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In The Moment ... May 14, 2018 Show 336 Hour 2

Donovan Rypkema is principal of PlaceEconomics. It's a real estate and economic development consulting firm based in Washington D.C. He visits Vermillion for the Missouri Valley Historic Preservation Conference May 16 - 18, where he'll give the keynote speech. The conference is open to the public.

15th Biennial Indian Law Symposium

Mar 20, 2018
University of South Dakota

In The Moment ... March 20, 2018 Show 300 Hour 2

Professor Frank Pommersheim of the University of South Dakota Law School delivers opening remarks Wednesday evening at the 15th Biennial Indian Law Symposium. "The Challenges of Culture, Governance and Respect in Indian Country" is the theme of the symposium hosted by USD's Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) chapter.

Pommersheim specializes in the field of American Indian Law.

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In The Moment ... March 20, 2018 Show 300 Hour 1

The Vermillion Literary Project's Writing Festival is coming up on March 22. Marcella Remund and Avery M. Guess join In The Moment to provide a preview.

March For Our Lives Vermillion

Mar 20, 2018

In The Moment ... March 20, 2018 Show 300 Hour 1

On March 24, students and adults plan to take to the streets for March Four Our Lives. Vermillion march organizers are one of 500 groups receiving a grant from Everytown for Gun Safety. The goal is to send a message about ending gun violence and mass shootings in schools.

Event organizers Ellie Pyles and Katie Meirose discuss the event.

Jackie Hendry

For a group of Vermillion high schoolers, a winning robotics team takes passion, perseverance, and a really dedicated mom.

In January, the team ranked 8th in the world at a competition in Omaha. Last weekend, the students won the state robotics championship. During a team practice earlier this month, students set their sights on their next goal – a ticket to the world championship in Kentucky this spring.

These teenagers in the Rolfes family basement aren’t just socializing. They’re part of the robotics team and they’re practicing...stacking cones.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... October 17, 2017 Show 200 Hour 1

He followed the Missouri River for more than 2,000 miles. He wrote about his journey. He found himself a new "River Family." And he wrote a book about his journey. Larry Campbell is the author of "Rolling Down the River." He's speaking at the Vermillion Rotary Club today. But first he stops by In the Moment.

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In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 Hour 2

The "Painting Vermillion Red" art exhibit features the work of USD alumnus J. Steven Manolis. He's donated seven paintings to USD, which are valued at $550,000. The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts host three nationally renowned art critics for a symposium today. They'll talk about contemporary art and the art of J. Steven Manolis. We're joined by Anthony Haden-Guest, Bruce Helander, and Elizabeth Sobieski.

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In The Moment ... May 4, 2017 Show 086 Hour 2

First responders and medical professionals are assessing their performance during a mock helicopter crash. They held the drill Tuesday morning. Crews began by pretending they had Avera helicopter on the Sanford landing pad...and people were hurt. SDPB's Kealey Bultena shows you how it unfolded.

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In The Moment ... April 24, 2017 Show 078 Hour 2

Cellist Marta Simidtchieva is an active soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Dr. Simidtchieva is associate professor of cello at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she also is a member of the LeClaire Piano Trio and the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. She visits Vermillion today and joins SDPB's Susan Hanson in the studio for a conversation about 20th Century cellists.

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.

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In The Moment ... April 18, 2017 Show 074 Hour 2

Meghann Jarchow is coordinator for the Sustainability Program at the University of South Dakota. Earth Day events across the nation bring awareness and action to today’s environmental challenges as well as highlighting solutions. Jarchow joins us to preview community Earth Day efforts in Vermillion.

Jolley School Opens STREAM Lab

Apr 11, 2017
Levi Gutz

A school in Vermillion is looking at a new way to educate students. State officials opened a new science and technology lab for elementary grades.

Jolley Elementary School teachers and students cut the ribbon for the new STREAM lab. STREAM stands for Science, Technology, Reading, Art and Mathematics. Inside the lab there are stations with educational equipment. One group is running a machine through creating a circuit board while another is programming a robot to navigate a maze.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 7, 2017 Show 067 Hour 1

It's Friday and it's time for our weekly Moment in Sound. This week we welcome Mark Petričić on the bayan . You can see him in concert tonight at the National Music Museum in Vermillion at 7 p.m. Central time. Also ... a preview show at the Muenster University Center in the Pit Lounge.

In The Moment ... April 6, 2017 Show 066 Hour 1

Terry Stewart was CEO of the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. He's in Vermillion today to speak at the Vermillion Area Chamber and Development Company annual banquet. But first, he stopped by the SDPB studios for a conversation about music, history and leadership.

SDPB contributor Kevin Woster is with us to discuss elk hunting in Wind Cave National Park as hunters help fight chronic wasting disease in herds.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 4, 2017 Show 064 Hour 1

USD's IdeaFest celebrates research, creative scholarship, and academic engagement. It runs tomorrow and Thursday on the campus in Vermilion. This year's faculty keynote address is from Professor Brennan Jordan. He's Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at USD. He joins In the Moment with a preview.

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In The Moment ... April 3, 2017 Show 063 Hour 1

The Siouxland Heritage Museums presents "World War I: The Great War Exhibit." It opens April 6 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Old Courthouse Museum in Sioux Falls. Bill Hoskins is director of the Siouxland Heritage Museums. He joins us to talk about the exhibit and the legacy of the war in South Dakota. Then Bob Bosse (SDPB Director of Television) is with us to talk about upcoming WWI programming on SDPB-TV.

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In The Moment ... March 30, 2017 Show 061 Hour 1

Paige Carda is executive director of REACH Literacy. She joins us to talk about tonight’s Brewhaha celebration of literacy and storytelling.

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In The Moment ... March 17, 2017 Show 052 Hour 1

Responders Prepare For Health Disaster

Oct 20, 2016
Levi Gutz

Officials in Clay County want to be ready for potential health disasters, like a major deadly flu outbreak or a biological attack.   Emergency responders held a large practice drill in Vermillion Thursday.

The drill is one of several periodically held at specific locations across the state where medications or vaccinations can be distributed to the public during an emergency.

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The Department of Justice recently awarded the University of South Dakota a $300,000 grant to further its sexual assault prevention and awareness programs.

Officials say CARE, which stands for Coyotes Advocate, Respond and Educate to Stop Violence works to reduce sexual assault crimes and increase victim support through community efforts.

Nearly 30 USD Students Involved In A Bus Crash

Aug 30, 2016
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About 30 University of South Dakota students were involved in a bus crash Tuesday morning, August 30th.  U-S-D Vice-President and Dean of Students, Kim Grieve, says the investigation into what happened is just beginning.

”What we know is, the students were out on a tour of Vermillion with one of their classes, and a car hit the bus that they were in.  They’ve checked out all the students—I don’t have a report, but it seems like all the students are doing well, and they’re all being loaded on another bus to be taken back to the university,” Grieve said.

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. 

"King" Cello Returns To Vermillion

Sep 21, 2015

The National Music Museum has just had one of its rarest instruments returned. The Amati ‘King’ Cello was on display at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art.

South Dakota Welcomes Bikers

Aug 4, 2015

The 75th annual Sturgis Rally is in full swing, and South Dakota rolled out the red carpet, but not how you’d think. Information Centers across the state get ready for Sturgis every year, because the rest stops could be the first contact visitors have with South Dakotans.

This sound can be heard throughout the state this week. Bikers from around the country are flocking to South Dakota. If you’re in South Dakota . . . the Sturgis Rally is hard to escape. Take the folks at an interstate rest stop . . . 420 miles outside Sturgis.

“My name is Curtis.”

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It’s been about a year since Vermillion’s new water tower went into operation. The spheroid tank sits high above the town with Vermillion’s logo painted on the side. And just like in other communities across the state, it's one of the defining structures in the rather modest skyline.

Even though water towers come in various shapes and sizes, they all work the same way. By using gravity, the elevated tanks provide enough pressure to deliver water to homes and businesses in the area.

Non-Profit Buys Theater

Jul 30, 2015

A non-profit association has purchased two local movie theaters in Vermillion.

The group bought the theaters to keep them from closing.

Laura Vidler

After staging comedies for its first two productions, the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival is bringing one of the Bard’s darkest tragedies to Prentis Park in Vermillion June 11 through June 14.

Macbeth is a story of political ambition and quest for power for its own sake. After receiving a prophecy from a trio of witches and being spurred to action by his wife, Scottish general Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the throne. But he’s racked with guilt and paranoia as he and Lady Macbeth descend into madness.

Exploring South Dakota's Political Tradition

Nov 13, 2014

The University of South Dakota is taking a trip through South Dakota's political history Thursday during "Exploring South Dakota's Political Tradition," a conference sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the Department of History and University Libraries at USD.  The day-long program includes the launch of the book "The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Culture (Vol.

National Music Museum

Google is coming to Vermillion to create a virtual tour of the National Music Museum. A crew will use  a seven- foot trolley to capture 360-degree imagery that will allow visitors from around the world to explore the museum’s collection of historical instruments online at the Google Cultural Institute.

South Dakota Football Championships

Nov 13, 2013

Gary Ellenbolt and Steve Thum previewed the matchups for the 2013 South Dakota High School Football Championships which begin Thursday (11/14) at the Dakota Dome in Vermillion. 

  

  

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