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.

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.

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Nov 9, 2012

Next week in November is Global Entrepreneurship week and Barb Heller joins Innovation to discuss her program and the events on campus.

Higher Education - Preparing Future Teachers

Oct 12, 2012

Greg Francom, Assistant Professor of E-Learning at Northern State University, and Mark Geary, Assistant Professor of Technology and Literacy at Dakota State University, talk about the future for incoming teachers and how they can adapt to the new technology in their schools.

Figuring out the New Technology

Oct 12, 2012

School district leaders don't have an easy task when trying to implement new technologies to benefit student learning. They have to figure out which technologies work best at which grade levels, in which subjects - and with which teachers. That's why one South Dakota school district designates some of its money to a grant program where teachers take on the challenge of enhancing education in their own classrooms.

Individualized Technology in the Classroom

Oct 12, 2012

Jordan Braa from the Lennox School District and Chris Martin from the Harrisburg School District are incorporating more individualized technology into classrooms. Some, like Harrisburg, use iPads or iPods for specific lessons. Others are putting laptops in the hands of each student. That's something Lennox is offering their high schoolers this year.

Ross Chapin

Sep 17, 2012

Ross Chapin talks about his program  Pocket Neighborhoods.   Ross Chapin is an internationally acclaimed architect, land planner and author from Whidbey Island, north of Seattle.  He has designed dozens of neighborhood plans across the US and Canada.  He is also the author of the book Pocket Neighborhoods:  Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World.   

Brooke Orcutt is a Plain Green Conference committee member.  She discusses the conference and projects throughout the year.

Lisa Taylor  talks about her program City Farming For Everyone!  Lisa Taylor is the author of Your Farm in the City:  An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals.  She lives in Shoreline, Washington and spends most of her days growing and eating plants with children.  She is the Children’s Education Program Manager for Seattle Tilth. 

Matthew Hein

Sep 17, 2012

Matthew Hein discusses Energy Audits:  How to Capitalize on Their Value.  Matt Hein is an Energy Engineer and analyzes energy systems.