Kevin Woster

In The Moment ... February 22, 2018 Show 282 Hour 1

Kevin Woster joins In the Moment weekly. Today we talk about mass shootings and what kinds of conversations move America toward solutions rather than further division.

In The Moment ... February 15, 2018 Show 278 Hour 1

Kevin Woster joins the program today and discusses the race for US House.

In The Moment ... February 8, 2018 Show 273 Hour 1

Kevin Woster is looking into a Rapid City project with potential impact on generations to come. It's called the Lakota Dream Museum & Monument, and it's spearheaded by basketball standout and businessman Adonis Saltes.

You can find Kevin Woster's blog online at

In The Moment ... January 25, 2018 Show 263 Hour 1

Kevin Woster joins us for a conversation about his mother, Al's Oasis, community, and coffee. Find his blog here.

In The Moment ... January 18, 2018 Show 258 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about misconduct, maturity, and celebrating one year of On the Other Hand.

In The Moment ... January 11, 2018 Show 254 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about the first week of the 2018 South Dakota legislative session as well as this week's column which explores Woster's further thoughts on the mistreatment of women.

In The Moment ... January 4, 2018 Show 249 Hour 1

George Hey was born in 1918. He died on December 30 at the age of 99. He did a lot in those 99 years, including protect a place far older than himself.

SDPB's Kevin Woster looks at his life for his latest blog post. You can find it at

In The Moment ... December 21, 2017 Show 245 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins us for a conversation about life in the wild and the quest to see a mountain lion in South Dakota. Find his blog here.

In The Moment ... December 14, 2017 Show 240 Hour 1 

SDPB's Kevin Woster discusses a hitch-hiking trip that turned into a unwanted sexual advance. We look at the uncomfortable relationship we all have with seeing ourselves as victims.

In The Moment ... December 7, 2017 Show 235 Hour 1 

SDPB's Kevin Woster joins In the Moment for a conversation about the life and legacy of state Representative Craig Tieszen. Find Woster's blog here.

In The Moment November 30, 2017 Show 230 Hour 1 

Today we talk misconduct and consequences, and how national revelations of sexual assault and harassment, are offering an opportunity (and a challenge) for political leaders to address the role of power and abuse.

SDPB's Kevin Woster wrote about it in his blog, On the Other Hand. You can find it at


In The Moment ... October 26, 2017 Show 207 Hour 1

A Holy Man among the Lakota, Nicholas Black Elk became known for building bridges between cultures. Today, he is being considered for sainthood in the Catholic Church. Kevin Woster writes and reports for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. He joins us now with just a small piece of the story of faith, culture, and another journey for Black Elk.


In The Moment ... October 19, 2017 Show 202 Hour 1

Kevin Woster is ready for the pheasants. And if the birds are scarce, the conversation is still robust and the Sloppy Joes are still warm.


In the Moment ... October 12, 2017 Show 197 Hour 1

There's something about brothers consistently worth writing about. Kevin Woster's latest column explores the relationship between the Mayes brothers, Larry and Terry. They're twins with a remarkable story. And it's a story that's remarkable partly because of how ordinary South Dakotans do extraordinary things. Kevin Woster's blog is called On the Other Hand.


In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 hour 1

The temptation to traffic in eagle parts reveals an underbelly of greed that stretches beyond South Dakota. SDPB's Kevin Woster has been covering the illegal eagle trade since the 1980s. Some things, it seems, never change. Find Woster's blog here


In The Moment ... September 28, 2017 Show 187 Hour 1

It's time for the turning of the colors in South Dakota, and if you find yourself anywhere near Spearfish Canyon, it's precisely what people are talking about. SDPB's Kevin Woster is with us today. His blog is called On the Other Hand. You can find it at

In The Moment ... Kevin Woster/Festival Of Books

Sep 22, 2017

In the Moment ... September 22, 2017 Show 183 Hour 2

SDPB's Kevin Woster has been chauffeuring authors, visiting classrooms with Tim O'Brien and updating his blog, "On the Other Hand."  He joins Lori Walsh at the Festival of Books in Deadwood to share thoughts on the things we carry throughout life.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... September 19, 2017 Show 180 Hour 1

This week, SDPB helps you navigate the Ken Burns / Lynn Novick documentary about The Vietnam War. Recently we took the show to the Black HIlls Bureau. Kevin Woster joined us, as he does every week. But this time, we spontaneously talked about the draft and the decisions young men faced at the time.

In The Moment ... September 14, 2017 Show 177 Hour 1

Arthur C. Jones is a professor in the department of musicology, ethnomusicology, and theory at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. He is the founder of the Spirituals Project—a nonprofit organization working to preserve and revitalize the music and social justice teachings of African American spirituals. In January of 2017, Jones spoke with SDPB’s Lori Walsh about the importance of preserving this specific piece of musical history. They begin with the origin of his research.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... September 7, 2017 Show 172 Hour 1

Should the Law School at the University of South Dakota relocate to Sioux Falls? A committee continues to seek input about the option, and SDPB's Jackie Hendry was in the room for the second meeting, yesterday in Sioux Falls.

In The Moment ... August 31, 2017 Show 168 Hour 1

Reducing campaign finance limits was a main part to a voter approved ethics reform package that got repealed during the last state legislative session. Contribution limits were returned to the caps that existed before the last election. As a concession lawmakers set up a summer study group to take a look at campaign finance limits and come up with possible legislation to consider next session. SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us from in Rapid City to tell us more about what direction future campaign finance in the state may look like.


In The Moment ... August 24, 2017 Show 163 Hour 1

What's the legacy of Vietnam in South Dakota? How has our cultural and political landscape been changed by combat veterans, by the music and art of the time, and by those who raised their voices in opposition to the war? Gervase Hittle lives in Hill City. He joins us to talk about Kent State, Vietnam, and become a human being instead of a USMC rifleman.

In The Moment ... August 10, 2017 Show 153 Hour 1

The death of musician Glen Campbell this week has many South Dakotans talking about Alzheimer's. Campbell waged a public battle against the disease. Leslie Morrow is the state director for the Alzheimer's Association. We talk with her about lifting the stigma of Alzheimer’s and how and when to seek screening.

In The Moment ... August 3, 2017 Show 148 Hour 1

Deb Peters is a South Dakota state senator. She serves on the Government Operations and Audit Committee. She's also president elect of the National Conference of State Legislatures. In that role, she recently traveled to Washington to testify against the No Regulation without Representation Act. We talk about the balance between federal oversight and state sovereignty, then Peters provides an update on the Government Operations and Audit Committee's summer meetings.

In The Moment ... July 27, 2017 Show 143 Hour 1

SDSU Extension held meetings across South Dakota this week, addressing current problems and developing strategies to handle the state's worsening drought. Today, we dive into the issues drought is bringing South Dakotans. Joining us now ... state Climatologist Laura Edwards and Livestock Business Management Field Specialist Heather Gessner.

In The Moment ... June 29, 2017 Show 125 Hour 1

It's time to pack your beach bag with books and get ready for a holiday weekend. As the summer reading season heats up, we catch up with Peggy Stout. She's owner of Prairie Pages Bookseller in Pierre.

Peggy’s recommendations for adults:

“Magpie Murders: A Novel” by Anthony Horowitz

“The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense” by Dean Koontz

“Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel” by J. Ryan Stradal

“Commonweath: A Novel” by Anne Patchett

“Lilac Girls: A Novel” by Martha Hall Kelly

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 22, 2017 Show 120 Hour 1

Adam Pertman is President and CEO of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency, author of "Adoption Nation: How the Adoption Revolution is Transforming Our Families – and America.” He joins us for a conversation about SB 149, a bill aimed at providing protections for faith-based adoption agencies in South Dakota.

In The Moment ... June 15, 2017 Show 115 Hour 1

Antonia Gonzales is anchor and producer for National Native News. This morning, she was the featured speaker at the Morning Fill Up at the Garage in Rapid City. She joins us from the SDPB studios in Rapid City for a conversation about coverage of tribal community issues throughout the nation.

To hear Antonia Gonzales' Morning Fill Up conversation at the Garage, click play below.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 8, 2017 Show 110 Hour 1

Mitch Prinstein admits he was not popular in high school but he did spend his youth observing behaviors that has led to his career. He is board certified in clinical child and adolescent physiology and serves as the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, and the Director of Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of Popular: the power of likability in a status-obsessed world.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... June 1, 2017 Show 105 Hour 1

Judd Hoos is an American rock band based in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The band has been fine-tuning a full-length album set for release tomorrow. It's called “Music in the Dark.” Their single "Breathe In" charted number 23 on the iTunes New rock charts when it was released a year ago. Tyler Bills, Andy Young and Chris Hornick join us from the SDPB studios at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City.