People

  • SDPB Radio Director

    Cara Hetland is the Director of Radio and News and Information for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. She has nearly 30 years in public radio as a reporter, producer and manager.  Cara is also host of the Friday In the Moment program Innovation....

  • In the Moment Producer

    I'm Chris Laughery, a producer for in the moment ...  My family consists of wife Ann and son Matt. I have been involved in the broadcast world for over 20 years in one capacity or another. I am a proud United States Navy veteran and played a...

  • Morning Edition host

    Originally from Shakopee, MN, John graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN, with a degree in Economics and Hispanic Studies. 

    Katy Beem: How were you inspired into broadcast journalism?
    John Nguyen: “My freshman...

  • SDPB Jazz Nightly Host

    Karl was born to northeastern South Dakota crouton farmers, but was orphaned as a toddler during the Great Salad War (1966-67). Rescued by a flock of chickadees, he grew up in the woodlands of Sica Hollow. Legends of a bird boy living in the...

  • On-Air host of Techradio

    Kent Osborne is currently the Director of Digital at South Dakota Public Broadcasting. 

    His involvement with Techradio goes back to the late 1990's as a guest, and eventually host of the twice monthly live radio show.

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  • SDPB Contributor – On the Other Hand blog

    Kevin Woster has reached the age where he ought to know better. He married for a former reporter, Mary Garrigan and between them have six kids and 15 grandkids. Kevin grew up on a farm northeast of Reliance, where his respect for farmers and...

  • In the Moment Host

    South Dakota Public Broadcasting is pleased to announce Lori Walsh is the new host for Dakota Midday, SDPB Radio’s live news and issues program which broadcasts weekdays from Noon-1pm (11am-Noon MT).

    Walsh...

  • SDPB Radio On Record host

    Matt Weesner is a former SDPB Radio Program Director, and has been playing music on the radio for more than 20 years. Weesner started hosting On Record back in early 2004, because at that time, there wasn't as much Americana (rock,...

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  • SDPB Radio Program Director

    Susan Hanson has been the Radio Program Director at SDPB since 2007. Hanson started her career with SDPB Radio in 1999 as a part-time student producer in the newsroom. In the intervening years she’s been the Arts Advocate, a semi-regular...

  • SDPB Freelance Reporter/Producer

    Rapid City freelancer Victoria L. Wicks has been producing news for SDPB since August 2007. She has in the past been a newspaper reporter, and she spent about 14 years advocating for crime victims in Rapid City and Aberdeen. Vicky is also a...