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In The Moment ... Mythbusters & The End It Movement

The New Colossus
The End It Movement

In The Moment ... February 21, 2017 Show 034 Hour 1

Can you tell a tall tale from the truth? Faculty and students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will team up for Mines Myth Busters & Super Science to debunk or prove some of history’s most popular urban legends and offer interactive experiments from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the Surbeck Center ballroom on campus. Watch as Mines myth busters experiment with fire, test household items for radioactivity, offer hands-on green chemistry activities and more. Find out which myths make the cut and which get busted with Mines’ signature twist of explosive experimentation. This event is free, and all ages are invited to attend. Dr. Justin Meyer, senior lecturer and professor of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology joins the show.

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State law assigns some gaming money from Deadwood to historic restoration. The South Dakota State Historical Society administers funds for matching grants twice a year, and the latest five recipients are pooling almost $300,000 in public and private money. Ted Spencer is the Director of the Historic Preservation Office at the South Dakota State Historical Society.

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People think of human trafficking as a crime that happens in the dark, but activists are working to shine a light on slavery. Local advocates are participating in the End It Movement. They're reaching out to students, teachers, and businesses. These fierce opponents of sex trafficking help middle schoolers, teenagers and adults recognize the signs of abuse and spot the red flags that lead to manipulation and modern-day slavery.  Co-founders of The New Colossus Polly Dean and Ashley Statema join us.

  • This segment starts at 27:39.