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Our changing climate, rural health, and friendship during the pandemic

Jill Pelto
“Landscape of Change” uses data about sea level rise, glacier volume decline, increasing global temperatures, and the increasing use of fossil fuels. These data lines compose a landscape shaped by the changing climate, a world in which we are now living.

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On today's show

Today is National Rural Health day. The Frontier and Rural Medicine (FARM) program at the University of South Dakota selects students to serve a portion of their clinical training in rural communities. Janet Fulk is the assistant director of the program and she joins us with a look at how the medical school is helping young doctors succeed in rural settings.

SDPB's Lee Strubinger reports on news from the state capital as lawmakers seek further information about an official meeting attended by Governor Noem's daughter Kassidy Peters .

World leaders have signed off on a new agreement to slow manmade climate change. South Dakota Mines climate scientist William Capehart joins us for a look at what was accomplished, where promises fell short, and how South Dakotans can prepare for a warming planet with climate resilient practices. We also talk about what we can do to protect the planet personally and politically.

For transgender awareness week, we Take a Moment to hear from transgender guests who have told their stories on In the Moment. Today we hear from Meredith Talusan, journalist and author of the memoir Fairest. Meredith talks about the intersectionality of life and the earliest experience of entering a public space dressed in women's garments.

It's taken six shots, multiple masks, and 21 months, but Kevin Woster and fellow journalist Steve Miller have finally been able to sit, once again, face-to-face for a conversation between friends. Kevin Woster joins us to talk about friendship during the pandemic.

Think of a tree — rooted deep into the earth, branches and leaves reaching skyward. Artist Amy Fill upends our notions of nature and rootedness by suspending her trees in midair in an installation at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. Pavilion curator Cody Henrichs joins us with thoughts on Amy Fill's Floating Worlds at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

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