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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.

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in The Moment ... July 18, 2017 Show 136 Hour 1

U.S. Army Major Chris Mercado had virtually no computer background when he decided technology might help save lives. “The Military Times name the South Dakota native Soldier of the Year for his work with Objective Zero. It's a nonprofit dedicated to saving veterans lives . . . one swipe at a time.

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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

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In the Moment ... June 21, 2017 Show 119 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross and Seth Tupper join us to talk about the top political headlines in the state. Today we tackle the Rapid City billboard debate, bentanine taxation, and the ongoing conversation between voters and lawmakers regarding voter-initiated ballot measures.

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Thousands of soccer players and fans descend on Sioux Falls this weekend. The city hosts a regional youth soccer tournament. Organizers say no other sporting event in Sioux Falls has a larger economic impact. This isn’t the first time the city welcomes soccer teams from the region. Sioux Falls prepares for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region II Midwest Championships.

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.

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In The Moment ... June 14, 2017 Show 114 Hour 1

Skyforce basketball is a staple in the Sioux Falls professional sports scene. Recently the NBA's Miami Heat purchased controlling interest of the team. In The Moment producer Chris Laughery talks with president of the Sioux Falls Skyforce Mike Heineman about the future of the team in South Dakota.

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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.

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In The Moment ... May 11, 2017 Show 091 Hour 1

SDPB’s Steve Zwemke talks with NBC analyst and former NASCAR racer Kyle Petty. Petty rides through South Dakota for the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America.

Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether addressed the media for an update on child pornography charges against the former fire chief Jim Sideras. For the latest on the investigation, SDPB's Kealey Bultena joins us live from our studio at the University of Sioux Falls.

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In The Moment ... May 10, 2017 Show 090 Hour 1

South Dakota fills with the greens and yellows and blossoming pinks of Spring. Erik Helland joins us today to answer your questions. He's owner and president of Landscape Garden Centers in Sioux Falls.

In this week's In the Moment podcast, we explore the full range of the human condition with expressions of despair and resilience, love and hope.

In the Moment producer Steve Zwemke talks with an editor at The Players' Tribune about compelling stories of hardship and triumph from professional athletes. Lindy Obach offers her poem, "Southwest by Dakota." And musician Nik Harr brings a song about connection and holding life together, for one another, when times get tough.

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A measure that automatically allows South Dakota’s home schooled students to participate in public extracurricular activities is dead. A legislative committee considered House Bill 1123 for nearly two hours Monday before decided not to support it.

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The 2016 PDR Disabled Youth Hunt took place near the town of Clark this past weekend. The annual event offers youth with disabilities the opportunity to take part in an authentic South Dakota whitetail deer hunt with all expenses paid.

The Payton Dean Rasmussen Disabled Youth Hunt is in its 9th year. It’s named after Dean Rasmussen’s grandson…who died at 17 months. The goal of the hunt is to give kids with disabilities who have an interest in hunting a chance to actually take part in the sport.

Viborg-Hurley, A Friendship Worth 2,000 Points

Mar 13, 2016

In South Dakota, a basketball player scoring 2,000 points in her high school career is somewhat rare. In early February, Abby Hora of Viborg-Hurley became the 24th player in South Dakota history to join the 2,000 point club. While Hora may get the credit in the stat book – her lifelong friendship with a teammate on the court is what made the 2,000 point journey memorable.

It was the final home game of the season for Viborg-Hurley as they hosted Bridgewater-Emery on February 8. Entering the game, Hora needed 20 points to reach 2,000. In just the first quarter, she put up eleven.

SDPB's Director of Online Services Kent Osborne joins us to talk about the innovative way to cover wrestling. SDPB is joining with TrackWrestling to live stream every match on all eight mats. Catch the action here or go to our webpage. Follow the tournament on twitter using #SDwrestling16.

The State Gymnastics Meet is in Brookings, SD on Friday and Saturday of this week. Last season, the Sioux Falls O'Gorman Knights team placed fifth, but they're looking at making a push this year towards the championship. Their coach Skye Bork is in her first year with the squad. She joined the program this week to talk about the state meet as a whole, and some of the challenges that can present themselves to a team. Also, Bork has a vacation planned when gymnastics season is over - listen to find out where she's going.

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The holiday season is upon us. It’s a time when families will sit down for a gathering of generations to share traditional meals, perhaps offer prayers and regale each other with tales of what they’ve experienced since the last time they met. From stories about a toddler’s “firsts” to a teen’s “you won’t believe this” tales of adventure, the goal often becomes a friendly contest of “who can top this?”

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Sioux Falls Skyforce owner and president Mike Heineman talks about Flip Saunders' time as head coach of the Skyforce.  Saunders also coached the CBA’s Rapid City Thrillers early in his career.  Saunders went on to coach the NBA's Minnesota Timberwolves on two different occasions as well as the Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards.  Saunders lost his battle with cancer Sunday.  He was 60 years old.

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The Sanford FIELDHOUSE is the indoor sports facility in Sioux Falls for local, regional and national athletic training, soccer, baseball, softball, football and the POWER fitness programs. The building is 84,000 square feet designed for training athletes and helping them stay healthy. 

Sanford FIELDHOUSE is also home to Sanford POWER Athletic Enhancement Program, Sanford Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sanford Sports Medicine Outreach (Athletic Training Program) and home of the National Institute for Athletic Health & Performance.

The University of Sioux Falls and Augustana University are adding women’s swimming and diving teams.

High school senior Bekah Honner suddenly has lots of choices to consider as she starts her application process to swim on a college team.

“It is definitely a possibility staying in state since now Augustana and USF are starting teams, but I still have to weight my options,” says Honner.

Honner is a member of snow fox swimming club in Sioux Falls. She says it’s exciting to see the sport gaining attention.

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Augustana University and the University of Sioux Falls are adding swimming and diving as a varsity sport. Both schools are searching for swimmers as they look to start completing next fall.

The University of Sioux Falls has a swimming coach, but no pool or athletes yet. Josh Snyder is the athletic director at USF. He says when the city of Sioux Falls started building plans for the indoor aquatic center at Spellerberg Park, he had an idea.

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Interview with Dr. Chang Kee Jung, Research Coordinator with the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility and associated Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment and professor of physics at the State University of New York Stony Brook.

Dr. Chang Kee Jung will deliver a presentation on “What’s Physics Got to do with Sports?” Thursday at 5:45 p.m. at Black Hills State University. His talk will focus on the effects of spinning and non-spinning balls in popular sports, including baseball, football, soccer and volleyball.

Hunting Film Tour

Gary Gillett is the founder of the Hunting Film Tour. The Hunting Film Tour, in its third year, is an exhibition of hunting films that celebrates the conservation side of hunting. The idea is to showcase quality filmmaking about hunting, to dispel the myths surrounding hunting and to show as many people as possible that hunting and hunters are the driving force behind conservation efforts in North America.

Lakota Runner In Senior Games Hall Of Fame

Sep 10, 2015
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A Lakota tribal member has joined the ranks of athletes in the South Dakota Senior Games Hall of Fame.  Wally Little Moon has been running for half- a-century…and has no plans to stop anytime soon.

Wally Little Moon was born and raised on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. His first taste for running long distances came while attending high school and continued when he moved to Oklahoma to attend Haskell Indian School.

As Little Moon explains, he’s been running ever since.

Both SDSU and USD open their football seasons in Kansas on Saturday. The Jackrabbits travel to Lawrence for a late morning game against the University of Kansas Jayhawks. The Coyotes are in Manhattan for an evening game against the Kansas State Wildcats.

Matt Zimmer is the Sioux Falls Argus Leader beat writer for South Dakota State University athletics. Mick Garry covers University of South Dakota sports for the newspaper. They joined Dakota Midday for a preview of the Jackrabbits' and Coyotes' 2015 seasons.

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A 24 pound, 8 ounce chinook salmon caught on Lake Oahe last week is a state record. It broke the previous record of 23 pounds, 14 ounces. The state Game, Fish and Parks verified the record yesterday. Gordon Sampson of Highmore caught the fish after just five minutes on the water.

The Game, Fish and Parks department has received reports of other large salmon being caught close to the state record. News of the giant fish is attracting anglers to the Pierre area for the chance to catch their own big salmon.

Lacrosse, Attracting Kids Looking For A New Sport

Aug 18, 2015
Erin Mairose

Lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports in the U.S. and now the trend is starting in Sioux Falls. The group Sioux Falls Lacrosse has over 150 kids playing the sport since starting a year ago. 

Wearing helmets and cradling sticks, players dart across a field trying to score the ball into a goalie. Opposite to the field a group of seven-year- olds attend their first clinic to learn the basics of Lacrosse.

George Gongopoulos brought his son Elliot to the clinic. He says the Lacrosse sounded like fun sport for his son to try out as a beginner. 

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South Dakota State University wrestling has officially joined the Big 12. SDSU is one of six schools receiving an invitation, effective for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. North Dakota State, Wyoming, Air Force, Northern Colorado, and Utah Valley are also joining the newly formed alliance. The other schools are Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and West Virginia.

This weekend, the Minnesota Twins are hosting a 50th anniversary celebration for the 1965 team that went to the World Series. One of the big reasons the team won the pennant that year was Tony Oliva. He had earned Rookie of the Year honors the year before as well as the American League batting title, which he won again in ’65.

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With little more than half the 2015 major league baseball season done, the Minnesota Twins have reached the All-Star break with the second best record in the American league. It’s one of the biggest surprises of the season. The New York Times rank the Twins as the most overachieving team in baseball.

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