In the Moment: Innovation

Fridays at Noon Central, 11 am Mountain

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.

Robotic Assisted Surgery

Jan 4, 2013

Sanford Health has received a $2.4 million grant to purchase two robotic-assisted catheterization systems to aid in placing stents and balloons in patients with coronary artery disease.  South Dakota is one of five locations to receive the device.  Dr. Tom Stys talked about the new procedure which Sanford will begin using later this month.

Olympics of Computer Science

Jan 4, 2013

A South Dakota School of Mines and Technology student programming team has qualified for the Olympics of Computer Science in Russia this summer.  It's the fifth time a School of Mines team has qualified for the event.  Student Dean Laganier and Mathematics and Computer Science Department Head Kyle Riley joined SDPB's Cara Hetland on Friday.

Doomsday In America - Or Is It?

Dec 21, 2012

We’re still here – on Innovation, Cara Hetland sits down and talks with Tom Durkin, Deputy Director and Outreach Coordinator of NASA's South Dakota Space Grant Consortium, and Michael Dowding, SDSMT physics instructor, about how NASA addressed doomsday fears and the mathematics of calendars.

World's Smallest Microscope

Dec 7, 2012

SDPB news producer Kealey Bultena joined Innovation host Cara Hetland to discuss her experience in watching Dr. Muslim Atiq perform a procedure using the world's smallest microscope.

CTE Academy

Dec 7, 2012

SDPB News Director Cara Hetland spent Friday visiting with students in the media department at the Career and Technical Education Academy in Sioux Falls.  Hetland hosted BioMed instructor Allison Hutchinson and Engineering instructor Christy Carlson on Innovation.  The CTE Academy is a "Project Lead the Way" school.

Health Issues with American Indians

Nov 9, 2012

Dr. Amy Elliot, PhD, director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Prevention Research at Sanford Research/USD, talks about the health disparities experienced by American Indians in South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Dr. Elliot is the principal investigator for the project.

Global Entrepreneurship Week

Nov 9, 2012

Next week in November is Global Entrepreneurship week and Barb Heller joins Innovation to discuss her program and the events on campus.

Higher Education - Preparing Future Teachers

Oct 12, 2012

Greg Francom, Assistant Professor of E-Learning at Northern State University, and Mark Geary, Assistant Professor of Technology and Literacy at Dakota State University, talk about the future for incoming teachers and how they can adapt to the new technology in their schools.

Figuring out the New Technology

Oct 12, 2012

School district leaders don't have an easy task when trying to implement new technologies to benefit student learning. They have to figure out which technologies work best at which grade levels, in which subjects - and with which teachers. That's why one South Dakota school district designates some of its money to a grant program where teachers take on the challenge of enhancing education in their own classrooms.

Individualized Technology in the Classroom

Oct 12, 2012

Jordan Braa from the Lennox School District and Chris Martin from the Harrisburg School District are incorporating more individualized technology into classrooms. Some, like Harrisburg, use iPads or iPods for specific lessons. Others are putting laptops in the hands of each student. That's something Lennox is offering their high schoolers this year.

Ross Chapin

Sep 17, 2012

Ross Chapin talks about his program  Pocket Neighborhoods.   Ross Chapin is an internationally acclaimed architect, land planner and author from Whidbey Island, north of Seattle.  He has designed dozens of neighborhood plans across the US and Canada.  He is also the author of the book Pocket Neighborhoods:  Creating Small Scale Community in a Large Scale World.   

Brooke Orcutt is a Plain Green Conference committee member.  She discusses the conference and projects throughout the year.

Lisa Taylor  talks about her program City Farming For Everyone!  Lisa Taylor is the author of Your Farm in the City:  An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals.  She lives in Shoreline, Washington and spends most of her days growing and eating plants with children.  She is the Children’s Education Program Manager for Seattle Tilth. 

Matthew Hein

Sep 17, 2012

Matthew Hein discusses Energy Audits:  How to Capitalize on Their Value.  Matt Hein is an Energy Engineer and analyzes energy systems.