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In The Moment ... June 26, 2018 Show 366 Hour 2

Pull on your purple boots for some summer reading. Ann Charles writes mixed genre mysteries packed with mayhem and fun, quirky characters, and a decent splash of romance when romance is called for.

South Dakotans probably know her best for her popular Deadwood Mystery Series. On Friday, June 29, she presents at the Historic Adams House in Deadwood at 12:00 p.m. History on the Lawn is hosted by Deadwood History, Inc. and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission.

The state wants to catch and prosecute any fraudulent gamblers and cheaters in Deadwood. Larry Eliason, Executive Secretary for South Dakota Commision on Gaming says there's a gap in state law.

The House State Affairs committee is passing a bill that seeks to clear up any confusion surrounding ballot measure questions. One critic says the change creates a system where a yes vote means no and vice versa.

Bill Updates Gambling Laws To Prosecute Cheaters

Jan 12, 2018
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The state wants to catch and prosecute any fraudulent gamblers and cheaters in Deadwood.

A Senate committee passed several rule changes that apply to casinos in the northern hills city.

Larry Eliason is executive secretary for the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. He says there’s a gap in state law.

In The Moment ... January 8, 2018 Show 251 Hour 2

This week's Images of the Past is a particularly timely look at women in the entertainment industry and the men in power who take advantage of them.

Carolyn Weber is executive director of Deadwood History, Inc. She joins us with a story of singing and scandal during the early Deadwood mining days.

In The Moment ... November 28, 2017 Show 228 Hour 1

The Workforce Housing Task Force is sending six bills to the legislature for consideration next session. The group was tasked with figuring out ways the state can help South Dakota communities develop affordable housing in rural areas. SDPB’s Lee Strubinger has the report.

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

It's three full days of performances, panels, and parties. The Wild West Songwriters Festival is underway in Deadwood. For this week's Moment in Sound we welcome award-winning songwriter James Elliot. He's chair of the Songwriting Department at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. His compositions have sold more than 10 million copies and been recorded by Steven Curtis Chapman, The Oak Ridge Boys, Newsong, Shenandoah, and others. Elliott's songs have been included on 5 Grammy Award-winning albums.

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In The Moment ... October 2, 2017 Show 189 Hour 1

The city of Deadwood has a rich and vibrant history. But there are darker stories to be told as well. This month you can join in a professional paranormal investigation at the Historic Adams House in Deadwood. Joining us now for more is Rose Speirs, with Deadwood History Incorporated, along with Mo Miller. He's with Black Hills Paranormal Investigations.

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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 ... June 15, 2017 Show 115 Hour 2

June is Black Music Month, largely because of the advocacy of Dyana Williams. She wrote legislation and lobbied for Black Music Month’s official Congressional delegation. Williams is a music industry pioneer, host of the radio program Soulful Sunday in Philadelphia. She's also a writer and a media consultant for celebrities and artists. She joins us to honor the cultural, political, and economic impact of one of America’s most dynamic artistic offerings.

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In the Moment ... April 26, 2017 Show 080 Hour 1

As cooler weather sweeps the state, Erik Helland with Landscape Garden Centers joins us to talk gardening and answer questions from listeners.

Calamity Jane might be an icon of the American West, but she lived life as a pioneer and a woman, not a myth. Mary Jane Bradbury invites audiences to learn about the real Martha Canary by portraying prominent Deadwood madam Dora DuFran.  Bradbury joins us to tell the story of two friends at a frontier in time for women.

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In The Moment ... April 3, 2017 Show 063 Hour 2

A powerful new documentary looks at the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. It was filmed over the course of nearly three years and includes never-before-heard testimonies from parents, survivors, and first responders. "Newtown" is raw and challenging and heartbreaking. You can see it tonight on Independent Lens on SDPB TV. We welcome the film's director and producer Kim Snyder.

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In The Moment ... March 30, 2017 Show 061 Hour 1

Paige Carda is executive director of REACH Literacy. She joins us to talk about tonight’s Brewhaha celebration of literacy and storytelling.

Dakota Midday: Deadwood's Early Undertakers

Nov 7, 2016

Henry and Charles Henry Robinson were a father and son who worked as undertakers in Deadwood from the 1880's through the 1930's. For many years they were superintendents of Mount Moriah Cemetery. Charles Henry also prepared Calamity Jane for burial after her death in 1903. Rachel Lovelace-Portal, curator of collections at Deadwood History, Inc., discussed the Robinson's lives in this week's Images of the Past.

Dakota Midday: W.E. Adams, Man Behind The Museum

Oct 5, 2016
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Jessica Michak, archivist at Deadwood History Inc., tells the story of W.E. Adams, the man behind the museum. W.E. Adams is featured this week in SDPB's Images of the Past.

Click here for SDPB's Images of the Past web feature on W.E. Adams.

Darrel Nelson opens Season 3 of Images of the Past with a look the importance of transportation development in the Deadwood area.

The Days of ’76 Museum has re-vamped and is re-presenting its big exhibit of historical carriages. A grand opening for the exhibit is scheduled for Saturday, September 10.

Rededicated Fort Pierre To Deadwood Trail

Jul 25, 2016
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The beginning of the Fort Pierre to Deadwood Trail is getting a new sign.

A rededication ceremony July 26th  in Fort Pierre is recognizing the beginning of the 200 mile route that guided travels to Deadwood in the late 1800s.

After gold was discovered in the Black Hills, settlers and gold prospectors came to Fort Pierre by train or riverboat and then followed the Fort Pierre to Deadwood Trail out west.

Tony nominated Broadway lyricist and playwright Bill Russell was born in Deadwood and raised in Spearfish. His Broadway writing debut was with “Side Show” (music by Henry Krieger). This month he is working with the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park as guest artist for the production of “Pageant.” He joins Dakota Midday for a conversation about art, theater, and the journey from the Black Hills to Broadway.

Gordy Pratt has been portraying Deadwood lawman Seth Bullock for more than 11 years. Today marks Pratt’s one thousandth show as Bullock. He joins Midday to share music, storytelling, and his  philosophy of performance that keeps audience satisfaction top of mind.

Historian Bill Swanson discusses the national interests that made the Gold Rush into the Black Hills a necessity. We’ll talk about the economic, political, and military factors that guaranteed the Black Hills would be “invaded.”

Bill Swanson teaches at Lemmon High School. He has been teaching about Black Hills ghost towns through the Black Hills Learning Center since 1999. His lecture on the Gold Rush into the Black Hills is part of Picnic on the Lawn at the Historic Adams House in Deadwood, Friday, June 24 at noon.

Phyllis Schrag says that if you have to grow up, it might as well be in a small town. The South Dakota Humanities scholar joins Dakota Midday for some unapologetic nostalgia as we talk about small town America through a child’s-eye view. Right after Midday, Schrag presents at the Days of 76 Museum in Deadwood for their Preservation Thursday event.

Traveling across the state comes with perils and rewards. On today's Images of the Past, we glimpse inside the diary of Anna Gerard, who wrote about her unglamorous stagecoach ride to Deadwood in August of 1878.

Archivist Jessica Michak tells the story of lost hairpins, wine, and a journey best appreciated when it was finally over.

Black Hills State University's Dr. David Wolff recently retired in order to spend  more time with his research. Today he joins Dakota Midday to talk about violence and death on the Black Hills mining frontier. From stagecoach robberies to vigilante justice, Wolff separates the pulp fiction from the fact as he talks with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh.

Dept. Of Health Offers Mosquito Control Grants

Mar 15, 2016

Many in South Dakota welcome the arrival of spring and summer. But the season can also bring swarms of pesky mosquitoes. The State Department of Health awards grants funding to help local governments control mosquito populations and prevent West Nile virus.  

South Dakota’s West Nile epidemic peaked back in 2003. Since then, the number of West Nile cases has decreased from over 1,000 to 40 reported illnesses last year.

Lon Kightlinger is the state epidemiologist. He says mosquito control programs and grant funding help reduce the number of West Nile cases each year.  

Technology changes every job, and with every change, comes challenges. Kelly Fuller is the Chief of Police in Deadwood. His department has been researching the use of body cameras for law enforcement officers. Chief Fuller discusses the technical specifics of the cameras and how law enforcement officers today strive for transparency, accountability, and officer safety.

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A new, original play explores the beginnings of Deadwood’s long and intertwined relationship with economic development and historic preservation. Written by Deadwood History, Inc. exhibits director Darrel Nelson, You Ain’t Heard Nothin’ Yet: Deadwood! is a three-act, traveling play set in the 1920s that goes from the Historic Adams House to the Days of ’76 Museum and ends at the Adams Museum.

Performances are Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 at 11 am and 2 pm. For reservations, call 605-722-4800.

Craps, Roulette, and Keno Coming to Deadwood

Jun 29, 2015
Amy Varland

Knowing when to hold them, and knowing when to fold them is important in poker but, maybe not so much in keno, craps, or roulette.   

Regardless, officials in Deadwood believe the new games coming to town on Wednesday, July 1st will keep the town’s gambling casinos competitive.

In the November election South Dakota voters approved the addition of the new games to Deadwood casinos.   Those like Mike Rodman couldn’t be more pleased.

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The cast and crew from ABC’s reality dating show ‘The Bachelor’ filmed an episode last October inside the Saloon #10 on Deadwood Main Street. This season’s Bachelor, Chris Soules, dubbed “Prince Farming” looks for his soulmate and takes a gamble on love in Deadwood.

It’s no secret that it’s tough to keep a secret in small towns – especially when the action happens on Main Street.
 
So when news surfaced that ABC’s The Bachelor was renting out the Saloon #10 in Deadwood for a day last October to film an episode – locals tuned in.

Calamity Jane is probably the best known woman of the Wild West. She arrived in Deadwood in 1876 and captured the attention of writers and journalists. They shared with newspaper readers across the nation stories about this fearless, unorthodox young woman who cussed, smoked, chewed tobacco, and drank.

On May 21st, 1980 federal officials raided Deadwood’s infamous brothels, which led to their closure. The brothels had been open since the Gold Rush days when prostitutes first arrived in the mining town with Charlie Utter’s wagon train in 1876.

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Officials in Deadwood say the Passport Parking option is working well for the city. Passport Parking is an app that visitors can download to their Smartphone and pay for parking with a credit or debit card instead of using coins. The app was first available in Deadwood last spring.

Deadwood Police Chief Kelly Fuller says in the past visitors complained about having to leave what they were doing to go put money in the meters every two hours. He says Passport Parking is helping to alleviate that problem.

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