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 ... March 7, 2018 Show 291 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Jonathan Ellis discuss the week's top political headlines. Today's topics include state lawmakers' decision to not review sexual harassment and code of conduct policies this session and a government transparency bill that was defeated by lawmakers.

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In The Moment ... March 6, 2018 Show 290 Hour 1

The Frawley Ranch began in the 1870s and grew to be one of the largest in the upper Midwest. The history of Freeman, South Dakota's Mennonite settlers is preserved at the town's Heritage Hall Museum. SDPB's Brian Gevik join In the Moment for a preview of the documentary.

Dr. Dan Heinemann is a vice president and medical officer for Sanford Health Network. He's serving his second term as delegation chair for the American Academy of Family Physicians delegation to the AMA. He joins us to discuss the CARA 2.0 Act in Congress, billed as the sequel to the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2016

In The Moment ... March 6, 2018 Show 290 Hour 2

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The Alzheimer's Association reports 5.3 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, one of our most feared disease.

Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D. takes on the Standard American Diet in her new book "Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power."  

In The Moment ... March 6, 2018 Show 290 Hour 1

Attorney General Marty Jackley discusses the opioid crisis and legislation passed this session in Pierre to increase penalties for drug-related offenses. We also discuss the potential impact of the White House Opioid Summit on March 1, 2018.

In The Moment ... March 6, 2018 Show 290 Hour 2

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Captain Jason Gearman leads the Investigations Division of the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department, which includes the Command of the SWAT team. He has supervised School Resource Officers in rural school districts, and he is currently campaigning to be elected as Sheriff of Lincoln County. 

Captain Gearman joins us to discuss prevention of mass shootings in rural counties, the growth of Lincoln County in southeastern South Dakota, and the advantages and challenges of the state sentinel program.

In The Moment ... March 6, 2018 Show 290 Hour 1

Bryan Miller is the Executive Director of the South Dakota Sports Authority. He discusses the Summit League Tournament at the Denny Sanford Premiere Center in Sioux Falls. He talks about the preparation leading up to the tournament, attendance and how two South Dakota Schools are in the championship games for both men and women.

In The Moment ... March 6, 2018 Show 290 Hour 2

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In The Moment ... March 5, 2018 Show 289 Hour 2

For this week's Images of the Past we look at the woman who changed the gender balance of physicians in the Black Hills.

Carolyn Weber is Executive Director, Deadwood History Inc. She joins us with the story.

In The Moment ... March 5, 2018 Show 289 Hour 2

Season 4 of Invisibilia comes to SDPB Radio. This season examines how the stories we tell ourselves can lock us into one place or another . . . and what happens in the space in between. Joining us are Invisibilia co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin.

In The Moment ... March 5, 2018 Show 289 Hour 2

Tim Bjorkman is a former judge of South Dakota's First Judicial Circuit. He's currently running for U.S. House. He recently released his thoughts on what he calls Common Sense Gun Law Reforms on his campaign website timbjorkman.com

The important thing, he says, is for us not to turn our backs on the topic, no matter how much we disagree on the details. Tim Bjorkman joins us now to discuss those difficult details now.

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In The Moment ... March 5, 2018 Show 289 Hour 1

Jeff Logan owns and operates Logan Luxury theaters in Mitchell. And if you're a fan of the movies, last night the stars turned out to say thank you.

Jeff joins us for a recap of the 90th Oscars ceremony.

In The Moment ... March 5, 2018 Show 289 Hour 1

Two school principals join In the Moment for an extended conversation about school culture and its role in helping students feel connected and involved and connected during the current concerns about mass shootings in school.

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In The Moment ... March 2, 2018 Show 288 Hour 1

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra welcomes internationally acclaimed violinist Dan Zhu for a multi-cultural concert performance called "Berstein and Beethoven."

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In the Moment ... February 28, 2018 Show 286 Hour 2

Black Hills State University offers the latest Geek Speak lecture, this one by Jami Stone, professor of mathematics education.

Her talk is called "Trash Has Two Parents: The Person Who Threw It and the Person Who Walked By," and it focuses on the work of acclaimed author Thomas Friedman.
 

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In the Moment ... March 1, 2018 Show 287 Hour 2

Jim Reese is an associate professor of English at Mount Marty College in Yankton. He's author of the books "Really Happy" and "Ghost on Third."

For ten years, he has been teaching a rigorous creative writing program in Yankton's Federal Prison Camp. That program is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The 10th anniversary edition of the course's anthology, 4 p.m. Count has been released.
 

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In the Moment ... March 1, 2018 Show 287 Hour 1

Foxy Tann brings her feathers and fans home to Vermillion for Burlesque for the Big Screen, a benefit for the Vermillion Downtown Cultural Association.

Heather Wilson attended Vermillion High School and USD before hitting the road to pursue her performing career as Foxy Tann.

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In the Moment ... March 1, 2018 Show 287 Hour 1

Longtime pilot and aircraft builder Norma Kraemer is the author of the book "South Dakota's First Century of Flight." She joins us with the story of South Dakota's first woman pilot and the first deaf woman to earn a pilot's license.

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In the Moment ... February 28, 2018 Show 286 Hour 1

In conjunction with Mount Marty College's Noon Forum, the Great Plains Writer's Tour announces a presentation by award-winning author Daryl Farmer.

Daryl Farmer is an assistant professor and the director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. His books include "Bicycling Beyond the Divide" and "Where We Land."

In the Moment ... March 1, 2018 Show 287 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm joins the program to discuss this week's On Call with the Prairie Doc. Today's topic is longevity and wellness.

In the Moment ... March 1, 2018 Show 287 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster looks at the recent controversy from Pierre involving Rep. Lynne DiSanto and Rep. David Johnson.

In the Moment ... February 28, 2018 Show 286 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross and J.J. Perry join In the Moment to discuss the week's top political headlines. Today we discuss the closing weeks of the South Dakota legislative session.

In the Moment ... February 28, 2018 Show 286 Hour 1

We continue our conversations about school safety and the prevention of mass shootings. Today we welcome Brian Maher, Superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District.

In the Moment ... February 28, 2018 Show 286 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us to talk about the state high school wrestling championships.

In the Moment ... February 28, 2018 Show 286 Hour 1

Eliza Blue's February postcard takes you to the pasture to visit Rita. Find more from Eliza at Little Pasture on the Prairie.

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In The Moment ... February 27, 2018 Show 285 Hour 1

We continue our series of conversations about the prevention of mass shootings in America. Today we discuss mental health. Dr. Matt Stanley is a psychiatrist with Avera and Vice President of Avera's Behavioral Health.

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In The Moment ... February 27, 2018 Show 285 Hour 2

Linsey Davis is an award-winning journalist and correspondent for ABC. Joseph Bottum leads the cyber-ethics think tank at Dakota State University in Madison. His books include "The Christmas Plains" and "An Anxious Age." He's also written number one best-selling Kindle Singles for Amazon.

Together, they've ventured into the world of children's literature. Their new book is called "The World is Awake." It's illustrated by Lucy Flemming and published by ZonderKids.

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In The Moment ... February 27, 2018 Show 285 Hour 2

FRONTLINE's "Bitter Rivals: Iran and Saudi Arabia" looks at war in the Middle East, going far beyond headlines about a battle to defeat ISIS to look at what's at stake in the battle for dominance that kills indiscriminately.

FRONTLINE producer and correspondent Martin Smith talks to political and military leaders from both countries, gains access to Yemen for a look at devastation, and listens to experts on the violence . . . including those who are struggling to survive it.

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In The Moment ... February 27, 2018 Show 285 Hour 2

State Representative Timothy Johns is from Lead and represents District 31. He's the chair of the House education committee and vice-chair of the judiciary committee. He joins us for an update on this year's legislative session.

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In The Moment ... February 27, 2018 Show 285 Hour 1

Lamont Sellers is associate vice president for diversity at the University of South Dakota. He has been appointed to the National Advisory Council for the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity in Higher Education (NCORE).

In The Moment ... February 27, 2018 Show 285 Hour 1

Jolene Mitchell, DO,  is an occupational medicine specialist with Sanford Health. She's done research on over-the-road-truckers and joins us to talk about everything from the loneliness of the road to the specific health and safety challenges of America's transportation industry.

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