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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.

Melissa Hamersma

Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion, and Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, join guest host Cara Hetland to visit about South Dakota's Congressional elections. Senator John Thune and Representative Kristi Noem were both re-elected by wide margins.

Kealey Bultena

Emily Wanless, assistant professor of Politics at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, joins Dakota Midday guest host Cara Hetland to talk about Donald Trump's win over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's election. Wanless discusses voting trends and South Dakota's part in the process.

Melissa Hamersma

SDPB political reporter Lee Strubinger spent Tuesday night at South Dakota Republican Party headquarters in Sioux Falls. He shares comments from U.S. Senator John Thune and U.S. Representative Kristi Noem as he discusses his night covering the GOP.

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SDPB's Kealey Bultena covered South Dakota Democratic Party headquarters Tuesday night. She joined Dakota Midday to share what Democratic candidates had to say after the vote was in.

You can hear Paula Hawks' speech in its entirety at this link. 
For more details from Jay Williams, click here. 

SDPB

SDPB's Steve Thum and Gary Ellenbolt preview the seven South Dakota High School Football Championship games that begin Thursday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. Games are scheduled through Saturday night. Click here for the entire schedule of games and coverage on South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

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Photographer Amos Kolbo is one of the headliners for the OTA Finale this weekend in Sioux Falls. Kolbo and his wife Carly run Carly Loves Amos. Kolbo has been self-employed since the age of 16. He joins Dakota Midday to talk about the entrepreneurial community, living and working in a creative studio space, and why marriage is like a "slumber party" with your best friend.

Cider Press Review

The Great Plains Writers' Tour and Writers' Symposium brings award-winning professional writers to the Mt. Marty College campus in Yankton, Wednesday, for a day of readings, discussions and class workshops. Poet Christine Stewart-Nunez, an associate professor in the English department at South Dakota State University joins Dakota Midday to discuss her work. She is one of the headliners at the Symposium.

Dakota Midday: Deadwood's Early Undertakers

Nov 7, 2016

Henry and Charles Henry Robinson were a father and son who worked as undertakers in Deadwood from the 1880's through the 1930's. For many years they were superintendents of Mount Moriah Cemetery. Charles Henry also prepared Calamity Jane for burial after her death in 1903. Rachel Lovelace-Portal, curator of collections at Deadwood History, Inc., discussed the Robinson's lives in this week's Images of the Past.

Jonathan Weiner

Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Weiner discusses the scientific adventure of writing about evolutionary biologists and how evolution happens before our very eyes. Weiner is the author of The Beak of the Finch and Planet Earth among other titles. He visits the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Thursday as part of the South Dakota Humanities Council's 100 Years of Pulitzer initiative.

Dakota Midday: OTA Finale

Nov 7, 2016
Hugh Weber

Hugh Weber returns to Dakota Midday for a conversation about the OTA Finale this weekend in Sioux Falls. He discussed the trajectory of OTA, the creative thinkers en route to the state, and how the Bush Foundation continues to influence the region with an influx of financial support and influence.

Dakota Midday: Youth Minimum Wage

Nov 3, 2016
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SDPB political reporter Lee Strubinger joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to visit about referred laws, including youth minimum wage.

David O'Hara

David O'Hara, professor of philosophy and classics at Augustana University, reads his essay, I want my religion to be a garden, from the blog Slowly Percolating Forms.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Some people are ready for this election to be over. They’re tired of hearing about candidates and ballot measures. They want the political ads to cease, they want campaign signs torn down, and they want the whole thing to go away. But a few local high school students say voters shouldn’t rush the process - and they aren't even old enough to vote. 

She can count the number of days until the 2016 election on one hand, and Kaitlyn Friedrich recoils at the idea that some voters are disinterested in politics.

Black Hills State University

Dr. Tim Steckline, Black Hills State University professor of speech, and Jace DeCory, BHSU assistant professor of history and American Indian Studies, talk about what people mean when they use the word "race" and how people can communicate better. They present a BHSU Geek Speak lecture Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in Jonas Hall, "Are We All Related?: Race and the Embrace of the Other."

Dakota Political Junkie Denise Ross of the Black Hills Knowledge Network visits about recent financial disclosures regarding ballot measure campaign funding in the state among other issues with the election less than a week away.

Colonel Karen Lloyd (U.S. Army), director of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project, talks about collecting war stories this Veterans Day and how volunteers in South Dakota can participate.

Learn more by going to www.loc.gov/vets. E-Mail at vohp@loc.gov or call 1-888-371-5848.

Dakota Midday: An Hour With Columnist Rem Rieder

Nov 1, 2016
Rem Rieder

Former USA Today media columnist Rem Rieder visits with Lori Walsh for the entire hour of Dakota Midday Tuesday. Rieder has been an editor at the American Journalism Review, the Washington Post and the Miami Herald. He talks about the media's role in the 2016 election, including journalistic failures, the role of comedians in political discourse, citizen journalism and more. Rieder spoke at the Sioux Falls Downtown Rotary Monday.

South Dakota State Historical Society

SDPB's Brian Gevik and "Science Steve" Rokusek join Dakota Midday for this week's Images of the Past feature that includes more than the Belle Fourche Sugar Plant. This fun segment also veers into some of Science Steve's experiments and talk about haunted places in South Dakota!

Dakota Midday: Top 10 Haunted Places In Dakotas

Oct 31, 2016

A 2015 Gallup Poll says three in four Americans believe in paranormal activity, including 37% that believe in haunted houses. Just prior to that poll, Michael Kleen, editor of Mysterious Heartland, wrote a piece for his website called Top 10 Haunted Places in the Dakotas. The list includes abandoned places like the San Haven Sanatorium in Dunseith, North Dakota, to places with daily visitors like the Orpheum Theater in Sioux Falls and the Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City.

In a presidential election where both major party candidates have disapproval ratings of over 50%, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson says he offers an alternative. The former governor of New Mexico joined Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to discuss Country of Origin Labeling, what to do about Aleppo, and his plan to take the White House which relies on neither major party candidate reaching the required 270 electoral votes for victory.

Seth Tupper (Rapid City Journal) and Dana Ferguson (Argus Leader Media) join Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to discuss the top political headlines in the state. This week we discuss recent polling data, the logic behind the ban on ballot selfies, and the resonance of Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson as he campaigns in South Dakota.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

October brings a sea of pink to billboards, t-shirts, stores and even the NFL. Talking about every aspect of breast cancer during a designated awareness month is impossible. Patients and health providers say each person's journey is unique. A common thread does exist among these individual stories: a tenacious fight against allowing cancer any control.

The women featured here refuse to relinquish their dignity, their decisions, and their lives to a devastating disease - and each manifests this perseverance in a different way.

In partnership with Prairie Public Broadcasting, Dakota Midday brings you a conversation between Prairie Public's Doug Hamilton and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier. The two discuss the financial cost of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the role of law enforcement, and what happens next in relations between law enforcement and tribal leadership.

Doug Hamilton is the host of Main Street on Prairie Public Broadcasting in North Dakota.

SDPB's Andrew Bork joins us with an update on one woman's search for the 84 men who signed a spoil of war. Bork shares the original segment from Dakota Life as well as new conversations with the women who found a Nazi banner in her mother's attic.

Craig Stevens is a spokesman for the Midwest Alliance for Infrastructure Now, or the MAIN Coalition. He joins Dakota Midday for a conversation on the latest developments on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dakota Midday: Images of the Past

Oct 24, 2016

Wayne Pananen of Historical Footprints Inc. discusses the Lead subsidence and how buildings had to be located in the city during the 1920's and 30's because of miscalculations in mine engineering. Click here for more on this week's Images of the Past feature.

Robin Shulman

Freelance journalist Robin Shulman of New York City comes to South Dakota State University for the Pulitzer Center of Crisis Reporting visit. Her lecture is called "In Canada, People Like You & Me Can Sponsor Syrian Refugees. Here's What Happens." Shulman talks about her work covering immigration, poverty, urban policy, and other issues in U.S. cities, the Middle East and other parts of the world.

Dakota Midday: "The Gentleman Next Door"

Oct 24, 2016
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Filmmaker, artist and host of Old Guys and Their Airplanes, John Mollison, discusses the upcoming premiere of his short film "The Gentleman Next Door." The film features WWII RAF fighter pilot John Wilkinson who makes his home in South Dakota. Mollison's latest film premieres at the South Dakota Air & Space Museum on Friday at 6:00 p.m. MT. The broadcast premiere of "The Gentleman Next Door" on SDPB-TV is Thursday, November 3, at 8:00 p.m. CT.

University of Sioux Falls

Poet Kevin Cole discusses his latest book Late Summer Plums. Cole reads passages from the collection which is inspired by geography, landscape and forgotten places. He's joined by his publisher Steve Boint of Scurfpea Publishing. Boint talks about shifts in the publishing industry.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Roger Whittle discuss South Dakota's U.S. House and Senate races including Democratic House candidate Paula Hawks' announcement that she was sexually assaulted while attending college. Democratic candidates Hawks and Jay Williams trail Republican Incumbents Kristi Noem and John Thune in fundraising by large sums.

The Political Junkies also discussed problems with the Affordable Care Act. Recently, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said, "The Affordable Care Act is no longer affordable."

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