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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.

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

Kimberly Talcott

In The Moment ... December 13, 2019 Show 719 Hour 1

Black Hills State University photography major Kathryn Jones explores the connection between humans and abandoned buildings in her exhibit "Just Me and the Windows" on display through January 1st at the Dahl Art Museum in Rapid City. Jones found her passion for photography in high school. She joins us this morning from the Sue B. White Studio in Spearfish on the campus of Black Hills State.

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

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... December 13, 2019 Show 719 Hour 1

Sioux Falls-based singer/songwriter Shantara Bird has released a new single, "The Magic of Christmas." She returns to the Kirby Family Studio in Sioux Falls this morning for Moment in Sound and to update us on other aspects of her music career. 

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

John Shrader

In The Moment ... December 13, 2019 Show 719 Hour 1

On Friday's, we bring you Poetry from Studio 47 with Patrick Hicks. Here's today's episode featuring the work of Ryan Vine.

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

www.dakotastories.org

In The Moment ... October 28, 2019 Show 688 Hour 1

For 59 years Chuck and Grace Childs made Rapid City their home before moving to Minnesota in 2017. Chuck Childs died Sunday in Tracy, Minnesota at the age of 99.

blackhillsbadlands.com

In The Moment ... October 8, 2019 Show 675 Hour 1

On Friday, a Return of the Bison Celebration is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. at the Pinnacles Overlook in Badlands National Park. The public ceremony marks a large expansion of the Park's bison range.

Blaine Kortemeyer, Chief of Resource Education at Badlands National Park, detailed the expansion and the ceremony as he spoke with In The Moment producer Steve Zwemke.

In The Moment ... September 24, 2019 Show 665 Hour 1

No Cover, No Minimum begins a new season Saturday night on SDPB-TV with a landmark concert recorded in Sioux Falls. It's the first-ever concert from Levitt at the Falls to air on television and it features a South Dakota favorite with Sioux Falls roots, Spooncat!

As a preview to Saturday night's episode, we've welcomed in a collection of people that are at the forefront of this partnership - waiting to see the fruits of their labor come to the screen.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... September 25, 2019 Show 666 Hour 2

This month we've been investigating the state of preschool education in South Dakota. We've visited with educators and administrators, lawmakers and parents. Today, we have a little fun with SDPB's Science Steve. He brings science lessons for early learning to spark the mind and the imagination.

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

SDPB

In The Moment ... September 25, 2019 Show 666 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek recently visited the Outdoor Campus in Rapid City where he learned about ongoing efforts to encourage kids to get outdoors and take in the beauty of the outdoors - a larger natural screen more so than a technical one.

SDPB

In The Moment ... September 25, 2019 Show 666 Hour 2

South Dakota's Congressional delegation is calling for transparency after yesterday's announcement that House Democrats are seeking a formal impeachment inquiry with respect to President Donald Trump's phone conversation with the president of Ukraine.

And, closer to home, the South Dakota Democratic Party's financial woes continue as their treasurer has announced his retirement.

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Schaff and Jonathan Ellis discuss this week's issues.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... August 27, 2019 Show 646 Hour 1

Jim Scull has dedicated his life to building stronger communities while helping transform the lives of children and families. Scull's successful business ventures include Dakota Specialties, MAC Construction and Scull Construction.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... August 27, 2019 Show 646 Hour 1

"Mad Mike" Hughes wants to prove Earth is flat. So, he builds a rocket in the hopes that he can launch himself high enough to get a good look to either prove or disprove his theory.

Rocketman: Mad Mike's Mission to Prove the Flat-Earth is a dangerously fun tale of a limo driver turned stuntman. Rapid City natives Toby Brusseau and Michael Linn are the men behind the new documentary. 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... August 27, 2019 Show 646 Hour 1

The Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations met last week. Democratic State Representative Michael Saba (District 9) is on the committee. He joins SDPB's Steve Zwemke to detail the meetings and talk about new ways to bring international money into South Dakota. 

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ...August 26, 2019 Show 645 Hour 1

Rapid City high school student Joelle Simpson fell in love with the harp at the age of four. She now plays regularly around Rapid City.

Simpson joins In The Moment from the South Dakota Community Foundation Gallery in Rapid City for Moment in Sound. 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... August 23, 2019 Show 644 Hour 1

How do you feel about your job when you get up every morning?

Jackie Severin's July Making a Living episode deals with workplace culture. She visits with SDPB's Steve Zwemke on In The Moment.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... August 19, 2019 Show 640 Hour 1

Hangup Man: A Most Dangerous Job is the title of the next STEAM Cafe presentation at Hay Camp Brewing Company in Rapid City Tuesday (Aug 20th) at 6:00 p.m.   The hangup man played a vital role in the underground blasting process, but there was a saying, "There are no old hangup men." 

Mark Bowron is an Instructor of Mining and Engineering Management at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. 

Chris Laughery

In  The Moment ... July 19, 2019 Show 619 Hour 1

JazzFest 2019 is underway today through Saturday at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls.

Kobe Provost of Vermillion performs on the second stage Saturday at 4:30. He's a literal one man show.

Provost demonstrated his looping methods as he joined In The Moment for Moment in Sound. 

Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... July 12, 2019 Show 614 Hour 1

Still in her teens, Tiffany Johnson has already released two albums and she has performed at venues like The Country Music Hall of Fame and Nashville's renowned Blue Bird Cafe.

In The Moment welcomed Johnson to SDPB's Rapid City studios for Moment in Sound. 

Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... July 12, 2019 Show 614 Hour 1

The Lark and The Loon call their writing styles an exporation in the etymology of American music. They take inspiration from pre-war blues and jazz, Irish dance music, sea shanties and dust bowl folk songs.

The husband/wife duo of Rocky Steen-Rolfzen and Jeff Rolfzen perform in the South Dakota Community Foundation Gallery in Rapid City for Moment in Sound.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... June 25, 2019 Show 603 Hour 2

Topics ranging from the implications of marijuana legalization and the opioid crisis on the Northern Plains to water quality and the Big Sioux River highlighted last week's International Legislators Forum in Sioux Falls.

South Dakota House Speaker Steve Haugaard and State Senator Reynold Nesiba were among the delegates. They stopped by the Kirby Family Studio in downtown Sioux Falls to share details of the two-day forum.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... June 25, 2019 Show 603 Hour 2

Sophia Beatty is a regular performer in and around Rapid City. She sings with a passion that compares to Whitney Houston, Natalie Cole and Aretha Franklin - a few of her favorite artists to cover during her live shows.

More and more, Beatty is taking her own original numbers to listeners and they're loving them as much as her cover songs.

Sophia Beatty joins In The Moment for Moment in Sound in Rapid City.

Smart & Solo Travel

Jun 18, 2019
www.smartandsolotravel.com

In The Moment ... June 18, 2019 Show 598 Hour 2

Have you ever traveled by yourself?

In his book Smart and Solo: The Blueprint for Efficient & Enjoyable Solo Travel, Randell Carlton Green discusses why solo travel is beneficial to everyone. Green provides insights and tips on how to plan a solitary adventure for those who are ready to experience personal growth through traveling curiosity.

Smart & Solo shares advice on how to maximize transportation and lodging choices and capitalize on mistakes while leaving the smallest footprint.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 28, 2019 Show 583 Hour 2

Sanford Health is hosting the National Institutes of Health's "All of Us Journey." The exhibit aims to gather genetic, biological, environmental, health and lifestyle data from more than one million volunteer participants in the U.S.

Francisco Huizar is the exhibit's tour manager. He's joined by Emily Griese, population health director for Sanford Health. 

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

Whirlygig Productions

In The Moment ... May 28, 2019 Show 583 Hour 2

In 1943, Charles Woehrle's B-17 was shot down over France. Nazis controlled the region and Charles was soon captured by Germans.

Stalag Luft III - One Man's Story documents Charles life with focus on his two years as a prisoner of war.

Filmmaker Louise Woehrle (Charles' niece) comes to Sioux Falls as Cinema Falls presents Stalag Luft III Wednesday evening at 6:30 followed by a question/answer session with the filmmaker.

Woehrle visits about her film with SDPB's Steve Zwemke.

www.southdakotasheriffs.org

In The Moment ... May 28, 2019 Show 583 Hour 2

The Lyman County Sheriff's Office is advising no travel on county roads due to flooding in parts of the county. Many of those roads had already been affected by a wet, difficult winter.

Sheriff Steve Manger joins In the Moment to talk about efforts to help Lyman County residents.

Lyman County Flooding

May 28, 2019

In The Moment ... May 28, 2019 Show 583 Hour 2

Much of Lyman County is dealing with flooding that has caused extensive problems in the towns of Presho and Kennebec.

Kelly Serr, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the National Weather Service Office in Aberdeen, discusses the precipitation that has Medicine Creek over its banks as well as the forecast for the next few days.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... May 23, 2019 Show 582 Hour 1

"Byron and the Bigheads - it sounds like a pretty good name for a rock group," Kevin Woster writes in his latest SDPB blog entry, On the Other Hand.

Unfortunately, in this case the "Bigheads" are carp - and "Byron" is the South Dakota lake in which the invasive fish have been found.

In The Moment ... May 23, 2019 Show 582 Hour 1

Before the Sioux Falls Stampede won their third Clark Cup championship Friday, the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League won their first Robinson Cup be beating the Fairbanks Ice Dogs 2-1 in Blaine, Minnesota.

It's a major milestone for hockey in South Dakota as the champions of the top two Junior A leagues in the United States hail from the Rushmore State.

Aberdeen Wings head coach Scott Langer visits with SDPB's Steve Zwemke.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 16, 2019 Show 557 Hour 2

Mueller Pallets, a second generation family-owned company in Sioux Falls, has surpassed a milestone in recycling. They have now recycled one billion pounds of wood waste by using the POET facility in Chancellor, South Dakota.

Chad Fodness of Mueller Pallets and Rachel Kloos and LaVerle Van Ningen of POET discuss the milestone and the unique partnership.

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