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COVID-19 cases are up, and what it means to be a 'possibilist'

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch are helping to test the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine against coronavirus variants.
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Researchers test the COVID-19 vaccine against coronavirus variants.

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On today's show

Active cases of COVID-19 are up in South Dakota, federal vaccine mandates go into effect today, and hospitalizations are ticking upward. Dr. Chad Thury with Avera joins us today with a South Dakota COVID update.

Supporters of a proposed massive shooting range near Rapid City say it will bring tournaments that will boost the economy while providing a much-needed facility for youth and law enforcement to practice safe shooting. But opponents say the public facility will bring crime and noise, and environmental risk. SDPB's Arielle Zionts has more.

Influential She is about unlocking women's potential to influence their world. Behind this and their podcast is Deb Soholt and Mel Schopp. They join us today with what it means to be a "possibilist."

Wind Cave National Park was established this week in 1903. It was the first national park in the world that would both recognize and protect a cave. We take a moment today to learn more of this cave that is sacred to the Lakota people.

A stone monument sits at the crest of the hill as you travel north along Cliff Avenue near the South Dakota State Penitentiary. This was built in the late 1940s to observe the lives of Minnehaha County pioneers. Some think this relates to the Amidon Affair but there is a separate bronze marker for that on the site. Jim Carlson former president of the Minnehaha County Historical Society joins us today for Images of the Past.

The 2022 One Book South Dakota, chosen by the South Dakota Humanities Council is Our History is the Future by Nick Estes. Today we unpack a scene from the book to explore themes of sovereignty, protest, and environmental racism.

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