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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 ... July 19, 2017 Show 137 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... June 28, 2017 Show 124 Hour 1

A biospecimens working group for a national children's health program has a new co-chair. This group is part of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes, or ECHO. Amy Elliott is a Sanford researcher and was appointed by her ECHO colleagues. ECHO is an initiative of the National Institute of Health that studies how environmental exposures affect child health and development. Dr. Elliott joins us with more.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 26, 2017 Show 122 Hour 1

Dee Dee Raap is a business consultant, motivational speaker, and author. Her book Journey Words offers strategies for great customer service. She joins us for a conversation about self-care and service.

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In The Moment ... June 7, 2017 Show 109 Hour 2

We begin hour two of the program with the Dakota Political Junkies. Joining us today is Dana Ferguson with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Also with us is Roger Whittle, editor of the Watertown Public Opinion. We discuss the accessibility of South Dakota’s Congressional delegation, Democrat Billie Sutton’s entry into the 2018 gubernatorial race, and more.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... May 15, 2017 Show 093 Hour 2

Dr. Michael Mullin is a professor of history at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, where he serves as National Endowment for the Humanities Chair of Regional History. His recent article in the current issue of South Dakota history journal explores the role of Senator R.F. Pettigrew in national (and international politics) as the debate around the annexation of Hawaii unfolded.

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In The Moment ... April 11, 2017 Show 069 Hour 1

Dan O’Brien and his wife, Jill, created Wild Idea Buffalo Company in 1997 with the mission of preserving the Great Plains by returning buffalo to their native habitat. O’Brien is the author of novels and memoirs, including “Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch.” He speaks at Augustana University tonight in Sioux Falls. His presentation is “Buffalo, Baby Boomers and Beyond: Toward a More Sustainable Use of North American Grasslands.”

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... April 6, 2017 Show 066 Hour 2

Breaking the cycle of domestic and sexual violence is not easy, but it is possible. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We’re joined by Michelle Markgraf, executive director for the Compass Center. Also with us is Jeanne Chamness. She is a counselor for the Compass Center.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 20, 2017 Show 053 Hour 2

We welcome the first day of Spring with conversations about the Vernal Equinox. First we talk with NASA scientist Yari Collado-Vega with news from NASA about the dance of the solar system as well as a preview of a major astronomical event in August.

We continue the conversation by asking what the vernal equinox has meant throughout history for humanity. Dr. Richard Swanson is with Augustana University's Religion Department.

SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt joins us with an update of the state basketball championships.

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In The Moment ... March 2, 2017 Show 41 Hour 2

This Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of the United States Naval Construction Forces, more commonly known as "The Seabees." Although the relatively small unit has played a vital role in America's military operations around the world, many people have never heard of them. SDPB's Jim Kent sat down with some Seabees who were trained to build - and to fight.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment... February 16, 2017 Show 032 Hour 2

In light of recent ethics conversations in state and national government (from IM22 to challenges to the Trump administration’s handling of business conflicts of interest) we settle in for an hour-long conversation about ethics. What do we talk about when we talk about ethics? How do ethics differ from profession to profession? And how do we hold ourselves and each other accountable in an age of shifting expectations.

Our panel of guests includes:

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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

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Art and poetry go hand in hand. Artist Nancy Losacker and and poet Norma Wilson show just how to combine the two creative outlets in their joint-exhibit and new written collection "Rivers, Wings, and Sky." The South Dakota Arts Council has supported the duo since 2008, displaying their work at galleries throughout the region. Their final exhibit is on display at Augustana’s Center for Western Studies until October 22. The two join Dakota Midday to discuss their partnership, their friendship, and how inspiration is shared and expanded through collaboration.

Dakota Midday's Lori Walsh sat down with Sioux Falls Air Show coordinator Rick Tupper and Augustana professor Patrick Hicks to talk about the powerful history of aircraft. From heavier topics of World War II aircraft to a lighter mood of the annual hangar 1940's swing dance, the Joe Foss squadron aims to maintain the intergrity of traditional warbirds. The guests also stress the opportunity to appreciate military history and the accomplishments of veterans.

Thirty three million Americans are now 65 and older. By the year 2030, that number is expected to reach nearly 70 million.

The Aging Faithfully Conference welcomes Sister Joan Chittister to the 2016 conference on Tuesday, July 26, at the Elmen Center on the campus of Augustana University.

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South Dakotans list agriculture as the number one driver of economic development. That’s according to a recent survey that polled people nationally and gathered data in three separate states. Some people’s perceptions of the economy don’t jibe directly with information from businesses. 

A Wells Fargo and USA Today survey polled South Dakotans to find out which sectors they think contribute to a healthy economy. The top responses in order were agriculture, health care, education, construction, and retail.

The 2016 Dakota Midday Book Club kicks off with "Downstream: Reflections on Brook Trout, Fly Fishing, and the Waters of Appalachia."

Author David O'Hara joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to discuss an ethic and philosophy of living in the natural world.

If you are a member of the Dakota Midday Book Club, our next  book will arrive in your mailbox before long. It's called "Really Happy" by Jim Reese.

What does it mean to have a "deeply held religious belief" and how does it impact legislation? How are the faithful to respond to a culture that doesn't mirror what they believe?

On today's Dakota Midday, Augustana University professors Richard Swanson and Dave O'Hara talk with host Lori Walsh about matters of faith, discrimination, and walking humbly with God.

It's a thoughtful conversation about one of the significant topics of our time. Asking the right question.  It's what Dakota Midday  does best.

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A new rule from the U-S Department of Labor changes the responsibilities of certain financial advisors. Some people including US Senator Mike Rounds say the law puts a greater burden on Americans and limits available advice. Others say everyday investors likely won’t see much of a difference.

Fiduciaries are people charged with putting someone else’s interests ahead of their own. That means financial fiduciaries must recommend money moves in clients’ best interests.

From the centennial of the Easter Uprising to the language and culture of Ireland, Augustana University professors Patrick Hicks (English) and Margaret Preston (History) illuminate St. Patrick's Day with Irish history and culture.

Archeologist Adrien Hannus joins Midday to update listeners on recent finds at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village Site.

Investigations spanning 12 years within the Thomsen Center Archeodome at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village site have provided intriguing new evidence of the lifeways of the people who occupied the James River Valley 1,000 years ago.

Hannus discusses new discoveries, new technologies, and the patience required to piece together the lives of peoples whose stories rest beneath the soil.

Shelly Gardner is an assistant professor of business administration and the trained facilitator of the Icehouse Entrepreneurship Program. Gardner will facilitate the “Entrepreneurial Mindset Academy”. The eight week program begins April 7 from 8:30 – 12:30 each Thursday at Augustana University. This is a partnership with the Technology Business Center.

Elizabeth Fenn sits down with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to talk about resilience, curiosity, redefining American history, and the unexpected way she found out she had been awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

"The Revenant" made news this past Sunday with Oscar wins in cinematography and a best actor win for star Leonardo DiCapprio. The character DiCapprio portrays in the film is mountain man Hugh Glass, who famously survived a grizzly bear mauling and then crawled 200 grueling South Dakota miles.

Harry Thompson, director of the Center for Western Studies at Augustana University, talks about the story of Hugh Glass and Fred Manfred. Manfred wrote the iconic book “Lord Grizzly.”

Doug Bamforth is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado Boulder. He will present a lecture at Augustana University on March 3rd at 7 p.m. in the 3-in-1 room, Morrison Commons.

Two SD Students Featured On National TV

Feb 15, 2016
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Hannah Norem is a sophomore at Augustana University. She made it into the semi-final round of College Jeopardy and is taking home a $10,000 prize.

“I thought, you know it’s a big deal being on Jeopardy. 12,000 people tried out and only 15 people made it,” says Norem.

During her first round of jeopardy Norem experienced a three-way tie. Then in her second round she barely fell short of making it into the finals.

Augustana University

Augustana College is now Augustana University. The name change was made official during ceremonies yesterday at the Sioux Falls institution’s Kirkeby-Over Stadium. Augustana is a private, liberal arts college founded in 1860. It first opened in Sioux Falls as the Lutheran Normal School in 1889. It has around 1,800 full and part-time students. Augustana University President Rob Oliver joined Dakota Midday and discussed the name change.

Augustana Changes Name To University

Sep 1, 2015
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Augustana College in Sioux Falls is receiving a name change. The private liberal arts institution gathered Tuesday to officially unveil its new name as a university.

Augustana students wait in the Kirkeby-Over Stadium as professors file in and freshman take in their surroundings.

Alumni Carol Oakland says she is exciting her alma mater is expanding programs to become a university.

“I think it’s wonderful. It actually makes our degrees worth more- we are now university graduates,” says Oakland.