In The Moment

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In the Moment is SDPB’s daily news and culture magazine program. We have a deeply rooted sense of place, and that place is South Dakota. In the Moment features authentic conversations with news makers, scholars, artists, and everyday South Dakotans. We bring you world-class radio storytelling featuring the highest journalistic integrity. We tell true stories of our state and true stories of people who are doing something or creating something for a reason. We tell these stories with intelligence, fairness, compassion and imagination. We bring our listeners into the conversations and keep them In the Moment.

Keep up with Lori Walsh by reading her "In the Margins" blog at www.sdpb.org/margins.

In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 1

The South Dakota Council of Juvenile Services helps establish the state's policies for juvenile issues and funding. The council has elected a new chair. Beth O'Toole was appointed to her fifth three-year term by Governor Dennis Daugaard in 2017.

She is a professor of social science and criminal justice at University of Sioux Falls. She recently took a group of USF students to Hawaii, where they watched history unfold during a false-alarm ballistic missile alert.

Lori Walsh

Harry Bliss is an award-winning children's author and illustrator and a cover artist and cartoonist for "New Yorker" magazine. His book "Grace for Gus" is released this week. It's a graphic picture book, where the story of a young girl in New York is told almost exclusively via comic panels.

It features a guinea pig, an economic challenge, visual humor that pays loving tribute to New York, cartooning, children's literature, and the arts.

Harry Bliss is a frequent visitor to the South Dakota Festival of Books. He joined us from his home studio in Vermont.

NASA, via Joachim Becker/SpaceFacts.de Credit Joachim Becker/SpaceFacts.de / NASA

In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 2

During his long career in radio broadcasting, Chuck Anderson recorded and saved more than 500 hours of recorded conversations. The collection is an archive of stories and anecdotes that capture the essence of our state in the voices of its people.

KDLT

In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 2

KDLT Sports Director Mark Ovenden joins the program to share his experiences at the Super Bowl.

In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 2

It's estimated that recreation along Lake Oahe generates upwards of $20 million annually. The resources in the reservoir, along with those in Lake Sharp, Francis Case, and Lewis and Clark further downstream, are managed by South Dakota Game Fish and Parks.

Staff members from the agency were guests on a recent South Dakota Focus to discuss the Lake Oahe Management plan and the issues that linger from the Missouri River Flood in 2011.

In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 2

South Dakota state epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton provides the current influenza update, and we discuss why South Dakotans resist calling in sick to work.

Big Stock

In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 1

Joseph Bottum is director of the Classics Institute. It's a think-tank at Dakota State University that explores the promises and dangers of computer technology.

He recently wrote a piece for "The Weekly Standard" called "The Immorality of Bad Software Design."

Variety.com

In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 1

We recap the commercials from this year's Super Bowl with Bob Kolt, president and CEO of Kolt Communications and a Professor of Advertising and Public Relations at Michigan State University.
 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... February 2, 2018 Show 269 Hour 1

The South Dakota State Poetry Society has announced the winners of their annual contest. The winner in the Landscape Category is none other than SDPB's own Katy Beam.

Here is Katy Beam reading her award-winning poem, "Fortress Instructions."

In The Moment ... February 2, 2018 Show 269 Hour 1

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performs this weekend in the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. The concert is Saturday, February 3rd at 7:30 p.m.

Maestro Delta David Gier and South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Youth Orchestra music director Thomas Fortner are with us.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 31, 2018 Show 267 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us to discuss the State One Act Play Festival which is happening this weekend at the Brandon Valley High School in Brandon. He also has a little fun regarding the big game taking place on Sunday.

Tri State Museum

In The Moment ... January 31, 2018 Show 267 Hour 2

The next event in the Spring Turtle Soup Lecture series is "The History of Saloons." You can head over for the noon presentation this Friday, February 2nd at the Journey Museum Learning Center in Rapid City.

Kristi Thielen is the director of the Tri-State Museum and Visitor Center in Belle Fourche. She's also a writer and playwright.

Savor Dakota

Feb 1, 2018
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In The Moment ... January 31, 2018 Show 267 Hour 2

The second season of Savor Dakota is underway at SDPB Television. You can see a new episode tomorrow, February 1st, at 8:30 Central / 7:30 Mountain.

Joining us is chef and host MJ Adams along with SDPB producer Melissa Hamersma Sievers.

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In The Moment ... January 31, 2018 Show 267 Hour 2

Seth Tupper from the Rapid City Journal and Jonathan Ellis from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader join us today for the weekly Dakota Political Junkies segment.

In The Moment ... February 1, 2018 Show 268 Hour 2

Stephanie Rissler has been covering the South Dakota Legislature for over 2 decades. She is also the host of South Dakota Focus on SDPB TV. Today, Stephanie joins us to talk about a few things going on in Pierre.

In The Moment ... February 1, 2018 Show 268 Hour 2

Becoming a homeowner can feel like a distant dream for some college graduates, but a new program in South Dakota is attempting to change that.

The South Dakota Housing Development Authority is offering the new Grants for Grads program to help graduates put money down on their first home in the state.  SDPB's Jackie Hendry joins In The Moment with details.

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In The Moment ... February 1, 2018 Show 268 Hour 2

Tonight at 7:00 Central, 6:00 Mountain on SDPB-TV, it's On Call with the Prairie Doc. Bugs Around Us That Bug Us is the title of tonight's show. Dr. Richard Holm is the Prairie Doc and he talks ticks with SDPB's Chris Laughery.

Kevin Woster

Feb 1, 2018

In The Moment ... February 1, 2018 Show 268 Hour 1

Kevin Woster writes the On the Other Hand blog for SDPB. He discusses a pair of posts on today's show. First, Woster discusses former governor Bill Janklow's role in the world of senior dental care.  Woster then turns the focus to a recent Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) rally he attended at Pine Ridge.

On the Other Hand

In The Moment ... February 1, 2018 Show 268 Hour 1

Four Augustana University professors are collaborating on a multi-discipline project. It's aimed at addressing historical trauma and its impact on preterm birth in Native American women.

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In The Moment ... January 31, 2018 Show 267 Hour 1

In Tuesday January 30th's State of the Union Address, President Trump celebrated renewed confidence in the American economy. In January's State of the State Address, Governor Dennis Daugaard reported flat sales tax growth and lean times in South Dakota.

Today we welcome another voice to help us understand the economy.

Julie Stackhouse is Executive Vice President and managing officer of Supervision, Credit, Community Development and Learning Innovation for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

In The Moment ... January 30, 2018 Show 266 Hour 2

House Bill 1199 has straightforward language. It's an act to prohibit collective bargaining by employees of the Board of Regents.

We first spoke with South Dakota Speaker of the House Mark Mickelson about the effort on Januay 23rd.

Today we welcome another voice on the topic. Mary McCorkle is president of the South Dakota Education Association. She's a language arts teacher from Mobridge.

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In The Moment ... January 30, 2018 Show 266 Hour 2

Schools in South Dakota hope to prepare students to seamlessly take their next step, to a higher grade or to enter the work force.

But South Dakota is one of a hand full of states that does not have a state funded and administered pre-school programs to prepare children for the first step into kindergarten.

kelo.com

In The Moment ... January 30, 2018 Show 266 Hour 1

Yesterday we talked about tourism in the state, including the places you can go right here in South Dakota. Today we talk about how you're going to get there.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation paves the way and coordinates services to help travelers and goods get from here to there. South Dakota Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist discusses the state's roads and bridges.

keloland.com

In The Moment ... January 30, 2018 Show 266 Hour 1

Dennis Johnson has been in law enforcement for more than four decades. He's been the Lincoln County sheriff for the last 20 years and plans on retiring soon. He visits about changes in policing a growing Lincoln County.

nasa.gov

In The Moment ... January 30, 2018 Show 266 Hour 1

Get ready for a lunar trifecta. That's when a total lunar eclipse, a blue moon and a super moon occur at the same time. We haven't seen one in 35 years and you won't see it again until 2037. Set your alarm! It's going to happen tomorrow. NASA scientist Michelle Thaller explains this event.

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In The Moment ... January 31, 2018 Show 267 Hour 1

On June 5, South Dakotans head to the polls to vote in the statewide primary election. Shantel Krebs wants your vote to be the Republican candidate for U.S. House.

Krebs grew up as a fourth generation farm kid near Arlington in Kingsbury County. She graduated with a business degree from Dakota State University. She's served as a legislator in the State House and Senate. Her current role is as South Dakota's Secretary of State.
 

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... January 29, 2017 Show 265 Hour 2

Poets in the Watertown area have an invitation to gather on the first Friday of the month to discuss poetry. Lawrence Diggs is with us today. He's on the South Dakota Arts Council's roster for artists in schools and communities. He's active in the South Dakota State Poetry Society and edits their quarterly journal Four Quarters to a Section. He also founded the International Vinegar Museum and brought the book "Pros and Cons" to publication.

Dacotah Prairie Museum

In The Moment ... January 29, 2018 Show 265 Hour 2

It became one of the most successful independent telephone companies in American history, and it was launched on the Dakota prairie by a German immigrant with a vision for business and only one arm.

On today's Images of the Past, we meet JLW Zietlow. Joining us for the story is Sue Gates, director of the Dacotah Prairie Museum.

In The Moment ... January 29, 2018 Show 265 Hour 1

Heidi Marttila-Losure is the owner of Dakotafire Media. Her new book is called "Sky Theater." It's a collection of opinion writing from her time as editor of Dakotafire Magazine. She joins us to discuss the urban-rural divide and why coming home matters.

Michael Zimny

In The Moment ... January 29, 2018 Show 265 Hour 1

A new series of classes is about to begin for those interested in geology in the Black Hills.

This will include how to use geological maps and tools along with features and fossils unique to the Black Hills. Alvis Lisenbee, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.

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