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In The Moment ... August 29, 2017 Show 166 Hour 1

Lee Rainie is the director of internet and technology research at the Pew Research Center in Washington D.C.  He's also the former managing editor of U.S. News and World Report.  Rainie speaks at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology today as part of the Black Hills Knowledge Network's Knowledge at Noon Speaker Series.  His presentation is titled "Facts, Public Trust and the Future of the Internet."

SDPB’s Jackie Hendry details the surprising history of Lakota performers in Brussels.

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In The Moment ... August 25, 2017 Show 164 Hour 2

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary James Burnley is in Sioux Falls to address the latest efforts to modernize air traffic control in the country and how those efforts might impact states like South Dakota.  Burnley served as General Counsel, Deputy Secretary and Secretary of Transportation under President Ronald Reagan.

Thayne Munce of the Sanford Sports Science Institite discusses the latest research in concussion testing and the recently released national CTE study.

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In The Moment ... August 9, 2017 Show 152 Hour 1

What's the role of music in literacy? What's the role of hip hop in American culture? REACH Literacy in Sioux Falls hosts a Music Master Class, the hip-hop edition,  this Thursday, August 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Prairie Berry East Bank in Sioux Falls. We’re joined by REACH Literacy executive director Paige Carda and Dr. Derrick Robinson, Assistant Professor of Education Leadership at the University of South Dakota.

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In The Moment ... August 8, 2017 Show 151 Hour 1

Where should we put the state's only law school? Declining applicants, smaller classes, and concerns about life after law school are just a few reasons the University of South Dakota is taking the relocation of the Law School into consideration. While the proposed move would land the school just an hour north of Vermillion in Sioux Falls, the question resulted in a five-hour task force panel that ended in plans for the next meeting. SDPB's Jackie Hendry covered the proceedings, and she's here with highlights.

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Dr. Emily Wanless of Augustana University and Dr. Sara Lampert of the University of South Dakota are part of a Wednesday panel discussion, "Gender and Politics: What Does the 2016 Election Tell Us?" The event features six experts from media, communications and political science. They'll discuss the candidacy of Hillary Clinton, accusations of her lack of stamina and how American politics pivots to accommodate its first female presidential candidate from a major party. Wednesday's discussion begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Al Neuharth Media Center on the USD campus.

USD political science professor Mike Card joins Dakota Midday to talk about the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

USD alum Paul Glader returns to Vermillion for a lecture on the the power of great groups. He joins Dakota Midday for a preview. They discuss the synergy of Silicon Valley, how other nations endeavor to emulate American collaboration, and the inspiration of USD luminary Doc Farber.

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Heath Weber is camp director for the Ambassadors of Excellence at the University of South Dakota. He serves as Dean of the College of Performing Arts at Morningside College, and grew up with South Dakota's gifted education program. He joins Dakota Midday to discuss how gifted students think, and the implications of a gifted education mandate in the state.

SD OneHealth Funds Animal-Borne Illness Awareness

Jul 18, 2016

Doctors, veterinarians and ranchers are partnering to fight animal-borne illness. USD’s Sanford School of Medicine aims to open a dialogue between human health care providers, and those who care for animals to protect South Dakotans and livestock against disease.

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Dr. Ranjit Koodali, USD Chemistry Professor and now Dean of the USD Graduate School joins us to discuss the latest in research around the country. Dr. K is the Public Relations Chair of the Sioux Valley Section of the American Chemical Society. He provides regular collection of science articles and is going to join Innovation once a month to talk about what’s happening around the country. Today Dr. K. teaches us about using biosynthesized ZnO nanoparticles and soil fungi.

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Dr. Ranjit Koodali, USD Chemistry Professor and now Dean of the USD Graduate School joins us to discuss the latest in research around the country. Dr. K is the Public Relations Chair of the Sioux Valley Section of the American Chemical Society. He provides regular collection of science articles and is going to join Innovation once a month to talk about what’s happening around the country.

We talk about the Light sparks conversion of dinitrogen (commonly called nitrogen) to ammonia.

Dr. Gerard Jacobs is the author of the upcoming book “Community Based Psychological First Aid: A Practical Guide to Helping Individuals and Communities During Difficult Times.” It’s a book designed to help everyday people care for one another during times of strife. Dr. Jacobs was summoned to Nepal after last year’s massive earthquake. He is a professor of psychology at USD and director of the Disaster Mental Health Institute at USD. 

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The life of University of South Dakota First Lady Colette Abbott was celebrated today/Monday on the USD campus. 

Aalfs Auditorium at U-S-D’s Slagle Hall was filled nearly to capacity to honor Colette Abbott.  Visitors saw hundreds of photographs of her life—from early photos with her twin sister, to waving in Dakota Days’ parades, to posing with leaders like George McGovern and Tom Daschle.   The Abbott’s eldest daughter, Sarah, represented the family, and discussed her mother’s influence on nearly everyone around her.

USD Mourns The Death of First Lady Colette Abbott

May 5, 2016

Those involved with the University of South Dakota are still coming to terms with the loss of Colette Abbott.  The wife of U-S-D President Jim Abbott died suddenly Wednesday, at age 59.  One of many people close to the university’s First Lady is Jack Marsh, former executive director of the Freedom Forum at U-S-D. 

Dr. Ranjit Koodali, USD Chemistry Professor discusses the latest in chemistry research around the country. Dr. K is the Public Relations Chair of the Sioux Valley Section of the American Chemical Society. He provides regular collection of science articles and joins Innovation once a month to talk about what’s happening around the country. The focues is on Graphene - a type of carbon.

Vern Halter has garnered three top five finishes in the famed Iditarod and eight top ten finishes. The South Dakota native moved to Alaska shortly after graduating from USD. He sits down with Lori Walsh to talk sled dogs, the Alaska wild, and how to mentally prepare for a 1,000 mile race where not even your cell phone can bail you out of trouble.

John Thayer (KVHT/KVTK radio, Yankton)  is the play-by-play voice of the USD Coyotes women's basketball team. He joins Dakota Midday to talk about the win over Oregon at the DakotaDome and the upcoming championship game of the WNIT tournament.

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Dr. Ranjit Koodali, USD Chemistry Professor joins us to discuss the latest in research around the country. Dr. K is the Public Relations Chair of the Sioux Valley Section of the American Chemical Society. He provides regular collection of science articles and is going to join Innovation once a month to talk about what’s happening around the country. 

The book that gave the world William Shakespeare is one of the most treasured tomes of all time. Shakespeare’s First Folio is visiting the National Music Museum on the campus of the University of South Dakota. It’s a traveling exhibit from the Folger Shakespeare Library and it’s making one stop in each of the 50 states.

Dakota Midday spends a literary lunch hour swimming in all things Shakespeare with Dr. Darlene Farabee, project director and chair of the English Department at the University of South Dakota, and Cleveland Johnson, director of the National Music Museum.

Dr. Ranjit Koodali is a Chemistry Professor at the University of South Dakota. He joins us to discuss the latest in research around the country. Dr. K is the Public Relations Chair of the Sioux Valley Section of the American Chemical Society. He provides regular collection of science articles and is going to join Innovation once a month to talk about what’s happening around the country. Today he discusses renewable energy research and the recent announcement that Nanoscale system reaching perfect efficiency for solar fuel production step. 

Poet Barbara Duffey reads poems from her upcoming collection "Simple Machines" and USD's Marcella Remund discusses the Vermillion Literary Project's upcoming literary celebration.

Bsal Task Force

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is banning the trade of 201 species of salamanders, making it illegal to import them or move them across state lines. Scientists hope the ban will prevent a deadly outbreak of a fungus that infects native salamanders. 

Dr. Jacob Kerby, USD Associate Professor of Biology, is associated with the national task force dealing with the issue and discusses the $10 million salamander trade and the fungus known as  Bsal.

Mandie Weinandt is faculty advisor for the University of South Dakota’s LGBTQ student group. She joins Dakota Midday to talk about what it means to be an “ally” during conversations regarding transgender legislation.

Dr. Crystal Sellers-Battle and Dr. Lucia Unrau discuss classical music composed by and for African Americans. From arias to art songs to spirituals, Sellers-Battle discusses the power and influence of contemporary American classical music.

Vascular surgeon and research scientist Dr. Patrick Kelly is working to develop a next-generation medical device that can save patients thousands of dollars and prevent repeat surgeries. He joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to talk about his partnership with Gopinath Mani, Ph.D., and the culture of innovation in South Dakota.

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Dr. Larry Schou, Dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion remembers his friend "Doc".  Distinguished Professor Emeritus Wayne S. “Doc” Knutson, whose influence on theater and the arts spans from the University of South Dakota to the Black Hills, died late Monday at age 89.  Knutson, who taught and held several leadership roles at USD over 35 years, entered hospice care in early November due to heart trouble.

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On this week's edition of 'The DakotaCast Podcast,' SDPB's Gary Ellenbolt talks with USD head football coach Joe Glenn about the Coyotes big win in Fargo last week, and Nate Wek chats with Brandon Valley Activities Director Randy Marso about the cheer and dance competition taking place in Brandon, SD this weekend.

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John M. Seigenthaler is the lead anchor for the Al Jazeera America network.  He is also the 2015 winner of the Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media.  John Seigenthaler discusses his time in the news business, he approach to story telling and says "if anyone tells you what the news business will be like in five years, they're lying."  John Seigenthaler was previously an anchor and correspondent for both NBC and MSNBC.  He is best known for his eight-year-tenure as weekend anchor of NBC Nightly News.

Dakota Midday: Author Brian Evenson

Sep 30, 2015
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The Department of English and Astrophil Press at the University of South Dakota present award winning author Brian Evenson as part of Astrophil Press' launch party.  Evenson will give a craft talk at 2:00 p.m. in the Al Neuharth Media Center Conference Room and provide a reading at 5:00 p.m.

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Christine Cagle, CDC Associate Director for Policy, Planning and Communications in the division for HIV/AIDS prevention.  She is speaking to students at the University of South Dakota about– “The New Era of HIV prevention in a changing landscape.”  She begins with an overview of what HIV and AIDS looks like today in the United States.

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