In The Moment ... SiouxperCon’s Culture Of Belonging

May 9, 2017

In The Moment ... May 9, 2017 Show 089 Hour 1

Break out your comic collection and your peace-tied costume weaponry. Shane Gerlach, Vice-Chairman and Talent Coordinator for SiouxperCon. It's a fan convention that celebrates Comic books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Anime, board games, and video gaming. It's in Sioux Falls this Friday. We talk about artistry, the culture insight of comics and graphic novels, and the power of finding a place where you belong.  

Against the backdrop of the Congressional debate over healthcare reform, this is National Hospitals Week. Jennifer Grassrope is with the Rural Office of Community Services. She joins us now to discuss certified marketplace navigators and what South Dakotans who buy their health insurance on the marketplace need to know prior to the fall enrollment period.

The University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation have released their annual rankings of counties and their health issues. South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Gary Ellenbolt visits with Justin Rivas, a Community Coach for the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. 

South Dakota's Secretary of Tourism says you should take Friday off. It's National Travel and Tourism week, and state officials are seizing the opportunity to lure people away from their desks and into the wild. They also celebrate South Dakotans who promote tourism in their everyday work. SDPB's Kealey Bultena shows you a few faces in the tourism industry.