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.”

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 20. 2018 Show 426 Hour 2

Michael Hall writes picture books that delight and endure. He's the New York Times bestselling author of "My Heart is Like a Zoo," Red: A Crayon's Story," Little i," and more.

He's in South Dakota for the South Dakota Festival of Books and Young Readers Festival. See him Thursday, September 20 at the Washington Pavilion and Friday, September 21 at the Children's Museum of South Dakota. Find more at sdbookfestival.com.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 20. 2018 Show 426 Hour 2

When 13 year-old Briana's dad dies suddenly, she is faced with another unexpected turn of events: She now has not one heart but two. The second heart nestles inside her and speaks to her in her father's voice.

Lori Walsh

President Donald Trump made his first appearance in South Dakota today. He stopped in Sioux Falls for a private fundraising event in support of U.S. Representative Kristi Noem’s bid for South Dakota Governor. 

Air Force One touched down at the Sioux Falls Airport shortly after 3 p.m. A group of about 50 supporters greeted the president, who shook a few hands before heading to the motorcade.

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In The Moment ... June 27, 2018 Show 367 Hour 1

Substance abuse is common among male and female inmates in South Dakota prisons. Department of Social Services statistics show that in 2017, 87 percent of adult offenders were substance-dependent at the time of intake. However, more women are incarcerated for drug offenses than men -- 65 percent of female inmates versus 27 percent of males -- while more males are in prison for violent offenses than females: 47 percent to 14 percent respectively.

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In The Moment ... June 22, 2018 Show 364 Hour 1

South Dakota filmmaker Andrew Kightlinger brought the film Tater Tot and Patton to the screen in 2017. It's a story of love and loss, brokenness and redemption. The film has done well on the film circuit, taking 1st Place at the Vail Film Festival for Best Screenplay and Best Narrative Feature at the Beloit International Film Festival.

The film is set in central South Dakota.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... June 22, 2018 Show 364 Hour 1

His Tiny Desk entry Wildberry Poptart was listed as an NPR favorite. It's a South Dakota fan favorite too. Mato Wayuhi joins us for this week's Moment in Sound.

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Ramadan is the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, where 1.7 billion Muslims worldwide abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset for 30 days. It's a communal, spiritual, and celebratory month. And it usually doesn't involve the Lutheran Church.

The ELCA of South Dakota, in conjunction with South Dakota Voices for Peace invited members of the Muslim community to break the fast of Ramadan Wednesday night at Augustana Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls.

In The Moment ... June 7, 2018 Show 353 Hour 1 

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins the program for a look at how South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard fares against President Donald Trump in the polls, the power of a packed ballot, and the residue of negative campaign tactics.

A New Leader At Avera

Jun 7, 2018
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In The Moment ... June 7, 2018 Show 353 Hour 2

Avera Health has only had one CEO since its inception, though it's worth noting the organizations that preceeded it go back more than a century. John Porter had the helm for 44 years.

Now, a new leader steps into the role as Porter retires. Bob Sutton has been named Avera's new President and CEO.

He most recently served as Avera Executive Vice President of Human Recources, but his leadership experience spans decades and includes work as President of the South Dakota Board of Regents.

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Reina del Cid kicks off her summer tour with a stop in Sioux Falls at the Icon Lounge. She joins SDPB's Lori Walsh for a conversation about how this English Major turned singer/songwriter creates music worth showing up for.

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In The Moment ... June 6, 2018 Show 352 Hour 2

Tuesday, South Dakota voters decided several key election questions, including which Republicans move on to the general election in November.

As Lee Strubinger reports, voters also amended a ballot question passed two years ago ... and Rapid City voters approved the city's attempt to build a new arena.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 5, 2018 Show 351 Hour 1

If you know someone with a serious mental illness, odds are you know someone who is slipping through the cracks when it comes to standard American health care and chronic disease.  A recent report in the New York Times indicates those with serious mental illness die 15-30 years younger than those without.

It's a startling statistic with complicated contributing factors.  South Dakota healthcare providers are facing the challenge with innovations in screening and treatment.

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Journalist and SDPB Dakota Political Junkie Denise Ross joins In the Moment for a special one-hour conversation about life with cancer.

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In The Moment ... June 4, 2018 Show 350 Hour 2

The Hiawatha Indian Insane Asylum housed nearly 400 Native inmates from across the U.S. during its 30 years of operation. It was a keystone of federal Indian policy in the early 1900s. However, more than half of the residents died of curable diseases.

Anne Dilenschneider and Jerry Fogg are South Dakota Humanities Council Scholars and Keepers of the Canton Native Asylum story.

In The Moment ... June 4, 2018 Show 350 Hour 2

SDPB is traveling the state to find out what South Dakotans love to read. Find us in a town near you or send an e-mail to inthemoment@sdpb.org.

For some readers, a favorite book can lead to a lifelong interest, or even a career. Sarah Carlson is with the Lead Opera House. Her favorite book didn't make the PBS Great American Read List of 100, but that doesn't mean its not a community favorite.

SDPB's Strubinger Previews Primary

Jun 4, 2018

In The Moment ... June 4, 2018 Show 350 Hour 1

Tuesday is South Dakota's primary and special election. Republicans are choosing between some of the state's high profile candidates for governor and U.S. House.

There's also a vote to amend Marsy's Law. And Rapid City voters will decide whether the city should issue bonds for a new arena at the Civic Center.

SDPB political reporter Lee Strubinger focuses on the issues.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 30, 2018 Show 347 Hour 2

SDPB's Nate Wek brings results from state track and baseball, along with a preview of state golf. We talk about Avon team golfer Jared Mudder and his special golfing technique that uses his dominant arm.

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.

To listen to Diedre Schmidt's Morning Fill-Up conversation, click play below.

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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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