Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh for a conversation about sound, the search for an authentic experience, and how an entire town can embrace a Pulitzer Prize.
As journalists, writers, photographers, composers and poets await the announcement of the 2016 Pulitzer Prizes, Randell Beck joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to discuss the Pulitzer process.
From how the selections are made to the impact the announcement has on the cultural conversation, Beck provides behind-the-scenes insight into arguably the most significant award in American journalism, arts & letters, and more.
In conjunction with the Pulitzer Prize centennial celebration, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin join Dakota Midday to discuss their Pulitzer Prize-winning work ‘American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer.’ Both are award-winning authors and historians, earning multiple accolades for ‘American Prometheus.’ Oppenheimer was lionized for his work in developing the atomic bomb, but later, when he publicly repudiated that work for moral reasons, he was attacked by both politicians and other scientists.
Elizabeth Fenn sits down with Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to talk about resilience, curiosity, redefining American history, and the unexpected way she found out she had been awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh visited with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner T.J. Stiles at the SD Festival of Books. Stiles discusses his latest book, Custer's Trials. General George Armstrong Custer may be a popular figure, but he's not necessarily well understood. Stiles talks about Custer's explosive and often self-destructive behavior, his bigotry, and how he existed within a "frontier of time."