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In The Moment ... June 19, 2018 Show 361 Hour 1

David Osborne, author of The Coming, has won the 2018 Spur Award for historical fiction from the Western Writers of America.  He's being honored this week at the WWA's annual convention in Billings, Montana. 

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Dec 18, 2017

In The Moment ... December 18, 2017 Show 242 Hour 1

The "New York Times" recently named "Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder" as one of the best books of the year. Author Caroline Frazer fills gaps in Wilder's autobiographical writings, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records.

Fraser spoke with Prairie Public's Doug Hamilton from Iowa City, one of the stops on her book tour.
 

In The Moment ... December 11, 2017 Show 237 Hour 2 

In his new book, "That's What They Used to Say": Reflections on American Indian Oral Traditions, Donald Fixico invites readers into his own oral tradition to learn how storytelling, legends and prophecies, and oral histories and creation myths knit together to explain the Indian world.

In The Moment ... November 13, 2017 Show 218 Hour 1 

Cheech Marin is known as an actor, director, author, and comedian. But he's also a collector of Chicano art. He joins Prairie Public's Ashley Thornberg for a conversation about advocacy for minority artists and the timeless nature of the comedy duo Cheech & Chong.

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In The Moment ... August 30, 2017 Show 167 Hour 1

Author/mediator Douglas E. Noll visited with Prairie Public's Doug Hamilton on Monday.  Noll has written, "De-Escalate: How to Calm an Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less."

Sioux Falls businessman Jeff Schershligt is one of the new inductees of the South Dakota Hall of Fame.  He has specialized in insurance and risk management.

SDPB's Nate Wek details an upcoming documentary about Rapid City Post 22 baseball.  The premiere is scheduled for early October.

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In The Moment ... April 25, 2017 Show 079 Hour 2

Last hour, we talked with author Kent Nerburn about his book "Neither Wolf Nor Dog." The book was adapted by filmmaker Steven Lewis Simpson and shows this week at the Black Hills Film Festival. Simpson sat down with Bill Thomas of Prairie Public to talk about taking the book from page to screen.