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Mines researching new military tech, and the healing power of horses

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Joshua Haiar

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

Many South Dakota residents and healthcare workers are feeling some relief as the latest COVID-19 outbreak winds down. But some South Dakotans who contracted the virus will continue to live with symptoms and struggle with side effects for months or even years. SDPB’s Arielle Zionts has more.

Healing with Horses is a program under the Great Plains Tribal Leaders Health Board Opioid Response program. It offers equine-assisted healing events for Native American youth, adults, and families in the Rapid City area. SDPB’s Richard Two Bulls joins us to talk about this program.

South Dakota Mines and the National Security Innovation Network: We talk with research team members from Mines about their work with NSIN. From military equipment that disappears to electronics that are getting smaller and storing more data, we explore the partnership between Mines and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Take A Moment: We hear from Alex Rambow, a high school student from Watertown. Rambow discusses what it's like to live in South Dakota as a transgender person.

The Mickelson Trail follows 110-miles of abandoned railroad through the Black Hills. In its Heyday, the route connected Deadwood and Edgemont. There’s 130 years’ worth of history on the tracks. Rick Mills is the director and curator of the South Dakota State Railroad Museum and will be giving a presentation on the Mickelson trail at Black Hills State University.

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