History

Lori Walsh

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.

Personalities: Joe Foss

Oct 12, 2017

Radio host Chuck Anderson traveled to Joe Foss's Scottsdale, Arizona home in 1996 for an interview with one of the most famous and accomplished South Dakotans ever.

Very few people achieve as much as Joe Foss did in his lifetime. After the death of his father in 1933, Foss had to take over the family farm near Sioux Falls. He was still in high school and was suddenly responsible for taking care of his mother and younger siblings. His younger brother eventually took over, allowing Foss to graduate from high school and earn a degree from the University of South Dakota.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 17, 2017 Show 095 Hour 1

Brooke Gladstone is a Peabody-award-winning journalist and host of “On the Media.” She joins us to discuss her newest book, “The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time.” It’s a conversation about living in our personal “bubbles,” how stereotypes impact our worldview, and how a consensus regarding reality was always more vulnerable than we thought.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... May 15, 2017 Show 093 Hour 2

Dr. Michael Mullin is a professor of history at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, where he serves as National Endowment for the Humanities Chair of Regional History. His recent article in the current issue of South Dakota history journal explores the role of Senator R.F. Pettigrew in national (and international politics) as the debate around the annexation of Hawaii unfolded.

In The Moment ... April 6, 2017 Show 066 Hour 1

Terry Stewart was CEO of the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. He's in Vermillion today to speak at the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company annual banquet. But first, he stopped by the SDPB studios for a conversation about music, history and leadership.

SDPB contributor Kevin Woster is with us to discuss elk hunting in Wind Cave National Park as hunters help fight chronic wasting disease in herds.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 28, 2017 Show 059 Hour 1

Today we bring you one of the highlights from the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra season. In January, the symphony performed Theodore Wiprud's Sinfonietta. It was the world premiere of the piece.

Ted Wiprud is a composer, a concert presenter, educator and music executive. He currently serves as Vice President of Education for the New York Philharmonic.

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In The Moment ... March 23, 2017 Show 056 Hour 1

How much time do you spend contemplating your kidneys? That most likely depends upon whether or not you've ever had a problem. It's National Kidney Month. Avera's Jerry Schrier is with us for more.

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us to talk about fine arts programming with the South Dakota High School Activities Association. Today we talk about this weekend's All-State Band.

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In The Moment... February 22, 2017 Show 035 Hour 2

This week’s Dakota Political Junkies are Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter and Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter Seth Tupper. 

In The Moment ... January 26 2017 Show 017 Hour 1

Guests: Ayelet Waldman, author of "A Really Good Day"; Dr. Adam Blackler, assistant professor of history at Black Hills State University; SDPB's Nate Wek, talks spring high school sports; Kevin Woster, blogger, On The Other Hand

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Gary Enright of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer discusses Anna Donna Tallent in this week's Images of the Past segment. Tallent was the first school teacher and first white woman in the Black Hills. Her entrance into the then-forbidden Black Hills tells the story of how people of all backgrounds transcended their differences in order to seek riches in during the gold rush.

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Dr. Sean Flynn, professor of history at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, reflects on the magnitude of the attack on Pearl Harbor on this day in 1941. He discusses mistakes we made as a nation, the military operation logistics and the lessons and legacy of the Day of Infamy.

Dakota Midday: Images Of The Past / Mead Building

Dec 5, 2016

The current home of Yankton's Cultural Education Center opened in 1909 as the women's receiving hospital at what was known at the time as the Dakota Hospital for the Insane. The building now bears the name of the hospital superintendent who had it built, Dr. Leonard Mead. Laura Beall of Yankton joins Dakota Midday for this week's Images of the Past feature as we explore the intersection between mental health and architecture.

Dakota Midday: "Outlaw Dakota"

Dec 1, 2016

Wayne Fanebust's latest book is Outlaw Dakota: The Murderous Times and Criminal Trials of Frontier Judge Peter C. Shannon. President Grant sent Shannon to be the Chief Justice of the Dakota Territory Supreme Court in 1873. Fanebust's book details the judge's experiences in the Dakota Territory as he brought the rule of law. The author greets readers and signs books at Zandbroz Variety in Sioux Falls Friday from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Dakota Midday: The First Official Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2016
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The First Official Thanksgiving tells the story of how a group of settlers celebrated Thanksgiving when they landed at Berkeley Plantation in Virginia, December 4, 1619 - over a year before the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth. "The documentary is about the little known story of America's first English Thanksgiving," says Graham Woodlief, President of the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival. Award-winning WCVE PBS Producer and Director Paul Roberts uses the film to tell a local story with local people. The First Official Thanksgiving airs Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. CT, on SDPB-TV.

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An installment in a downtown Rapid City park that celebrates the history of 20th century Lakota, Dakota and Nakota people is one step closer to getting installed.

The group behind the First Nations Sculpture Garden says they’ll make one final fundraising push in the spring before installing the sculptures in what is now called Halley Park.

The First Nations Sculpture Garden seeks to share  tribal history through the lens of four contemporary native people from the last 100 years.

Dakota Midday: Polio Treatment In South Dakota

Nov 21, 2016
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This week's Images of the Past feature focuses on the history of polio treatment in South Dakota. Dr. Lon Kightlinger, South Dakota state epidemiologist, and Dr. Archana Chatterjee, pediatric infectious disease specialist with Sanford Health, discuss the history of polio treatment in the state and take a look at current challenges regarding communicable disease threats and vaccinations.

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Today even some of the most remote corners of South Dakota have electricity and phone service.  Many of us take it for granted, but in past decades these utilities were not a given.

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.

Colonel Karen Lloyd (U.S. Army), director of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project, talks about collecting war stories this Veterans Day and how volunteers in South Dakota can participate.

Learn more by going to www.loc.gov/vets. E-Mail at vohp@loc.gov or call 1-888-371-5848.

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SDPB's Brian Gevik and "Science Steve" Rokusek join Dakota Midday for this week's Images of the Past feature that includes more than the Belle Fourche Sugar Plant. This fun segment also veers into some of Science Steve's experiments and talk about haunted places in South Dakota!

Dakota Midday: Images of the Past

Oct 24, 2016

Wayne Pananen of Historical Footprints Inc. discusses the Lead subsidence and how buildings had to be located in the city during the 1920's and 30's because of miscalculations in mine engineering. Click here for more on this week's Images of the Past feature.

Dakota Midday: Frank Fools Crow

Oct 11, 2016
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One of the most famous of the Native American "Holy Men" is Frank Fools Crow. He was born on the Rosebud Reservation in 1890 and lived his entire 99 year life in South Dakota. Gary Enright, Director of the 1881 Courthouse Museum in Custer, says Fools Crow was one of the most famous of the Native American spiritual healers in this week's Images of the Past feature.

Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh visited with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner T.J. Stiles at the SD Festival of Books. Stiles discusses his latest book, Custer's Trials. General George Armstrong Custer may be a popular figure, but he's not necessarily well understood. Stiles talks about Custer's explosive and often self-destructive behavior, his bigotry, and how he existed within a "frontier of time."

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.

Dakota Midday: 2017 SD R&R HOF Inductees

Oct 5, 2016
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Mylan Ray, a Pipestone, Minnesota, disc jockey of more than 40 years, joined SDPB's Steve Zwemke Monday to visit about the South Dakota Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's inductees for 2017. Several bands, venues and other influential people in South Dakota's rockin' past will officially join the HOF during ceremonies on April 22, at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls.

Ray is a member of the HOF's 2014 class in the DJ category.

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.

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After decades of covering the biggest news stories in South Dakota, journalists Terry Woster and Kevin Woster shared never-before-told stories about witnessing history from a front-row seat. They'll also provided insights on the waves of change affecting journalism and its essential role in American democracy. Regional reporter and political junkie Denise Ross moderated their conversation Friday night at the Journey Museum in Rapid City.

Dakota Midday: Mt. Rushmore Time Capsule

Sep 19, 2016
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Dakota Midday welcomed Wayne Pananen for this week's Images of the Past segment. Pananen talked about Mary Ellis Borglum, the daughter Gutzon Borglum. Pananen discussed the 1998 placement of the permanent time capsule in the Hall of Records behind the monument. Gutzon didn't get to finish the original design. However, Mary Ellis worked on the Hall of Records for a long time. She was instrumental in the placement of the time capsule. Our guest, Wayne Pananen, was on Mt. Rushmore that day to film the capsule's placement.

Black Hills State University

Scholar Donovin Sprague joins Dakota Midday to discuss the life and legacy of Black Elk. From his spiritual guidance, his insight into the times in which he lived, and his vision and message for generations to come, Black Elk continues to guide and inspire.

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Dr. Ricardo Herrera, a professor at the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth and a scholar of the Indian wars and the Army of that time, discusses the history and character of William S. Harney. As Harney Peak gives way to Black Elk Peak we'll learn about both men this week on Dakota Midday from scholars who have studied them.

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