The Shift

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... June 30, 2017 Show 126

Retired SDPB Morning Classics host Owen DeJong joins us for this week’s Moment in Sound. Owen plays violin and viola in venues across the state. He joins us for some fiddle tunes and conversation about folk music.

It's not unusual to see teens hanging out around water during hot summer afternoons. On Tuesday, one group gathered at Rapid Creek to learn about water quality and urban runoff. The program gave students a hands-on experience in science. SDPB's Chynna Lockett has more.

Rural Traditions Revive with New Generations

Jun 30, 2017

At the lonely junction of two country crossroads sits a tall white church. It’s a typical rural South Dakota scene but there is something different going on here….    A large parking lot overflows; a line of people trails from the main entrance, and the prairie wind carries the sound of Swedish folk songs.

It’s the 148th Midsommar celebration at Dalesburg Lutheran Church north of Vermillion.  Ron Johnson is a longtime member of the Midsommar Church Committee.

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High-profile political speakers grabbed headlines this weekend, and politicos followed potential drama at two competing events.

A Bernie Sanders-style Democrat, Keith Ellison, talked to Democrats. Right-wing author David Horowitz offered the keynote to Republicans.

The Best Western Ramkota Hotel complex in Sioux Falls hosted the annual McGovern Day fundraiser for Democrats and the GOP's Freedom Rally. Both events signal a shift in state politics.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 27, 2017 Show 081 Hour 1

We begin the hour with a look at Astronomy Day at the University of South Dakota. Joel Sander, associate physics professor at USD, joins Dr. Vuk Mandic in the studio to talk about the LIGO collaboration's discovery of gravitational waves and a significant discovery proving some of Einstein’s theory of relativity concepts and other theories about black holes.

SDPB’s Nate Wek joins us for a conversation about The Shift, this time with a visit to the town of Avon for a look at how open enrollment has impacted the district.

In The Moment ... April 20, 2017 Show 076 Hour 2

We continue our conversation about how shifting demographics impact South Dakota communities. SDPB's Kealey Bultena is in Sioux Falls with Dr. Tad Jacobs from Avera for a conversation about how healthcare systems strive to meet the increasingly specialized needs of growing populations. 

Every 10 years state lawmakers draft new boundaries for state legislative districts. SDPB's Lee Strubinger takes a look at legislative redistricting and how it may impact the two major parties in the state going forward.

In the Moment ... April 20, 2017 Show 076 Hour 1

We continue our look at how shifting populations impact South Dakota communities. SDPB's Kealey Bultena is in Harrisburg. She's joined by Harrisburg school superintendent Jim Holbeck. 

Art is often a selling factor for businesses looking to expand to a community. Organizations around the state are taking action to measure the economic impact of art. SDPB'S Chynna Lockett has more.​

City of Sioux Falls

Every ten years state lawmakers must draft new boundaries for state legislative districts. Observers say as population grows in more urban areas, Sioux Falls may receive another legislative district in 2021, following the census.

State Senator Jim Bolin loves to talk demographic and population shifts in South Dakota.

“I’ve crunched some numbers on this," Bolin says. "It’s kind of my hobby…”

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In The Moment ... April 13, 2017 Show 071 Hour 2

We continue with Hour Two of “The Shift.” SDPB’s Lee Strubinger looks at legislative solutions to changing demographics in South Dakota, focusing on Build South Dakota program as it celebrates its first graduates.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... April 13, 2017 Show 071 Hour 1

After a brief introduction to put “The Shift” into context we kick it over to SDPB’s Kealey Bultena for a live-from-Centerville conversation with Superintendent Tim Hagedorn.

SDPB’s Gary Ellenbolt takes you to Hurley and Parker in Turner County for a look at how the changing farm economy and the urban pull of Sioux Falls has impacted small towns and the people who live there.