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In The Moment: Serene Thin Elk Talks Mental Health And Counseling Indigenous People

In the Moment, May 20, 2021 Show 1053.

South Dakota tumbles back to the bottom in teacher pay, five years after the Blue Ribbon Task Force determined to solve the pay gap problem for the state's educators. Morgan Matzen reports for Argus Leader Media in Sioux Falls. She joins us for an update.

Saikat Basu is an assistant professor at SDSU in Brookings. He and his family were visiting India when the second wave of the coronavirus hit. He used the crisis as inspiration to develop a new protocol for COVID prevention.

Serene Thin Elk is a mental health counselor and the director of South Dakota Urban Indian Health in Sioux Falls. She joins us to talk about Mental Health Awareness month and her work in counseling indigenous people.

Ft. Pierre Mayor Gloria Hanson shares what the town has learned from the Missouri River flood ten years ago and what they'll never forget about their old west heritage.

Vegetables and herbs intermix quite nicely in your garden. Erik Helland explains in this episode of South Dakota Home Garden.

Craig Mattick's new podcast In Play focuses on former Minnesota Twin Kelvin Torve of Rapid City.