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.”

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 2

She began with 67 dollars and an idea, and she built a cupcake and stationary empire right here in South Dakota.

Entrepreneur and author Melissa Johnson joins us today to talk about her business, and how her book "Fingers in the Frosting" aims to help others launch the journey of their dreams.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 2

Decmocratic candidate for U.S. House Tim Bjorkman joins the program with an update on his campaign. We discuss the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs and how the candidate says money has changed the way democracy works ... and how to turn it around with integrity.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 2

The Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in South Dakota.

Nationwide the pest has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America and cost municipalities, property owners, and nursery operators hundreds of millions of dollars

Erik Helland is owner & president of Landscape Garden Centers in Sioux Falls. He joins us with an update.

Mike Taicher

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 1

Deidre Schmidt shares her expertise on creating housing that helps communities thrive at Morning Fil-Up at The Garage in Rapid City. Morning Fill-up is brought to you by the Numad Group with support from The Bush Foundation.

Schmidt is president and CEO of CommonBond Communities.

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 1

From sheriff endorsements to bowling alley memories, South Dakota candidates are pushing their messages out across the airwaves and to the inboxes and mailboxes of state voters. But not all messages are about hard work and Republican values. There's a dark and distorted side to campaign messaging as well.

SDPB's Kevin Woster wrote about it on his blog. You can read the full version at sdpb.org/woster.

theclaudettes.com

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 1

The Claudettes play Total Drag Records in Sioux Falls, Saturday, May 26 at 8 p.m. for an all ages show.

Zach Verdoorn is one of two South Dakota natives in The Claudettes. The other is drummer Danny Yost, who suffered a stroke last month.

We talk with Verdoorn about tragedy, recovery, and figuring out how the show can go on.

 

SDPB

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.

npr.ogr

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.

pbs.org

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.

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.

 

Lee Strubinger

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.

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.

sdtourism.com

In The Moment ... May 16, 2018 Show 338 Hour 1

You're ready for that South Dakota road trip, aren't you? We catch up with South Dakota Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen for a look at the kickoff of the summer visitor season.

Fabio Consoli

In The Moment ... May 16, 2018 Show 338 Hour 1

SDPB brings NPR's #HowToRaiseAHuman conversations home to South Dakota. Where better to start than with the sometimes maddening topic, of babies and sleep?

Bleary eyed parents ... wake up. Help is on the way. Joining us for the conversation is Sanford pediatrician Dr. Laura Whittington.

In The Moment ... May 16, 2018 Show 338 Hour 1

We're talking this hour about #HowToRaiseAHuman, NPR's cross-platform coverage on what parenting books might not tell you.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 15, 2018 Show 337 Hour 2

Pack the kids and the cooler in the car and head out for the great South Dakota road trip. But this summer, give travel a twist. The editors of South Dakota Magazine encourage you to "Travel Like It's 1938" with the May/June issue of the magazine.

 Managing Editor John Andrews is with us. We talk with him about his Fairburn Agate hunting journey as well as summer road trips.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... May 15, 2018 Show 337 Hour 2

After 40 years of teaching orchestra in Rapid City, Mr. William Evans leaves the podium. He's a graduate of Stevens High School (class of '72) and he's the most tenured teacher at the school.

Though he's conducted his final concert for the high school, his legacy in South Dakota music education lives on.

He joins us with highlights from his career.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... May 15, 2018 Show 337 Hour 2

How do we keep our jails from filling with people who might better be served elsewhere?

The Safety and Justice Challenge, supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, seeks to reduce the overuse of jails or, put another way, the over-incarceration of Americans.

transferofmemory.org

In The Moment ... May 15, 2018 Show 337 Hour 1

A summer-long exhibit at the Dakota Discovery Museum looks at the contribution of Jewish families to South Dakota history, culture, and landscape. The "Dakota Diaspora: Jews in South Dakota" and "Transfer of Memory" exhibits open May 15.

It's a look at the Black Hills Gold Rush in Dakota Territory as well as the impact of World War II on the region.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... May 15, 2018 Show 337 Hour 1

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Hay Camp Brewing Company and South Dakota Public Broadcasting bring you the S.T.E.A.M. Café, held at 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month, at Hay Camp.

The May 15 event is "Linguists at War: Allied Translators and Interpreters in the War against Japan." It's presented by Allison Gilmore, Department Head of SD Mines Humanities & Social Sciences.

 

placeecomics.com

In The Moment ... May 14, 2018 Show 336 Hour 2

Donovan Rypkema is principal of PlaceEconomics. It's a real estate and economic development consulting firm based in Washington D.C. He visits Vermillion for the Missouri Valley Historic Preservation Conference May 16 - 18, where he'll give the keynote speech. The conference is open to the public.

siouxfalls.org

In The Moment ... May 14, 2018 Show 336 Hour 1

Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether passes the keys to City Hall to Mayor-elect Paul TenHaken this week. As we look back at how the city has changed over Mayor Huether's tenure, we look to the Denny Sanford Premiere Center, the Midco Aquatic Center, and more.

Today we explore the legacy of Mayor Huether, as we also glance ahead to what's next for South Dakota's largest city.

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seedandspark.com

In The Moment ... May 14, 2018 Show 336 Hour 1

A new film by Becca Flinn-White looks at the compelling story of a young woman determined to walk away from a South Dakota Hutterite colony in order to escape an undesirable marriage and get her education.

Becca Flinn-White is writer and director of the film "Hutterite." It screens Saturday, May 19,  during the Sioux Empire Film Festival in Sioux Falls.

In The Moment ... May 14, 2018 Show 336 Hour 1

Nearly half of the nation's youth report having experienced at least one traumatic event.

South Dakota First Lady Linda Daugaard recently participated in a national town hall on helping children who experience trauma. She took the stage to talk about efforts in the state to recruit foster parents and promote trauma-informed care. She also received a recognition award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for her work in the state.
 

Today we're bringing you special coverage from South Dakota Public Broadcasting. Our topic ... South Dakota: The Next Generation.

Coming up this hour, reports from SDPB's Lee Strubinger, Chynna Lockett, Gary Ellenbolt, and Nate Wek. We look at millennials running for office, community builders coming home to change the place they grew up. We bring you stories of creativity and initiative, lofty ideals and grass roots plans.

How do we create communities where our children grow up to live and innovate close to home?

We bring you a special In the Moment. We break down the numbers behind generational migration. We probe the outer reaches of the battle against Brain Drain. We ask the questions: Who are we and Who are we becoming?

This hour we meet educators and innovators, business leaders, policy makers, and advocates.

South Dakota The Next Generation

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... May 1, 2018 Show 327 Hour 1

The centuries-old art of salmon fishing fly-tying has a dark side. It hearkens back to a time when Europeans were first setting eyes on the the exotic birds of the world They quickly became obsessed with possessing them, with using their feathers and skins for fashion and for art, and with making as much money off of the creatures as possible.

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