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.”

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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
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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.

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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
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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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In the Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 296 Hour 2

Mary Bordeaux, Artistic Director of Racing Magpie, and Peter Strong, Director of Racing Magpie, join us in SDPB's Black Hills Bureau.

In the Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 296 Hour 1

As the 93rd legislative session ends, with it come several changes to the initiated measure and referred law process.

With those changes come increased information disclosure requirements from those circulating petitions.

Joining us to unpack those bills, and other laws that passed this year is SDPB's political reporter Lee Strubinger.

In the Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 296 Hour 1

South Dakota state Senator David Lust represents District 34. He joins us for a recap of the 2018 Legislative Session.

In the Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 296 Hour 2

Four of South Dakota's High School Basketball tournaments begin tomorrow with action scheduled through Saturday.

The Premier Center in Sioux Falls is hosting both the Boys and Girls AA State Tournaments.
Meanwhile, the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City is home to this year's Boys State A.  The Boys State B will once again be decided at the Barnett Center on the campus of Northern State University in Aberdeen.

Chris Laughery

In the Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 296 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us for a recap and preview of the South Dakota state High School basketball championships.

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 296 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Dana Ferguson join us for a look at the week in politics. Today we discuss transparency in government and the "winners and losers" of the 2018 Session.

In The Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 295 Hour 1

Tonight at the Rapid City Civic Center Fine Arts Theater, join musicians Kenny Putnam, Boyd Bristow, Jami Lynn and Andrew Reinartz for a special performance.But first they join us live in SDPB's Black Hills Bureau.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 295 Hour 1

The Rushmore Music Fesitval embarks upon its fourth season. We're joined by Executive Director Brett Wallfish and Artistic Director Katie Smirnova.

Enter discount code at either site below: SDPB20

This code allows the option to buy a pass to the "Multi-Concert SDPB Special" will be available for $24.00 (plus the service fee).  This is available until Sunday (March 18, 2018) at 11:59 PM MTN.

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In The Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 295 Hour 2

For five intense days in December of 2017, what became known as the Legion Lake Fire burned fiercely as firefighters battled to contain it.

Jay Wickham is a Fire Management Officer with the Custer State Park Field Office.

We expand the conversation today by including Patricia Johnson. She's with South Dakota State University/West River Ag Center. She specializes in rangeland management.

In The Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 295 Hour 1

We discuss a new reading initiative in the Black Hills with Jessica Gromer, Program Officer, John T. Vucurevich Foundation, Jamie Toennies, Executive Director of United Way of the Black Hills, and Michaela Mader-Tully, United Way of the Black Hills Marketing Coordinator.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 295 Hour 2

Brigit Blote is the winner of the 2018 Young Artist Competition with the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra. She's a violist and also an avid runner.

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... March 12, 2018 Show 294 Hour 1

Tim Rangitsch is owner of Acme Bicylces in Rapid City. He joins us to discuss fat tire biking in the Hills and more.

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In the Moment ... March 12, 2018 Show 294 Hour 2

Wilma Mankiller was the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. The documentary "Mankiller" airs this month on SDPB-TV.

Today we welcome Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Director and Producer of MANKILLER.

Valerie's body of work spans over two decades of film and television content creation and production.

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... March 12, 2018 Show 294 Hour 1

Photographer Paul Horstead discusses Custer's expedition, the changing Black Hills, his next project that focuses on South Dakota, and more.

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