South Dakota

Bush Con Takeaways

Oct 9, 2018
Northern State University

In The Moment ... October 9. 2018 Show 438 Hour 2

Bush Con is a networking event that is designed to build stronger connections among leaders in South and North Dakota and Minnesota and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography.

Ioana Hojda, assistant director of international admissions at Northern State University, and Lara Nelson, director of the American Indian Circle Program at Northern State University, were part of the conference. They joined In The Moment to provide their takeaways.

Lori Walsh

Almost two hours before the president's arrival, a lone protester stood on the intersection of Russell Street and West Avenue. She wore  a Nike brand tank top, and her sign echoed the recent controversial Nike ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick.

Ashley, who preferred not to give her last name or have her photo taken, drove from Brookings because she wanted to make her voice heard. She explained the Nike ad was an inspiration to her to speak out on the things she thinks are wrong with the country right now.

Lori Walsh

President Donald Trump made his first appearance in South Dakota today. He stopped in Sioux Falls for a private fundraising event in support of U.S. Representative Kristi Noem’s bid for South Dakota Governor. 

Air Force One touched down at the Sioux Falls Airport shortly after 3 p.m. A group of about 50 supporters greeted the president, who shook a few hands before heading to the motorcade.

In The Moment ... July 24, 2018 Show 385 Hour 1

From a recap of the Western Governors Association meeting in Rapid City to the impact of a state win in the U.S. Supreme Court, the news from Pierre don't cool in the summer months.

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard joined In The Moment with an insight on the lastest events.

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In The Moment ... May 21, 2018 Show 341 Hour 2

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is entering the final months of his second and last term as governor.

Daugaard joined SDPB TV's Stephanie Rissler on South Dakota Focus last week for a recap of his time as the state's chief executive.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger joins us for a recap of the interview...

In the Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 296 Hour 1

South Dakota state Senator David Lust represents District 34. He joins us for a recap of the 2018 Legislative Session.

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

State Representative Timothy Johns is from Lead and represents District 31. He's the chair of the House education committee and vice-chair of the judiciary committee. He joins us for an update on this year's legislative session.

argusleader.com

In The Moment ... January 31, 2018 Show 267 Hour 1

On June 5, South Dakotans head to the polls to vote in the statewide primary election. Shantel Krebs wants your vote to be the Republican candidate for U.S. House.

Krebs grew up as a fourth generation farm kid near Arlington in Kingsbury County. She graduated with a business degree from Dakota State University. She's served as a legislator in the State House and Senate. Her current role is as South Dakota's Secretary of State.
 

In The Moment ... January 29, 2018 Show 265 Hour 1

Heidi Marttila-Losure is the owner of Dakotafire Media. Her new book is called "Sky Theater." It's a collection of opinion writing from her time as editor of Dakotafire Magazine. She joins us to discuss the urban-rural divide and why coming home matters.

Personalities: Joe Foss

Oct 12, 2017

Radio host Chuck Anderson traveled to Joe Foss's Scottsdale, Arizona home in 1996 for an interview with one of the most famous and accomplished South Dakotans ever.

Very few people achieve as much as Joe Foss did in his lifetime. After the death of his father in 1933, Foss had to take over the family farm near Sioux Falls. He was still in high school and was suddenly responsible for taking care of his mother and younger siblings. His younger brother eventually took over, allowing Foss to graduate from high school and earn a degree from the University of South Dakota.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... August 29, 2017 Show 166 Hour 2

Tim Schorn is the Director of International Studies and professor of political science at the University of South Dakota.He's with us today to talk about Afghanistan, ISIS and North Korea.

As you may have seen on ESPN there was a little league team from Sioux Falls competing in Williamsport. The team is coached by Jeff Riley and he joins us once again via telephone.

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In The Moment ... August 28, 2017 Show 165 Hour 1

Students at Harrisburg High School are soon going to be able to participate in an early college program which would allow them to earn college credit at no cost to them while still in high school. Joining us today to expand on this program is Superintendent of the Harrisburg school District Jim Holbeck. Welcome to In The Moment.

SDPB

In the last six months, South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says she’s seen a sharp decline in concealed carry weapon permits issued.

Last year, the state renewed and issued just over 30,000 concealed carry permits. Krebs says that was an all-time high number of permits.

Krebs says that could be over anticipation of Hillary Clinton winning the presidential election.

travelsouthdakota.com

In The Moment ... August 7, 2017 Show 150 Hour 2

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In The Moment ... August 7, 2017 Show 150 Hour 1

South Dakota ends the 2017 fiscal year with a nearly $8 million surplus.  Despite revenues being lower than expected the state cut enough spending to prevent a deficit.  SDPB's Andrew Bork looks at the specific categories of the state budget to explain how it happened.

agriculture.com

In The Moment ... July 24, 2017 Show 140 Hour 1

Successful Farming Magazine has released its "10 Successful Farmers" list, honoring ag professionals who choose to innovate, adapt, and sustain successful ag business. One of this year's honorees hails from Ideal, South Dakota and his method is simple: watch how Mother Nature takes care of herself and mimic her ways. Today, Bryan Jorgenson joins us. Read his full story here: Agriculture.com/10farmers.

Personalities: From Huron High to Broadway

Jul 21, 2017
Joe Mahowald publicity photo
Playbill

Singer, actor, and teacher Joseph Mahowald graduated from Huron High School in 1977. He went on to study music and voice at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, graduating Magna Cum Laude. By 1987 he was working on Broadway as a member of the original cast of 'Les Miserables.'

Producers Withdraw Hog Barn Permits

Jul 12, 2017
Yankton County

The group proposing a concentrated animal feeding operation in the Mission Hill/Gayville area has withdrawn applications to house up to 2,400 hogs.  The Yankton County Planning Commission approved seven permits for operation in June. The County Board of Adjustment asked organizers to provide more information.

Hail Hits Central And East South Dakota

Jun 12, 2017
National Weather Service

Parts of South Dakota are experiencing wave after wave of significant weather. Some people saw everything from rain to hail.

Over the weekend storms moved from central to eastern South Dakota. Between an inch and an inch and a half of hail fell in areas of Lyman County with the largest hail being two and a half inches wide. The hail continued east toward Watertown with the storm increasing wind speed and rainfall.

Cari Fleegel is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen. She says some areas saw substantial rain Saturday and Sunday.

Noem Speaks At Girls State

Jun 1, 2017
Levi Gutz

High schoolers are learning about the governmental process through those with real world experience. US Representative Kristi Noem spoke to South Dakota Girl State delegates in Vermillion.

A full auditorium welcomes the US Representative from Watertown. Students from hundreds of towns are gathered on the University of South Dakota campus to learn about state and local government. Girls State delegates learn from participating in mock elections and listening to speakers.

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In The Moment ... May 23, 2017 Show 099 Hour 1

Steve Bannon made a career as a voice for the anti-establishment. Now he's chief strategist for President Donald Trump. For FRONTLINE's "Bannon's War," producers drew on nearly 30 in-depth interviews with political insiders, Bannon's former associates at Breitbart, authors, and journalists. It tells the story of one man's quest to transform America. You can see it tonight on SDPB-TV at 9 central, 8 mountain. Joining us today to talk about "Bannon's War," producer Gabrielle Schonder.

AAA

Many Americans are going to be on the move this Memorial Day weekend. Experts say traveler numbers could reach the highest point in over a decade.

AAA projects over 39 million Americans are travelling more than 50 miles for Memorial Day. This is one million more than last year and the highest numbers since 2005. This is the third consecutive year travelling numbers are projected to see growth.

That forecast comes despite higher gas prices. More than 88% of travelers are expected to drive, with gas prices being higher than last Memorial Day.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 17, 2017 Show 095 Hour 1

Brooke Gladstone is a Peabody-award-winning journalist and host of “On the Media.” She joins us to discuss her newest book, “The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time.” It’s a conversation about living in our personal “bubbles,” how stereotypes impact our worldview, and how a consensus regarding reality was always more vulnerable than we thought.

Three Hurt in Buggy Accident

May 17, 2017
South Dakota Department of Public Safety

An auto accident involving a horse drawn buggy has left three injured. Officials say there are no clear rules when dealing with buggies.

The Department of Public Safety says a car struck a buggy Sunday night in Hutchinson County. The two met at a highway intersection north of Tripp. The buggy pulled into the intersection and was hit by the car. The three buggy passengers were ejected. Two individuals are being treated for non-life threatening injuries while a 20 year old woman was taken to a Sioux Falls hospital for major injuries.

South Dakota Road Construction In Full Swing

May 16, 2017
Chris Laughery

Summer is here and that means it’s time for sunshine, road trips, and road construction. Officials say there could be some delays in certain areas.

The South Dakota Department of Transportation is overseeing several large projects across the state. Various state highways and parts of I-29 are under construction near Sioux Falls. Highway 212 east of Watertown is closed and detoured. Other roadways are down to one lane along I-90 and south of Pierre.

Flooding Threats Minimal

May 11, 2017
National Weather Service

Citizens are reporting slight flooding across fields in eastern South Dakota. Officials say severe flooding is not likely in the area in the coming weeks.

National Weather Service officials say minor flooding is being reported on the lower Big Sioux River and on eastern farmland. This came from a combination of steady rainfall and snow in some areas. Officials say several dry days have brought soil moisture back to a more reasonable amount.

Flooding is caused when heavy rain is dumped on already wet soil. Water can start ponding in flat fields with little to no drainage.

siouxpercon.com

In The Moment ... May 9, 2017 Show 089 Hour 1

Break out your comic collection and your peace-tied costume weaponry. Shane Gerlach, Vice-Chairman and Talent Coordinator for SiouxperCon. It's a fan convention that celebrates Comic books, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Anime, board games, and video gaming. It's in Sioux Falls this Friday. We talk about artistry, the culture insight of comics and graphic novels, and the power of finding a place where you belong.  

In The Moment ... May 5, 2017 Show 087 Hour 1

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 4, 2017 Show 086 Hour 1

SDPB's Steve Zwemke sits down with Minneapolis indie band "Night Moves" ahead of their concert this week at Total Drag in Sioux Falls.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 3, 2017 Show 085 Hour 1

For national Small Business Week, we sit down with Sioux Falls businessman Vick Strizheus. He's an international internet entrepreneur, speaker, author and business strategist. He's founder and creator of Four Percent, a training center for modern entrepreneurs.

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