In the Moment: Innovation

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SDPB Radio News Director Cara Hetland hosts this program which explores the cutting edge products and services being offered by South Dakotans. Airs on alternating Fridays.

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New studies show kids with chronic illnesses have the same life satisfaction as those with good general health. 

The medical journal Pediatrics has published the first findings from the PASS ECHO study.  Amy Elliott, PhD, Chief Clinical Research Officer with the Center for Pediatric & Community Research, and Jyoti Angal, Director of Clinical Research join Innovation to discuss the findings.

Gary Archamboult is the Director of the South Dakota Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. SBIR is hosting a Road Tour May 23 in Sioux Falls. Twenty-two program managers will provide insight with inventors, researchers, tech based companies and start-ups.

David Groeneveld is the president of Advanced Remote Sensing, Inc. The company was founded in 2018. Its mission is to serve agriculture with accurate, reliable, inexpensive and actionable maps from satellite imagery. David is also the winner of the Governor’s Giant Vision Award.

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B9Creations and SDC Technologies have opened an Additive Manufacturing Material Development Lab. B9Creations is a provider of 3D printing solutions and SDC Technologies is a leader in optical coatings with applications ranging from NASA space helmets to Anti-Fog commercial refrigeration doors. Joining us today with more is Shon Anderson and he is the CEO of B9Creations.

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David Ure, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Inanovate. He is also the co-inventor of the Longitudinal Assay Screening technology. Inanovate, Inc. is a life science company specializing in the development of blood tests for cancer and autoimmune diseases. The company recently secured $3.1 million investment to support breast cancer detection technology.

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Thadd Giedd is the license holder and lead organizer of TEDx Sioux Falls. He is joined today by Vaney Hariri, the co-founder of Think 3D Solutions and professional podcaster Sarah Werner.

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Dr. Ranjit Koodali is the Dean of the Graduate School at the University of South Dakota. He joins us regularly to discuss the latest research in chemistry. Today’s topic is chemicals in sunscreen. The FDA proposes changes to US sunscreen rules. Dr. K. discusses the GRASE (Generally Recognized as Safe and Effective) rules. The FDA is requiring manufacturers to provide FDA with safety data of chemicals in sunscreen lotions, creams, sprays and oils.

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Jason Sternhagen is a Research Associate and Laboratory Manager in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at South Dakota State University. He’s also the Robotics Club advisor.

Joel Quanbeck is current president of the club and Sterling Berg is the prior president. Both are students on the team that qualified for the Land O’Lakes Bot Shot final four. They travel to Minneapolis April 7 where they’ll square off in a game of HORSE.

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Diane Souvaine is a professor of computer science and adjunct professor of mathematics at Tufts University and chair of the National Science Board, the governing body of the National Science Foundation. Souvaine is the keynote speaker for the 2019 Research Symposium at Dakota State University. She speaks Thursday, March 28 at 1:00 pm in the Beacom Institute of Technology Collaboration Center. She joins us today with a preview.

Pi And Poetry

Mar 8, 2019

Thursday March 14th is Pi Day. Dan May, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of mathematics at Black Hills State University. That evening at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center beginning at 5 Dan will give you a chance to learn a little Pi history and hear some poetry. He is with us today to tell us more.

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Do you know where the nearest AED is to you? The PulsePoint AED app would tell you that. One never knows when this would be needed and the app is free. Lt. Jim Bussell  is the Public Information Officer with the Rapid City Fire Department. He joins us today to talk about the app and how it has saved lives in Rapid City.

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Kevin Ward, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of geology and geological engineering at South Dakota School of Mines. He's able to see eathquakes from allover the world via email alerts from a small seismograph. He talks today about the seismometer that he recently purchased.

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Biomedical engineering applies creative problem solving to a wide variety of medical issues. It's expected to be one of the fastest growing career fields in South Dakota.

SDPB's Jackie Hendry reports that the University of South Dakota and South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are partnering to offer a new four-year bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering.

In The Magic Feather Effect: The Science of Alternative Medicine and the Surprising Power of Belief, author and journalist Melanie Warner answers questions about the growing popularity of alternative medicine. Is there a biological basis for acupuncture and energy healing? Who are the patients who choose self-healing techniques?

Warner reveals the power of placebo effects and the self-healing that resides in all of us.

Battling The Fakes

Feb 11, 2019

In the word of online marketing there are fake reviews and fake accounts.

Craig Mount is the owner of Classy Brain, a local digital marketing company that helps clients deploy their digital advertising campaigns - and battle the world of fake clients.

Professor Charlie Fenster is in the Department of Biology and Microbiology in the College of Natural Sciences at SDSU. He is studying pollinators in an agricultural context. The more pollinators in a field the better the yield.

Assistant professor Rob Lonsinger of the SDSU Department of Natural Resource Management has developed a noninvasive genetic sampling technique to determine population abundance within a specific area without ever capturing or even seeing a single animal.

New technology at SDSU makes it so a simple breathalyzer test could monitor blood sugar. No pain, and it’s reusable. Professor in Electrical Engineering Qiquan Qiao leads the sensor research team and Doctoral student Tawabur Rahman has been working on the sensor since 2016.

Joshua Reinke is a professor from South Dakota State University's Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His research focuses on developing a 3D pancreatic cancer model in which the tumor surrounds itself with a fibrous tissue. This dense scar like tissue is why the prognosis is poor for patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It makes it difficult for chemotherapy drugs to penetrate. This model may help researchers develop new therapies.

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Blaine Crissman is with South Dakota Equity Partners and Eddie Sullivan is with SAB Biotherapeutics. SAB Biotherapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing human immunotherapies. SDEP is investing $1 million dollars in SAB. This is the first investment made by the new private equity fund focusing on South Dakota growth-stage companies.

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Dr. Ranjit Koodali is the Dean of the Graduate School at the University of South Dakota. He joins us regularly to discuss the latest research in chemistry. Today’s topic is Metal-free micromotor could clean wastewater.

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The STEAM Cafe  is at the Hay Camp Brewing Company in downtown Rapid City on Tuesday January 15th at 6pm MST. The speaker is Dr. Darrin Pagnac and the topic is Dinosaurs: A Catalyst for Critical Thought. He joins us today from the Black Hills Surgical Hospital studio in downtown Rapid City.

Dr. Scott Wood, Assistant Professor in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Program at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. His research uses cutting-edge techniques to identify the cellular mechanisms that lead to osteoarthritis. Wood is the featured STEAM Café speaker. The title of his Dec. 18 talk is Investigating the Cellular Mechanisms of Osteoarthritis.

Paulette Davidson is president and CEO of Regional Health. Today, SDPB's Cara Hetland introduces her to the audience.

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Brian Kaspar in an innovator in the field of gene replacement technology, taking a cloned intact gene and delivering it to patients who have diseases stemming from a missin gour mutated gene. His focus in on saving children with spinal muscular atrophy.

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The Hillard Brothers have built a unique electric paramotor. The two have visions of starting their own company creating ultra-light aircraft.

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According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, an estimated 9.5 to 14.2 percent of children from birth to five years old nationwide experience social or emotional difficulties that impair their development. These challenges can be associated with traumatic events.

Staci Born, Assistant Professor at SDSU and licensed play therapist, and Christin Carotta, Assistant Professor of the SDSU Department of Counseling and Human Development, are the recipients of a five-year $2.2 million Substance Abuse Grant.

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The research of a few Dakota State University undergraduate students garnered them lead authorships on an article recently published in the science journal “Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres.”   

Hope Juntunen, lead Principal Investigator, Lucas Leinen, co-author of the research, and Vaille Swenson, who is directing the follow up study, joined Innovation to discuss the insights of their research.

Also, Dr. Michael Gaylor,  Associate Research Professor of Chemistry at DSU, joined the conversation.

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In The Moment ... October 26. 2018 Show 449 Hour 2

Yesterday marked the debut of the Wild West Hackin’ Festival in Deadwood. This IT Security conference promises to be the most hands-on, activity-driven con you can attend.

John Strand is the owner and security analyst of Black Hills Information Security. John has both consulted and taught hundreds of organizations in the areas of security, regulatory compliance, and penetration testing.

He joined Innovation to preview the event and share his knowledge on cybersecurity.

Community Support For The New Helmsley Center

Sep 28, 2018
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Karl and Joan Adam have a son named Conrad that survived cancer. They discussed the big community support for the new Helmsley Center, emphasizing the importance of having it located in central South Dakota. 

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