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How Desperation In South Dakota Changed L. Frank Baum


In the Moment, April 15, 2021 Show 1028.

  • Lura Roti shows that results from a University of Nebraska study could increase demand for ethanol, which is good news for South Dakota corn farmers.


  • We explore how L. Frank Baum's time in South Dakota in the late 1800s set the scene for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.


  • Build Your South Dakota Bookshelf dives in to the our literary heritage with a look at the state's iconic, lesser known, and even quirky literary offerings. For this episode, host Lori Walsh talks with SDPB's Seth Tupper about what he found inside the pages of a dusty library book that informed his knowledge about the places he hikes today. Today's book is called "Ambrose Bierce and the Black Hills" by Paul Fatout, available at the Rapid City Library.


  • The prestigious Whiting Prizes are announced on Wednesday, April 14. We get to know Joshua Bennett. He's a former In the Moment guest and rising star in the literary world.

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