50 miles per hour will combine with several inches of snow, leading to life-threatening travel conditions. 

American Heart Association

Officials with the American Heart Association call April "Move More Month." They want people to exercise in hopes of lowering their risk of heart disease and stroke. 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate 54 percent of South Dakotans get the recommended level of exercise.

That's 30 minutes a day, five days a week of moderate activity, or an hour and 15 minutes of vigorous exercise per week.

CDC officials say walking counts as moderate activity, and jogging is vigorous. 

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for West River and Central South Dakota from late Thursday night into Saturday. 

Rapid City meteorologist Shane Egan says all of South Dakota may see impacts from this system. He says heavy snow and strong winds are possible over a wide swath of the state. 

"Pierre to Wall and down into kind of Pine Ridge area, with upwards of a foot or so...maybe more. A lot of kind of South Central into Western South Dakota could see up to 60 mile per hour gusts," Egan says.