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In The Moment ... December 13, 2017 Show 239 Hour 1 

Author and Vietnam veteran Craig Tschetter joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about his book, "15 Minutes Ago: A Vietnam War Memoir." We discuss his return visit to Vietnam and how he addressed complex issues in his powerful memoir.

In The Moment ... December 8, 2017 Show 236 Hour 1 

What does another year of reading tell you about the world and about yourself? Jacqueline Palfy leads the Zandborz book club. She joins us for a look back at the books that occupied our minds in 2017.

In The Moment ... November 29, 2017 Show 229 Hour 2 

Inspired by the Butterball Turkey Hotline, the fine penguins (booksellers) at Penguin Publishing once again stand by to provide algorithm-free, personalized book recommendations for the most discriminating reader (and non-reader) on your list. We welcome Madeline McIntosh, President, Penguin Publishing Group. Find the online hotline here: Penguin Hotline.

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In The Moment ... November 22, 2017 Show 226 Hour 1

Paul Horsted has been making photographs for more than 35 years. He's hiked and climbed and crawled his way to capture images for 5 coffee table books that explore the "Beauty of Today, the History of Yesterday." His latest book is called "Treasures of the National Parks: Yesterday and Today." You can see his presentation at the Journey Museum in Rapid City on December 17 at 2 p.m.

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In The Moment ... November 16, 2017 Show 222 Hour 1

What does it mean to love someone in a language that’s not your own? Lauren Collins is a staff writer at "The New Yorker.” Her best-selling book is called "When in French: Love in a Second Language." It's now available in paperback. She joins us to talk about cultural identity, belonging, and life in translation.

신 선 영 Sun Yung Shin is the editor of the best-selling anthology "A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota" and author of the poetry collection "Unbearable Splendor." The book was a finalist for the 2017 PEN USA Literary Award for Poetry and winner of the 2016 Minnesota Book Award for poetry.

She visits Augustana University tonight. But first she talks with In the Moment host Lori Walsh about poetry, identity, and helping emerging authors find their voices.

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In The Moment ... October 17, 2017 Show 200 Hour 1

He followed the Missouri River for more than 2,000 miles. He wrote about his journey. He found himself a new "River Family." And he wrote a book about his journey. Larry Campbell is the author of "Rolling Down the River." He's speaking at the Vermillion Rotary Club today. But first he stops by In the Moment.

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In The Moment ... October 17, 2017 Show 200 Hour 2

 Protocols ignore patients, doctors provide healthcare rather than practice medicine, and humanity slips away in favor of the commodity that healthcare has become. Dr. Victoria Sweet is the award-winning author of “God’s Hotel.” Her new book is called “Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing.”

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In The Moment ... October 13, 2017 Show 198 Hour 1

You can now rediscover a classic Midwestern novel about the relationship between land and the people who farm it. The Center for Western Studies releases a new edition of Herbert Krause's "The Thresher." Patrick Hicks crafted an introduction to this new edition. You can join him this afternoon at 4 p.m. to celebrate the book's release in Sioux Falls.

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In the Moment ... October 12, 2017 Show 197 Hour 2

In a world thrumming with joy and agony, sometimes the only thing you can do is pick up a pen. Fortunately, sometimes that's also the best thing you can do. Denice Turner offers a Geek Speak Lecture at Black Hills State University this afternoon. She's the author of the memoir "Worthy." She joins us now for a preview of "Tasting Life Twice: On Life-Writing and Wellbeing"

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In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 Hour 2

This year marks the 160th anniversary of The Oxford English Dictionary. Andrey Reznikov is Professor of English at Black Hills State University. He's lecturing on the surprising history of gathering meaning as part of Black Hills State University's Geek Speak Lecture Series. He joins us for a look at the surprising history of a very famous book.

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In The Moment ... September 29, 2017 Show 188 Hour 1

If you're looking to make a little money (or a lot of money) in the future, you might do well to study the past. How about 400 years of big ideas and start-ups, for example. Bhu Srinivasan has written a new book. It's called “Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism.” It's a roll through the "Next Big Thing" of the past few centuries. He joins us to talk innovation, the motivation for immigration, and the surprising adaptability of American economic machinery.

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In The Moment ... September 27, 2017 Show 186 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... September 26, 2017 Show 185 Hour 2

Libraries, book stores and schools are getting involved in Banned Books Week (September 24-30). It’s an opportunity to celebrate the power of words to open minds with new and diverse viewpoints, even those some people might find offensive.

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In The Moment ... September 19, 2017 Show 180 Hour 2

If you've ever been to Mitford, you might not want to leave. The #1 New York Times best-selling Mitford Series has brought delight and comfort to fans around the world and across generations. This week, a new entry into the Mitford Series hits the shelves. It's fittingly called "To Be Where You Are." Author Jan Karon joins us today.

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In The Moment ... September 8, 2017 Show 173 Hour 1

We begin the program with this week's Moment in Sound. You can head to the Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls tonight for the Four Winds Festival. The Tinder Box plays live. Chad Konrad is a member of The Tinder Box as well as an audio engineer for The White Wall Sessions, now in its fifth season. He joins us for live music and conversation.

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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.

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