In The Moment... The Legacy Of "1984"

Mar 2, 2017

In The Moment... March 2, 2017 Show 41 Hour 2

This Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of the United States Naval Construction Forces, more commonly known as "The Seabees." Although the relatively small unit has played a vital role in America's military operations around the world, many people have never heard of them. SDPB's Jim Kent sat down with some Seabees who were trained to build - and to fight.

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Nate Wek
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SDPB's Nate Wek joins us with the story of Mya Selland, a standout basketball player from Sanborn Central/Woonsocket. We talk about the milestone of 2,000 points and the advantages of a co-op athletics program in rural South Dakota.

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Since January of this year, sales of George Orwell's classic dystopian novel "1984" have surged by more than 9,000 percent. Patrick Hicks is writer-in-residence at Augustana University. He's the author of numerous books, including the short story collection "The Collector of Names" and the novel "The Commandant of Lubizec." He joins us to discuss the timeless influence of George Orwell. 

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John Mollison is a filmmaker, an artist, and the host of "Old Guys and Their Airplanes." Today we talk about one of his projects in production, a look at the people who train and prepare to launch America's nuclear arsenal.

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