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In The Moment ... May 17, 2018 Show 339 Hour 1

When was the last time you had a meeting? Or how about a dinner party, book club, or baby shower? We know that getting together matters, but we don't often think about how to revitalize our gatherings to enrich our purpose.

Priya Parker is the founder of Thrive Labs and the author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters.

In The Moment ... May 7, 2018 Show 331 Hour 1

As we celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, we also take a look at the struggles of a tourism-based economy. Jennifer Sherman is Associate Professor of Sociology at Washington State University. Her research looks at the ways in which job loss, poverty, and economic strain affect families, particularly in rural U.S. communities.

She's author of the book Those who Work, Those who Don't: Poverty, Morality, and Family in Rural America.

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In The Moment ... May 3, 2018 Show 329 Hour 2

May 5th has been designated National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls'.

A resolution by the U.S. Senate declares the day for the second year in a row, citing startling statistical evidence. In some tribal communities, women  face  murder  rates  that  are  more  than 10 times the national average.

Other reports indicate that 84.3% of Native women experience violence in their lifetimes; 56.1% are victims of sexual violence.

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... May 1, 2018 Show 327 Hour 1

The centuries-old art of salmon fishing fly-tying has a dark side. It hearkens back to a time when Europeans were first setting eyes on the the exotic birds of the world They quickly became obsessed with possessing them, with using their feathers and skins for fashion and for art, and with making as much money off of the creatures as possible.

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 1

In March, author Jane Yolen released her 365th book. That means you can now read one Jane Yolen book for every day of the year. What about Leap Year, you ask? Well, on the same day that her 365th book was released ... she also launched the 366th, and she's well on her way to 400.

Jane Yolen joins In the Moment to discuss  #Yolen365.

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 2

What is one thing you want to do before you die? What makes a meaningful life? What do you think about when you are alone?

Mitch Reed was inspired to ask students these questions. He invited them to place their answers anonymously in a cardboard box. Now he has a new book that tells the story of the project.

It's called "Cardboard Confessional." The author presents a book talk tonight (4/26/18) at the Brookings Arts Council from 6 to 7 p.m.

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In The Moment ... April 17, 2018 Show 317 Hour 1

Students present their work at the University of Sioux Falls Research Symposium this week. As college grads prepare to enter their chosen careers, often it's hard to imagine what exactly that career might be like.

Theresa Brown's books take readers inside the indispensable profession of nursing. Her book The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patient's Lives invites readers to live through one intense, joyful, and frustrating day at work in the heart and soul of a hospital.

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In The Moment ... April 17, 2018 Show 317 Hour 1

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced last night. Journalists were recognized for coverage of the Me Too Movement, wildfires in California, and domestic terrorism. Kendrick Lamar made history as the first rapper to win the Pulitzer for music.

And there's author Caroline Fraser, who won the Pulitzer Prize for biography.

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In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 1

Lynne Murphy is an American linguist teaching in England. She's uniquely suited to explore the relationship and rivalry between English ... and English. In other words, she studies the prejudices and stereotypes and insecurities that shape our understanding of how English works in two different countries.

Murphy pens the award-winning blog "Separated by a Common Language." Her new book is called The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English.

Jennifer Pharr Davis

Apr 12, 2018
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In the Moment ... April 10, 2018 Show 312 Hour 1

To be human is to endure. Jennifer Pharr Davis found her own reservoir of endurance on the Appalachian Trail. She's been tested as a business owner, as a mother, and as an author.

She's has pushed herself in many of the same way we all do. And yet, she has also endured more than most of us will in a lifetime.

The first time Jennifer Pharr Davis thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, in 2008, she set the women's fastest known time (FKT) record, completing the trail in 58 days

Jerry Wilson

Apr 12, 2018
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In The Moment ... April 11, 2018 Show 313 Hour 1

What do 150 acres and the creatures who inhabit it have to say to the people who live, work and write among them?

Jerry Wilson lives with his poet wife, Norma, on Prairie Bluff in southeast South Dakota. For many years he taught literature and writing. He served as managing editor of South Dakota Magazine. Now he writes full time ... well, almost full time. He's got a lot of outdoor exploring to do as well.

His new book is called Seasons of the Coyote: A Year on Prairie Bluff.

Lakota Author Inspires Kids

Apr 5, 2018
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  A Lakota author recently stopped by a  Rapid City school to share stories about his career. Joseph Marshall the third encouraged  kids at North Middle School to pursue their dreams. Students asked him questions about growing up on the Rosebud Reservation and his writing.

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The Alzheimer's Association reports 5.3 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, one of our most feared disease.

Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D. takes on the Standard American Diet in her new book "Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power."  

In The Moment ... March 6, 2018 Show 290 Hour 1

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In the Moment ... February 28, 2018 Show 286 Hour 2

Black Hills State University offers the latest Geek Speak lecture, this one by Jami Stone, professor of mathematics education.

Her talk is called "Trash Has Two Parents: The Person Who Threw It and the Person Who Walked By," and it focuses on the work of acclaimed author Thomas Friedman.
 

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In the Moment ... March 1, 2018 Show 287 Hour 2

Jim Reese is an associate professor of English at Mount Marty College in Yankton. He's author of the books "Really Happy" and "Ghost on Third."

For ten years, he has been teaching a rigorous creative writing program in Yankton's Federal Prison Camp. That program is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The 10th anniversary edition of the course's anthology, 4 p.m. Count has been released.
 

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In the Moment ... February 28, 2018 Show 286 Hour 1

In conjunction with Mount Marty College's Noon Forum, the Great Plains Writer's Tour announces a presentation by award-winning author Daryl Farmer.

Daryl Farmer is an assistant professor and the director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. His books include "Bicycling Beyond the Divide" and "Where We Land."

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In The Moment ... February 27, 2018 Show 285 Hour 2

Linsey Davis is an award-winning journalist and correspondent for ABC. Joseph Bottum leads the cyber-ethics think tank at Dakota State University in Madison. His books include "The Christmas Plains" and "An Anxious Age." He's also written number one best-selling Kindle Singles for Amazon.

Together, they've ventured into the world of children's literature. Their new book is called "The World is Awake." It's illustrated by Lucy Flemming and published by ZonderKids.

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In The Moment ... February 21, 2018 Show 281 Hour 1

Nancy Dahl joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about her book "Grounded: Leading Your Life with Intention."

We talk about the discipline of debriefing, how to seek effective feedback, and other highlights for executives and leaders from the book.

Nancy Dahl is in South Dakota this week for LAUNCH: South Dakota Entrepreneurship Conference.

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In The Moment ... February 20, 2018 Show 280 Hour 1

We've all had an awkward moment – whether it's remembering our teenage years, silence in the middle of a conversation, or dancing while someone is watching.  Journalist and Blogger Melissa Dahl set out to research awkward moments and the theories behind them.  What she found was compassion toward people in the midst of awkward moments and an opportunity to test herself.

In The Moment ... February 13, 2018 Show 276 Hour 1

If you're looking for an adventure, you can live vicariously through Bruce Wylie's book "Adventures in the Bush: Africa to Alaska."  

From the Peace Corps to research fieldwork to the day he missed his own wedding, Wylie has a thirst for adventure and the good fortune to survive it.

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In the Moment ... February 12, 2018 Show 275 Hour 1

Bloomberg TV journalist Emily Chang takes on the tech industry in her new book "Brotopia: Breaking up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley."

She joins us for a conversation about how women got locked out of the industry after strong initial participation and what's at stake in the quest for representation in an industry that defines the future of humanity.

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In The Moment ... February 8, 2018 Show 273 Hour 2

Authors Linda Hasselstrom and Rick Mills pair up to present "Musings from Metro Hermosa" at the Custer Library this weekend and the Hermosa Library next weekend.

They join us to talk about writing, friendship, and what community looks like in South Dakota.

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In The Moment ... February 7, 2018 Show 272 Hour 1

Mary Gibson Sprague has a new book featuring the artwork and stories of her mother Catherine Rademacher Gibson. "Glorious Fourth of July" is published by South Dakota Historical Society Press. It looks at a childhood on the prairie.

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In The Moment ... January 3, 2018 Show 248 Hour 2

Jason Freeman is a motivational speaker and bravery coach. He's the author of the book "Awkwardly Awesome." He stopped by the studio to talk about yoga, courage, and how to embrace imperfection in 2018.

Author John Green's tour bus rolled through South Dakota this fall. He spent time with librarians, readers, and independent booksellers.

SDPB's Jackie Hendry was captivated by his latest book. Here, she reviews "Turtles All the Way Down."

In The Moment ... December 22, 2017 Show 246 Hour 1

Eliza Blue's December Postcard from the Prairie is a look through the fog at a chicken who gathers more than she can use and the message in that for the rest of us.

In The Moment ... December 20, 2017 Show 244 Hour 1

The controversy in America over language continues.

Augustana University professors Jennifer Gubbels, PhD., and Patrick Hicks, PhD., explore the notion of banned words and how to process recent news stories highlighting them.

In The Moment ... December 21, 2017 Show 245 Hour 2

Jason Freeman is the author of "Awkwardly Awesome: Embracing My Imperfect Best." He joins us to talk about how we battle ourselves and how releasing the need for perfection liberates us all.

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Dec 18, 2017

In The Moment ... December 18, 2017 Show 242 Hour 1

The "New York Times" recently named "Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder" as one of the best books of the year. Author Caroline Frazer fills gaps in Wilder's autobiographical writings, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records.

Fraser spoke with Prairie Public's Doug Hamilton from Iowa City, one of the stops on her book tour.
 

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Dec 18, 2017

In The Moment ... December 18, 2017 Show 242 Hour 1

Marta McDowell looks takes a fresh look at Laura Ingalls Wilder by turning her gaze toward the author's relationship with the land. Her book is called "The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books."

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