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Local perspectives on the Israel-Hamas war

On today's show...

Last week, a surprise attack by Hamas, a Palestinian militant group, killed more than 1,000 Israelis, including children and other noncombatants.

Tim Schorn, Ph.D., a political science professor at the University of South Dakota, grounds us in the context of the Israel-Hamas war.

We then hear from Rapid City developer and philanthropist Hani Shafai. He was in Gaza this spring visiting friends and family. We'll talk about what the fighting means for civilians and what life is like in Gaza.

South Dakota State University professors and political scientists David Wiltse, Ph.D., and Lisa Hager, Ph.D., join In the Moment to analyze international war and national politics. They're our Dakota Political Junkies today.

Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz, founder of the Chabad Jewish Center of South Dakota, is bringing a Holocaust survivor to the state. He previews Joseph Alexander's Oct. 18 event and discusses the importance of teaching a new generation about the cost of hate.

Learn more about Alexander's presentation.

The children's book "Bob Marshall: Defender of the Wilderness" shares the true story of an early environmental activist. It also explores the antisemitism he endured in the early 1900s and how vital it is to save some wilderness for the next generation.

Author Linda Elovitz Marshall talks about the past, present and future.

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