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In The Moment: 2022 South Dakota Legislative Session Preview

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In the Moment's Lori Walsh

In the Moment airs live at 12CT/11MT. That audio is then attached to this webpage soon after the show airs.

On today's show

The omicron variant of COVID-19 behaves similar to a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in small children. Pediatric hospitalizations from the variant are also on the rise. We talk with Joseph Segeleon, MD, with Sanford Children's Hospital to separate the facts from fear about kids and COVID-19. (5:00)

Medical providers treat humans, not conditions. Andrew Ellsworth, MD, joins us to talk about individualized care, understanding the whole person, and the importance of relational medicine. On Call with the Prairie Doc® airs Thursday nights at 7 p.m. CST, 6 p.m. MST on SDPB TV.

Dakota Political Junkies: Today Jon Hunter, publisher emeritus of the Madison Daily Leader, and Mike Card, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and criminal justice at the University of South Dakota, are with us for a preview of the upcoming legislative session.

Take A Moment … The January episode of Dakota Life premiers Thursday, January 6 at 8 p.m. CST, 7 p.m. MST on SDPB TV Channel 1. One of the segments features the nearby Fort Pierre National Grassland. Dan Svingen is district ranger for the U.S. Forest Service. Here, in his own words, he explains why national grasslands exist, how they are used, and what it means for him to live and work in the area.

A South Dakota family is being honored for their leadership is promoting sustainable forestry on private forest lands. Bob Burns and Mary LaHood have been named 2021 National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year by the American Tree Farm System, a program administered by the American Forest Foundation. Burns took over the property in 1969, fought alongside U.S. Forest Service personnel to save the area from Stagebarn Fire flames in 1994, and works tirelessly to coordinate with federal officials and local landowners to promote forest well treated to resist wildfires and bark beetle infestations.

SDPB's Nate Wek has compiled 10 of the most nail-biting, crowd-pleasing, heart-clenching moments of the 2021 year in South Dakota sports. He joins us with the highlights.

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