Dakota Midday: Innovation

Fridays at Noon Central, 11 am Mountain

SDPB Radio News Director Cara Hetland hosts this program which explores the cutting edge products and services being offered by South Dakotans. Airs on alternating Fridays.

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Science
1:25 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Farmers And Soil

Jeff Hemenway, Soil Quality Specialist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Paul Hetland, a farmer in Mitchell, joined the program to discuss the science and technology with what farmers will do with soil to make it more productive.

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Science
1:22 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Climate Change

Dr. John Stam with the United States Geological Survey in Rapid City spoke with Charles Michael Ray about his presentation at the annual Western South Dakota Hydrology Conference earlier this month about climate change. To view the final draft of the April 2014 IPCC report, go to: http://mitigation2014.org/report/final-draft.

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Science
1:18 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Anniversaries For Landsat 7 And 8 Satellites

Landsat 7 Satellite

This week marks the 15th anniversary of the Landsat 7 satellite and the first anniversary of images coming from Landsat 8. Jim Vogelmann, Research Ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science, joined Innovation to discuss the satellites and what they've done for science.

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Science
1:30 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Don And Carmen Meyer Center Of Excellence

Michael O'Keefe, VP Business Development Avera St. Lukes, discussed the launch of the Don and Carmen Meyer Center of Excellence that will house the Avera Cancer Institute in Aberdeen.

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Science
1:27 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Walking Forward Program In South Dakota

Dr. Daniel Petereit, Department of Radiation Oncology at Rapid City Regional Hospital's Cancer Care Institute, and Principal Investigator of Walking Forward, and Dr. C. Norman Coleman,  Associate Director and Radiation Research Program Senior Investigator for the National Cancer Institute, based in Bethesda, Maryland, joined Innovation host Cara Hetland to discuss the Walking Forward program in South Dakota as well as the efforts to take lessons learned world-wide.

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Science
1:38 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

New Efforts For Rural Entrepreneurs For Improving Communities

Scott Meyer, Brofounder of 9 Clouds

Scott Meyer is the brofounder of 9 Clouds, a digital marketing and education firm that improves the digital literacy of businesses. He writes and hosts the Digital Homesteading blog and podcast focusing on growing rural business and community. His most recent book, Navigating Social Media: A Field Guide, provides strategies and tutorials for using social media effectively for business. Learn more and join his band of digital homesteaders at 9clouds.com/blog. Meyer talked about new efforts to teach rural entrepreneurs how to improve their communities.

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Science
1:32 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Computer Course At DSU Without Keyboard Or Mouse

Dakota State University Professor Chris Olson developed a series of voice narrated tutorial videos for the DSU online course, Introduction to Computers. The course consists of 13 voice-narrated tutorials that align with a chapter in the textbook. Olson's online course targets those who have access issues or disabilities along with their rehabilitation counselors. He teaches the user how to leverage the power of the voice recognition software, Dragon Naturally Speaking, to create word processing documents, slideshow presentations, spreadsheets, databases and web pages.

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Science
1:25 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Research Papers Published On Netherlands Twin Genetics Study

Dr. Gareth Davies, Scientific Director, Avera Institute for Human Genetics and Dr. Erik Ehli, Research Scientist, Avera Institute for Human Genetics, joined Innovation to discuss the latest research papers being published on their work with the Netherlands twin genetic study.

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Science
1:44 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Research Study Of Mild Alzheimer Patients

Researchers hoped a new compound treatment is a miracle drug to reverse the effects of Alzheimer's disease. But that's not the case for more advanced patients. So now they're looking at using the treatment on early onset of the disease. Dr. Bill Fuller with Avera Behavioral Health discussed the research study of mild Alzheimer patients.  To find out more about the study call Gail at Aver Behavioral Health at 605-322-3075.

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News
1:38 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

Online Fraud For South Dakota Residents

Sarah Jennings, AARP State Director, joined Innovation to discuss a new AARP study that says South Dakota residents are at higher risk for online fraud based on behavior and life experiences. Online behaviors include opening email from unknown sources, clicking on pop-up ads and signing up for free trials.

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Health
1:33 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

First Annual Sanford FASD Symposium

Kenneth Warren

The first annual Sanford Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Symposium was held at the research center Thursday, February 27. Dr. Gene Hoyme, Chief Academic Officer at Sanford Health and President and Senior Scientist with Sanford Research, and Kenneth Warren, PhD who is the acting director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), discussed the symposium.

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Science
1:38 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Neurological Function Study On Youth Football

Thayne Munce

Sanford Health recently released findings on a pilot study that looks at the effects of youth football on selected clinical measures of neurological function. Thayne Munce, PhD, National Institute for Athletic Health & Performance, talked about the results in the study on Innovation.

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Science
1:31 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Youth Football And ACL Injuries

Judith Peterson

Judith Peterson, Physician Sport Medicine Rehabilitation, has been involved in a project to decrease ACL knee ligament tears in adolescent athletes in South Dakota. These severe injuries are a national epidemic and affect many South Dakota athletes and families. Peterson is presenting a lecture on this topic at the national meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation October 5 in Washington DC. She joined Innovation host Cara Hetland to discuss this severe injury suffered on the playing field.

  

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Science
2:19 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Impact Of Pine Beetles To Water Supply

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray interviewed South Dakota School of Mines researchers Jim Stone and Heidi Sieverding about new research on the impact of pine beetles to the water supply.

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Science
2:17 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Cliff Swallow Research

Cliff Swallow

Dr. Charles Brown, Professor of Biology at the University of Tulsa, is researching on the behavioral and disease of ecology of birds. His long-term project (27 years) is among the longest running, continuous field studies on birds in North America. His focus on cliff swallows identifies the causes of group living and to understand why breeding colonies vary in size. Dr. Brown talked about what he's discovered so far.

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Science
2:11 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Sanford Imagenetics

Dr. Eugene Hoyme
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Sanford Health recently announced a $125 million gift to fund the genomic initiative for internal medicine. The gift launches Sanford Imagenetics. Dr. Eugene Hoyme, President of Sanford Research, joined Innovation to discuss genetic testing for patients. For more information, go to: sanfordhealth.org/imagenetics.

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Science
1:41 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Creating A Center For Security And Counterfeiting

Dr. Jon Kellar and Dr. Grant Crawford of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology join Innovation to discuss the creation of a Center for Security Printing and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is the lead institution for the project. Collaborating with other faculty from the University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University, these university-based researchers will work on new projects to address the most pervasive and destructive security and counterfeiting problems.

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Science
1:31 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Grants To Expand Research At SD Universities

The South Dakota Board of Regents recently announced a series of innovation grants to expand research at several universities in South Dakota. Paul Turman, Vice President for Research & Economic Development with the SD Board of Regents, talked about the new grants. For more details on the grants, click here: http://www.sdepscor.org/_wp-pdf/s&tplan/2020%20Vision.pdf

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Health
1:26 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

New Treatment And Diagnosis For Cervical Cancer

Dr. Luis Rojas and Dr. David Starks, both with Avera Medical Group Gynecolocic Oncology, discussed new treatment and diagnosis of cervical cancer. January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month.

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Science
2:01 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Cancer Prevention And Research Funding

As our understanding of cancer evolves, so must research into the disease that strikes more than one million Americans each year. But federal funding is in jeopardy, and experts says the private sector can’t make up the lack of government money. The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network is the advocacy division that raises money and awareness for cancer prevention, research and treatment. SDPB's Kealey Bultena sat down with Dr.

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Health
1:45 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Avera And Orthopedic Partners Introduce Personalized Medicine

Avera and its orthopedic partners in Sioux Falls and Mitchell, S.D., today (12/19) announced plans to offer personalized medicine for post-surgical pain management in patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery. Personalized medicine is a term which describes the use of genetic analysis to better manage a patient’s disease. In this case, the genetic analysis is a “snapshot” of how the liver metabolizes medication.

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Business
1:33 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Bush Grant Companies Merge

OTA and Pollen are two organizations that connect creative and civic-minded individuals. They will merge to create what they call a regional transformation of communities and ideas in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota. Over the past five years OTA has formed a movement dedicated to 'connecting the disconnected' throughout North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.

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Business
1:23 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Infrastructure Research And Innovation In SD

A lot has happened in the last 8 to 10 years to make it easier to start a business from an idea. Cara Hetland took a look at the infrastructure surrounding research and innovation in South Dakota with Rich Naser, Executive Director of the South Dakota Technology Business, Mark Luecke, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of South Dakota Innovation Partners, and Paul Turman, System Vice President for Research and Economic Development with the South Dakota Board of Regents.

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Science
3:28 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Medications Aim To Reduce Heart Attacks

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray speaks with Dr. James Walder about a new study looking at medications that aim to reduce heart attacks in Native American patients. The set of drugs act as platelet inhibitors to reduce the chance of blood clots that can cause heart attacks. The drugs may have different effects based on genetic background. Dr. Walder is the Principal Investigator for this research study and a cardiologist with the Heart Doctors in Rapid City and the Medical Director of the Black Hills Cardiovascular Research Group.

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Science
3:23 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

SDTBC Accelerator Program

Innovation continues its conversation with business start-ups who are participating in the South Dakota Technology Business Center (SDTBC) Accelerator program. The companies and founders are: Sidewalk Technologies with Amos Kittelson, Nanofiber Separations with Todd Menkhaus, and Fiontar Nua with Faye Wright.

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Science
1:25 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

New Dialysis Center In Sioux Falls

A new Dialysis Center is opening in Sioux Falls. Gone are the large rooms with several chairs. Dr. Robert Santella from the Avera Medical Group Nephrology and Beth Plahn discussed the new center on Innovation.

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Science
1:22 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Companies Give Updates On Accelerator Program

Three start-up companies have completed the accelerator program this year. Host Cara Hetland talked with Linda Thomason of Braced With Style, Curt Ahlemeier and Mike Merrel of FarmCast Group, and Lisa Rinaldo, Director of Sales and Manufacturing at Prohm-tect, about the program they finished and updates on where their companies are headed.

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Sports
1:36 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

High School Athletes And College Recruiting

Dann Ericson, Recruiting Specialist at Athletes for College, has started this new business in South Dakota where it focuses on high school athletes and assists in college recruiting by analyzing videos and offers a clearinghouse for coaches. He sat down with Cara Hetland to discuss his new company.

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Science
1:31 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Jordan Evans

Rover "Curiosity"

SDPB News reporter Kealey Bultena speaks with Jordan Evans, who works for NASA and helped land the rover Curiosity on Mars. He spoke last weekend at the Cardiovascular Symposium at Sanford.

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Health
1:27 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Medgene Receives Grant For Breast Cancer Research

Medgene has received a grant for breast cancer research and improving treatment for survivors of breast cancer. Survivors are often at risk for infection because many suffer from lymphedema, a condition in which fluid is retained because of damage to the lymphatic system. Sioux Falls is hosting the National NIH SBIR conference and this is the first NIH SBIR Phase 1 grant received in the state in three years. Sue Lancaster, Operations Director for Innovation Partners and manager of Medgene Labs and Tranzderm Solutions, discussed the grant and the research that it's being used for.

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