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Dakota Midday was heard Mondays-Fridays, noon CT/ 11 a.m. MT - the show was replaced by In the Moment in January of 2017. 

Click here for shows that aired PRIOR to August of 2012.

Missouri River Swimmer

Oct 10, 2012

British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite completed a 1000-mile swim down the Missouri River last weekend.  His journey began on August 10th in Chamberlain.  Cornthwaite's swim was part of his effort to complete 25 thousand-mile journeys using non-motorized transport.  At the same time, he's raising money for charities that raise awareness of breat cancer and support rural schools in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

"The Eighteen-Day Running Mate"

Oct 10, 2012

Bloomberg Television researcher Joshua Glasser is the author of "The Eighteen-Day Running Mate: McGovern, Eagleton, and a Campaign in Crisis."  Glasser's book is the first to uncover the full story behind Eagleton's rise and precipitous fall as a national candidate in 1972.  SDPB's Karl Gehrke speaks with the author on Dakota Midday.

Dakota Political Junkies

Oct 10, 2012

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter of the Madison Daily Leader and David Montgomery of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader talk about the latest television ads in South Dakota's U.S. House race between first-term Republican Kristi Noem and Democrat Matt Varilek.  They also preview tomorrow's Vice Presidential debate and comment on former Senator Larry Pressler's endorsement of President Obama.

Archive Files of Late Governor Bill Janklow

Oct 9, 2012

Governor Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed October as Archives Month in South Dakota to draw attention to preservation efforts that protect the state’s documentary history. Marshall Damgaard is helping preserve documents from the state’s Bill Janklow era. Damgaard was an aid while Janklow was governor and later served as Janklow’s chief-of-staff in Congress. He is currently consultant for the Janklow Archives project at the University of South Dakota.

Escaping Cambodia: Arn Chorn-Pond

Oct 9, 2012

Arn Chorn-Pond was born into a prominent family of performers and musicians in Cambodia, but when the Khmer Rouge came to power in 1975, he was sent to a children’s work camp. He escaped death by execution and starvation by playing flute for the camp’s guards. When Vietnam invaded Cambodia in 1978, Arn Chorn-Pond was given a gun and forced to fight. He escaped into the jungle and eventually reached a refugee camp in Thailand. He was befriended and adopted by Peter Pond, a Lutheran Minister, and educated in the United States.

"The Choice 2012" - A Frontline Documentary

Oct 9, 2012

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have crafted their campaign narratives, telling you who they are, what they've done, and how they would lead America. But there’s more to their stories. Tonight acclaimed FRONTLINE producer Michael Kirk presents “The Choice 2012.” This two-hour long documentary journeys into the places, people, and decisive moments that made the men who are competing for the presidency. Hundreds of hours of research and dozens of original interviews reveal new details and fresh insights about the two candidates — and our choice this November.

Celebrating Native American Day

Oct 8, 2012

This is a special edition of Dakota Midday observing Native American Day. In this hour, you'll hear stories produced by SDPB Radio on issues important to the Native American community.

This week, Kent Osborne, Joel Brovelite and John T Meyer discuss the latest tech news, including the 1 year anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs and how Jobs has impacted technology and how his legacy is continuing at Apple. Also, the Computer Guys talk about the upcoming Innovation Expo, Google's net worth and Facebook's new business model.

Minnesota Singer Alison Scott

Oct 4, 2012

Alison Scott was raised in the Twin Cities suburb of Plymouth. She started piano lessons at the age of five, but quit five years later. She took up the piano again a decade later when she started writing her own songs. Her music is rooted in soul and R&B. Scott has sold out the Dakota Jazz Club (an upscale original music venue in the Twin Cities) over a dozen shows in a row and with her band, she has performed at benefits, corporate functions and opened for several national acts such as Bon Jovi, Chris Isaak, Marc Cohn, Boz Scaggs, and Nanci Griffith.

Cinema Falls Founder

Oct 4, 2012

Julie Anderson Friesen describes Cinema Falls as a fictional place, created by the imagination but populated by real people. The mission of Cinema Falls is to screen and showcase quality independent and foreign film for audiences looking for cinematic adventure and nourishment. The first priority is to screen films that are not available on demand, downloadable, or on rentable DVD. By actively scouting and screening films currently part of the independent film festival circuit, Cinema Falls presents films that too often bypass the local Sioux Falls movie theaters.

SD Bachelor of the Year

Oct 4, 2012

Cosmopolitan magazine recently released its Bachelor of the Year 2012 finalists, one from each state, with Newley Kartak, a BHSU admissions counselor, voted as South Dakota’s bachelor of the year.  Originally from Colome, S.D., Kartak graduated from BHSU last May with a degree in communication arts and business administration. In 2010, Kartak was named BHSU homecoming king.  As a student, Kartak was also active in the BHSU track and field and rodeo teams. He is now vying for Cosmo’s top honor of Bachelor of the Year 2012 along with $10,000. The contest ends Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 a.m. EST.

2012 Al Neuharth Award Winner Marilyn Hagerty

Oct 4, 2012

Newspaper columnist and Internet sensation Marilyn Hagerty, 86, a University of South Dakota alumna who was Al Neuharth's first editor 65 years ago, receives the 2012 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media this evening. Hagerty, who writes columns for the North Dakota Grand Forks Herald, drew widespread media attention earlier this year when her straightforward feature story about the opening of the first Olive Garden restaurant in Grand Forks went viral on the Internet, and led to coverage on television, in newspapers, on websites and in social media.

"Pride, Persistence, and Progress"

Oct 4, 2012

Ann Grauvogl, the author of a new book celebrating the sesquicentennial of the University of South Dakota, “Pride, Persistence and Progress,” talks about the history of USD.  This 200-plus page coffee table style book is filled with historical facts, stories, photos and memories throughout the 150-year history of USD.  There’s a launch event for the book at 1:30 p.m. on Friday at the Muenster University Center's Pit Lounge on the USD campus. President James W.

Hyperion Project Update

Oct 4, 2012

This week, Texas company Hyperion did not extend its option to buy or acquire land in Union County on the site of a proposed oil refinery.  Several people have been close to this issue since its announcement in June, 2007.  Oral arguments are being heard today by the South Dakota Supreme Court on an air quality permit.  SDPB News Producer Kealey Bultena has an update from today's hearing. 

Dakota Political Junkies

Oct 4, 2012

This week we’re joined by Kevin Woster, columnist with the Rapid City Journal and Jonathan Ellis, columnist/reporter with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Discussion topics this week include the Presidential debates, Senator John Thune’s potential leadership moves after the fall elections, Democratic U.S. House candidate Matt Varilek’s suspension of his campaign’s television ads and the feud between State Senator Stan Adelstein and Secretary of State Jason Gant.   

Duet Contest Finalists

Oct 2, 2012

Brian and Kaija Bonde are finalists in A Prairie Home Companion's vocal duet contest.  They perform regularly with their band East of Westreville, known for its tight harmonies and arrangements of Americana music.  The Bondes will perform on A Prairie Home Campanion's duet contest program on October 20th from the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minnesota.

New Stampede Coach

Oct 2, 2012

The United States Hockey League's Sioux Falls Stampede host the Omaha Lancers in their home opener Friday night.  For the first time in seven seasons, the Stampede have a new coach behind their bench.  Stampede head coach Cary Eades visits with SDPB's Steve Zwemke about his new team and the new season.

South Dakota Lottery

Oct 2, 2012

The South Dakota Lottery Commission has adopted a strategic plan in which state government would become more of a financial partner with video lottery businesses.  Meanwhile, the Lottery is looking at adding machines that would accept notes as high as $50 or $100.  South Dakota Lottery Director Norm Lingle joins Dakota Midday host Karl Gehrke to talk about what came out of last Friday's Lottery Commission meeting.

Gardening Tips with Norm Evers

Oct 1, 2012

Norm Evers of Norm's Greenhouse and Nursery talks on how people can get their yards and gardens ready for the fall and winter. Norm also answered questions from listeners around the state.

Berget Oral Arguments

Oct 1, 2012

SDPB News Producer Kealey Bultena talks about the latest update in the Berget case. The South Dakota Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today in the case of 50-year-old Rodney Berget. Berget pleaded guilty to killing guard Ronald Johnson in April 2011 at the state penitentiary during a botched prison escape. A judge sentenced Berget to die by lethal injection. But Berget's lawyer is now appealing the sentence.

Precipitation Outlook

Oct 1, 2012

South Dakota State Climatologist Dennis Todey talks about the state's drought. The state of South Dakota is facing one of its worst droughts in recorded history. With three-fourths of the state experiencing severe, extreme or exceptional drought, rain is needed to improve conditions. But Todey says the outlook for precipitation for the rest of the year is grim.

Author Susan Power

Sep 28, 2012

Standing Rock Sioux author Susan Power has written several books including the 1995 novel, "The Grass Dancer," which received the 1995 PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction.  Her short fiction has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review, Voice Literary Supplement, Ploughshares and Story.  She began her writing career by earning an MFA from the Iowa Writer's Workshop.  Power currently teaches at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Author Lisa Yee

Sep 28, 2012

Lisa Yee's latest novel, "Warp Speed," is about a Star Trek geek who gets beat up everyday at school.  Her debut novel, "Millicent Min, Girl Genius," won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award.  She's a Thurber House  Children's Writer-in-Residence and has received an NPR Best Summer Read nod.  Yee spent time visiting with Karl Gehrke Friday at Barnes and Noble in Sioux Falls during the Festival of Books.

Roy Blount Jr.

Sep 28, 2012

Roy Blount Jr. is the author of 22 books about everything from the first female president of the United States to what barnyard animals are thinking.  Blount is a panelist on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me and, in 2009, he received the Thomas Wolfe Award from the University of North Carolina.  He joined Dakota Midday host Karl Gehrke Friday during the Festival of Books in Sioux Falls.

"Dammed Indians Revisited"

Sep 28, 2012

Michael Lawson's work over three decades, including his classic work, "Dammed Indians," provided the factual basis for Congressional legislation establishing tribal recovery trust funds totaling $385.8 million for five Sioux tribes in the Dakotas and Nebraska in compensation for reservation infrastructure lost to Federal dam projects.  Lawson's book "Dammed Indians Revisited" is a 2012 One Book South Dakota Selection.  He visited with Karl Gehrke at Barnes & Noble in Sioux Falls Friday during the Festival of Books.   He  

South Dakota Film Festival

Sep 27, 2012

Tom Black, co-producer of the South Dakota Film Festival, says there's nothing like cinema on a big screen and that thrill is the reason the Festival seeks out and invites films of all kinds to participate in this pique event for the state.  The goal of the South Dakota Film Festival is to screen the best films submitted regardless of their geographic origin.  The Festival runs today through Sunday in Aberdeen with most of the films being shown at the Historic Capitol Theatre.

Sacagawea

Sep 27, 2012

Dr. Gary Moulton is the keynote speaker for the Encounters on the Prairie Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation's regional meeting and symposium celebrating the life of Sacagawea.  The meetings are September 28-30 in Ft. Pierre.  Moulton is Thomas C. Sorensen Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He's known for his work as editor of the award-winning Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.  This December marks the 200th anniversary of Sacagawea's reported death in present day South Dakota.

Health Insurance Exchanges

Sep 27, 2012

Sabrina Corlette, research professor at the Health Policy Institute of Georgetown University, presents an overview of the health insurance exchanges mandated in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  Unless the law is repealed, a health insurance exchange must be operated in every state by 2014.  The federal government will directly operate and fund exchanges in those states choosing not to operate state-run exchanges.  At Georgetown University, Corlette directs research on health insurance reform issues as they affect consumers and patients.

Governor Daugaard on Health Insurance Exchange

Sep 27, 2012

Governor Dennis Daugaard announced on Wednesday that South Dakota will not operate a state health insurance exchange but will maintain control of insurance regulation in South Dakota.  South Dakota joins other states that have chosen not to run their own exchanges.  "After extensive research and analysis, it has become very apparent that operating our own exchange will simply not work for South Dakota," Daugaard stated.  Governor Daugaard joins Dakota Midday host Karl Gehrke to explain the state's decision.

Mines Medal Winner

Sep 26, 2012

University Distinguished Professor Diana Wall, director of the Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability, will receive the Mines Medal of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology Thursday in Rapid City.  Wall is acknowledged as a leading expert on biodiversity through her research on microbial and invertebrate diversity contributions to productive soils.  As a member of a working group of the President's Council on Advisors on Science and Technology, her studies impact national policy responding to threats to the nation's ecosystems.

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