In The Moment ... Dana Dykhouse And Technical Education In South Dakota

Aug 21, 2017

In The Moment ... August 21, 2017 Show 160 Hour 1

The South Dakota Board of Technical Education was formed July 1st after the passage of Amendment R. Dana Dykhouse serves as board president. He joins us for a conversation about workforce development in the state and about how the technical school grads of today just might become the small business owners and entrepreneurs of South Dakota’s tomorrow.

All well-protected eyes turn to the sky today for the Great American Eclipse. This morning, SDPB's Chris Laughery caught up with SDPB reporters on the road to totality. We bring you a few thoughts from Steve Rokusek, Brian Gevik, and Chynna Lockett.

Seasoned event organizers were amazed when Garth Brooks sold out six shows in 30 minutes in Sioux Falls.  He surprised them again when he sold out three more. Around 100,000 people will attend the September concerts. What does all this mean for the economy of a city?  SDPBs Andrew Bork looks at the economic impact an events center can have.

Brenna Maloney and Sarah Hanzel
Credit Lori Walsh

As we broadcast from the new SDPB Black Hills Bureau, we talk with Sarah Hanzel, Long Range Planner for Rapid City Community Planning, and Brenna Maloney, an architectural historian with the Rapid City Historic Preservation Commission, about the history of downtown Rapid City and the historic Parts Central Building that SDPB now calls home.