Lori Walsh

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 most recently worked as a freelance journalist for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and as a Humanities Scholar for the South Dakota Humanities Council, leading veteran writing groups. A graduate of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School and Augustana University’s journalism program, Walsh is a writer, blogger, photographer, poet, and member of the National Book Critics Circle and Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Walsh also served in the United States Marine Corps for six years, working as a cryptologic Korean linguist.

“It’s a huge responsibility to take the helm of Dakota Midday. It’s so well-established, successful, trusted,” says Walsh. “It’s a great comfort to come into something and know I don’t have to re-invent anything. On the other hand, I can look to the future and say, ‘where is this going next?’ It’s exciting to say it can continue to get better, to grow. The conversation can continue. I’m thrilled to be a part of it. I’m a listener and now I’m a host.”

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In The Moment ... January 22, 2017 Show 260 Hour 2

Meteorologist Todd Heitkamp dons his baseball cap for a conversation about his time at Minnesota Twins Fantasy Baseball Camp. He joins us to share stories of dreams come true . . . and a shattered thumb.

In The Moment ... January 22, 2017 Show 260 Hour 2

South Dakota Governor Dennis Dauggard joins In the Moment for a conversation about the SDSU Precision Ag Facility, his support of newly-appointed Secretary of Education Don Kirkegaard, and the need for apprenticeship programs in South Dakota.

In The Moment ... January 22, 2017 Show 260 Hour 2

Seth Bullock and Teddy Roosevelt first met near Belle Fourche, South Dakota. It was a friendship that would stand the test of time, as the entire country was shown during Roosevelt's eventual inauguration as President of the United States.

For this week's Images of the Past, we welcome Mark Slocum, Director of the Minnilusa Historical Association and Pioneer Collection at the Journey Museum & Learning Center.

In The Moment ... January 22, 2017 Show 260 Hour 1

Earlier this month, Raven Industries announced a $5 million dollar gift to South Dakota State University.

We talk with SDSU President Barry Dunn about the gift and the Precision Ag major at SDSU.

Then we welcome Lon Stroschein, Director of Corporate Development for Raven Industries for a conversation about the future of precision agriculture in South Dakota and beyond. 

In The Moment ... January 22, 2017 Show 260 Hour 1

As we enter the third week of the 2018 South Dakota legislative session, we continue to catch up with state leaders for a look at their legislative priorities. Today, we welcome South Dakota Secretary of Corrections Denny Kaemingk

He began his career as a patrolman in Mitchell and was appointed to his current position in 2011 by Governor Dennis Daugaard.

In The Moment ... January 19, 2017 Show 259 Hour 1

SDPB's Chynna Lockett recently traveled with a group of Rapid City area community leaders to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. She joins In the Moment with more insight into the experience.

In The Moment ... January 19, 2017 Show 259 Hour 1

This weekend marks the annual Burning of the Beetle in Custer, where residents take out their environmental frustrations on the man-made carcass of an enormous, fireworks-filled bug.

Hank Fridell and Paul Horsted are with Custer's Burning Beetle committee.

In The Moment ... January 18, 2017 Show 258 Hour 1

Poet Christine Stewart speaks at Augustana University at 6 p.m. tonight.

She is the author of several poetry books including "Untrussed, "Bluewords Greening," "Keeping Them Alive," and "Postcard on Parchment."

We're also joined by Augustana writer-in-residence Patrick Hicks. His poetry books include "Adoptable," "This London," and "Finding the Gossamar."

In The Moment ... January 18, 2017 Show 258 Hour 1

Trevor Jones serves as the Cabinet Secretary for South Dakota's Department of Public Safety. Prior to this, he spent twenty years working law enforcement in South Dakota.
 

We talk with him about the department's legislative priorities for 2018.

In The Moment ... January 18, 2017 Show 258 Hour 2

As the 2018 legislative session gets underway in Pierre, we welcome South Dakota's Secretary of Agriculture Mike Jaspers.

He owns and operates a corn, soybean, alfalfa and cattle production operation in Hutchinson, McCook and Marshall counties. Jaspers graduated from Roslyn High School and South Dakota State University.

In The Moment ... January 18, 2017 Show 258 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about misconduct, maturity, and celebrating one year of On the Other Hand.

In The Moment ... January 18, 2017 Show 258 Hour 2

It's January in South Dakota, and this year's flu season has South Dakotans suffering. Dr. Richard Holm discusses winter ailments, from influenza to dry skin to frostbite.

Dr. Holm recommends the following websites for reliable online medical information: prairiedoc.org and medlineplus.gov.

In The Moment ... January 18, 2017 Show 258 Hour 2

Escape room and puzzle fans are celebrating the release of the independent film "Solver." It's a mystery/adventure. Cinema Falls hosts the South Dakota premiere this weekend.

In The Moment ... January 17, 2017 Show 257 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek brings you your weekly Sports & Rec update. This week: the prospects of six-man football in South Dakota High School football.

In The Moment ... January 17, 2017 Show 257 Hour 1

Secretary Larry Zimmerman discusses 2018 legislative priorities, including Operation CARS (Calling all Retiring Service Members).

In The Moment ... January 17, 2017 Show 257 Hour 2

A $50,000 initiative grant from Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation will give Call to Freedom the resources to invigorate a human trafficking taskforce.

We talk with Andy Patterson, president, Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation, and Becky Rasmussen, executive director, Call to Freedom.

In The Moment ... January 17, 2017 Show 257 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross and Dana Ferguson discuss the week's top headlines in Pierre. This week: sexual harassment training in Pierre, citizen journalists, and campus free speech legislation.

In The Moment ... January 17, 2017 Show 257 Hour 2

South Dakota attorneys will argue before the U.S. Supreme Court sometime this spring to make the case for requiring online sellers to collect state sales taxes from South Dakota customers.

This is an appeal the entire nation is watching, because it affects all tax-collecting states and the District of Columbia.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks explains the nuances of the case.

In The Moment ... January 17, 2017 Show 257 Hour 1

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender joins us for an in-depth look at pubic discussions regarding revitalization or replacement of the aging Barnett Arena.

In The Moment ... January 16, 2017 Show 256 Hour 1

Last week, the first ever Interfaith Day was held in the capitol rotunda in Pierre on the second legislative day in 2018.

Members from the state's Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Baha'i, Roman Catholic and Episcopalian faiths joined Lutherans in Interfaith Day.

In The Moment ... January 16, 2017 Show 256 Hour 2

According to the U.S. Department of State, resettling refugees "reflects our own tradition as a nation of immigrants and refugees. It is an important, enduring and ongoing expression of our commitment to international humanitarian principles."

In the Moment welcomes Betty Oldenkamp, CEO of Lutheran Social Services in South Dakota for a conversation about refugee resettlement in South Dakota.

In The Moment ... January 16, 2017 Show 256 Hour 1

Klaire Lockheart is an artist from South Dakota. Her work explores the conflicting role of feminine expectations in society. You can see her exhibition "A is for Apron" now through February 2nd at the Ritz Gallery in Grove Hall at SDSU. You can meet the artist at a reception this Wednesday from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

In The Moment ... January 16, 2017 Show 256 Hour 2

Dr. James Murphy is an assistant Professor of History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion at South Dakota State University. He's been selected as the 2018 J.P. Hendrickson Faculty Scholar and will deliver the 2018 Herbert Cheever Jr. Liberal Arts Lecture.

His lecture is titled, "Standing, Kneeling, Respecting and Protesting: Liberal Arts Education and Clashes Over National Symbols"

1881 Courthouse Museum

In The Moment ... January 16, 2017 Show 256 Hour 2

He's one of history's often overlooked generals. This week's Images of the Past features General George Crook. Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer, shares the story of a Civil War general and the desperate struggle for survival for the men who followed him.

In The Moment ... January 12, 2017 Show 255 Hour 1

Following the success of the Music Unwound program "Dvořák and America" last season, the South Dakota Symphony orchestra presents a program focusing on the relationship between Aaron Copland and the dynamic Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas.

South Dakota Symphony Conductor and Music Director Delta David Gier invited Joseph Horowitz into the SDPB studios to talk about the music program, the visual elements, and the story of Copland and Mexico.

In The Moment ... January 12, 2017 Show 255 Hour 1

Singer / songwriter Brian Hoffman joins us for this week's Moment in Sound. We talk about the power of "sad" music, the Sioux Falls music scene, and authenticity in artistry.

In The Moment ... January 12, 2017 Show 255 Hour 1

SDPB's Chynna Lockett brings more news from Los Angeles, as Rapid City area community leaders participate in customized learning they hope will benefit South Dakotans.

In The Moment ... January 11, 2017 Show 254 Hour 2

The Oscar-nominated film "I am Not Your Negro" airs on SDPB-TV on Monday, January 15 at 8:30 p.m CST / 7:30 MT through Independent Lens.

It's a documentary that journeys into black history in America through the words of author James Baldwin.

We talk with film producer Hèbert Peck.

In The Moment ... January 11, 2017 Show 254 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm joins In the Moment for his weekly preview of On Call with the Prairie Doc. This week's conversation talks about the history of the television program and where to find accurate medical information.

In The Moment ... January 11, 2017 Show 254 Hour 2

Dr. Frank Candelaria is historian of Western European and American Art Musics at the University of Texas at El Paso. His research focuses on Catholic music cultures in Spain, Mexico, and the American Southwest. His current book under contract is about music in early Mexican Catholicism.

Dr. Candelaria presents for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra in Sioux Falls for their program on Aaron Copeland in Mexico and at the University of South Dakota on the Aztec Renaissance.

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