Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 7, 2020 Show 728 Hour 2

Love In America

Nov 5, 2019

In The Moment ... November 5, 2019 Show 694 Hour 2

Deadwood residents Scotte and Toni Burns began their Love in America series looking for, well, love stories. Now the series, which you can see at, features the motorcycle riding storytellers reuniting America by sharing her profound, funny, memorable and historic love stories.

In The Moment ... April 12, 2018 Show 314 Hour 1

Lynne Murphy is an American linguist teaching in England. She's uniquely suited to explore the relationship and rivalry between English ... and English. In other words, she studies the prejudices and stereotypes and insecurities that shape our understanding of how English works in two different countries.

Murphy pens the award-winning blog "Separated by a Common Language." Her new book is called The Prodigal Tongue: The Love-Hate Relationship Between American and British English.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 2,2017 Show 084 Hour 1

To love someone is inherently risky. Poet Christine Stewart's book "Untrussed" explores the promises of love and loss. If you joined the SDPB Book Club last year, you recently discovered a copy of "Untrussed" in your mailbox. She joins us today to talk about "wonderful rejections," autobiography in poetry and more.

In The Moment ... March 2, 2017 Show 41 Hour 2

This Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of the United States Naval Construction Forces, more commonly known as "The Seabees." Although the relatively small unit has played a vital role in America's military operations around the world, many people have never heard of them. SDPB's Jim Kent sat down with some Seabees who were trained to build - and to fight.

Photo courtesy of Golden West Telecommunications

Today even some of the most remote corners of South Dakota have electricity and phone service.  Many of us take it for granted, but in past decades these utilities were not a given.

Dakota Midday: Lorna Irungu-Macharia And Women In Politics

May 25, 2016
Photo courtesy Eisenhower International Fellows

The Eisenhower Fellowships, founded in 1953, aim to spread a notion of peace and prosperity championed by President Dwight Eisenhower.  The program identifies emerging global leaders and empowers them to network globally and then make a difference in their own communities. 

Dr. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Institution Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture, is in Pierre at the Capitol Lake Visitors Center for a presentation at 7 p.m. Monday, May 5 to promote his new book, "The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects." Ranging from the earliest years of the pre-Columbian continent to the digital age, and from the American Revolution to Vietnam, each entry pairs the fascinating history surrounding each object with the story of its creation or discovery and the place it has come to occupy in our national memory.

"The 10 Buildings That Changed America"

May 9, 2013

Dan Protess, writer and producer of "10 Buildings That Changed America," joins the program. This new documentary airs Sunday, May 12th, at 9 pm Central on SDPB-TV. "10 Buildings That Changed America" is a journey that will take you across America and inside these groundbreaking works of art and engineering. It is also a journey back in time to discover the shocking, funny, and even sad stories of how these buildings were created. And it's a journey inside the imaginations of ten daring architects who set out to change the way we live, work, and play.