Entertainment

In The Moment ... January 17, 2018 Show 257 Hour 1

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender joins us for an in-depth look at pubic discussions regarding revitalization or replacement of the aging Barnett Arena.

Midwest All Pro Wrestling

Dec 4, 2017
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In The Moment ... December 1, 2017 Show 231 Hour 1

Midwest All Pro Wrestling recently celebrated its second year as a Sioux Falls based independent wrestling promotion.

Nick Dinsmore, owner and head trainer for Midwest All Pro, stopped by the SDPB studio in Sioux Falls to talk about his successful business that is training area wrestlers for the "squared circle."  Dinsmore still wrestles as "Euguene," a characted with which he gained fame in the WWE.

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In The Moment ... June 19, 2017 Show 117 Hour 1

Wonder Woman has been the subject of scrutiny since her comic book debut in 1941, from her costume to her feminism. So how does this summer's movie match up to the character's origins? Sara Lampert is assistant professor of history and coordinator of the women, gender and sexuality studies program at the University of South Dakota. She spoke with her former student, SDPB's Jackie Hendry, about the movie's relationship with history and gender politics.

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In The Moment ... May 9, 2017 Show 089 Hour 1

Break out your comic collection and your peace-tied costume weaponry. Shane Gerlach, Vice-Chairman and Talent Coordinator for SiouxperCon. It's a fan convention that celebrates Comic books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Anime, board games, and video gaming. It's in Sioux Falls this Friday. We talk about artistry, the culture insight of comics and graphic novels, and the power of finding a place where you belong.  

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Officials with the City of Sioux Falls are suing a contractor over outside panels on the newly-constructed events center. The Denny Sanford PREMIER Center opened one year ago, and metal siding showed rippling not long after. Leaders say they tried to settle with contractors, but now they turn to the courts to resolve the problem.

City Attorney Dave Pfeifle says contract documents between construction companies and the city of Sioux Falls allowed stakeholders to negotiate a fix for bulging metal siding on the new events center.

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The 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Rally this week could double the population in South Dakota. If you somehow haven’t encountered bikes in person, you can’t escape them in the news. As part of our continuing coverage of the rally, here is one story that profiles some of the people you might encounter gliding through the state on two wheels.

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Leaders of Sioux Falls’ events center want to help ticket buyers understand why shows sell out so quickly, and some concert-goers want officials to do more. The general manager of the Denny Sanford Premier Center says special sponsors receive perks, but they’re the same that anyone who signs up for the newsletter also gets, and everyone is capped at the number of tickets they can buy. The reassurance that leaders are trying to keep fraud out of the system still leaves thousands without tickets.

Event Center Keeps Impressing In Early Stages

May 9, 2013

The Denny Sanford Premiere Center in Sioux Falls is moving closer to completion. Today the city announced sponsorship spots for loge seating at the facility. Participants surrounded by the project are very excited with the progress.

Home Entertainment Changes

Apr 26, 2013

The Computer Guys - Kent Osborne, Joel Broveleit, Amos Aesophe, and John T Meyer - follow up on their last discussion and talk about set top boxes and other devices for viewing home entertainment produced in non-traditional ways.  We'll discuss types of equipment, their requirements, and ways of viewing content other than standard "television sets".

"Ask Me Another"

Apr 15, 2013

"Ask Me Another" is a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia with comedy and music.  "Ask Me Another" can now be heard on SDPB Radio Sunday nights at 7:00 p.m. Central.  Dakota Midday host Karl Gehrke visited with "Ask Me Another" host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton.

@Argus911, Winter Storm, HBO Go

Apr 12, 2013

Kent Osborne and "The Computer Guys" were joined by special guest Cory Meyers of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader as they discussed the use of @Argus911 during the winter storm that hit Sioux Falls and the rest of South Dakota.  They also talked about the evolving web entertainment business including the expansion of HBO Go.

State Fair Sees Increase for 6th Straight Year

Oct 3, 2012

The South Dakota State Fair saw increases in attendance, revenue and camping this year. The five-day event hosted almost 200 thousand visitors and brought in 10 percent more revenue than 2011. As SDPB’s Cassie Bartlett reports, fair officials use past experiences as well as new ideas to draw crowds.

South Dakota Film Festival

Sep 27, 2012

Tom Black, co-producer of the South Dakota Film Festival, says there's nothing like cinema on a big screen and that thrill is the reason the Festival seeks out and invites films of all kinds to participate in this pique event for the state.  The goal of the South Dakota Film Festival is to screen the best films submitted regardless of their geographic origin.  The Festival runs today through Sunday in Aberdeen with most of the films being shown at the Historic Capitol Theatre.