The 1888 Great Plains blizzard that claimed hundreds of lives
In the Moment is SDPB’s daily news and arts program.
On today's show:
Active COVID 19 numbers in South Dakota continue to rise. We check in with Dr. Joshua Crabtree from Sanford Health with an update.
Fundraising efforts are discussed regarding a new visitor center at Badlands National Park. SDPB's Arielle Zionts has more.
On January 12, 1888, a blizzard claimed the lives of hundreds of newcomers to the Great Plains, including a devastating number of schoolchildren. We talk with author Melanie Benjamin about her novel "The Children's Blizzard." The book is this year's South Dakota One Book.
As Larry Rohrer recalls the most recent Fiddles and Friends concerts he says that knowing when not to play is every bit as important as accompanying his fellow professionals on stage.
As South Dakotans age, home design is an important factor to consider. Some older homes can be adapted while future planning is now a phrase with new construction. Lura Roti brings us the story.
Internationally known pianist Calvin Jones returns to his hometown of Pierre to perform Saturday night at the Pierre Riggs Theater. Jones has been performing compositions from his new release, "Paramount: The Symphony Sessions," with orchestras worldwide.
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