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A look at mining in the Black Hills and a preview of the SD Festival of Books

On today's show...

What's all hiding under the hills?

The exploration for lithium and gold is underway in the Black Hills.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger reports on the mining of critical minerals. He visits with Midwest Lithium as they map the area.

He also connects with Dakota Gold's COO Jerry Aberle to talk about the search for gold in the northern Black Hills.

Later in hour we preview several of the authors coming to the South Dakota Festival of Books.

Brian Turner and Patrick Hicks, Ph.D. join the show to discuss war, poetry and exploring tough experiences through writing.

W. Carter Johnson, Ph.D., author of "Ten Square Blocks" brings us insiders' accounts of the crazy and true things that can happen at a local hardware store.

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.