Victoria Wicks

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In The Moment ... August 22, 2017 Show 161 Hour 1

Mike Diedrich is VP Governmental Affairs from Regional Health. He joins us to discuss the future of healthcare in South Dakota, implications of the Affordable Care Act, and more.

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In the Moment ... August 8, 2017 Show 151 Hour 2

Garrison Keillor brings the Prairie Home Love and Comedy Tour to the Washington Pavilion on Friday, August 11 at 7:30 p.m. Keillor hosted the radio variety show "Prairie Home Companion” from 1974 to 2016 before retiring to spend more time writing. He writes a column for the Washington Post. Host Lori Walsh spent time with Garrison Keillor last week. They talked about writing, radio, and the never-ending delights of the Minnesota State Fair.

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In The Moment ... July 24, 2017 Show 140 Hour 2

South Dakota yoga lovers Gather, Embrace, and Expand this weekend at the 2nd Annual South Dakota Yoga Conference. Joining us now to talk about the event and about South Dakota's thriving yoga community, we welcome Jillian Anawaty and Scottie Bruch.  Find more information here: http://www.sdyogaconference.com/

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In The Moment ... June 5, 2017 Show 107 Hour 2

Vernon Patterson writes poetry about personal growth, his experiences with loss, addiction and war. He recites his poetry on the streets of Minneapolis to anyone who will listen. He's known as The Street Poet. In The Moment producer Steve Zwemke fist heard The Street Poet while standing in line for a concert outside a local venue in Minneapolis and brings you more.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... May 15, 2017 Show 093 Hour 1

If you relaxed with a cold drink this week after a long day of work outside, you might have reached for a locally brewed craft beer. The industry is growing in South Dakota, with more consumers seeking out local offerings. For American Craft Beer Week, we're joined by some of the region's top brewers ... Ermin Husidic from Miner Brewing Company in Hill City and Ricardo Tarabelsi from Fernson Brewing Company in Sioux Falls.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... April 24, 2017 Show 078 Hour 1

April is National Testicular Cancer Awareness Month. Today we bring you insight from a new theatre company in Sioux Falls. It's called the Good Night Theatre Collective. The company presents their first full-length production this weekend at the ICON Lounge in Sioux Falls. It's called "Ball: a Musical Tribute to my Lost Testicle." It's creator survived testicular cancer and wrote the musical during chemotherapy treatment. Ruth Sturm and Max Wotjanowicz join us.

Victoria Wicks

In The Moment ... April 5, 2017 Show 065 Hour 1

Can understanding algorithms change your life for the better? Ali Allmosawi is the creator of "An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments." His new book is called "Bad Choices: How Algorithms Can Help You Think Smarter and Live Happier. He joins us to talk about using the fundamentals of problem solving to lead you to better choices every day.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... March 29, 2017 Show 060 Hour 1

We begin the hour by talking about the future of altruistic whistleblowers. We talk with Cody Drolc about the legacy and complexities of Edward Snowden and what advancements in insider threat detection might mean for democracy and transparency in government.

Lori Walsh

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

Victoria Wicks

In The Moment ... March 9, 2017 Show 046 Hour 2

We take a look at South Dakota's 92nd legislative session with SDPB's Kealey Bultena and Lee Strubinger. From deregulation to the philosophy of inflation projections in Pierre, Bultena and Strubinger analyze the session and discuss the work that is left to be done.

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In The Moment... February 27, 2017 Show 038 Hour 1

We begin the hour with an update on the Paul Dean Jensen case. Jensen spent 20 years in prison, serving life without parole for a murder he committed in 1996 at the age of 14. In June, a judge reconsidered that penalty and imposed a 200 year sentence. Now Jensen is appealing the second sentence. SDPB’s Victoria Wicks has the update.

In The Moment ... January 25 2017 Show 016 Hour 1

Guests: Leslie Morrow, State Executive Director Alzheimer's Association South Dakota Chapter; SDPB's Chynna Lockett, pipeline approval reaction; SDPB's Victoria Wicks, celebration of the birthday of Scots Poet Robert Burns; Jon Else, producer & cinematographer;

In The Moment...January 24 2017 Show 014 Hour 2

Guests: Sebastian Barry, author; SDPB's Victoria Wicks & SDPB's Kealey Bultena, women's march; Paul Horsted & Jerry Penry, images of the past, Black Elk Peak

In The Moment...January 18 2017 Show 012 Hour 2

Guests: Dakota Political Junkies; Seth Tupper, Rapid City Journal; Dana Ferguson, Sioux Falls Argus Leader; SDPB's Victoria Wicks, SDPB's Chynna Lockett; Greg Bryan, author with a tribute to Paul Goble

In The Moment...January 12 2017 Show 009 Hr 1

Guests: Denny Kaemingk, SD Secretary of Corrections; SDPB's Victoria Wicks, talks about SD Supreme Court; Kevin Woster, regular contributor/blogger; Arthur C. Jones, teaching professor at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver

In The Moment ... January 2, 2017 Show 001 Hour 1

Guests: US Sen. John Thune; Freshman SD Lawmakers from Dist. 8 Jordan Youngberg; SDPB's Victoria Wicks "Happy Noon Year"; Lifestyle strategist Elizabeth Hagen; John Pelletier Director of Champlain College Center for Financial Literacy 

Victoria Wicks

On the isolated prairie 24 miles northwest of Miller lies the town of Polo. It’s a small residential community notable for its distinctive landmark, the Saint Liborius Church and School, a block-long Spanish Mission-style complex that is largely empty and crumbling.
Most of the structure could soon be torn down, leaving only the church and rectory standing. The parishioners have asked the Bishop of the Diocese for permission to raze the old building and build a new Parish Hall.

Two Sioux Falls women have self-published an illustrated book titled Native American Master Artist: Oscar Howe. Co-author Lois Sayre says the book has been given to fourth-grade classes in Sioux Falls and Rapid City. The authors are marketing the book online and at various tourist spots and gift shops in South Dakota. SDPB’s Victoria Wicks spoke with Sayre this weekend at the opening of the Oscar Howe exhibit at the Journey Museum in Rapid City.

Artist Oscar Howe has had a marked influence on American Indian artists who learned from his style. Whether Howe himself was influenced by other artists is up for discussion. Viewers can ponder that question for themselves at the Journey Museum in Rapid City, where Howe’s work is on display through September 7th. Regardless of what inspired his work, SDPB’s Victoria Wicks learns that Howe broke ground in ways that continue to benefit other artists today.

A Rapid City man convicted in September 2013 of attempting to abort his girlfriend’s fetus has appealed his conviction for attempted fetal homicide. Oral arguments were heard Wednesday before the South Dakota Supreme Court. Alfredo Vargas claims the evidence was insufficient for a conviction and his rights were violated when jurors heard a secretly recorded phone conversation between him and his wife.

Victoria Wicks

A man previously convicted of child abuse is getting a new trial in Rapid City. Patrick White Face’s conviction was overturned by the South Dakota Supreme Court in December. Justices said the trial court failed to properly instruct the jury that it had to be unanimous in its findings on two separate alleged acts. White Face made an appearance in Seventh Circuit Court Tuesday before Judge Wally Ecklund. SDPB’s Victoria Wicks has been following this case.

The investigation into the death of Richard Benda will remain closed to the public. That’s the ruling of the South Dakota Supreme Court, released publicly on Thursday. South Dakota journalist Bob Mercer took the issue to the high court in March after trying unsuccessfully to find out the details of the investigation that resulted in a ruling that Benda’s death was a suicide. But the court found that state law is clear in denying public access to law enforcement investigations.

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If public opinion follows public comments at a Rapid City hearing Wednesday evening, the name of Harney Peak is going to change. The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names heard arguments for and against renaming the peak, and one of the strongest opinions came from one of General William S. Harney’s relatives.

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Same-sex marriage arguments have been put on hold at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeals court, which covers seven states including South Dakota, had scheduled arguments on March 12, even though the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday.
Now the 8th Circuit has issued a statement that its review is stayed until after the federal high court has issued its opinion, expected to come out at the end of June.

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The permit to allow Keystone XL Pipeline to cross South Dakota is on hold until later this summer. A hearing set for early May has been postponed to late July or early August, to allow opponents’ attorneys to sort through volumes of information delivered by TransCanada just ten days ago. This documents dump came after the Public Utilities Commission ordered the pipeline company to turn over all information requested by parties by April 17th.

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If  Tuesday’s Public Utilities Commission meeting is a sample of what’s to come, a four-day hearing next month promises to be exhausting and contentious. Commissioners heard hours of arguments from proponents and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline, laying the groundwork for the hearing set for May 5-8 in Pierre. SDPB’s Victoria Wicks reports on attempts by opponents to gain details of TransCanada’s plans, and the Canadian pipeline company’s attempts to protect that information.

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Keystone XL pipeline hearings before the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission will go forward as scheduled in early May. Pipeline opponents asked the PUC Tuesday to delay hearings until after a presidential permit is granted or denied. But commissioners say they have an obligation to give TransCanada a timely hearing in South Dakota.

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A federal judge in Rapid City has ruled that Pennington County violates the Indian Child Welfare Act in emergency abuse and neglect hearings. Judge Jeffrey Viken also found that policies and practices in the county violate the due-process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. SDPB’s Victoria Wicks reports on the lawsuit that was filed two years ago by Native parents and tribes.

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The federal jury has sided with Rapid City Regional Health in a civil case alleging that hospital employees were racially discriminatory in their treatment of a Native heart patient. Vernon Traversie, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, alleged that someone at the hospital carved the letters “K-K-K” onto his abdomen, handled him roughly, refused him pain medication, and didn’t prepare him adequately for aftercare. SDPB’s Victoria Wicks has followed this case since the allegations emerged.

About three and a half years ago, Vernon Traversie first reported that someone at Rapid City Regional Hospital carved the letters “KKK” on his abdomen. Now a federal jury is deliberating his civil claim. The trial started Monday, and Thursday afternoon the case went to the jury.

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