In the Moment: 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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First Successful Concrete Plane At School Of Mines

May 17, 2013

Three SDSM&T seniors took part in the project. David Haberman and Tyler Pojanowski, both mechanical engineering majors, and Seth Adams, a civil and environmental engineering major, worked on the plane for a year as part of their senior design project. Dr. M.R. Hansen and Dr. Lidvin Kjerengtroen advised the students throughout.

Dr. Thomas Seyfried To Speak In Rapid City

May 17, 2013

Thomas Seyfried is Professor of Biology at Boston College. He is presently on the editorial boards of Nutrition and Metabolism, Neurochemical Research, the Journal of Lipid Research, and ASNNeuro. His research involves gene-environmental interactions in neurological and neurodegenerative diseases including epilepsy, autism, gangliosidoses, and brain cancer.

Selective Mastectomy

May 17, 2013

Sanford Genetic Counselor Kristen DeBerg joins the program to discuss selective mastectomy. Kristen is the person who runs the test to find out the BRCA2 gene, which is what put Angelina Jolie at such a high risk.

Improving Math And Science Instruction

May 17, 2013

Paul Turman, Vice President for Research & Economic Development, South Dakota Board of Regents, joins the program. Dr. Turman discusses a new partnership that links universities and K-12 schools to improve math and science education. They received $300,000 in federal grants.

Biomaterials Day

May 3, 2013

University of South Dakota student AnneMarie Gallo discussed Biomaterials Day (May 8).  The USD Chapter of the Society for Biomaterials was awarded a $5,000 grant from the national Society for Biomaterials to host the event.  The day-long conference includes speakers from academia, research and industry.

Forest Biorefineries Book

May 3, 2013

SDPB's Charles Michael Ray interviewed Lew Christopher, Director of the Center for Bioprocessing Research and Development.  Christopher, a professor at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, has written a new book, "Integrated Forest Biorefineries: Challenges and Opportunities," in which he outlines ways that current paper mills and sawmills can be retooled to use their own waste to create biofuel.

Avera Race Against Breast Cancer

May 3, 2013

Missy Keiper is organizing the 25th annual Avera Race Against Breast Cancer which is scheduled for May 11 in Sioux Falls.  She was joined by Dr. Jodi Scott, a long time runner with a family history of breast cancer.  They discussed the race, exercise and risk factor modification for breast cancer.

LUX Dark Matter Experiment

Apr 5, 2013

Dr. Richard Gaitskell talks about the LUX Dark Matter Experiment. He's the lead researcher on the LUX Dark Matter Experiment in the Homestake Mine.

A Journey Of Healing

Apr 5, 2013

Matt Ellefson, a mechanical engineer, joins Innovation to discuss his journey with cancer. Ellefson, husband and father of five, was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009. Ellefson discusses his journey and how molecular testing of his tumor was part of his treatment.

A New Medicine For Over Active Bladders

Apr 5, 2013

Dr. Matt Barker, urogynecologist with Avera Medical Group Urogynecology discusses a new over the counter medicine for over active bladders. One in six adults suffer from the condition and this is the first time in 30 years a new medicine has come on the market.

Business Launch Boot Camp

Mar 15, 2013

Pam Boehm, Client Services Manager at the South Dakota Technology Business Center, and Shane Thomas and Adam Learing from Beginr Media discuss an entrepreneur program. The Business Launch Boot Camp is a South Dakota Technology Business Center program that helps fast track startup businesses. The boot camp is May 21-23, but the deadline to apply is March 29th. Shane Thomas and Adam Learing participated last year in the program as Propeller.

Research Based Weight Loss Program

Mar 15, 2013

Kim McCoy, director of Profile, joins Innovation to discuss a new weight loss program. Profile is a research based weight loss program that uses technology and coaches to design a life style changing plan for weight loss.

Robotic Gallbladder Procedure

Mar 1, 2013

Tom Fullerton, MD-Surgeon, discusses the use of a single incision robotic gallbladder procedure.

Twin Study, Genetics, And Eppley Cancer Study

Mar 1, 2013

Dr. Gareth Davies, PhD Scientific Director of the Avera Institute for Human Genetics, and Dr. Amy Krie, MD-Oncologist, discuss twin study and a recent cancer study.

CoRDS Symposium

Feb 15, 2013

Liz Donohue, Director for Coordination of Rare Diseases at Sanford (CoRDS), discussed the 3rd annual rare disease symposium.  The symposium is scheduled for March 1, at Sanford Center in Sioux Falls.

Makers: Kathryn Johnson

Feb 15, 2013

Kathryn Johnson is the owner of Johnson Environmental Concepts in Rapid City.  Johnson was appointed to the Board of Regents in 2005 by Governor Mike Rounds.  She currently serves on the 2010 Research & Commercialization Council.  She was federally appointed to the Congressional Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology, and is a member of the National Research Council Committee on Women in Science & Engineering.

Lung Cancer Treatment

Feb 15, 2013

Dr. Fady Jamous, a pulmonologist for Avera Medical Group, discussed a new screening and treatment for lung cancer.  Jamous joined Innovation host Cara Hetland at SDPB's University of Sioux Falls studio.

Night Vision

Feb 1, 2013

Richard Seoane, General Manager for Autoliv Electronics Night Vision, joins Innovation. Seoane discusses how a new night vision system can help you from hitting deer at night.

Ideas Competition

Feb 1, 2013

Ginger Thomson, Economic Development Coordinator for the Brookings Economic Development Corporations, discusses the Ideas Competition in Brookings. Thomson is also an entrepreneur and inventor.

Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Feb 1, 2013

Dr. Charles Tolle, professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, discusses the recent gift of an unmanned ground vehicle to its robotics program.

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Makers: Scientists

Jan 18, 2013

In the final part of Dakota Midday's "Makers" series, Innovation host Cara Hetland spoke with Barbara Szczerbinska, Assistant Professor of Physics at Dakota State University, and Amy Elliott, Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention at Sanford Research/USD.  Szczerbinska and Elliott talked about their careers, their research and their journey as female scientists.

Gareth Davies' Research

Jan 18, 2013

Gareth Davies, PhD with the Avera Institute for Human Genetics discussed his research and his recent trip to speak at The Dutch Royal Academy of Science.

Landsat 8 Launch

Jan 4, 2013
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New EROS Director Frank Kelly discussed the scheduled launch of Landsat 8 on February 11.  The Landsat spacecraft series in the longest continuous Earth imaging program in history (Landsat 1 was launched in 1972). 

Global Soap Project

Jan 4, 2013

Maren Johnson of Watertown celebrated her 18th birthday Friday while also reaching her goal of collecting 18,000 pounds of soap for the Global Soap Project.  Johnson told Innovation about the collection efforts and what will happen with the soap.

Robotic Assisted Surgery

Jan 4, 2013

Sanford Health has received a $2.4 million grant to purchase two robotic-assisted catheterization systems to aid in placing stents and balloons in patients with coronary artery disease.  South Dakota is one of five locations to receive the device.  Dr. Tom Stys talked about the new procedure which Sanford will begin using later this month.

Olympics of Computer Science

Jan 4, 2013

A South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student programming team has qualified for the Olympics of Computer Science in Russia this summer.  It's the fifth time a School of Mines team has qualified for the event.  Student Dean Laganier and Mathematics and Computer Science Department Head Kyle Riley joined SDPB's Cara Hetland on Friday.

Doomsday In America - Or Is It?

Dec 21, 2012

We’re still here – on Innovation, Cara Hetland sits down and talks with Tom Durkin, Deputy Director and Outreach Coordinator of NASA's South Dakota Space Grant Consortium, and Michael Dowding, SDSMT physics instructor, about how NASA addressed doomsday fears and the mathematics of calendars.

World's Smallest Microscope

Dec 7, 2012

SDPB news producer Kealey Bultena joined Innovation host Cara Hetland to discuss her experience in watching Dr. Muslim Atiq perform a procedure using the world's smallest microscope.

CTE Academy

Dec 7, 2012

SDPB News Director Cara Hetland spent Friday visiting with students in the media department at the Career and Technical Education Academy in Sioux Falls.  Hetland hosted BioMed instructor Allison Hutchinson and Engineering instructor Christy Carlson on Innovation.  The CTE Academy is a "Project Lead the Way" school.

Health Issues with American Indians

Nov 9, 2012

Dr. Amy Elliot, PhD, director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention Research at Sanford Research/USD, talks about the health disparities experienced by American Indians in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Dr. Elliot is the principal investigator for the project.