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Employment scams, COVID relief fraud, and living drug-free

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

Red Ribbon Week is celebrated nationally beginning October 23. The mission is to help keep kids drug free. Today we talk with Cricket Palmer about drug-free living.

A year ago, the race was on to dole out $450 million in COVID relief grants. South Dakota News Watch reporter Bart Pfankuch joins us for a look at COVID relief, one year later.

As South Dakotans seek new job opportunities, scammers seek opportunities to steal information and take your money. We talk about avoiding employment scams and how one woman's trip to a local bank averted greater financial hardship.

Take A Moment: Jim Wipf is a 21st Century craftsman. As a field engineer for the Unisys Corporation, he provides on-site services for computer repairs. He stopped by the SDPB Sioux Falls studio to fix Chris Laughery's laptop, and we talked with Wipf about his original plan to work in radio and how he came to master a different craft.

How did Laura Ingalls Wilder come to be one of the nation's best-selling children's writers? By failing to get her autobiography published. In the most recent episode of History 605, state historian Ben Jones speaks with editor Nancy Koupal about the new book Pioneer Girl: The Revised Texts.

The latest "Fresh Tracks" segment focuses on a new album from David Crosby called For Free and The Horses and the Hounds by James McMurtry. SDPB's Larry Rohrer talks with David Hersrud.

In the Moment airs live at 12CT/11MT. The audio from the day's show is attached soon after the show airs.

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Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
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