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In the Moment ... June 11, 2018 Show 355 Hour 2

What are the cultural consequences of computers? Dakota State University continues the quest to explore the topic with an upcoming lecture from Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force, on Monday, June 25. She'll focus on topic of "Computers and War."

Joseph Bottum leads The Classics Institute at Dakota State University, dedicated to exploring the good and the ill of our digitized world.

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In the Moment ... April 9, 2018 Show 311 Hour 2

David O'Sullivan is the European Union ambassador to the United States. He visits Dakota State University in Madison today to meet with faculty, staff and honor students.
 
The public is invited to attend a forum at 5:30 p.m. in the Tunheim Classroom Building Auditorium.

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In The Moment ... February 27, 2018 Show 285 Hour 2

Linsey Davis is an award-winning journalist and correspondent for ABC. Joseph Bottum leads the cyber-ethics think tank at Dakota State University in Madison. His books include "The Christmas Plains" and "An Anxious Age." He's also written number one best-selling Kindle Singles for Amazon.

Together, they've ventured into the world of children's literature. Their new book is called "The World is Awake." It's illustrated by Lucy Flemming and published by ZonderKids.

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In The Moment ... February 5, 2018 Show 270 Hour 1

Joseph Bottum is director of the Classics Institute. It's a think-tank at Dakota State University that explores the promises and dangers of computer technology.

He recently wrote a piece for "The Weekly Standard" called "The Immorality of Bad Software Design."

In The Moment ... December 11, 2017 Show 237 Hour 1 

We welcome author Joseph Bottum to In the Moment for a conversation about the sacred stories of Christmas.

Find more of his Christmas writings here:

Joyous Surrender: A Rhapsody in Red (and Green)

Amazon Kindle Singles series "Wise Guy: A Christmas Tale"

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In The Moment ... November 16, 2017 Show 222 Hour 2

From Facebook depression to the disintegration of privacy, to a shift in the very perception of reality, all of us are impacted by the daily deluge of social media. Teenagers, perhaps, are among our most vulnerable. Dr. Joseph Bottum heads the CLASSICS Institute (Collaborations for Liberty and Security Strategies for Integrity in a Cyber-Enabled Society) at Dakota State University. He's the author of the books "An Anxious Age" and "The Christmas Plains."

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In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 2

What explains the recent mania for toppling statues in America? It might have something to do with the Internet. Joseph Bottum heads the cyber-ethics program at Dakota State University in Madison. He's a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard. He wrote a piece in the September 25th issue of the magazine called The Joy of Destruction. He joins us for more.

In The Moment ... June 6, 2017 Show 108 Hour 1