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Dakota Midday is heard Mondays-Fridays, noon CT/ 11 a.m. MT. On Dakota Midday you can learn about important issues and subjects of interest to South Dakotans. Listen live.

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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the most polarizing presidential candidates in modern history.

Tonight, FRONTLINE’s acclaimed election-year series, “The Choice,” returns — going behind the headlines to investigate what has shaped these two candidates, where they came from, how they lead and why they want one of the most difficult jobs imaginable. FRONTLINE airs at 8:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.

Pulitzer Prize-winning book reviewer Michael Dirda takes a look back at a career as a professional reader. From reading beyond the obvious to why hoarding has gotten a bad name, Dirda talks about the Golden Age of children’s literature, the value of books you never open, and his role in creating the success of mainstream science fiction and fantasy.

USD political science professor Mike Card joins Dakota Midday to talk about the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

J. Ryan Stradal is the author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest. A Minnesota native, Stradal lives in Los Angeles, where he is an editor at Unnamed Press and the Nervous Breakdown and co-producer and host of the literary/culinary series Hot Dish. Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh spoke with Stradal at the SD Festival of Books.

Janice Law founded the American Women Writers National Museum to showcase America's top-tier women writers. Law is a retired Texas criminal court judge, a 14-year print journalist, a travel columnist and the author of six books. Her most recent book, American Evita: Lurleen Wallace, was released last year. Law appeared at this year's SD Festival of Books in Brookings.

Dakota Midday: Paul Andrew Hutton

Sep 27, 2016

Paul Andrew Hutton joined Dakota Midday from the SD Festival of Books in Brookings. Hutton is a distinguished professor at the University of New Mexico. He's also a cultural historian, author, documentary film writer and television personality. His most recent book is The Apache Wars.

Dakota Midday: Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Sep 27, 2016
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Jennifer Richard Jacobson is the author of the 2016 Young Readers One Book South Dakota, Andy Shane and Delores Starbuckle: 4 Books in 1. The works are illustrated by Abby Carter. Jacobson, who resides in Maine, has written several books for children and young adults. She visited with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh during the SD Festival of Books.

Dakota Midday: Images Of The Past - Casey Tibbs

Sep 26, 2016

This week's Images of the Past segment focuses on the film career of Casey Tibbs. The South Dakotan was a rodeo great, movie star and John Wayne's "wing man." Cindy Bahe, Director of the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in Ft. Pierre discusses a new exhibit at the museum dedicated to Tibbs' film career.

Click here to go to SDPB's Images of the Past web feature on Casey Tibbs.

Two-time U.S. Poet Laureate and winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, Ted Kooser attended the SD Festival of Books. He took time to visit with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to talk about his notebooks, the trance of poetry and the moment he learned he had been awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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Craig Stevens, spokesman for the Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now, or the MAIN Coalition, updates Dakota Midday on the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Marc Lynch, author of The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East, presented "Making Sense of the New Arab Wars" during the SD Festival of Books. Lynch's narrative of a vital region's collapse is both wildly dramatic, and shows that the regions upheavals have only just begun. Lynch visited with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh before his Festival of Books appearance in Brookings.

Dakota Midday: A.J. Croce

Sep 26, 2016
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When Jim Croce died in a plane crash en route to Austin, Texas, in 1973, he left behind a wife and son. His son, A.J. Croce, followed in his footsteps as a recording and touring musician and songwriter. A.J. Croce's career has already spanned over 20 years as he's headlined concerts and festivals worldwide. He began his career as a solid blues musician and singer, but as he explained to SDPB's Steve Zwemke prior to his performance at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish, he had to deal with challenges in his life that made him change course.

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Lynette Two Bulls is a 2016 First People's Fund Community Spirit Award winner alongside Phillip Whiteman Junior. Two Bulls is a traditional storyteller, performing artist and culture bearer. She joined Dakota Midday along with First People's Fund President Lori Pourier.

Dakota Midday: Dakota Political Junkies

Sep 26, 2016
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Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Seth Tupper discussed Initiated Measure 22. The measure extensively revises state campaign finance laws while requiring additional disclosures and increasing reporting. It lowers contribution amounts to political action committees and creates a publicly funded campaign finance program for statewide and legislative candidates who choose to participate and agree to limits on campaign contributions and expenditures.

Dakota Midday: "Ellington Uptown" With JAS Quintet

Sep 26, 2016
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The Jazz Curators and the JAS Quintet presented "Ellington Uptown - The Life and Music of America's Premier Jazz Composer" this weekend. The JAS Quintet performed on Dakota Midday Wednesday from SDPB's studio on the University of Sioux Falls campus.

Some Nebraska lawmakers are campaigning for a South Dakota ballot initiative. Nebraska elects state legislators without separating them into political parties. They say many of the legislative races in South Dakota are decided even before the general election - and that erodes the integrity of the political system. Nebraska has used non-partisan elections for more than 80 years. SDPB's Kealey Bultena has this conversation with Nebraska State Senators Galen Hadley, Colby Coash and Adam Morfeld.

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Steve Hildebrand, owner of Josiah's Coffee Shop in downtown Sioux Falls, has paired up with Steve Hickey to gather signatures for Initiated Measure 21 which caps payday lending rates in South Dakota at 36%. Hildebrand is a Democrat who worked on President Obama's campaign. Hickey is a Republican.

From Amendment U to Initiated Measure 21, Hildebrand discussed his thoughts on controlling the payday lending industry and deception in the ballot questions during his visit on Dakota Midday.

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After decades of covering the biggest news stories in South Dakota, journalists Terry Woster and Kevin Woster shared never-before-told stories about witnessing history from a front-row seat. They'll also provided insights on the waves of change affecting journalism and its essential role in American democracy. Regional reporter and political junkie Denise Ross moderated their conversation Friday night at the Journey Museum in Rapid City.

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The 50 foot statue named Dignity now stands on the Missouri River bluff near Chamberlain. It depicts a young Lakota woman wrapping a star blanket around her shoulders.

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray attended the dedication. He shares some of his reflections on his own experience along with the sights and sounds of the event. 

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Dakota Midday: Mt. Rushmore Time Capsule

Sep 19, 2016
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Dakota Midday welcomed Wayne Pananen for this week's Images of the Past segment. Pananen talked about Mary Ellis Borglum, the daughter Gutzon Borglum. Pananen discussed the 1998 placement of the permanent time capsule in the Hall of Records behind the monument. Gutzon didn't get to finish the original design. However, Mary Ellis worked on the Hall of Records for a long time. She was instrumental in the placement of the time capsule. Our guest, Wayne Pananen, was on Mt. Rushmore that day to film the capsule's placement.

Dakota Midday: "Kingdom Of Shadows"

Sep 19, 2016
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"Kingdom of Shadows" takes an unflinching look at the hard choices and destructive consequences of the U.S.-Mexico drug war. Written and directed by Bernardo Ruiz, "Kingdom of Shadows" weaves together the stories of a U.S. drug enforcement agent on the border, an activist nun in Monterrey, and a former Texas smuggler. Ruiz, the founder of Quiet Pictures, joined Dakota Midday to provide some background  on "Kingdom of Shadows," which airs Monday night at 9:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV. The film was described as "unforgettable" by the New York Times.

FRONTLINE first examined the story of for-profit colleges in 2010, investigating allegations of fraud and predatory behavior. Now correspondent Martin Smith continues his work with by turning the lens on Corinthian Colleges and others.

Smith joins Dakota Midday to discuss "A Subprime Education."

Dakota Midday: "School Of The Future"

Sep 14, 2016
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Once the envy of the world, American schools are now in trouble. Test scores show American children lag far behind their peers in other industrialized countries. How can our schools help students of all backgrounds meet the challenges of tomorrow? Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. Central, NOVA explores how the science of learning and technological innovations are transforming the way we teach and learn.

Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer,  joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to discuss Theodore Roosevelt's connection to the Black Hills of South Dakota.

From his love for wild places to the story of South Dakota cowboys running awry of the Secret Service, Gary Enright tells the story. Find the photos at Images of the Past.

Denny Kaemingk, SD Secretary of the Department of Corrections, joins Dakota Midday to discuss the spike in numbers of female inmates in South Dakota, the challenges it brings, and the opportunities for alternate approaches to women and crime in the state.

Retired businessman Joe Kirby joins Dakota Midday as part of SDPB's continued 2016 Election coverage.

Kirby discusses his support of Amendment V, an effort to establish nonpartisan elections.

Angela Drake speaks this weekend at Women Ignited by Faith's HOPE in Sioux Falls. Today she joins Dakota Midday to talk about the life and loss of her daughter, Brittany.

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The 2016 Ballot Questions are more than ballot clutter; they are compelling social and political conversations that give voters a voice on a variety of issues.

SDPB's political reporter Lee Strubinger joins Dakota Midday to explain what your ballot will look like in November, highlighting various referred laws and Constitutional Amendments.

Each Wednesday, Dakota Midday welcomes a rotating panel of the most experienced political journalists in the state. This week Denise Ross (editor, Black Hills Knowledge Network, South Dakota Dashboard) and Jonathan Ellis (Argus Leader Media journalist/columnist) join host Lori Walsh to discuss Initiated Measure 21 and Constitutional Amendment U. Both are 2016 ballot questions.

We also discuss failures in transparency for campaign spending and the challenges of early voting.

Darrel Nelson opens Season 3 of Images of the Past with a look the importance of transportation development in the Deadwood area.

The Days of ’76 Museum has re-vamped and is re-presenting its big exhibit of historical carriages. A grand opening for the exhibit is scheduled for Saturday, September 10.

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