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 ... September 18, 2017 Show 179 Hour 1

Clark Mola was studying to be an industrial engineer at the University of South Dakota when a friend convinced him to apply for Warrant Officer Candidate School. What followed was a 20-year military career that included two tours in Vietnam. Clark and Anita Mola invited us to their home in Rapid City for a conversation about service, sacrifice, and the benefits of a military career. We begin by talking with Clark Mola.

In The Moment ... September 18, 2017 Show 179 Hour 1

Clark Mola served two tours in Vietnam. Anita Mola served as well. The two were married before he ever deployed. Anita stayed in South Dakota, raising the couple’s daughter and writing letters to Clark overseas. The couple welcomed us to their home in Rapid City. You can see a digital short of Anita and Clark, complete with film footage from the era on our Facebook page or website. Head over to sdpb.org/Vietnam. But first, here are a few of Anita Mola's memories of war.

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In The Moment ... September 15, 2017 Show 178 Hour 1

Jami Lynn is essential listening in South Dakota and beyond. With folk, jazz, and roots influences, she honors traditional music while creating her own unique sound. Jami Lynn joins us for live music and conversation.

Find more at: http://jamilynnmusic.com/

See Jami Lynn live:

Saturday, September 16 at 1 p.m., Rhythm at the Rapids in Dell Rapids

Sunday the 17th, Strawbale Winery in Renner at 1 p.m.

See The Nesters live:

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In The Moment ... September 15, 2017 Show 178 Hour 1

When we look at the history of white supremacist organizations in America, it's easy to point a finger at the American South. Ken Stewart says we don't have to look any farther than South Dakota. Stewart is Archives Research Administrator for the South Dakota State Historical Society.  Tomorrow at 2 p.m., Stewart speaks at the historic AME Allen Chapel in Yankton.  He'll discusses the rise of the Ku Klux Klan in South Dakota in the 1920s.

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In The Moment ... September 14, 2017 Show 177 Hour 2

SDPB’s Fritz Miller and SDPB staffers have traveled across the state, bringing screenings of “The Vietnam War” to communities and meeting with veterans. As we prepare for the landmark Ken Burns documentary, we take time to reflect on conversations with South Dakotans impacted by the Viet Nam War.

Dr. Holm is the Prairie Doc. See him Thursday’s at 7 p.m. Central Time on SDPB. Today he joins us to talk about longevity and the three things you can do for vibrant health today.

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In The Moment ... September 14, 2017 Show 177 Hour 1

Arthur C. Jones is a professor in the department of musicology, ethnomusicology, and theory at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. He is the founder of the Spirituals Project—a nonprofit organization working to preserve and revitalize the music and social justice teachings of African American spirituals. In January of 2017, Jones spoke with SDPB’s Lori Walsh about the importance of preserving this specific piece of musical history. They begin with the origin of his research.

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In The Moment ... September 13, 2017 Show 176 Hour 2

Do divisions within a state political party impact you? What's the definition of conservatism? The Dakota Political Junkies join us today to dig in to a few of the state's top political headlines. Today we welcome Seth Tupper, enterprise reporter for the Rapid City Journal, and John Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader.

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In The Moment ... September 13, 2017 Show 176 Hour 1

The most successful interplanetary exploration is about to come to an end. Almost everything we know about Saturn we learned from Cassini. And, on September 15, the spacecraft takes its final plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn as scientists place bets on how long Cassini will send data before disintegrating. Tonight on SDPB-TV, you can watch the new NOVA special "Death Dive to Saturn." Joining us with more is producer Paula Apsell.

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In The Moment ... September 12, 2017 Show 175 Hour 1

The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. David Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He's an internationally renowned geologist who studies landscape evolution. His latest book is called "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life." He's coming to Sioux Falls for the 20-17 South Dakota Association Conservation Districts Annual Convention. That's September 17 through the 19. But first he stops by In the Moment.

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In The Moment ... September 12, 2017 Show 175 Hour 2

Tonight SDPB-TV  brings you the special 90-minute broadcast premier of FRONTLINE's "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail." It's the saga of a Chinese-American family who own and operate Abacus Federal Savings in New York's Chinatown and became the only American bank prosecuted as a result of the 2008 financial crisis. We welcome filmmaker Steve James to the program.

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In The Moment ... September 11, 2107 Show 174 Hour 2

As fliers associated with white supremacy make their way to South Dakota (some were recently found in Sioux Falls) state residents are reminded that neo-Nazi sentiments are not a thing of the past. How do we address nationalism, racism, and Nazi sympathies today? We begin with a look at history.

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In The Moment ... September 11, 2017 Show 174 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... September 8, 2017 Show 173 Hour 1

We begin the program with this week's Moment in Sound. You can head to the Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls tonight for the Four Winds Festival. The Tinder Box plays live. Chad Konrad is a member of The Tinder Box as well as an audio engineer for The White Wall Sessions, now in its fifth season. He joins us for live music and conversation.

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In The Moment ... September 7, 2017 Show 172 Hour 2

We begin the hour with Retired Brigadier General Robert Benson. You can hear him speak about his more than 30-year career with the South Dakota National Guard this weekend as part of the South Dakota Veterans forum. That's 9 a.m. to 11, mountain time at the South Dakota Air and Space Museum.

Dr. Richard Holm is host and creator of On Call With the Prairie Doc. He joins us to preview tonight's program on SDPB-TV with the theme of dental care for the elderly. 

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In The Moment ... September 7, 2017 Show 172 Hour 1

Should the Law School at the University of South Dakota relocate to Sioux Falls? A committee continues to seek input about the option, and SDPB's Jackie Hendry was in the room for the second meeting, yesterday in Sioux Falls.

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In The Moment ... September 6, 2017 Show 171 Hour 2

South Dakota State Senator Billie Sutton joins us for a look at his campaign to become South Dakota’s 33rd governor. We talk about his platform, grassroots economic development in the state, and his plan to tackle corruption in state government.

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In The Moment ... September 6, 2017 Show 71 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... September 5, 2017 Show 170 Hour 2

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In The Moment ... September 5, 2017 Show 170 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... September 1, 2017 Show 169 Hour 1

Sioux Falls based singer/songwriter Meriweather Raindelay is featured in this week’s Moment in Sound.  It’s a favorite segment from February 3.

SDPB’s Chynna Lockett visits with a Sioux Falls oil painter – a renaissance artist.

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In The Moment ... August 31, 2017 Show 168 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm is known as the Prairie Doc. You can see his television program on SDPB-TV tonight. Tonight's episode is titled "Scratches, Sores, and Bumps on the Skin" and begins at 7 Central 6 Mountain.

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In The Moment ... August 31, 2017 Show 168 Hour 1

Reducing campaign finance limits was a main part to a voter approved ethics reform package that got repealed during the last state legislative session. Contribution limits were returned to the caps that existed before the last election. As a concession lawmakers set up a summer study group to take a look at campaign finance limits and come up with possible legislation to consider next session. SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us from in Rapid City to tell us more about what direction future campaign finance in the state may look like.

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In The Moment ... August 30, 2017 Show 167 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies Tackle GEAR UP, South Dakota's e-commerce law, a new mayoral candidate in Sioux Falls and Trey Gowdy's endorsement of Kristi Noem for governor.

Representatives of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute detail OLLI's 10-year anniversary.

Erik Helland of Landscape Garden Centers in Sioux Falls joins for In The Moment's bi-weekly gardening and horticulture segment.

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In The Moment ... August 30, 2017 Show 167 Hour 1

Author/mediator Douglas E. Noll visited with Prairie Public's Doug Hamilton on Monday.  Noll has written, "De-Escalate: How to Calm an Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less."

Sioux Falls businessman Jeff Schershligt is one of the new inductees of the South Dakota Hall of Fame.  He has specialized in insurance and risk management.

SDPB's Nate Wek details an upcoming documentary about Rapid City Post 22 baseball.  The premiere is scheduled for early October.

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In The Moment ... August 29, 2017 Show 166 Hour 2

Tim Schorn is the Director of International Studies and professor of political science at the University of South Dakota.He's with us today to talk about Afghanistan, ISIS and North Korea.

As you may have seen on ESPN there was a little league team from Sioux Falls competing in Williamsport. The team is coached by Jeff Riley and he joins us once again via telephone.

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In The Moment ... August 29, 2017 Show 166 Hour 1

Lee Rainie is the director of internet and technology research at the Pew Research Center in Washington D.C.  He's also the former managing editor of U.S. News and World Report.  Rainie speaks at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology today as part of the Black Hills Knowledge Network's Knowledge at Noon Speaker Series.  His presentation is titled "Facts, Public Trust and the Future of the Internet."

SDPB’s Jackie Hendry details the surprising history of Lakota performers in Brussels.

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In The Moment ... August 28, 2017 Show 165 Hour 2

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In The Moment ... August 28, 2017 Show 165 Hour 1

Students at Harrisburg High School are soon going to be able to participate in an early college program which would allow them to earn college credit at no cost to them while still in high school. Joining us today to expand on this program is Superintendent of the Harrisburg school District Jim Holbeck. Welcome to In The Moment.

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In The Moment ... August 25, 2017 Show 164 Hour 1

The Eugene, Oregon based duo Lake Toba performs at this weekend's Miner Music Festival in Hill City. First, they stopped by SDPB's new Black Hills Bureau to play the space's first live music session on Moment in Sound.

South Dakota writer and musician Eliza Blue offers an August postcard from the prairie.

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In The Moment ... August 24, 2017 Show 163 Hour 1

What's the legacy of Vietnam in South Dakota? How has our cultural and political landscape been changed by combat veterans, by the music and art of the time, and by those who raised their voices in opposition to the war? Gervase Hittle lives in Hill City. He joins us to talk about Kent State, Vietnam, and become a human being instead of a USMC rifleman.

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