Vault/Archive - Dakota Midday

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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.

South Dakota Unemployment

Sep 26, 2012

Douglas Hall of the Economic Policy Institute is the author of a new report released yesterday called "The State of Working South Dakota 2012."  The report shows South Dakota's unemployment rate as better than other states around the country.  However, Hall says the rate is actually double what it was when the recession started.  Because of a growing population, he says South Dakota has to add about 11,800 jobs to get back to the same place unemployment was when the recession began.

Dakota Political Junkies

Sep 26, 2012

Madison Daily Leader Publisher Jon Hunter and Mitchell Daily Republic Web Editor Denise Ross discuss the status of the Farm Bill after the U.S. House adjourned before taking a vote.  The Dakota Political Junkies also talk about new poll numbers in the House race between Representative Kristi Noem and challenger Matt Varilek and a recent Noem TV ad which has received the "Pants on Fire" award from Politifact.

First Voter

Sep 25, 2012

The election is still six weeks away, but early voting is already happening in South Dakota and Idaho.  John Hockenberry, host of PRI/WNYC's The Takeaway, is on a quest to find the first man or woman to cast their vote.

The Capitalism Tour

Sep 25, 2012

Henry Rollins is on a two-month tour hitting all 50 state capitals - wrapping up on the eve of the Presidentail election in the nation's capital.  Rollins' "Capitalism Tour" offers not so much a voting guide as an outside viewpoint - and an unflinching quest for truth that Rollins says is sadly lacking in the American mass media.  Rollins, also known for his days with Black Flag and the Rollins Band, brings his "Capitalism" tour to Pierre Wednesday as he'll speak at T.F. Riggs High School at 8 p.m.

Dropout Nation

Sep 25, 2012

The FRONTLINE special, "Dropout Nation," airs tonight at 8 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.  Every year, hundreds of thousands of teenagers in the United States quit high school without diplomas.  FRONTLINE spent a semester immersed in Sharpstown High School in Houston, once a notorious "dropout factory," to produce a portrait of four students in crisis and the teachers, counselors and principal waging a daily struggle to get them to graduate.  Dakota Midday host Karl Gehrke is joined by FRONTLINE producer Frank Koughan.

Understanding Muslim Societies

Sep 25, 2012

Marc Lynch, Director of the Middle East Studies Program at George Washington University, is one of the world's leading experts on Middle Eastern studies and societies.  Lynch publishes frequently about the politics of the Middle East and was one of the first to anticipate the impact of new social media on Arab politics.  He'll deliver the speech, "Understanding Muslim Societies," at the South Dakota State University McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center Thursday at 7 p.m.

New IPhone, iOS6, and Kickstarter

Sep 21, 2012

The Computer Guys - Kent Osborne, Amos Aesophe, John T Meyer, Joel Brovelite, and Jeff Litterick - talk the latest technology news, including the new IPhone set to come out today, its latest operating system iOS6, and have news of a service update for kickstarter.

Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps

Sep 20, 2012

Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps open the 3rd Annual Americana Music Festival Friday at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.  "Little Wind" is the sophomore release from the Twin Cities based band whose foundation shifts from the simplicities of gentle folk instrumentation to greater nuances of musical arrangement and soundscape rooted in modern indie rock.  Dakota Midday host Karl Gehrke visits with singer Caroline Smith.

Health Care Summit

Sep 20, 2012

SDPB Radio's Kealey Bultena reports from this morning's Health Care Summit hosted by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce at the Washington Pavilion.  Many businesses, including over 2200 Chamber members had the chance to ask questions about how the Affordable Care Act will affect business.  Panelists included Deb Fischer Clemens of Avera Health, Tom Pruner from Eide Bailly LLP, Cindy Morrison with Sanford Health and Dave Kroon of Woods, Fuller, Schulz & Smith.

Managing Drought

Sep 20, 2012

Don Wilhite, professor of applied climate science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, says there are practices farmers can use to change the way they plant crops or take care of their livestock instead of just hoping for better weather next year.  Wilhite, the founding director of the National Drought Mitigation Center, is involved in an international effort through the World Meteorological Organization that is promoting national drought policies through an international conference next year in Europe.  Wilhite speaks on "Managing Drought in a Changing Climate" tonight at 7 p.m.

Harp Therapy

Sep 19, 2012

Nebraska native Tami Briggs is a therapeutic harpist.  She founded Musical Reflections in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1999.  The company's mission is to provide products and services to enhance and support the healing journey.  She is certified by the International Harp Therapy Program and has played the harp at the bedside of hundreds of hospital and hospice patients.  As a composer and recording artist, Briggs has created 13 CDs for relaxation, comfort, healing and sleep.  She has also written two books: "Women as Healers: Voices of Vibrancy" and "Grace Notes: Reflections on the Harp and H

Wounded Knee Author

Sep 19, 2012

Jerome Greene, a long-time research historian with the National Park Service in Denver, has written over a dozen books on various aspects of 19th century Indian/White engagements, with emphasis on the Great Sioux War of 1876-77.  He's currently working on a book about the Wounded Knee Massacre.  Greene receives the Black Hills State University Distinguished Alumni Award this week.  He's giving a presentation on Wounded Knee Thursday at 2 p.m. on the BHU campus in Spearfish.

Dakota Political Junkies

Sep 19, 2012

Mitchell Daily Republic Editor Seth Tupper and Sioux Falls Argus Leader political reporter David Montgomery discuss Mike Rounds' announcement that he's forming an exploratory committee for a 2014 U.S. Senate run.  They also talk about a lawsuit to remove Representative Brian Gosch from the election ballot, the latest on the Kristi Noem/Matt Varilek congressional race and Attorney General Marty Jackley's investigation into robo calls and e-mails critical of Republican leaders. 

Fraser Harrison

Sep 18, 2012

Fraser Harrison talks about his latest book, "Infinite West." "Infinite West" contains observations, thoughts, and musings of an Englishman traveling through South Dakota. He'll be at the South Dakota Festival of Books in Sioux Falls September 28-29. In his homage to the infinite west that is South Dakota, both past and present, Harrison tours the state observing well-known locations such as the Badlands, Mount Rushmore, and Deadwood. He spent time in less-traveled areas such as Wounded Knee, the southern portion of the Missouri River, and Harrison, his namesake town.

Emmett Till

Sep 18, 2012

Devery Anderson, author of the forthcoming book, "The Boy Who Never Died: The Saga of Emmett Till," and Dr. Kurt Kemper, Professor of History at Dakota State University in Madison, talk about the Emmett Till lynching. DSU's Karl E. Mundt Library and Learning Commons is featuring an exhibit on the lynching of Emmett Till through October 12th. The exhibit includes a variety of programs in the areas of science, art, multi-media and literature from DSU professors and other area and national presenters.

BPI Lawsuit

Sep 18, 2012

Chuck Baldwin, instructor in the University of South Dakota Contemporary Media and Journalism department, weighs in on the situation involving BPI and ABC News. The Dakota Dunes beef processing company BPI is suing ABC News over reports that aired this spring about the company's lean, finely-textured beef. Attorney Dan Webb filed the lawsuit in Union County Circuit Court last Thursday morning, on behalf of Beef Products, Incorporated.

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