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 ... March 23, 2018 Show 303 Hour 1

Sioux Falls musician Darin Kaihoi joins us for this week's Moment in Sound. His new EP is called Used to Live Here.

Kaiser Family Foundation

In The Moment ... March 23, 2018 Show 303 Hour 1

In 2017, public polling showed that fixing healthcare was the number one political priority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents, surpassing jobs and terrorism. And yet, solutions are hard fought and rarely won.

Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal is editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health news. Her book "An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back" takes an in-depth look at how the practice of medicine became more about revenue generation than healing.

In the Moment ... March 22, 2018 Show 302 Hour 2

Dan Swenson is associate professor of mathematics at Black Hills State University. He gives the Geek Speak "The Geometry of Redistricting" today at 4 p.m. Mountain Time in 110 Jonas Hall.

In The Moment ... March 22, 2018 Show 302 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm joins us for a weekly preview of "On Call with the Prairie Doc."

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 22, 2018 Show 302 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins the program to discuss his latest online column from On the Other Hand.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 22, 2018 Show 302 Hour 1

Galen A. Brown's service in Vietnam informed 50 years of his art. Now the artist is honored with a retrospective of his artwork at the Day Gallery in the Warren Lee Center for the Arts at the University of South Dakota.

The show is called "Shapes and Shadows" runs March 5 through April 4 with a reception on March 23rd.

We're joined by Kay Adkins Brown, curator of the collection.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 22, 2018 Show 302 Hour 1

Homer's "The Odyssey" has been analyzed and adapted hundreds, perhaps thousands of times. And yet something about the epic poem continues to draw readers and scholars and artists near again and again.

Joe Goodkin brings "Joe's Odyssey," his 30 minute original music composition for solo acoustic guitar and voice, to the University of South Dakota tonight at 7 p.m.

He joins us in the SDPB Vermillion studios for a preview.

In The Moment ... March 21, 2018 Show 301 Hour 2 

The 41st Great Plains Writers Conference kicks off on March 23 at the University Student Union at South Dakota State University.

This literary event features readings, workshops, roundtables and manuscript consultations by award-winning novelists, poets and memoirists.

We're joined by Christine Stewart for more.

In The Moment ... March 21, 2018 Show 301 Hour 2 

Head down to SDPB's Black Hills Bureau for this month's "Where Do We Go From Here?"

You can tune in to the live video webcast and Facebook live at 1 p.m. Central and Noon Mountain time.

The topic this month: Planning for the Future - Rapid City and the Black Hills in 20 years.

We welcome Chuck Parkinson and Kay Jorgenson for a preview.

In The Moment ... March 21, 2018 Show 301 Hour 2 

Argus Leader reporter and columnist Jonathan Ellis joins us for this week's Dakota Political Junkies. We talk about the Sioux Falls Mayor race, gubernatorial campaign wrangling, and the recent drowning at Falls Park.

In The Moment ... March 21, 2018 Show 301 Hour 1 

Hugh Weber returns to In the Moment. This week we meet Beau Vondra of Looks Meat Market in Sioux Falls for a conversation about artisan cheese.

In The Moment ... March 21, 2018 Show 301 Hour 2 

SDPB's Steve Thum and Gary Ellenbolt join us for a recap of the SDHSAA State Basketball Tournaments.

In The Moment ... March 21, 2018 Show 301 Hour 1 

If you're weary of bad news and political dramas, you might want to consider just how good we have it in the 21st Century. Steven Pinker's new book is called "Enlightenment Now," and it paints a slightly rosier picture of life as we know it than you might see, for example, on the evening news.

But this isn't a Pollyana utopian fantasy. It's a data-driven look at how humans and human-led institutions are making progress on the most complex problems facing humanity . . . and the areas where we are falling short.

In The Moment ... March 20, 2018 Show 300 Hour 2

The art exhibition Moving Trees, Chasing Shadows comes to the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City Friday with an artist reception at 5:00 p.m.

As Sheila Miles explains, Moving Trees, Chasing Shadows is painted from abstracted photographs taken from inside a moving car. They include large oil paintings and a series of smaller watercolors.

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In The Moment ... March 20, 2018 Show 300 Hour 1

The Vermillion Literary Project's Writing Festival is coming up on March 22. Marcella Remund and Avery M. Guess join In The Moment to provide a preview.

Mines And Vermillion Robotics Teams

Mar 20, 2018
SDSM&T

In The Moment ... March 20, 2018 Show 300 Hour 1

Teams from South Dakota High Schools and Universities are preparing for VEX Robotics World Championship in Kentucky next month. Last week, In The Moment host Lori Walsh met with Enis Sefa, founding member of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology VEX U team.

The conversation is followed by Jackie Hendry's visit with the Vermillion High School team as they set their sights on the World Championship.

Journey Museum

In The Moment ... March 19, 2018 Show 299 Hour 2 

For this week's Images of the past we welcome Corey Christianson, Exhibits and Curations Coordinator, Journey Museum and Learning Center, Rapid City.

The museum's upcoming exhibit is called Music and Immigrants of the Dakotahs.

In The Moment ... March 19, 2018 Show 299 Hour 2 

Initiative and Referendum give the ability for citizens of South Dakota to initiate a law or have an act of the legislature referred for a vote. The process has been part of our state for more than a hundred years.

The 2018 legislature considered more than a dozen bills seeking to modify various aspects of the initiative and referendum process. The topic was the subject of a recent "Where do we go from here" forum in Rapid City and SDPB's Larry Rohrer has this summary.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 19, 2018 Show 299 Hour 2

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is running for governor. He joins us in the studio for a look at his campaign initiatives.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 19, 2018 Show 299 Hour 1 

Sue Salter is the new president and CEO for Make-A-Wish® South Dakota.

A statewide campaign for unused airline miles held March 1 raised more than one million miles for Make-A-Wish® South Dakota, enabling the chapter to grant more travel wishes to kids across the state.

Fruit of the Coop

In The Moment ... March 19, 2018 Show 299 Hour 1 

Are backyard chickens livestock or pets? A recent NPR story has ruffled the feathers of South Dakota chicken aficionados. Stephanie Peterson runs Fruit of the Coop. It's a 7-acre farm near the Big Sioux River just outside of Brandon. She also teaches classes on responsibly raising chickens in the region.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 19, 2018 Show 299 Hour 1 

Paige Carda is executive director of REACH Literacy. She joins us for a preview of the upcoming Brewhaha fundraiser. We're also joined by Sarah Rhea Warner from Write Now and Girl in Space.

Brewhaha Details:
March 22nd, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Museum for Visual Materials in Sioux Falls.
Beer tasting, storytelling, and food.

In The Moment ... March 16, 2018 Show 298 Hour 1

We're joined by rock and ice climbers Chris Pelczarski and Mark Rafferty with the Black Hills Climbers Coalition.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 16, 2018 Show 298 Hour 1

Gordy Pratt and Dalyce Sellers combined forces in 2017 to create a family friendly, character driven comedy and music show. They join us live from the SDPB Black Hills Bureau for this week's Moment in Sound.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 15, 2018 Show 297 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins us to talk about faith and politics in the South Dakota gubernatorial election.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 15, 2018 Show 297 Hour 2

We're broadcasting live this week from SDPB's Black Hills Bureau in Rapid City. Joining us in the studio is Dave Fenske of Fenske Media.

Fenske Media began as a general commercial printer in 1957. In the 60 or so years since, it has grown into one of the most advanced digital multi-channel marketing and print provider in the world.
 

MOA Update

Mar 15, 2018
Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 15, 2018 Show 297 Hour 1

We're joined by a few of the Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors:

Jim White ( Business owner and Chair of the RC Chamber)

Sarah Pierce (Director of Indian Education for the RCAS)

Vaughn Vargas ( RCPD - Cultural Advisory Coordinator)

Karen Mortimer, Executive Director, Mniluzahan Okolakiciyapi Ambassadors

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 15, 2018 Show 297 Hour 1

Janice Knutsen started the Mines Buddies Program. The program pairs a South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student with a buddy in the community.

The Mines Buddies student coordinator is Ryann Eckblad. She's a senior at SDSMT.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 15, 2018 Show 297 Hour 2

Ryan Brewer owns MagicTime Films production company. He's a Black Hills filmmaker and he joins us live from SDPB's Black Hills Bureau.

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In The Moment ... March 15, 2018 Show 297 Hour 2

Dr. Rick Holm joins us for a conversation about teamwork (and poetry).

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