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 ... December 4, 2017 Show 232 Hour 2 

Charles "Chuck" Isakson (1917-1997), a Webster native and longtime Huron resident, was among some 50 South Dakotans who survived the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He told his story to a gathering at the Huron Elks Club in 1993. Chuck Anderson, Huron radio personality and host, recorded and preserved the speech.

We welcome Chuck Anderson to In the Moment. Find the full web post here.

In The Moment ... December 4, 2017 Show 232 Hour 2 

Four and a half years ago, Dan Brendtro sat by his daughter's side as she was diagnosed with a rare disease, one that could confine her to a wheelchair before high school graduation.

Freidrich's Ataxia steals mobility. But it also targets the heart and other organs. Many patients die in their 20s.  Raena Brendtro is now 16.

Peter Vitiello is a research scientist at Sanford Health.

In The Moment ... December 4, 2017 Show 232 Hour 1 

Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Tim Bjorkman joins In the Moment to share his thoughts about the GOP tax reform package. Click here for more on Bjorkman's thoughts on tax reform.

In The Moment November 30, 2017 Show 230 Hour 2 

As Augustana University continues its celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, they welcome Archbishop Antje Jackelén to South Dakota this week.

She joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about the role of faith in public life and the role of eternity as we contemplate our culture of acceleration.

In The Moment November 30, 2017 Show 230 Hour 1 

Dr. Richard Holm joins us with his thoughts on the cost of healthcare in America, the challenges that lie ahead, and where we go from here to provide affordable access for all.

In The Moment November 30, 2017 Show 230 Hour 2 

If something is pure genius, it probably looks a little crazy. Of course crazy looks a little crazy too.

NASA Engineer Adam Steltzner is the author of the book "The Right Kind of Crazy." He's chief engineer for the Mars 2020 project. He's also the NASA engineer who led the Entry, Descent, and Landing team that designed a way to deliver the Mars Rover Curiosity safe and sound to the surface of the Red Planet.

In The Moment November 30, 2017 Show 230 Hour 1 

Today we talk misconduct and consequences, and how national revelations of sexual assault and harassment, are offering an opportunity (and a challenge) for political leaders to address the role of power and abuse.

SDPB's Kevin Woster wrote about it in his blog, On the Other Hand. You can find it at sdpb.org/woster.

In The Moment November 30, 2017 Show 230 Hour 1 

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra presents the Handel's Messiah this Saturday, December 2 at 7 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls.

We're joined by Delta David Gier, Conductor and Music Director, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, and
James Johnson, Chorusmaster for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Chorus for a conversation about a 300-year-old sacred music tradition.

Dr. Fred Magnavito

Nov 30, 2017

In The Moment ... November 30, 2017 Show 230 Hour 1 

Dr. Fred Magnavito is a Rapid City based psychologist.
The board of directors of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) has awarded him with the 2017 Service Award.  This award acknowledges his outstanding contributions to the field in South Dakota. We talk with him about getting the right officers into the field to protect and serve.

In The Moment ... November 29, 2017 Show 229 Hour 2 

Inspired by the Butterball Turkey Hotline, the fine penguins (booksellers) at Penguin Publishing once again stand by to provide algorithm-free, personalized book recommendations for the most discriminating reader (and non-reader) on your list. We welcome Madeline McIntosh, President, Penguin Publishing Group. Find the online hotline here: Penguin Hotline.

In The Moment ... November 29, 2017 Show 229 Hour 2 

Ted Heeren (Flowerman) and Tom Hurlbert (Oil Can) join us to talk about the Rock Garden Tour's upcoming screening in Sioux Falls this weekend of the "Bad River Road Show." We discuss the creative process and how to be both "noble" and "weird."

In The Moment ... November 29, 2017 Show 229 Hour 2 

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Roger Whittle join us for a look at the state's top political headlines. Today we discuss the death of state representative Craig Tieszen, allegations of sexual misconduct against Gene Abdallah, and the political fundraising of U.S. Senator John Thune.

In The Moment ... November 29, 2017 Show 229 Hour 1 

Cinema Falls brings the film "Loving Vincent" to Sioux Falls. We're joined by Julie Anderson Friesen and Dr. Lindsay Twa, Associate Professor of Art at Augustana University for a conversation about the art and life of one of the world's most beloved painters.

In The Moment ... November 29, 2017 Show 229 Hour 1 

Bruce Knowles, conductor of the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra joins us for a preview of the orchestra's Baroque Christmas concert, December 2, 2017.

Spearfish Piano Duets

Nov 29, 2017

In The Moment ... November 29, 2017 Show 229 Hour 1 

Now celebrating its 13th year, the Spearfish Piano Duets have become a South Dakota holiday staple. We're joined by Dr. Janeen Larsen, professor emeritus, Black Hills State University.

Million Veteran Program

Nov 29, 2017

In The Moment ... November 29, 2017 Show 229 Hour 1 

The Million Veteran Program is a national, voluntary research project dedicated to gathering genetic and health information from veterans to fuel research.

We're joined by Karen Munger, PhD, Research Coordinator for the Million Veteran Program at the VA Medical Center in Sioux Falls. Also with us are Grant Dorothy, U.S. Army veteran and Anna Perry, Visual Impairment Services Team Coordinator, VA Medical Center.

The Rapid City school district, like many other districts throughout the nation, has experienced multiple losses this school year. Since July, three students have taken their own lives.

The district has been been talking about the often taboo topic of suicide. Their second community meeting takes place Tuesday, November 14 at 6 p.m. at the Western Dakota Tech Events Center.

Joining us today from SDPB's Black Hills Bureau are
Katy Urban, Rapid City Area Schools Communications Manager, and Corey Harouff, Associate Regional Director, Black Hills Young Life.

In The Moment ... November 14, 2017 Show 219 Hour 2 

Dave Rambow is a wet plate photographer, historian, author, and actor/re-enactor. He joins us to talk about his upcoming presentation (Sunday, November 19, 2:00 p.m.) at the Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls, where he portrays a WWI German Soldier.

In The Moment ... November 14, 2017 Show 219 Hour 2 

Aaron Draplin is one of the premiere designers working today. He joins Hugh Weber, host of The Potluck Society, and In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about Midwestern work ethic, the democratization of design, and "getting away" with work that you love.

In The Moment ... November 14, 2017 Show 219 Hour 1 

A lifelong love of the sea helped a professional sign maker from Rapid City find his artistic inspiration.

"The Curious Art of Jerry Root" opens Friday, November 17 at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.

We're joined by artist Jerry Root and his wife Laurie.

In conjunction with the opening reception of "The Curious Art of Jerry Root," you can also enjoy the first evening of Holiday Art Market at the Dahl Arts Center and an exhibit reception for "Unwrapped."

In The Moment ... November 14, 2017 Show 219 Hour 1 

"Loving Vincent" is the story of the death, and more importantly, the life, of artist Vincent van Gogh. It's the world's first oil painted film. More than 125 professional oil painters created 65,000 individually painted frames for animation. Nothing you see in the film is computer generated.

It plays at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish this weekend, November 17 to 19. Cinema Falls brings it to the Washington Pavilion Belbas Theatre on Sunday, December 3.

In The Moment ... November 13, 2017 Show 218 Hour 1 

It's an award for people who get things done. Sanford Health has announced a million dollar prize for advances in global medical research.

We're joined by Micah Aberson, Sanford's chief global brand officer, for a conversation about seeking the mavericks and innovators in the healthcare space.

In The Moment ... November 13, 2017 Show 218 Hour 1 

Cheech Marin is known as an actor, director, author, and comedian. But he's also a collector of Chicano art. He joins Prairie Public's Ashley Thornberg for a conversation about advocacy for minority artists and the timeless nature of the comedy duo Cheech & Chong.

In The Moment ... November 13, 2017 Show 218 Hour 1 

Jake Pettengill is head coach of the Sioux Falls Christian Chargers varsity football team, champions of Class 11B in South Dakota for 2017.  

The Chargers defeated  Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan 27-12 Friday to earn their first ever state football championship.

In The Moment ... November 13, 2017 Sh0w 218 Hour 2 

Avera Health recently partnered with the University of Sioux Falls to plan a poverty simulation for healthcare professionals. Paula Lubeck is a nursing simulation coordinator at Avera. Nick Schwedhelm is an accelerated nursing student at USF.

We talk empathy, professional development, and the realities many among us face on a daily basis.

In The Moment ... November 13, 2017 Show 218 Hour 2 

Paul Krueger joins us for a look a at Make-A-Wish South Dakota, as we talk about providing sick children in the state a chance to make their wishes come true.

In The Moment ... November 13, 2017 Show 218 Hour 2 

Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer joins us for this week's Images of the Past. Today we learn the story of a teenage slave who came to Dakota Territory, found her freedom, and became one of the region's early entrepreneurs.

Maker Space For Kids

Nov 9, 2017

In The Moment ... November 9, 2017 Show 217 Hour 2 

A new maker space at the Children's Museum of South Dakota is designed for kids five and older. It's a place for kids to tinker and invent, think and create. We welcome Carrie Benson, Director of Education for the Children's Museum.

In The Moment ... November 9, 2017 Show 217 Hour 2

This week, we preview Dr. Holm's weekly television program on SDPB-TV with a conversation about dementia.

In The Moment ... November 9, 2017 Show 217 Hour 2 

The battle over alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Neb., has been going on for decades. Whiteclay's four beer stores were shut down in May by the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission. Business owners lost their appeal in September.

SDPB's Michael Zimny went looking for different perspectives for a digital feature called "Post Whiteclay."  Michael Zimny joins us from SDPB's Black Hills Bureau for a preview.

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