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.”

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

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

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

Americans consume. That's what we do. For today's Morning Macro with Joe Santos, we look at how the U.S. Consumer drives macroeconomic activity.  Joe Santos is a professor of economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking, and Regulation in the Ness School of Management and Economics at South Dakota State University.  

Arts & Lifestyle: Dec 7 - 13

Dec 13, 2019

For the third consecutive year, our SDPB music aficionados have put together lists of songs they think should be on your radar. They're ready to share some of their favorite jazz, indie, country and rock songs from 2019. 

News: Dec 7 - 13

Dec 13, 2019
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In this week’s South Dakota news, a civil trial at the Aberdeen federal courthouse challenges the implementation of HB 1094, and reports from counties in Minnesota and North Dakota show communities divided over refugee resettlement. Is the quarrel soon coming to South Dakota?

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In The Moment ... December 11, 2019 Show 717 Hour 2

The Butterfly House and Aquarium has joined "Museums for All," a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. 

Audrey Willard, with the Butterfly House and Aquarium, joins In the Moment to discuss a new program at the Butterfly House and Aquarium.

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In The Moment ... December 11, 2019 Show 717 Hour 2

Does legislation requiring registration of people circulating petitions chill free speech in South Dakota? A civil trial at the Aberdeen federal courthouse challenges the implementation of HB 1094.  Reports from counties in Minnesota and North Dakota show communities divided over refugee resettlement. Is the quarrel coming to South Dakota?  The Dakota Political Junkies join us to discuss the top political topics of the day. We're joined by Mike Card and Jon Schaff. 

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In The Moment ... December 11, 2019 Show 717 Hour 1

Mike Huether was elected mayor of South Dakota's largest city in 2010. That's before an events center, an indoor swimming pool, an indoor tennis complex, and years of record-setting construction and economic growth in the city.

He's written a book called "Serve. Lead. Win." In it he argues that the right kind of leadership can move government out of complacency and gridlock and into innovation and abundance.

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In The Moment ... December 10, 2019 Show 716 Hour 2

For the third consecutive year, our SDPB music aficionados have put together lists of songs they think should be on your radar. They're ready to share some of their favorite jazz, indie, country and rock songs from 2019.

 

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

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In The Moment ... December 10, 2019 Show 716 Hour 1

Jeff Gould is an author, a public speaker, and a broadcaster. In other words, he's a storyteller. You might have heard the "A Prairie Christmas" radio show, which airs on commercial radio stations across the country between Thanksgiving and Christmas. His storytelling style has been compared to Paul Harvey and Garrison Keillor, but Jeff Gould is more interested in the simple arc of good story -- and maybe even a good life. 

To learn more about Jeff, visit ilikethatstory.net

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In The Moment ... December 10, 2019 Show 716 Hour 1

How much do you know about Lyman County in South Dakota? Founded in 1873, it's bordered on the north and east by the Missouri River and was named for politician, W.P. Lyman.

Lonis Wendt, a part-time historian, and resident of Vivian, South Dakota joins us today for Images of the Past with a couple of more things you may not have known about Lyman County.

Melissa Johnson

"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 owner of Oh My Cupcakes! and a Professional Encourager.

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Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota) returns to collaborate with Lakota people via The Lakota Project. She joins In the Moment for a preview of the upcoming community art creation. We're also joined by her partner in the project, director Michael John Garcés.

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In The Moment ... December 6, 2019 Hour 1

Chad Elliot is a singer, songwriter, artist, author, and storyteller. He performs later tonight at the AME Allen Chapel in Yankton as part of their Little White Church sessions.  He recently released his 22nd album, "King Pelican." It was recorded live with his band, The Redemptions, during a set for The Sun Studio Sessions documentary series featured on PBS.  

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In The Moment ... December 6, 2019 Hour 1

This weekend the Barnett Family Singers perform at First Congregational Church in downtown Sioux Falls. Their new release is called, "Angels Among Us: Holiday Music to Fight Mental Illness." All proceeds from the concert and CD sales benefit Children's Home Society.  Three years ago the Christmas CD, "Home for the Holidays," raised money to support Bishop Dudley Hospitality House. Joining us in SDPB Sioux Falls studio to talk about the concert and the CDs, we welcome Jeff and Seth Barnett, along with Tommy and Carol Nesbitt.

John Shrader

In The Moment ... December 6, 2019 Hour 1

Each week we bring you Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Today, the work of Adrian C. Louis is featured.

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In The Moment ... December 5, 2019 Show 713 Hour 2

South Dakota Voices for Peace has been awarded the national J.M.K. Innovation Prize for their work on immigration issues.  

Taneeza Islam, executive director for South Dakota Voices for Peace, and Amy Freitag, executive director of The J.M. Kaplan Fund, join In the Moment to discuss South Dakota Voices for Peace and what the award means.

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In The Moment ... December 5, 2019 Show 713 Hour 2

On Dec 5 and 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. experience Handel’s transcendent Messiah with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. The most famous of Handel’s oratorios, Messiah is a meditation on the life of Jesus Christ, and is a beautiful way to usher in the holiday season.

Joining us to discuss the oratorio further is Delta David Gier, music director for the SDSO.

 

In The Moment ... December 5, 2019 Show 713 Hour 2

Dr. Rick Holm joins us today to talk about the ideal diet.

On Call with the Prairie Doc airs on SDPB TV Thursday nights at 7 Central 6 Mountain. 

  Education and healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Regional Health, helping patients and communities live well

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In The Moment ... December 5, 2019 Show 713 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... December 5, 2019 Show 713 Hour 1

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In The Moment ... December 5, 2019 Show 713 Hour 1

From the newsroom to the racquetball court, journalist and editor Ron Bender left a legacy that remains for those who know where to look. Kevin Woster joins us with memories of Bender as they intersect with life in Rapid City today. 

You can find his blog at sdpb.org/woster

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Dec 4, 2019
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In The Moment ... December 4, 2019 Show 712

Governor Kristi Noem, in her budget address Tuesday, announced $9 million in reductions to state agencies. "Money is tight this year," prefaced Noem.

The Dakota Political Junkies discuss the governor's proposed 2021 budget. They also visit about the resignation of Minnehaha County State's Attorney Aaron McGowan. County Commissioners approved a $35,000 payment in exchange for his resignation.

SD Day Of Giving: Dakota Resources

Dec 3, 2019
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In The Moment ... December 3, 2019 Show 711 Hour 2

Dakota Resources is a non-profit community development financial institution focused on connecting capacity and capital to empower rural communities. Their ambitious initiatives have significantly impacted small towns and economic development leaders across the region.

Joe Baartman, executive director of Dakota Resources, joins us to discuss the role of philanthropy in South Dakota.  

SD Day Of Giving: CCCSBH

Dec 3, 2019
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In The Moment ... December 3, 2019 Show 711 Hour 2

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of the Black Hills provides housing, financial counseling, education, and debt management programs to help individuals and families achieve and maintain safe and affordable housing, meet their monthly expenses, have the capacity to absorb unexpected expense, and track their financial goals.  

They are hosting a #GivingTuesday open house from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 2310 N. Maple Ave. in Rapid City.

SD Day Of Giving: NAMI

Dec 3, 2019
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In The Moment ... December 3, 2019 Show 711 Hour 2

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) South Dakota provides free education classes, support groups, and advocacy for people living with mental illness and their families. 

Wendy Giebink, executive director of NAMI South Dakota,  joins In the Moment to discuss the efforts of their affiliates located across South Dakota.

You can find all of the organizations involved here.

SD Day Of Giving: Horizon Health Foundation

Dec 3, 2019
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In The Moment ... December 3, 2019 Show 711 Hour 2

Horizon Health Foundation ensures health care access for rural communities. 

Horizon Health Foundation supports Horizon Health Care, Inc., which serves more than 20 rural communities with local health care access. More than 27,500 patients who visit them annually continue to receive community health services, including life-changing medical, dental, and behavioral care. 

SD Day Of Giving: Souper Starz Corp

Dec 3, 2019
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In The Moment ... December 3, 2019 Show 711 Hour 2

Souper Starz Corp promotes community-based development through crowdfunding, creativity, collaboration, democracy, trust, and fun.

At their monthly meeting, $10 allows attendees a bowl of soup and a vote. Then, presenters share their ideas for community improvement and involvement for which they need funding. All the attendees listen and vote for which presenter they think should receive the funding. The presenter with the most votes wins the money that was collected at the door.

SD Day Of Giving: BH Communty Theatre

Dec 3, 2019
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In The Moment ... December 3, 2019 Show 711 Hour 2

Black Hills Comunity Theatre (BHCT) works to infuse the Black Hills region with enthusiasm for all aspects of theatre by providing quality theatrical opportunities for the region. 

Holly Lindsay, Giving Tuesday Coordinator and BHCT Board Member, joins In the Moment to discuss their monetary goal this #GivingTuesday.

You can find all of the organizations involved this year here.

SD Day Of Giving: Big Friend Little Friend

Dec 3, 2019
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In The Moment ... December 3, 2019 Show 711 Hour 1

Big Friend Little Friend of the Mitchell Area empowers children through supported mentoring relationships. They envision providing at-risk youth with the opportunity to achieve a future filled with hope through a mentoring relationship. 

Big Friend Little Friend and other local non-profits are at Dakota Wesleyan University for #GivingTuesday. You can see them at the McGovern Library.  

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