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.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 24, 2017 Show 163 Hour 2

What makes a city thrive in 2017? Hani Shafai is the president of Dream Design International. He joins us to talk about development in the private sector in Rapid City. It’s a conversation about affordable housing, how a new generation lives and works, and overcoming hardship.

Dr. Richard Holm is the Prairie Doc. See his program on SDPB-TV. Today we talk about eye health.

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In The Moment ... August 23, 2107 Show 162 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper (Rapid City Journal reporter) and Jon Hunter (Madison Daily Leader publisher) join us for our weekly round-table conversation about South Dakota politics. Today we talk about self-described “Wingnuts,” non-partisan elections, citizen democracy, and national calls to tear down a presidential statue in Rapid City.

Author Paul Higbee is with us for a look at South Dakota’s “Cowboy Governor” Tom Berry. We talk dustbowls, debt, and Democrats.

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In The Moment ... August 23, 2107 Show 162 Hour 1

How has the way America uses jails changed over the years? What reforms are needed in the future? What reforms are needed urgently? The Safety and Justice Challenge is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. It's goal is to help communities find ways to reduce over-incarceration. Today we welcome Rapid City Chief of Police Karl Jegeris and Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom.

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In The Moment ... August 22, 2017 Show 161 Hour 1

Mike Diedrich is VP Governmental Affairs from Regional Health. He joins us to discuss the future of healthcare in South Dakota, implications of the Affordable Care Act, and more.

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In The Moment ... August 22, 2017 Show 161 Hour 2

The school supplies fly off the shelves, and the bulletin boards are stapled in place. Lori Simon is superintendent of the Rapid City School District. She joins us to talk about the districts new strategic plan.

Kobee Stadler is the new Visitor Services Program Manager at Custer State Park and Lydia Austin is the Interpretive Programs Manager. From the annual buffalo roundup to a new children’s center, they join us today for a look at what's ahead in Custer State Park.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 21, 2017 Show 160 Hour 2

A new Honors program at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology invites highly motivated students to seek a deeper education, one that's tied closely to the challenges of the real world. We're joined by Dr. Scott Kenner and Dr. Demitris Kouris from SDSMT.

Shon Anderson is with B9Creations, an international 3D printer company based in Rapid City. He joins us to talk about building an international business from the Black Hills of South Dakota and building a culture of innovation and imagination.

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In The Moment ... August 21, 2017 Show 160 Hour 1

The South Dakota Board of Technical Education was formed July 1st after the passage of Amendment R. Dana Dykhouse serves as board president. He joins us for a conversation about workforce development in the state and about how the technical school grads of today just might become the small business owners and entrepreneurs of South Dakota’s tomorrow.

In The Moment ... African Children's Choir

Aug 18, 2017
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In The Moment ... August 18, 2017 Show 159 Hour 1

The African Children's Choir returns to South Dakota to bring smiles and spread cheer through their music and dance.  The Choir performs in Dell Rapids on August 23 and in Brookings on August 25.  Heidi Moen, a South Dakota resident, books North American tour dates for the African Children's Choir.  She joins In The Moment to visit about the tour and the Choir's mission.

A group of South Dakotans is striving to keep the wool industry alive. SDPB's Chynna Lockett reports from Rapid City.

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In The Moment ... August 17,2017 Show 158 Hour 1

Twenty-five years ago, agreement was reached on the North American Free Trade Agreement. It’s a trade pact that gradually eliminated most tariffs and trade barriers between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Has NAFTA been good or bad for the U.S.? Has it been good or bad for South Dakota? Today we welcome Russell Green. He’s a Will Clayton Fellow in International Economics for Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 17,2017 Show 158 Hour 2

What’s the impact of war on higher education? Today we welcome University of Sioux Falls professor Stephen Jackson. He’s been at work exploring the impact of World War II on the University of Sioux Falls. Dr. Jackson’s research will appear alongside other scholars’ work in the book “Denominational Higher Education During World War II.” The book focuses on the framing of faith and war, service to the nation, and the dynamics of the denominational campus during the war years.

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In The Moment ... August 16, 2017 Show 157 Hour 2

Roger Whittle is Managing Editor of the Watertown Public Opinion. Dana Ferguson is a political watchdog reporter with the Argus Leader. This week on the Dakota Political Junkies we discuss hate groups in America and the role of public officials to address their actions publicly. We also talk tax reform and news from DakotaFest.

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In The Moment ... August 16, 2017 Show 157 Hour 1

What makes a successful presidency? How soon should we judge the mark a president makes on the nation? How does a president's legacy change once viewed through the lens of history and perspective? Sean Flynn is a history and political science professor at Dakota Wesleyan University. He recently participated in the five day 20th Century Presidency seminar. He joins us to talk vision. Legislative legacy, and the hallmarks of American leadership.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 15, 2017 Show 156 Hour 2

In February, we talked with filmmaker Matt Ornstein about his documentary "Accidental Courtesy." It follows an aging African American musician whose hobby is to befriend and convert members of the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups in America. It's a controversial concept. Should those who preach racism and violence be treated with patience and respect? What is our moral responsibility in the shadow of hate?

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In The Moment ... August 15, 2017 Show 156 Hour 1

Attorney General Marty Jackley announced last week that his office is joining several other attorneys general in asking the U-S Supreme Court to hear a case on the Establishment Clause. The Establishment Clause prohibits the government from establishing an official religion. The case, which has made it all the way to the country's highest court, originated in Bloomfield, New Mexico, where a monument of the Ten Commandments is placed on city property. SDPB's Lee Strubinger talked with Attorney General Jackley.

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In The Moment ... August 14, 2017 Show 155 Hour 2

Get ready to head for the Hills. In the Moment is in Deadwood for the South Dakota Festival of Books in September. We hope to see you there. Today we get a preview of the state's premier literary event. Jennifer Widman is the director of the Center for the Book with the South Dakota Humanities Council.

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In The Moment ... August 14, 2017 Show 155 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... August 11, 2017 Show 154 Hour 1

What draws you to American roots music? What draws you into deeper relationship with other human beings? Musicians Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter find inspiration in the brokenness and vulnerability of humanity.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 10, 2017 Show 153 Hour 2

What do you wish you knew about autism? What are the next keys to unlocking the complex puzzle for families? Dr. Suma Jacob is a double board-certified psychiatrist. She is the director of the Autism Research Program at the University of Minnesota. She joins us for a conversation about autism and genetic research.

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In The Moment ... August 10, 2017 Show 153 Hour 1

The death of musician Glen Campbell this week has many South Dakotans talking about Alzheimer's. Campbell waged a public battle against the disease. Leslie Morrow is the state director for the Alzheimer's Association. We talk with her about lifting the stigma of Alzheimer’s and how and when to seek screening.

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In The Moment ... August 9, 2017 Show 152 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies are a rotating panel of some of the most insightful and experienced political journalists in the state. Today we welcome Denise Ross and Jonathan Ellis for a conversation about tax reform, the leadership of U.S. Senator John Thune, the ABC settlement with BPI and more.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 9, 2017 Show 152 Hour 1

What's the role of music in literacy? What's the role of hip hop in American culture? REACH Literacy in Sioux Falls hosts a Music Master Class, the hip-hop edition,  this Thursday, August 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Prairie Berry East Bank in Sioux Falls. We’re joined by REACH Literacy executive director Paige Carda and Dr. Derrick Robinson, Assistant Professor of Education Leadership at the University of South Dakota.

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In the Moment ... August 8, 2017 Show 151 Hour 2

Garrison Keillor brings the Prairie Home Love and Comedy Tour to the Washington Pavilion on Friday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. Keillor hosted the radio variety show "Prairie Home Companion” from 1974 to 2016 before retiring to spend more time writing. He writes a column for the Washington Post. Host Lori Walsh spent time with Garrison Keillor last week. They talked about writing, radio, and the never-ending delights of the Minnesota State Fair.

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In The Moment ... August 8, 2017 Show 151 Hour 1

Where should we put the state's only law school? Declining applicants, smaller classes, and concerns about life after law school are just a few reasons the University of South Dakota is taking the relocation of the Law School into consideration. While the proposed move would land the school just an hour north of Vermillion in Sioux Falls, the question resulted in a five-hour task force panel that ended in plans for the next meeting. SDPB's Jackie Hendry covered the proceedings, and she's here with highlights.

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In The Moment ... August 7, 2017 Show 150 Hour 2

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In The Moment ... August 7, 2017 Show 150 Hour 1

South Dakota ends the 2017 fiscal year with a nearly $8 million surplus.  Despite revenues being lower than expected the state cut enough spending to prevent a deficit.  SDPB's Andrew Bork looks at the specific categories of the state budget to explain how it happened.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 4, 2017 Show 149 Hour 1

The 2017 Folk Off winner for the Sioux River Folk Fest is Lil’ Red and the Medicated Moose Band. They're a married musical couple and they're joining us live from our studios at the University of South Dakota for this week's Moment in Sound. They play at Sioux River Folk Fest in Canton tonight at 6 p.m.

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In The Moment ... August 3, 2017 Show 148 Hour 1

Deb Peters is a South Dakota state senator. She serves on the Government Operations and Audit Committee. She's also president elect of the National Conference of State Legislatures. In that role, she recently traveled to Washington to testify against the No Regulation without Representation Act. We talk about the balance between federal oversight and state sovereignty, then Peters provides an update on the Government Operations and Audit Committee's summer meetings.

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In The Moment ... August 3, 2017 Show 148 Hour 2

Today in Sioux Falls, the first workshop of the Western Governors' Workforce Development Initiative is underway. It's the central policy initiative of South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard's term as chair of the Western Governors' Association. It seeks to bridge the gap between workers and employers in the west in the hopes of building a more vibrant regional economy. This morning Governor Daugaard addressed the audience. We bring you Governor Daugaard's remarks from this morning.

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In The Moment ... August 2, 2017 Show 147 Hour 2

We welcome Dakota Political Junkies Dana Ferguson with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and Seth Tupper with the Rapid City Journal. This week we discuss the power of a typo to derail a ballot measure and more.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 2, 2017 Show 147 Hour 1

As international experts predict North Korea could develop a workable missile with a reliable warhead by early next year, Americans consider, once again, what it means to live in the shadow of nuclear weapons. We welcome author and Washington Post reporter Dan Zak. His book is called "Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age." It's now in paperback.

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