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In The Moment ... September 1, 2017 Show 169 Hour 1

Sioux Falls based singer/songwriter Meriweather Raindelay is featured in this week’s Moment in Sound.  It’s a favorite segment from February 3.

SDPB’s Chynna Lockett visits with a Sioux Falls oil painter – a renaissance artist.

Lori Walsh

In  The Moment ... March 24, 2017 Show 057 Hour 1

N.W. Engbers is a musician from Sioux Falls. His new EP is called "The Inner World." The songs wrestle with the mysteries of life and death while blending musical styles with honesty and humility. For this week's Moment in Sound, we welcome N.W. Engbers to the SDPB studios in Sioux Falls.

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In The Moment ... March 15, 2017 Show 050 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies are a panel of some of  the top political journalists in the state. Today Denise Ross and Jon Hunter join us to explore the recently announced candidacy of current SD Secretary of State Shantel Krebs (she's running against Dusty Johnson for U.S. Representative Krist Noem's seat in the House). We'll also dig in to how to prevent scandals in state government and whether or not new legislation truly addresses the will of the voters.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... March 10, 2017 Show 047 Hour 1

The state basketball tournaments are underway and, no surprise, a winter storm is making news at the same time. In the moment producer Chris Laughery caught up with meteorologist Todd Heitkamp for an update on not one but 2 systems affecting South Dakota.

Kealey Bultena is out of the office next week, but this time she's not hitting the road for SDPB. She's on a mission to deliver wheelchairs to those in need.

Chris Laughery brings you an update from this week's SDPB Arts Calendar.

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In The Moment ... February 13, 2017 Show 029 Hour 1

Alan Greene, Founder/CEO of LifeLight Communications, Inc. joins the show.  Last week it was announced that the LifeLight Festival, one of the world’s largest Christian music festivals, will no longer be held annually on a farm near Worthing, just south of Sioux Falls.

In The Moment...January 10 2017 Show 007 Hour 1

Guests: Susan Wismer, new lawmaker representing district 1; Aaron Watson, musician; J. Ryan Stradal, author

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Layne Putnam's new EP (as the indie rock duo LAYNE) is called The Black Hills. Putnam joins Dakota Midday to discuss her current tour, the inspiration of her childhood home, and the energetic music scene of Los Angeles.

LAYNE plays The Seed Theater in Rapid City on Monday, August 22.

Haley Bonar Releases "Impossible Dream"

Aug 17, 2016

Rapid City native Haley Bonar released her new CD "Impossible Dream" earlier this month. In early September, she embarks on a tour that takes her through the Midwest and North Eastern United States, followed by 13 dates in Europe. Recently, she returned to her childhood home and sat down with SDPB News Director Charles Michael Ray to discuss her new CD and where she's at in her career as a singer, songwriter and musician.

Though he’s just 22 years old, Minneapolis-based musician and vocalist John Mark Nelson has already released four albums.  He released his first album independently while he was still a junior at Minnetonka High School.  His most recent, “I’m Not Afraid,” came out last September.  NPR featured Nelson on both World Cafe Next and Heavy Rotation: 10 Tracks Public Radio Can't Stop Playing, calling I'm Not Afraid "mesmerizing."  The Garage Concert Series, sponsored by Jackalope and The Numad Group, and hosted at The Garage, proudly presents John Mark Nelson tomorrow night at 8:00.  

Master Trombonist Inspired by Louis Armstrong

Jul 17, 2014

Wycliffe Gordon is one of today’s finest trombonists . He has an expressive approach to the instrument involving a wide variety of sounds and effects. In the latest issue of DownBeat magazine, critics named him Best Trombone for the third consecutive year. But he also plays trumpet, tuba and other instruments and sings. And he’s also a bandleader, composer and educator.

Guitar Masters 2014 - Part One

Jun 26, 2014

Backroom Productions presented Guitar Masters 2014 over two nights (February 21-22) at the John T.

Sioux Falls Musician Releases New CD

Dec 17, 2013

Sioux Falls guitarist Jesse Christen has released a new CD, “Gate of Charity.” It features instrumental jams Christen describes as his “best shot at reaching a higher state of consciousness.”  The other players on the CD are bassist Tom McGovern and drummer Carl Holloman, Jr. Christen played in the Pomp Room favorite, the Sneakies, and was more recently a member of the Blues Bashers, a band featured earlier this year on SDPB’s No Cover, No Minimum Radio.  

  

  

Listen For Life's Middle Grounds

Nov 14, 2013

Israeli born Ronit Widmann-Levy performs Saturday night with Listen For Life's Middle Grounds at the Matthews Opera House.  The project is a group of international musicians championing peace and unity through music.  It brings together five acclaimed artists from the conflict countries of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestine, Jordan and Syria.  They are bound by a belief that these countries share a heritage that transcends political, religious and geographic boundaries.  The Middle Grounds musicians' artistic repertoire includes Middle Eastern instruments like the oud, santur, rahaba and variati

"Oh! Susanna" was written over 160 years ago, but it remains instantly recognizable to just about any American. In a new CD released today, Madison musician Nathan Edwards reinterprets "Oh! Susanna" and seven other songs by the man often referred to as the "Father of American Music," Stephen Foster. Raised in Wisconsin, Nathan Edwards is currently assistant professor of audio technology in the digital arts and design program at Dakota State University.