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.”

Arts & Lifestyle: Nov 9 - 15

Nov 15, 2019
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This weekend marks the opening of deer season west river. To celebrate, we talked deer hunting with MeatEater's Director of Hunting, Ben O'Brien.

Most South Dakota towns, no matter the size, has or once had a Masonic Temple. The Freemasons are the oldest fraternal order in the world.

Award-winning author, journalist, and radio host Manoush Zomorodi discusses her book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self.

Chris Laughery

For today's Moment in Sound we welcome a leading musician on the Nordic folk music scene ahead of a performance Saturday, November 16 at the Canton Depot Museum as part of the Carnegie Center for the Arts in Canton.  Vidar Skrede has an extensive background in traditional music and a master degree in Nordic folk music from the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. His recordings have been honored at the Norwegian Folk Music Awards and the Finnish Grammy Award.  He joins us today from the Kirby Family Studio inside SDPB's Sioux Falls Studio.

News: Nov 9 - 15

Nov 15, 2019
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State tourism officials say it’s been a challenging summer for the state’s number two industry.

Education majors at Augustana University have the opportunity to experience cutting-edge classroom tools through Makerspace workshops. 

A second tribe in South Dakota has adopted hate crime protections for LGBT people.

We ask USD’s Mike Allgrunn Ph.D., “What's the economic impact of giving?”

Breast cancer survivors who’ve undergone mastectomies have a new, crafty option in artificial breasts.

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

Yesterday marked the first day of public hearings for the impeachment inquiry regarding President Donald Trump. South Dakota Public Broadcasting is airing the public hearings live on SDPB Radio and SDPB TV.  

NPR has brought you coverage and analysis, but today we'd like to offer a South Dakota perspective. Lisa Hager is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University, and David Wiltse, he's an Associate Professor of Political Science at South Dakota State University.

Adria Botella

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

SDPB's Kevin Woster honors the life of Roger Pries, a former Pierre basketball coach, and leader of the South Dakota Wildlife Federation. Woster writes about the complicated relationship between reporters and their sources, who might also become their friends. You can find his blog online at sdpb.org/woster

In The Moment ... November 14, 2019 Show 700 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc airs on SDPB TV Thursday nights at 7 Central 6 Mountain. Note, if you are looking to catch tonight's episode, you will have to tune in via Facebook due to state football.

Dr. Rick Holm is the Prairie Doc and he joins us today to talk about chronic pain and arthritis.

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

Geek Speak: Black Holes

Nov 14, 2019
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In The Moment ... November 14, 2019 Show 700 Hour 2

Most of us have more questions than answers when it comes to black holes. One would think that in the 18th century, scientists discovered black holes but several mathematicians were involved. This afternoon at 4 Dr. Nag, mathematics professor at Black Hills State University, will lecture on the existence of black holes as part of the Geek Speak series. This is held in Jonas 110 at BHSU.

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The state high school football championships begin tomorrow. This year the games are played at the Dana J Dykhouse stadium at SDSU in Brookings due to construction at the DakotaDome in Vermillion.

Craig Mattick and Kurtiss Riggs will handle play by play for the 11-man games. Craig Mattick joins us today from inside SDPB's Sioux Falls studio with the breakdown.

Chynna Lockett

It's an organization that celebrates the "best in human values" and serves as a resource for lifelong learning. How can a creative community founded during a time of lack of information thrive in the age of information overwhelm? 

Michael E. Hill is the president of the Chautauqua Institution, a nonprofit that welcomes 7,500 persons in residence during a nine-week summer season on Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York. He visited Rapid City as part of the Morning Fill-up, sponsored by the Numad Group with support from the Bush Foundation. 

Chris Laughery

When we learned journalist David Owen had written a new book about hearing, we knew we wanted to welcome him to In the Moment because your ability to hear is incredibly important to us. His book is called "Volume Control: Hearing in a Deafening World." 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... November 12, 2019 Show 698 Hour 1

From tasty traditions to the annual holiday gift guide, South Dakota Magazine's November/December issue is now available. Editor-at-Large Bernie Hunhoff and Managing Editor John Andrews join In the Moment to visit about some of the issue's highlights.

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

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In The Moment ... November 12, 2019 Show 698 Hour 1

It's called a shelter, but the children cannot leave. Thousands of migrant children have been housed in facilities which human rights advocates say threaten to damage their mental health and disturb their development.

A new FRONTLINE partnership with the Associated Press investigates "Kids Caught in the Crackdown" Tuesday night. See the premiere on SDPB-TV at 9:00 p.m. Central/8:00 p.m. Mountain or online at PBS.org/FRONTLINE.

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In The Moment ... November 12, 2019 Show 698 Hour 1

High school football is just about ready to wrap up for 2019. The only thing left - the championship games!

The three nine-man games are held Thursday and SDPB's Steve Thum will handle the play-by-play alongside JJ Hartigan. Thum joins In The Moment with his preview of the action.

The Economics of Giving

Nov 12, 2019
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In The Moment ... November 12, 2019 Show 698 Hour 2

November is a month for "Thanks" and "Giving." In The Moment takes an in-depth look at gratitude and philanthropy in South Dakota. Can practicing gratitude make you happier, healthier, and more connected? What's the role of altruism in the state and how do South Dakotans maximize the value of their generosity?

We spend November thankful, inspired, and determined to make a difference right here at home, culminating in South Dakota's Day of Giving.

In The Moment ... November 12, 2019 Show 698 Hour 2

Award-winning author, journalist, and radio host Manoush Zomorodi is fascinated by the intersection of technology and brain science. Specifically, what's happening inside our brains when we get bored.

Zomorodi is author of the book Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self. She's coming to Northern State University in Aberdeen this week as part of the Common Read.

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In The Moment ... November 12, 2019 Show 698 Hour 2

Most South Dakota towns, no matter the size, has or once had a Masonic Temple. The Freemasons are the oldest fraternal order in the world.

Jeffrey Larson joins In The Moment for Images of the Past and a look at the history of the gathering places in South Dakota along with the men and women who sought to better their communities. Larson is an attorney and Sovereign Grand Inspector of the Scottish Rite Freemasons in South Dakota.

News: Nov 2 - 8

Nov 8, 2019
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Reservations are struggling to fix flood-damaged roads.

One South Dakota lawmaker says the state needs to fulfill the financial promises of a 2013 criminal justice reform package.

Death row inmate Charles Russell Rhines was executed by lethal injection at 7:39 Monday night. 

ABA therapy is one of the most effective treatments for children with autism, but South Dakota families lost health insurance coverage for the expensive therapy earlier this year.

An Egyptian trade delegation arrived in Sioux Falls Sunday night.

Arts & Lifestyle: Nov 2 - 8

Nov 8, 2019
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The All Nations Veteran Cemetery has been open in the Standing Rock Reservation for several months. The land offers burial sites for any veteran and offers native veterans a tribute to their cultural legacies. And it will offer ceremonies and traditions that the federal government tried to ban for generations. 

That’s Darren Jackson (Kid Dakota) Plays us some tunes. 

Paul Shackow

In The Moment ... November 8, 2019 Show 697 Hour 1

Darren Jackson grew up in western South Dakota but cut his musical teeth in Minneapolis. He returned to the state and now makes music and art as well as teaches.

Darren plays under the musical monicker Kid Dakota. He's released nine albums and won three Minnesota Music Awards including "Artist of the Year." He's shared the stage with bands like the Violent Femmes and Soul Asylum. His albums include "So Pretty" and "Denervation." He recently released the single "Age of Roaches." 

John Shrader

In The Moment ... November 8, 2019 Show 697 Hour 1

Today's featured poet is Carl Sandburg. Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks is each week on Friday's.

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

Thank You, Oma!

Nov 7, 2019
Andrew Bork

In The Moment ... November 7, 2019 Show 696 Hour 2

Every year Jumpstart's Read for the Record celebrates literacy by encouraging everyone to read the same book on the same day to help set a new world record for reading. Today, across South Dakota, volunteers are flooding schools and libraries to Read for the Record. This year's book is called Thank You, Oma! It's all about the power of sharing.

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

Kimberly Talcott

In The Moment ... November 7, 2019 Show 696 Hour 2

Code-switching is the practice of alternating between two or more languages or varieties of language in conversation.

Erica Whitiker will speak about code-switching on a personal level Thursday afternoon in a Black Hills State University Geek Speak lecture at 4:00 p.m. in Jonas Hall Room 110. Whitiker joins In The Moment from the Sue W. White Studio on the campus of BHSU.

In The Moment ... November 7, 2019 Show 696 Hour 2

On Call with the Prairie Doc shares a discussion on training rural doctors and providers. Dr. Rick Holm hosts On Call with the Prairie Doc Thursday nights at 7:00 Central/6:00 Mountain on SDPB-TV.

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

In The Moment ... November 7, 2019 Show 696 Hour 2

Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA therapy, is one of the most effective treatments for children with autism. But South Dakota families lost health insurance coverage for the expensive therapy earlier this year. After a bill to require coverage failed in the last legislative session, the state added ABA therapy to its benchmark plan under the Affordable Care Act for 2021, leaving a one-year coverage gap.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... November 7, 2019 Show 696 Hour 1

As America broils in campaign rhetoric, U.S. Senator Mike Rounds has yet to announce his intentions to seek reelection. That's not necessarily significant, but some voters are wondering if the health of Rounds' wife Jean is (or should be) part of the conversation.

SDPB blogger Kevin Woster writes about Jean Rounds On the Other Hand.

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In The Moment ... November 7, 2019 Show 696 Hour 1

A new episode of Dakota Life includes everything from a World War II aircraft to South Dakota's love of chislic.

SDPB Producers Melissa Hamersma Sievers, Bob Bosse and Brian Gevik share stories about their inclusions to the November episode. It airs Thursday at 8:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV.

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

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... November 7, 2019 Show 696 Hour 1

As Americans prepare for Veterans Day, Cinema Falls offers the South Dakota premiere of the feature film The Great War by South Dakota State University graduate Steven Luke.

During the final days of the first World War, Lt. William Rivers leads a squad of white U.S. soldiers behind enemy lines to locate a missing platoon of African American soldiers. Lt. Rivers must overcome the horrors of trench warfare as well as the racial and political chasm that divides Americans.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... November 6, 2019 Show 695 Hour 1

Retired Marine Corps General James Mattis was President Donald Trump's first Secretary of Defense. Secretary Mattis believed in keeping the United States military apolitical. He believed in restoring the military's budget for force readiness. And he believed America is stronger because of her allies. Not all of his beliefs, however, meshed with the new Commander in Chief.

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In The Moment ... November 6, 2019 Show 695 Hour 1

Co-curated by John Schuerman and Katayoun Amjadi, 1 Roof 2 Airs shares the artwork of 10 U.S.-based artists with personal histories from countries experiencing conflict in the Middle East. The South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings invites visitors to the new multidimensional arts experience.

Schuerman is joined by Jodi Lundgren, curator of exhibitions, on In The Moment.

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

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In The Moment ... November 6, 2019 Show 695 Hour 1

The lack of Country of Origin Labeling has had a dramatic impact on cattle prices. Folks in the tech industry say using a blockchain ledger to track the transportation of goods could help with issues like this.

What exactly is blockchain?

Deb Tech, Associate Professor of Marketing at Dakota State University, incorporates "new innovations" and disruptive technology, such as artificial intelligence, the "Internet of Things," and blockchain into her coursework and research.

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