Vault/Archive - Dakota Midday

This program has reached end of life.

Dakota Midday was heard Mondays-Fridays, noon CT/ 11 a.m. MT - the show was replaced by In the Moment in January of 2017. 

Click here for shows that aired PRIOR to August of 2012.

SDPB political reporter Lee Strubinger joins Dakota Midday to provide an update on the lawsuit over Initiated Measure 22. He discusses the controversy, the allegations and the will of South Dakota voters.

You can purchase items from all over the world at big box stores and we all know there are several of those to choose from. There's a market in Sioux Falls that gives you an opportunity to buy goods from very local people. We recently caught up with the editor of an event that you may not want want to miss

SDPB

South Dakotans don't have the answers to many of their health care questions. Between federal administration changes and decisions at the state level, the issue of delivering quality, cost-effective health care is bathed in uncertainty. SDPB's Kealey Bultena joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to answer many of those frequently asked questions.

Dakota Midday: The First Official Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2016
www.ideastations.org

The First Official Thanksgiving tells the story of how a group of settlers celebrated Thanksgiving when they landed at Berkeley Plantation in Virginia, December 4, 1619 - over a year before the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth. "The documentary is about the little known story of America's first English Thanksgiving," says Graham Woodlief, President of the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival. Award-winning WCVE PBS Producer and Director Paul Roberts uses the film to tell a local story with local people. The First Official Thanksgiving airs Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. CT, on SDPB-TV.

Argus Leader Media

Dana Ferguson of Argus Leader Media looks ahead to the 2017 legislative session in this week's Dakota Political Junkies segment. She visits about bills that could be introduced and the possibility of a transgender restroom bill receiving enough petition signatures to be placed on the 2018 ballot.

Dakota Midday: Christmas Cheer At The Nora Store

Nov 23, 2016
www.norachristmas.com

This is Mike Pedersen's 27th year opening the Nora Store's doors and inviting people to join in for Christmas caroling and hymn singing. Pedersen plays the pipe organ and some visitors even share their own musical talents as the spirit of Christmas comes alive. Guests also enjoy donations of coffee and cider as well as Christmas cookies baked by neighbors. The Nora Store is on the National Register of Historic Places. See this year's schedule at www.norachristmas.com.

Church of the Good Shepherd

Rev. Christina O'Hara visits about the process of forgiveness in our lives, especially in light of a contentious presidential election and the damaging interpersonal conversations that resulted. O'Hara becomes the Rector of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Sioux Falls on January 1.

Black Hills State University

Dr. Parthasarathi Nag, professor of mathematics at Black Hills State University, discusses the "History of the Theory of Everything." From Einstein's special theory of relativity to comparisons between the universe and a violin, Nag talks about mathematics, physics, and the future of science education that capitalizes on collaboration and imagination. Nag was a recent "Geek Speak" lecturer at BHSU in Spearfish.

Sanford Health

November is national Palliative Care and Hospice Month. Dr. Terri Peterson Henry, a physician with the Sanford Palliative Care Health Team, and Dr. Joyce Nelson, Professor Emeritus of Nursing at Augustana University, Join Dakota Midday for a conversation about palliative care, advanced directives, and using Thanksgiving as a time to have the difficult conversations with your family about end-of-life wishes. These resources are available: www.gowish.org and www.lifecirclesd.org

Dakota Midday: Polio Treatment In South Dakota

Nov 21, 2016
Sanford Health

This week's Images of the Past feature focuses on the history of polio treatment in South Dakota. Dr. Lon Kightlinger, South Dakota state epidemiologist, and Dr. Archana Chatterjee, pediatric infectious disease specialist with Sanford Health, discuss the history of polio treatment in the state and take a look at current challenges regarding communicable disease threats and vaccinations.

In his new book, author Joe Amato reminds us how important the quotidian is. Amato visits with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh about Everyday Life: How the Ordinary Became Extraordinary. Amato's books have won him nominations, selections and honors, of particular note the Minnesota Humanities Prize for Literature and Prairie Star Award for Southwest Minnesota Arts Council.

SDPB

SDPB political reporter Lee Strubinger visits about changes in the South Dakota Legislature after last week's election as he joins Lori Walsh on Dakota Midday.

www.earth.columbia.edu

Columbia University ecologist Ruth DeFries discusses how global prosperity benefits people and nature. Dr. DeFries is the author of The Big Ratchet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis. She speaks Thursday night at South Dakota State University in Brookings for the Holtry Lecture.

www.usda.gov

Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Agriculture, discusses a federally sponsored, state-administered food program that provides suppers for children in South Dakota.

www.seechicagodance.com

THODOS Dance Chicago is in residency this week in Sisseton and Aberdeen. The Emmy-nominated documentary SHINE airs on SDPB-TV on Sunday, December 11. It's an in-depth look at the making of THODOS Dance Chicago's "A Light in the Dark." Laura Gates of THODOS Dance Chicago joins Dakota Midday to talk about this week's residency in the state.

Dakota Midday: Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 16, 2016
www.kristiforgovernor.com

Dakota Political Junkie Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader discusses the early announcements with respect to the 2018 governor's race and how Initiated Measure 22 has impacted announcements and finances. He also visits about whether IM 22 could be changed by the state legislature as well as news that Jason Dilges is no longer a member of Governor Dennis Daugaard's cabinet. Dilges, who was the state's chief financial officer, had been placed on administrative leave last week.

South Dakota Unified Judicial System

South Dakota Supreme Court Justice David Gilbertson discusses the recommendations of the Mental Health Task Force and details the legislative support required to implement suggestions.

www.deltadavidgier.com

Delta David Gier, music director and conductor of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, joins Dakota Midday to discuss the Orchestra's Bush Foundation prize and how the prize money will transform into creative capital for the organization and the community beyond the concert hall.

Rita Anderson

The DeSmet Community Foundation is a winner of the 2016 Bush Foundation Award for Community Development. DeSmet Community Foundation representative Rita Anderson visits about the foundation's efforts to solve long-standing community problems in rural areas such as DeSmet. She also discusses how the DeSmet Community Foundation is a model for how towns across the region can thrive and succeed.

Dakota Midday: Bush Foundation Announcements

Nov 15, 2016
www.bushfoundation.org

Duchesne Drew, Community Network Vice President for the Bush Foundation, joins Dakota Midday to announce the South Dakota recipients of the 2016 Bush Foundation Award for Community Innovation. In his position, Drew oversees and integrates the work of communication, community innovation and leadership program teams.

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh for a conversation about sound, the search for an authentic experience, and how an entire town can embrace a Pulitzer Prize.

Gary Enright, director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer, joins the program to discuss the Gordon Stockade and how it has been used by miners, soldiers, and (today) tourists.

South Dakota Secretary of Veterans Affairs Larry Zimmerman joins Dakota Midday for a look at topics that pertain to veterans throughout the state. He also talks about his "Veterans Bucket List" which encourages citizens to reach out to vets in a variety of ways during the year.

Dakota Midday: Operation Black Hills Cabin Speaker

Nov 10, 2016
www.battlestory.org

Retired Air Force Major Bob Liebman is one of the presenters at Saturday's Operation Black Hills Cabin, an event hosted by the Black Hills Veterans Writers Group. Liebman and other post-9/11 veterans will share stories about their military service during this special Veteran's Day weekend event. The public is welcome to attend. A reception is being held prior to Saturday's event at 9:00 a.m. at the Air and Space Museum at Ellsworth Air Force Base. Liebman was a weapons systems specialist on the B-1B.

TED

Sarah Kay is best known for her spoken word poetry. In 2011, she recited her breakout poem "B" as a TED Talk and later released it as her debut book, which is now a best-seller. She since has released an intimate collection of poetry title No Matter the Wreckage. Kay, the founder and director of Project Voice, is coming to Sioux Falls this weekend as part of the OTA finale.

Dakota Midday: South Dakotans Pass Marsy's Law

Nov 9, 2016
www.marsyslaw.us

South Dakota voters passed Amendment S with 60% of the vote Tuesday. Amendment S, known as Marsy's Law, establishes constitutional rights for crime victims in South Dakota. SDPB's Victoria Wicks joined Dakota Midday guest host Cara Hetland to provide details on how Amendment S will work.

Dakota Midday: Anticipating Trump Presidency

Nov 9, 2016
NPR

Will President-elect Donald Trump be able to bring Americans together? How will foreign policy change in a Trump administration?

Tim Schorn, associate professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, and Sara Lampert, assistant professor of History and coordinator of the women, gender and sexuality program at USD, discuss the road that brought Trump to his win over Hillary Clinton and how they expect he'll govern.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

SDPB reporters Lee Strubinger and Kealey Bultena provide an in-depth look at payday lending issues Amendment U and Initiated Measure 21 after voters made their choice. They also discuss the rejection of Amendment V and how one lawmaker views the strategy of South Dakota voters. 

Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross and Seth Tupper also join the program for additional discussion of ballot measures and how South Dakotans decided on them.

Dakota Midday: Election's Impact On Supreme Court

Nov 9, 2016
Kealey Bultena

Dakota Midday welcomes Mike Thompson, associate professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Sioux Falls to discuss the implications of the presidential election on the United States Supreme Court.

Melissa Hamersma

Dakota Political Junkies Dana Ferguson and Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader delve into results of some of South Dakota's legislative elections held Tuesday. They discuss the makeup of the legislature for the session that begins in January.

Pages