Center for Western Studies

Lori Walsh

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 ... 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.

John Miller taught US history at South Dakota State University for 29 years. He is currently working on a political biography of George McGovern.

He joins Dakota Midday to discuss the Dakota Conference on Northern Plains History, Literature, Art and Archaeology at the Center for Western Studies in Sioux Falls. The theme for this year’s conference is “World War II Comes to the Northern Plains.”

"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.”

The Center for Western Studies

To help commemorate South Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood, the Center for Western Studies at Augustana College in Sioux Falls invited artists to submit proposals for works reflecting on the state. More than 80 artists responded and the center’s art committee chose 40 pieces for the juried art exhibit and sale. The show “Observing the State’s 125th Anniversary" is up through September 27th.