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.”

dwu.edu

In The Moment ... February 7, 2018 Show 272 Hour 1

The Dakota Wesleyan Band performs the world premiere of a piece written for them by  South Dakota composer Jeremy Hegg. The concert is this Sunday, February 11, at 4 p.m. in the Sherman Center at DWU.

We're joined by Bethany Amundson, director of bands at Dakota Wesleyan University and composer/musician Jeremy Hegg.
 

SDPB

In The Moment ... February 7, 2018 Show 272 Hour 2

South Dakota lawmakers are dealing with 534 bills and 19 joint resolutions. For today's conversation about protection for student journalists and reviewing third party candidate opportunities, we're joined by Dana Ferguson from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and J.J. Perry from the Aberdeen American News.
 

sdhspress.com

In The Moment ... February 7, 2018 Show 272 Hour 1

Mary Gibson Sprague has a new book featuring the artwork and stories of her mother Catherine Rademacher Gibson. "Glorious Fourth of July" is published by South Dakota Historical Society Press. It looks at a childhood on the prairie.

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In The Moment ... February 7, 2018 Show 272 Hour 2

Augustana University Associate Professor David O'Hara, PhD., recently returned from teaching a Tropical Ecology interim course for Augie students. The group traveled to Guatamala for lessons in ecology, language, and philosophy.

Lori Walsh

Scott Freeman is a biology professor at the University of Washington, where he received a Distinguished Teaching Award. He's recognized as a world authority on undergraduate biology education.

His new book is not a textbook, however. It's a look at the realities of rehabilitating a degraded fish run in what was once and old-growth watershed. It's also a look at how humans use resources over time . . . and what our history means for our future.

The book is called "Saving Tarboo Creek."

South Dakota Magazine

In The Moment ... February 6, 2018 Show 271 Hour 2

The January / February issue of South Dakota Magazine explores "South Dakota's Enduring Mysteries."

John Andrews is Managing Editor of the magazine. He wrote the piece and joins us to talk about it.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... February 6, 2018 Show 271 Hour 2

South Dakota Senate Minority Leader Billie Sutton joins us from Pierre for a look at legislation he supports regarding campaign finance reform, open government, and education.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... February 6, 2018 Show 271 Hour 2

It's National School Counseling Week. We talk with Rapid City Area Schools lead counselor Dana Livermont and Kristin Wheeler, a certified school counselor at Huron High School.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... February 6, 2018 Show 271 Hour 1

House Bill 1073 was recently tabled. It's a bill that looks at free speech on South Dakota college campuses. Senate Bill 198 features matching language.

Chuck Baldwin is Journalist in Residence at University of South Dakota. He joins us to talk about the controversial topic of campus free speech.
 

In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 1

The South Dakota Council of Juvenile Services helps establish the state's policies for juvenile issues and funding. The council has elected a new chair. Beth O'Toole was appointed to her fifth three-year term by Governor Dennis Daugaard in 2017.

She is a professor of social science and criminal justice at University of Sioux Falls. She recently took a group of USF students to Hawaii, where they watched history unfold during a false-alarm ballistic missile alert.

Lori Walsh

Harry Bliss is an award-winning children's author and illustrator and a cover artist and cartoonist for "New Yorker" magazine. His book "Grace for Gus" is released this week. It's a graphic picture book, where the story of a young girl in New York is told almost exclusively via comic panels.

It features a guinea pig, an economic challenge, visual humor that pays loving tribute to New York, cartooning, children's literature, and the arts.

Harry Bliss is a frequent visitor to the South Dakota Festival of Books. He joined us from his home studio in Vermont.

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In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 2

During his long career in radio broadcasting, Chuck Anderson recorded and saved more than 500 hours of recorded conversations. The collection is an archive of stories and anecdotes that capture the essence of our state in the voices of its people.

KDLT

In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 2

KDLT Sports Director Mark Ovenden joins the program to share his experiences at the Super Bowl.

In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 2

It's estimated that recreation along Lake Oahe generates upwards of $20 million annually. The resources in the reservoir, along with those in Lake Sharp, Francis Case, and Lewis and Clark further downstream, are managed by South Dakota Game Fish and Parks.

Staff members from the agency were guests on a recent South Dakota Focus to discuss the Lake Oahe Management plan and the issues that linger from the Missouri River Flood in 2011.

In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 2

South Dakota state epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton provides the current influenza update, and we discuss why South Dakotans resist calling in sick to work.

Big Stock

In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 1

Joseph Bottum is director of the Classics Institute. It's a think-tank at Dakota State University that explores the promises and dangers of computer technology.

He recently wrote a piece for "The Weekly Standard" called "The Immorality of Bad Software Design."

Variety.com

In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 1

We recap the commercials from this year's Super Bowl with Bob Kolt, president and CEO of Kolt Communications and a Professor of Advertising and Public Relations at Michigan State University.
 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... February 2, 2018 Show 269 Hour 1

The South Dakota State Poetry Society has announced the winners of their annual contest. The winner in the Landscape Category is none other than SDPB's own Katy Beam.

Here is Katy Beam reading her award-winning poem, "Fortress Instructions."

In The Moment ... February 2, 2018 Show 269 Hour 1

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performs this weekend in the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. The concert is Saturday, February 3rd at 7:30 p.m.

Maestro Delta David Gier and South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Youth Orchestra music director Thomas Fortner are with us.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 31, 2018 Show 267 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us to discuss the State One Act Play Festival which is happening this weekend at the Brandon Valley High School in Brandon. He also has a little fun regarding the big game taking place on Sunday.

Tri State Museum

In The Moment ... January 31, 2018 Show 267 Hour 2

The next event in the Spring Turtle Soup Lecture series is "The History of Saloons." You can head over for the noon presentation this Friday, February 2nd at the Journey Museum Learning Center in Rapid City.

Kristi Thielen is the director of the Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center in Belle Fourche. She's also a writer and playwright.

Savor Dakota

Feb 1, 2018
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... January 31, 2018 Show 267 Hour 2

The second season of Savor Dakota is underway at SDPB Television. You can see a new episode tomorrow, February 1st, at 8:30 Central / 7:30 Mountain.

Joining us is chef and host MJ Adams along with SDPB producer Melissa Hamersma Sievers.

SDPB

In The Moment ... January 31, 2018 Show 267 Hour 2

Seth Tupper from the Rapid City Journal and Jonathan Ellis from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader join us today for the weekly Dakota Political Junkies segment.

In The Moment ... February 1, 2018 Show 268 Hour 1

Four Augustana University professors are collaborating on a multi-discipline project. It's aimed at addressing historical trauma and its impact on preterm birth in Native American women.

stlouisfed.org

In The Moment ... January 31, 2018 Show 267 Hour 1

In Tuesday January 30th's State of the Union Address, President Trump celebrated renewed confidence in the American economy. In January's State of the State Address, Governor Dennis Daugaard reported flat sales tax growth and lean times in South Dakota.

Today we welcome another voice to help us understand the economy.

Julie Stackhouse is Executive Vice President and managing officer of Supervision, Credit, Community Development and Learning Innovation for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

In The Moment ... January 30, 2018 Show 266 Hour 2

House Bill 1199 has straightforward language. It's an act to prohibit collective bargaining by employees of the Board of Regents.

We first spoke with South Dakota Speaker of the House Mark Mickelson about the effort on Januay 23rd.

Today we welcome another voice on the topic. Mary McCorkle is president of the South Dakota Education Association. She's a language arts teacher from Mobridge.

sdpb.org

In The Moment ... January 30, 2018 Show 266 Hour 2

Schools in South Dakota hope to prepare students to seamlessly take their next step, to a higher grade or to enter the work force.

But South Dakota is one of a hand full of states that does not have a state funded and administered pre-school programs to prepare children for the first step into kindergarten.

kelo.com

In The Moment ... January 30, 2018 Show 266 Hour 1

Yesterday we talked about tourism in the state, including the places you can go right here in South Dakota. Today we talk about how you're going to get there.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation paves the way and coordinates services to help travelers and goods get from here to there. South Dakota Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist discusses the state's roads and bridges.

keloland.com

In The Moment ... January 30, 2018 Show 266 Hour 1

Dennis Johnson has been in law enforcement for more than four decades. He's been the Lincoln County sheriff for the last 20 years and plans on retiring soon. He visits about changes in policing a growing Lincoln County.

nasa.gov

In The Moment ... January 30, 2018 Show 266 Hour 1

Get ready for a lunar trifecta. That's when a total lunar eclipse, a blue moon and a super moon occur at the same time. We haven't seen one in 35 years and you won't see it again until 2037. Set your alarm! It's going to happen tomorrow. NASA scientist Michelle Thaller explains this event.

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