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How science skepticism is eroding democracy

Shawn Otto
Lori Walsh

In the Moment is SDPB’s daily news and arts program.

South Dakota's U.S. Representative Dusty Johnson is fresh off his August recess. He joins us today with a look into his month traversing South Dakota and his goals moving forward while in Washington.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger talks with author Jon Lauck about the process he went through when asked to lead a class on the history of South Dakota at South Dakota State University.

The Augustana Library Associates hosts author Shawn Otto who wrote The War on Science: Who's Waging It, Why It Matters, and What We Can Do About It. Today we talk with him ahead of the October 12 event.

This week in South Dakota History the 175th Fighter Squadron of the South Dakota Air National Guard received federal recognition. Joe Foss was appointed two months earlier to form the squad.

Edgewood Healthcare is in a long-term project to decorate its assisted living centers with historical photos and wall art. They hope residents will respond by moving and talking, bringing back fond memories. We learn more in today's "Images of the Past."

Journalist Chris Vondracek appears at the virtual South Dakota Festival of Books which begins next week. Vondracek's 2020 book Rattlesnake Summer features a poem for each of South Dakota's 66 counties.

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