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.”

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.

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 1

In March, author Jane Yolen released her 365th book. That means you can now read one Jane Yolen book for every day of the year. What about Leap Year, you ask? Well, on the same day that her 365th book was released ... she also launched the 366th, and she's well on her way to 400.

Jane Yolen joins In the Moment to discuss  #Yolen365.

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 2

What is one thing you want to do before you die? What makes a meaningful life? What do you think about when you are alone?

Mitch Reed was inspired to ask students these questions. He invited them to place their answers anonymously in a cardboard box. Now he has a new book that tells the story of the project.

It's called "Cardboard Confessional." The author presents a book talk tonight (4/26/18) at the Brookings Arts Council from 6 to 7 p.m.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 13, 2018 Show 315 Hour 1

Cowboy musician Paul Larson drove through the blizzard this morning to join us from SDPB's Black Hills Bureau.

You can see him on April 22nd at the High Plains Western Heritage Center in Spearfish for High Plains Live.

Argus Leader

In The Moment ... April 13, 2018 Show 315 Hour 1

Five years ago this weekend, an ice storm devastated eastern South Dakota, and our next guest had qualified for the Boston Marathon. She left the ice-coated crippled trees looming over her house and headed east for the chance to stand at the starting line with elite runners from across the globe.

It was April 15, 2013, and 18 minutes after receiving her medal, bombs exploded near the finish line.

sdpb.sd.gov

In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 2

Doctor Richard Holm previews tonight's On Call with the Prairie Doc on SDPB-TV.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 1

What's your first memory of learning to give? Were you placing an offering in a collection plate? Maybe you offered breakfast in bed to your mother alongside a flower perched in a paper cup.

Dr. Dwight Burlingame is one of America's leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of philanthropy. He's in town for the Morning Fill Up at The Garage in Rapid City, sponsored by the Bush Foundation and the Numad Group.

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... April 10, 2018 Show 312 Hour 1

How important is a border? And what's at stake when the scaffolding of peace is rearranged at its foundation?
Today marks 20 years of the Good Friday agreement. That means two decades of peace in a region once plagued by attacks and violence. But the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is making headlines once again, as the European Union prepares for Brexit.

We're joined by Augustana University professors Patrick Hicks and Bill Swart.

pbs.org

In the Moment ... April 10, 2018 Show 311 Hour 2 

FRONTLINE investigates the high-stakes battle for control of the GOP in America. We talk with FRONTLINE producer/reporter Gabrielle Schonder about the public and behind-the-scenes rhetoric that stands to redefine the Republican Party.

Bush Foundation

In the Moment ... April 10, 2018 Show 312 Hour 1

Cutting edge technology comes to South Dakota classrooms like never before.

The 2018 Technology and Innovation Conference kicks off at the Sioux Falls Convention Center April 15.

Julie Mathiesen is Director of Technology and Innovation in Education (TIE) joins us to talk about the annual conference, expected to draw more than 1,000 educators.

Images Of The Past: Artist Charlie Russell

Apr 9, 2018
1881 Courthouse Museum

In the Moment ... April 9, 2018 Show 311 Hour 2

For this week's Images of the Past, SDPB's Brian Gevik introduces us to artist Charlie Russell, a man fascinated with the West and the people who lived there.

We also welcome SDPB's Steve Rokusek also known as Science Steve.

In the Moment ... April 9, 2018 Show 311 Hour 2

Do women change the way government works? Today we welcome Brooke Blaalid of Ready to Run SD to talk about upcoming training that encourages women to run for office.

https://readytorunsd.org/The Ready to Run SD conference is April 13 and 14, 2018, at the Downtown Holiday Inn City Centre in Sioux Falls.

dakotaresources.org

In the Moment ... April 9, 2018 Show 311 Hour 2

Dakota Resources announces new leadership. After a nationwide executive search, the organization finds what it's looking for close to home.

Joe Bartmann has two decades of experience in rural community and economic development, including three years as Vice President of Community Innovation at Dakota Resources.

NPR

In the Moment ... April 9, 2018 Show 311 Hour 2

David O'Sullivan is the European Union ambassador to the United States. He visits Dakota State University in Madison today to meet with faculty, staff and honor students.
 
The public is invited to attend a forum at 5:30 p.m. in the Tunheim Classroom Building Auditorium.

USD Theatre Department

In the Moment ... April 9, 2018 Show 311 Hour 1

The University of South Dakota's Theater Department brings "Cabaret" to the stage, opening on April 12. We welcome the show's director, Joe Stollenwerk to the program.

chetwalker.com

In the Moment ... April 9, 2018 Show 311 Hour 1

The University of South Dakota Theater Department presents "Cabaret" from April 12 - 22.

Veteran Broadway director and choreographer Chet Walker spent ten days in residency at USD conducting workshops and lecturing. He choreographed eight dances for USD's Cabaret.
 

He joins us for a conversation about Bob Fosse, 50 years of "Cabaret," and his life as a choreographer.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 6, 2018 Show 310 Hour 1

Minneapolis-based artist Chris "Heatwave" Holm plays Crow Peak Brewery in Spearfish tonight. Tomorrow you can see him live at Hay Camp Brewing in Rapid City.

Chris also fronts the roots rock & roll band The Fattenin' Frogs and psychedelic blues rock duo Heatwave & Landman.

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

In The Moment ... April 6, 2018 Show 310 Hour 1

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra is in concert this weekend in the Great Hall of the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

We're joined now by Maestro Delta David Gier, bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann, and composer Paul Moravec.

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