In The Moment: What's Going On With South Dakota's Housing Market?

May 21, 2021

In the Moment, May 21, 2021 Show 1054.

Newly released data from the SDSU Poll indicates a correlation between South Dakotans' distrust in government and vaccine hesitancy. SDSU's David Wiltse explains.

South Dakotans with Alzheimer's found the isolation of the pandemic accelerated disease progression. Alzheimer's Foundation of America is holding a free Alzheimer's educational conference specifically aimed at South Dakota residents on Thursday May 27 at 10 a.m. CDT. President and CEO Charles Fuschillo Jr. joins the show to discuss.

Buying a house in South Dakota isn't as easy as it used to be. We talk about the bidding wars, the shortages, and the lengths to which people will go to secure a place to call home in the Rushmore State. We welcome real estate agents from Sioux Falls and Rapid City. We also hear from a homebuyer who navigated the tumultuous journey.

Lemmon High Senior Tayte Kohn reflects on her final year of high school and how basketball, Zoom, and the power of prayer helped her navigate the pandemic.

Historian Jason Weems talks about the shift of our historical understanding of Midwest identity from a frontier mindset to a worldview of deep roots and connection to the soil. Weems is the winner of the inaugural John E. Miller prize from "Middle West Review."