Jackie Hendry

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South Dakota is confirming five positive cases of COVID 19—the disease cause by coronavirus, with two test kits pending.

Those five positive cases are sprinkled throughout the state. One case in Pennington County is related to a man in his 60’s who died on Tuesday.

The cases are considered presumptive positive. Governor Kristi Noem says they’re waiting on confirmation from the Center for Disease Control.

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In The Moment ... January 2, 2020 Show 725 Hour 2

Palliative care helps relieve symptoms of serious illnesses, but it's not a one-size-fits-all method of specialized care. It's also not always accessible in areas where it's needed most. 

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Up to 14% of children from birth to age 5 experience some kind of social or emotional difficulty that can impact their development. The South Dakota Early Childhood Mental Health Collaborative is working to better identify those children and train professionals to serve their needs through specialized curriculum and play therapy. 

Dr. Christen Carotta and Dr. Staci Born are assistant professors in the Department of Counseling and Human Development at South Dakota State University. They discuss the partnership and what they've accomplished in the first of a five-year project. 

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As the opioid crisis continues to grip national headlines and Governor Noem turns attention to battling meth in South Dakota, Avera is opening its Addiction Care Center in Sioux Falls. The center emphasizes holistic healing and community among its residents. The newly completed center began accepting patients on December 11th. 

Dr. Matthew Stanley is the Vice President of the Avera Behavioral Health Clinical Service Line. He explains the philosophy behind the system of care and design of the new facility.

 

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In The Moment ... October 29, 2019 Show 689 Hour 2

A year after the devastating Camp Fire in California, who's to blame and why was it so catastrophic?

Fire in Paradise, a new FRONTLINE episode, premieres Tuesday night at 9:00 Central/8:00 Mountain on SDPB-TV and online at pbs.org/frontline. Accounts from survivors and first-responders provide the inside story of the most destructive fire in California history, its causes, and the impact of climate change.

Senior Producer Dan Edge joins In The Moment from London for a preview of Fire in Paradise.

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In The Moment ... October 29, 2019 Show 689 Hour 2

What is the future of ethanol and what does it mean for South Dakota's economy? What are the pros and cons of ethanol versus electric power?

We continue our Future of Farming conversation as we look at these questions with Vance Owens, head of the Sun Grant Center at South Dakota State University, and Bill Gibbons, interim head of the Agricultural Experiment Station and Associate Dean for Research for the College of Ag at SDSU.

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In The Moment ... October 29, 2019 Show 689 Hour 2

SDPB continues our Future of Farming conversation with Van C. Kelley, Department Head of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at South Dakota State University. The ABE Department focuses on identifying and improving food production systems and available resources for an "enhanced agricultural future."

Kelley joins In The Moment from the Jeanine Basinger Studio in Brookings to discuss new technologies, applications, and methods that have been emerging in agriculture.

Sioux Falls In Color

Oct 29, 2019
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In The Moment ... October 29, 2019 Show 689 Hour 1

The colors are dynamic in Rodger Ellingson's love letter to Sioux Falls. Ellingson's exhibit "Sioux Falls in Color" is on display at the Center for Western Studies on the Augustana University campus through January 10th. Ellingson's vibrant collection of acrylic and watercolor interpretations of Sioux Falls events and locations demonstrate his passion for the city.

The artist visits with SDPB's Jackie Hendry in the Kirby Family Studio in Sioux Falls.

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In The Moment ... October 29, 2019 Show 689 Hour 1

Rural electrification programs in the mid-20th century made an impact on rural life in South Dakota. We went from oil lamps to light bulbs - and then farmers had access to all sorts of new tools which made for a different way of doing things.

Gwen McCausland is with the South Dakota Ag Heritage Museum in Brookings. She visits about rural electrification as she joins In The Moment from the Jeanine Basinger Studio at SDSU in Brookings.

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In The Moment ... October 29, 2019 Show 689 Hour 1

Over the weekend ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was located and targeted in a U.S. Special Forces raid. What changes for ISIS? How does al-Baghdadi's death affect the region?

Tim Schorn, director of International Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, visits about the big picture, including U.S. involvement in the Middle East.

In The Moment ... October 17, 2019 Show 681 Hour 2

SDPB Health and Education reporter Jackie Hendry joins Lori Walsh to preview the discussion on early childhood education (Pre-K) on SDPB-TV's South Dakota Focus with Stephanie Rissler.

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