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The border crisis explored through a compassionate lens

A Border Patrol vehicle is parked near the existing border wall south of Donna, Texas.
Verónica G. Cárdenas for NPR
A Border Patrol vehicle parked near the existing border wall south of Donna, Texas.

On today's show...

We talk with a nurse about giving young people the support she wishes she had. Christine Van Osdol is the Spearfish High School nurse and Health Occupations Students of America—Future Health Professionals advisor.

South Dakota is ranked near the bottom for exports. A new association is hoping to change that.

Luke Lindberg is president and CEO of the newly formed South Dakota Trade. The association seeks to help producers navigate the ins and outs of international trade. He joins In the Moment to talk about the state of exports in South Dakota and how his organization can help.

We then visit the U.S. southern border through the eyes of someone who served there. Sister Teresa Ann Wolf spent much of March with Mission: Border Hope caring for the needs of displaced people in Texas and Mexico.

She joins In the Moment to talk about what she heard and saw at the border and shares an urgent message.

Plus, we explore the mysteries and marvels behind the behaviors of modern cats. Evolutionary biologist Jonathan B. Losos discusses his new book "The Cat's Meow: How Cats Evolved from the Savanna to Your Sofa."

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ari Jungemann is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.