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Economic risk & uncertainty, and caring for the vulnerable

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Therrious Davis

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

This week marks two years since the first COVID-19 cases were announced in South Dakota. Pandemic fatigue and evolving policies make it tricky to know if you're doing the right thing. Here to reflect on the pandemic in South Dakota and offer his own advice is Shankar Kurra, MD is Vice President of medical affairs at Monument Health.

The Simply Smiles Children's Village on the Cheyenne River Reservation is a first-of-its-kind approach to serving Native American children in foster care. The organization says this village fulfills the spirit of the Indian Child Welfare Act by ensuring children remain with kin and community. Marcella Gilbert is the newly appointed Director of the Simply Smiles Children's Village.

Imagine you're navigating an obstacle course blindfolded. That's more or less how macroeconomic policy makers have had to face the past couple years. But what does that mean for folks like you and me? Joe Santos is a professor of economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking and Regulation at South Dakota State University.

On this day in 1955, KELO TV Weatherman Dave Dedrick first put on the uniform of “Captain 11” for the debut broadcast. Captain 11 ran for forty-one years with the last episode broadcast in December 1996. At the time, it was the longest continuously running children’s program in the nation.

They call it the Mother City of the Dakotas. Yankton’s location on the Missouri River was important for the fur and steamboat trade well before Dakota Territory was organized in 1861. It’s importance as a hub for trade and politics only grew in the years before Statehood. Crystal Nelson, Executive Director of the Dakota Territorial Museum at the Mead Cultural Education Center in Yankton joins me now for today’s “Images of the Past” and a look at Yankton and Yankton County history. (8:00)

F: Sculpture Porter Williams founded the Black History Museum at the Washington Pavilion. His work depicting African American luminaries is on display. Porter's sculptures bring Nat Love, Aunt Sally, and Martin Luther King Jr. To life. His work is visible all around Sioux Falls. Porter shares his journey from "fisticuffs" to artist.

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