In The Moment

Weekdays 11:00am CT - 1:00pm CT/10:00am MT - Noon MT

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

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 6, 2018 Show 310 Hour 1

Minneapolis-based artist Chris "Heatwave" Holm plays Crow Peak Brewery in Spearfish tonight. Tomorrow you can see him live at Hay Camp Brewing in Rapid City.

Chris also fronts the roots rock & roll band The Fattenin' Frogs and psychedelic blues rock duo Heatwave & Landman.

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

In The Moment ... April 6, 2018 Show 310 Hour 1

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra is in concert this weekend in the Great Hall of the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

We're joined now by Maestro Delta David Gier, bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann, and composer Paul Moravec.

In The Moment ... April 6, 2018 Show 310 Hour 1

Senator John Thune says Congress will start marking up the 2018 farm bill early next month.

Washington lawmakers have between now and September 30 to finalize and reauthorize agreements on conservation, commodities and SNAP benefits--otherwise known as food stamps.

Senator John Thune traveled to Rapid City and Sioux Falls this week for round-table discussions with farm and ranch leaders across the state.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us to unpack those discussions.

In The Moment ... April 5, 2018 Show 308 Hour 2

Jill Bormann joins the SDSU Speaker Series with the lecture "A Mind, Body, Spiritual Stress-Buster: Would YOU Like One?

She's a research health scientist and clinical nurse specialist in adult psychiatric-mental health nursing. She is an expert in stress management and was recognized nationally in 2017 as a lead innovator in the field.

In the Moment ... April 5, 2018 Show  308 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm joins us for the weekly checkup. Today we discuss pediatrics.

Jackie Hendry

In the Moment ... April 5, 2018 Show  308 Hour 2

SDPB Education reporter Jackie Hendry kicks off a month-long look at international students in South Dakota higher education. Watch for continuing coverage throughout April as she explores the impact on the state economy as well as on communities, on colleges and universities, and on students who study side by side with scholars from across the globe.

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... April 5, 2018 Show  308 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster writes about crime and punishment and the role of journalists in covering executions in his latest blog post. You can find it at

In the Moment ... April 5, 2018 Show  308 Hour 1

Healers, speakers, and vendors convene at the 4th Annual Black Hills Mind Body Spirit event in Rapid City.

This year's gathering is is at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center on April 7th and 8th.

We're joined now by co-founders Daniella D'Amore and Brock Bell.

In the Moment ... April 5, 2018 Show  308 Hour 1

Robin Duncan is CEO and founder of the R.D. Duncan Institute for Professional Development. He facilitates group conversations and he's presenting at the AME Allen Chapel in Yankton this Saturday, April 7th at 2 p.m. CST. His talk is called "Under Our Skin: A Discussion About Race."


In the Moment ... April 4, 2018 Show 308 Hour 2

Today we welcome Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle and J.J. Perry to the program.

Roger Whittle is Watertown Public Opinion managing editor. J.J. Perry is Executive Editor for Aberdeen American News.

Chris Laughery

In the Moment ... April 4, 2018 Show 308 Hour 2

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us weekly with your Sports and Recreation update. Steve Zwemke sat down with Nate last week to talk about the ongoing conversation about replacing the Barnett Arena in Rapid City.

In the Moment ... April 4, 2018 Show 308 Hour 2

The Moth brings its first live event to South Dakota, Thursday, April 12 at 7:30 at the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls.

The premise is simple: True stories, told live. Like moths gathering around a flame, listeners gather around the light and truth of the storyteller.

Today on In the Moment, we welcome Moth storyteller and host Dame Wilburne.

King's Last March

Apr 4, 2018

Special programming for Hour 1 of In The Moment 4/4/18

Images Of The Past With Brian Gevik

Apr 3, 2018
Bill Groethe

In the Moment ... April 3, 2018 Show 307 Hour 2

Bill Groethe photographed the last survivors of the Little Big Horn in 1948.  SDPB's Brian Gevik discusses the photo's and Groethe's interesting career.

In The Moment ... April 3, 2018 Show 307 Hour 1

Believe it or not in 1943 the U.S. military realized that it didn't have the facilities or the personnel to train pilots, navigators & bombardiers. Given that time, one would be led to believe that would be a problem. Today we talk about the CTD program. Terry Neil King and Paul Higbee are In The Moment ...

In The Moment ... April 3, 2018 Show 307 Hour 1

We all are curious to a degree whether or not we are susceptible to certain diseases or cancers genetically. There are a few different ways for us to determine that. Dr. Cassie Hajek is a medical geneticist with Sanford Health's Imagenetics.

In The Moment ... April 3, 2018 Show 307 Hour 1

Today we welcome South Dakota's epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton. Influenza A may be behind us but there may be more on the horizon.

Dana Dykhouse On Philanthropy

Mar 30, 2018

In The Moment ... March 30, 2018 Show 306 Hour 1

First PREMIER Bank CEO Dana Dykhouse spoke to guests at the Morning Fill Up Friday at the Garage in Rapid City. He discussed philanthropy and economic development in South Dakota. After the Morning Fill Up, presented by the Numad Group, he joined SDPB's Steve Zwemke for more discussion on In The Moment.

In The Moment ... March 30, 2018 Show 306 Hour 1

Eliza Blue brings us this months Postcard From the Prairie.

You can hear more from Eliza by visiting her website

In The Moment ... March 27, 2018 Show 305 Hour 1

A new episode of On the Media – produced in partnership with The Guardian – takes a look at the struggles and failures of the media's handling of white supremacists groups, both in the past year and over the past century.

SDPB brings you the episode in its entirety at Noon Central, 11 Mountain today.

Lori Walsh talked with On the Media's Jesse Brenneman and "The Guardian's" Lois Beckett about the episode.

In The Moment ... March 27, 2018 Show 305 Hour 1

Sean Sherman is originally from Pine Ridge. He's now known as the Sioux Chef, and he's credited with revitalizing and re-imagining Native American cuisine.

He's just been named as a  20-18 Bush Fellow and his 20-17 cookbook "The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen" is one of three nominees for a 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award in the American category.

In The Moment ... March 27, 2018 Show 305 Hour 1

We begin the hour with a look at news from Pierre. SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us from the Black Hills Bureau.


In The Moment ... March 26, 2018 Show 304 Hour 2

Today we discuss the recent data privacy crisis at Facebook. Joining us for analysis: Joseph Bottum, Ph.D. from Dakota State University, Kent Osborne, host of SDPB's Tech Radio, and Heather Benson, SDPB's Social Media Specialist.

Jackie Hendry

In The Moment ... March 26, 2018 Show 304 Hour 1

Dr. Armik Mirzayan and keynote Speaker Dr. Brenda Romero join the program today to discuss a conference that allows undergraduate students a chance to present their research.

NCAA Hockey In Sioux Falls

Mar 26, 2018
Steve Zwemke

In The Moment ... March 26, 2018 Show 304 Hour 1

In another first for South Dakota, the Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls was the site for the NCAA Men's Hockey West Regional over the weekend where upsets ruled the day.

The University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs got by Air Force 2-1 in Saturday's championship game.  UMD moves on to the NCAA Frozen Four in two weeks at St. Paul, Minnesota.

In The Moment co-producer Steve Zwemke returns with insights on the tournament and hockey in South Dakota.

In The Moment ... March 26, 2018 Show 304 Hour 1

Join acclaimed pianist Javor Bračić for a fresh experience of classical music. It's called "The Art of Listening" and it invites audiences to do more than simply sit in the seats. The "Art of Listening" is an interactive tour through the essential works, concepts, and characters of classical music

The performance is March 26 at 6 p.m. MT in Meier Hall on the Black Hills State University campus in Spearfish.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 23, 2018 Show 303 Hour 1

Sioux Falls musician Darin Kaihoi joins us for this week's Moment in Sound. His new EP is called Used to Live Here.

Kaiser Family Foundation

In The Moment ... March 23, 2018 Show 303 Hour 1

In 2017, public polling showed that fixing healthcare was the number one political priority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents, surpassing jobs and terrorism. And yet, solutions are hard fought and rarely won.

Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal is editor-in-chief of Kaiser Health news. Her book "An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take it Back" takes an in-depth look at how the practice of medicine became more about revenue generation than healing.

Jackie Hendry

South Dakota has the third highest suicide rate for young people in the country, and overall suicide rates in the state are on the rise.

One woman from Presho has seen the impact of suicide on small communities first hand. As a student at the University of South Dakota, Chesney Garnos researched suicide and bullying. Now, she speaks to students in schools around the state. 

At the beginning of her presentation, Chesney Garnos asks students to imagine this scenario:

In The Moment ... March 22, 2018 Show 302 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm joins us for a weekly preview of "On Call with the Prairie Doc."