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Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... September 25, 2017 Show 184 Hour 2

The Bush Foundation invests in ideas and the people who power them. You can gather with board members and staff members, Bush Fellow and more, tonight at the Icon Lounge in Sioux Falls. Jennifer Ford Reedy is president of the Bush Foundation. She joins us in the SDPB studios at the University of Sioux Falls.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... August 22, 2017 Show 161 Hour 2

The school supplies fly off the shelves, and the bulletin boards are stapled in place. Lori Simon is superintendent of the Rapid City School District. She joins us to talk about the districts new strategic plan.

Kobee Stadler is the new Visitor Services Program Manager at Custer State Park and Lydia Austin is the Interpretive Programs Manager. From the annual buffalo roundup to a new children’s center, they join us today for a look at what's ahead in Custer State Park.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... July 12, 2017 Show 132 Hour 1

Rahzel is a legend in the world of beatboxing and hip-hop. He has two Grammy awards to his credit. Rahzel was the Morning Fill Up guest at the Garage in Rapid City earlier today. Morning Fill-up is sponsored by the Numad Group with support from the Bush Foundation. Rahzel joins us from the SDPB studios in Rapid.

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In The Moment ... May 18, 2017 Show 96 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... April 13, 2017 Show 071 Hour 2

We continue with Hour Two of “The Shift.” SDPB’s Lee Strubinger looks at legislative solutions to changing demographics in South Dakota, focusing on Build South Dakota program as it celebrates its first graduates.

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An Eagle Butte woman is encouraging Native American leaders in 23 tribal governments. The Bush Foundation is dedicating resources to Native Nation Building. A woman from Cheyenne River is six months into the job of supporting and promoting Indian leadership.

Eileen Briggs is the Bush Foundation’s director of Native Nation Building. She says the work includes a handful of large investments to empower American Indian communities instead of prescribing solutions.

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In The Moment ... April 3, 2017 Show 063 Hour 1

The Siouxland Heritage Museums presents "World War I: The Great War Exhibit." It opens April 6 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls. Bill Hoskins is director of the Siouxland Heritage Museums. He joins us to talk about the exhibit and the legacy of the war in South Dakota. Then Bob Bosse (SDPB Director of Television) is with us to talk about upcoming WWI programming on SDPB-TV.

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In The Moment ... March 23, 2017 Show 056 Hour 2

Opening day of Major League Baseball is right around the corner. Dirk Lammers is the author of "No Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching's Greatest Feats." Chuck Brodsky is a musician known as baseball's poet laureate.

The Bush Foundation has announced its 2017 Fellows this week. Tyler Read is a graffiti artist and community arts leader in who found community in an alley in Rapid City.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... March 22, 2017 Show 055 Hour 1

The Bush Foundation announces its 2017 Fellows this week. Each Fellow receives up to $100,000 in order to pursue the education and experiences they believe will help them become more effective leaders. It's a program unique to our region, and this year three Rapid City residents have been honored with the distinction. Today we talk with 2017 Bush Fellow Heather Dawn Thompson.

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Delta David Gier, music director and conductor of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, joins Dakota Midday to discuss the Orchestra's Bush Foundation prize and how the prize money will transform into creative capital for the organization and the community beyond the concert hall.

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The DeSmet Community Foundation is a winner of the 2016 Bush Foundation Award for Community Development. DeSmet Community Foundation representative Rita Anderson visits about the foundation's efforts to solve long-standing community problems in rural areas such as DeSmet. She also discusses how the DeSmet Community Foundation is a model for how towns across the region can thrive and succeed.

Dakota Midday: Bush Foundation Announcements

Nov 15, 2016
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Duchesne Drew, Community Network Vice President for the Bush Foundation, joins Dakota Midday to announce the South Dakota recipients of the 2016 Bush Foundation Award for Community Innovation. In his position, Drew oversees and integrates the work of communication, community innovation and leadership program teams.

Dakota Midday: OTA Finale

Nov 7, 2016
Hugh Weber

Hugh Weber returns to Dakota Midday for a conversation about the OTA Finale this weekend in Sioux Falls. He discussed the trajectory of OTA, the creative thinkers en route to the state, and how the Bush Foundation continues to influence the region with an influx of financial support and influence.

Dakota Midday: Pam Moret On Charity's Role in Communities

Jul 18, 2016
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Bush Foundation Board Chair Pam Moret has plenty of experience in both leadership and philanthropic efforts. She has led two Fortune 500 companies and has served on numerous nonprofit boards to maintain an active role in her community.

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During her career Pam Moret spent a lot of time as a leader. Before she retired Moret served as President and CEO brightpeak financial and Senior Vice President Strategic Development at Thrivent Financial.

The Bush Foundation invests in great ideas and the people who power them. Established in 1953 by 3M executive Archibald Bush and his wife, Edyth, the Foundation has invested nearly $1 billion in more than 2,300 Fellows and Native Nation Rebuilders, and 1,700 grantees.

Next we talk with Julie Garreau and Eileen Briggs about what it means to be a Bush Fellow and their plans for using the grant money and applying it in service to their communities.

Two Lakota Women Among Bush Fellows

Mar 22, 2016
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The Bush Foundation is announcing its 2016 Fellows today. Among the 24 winners from 3 states and the 23 Native Nations in those areas are 2 Lakota women from the Cheyenne River Reservation.

Eileen Briggs has been executive director of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Ventures for 10 years. The program is a poverty reduction plan created to encompass the voice and spirit of the people of Cheyenne River.

You might not consider South Dakota a hotbed of creativity, but Hugh Weber does. Weber is the CEO of OTA, a network for the region’s creative class. He sat down with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to introduce 20 artists and innovators raising the connectivity of creatives throughout the region. Hugh Weber discusses the power of network theory, what it means to create and innovate in South Dakota,  and what’s next for his Bush Foundation-funded organization.

$7-Million In Bush Foundation Grants Target SD Education

Oct 19, 2015
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The Bush Foundation has awarded about $7-million  in grants to boost education initiatives in South Dakota.

The grants aim to add to the number of Native American teachers overall and also to increase the number of indigenous language teachers.   One grant also boosts an effort to build more customized learning strategies for schools.  

More than $134,000 is on its way to non-profit organizations across South Dakota. The grant funding targets innovation in communities, and 15 different groups are receiving funding this round. This is the second of three waves of grant funding in 2015.

Earlier this year, the South Dakota Community Foundation and the Bush Foundation based in St. Paul Minnesota awarded about $130,000 to area non-profits. Now just as much is headed toward local groups through the second round of grants.

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Two weeks ago, about 45 Rapid City-area community leaders spent five days traveling by bus to culturally-significant sites within the boundaries of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty. The “Lakota Lands and Identities” bus trips were part of the Oceti Sakowin cultural ambassador program and led by Craig Howe, director of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies near Martin.

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Over the past 61 years, the Bush Foundation has made over $1 billion in grants to thousands of individuals and organizations across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and the 23 Native Nations within those states. The Foundation was established in 1953 by 3M Executive Archibald Bush and his wife Edyth.

Bush Fellow Preserves Lakota Peacemaking Traditions

Aug 20, 2014
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If you’ve spent much time listening to the news lately, you’ve heard plenty of stories about conflict. That includes the unrest in the Middle East, Africa, and not to mention Ferguson, Missouri. Richard Iron Cloud is a peacemaker who has spent years working on the Pine Ridge Reservation to improve the tribal justice system and keep alive traditional Lakota ways of resolving conflict. He's a 2014 Bush Fellowship winner. The 100-thousand dollar grant is awarded to community leaders.

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Jun 6, 2013

Nan Baker, interim executive director of the Sioux Falls Arts Council, talks about her new Bush Foundation fellowship and what she'll be doing to engage her community.