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South Dakota Mines students make their mark at DUNE

Rosa Jundt
Rosa Jundt

On today's In the Moment...

Guest host Cara Hetland takes a look at political topics, scientific stories and a local independent film returning to South Dakota's silver screen.

The 2023 legislative session is coming to a close. SDPB's Lee Strubinger has his top five takeaways.

House Bill 1025 didn't make Strubinger's list, but it did set the House abuzz with debate. If you're planning on registering an apiary with the state, take notice.

We hear lawmakers debate HB 1025 in their own words.

Ian Helgeson and Kole Pickner were students at South Dakota Mines when they helped collaborate on the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment. They join In the Moment to explain the experiment, their part in it and how it feels to leave and pass the baton to the next generation of engineers.

The Dust Bowl was a time when soil disintegrated into dust, leaving South Dakota farmers desperate for solutions. Soil scientist and South Dakota State University professor Joseph Hutton did what he could to help.

Gwen McCausland, director of the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, previews a new exhibit on Hutton at her museum.

Plus, the 2021 film "Valentine Crush" returns for a one-week run in Jamie Wede's hometown. Wede, executive producer and director, joins to discuss the Sioux Falls-made film.

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Cara Hetland is the Director of Radio and Journalism Content for South Dakota Public Broadcasting.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.