Lori Walsh

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 most recently worked as a freelance journalist for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and as a Humanities Scholar for the South Dakota Humanities Council, leading veteran writing groups. A graduate of Sioux Falls Lincoln High School and Augustana University’s journalism program, Walsh is a writer, blogger, photographer, poet, and member of the National Book Critics Circle and Society for Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators. Walsh also served in the United States Marine Corps for six years, working as a cryptologic Korean linguist.

“It’s a huge responsibility to take the helm of Dakota Midday. It’s so well-established, successful, trusted,” says Walsh. “It’s a great comfort to come into something and know I don’t have to re-invent anything. On the other hand, I can look to the future and say, ‘where is this going next?’ It’s exciting to say it can continue to get better, to grow. The conversation can continue. I’m thrilled to be a part of it. I’m a listener and now I’m a host.”

SDPB

Americans' love affair with guns begins at an early age. Sometimes we set aside our childish fascinations and fears as we grow. Sometimes our connections with hunting, shooting, surviving, or protecting, evolve into a more nuanced and mature relationship with firearms.

Often those stories feed into our personal politics as we seek to sort through some of the most challenging issues of modern America, gun rights and gun regulations, gun safety and gun violence.

PBS Newshour

We examine the events that led up to the January 6th violent disruption of the democratic process inside the U.S. Capitol building. We'll recap how a mob of pro-Trump extremists breached the barriers of the Capitol and gained access to both chambers of Congress, temporarily interrupting the official Congressional certification of state election results. 

 

Guests 1 (00:00): U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson.

Guests 2 (16:46): Lisa Hager and David Wiltse, professors of political science at South Dakota State University. 

SDPB

Governor Kristi Noem says doses of a coronavirus vaccine could be available for South Dakota health care workers and first responders before the end of the year. But how do those vaccines work?

Vaccines save lives by teaching the human body to fight off a virus it hasn’t encountered yet. Smallpox. Polio. Measles. And soon, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Imagine a microscopic ball with spikes — by now you’ve seen illustrations of what the coronavirus looks like.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger

In the Moment host Lori Walsh unpacks her Fourth of July playlist for a look at how music and patriotism collaborate and collide.

News: Jan 4 - 10

Jan 10, 2020
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The assassination of General Soleimani comes only weeks after the House passed a $738 billion military budget that omitted a number of provisions that would have limited the President's military powers to go to war with Iran, and the release of the "Afghanistan Papers," which reveal we've made little progress during our 19-year occupation in the region. Dr.

The "In the Moment" crew honors the broadcasting legacy of Chuck Anderson.

Read more in Lori Walsh's "In The Margins" blog post

Arts & Lifestyle: Dec 28 - Jan 3

Jan 3, 2020
SDPB

In this week’s South Dakota arts and lifestyle podcast, singer-songwriter Chris Huisenga, whose musical provides us with an exclusive interview during our first Moment in Sound of the new year.

  • Poet Sara Henning.
  • Poetry from Studio 47.

Have a story idea? Send an e-mail to InTheMoment@SDPB.org.

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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. 

Chris Laughery

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

Poet Sara Henning is author of the poetry collections "A Sweeter Water" and "View from True North." She is a visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing at Stephen F. Austin State University. As a poet, she's known for her mastery and elegance. "View from True North" explores themes of identity and family secrets, tenderness and rage, freedom and form.

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

On Thursday nights at 7 p.m. CST, 6 p.m. MST, SDPB TV brings you On Call With The Prairie Doc. The Prairie Doc is Dr. Rick Holm and he joins us ahead of tonight's show where the discussion revolves around breast cancer treatment updates.

SDPB

In The Moment ... January 2, 2020 Show 725 Hour 1

People all over South Dakota do amazing things. The Acts of Excellence program recognizes these individuals and organizations. This is part of the South Dakota Hall of Fame, and CEO Greta Chapman joins us to talk about a celebration taking place on Monday, January 6th at Black Hills State University.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... January 2, 2020 Show 725 Hour 1

Congressman Johnson Discusses Impeachment

Dec 27, 2019

Dusty Johnson was elected to Congress during a turbulent time in American history. Months later he would vote no as the U.S. House of Representatives debated articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump.

Congressman Johnson sits down with SDPB's Lori Walsh for an in-depth conversation about impeachment. He also discusses the passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, the National Defense Authorization Act, and his plan for addressing the high cost of prescription drugs in America. 

Uncommon Wisdom

Dec 27, 2019
Josh Haiar

Mike Wagner is the author of the online resource "Uncommon Wisdom." He's a lifelong South Dakotan who has spent more than 30 years with leaders and helping to develop leaders worldwide. You can find his work online at uncommonwisdom.org

Mike Wagner joined Lori Walsh in the Sioux Falls studios to talk about the importance of intentional leadership training and development. This is the first of an ongoing series of conversations with Wagner about leadership and leadership development.

News: Dec 14 - 20

Dec 20, 2019
SDPB

In this week’s South Dakota news, we'll learn about how Governor Kristi Noem wants lawmakers to approve more than three and a half million dollars for intensive meth treatment and enforcement. Her request comes just weeks after the state debuted a campaign called "Meth. We're On It." Some say treatment is not enough.

Arts & Lifestyle: Dec 14 - 20

Dec 20, 2019
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This holiday season, amidst the buying and the baking, the wrapping and the inevitable unraveling, it's wise to pause and think about others in need. It can be a difficult lesson to learn or remember, especially for children, who so easily get caught up in the thrill of paper and presents and Christmas wishes. Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve gently weaves the lesson into her book "The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood." In the Moment has the interview.

Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... December 20, 2019 Show 724 Hour 1

Amidst the bustle of the holidays, Eliza Blue remembers the celebrations of her childhood. Here's the December Postcard from the Praire.

  Arts and Entertainment reporting on SDPB is supported by the South Dakota Education Association

Paul Shackow

Where Do We Go From Here is a show that you can be a part of inside the SDPB studio in Rapid City.

This month, the focus is on “Early Learner Rapid City:  Examining innovative approaches to quality early learning experiences/environments to create solid foundations for lifelong success.”   

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... December 19, 2019 Show 723 Hour 2

Overall church attendance is in decline, and the number of Americans uaffiliated with any religion grew by 30-million in the past decade. So, what's the future of faith in South Dakota?

SDPB looks into the empty churches and the blossoming churches. Faith leaders from different traditions talk about interfaith communication.

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In The Moment ... December 19, 2019 Show 723 Hour 2

Mark Van Every has spent nearly four decades in the forestry business. Since August of 2016, he's been the supervisor for the Black Hills National Forest. Since his arrival, he's dealt with mountain beetles, new recreation trails, and an extended fire season, among other challenges.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... December 19, 2019 Show 723 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster shares thoughts on getting the story straight, and why that's as important today as ever. Woster's SDPB blog is On the Other Hand.

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... December 19, 2019 Show 723 Hour 1

South Dakota native Rory Hoffman has returned to the state for a performance Thursday night at the Fine Arts Theater in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.

Hoffman is a multi-instrumentalist who started learning to play the guitar at the age of three. Hoffman, born blind, lives in Nashville. He's a 2012 inductee into the South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame.

  Arts and Entertainment reporting on SDPB is supported by the South Dakota Education Association

John Shrader

In The Moment ... December 20, 2019 Show 724 Hour 1

Each week we bring you Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Today the featured poet is Clement Clarke Moore just in time for the holidays.

Arts and Entertainment reporting on SDPB is supported by the South Dakota Education Association

Governor Kristi Noem says it's time to take action to fight meth abuse and addiction in South Dakota. The governor laid out plans for treatment and funding in her state budget proposal, asking for more than $3.5 million in dedicated resources. This came just weeks after the state launched a new meth awareness campaign. The campaign is designed to involve all South Dakotans in the fight against addiction.

SDPB

The United States House of Representatives has begun the historic debate over the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump.

We're joined by David Wiltse, Associate Professor of Political Science, and Lisa Hager, Assistant Professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University for perspective on the day.

They join us from the Jeanine Basinger Studio on the SDSU campus.

SDPB

In The Moment ... December 17, 2019 Show 721 Hour 1

Change can be hard. Getting other people to change can be maddening. So how do financial therapists encourage clients to move toward financial health and wealth management? How can you help yourself, or someone you love, move toward a healthier relationship with your money?

Rick Kahler is a pioneer in financial therapy. He's a wealth advisor and owner of Kahler Financial Group in Rapid City.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... December 17, 2019 Show 721 Hour 1

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... December 17, 2019 Show 721 Hour 2

For the last several years the Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers has set up in one of our SDPB studios to perform for listeners who can't make it to one of their live performances. This year is no different as we welcome the Holiday Jam to the Leo P. Flynn Gallery in Sioux Falls!

Arts and Entertainment reporting on SDPB is supported by the South Dakota Education Association

Melissa Johnson

In The Moment ... December 16, 2019 Show 720 Hour 1

"Monday Mindset" is all about those small changes that add up to big things. For these weekly conversations, we welcome Melissa Johnson. Melissa is an author and certified speaker. She's a trainer with the Jon Gordon Companies and an entrepreneur. She's also the owner of Oh My Cupcakes! and a Professional Encourager.

Journey Museum and Learning Center

In The Moment ... December 16, 2019 Show 720 Hour 2

Today for Images of the Past, we explore the legend of a Rapid City night watchman. John Leary made his way west from New York in the search for gold, but it was an explosion that changed his life permanently.  Corey Christianson is a curator at the Journey Museum and Learning Center in Rapid City. She joins us with the story of Hooky Jack and his faithful dog Rags.

Read more at sdpb.org/imagesofthepast

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