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.”

SD Day Of Giving: Feeding South Dakota

Dec 3, 2019
Chris Laughery

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

Feeding South Dakota raised their goal of $75,000 during last year’s South Dakota Day of Giving. This year, the family of Mary Ellen and Paul Connelly will match your #GivingTuesday gift. 

Their Mission is to end hunger in South Dakota, distributing 14 million pounds of food annually to South Dakotans in need. Programs include a food bank, food pantry, mobile food pantry, child hunger programs, and commodity distribution. 

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

The Brookings Domestic Abuse Shelter is an emergency shelter and hotline for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking. They have trained staff on site 24/7.

Other services, which are always free and confidential, include legal advocacy, support groups, and referral assistance. They are part of the Eastern Plains Sexual Assault Response Team.

SD Day Of Giving: Capital Area United Way

Dec 3, 2019
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The Capital Area United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Hughes and Stanley Counties. One of their projects is the 3rd annual “Say Yes to the Dance” on January 11, where they give away formal wear to individuals who may not have the means to purchase their own.

Some of their community impact projects include the Youth Booster Fund, Girls on the Run/Girls on the Track, Imagination Library, Project H.E.R.O. and Say Yes to the Dance. 

SD Day Of Giving: Almost Home Canine Rescue

Dec 3, 2019
Chris Laughery

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

Almost Home Canine Rescue was founded in Madison, SD. In early 2018, the group was reestablished in the Sioux Falls area by a group of passionate animal lovers. They continue to have a large presence in Madison, assisting the Madison Animal Shelter.

SD Day Of Giving: SDCF

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

The South Dakota Community Foundation works to simplify the philanthropic process and make your charitable donations do more.

They administer approximately $300 million in assets for more than 850 endowed funds. They provide grants and administrative support to nonprofit organizations, and serve as a philanthropic resource for donors, advisors and nonprofits throughout the state.

Melissa Johnson

In The Moment ... December 2, 2019 Show 710 Hour 2

Today marks our second segment of "Monday Mindset." It's 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.

The Tiny House Tour

Dec 2, 2019
Stephanie Arne

In The Moment ... December 2, 2019 Show 710 Hour 1

Stephanie Arne is a speaker, explorer and wildlife presenter. Arne is the founder of the Creative Animal Foundation. She joins us today with a recap of the Tiny House Tour and its efforts to raise awareness about habitat preservation.  Recently the tiny house was surrounded by flames in the midst of a wildfire. Stephanie reminds us that fires can't burn memories and she joins us today by phone from California.

Fork Real

Dec 2, 2019
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... December 2, 2019 Show 710 Hour 1

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow. More than 500 non-profit organizations in South Dakota are participating in the South Dakota Day of Giving. We'll visit with a handful of those organizations on tomorrow's In The Moment. We're actually kicking off our visits today with a very unique dining concept in Rapid City called Fork Real. Joining us in the Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio this morning is Rhonda Pearcy, founder of Fork Real. Rhonda, welcome to In The Moment!

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In The Moment ... December 2, 2019 Show 710 Hour 1

News: Nov 23 - 27

Nov 27, 2019
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This week’s South Dakota news features a new generation of programs that pay landowners to plant for pheasants, a new team of social workers to help meet kid’s personal needs, and more. You can find all our “In the Moment” interviews and features by subscribing to the “In the Moment: Segments” podcast. We’ve rounded up some of the top stories for you in this week’s “In the Moment: News” podcast.

Arts & Lifestyle: Nov 23 - 27

Nov 27, 2019
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With Thanksgiving around the corner, the In the Moment team is posting the podcast early so we too can enjoy time with our families and reflect on what we are grateful for. This week you will hear from a number of authors, including Authors Rosemarie Ross and Mary Angela ahead of their November 30th presentation at the downtown branch of the Siouxland Libraries. You can see them from 3 to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

Cozy Up To Mysteries

Nov 26, 2019
Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... November 26, 2019 Show 708 Hour 2

Authors Rosemarie Ross and Mary Angela join us today in the Sioux Falls Studio ahead of a November 30 presentation at the downtown branch of the Siouxland Libraries. You can see them from 3 to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

David Kessler On Grief

Nov 26, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... November 26, 2019 Show 708 Hour 1

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Kristi Nelson has spent the better part of her adult life leading non-profits, fundraising, and organizational development. She now leads the Network for Grateful Living. November is a month for "Thanks & Giving," therefore, we are taking an in-depth look at gratitude and philanthropy. Kristi Nelson joins us on the phone to extend this being a grateful conversation.

  Support for journalism and stories about business and community development is supported on SDPB by Horton Incorporated in Britton South Dakota

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In The Moment ... November 26, 2019 Show 708 Hour 1

Eliza Blue contemplates the turning of the Wheel of Life here in South Dakota for November's Postcards from the Prairie. 

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

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... November 26, 2019 Show 708 Hour 1

Melissa Johnson

In The Moment ... November 25, 2019 Show 707 Hour 1

Today we introduce a new series called "Monday Mindset." It's 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.

 

Arts & Lifestyle: Nov 16 - 22

Nov 22, 2019
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United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo says America has a broken heart, and poetry can help heal it. Part of that healing is the acknowledgement of generations of Native American poetic voices. We talk with Harjo ahead of her visit to South Dakota — just one of many arts interviews featured this week on the live broadcast of “In the Moment.” We’ve pulled together some arts highlights for the week. Here’s what you can explore on this week’s “In the Moment: Arts” podcast. 

News: Nov 16 - 22

Nov 22, 2019
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This week’s South Dakota news features life-saving advances in stroke treatment, the surprise resignation of a prominent conservative state lawmaker, and an infusion of millions of dollars into South Dakota communities. You can find all our “In the Moment” interviews and features by subscribing to the “In the Moment: Segments” podcast. We’ve rounded up some of the top stories for you in this week’s “In the Moment: News” podcast.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... November 22, 2019 Show 706 Hour 1

Visual art meets classical music in this weekend's performance by the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra. SDSO performs Pictures at an Exhibition as part of a look at the synergy between art forms.

Maestro Delta David Gier and visual choreographer Adrian Wyard preview the program.

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

Chris Laughery

A stroke treatment called IV-TPA has recently been approved by the FDA for physicians to use more broadly. This treatment has the potential of allowing patients to have no ill effects which up until now was nearly unheard of. Dr. Jae Kim is an interventional neurologist. He and In The Moment host Lori Walsh had this discussion.

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

100+Men Who Care

Nov 20, 2019
Chris Laughery

November is a month for thanks and giving. 100+Men Who Care's Sioux Empire Chapter is a fraternal club that meets once per quarter for micro-philanthropy. Co-founder Bryan Anfinson stops by SDPB's Kirby Family Studio in Sioux Falls to explain how the program and how micro-philanthropy works.

  Support for journalism and stories about business and community development is supported on SDPB by Horton Incorporated in Britton South Dakota

Chris Laughery

Since 1980, Tofurky has been making food that, according to the company, makes animals, people, and the planet happy.

Seth Tibbott is the company's founder and CEO. He's in Sioux Falls for various events celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week. He joins In The Moment along with Brienne Maner, executive director of the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship.

Support for journalism and stories about business and community development is supported on SDPB by Horton Incorporated in Britton South Dakota

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Simply Smiles is a not-for-profit organization that provides bright futures for children, their families, and their communities. The Simply Smiles Children's Village on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation is seeking Native American foster parents. Hallie Riggs is Clinical Director for the Simply Smiles Children's Village, she joins us today with more on the organization and its mission.

Chynna Lockett

It's a big week for the Hope Center in Rapid City as it is National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week. The Hope Center provides many services such as a phone and mail center, short and long term storage, and a drop-in day center. Programs offered by the Hope center include community resource referrals and advocacy. Melanie Timm is its director and she joins us today.

Chris Laughery

In America today, the largest mental health service providers are often county jails. The South Dakota State Legislature has focused efforts to study access to mental health services in the state this summer. Committees are set to provide recommendations before the 2020 legislative session.  The challenges in South Dakota are not unique. Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg's 2019 book called "Bedlam: An Intimate Journey Into America's Mental Health Crisis" gives readers an inside look at the expansive social crisis that is mental health in America.  Dr.

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How does it feel to truly be in need? How can a surprise bill affect your level of stress, ability to think clearly and make rational decisions? The Brookings Area United Way recently hosted a poverty simulation in an attempt to generate a greater understanding of what it means to live in poverty.

Kristine Ramsey-Seaner, Associate Professor​ of Counseling and Human Development,​ and Heidi Gullickson, executive director of the Brookings Area United Way, tell us about the simulation, how it's used in research, and its impact on the audience. 

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Joy Harjo, the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States, is coming to Brookings on December 4th for a Book Discussion and Poetry Reading at the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center on the campus of South Dakota State University.

Morning Macro With Joe Santos

Nov 18, 2019
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In The Moment ... November 18, 2019 Show 701 Hour 1

It's time to break down the numbers (and break apart the rhetoric) regarding fiscal policy and the economy.

Professor Joseph Santos is with the Department of Economics at South Dakota State University. Each week Santos provides lessons on macroeconomics that tie in to our In the Moment conversation. Find them on his blog Schooled. 

Click here to access the companion blog to this week's segment.

Children Of Change

Nov 15, 2019
Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... November 14, 2019 Show 700 Hour 1

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