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In The Moment ... August 14, 2017 Show 155 Hour 2

Get ready to head for the Hills. In the Moment is in Deadwood for the South Dakota Festival of Books in September. We hope to see you there. Today we get a preview of the state's premier literary event. Jennifer Widman is the director of the Center for the Book with the South Dakota Humanities Council.

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In The Moment ... August 10, 2017 Show 153 Hour 1

The death of musician Glen Campbell this week has many South Dakotans talking about Alzheimer's. Campbell waged a public battle against the disease. Leslie Morrow is the state director for the Alzheimer's Association. We talk with her about lifting the stigma of Alzheimer’s and how and when to seek screening.

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In the Moment ... August 8, 2017 Show 151 Hour 2

Garrison Keillor brings the Prairie Home Love and Comedy Tour to the Washington Pavilion on Friday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. Keillor hosted the radio variety show "Prairie Home Companion” from 1974 to 2016 before retiring to spend more time writing. He writes a column for the Washington Post. Host Lori Walsh spent time with Garrison Keillor last week. They talked about writing, radio, and the never-ending delights of the Minnesota State Fair.

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In The Moment ... August 2, 2017 Show 147 Hour 1

As international experts predict North Korea could develop a workable missile with a reliable warhead by early next year, Americans consider, once again, what it means to live in the shadow of nuclear weapons. We welcome author and Washington Post reporter Dan Zak. His book is called "Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age." It's now in paperback.

In The Moment ... July 27, 2017 Show 143 Hour 2

Senator John Thune told the Washington Post that Republicans are "edging closer and closer" to getting 50 votes for a bare-bones plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. As debate continues in the Senate, today we hear from Senator Mike Rounds. We spoke with Senator Rounds yesterday afternoon, when he previewed the procedural challenges of the current debate and laid out his predictions for today.

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In The Moment ... July 20, 2017 Show 138 Hour 1

Today we talk adoption in the state, going beyond the politics of new legislation by looking at how adoption has changed and what it looks like in South Dakota. We begin with Adam Pertman, President and CEO of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency and the author of Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families – and America.

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In The Moment ... June 29, 2017 Show 125 Hour 1

It's time to pack your beach bag with books and get ready for a holiday weekend. As the summer reading season heats up, we catch up with Peggy Stout. She's owner of Prairie Pages Bookseller in Pierre.

Peggy’s recommendations for adults:

“Magpie Murders: A Novel” by Anthony Horowitz

“The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense” by Dean Koontz

“Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel” by J. Ryan Stradal

“Commonweath: A Novel” by Anne Patchett

“Lilac Girls: A Novel” by Martha Hall Kelly

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In The Moment ... May 19, 2017 Show 097 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... May 16, 2017 Show 094 Hour 2

Artist Paul Goble passed away on January 5, 2017.

Biographer Greg Bryan worked with Goble for more than four years on the book that would secure the renowned children's book author's place in history, although the artist himself was hesitant and humble.

"In the Moment" host Lori Walsh talked with Greg Bryan about Paul Goble's humility, his art, and his devotion to the natural world and tribal traditions.

Pulitzer Prize-winning book reviewer Michael Dirda takes a look back at a career as a professional reader. From reading beyond the obvious to why hoarding has gotten a bad name, Dirda talks about the Golden Age of children’s literature, the value of books you never open, and his role in creating the success of mainstream science fiction and fantasy.

J. Ryan Stradal is the author of Kitchens of the Great Midwest. A Minnesota native, Stradal lives in Los Angeles, where he is an editor at Unnamed Press and the Nervous Breakdown and co-producer and host of the literary/culinary series Hot Dish. Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh spoke with Stradal at the SD Festival of Books.

Dakota Midday: Paul Andrew Hutton

Sep 27, 2016

Paul Andrew Hutton joined Dakota Midday from the SD Festival of Books in Brookings. Hutton is a distinguished professor at the University of New Mexico. He's also a cultural historian, author, documentary film writer and television personality. His most recent book is The Apache Wars.

Dakota Midday: Jennifer Richard Jacobson

Sep 27, 2016
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Jennifer Richard Jacobson is the author of the 2016 Young Readers One Book South Dakota, Andy Shane and Delores Starbuckle: 4 Books in 1. The works are illustrated by Abby Carter. Jacobson, who resides in Maine, has written several books for children and young adults. She visited with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh during the SD Festival of Books.

Jerry Nelson embraced the American farming dream and lived to tell about it. His book, "Dear County Agent Guy" is a compilation of his newspaper columns. As we continue the Dakota Midday Book Club, Nelson visited the SDPB studios for a conversation about life, death, and laughter and why you should never sleep with a baby chick.

Denice Turner teaches at Black Hills State University. Her book "Worthy" was chosen as a Dakota Midday Book Club selection.

"Worthy" is a memoir. In it the author searches for truth after her mother's mysterious death in a fire. Denice Turner joins Dakota Midday to talk about a writer's challenge to craft herself into a character, the struggle to find an authentic sense of self worth, and the joys (and occasional despair) of parenting.

Full interview with Denice Turner:

The first time I interviewed South Dakota Chief Justice David Gilbertson, we were in Pierre, and I was still getting lost in the Capitol building as I tried to gain my bearings.

We talked about the upcoming legislative session and, for whatever reason, I kept wanting to ask him what he was reading. He just seemed like a reader to me – a deep, thoughtful communicator with books.

It’s generally not a great idea to ask a guest what they are reading on air unless you’ve given them fair warning. So I let the distraction pass.

The way people read fascinates me. Most people don't think about it much, but there are as many different reading lives as there are people living them.

More and more, I am asking guests on Dakota Midday what they are reading. The answers are often surprising and delightful.

South Dakota Chief Justice David Gilbertson was reading about Teddy Roosevelt. Yoga teacher Jill Johnson was reading about communication with animals. The book? "The Cosmic Purr."

The South Dakota State Historical Society is releasing a new book next year on the legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder. It builds on “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography,” published in 2014.

Author Jerry Wilson joins Dakota Midday to talk about his new novel "Across the Cimmaron."

Wilson brings depth, thought and social consciousness to historical fiction in this story of the Land Run into Oklahoma Territory.

He talks with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh about writing, about memory, and about  the complicated relationship humans have with the earth.

In conjunction with the Pulitzer Prize centennial celebration, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin join Dakota Midday to discuss their Pulitzer Prize-winning work ‘American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.’ Both are award-winning authors and historians, earning multiple accolades for ‘American Prometheus.’ Oppenheimer was lionized for his work in developing the atomic bomb, but later, when he publicly repudiated that work for moral reasons, he was attacked by both politicians and other scientists.

"The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder" hits bookstores today. Bill Anderson joins Dakota Midday to discuss Wilder's literary legacy and how her correspondence provides insight into the author as a mother, a wife, a writer, and a Midwesterner.

Michael Lansing, author of "Insurgent Democracy: The Nonpartisan League in North American Politics," discusses the rise and legacy of farmers who created a nonpartisan movement in Midwestern politics and what their ideology has to offer citizens today.

The Maltese Falcon lands in Spearfish this weekend as a community gathers to read Dashiell Hammett's classic novel of intrigue. Jayne Rose, with the Matthews Opera House & Arts Center discusses the Spearfish Big Read celebration. From scavenger hunts to origami falcons, readers brave winter in South Dakota by embracing the arts.

The Midday Book Nerds convene to discuss the top reads of 2015. Independent booksellers Peggy Stout (Prairie Pages, Pierre) and Jeff Danz (Zandbroz Variety, Sioux Falls) talk up the biggest local releases, the book club hits of the year, and the surprising trend of adult coloring books.

Dakota Midday: 'Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse'

Dec 14, 2015

Beginning with her 1988 novel, The Cape Ann, Faith Sullivan has told stories of the people living in the fictional small town of Harvester, Minnesota. In her latest novel, Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse, Sullivan tells the life story of school teacher Nell Stillman, a minor character in The Cape Ann.

Dakota Midday: 'The High Divide'

Oct 19, 2015

As Lin Enger’s The High Divide opens, it’s 1886 and Ulysses Pope has been missing for six weeks. A civil war veteran who also fought in the Indian wars, Ulysses left his wife and two sons behind on the far edge of Minnesota’s western prairie with only a brief note and no explanation of why he left and where he’s heading.

Beginning with her 1988 novel, Cape Ann, Faith Sullivan has told stories of the people living in the fictional small town of Harvester, Minnesota. In her newest novel, Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse, Sullivan tells the life story of school teacher Nell Stillman, a minor character from Cape Ann.

A new book for children tells the story of how the gift of a cow changes the life of a young African boy’s family. The story is told from two perspectives. A Moo For You, is the boy’s take on the story. The other, All That A Moo Can Do, comes from the cow’s perspective.

Although he now lives in Minnesota, Steve Linstrom grew up in western South Dakota and worked in Pierre. He was fiscal analyst for the Legislative Research Council, director of research for the South Dakota Board of Regents and the state director of Information Services.

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