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Animals on the move in South Dakota

On today's In the Moment...

Between frogs and lions and octopuses, a variety of animals are moving to new homes in South Dakota.

Get to know the cricket frog, a relatively new resident in the state. Learn about the health and habits of this little amphibian, as well as other frogs living in your backyard. Herpetologist Jake Kerby, Ph.D., is our guide.

Two animal conservation powerhouses are merging in Sioux Falls. The Great Plains Zoo and the Butterfly House & Aquarium are united with one board and one mission. Lori Walsh speaks to CEO Becky Dewitz and COO Audrey Otto-Pepper about uniting land and water on one campus for South Dakota kids who may never see a savannah or ocean.

We'll go fishing with a Spearfish Middle School teacher in charge of a unique after-school activity. The SMS fishing club introduces students and families to the fun that swims beneath the waterline.

On today's In Their Own Words, the South Dakota Senate debates a requirement on tracking intellectual diversity at state universities.

Plus, Fresh Tracks will remember the music icons we've lost in the past year ahead of the Grammy Awards this weekend.

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Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.
Ari Jungemann is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.