February 17, 2021 Show 990 Hour 1.

Katie Dwyer just celebrated her birthday with the release of her new EP titled Indiscreet.

Somehow, the multi-talented mother of four finds time to write, record and produce music - and she can't wait until she can play live dates again.

The singer/songwriter lives in Pierre.

Arts, literature, and music reporting on SDPB is supported by the Northern State University School of Fine Arts. More information available at


Jessica Mehta: Crazy Horse Artist In Residence

Aug 12, 2020

In The Moment … August 12, 2020 Show 879 Hour 1

Writing has gotten our next guest through some of the toughest times in her life. Jessica Mehta is a writer and an artist. She's also the Crazy Horse Memorial's Artist in Residence for the month of August. But, in accordance with the times, her residency is via Zoom. Jessica has a large number of interesting projects on which she's working during her Crazy Horse residency, including progress on two books.


In The Moment ... July 7, 2020 Show 853 Hour 2

Gina Gibson took her first trip underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility one year ago. We check in with Gibson, the SURF Artist in Residence, to see what she has created.

Gibson is a professor of graphic design at Black Hills State University.

Arts & Lifestyle: May 23 - 29

May 29, 2020

In this In the Moment arts podcast, we hear about suffrage in South Dakota, art during the pandemic, and what it means to be marginalized.

Keith Braveheart: Art In The Age Of COVID

May 29, 2020

In The Moment … May 29, 2020 Show 827 Hour 1

COVID-19’s Impact On The Creative Sector

Mar 19, 2020

In The Moment ... March 19, 2020 Show 777 Hour 1

What's the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on South Dakota's creative sector?  Jim Speirs, executive director for Arts South Dakota joins us for a look at how the need to limit public gathering has been hard-hitting for artists and arts organizations. 

What It Means To Be An American

Feb 12, 2020

In The Moment ... February 12, 2020 Show 752 Hour 1

American artist Amir H. Fallah joins South Dakota art-lovers in Brookings today via video conference to talk about his exhibition "What it Means to be an American." Lori caught up with Amir yesterday on the phone from his home in California for a conversation about his work and how politics has changed what it means for him to be an artist.  

Who is Steve Pisanos?

Jan 13, 2020
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 13, 2020 Show 732 Hour 1

Who is Steve Pisanos? Watch the film "The Mettle behind the Merit" at and you'll see an inspirational story of one man's journey to live the American dream.

Filmmaker, historian, and artist John Mollison was able to visit with Pisanos in person before the WWII ace died during the summer of 2016. John joins us today to discuss what he learned.

Arts & Lifestyle: Nov 23 - 27

Nov 27, 2019

With Thanksgiving around the corner, the In the Moment team is posting the podcast early so we too can enjoy time with our families and reflect on what we are grateful for. This week you will hear from a number of authors, including Authors Rosemarie Ross and Mary Angela ahead of their November 30th presentation at the downtown branch of the Siouxland Libraries. You can see them from 3 to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

Sioux Falls In Color

Oct 29, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... October 29, 2019 Show 689 Hour 1

The colors are dynamic in Rodger Ellingson's love letter to Sioux Falls. Ellingson's exhibit "Sioux Falls in Color" is on display at the Center for Western Studies on the Augustana University campus through January 10th. Ellingson's vibrant collection of acrylic and watercolor interpretations of Sioux Falls events and locations demonstrate his passion for the city.

The artist visits with SDPB's Jackie Hendry in the Kirby Family Studio in Sioux Falls.

Angry Photography With Patrick Anderson

Jun 27, 2019

In The Moment ... June 27, 2019 Show 605 Hour 2

Watertown artist Patrick Anderson is on hand today at the Brookings Arts Council beginning at 4:30pm. Anderson speaks at 5:00pm about his exhibit on display through July 19th.

This is free to the public during business hours at the Brookings Arts Council on 4th Street in Brookings.

Patrick joins us today with insight into this new exhibit.

A Legacy Of Animation

Jun 20, 2019
Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... June 20, 2019 Show 600 Hour 1

Animator Ron Campbell is in Rapid City this week before heading to Aberdeen. Campbell's legacy includes directing the Beatles' cartoon series on ABC. He was the animator of the film Yellow Submarine and he worked on productions like The Big Blue Marble, the Smurfs, and the original Scooby Doo. Campbell's work in children's television has garnered him a Peabody and an Emmy.

Cambell exhibits Beatles cartoon pop artwork along with other beloved cartoon characters through Sunday at the Shaviq Art Gallery in Rapid City.

Vinyl Williams Plays Total Drag Records

Apr 29, 2019
Vinyl Williams

In The Moment ... April 29, 2019 Show 564 Hour 2

Los Angeles based dream pop act Vinyl Williams headlines Monday night at Total Drag Records in Sioux Falls.

Vinyl Williams latest album is Opal.

Lionel Williams comes from a long line of drummers. His grandfather is the legendary composer, conducter and pianist John Williams.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 16, 2019 Show 557 Hour 2

Artist Jason Kofke will discuss perceptions of change, philosophies of uncertainty, and how what we might expect in the future may not always be the outcome that is predictable, during Tuesday's STEAM Cafe presentation at Hay Camp Brewing in Rapid City.

Kofke is a visiting artist at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He joins In The Moment to talk about his exhibit at the Apex Gallery and an expedition to villages deep in the Sahara Desert of eastern Mauritania, Africa.

In The Moment ... April 5, 2019 Show 550 Hour 1

Installation art is something new to the campus of Dakota State University where you can see the exhibition "Popsicle" by Dana Sikkila of Mankato, Minnesota.

Sikkila is involved in several other fun endeavors like Pro Bike and the 410 Project Community Art Space in Mankato.

Nancy Friedemann-Sanchez

In The Moment ... December 13, 2018 Show 479 Hour 1

A new art exhibition opens tomorrow at the University Art Galleries at the University of South Dakota. This features the work of Nancy Friedemann-Sanchez. Sanchez refers to her art as a bicultural and transcultural experience. The exhibition runs through the 17th of January. That day will have the artist giving a talk at 2 and closing reception that evening from 5 until 7.

A Vermillion based artist is sharing her life experiences and identity through her painting. She incorporates written work into her art, and lets her thoughts guide her paint brush.

Many of Reyna Hernandez’s paintings are big- life sized oil paintings of people on six-foot canvases . She says there is meaning in every stroke.

“I think it’s always cheesy when people say that they’ve been doing it their whole life but ever since I was really little I would draw and I was just really interested in trying to make things look the same way that I was seeing them.”

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... July 18, 2018 Show 381 Hour 2

Jon Crane creates "Art that Takes You Home." After a tour at Ellsworth Air Force Base where he served as a combat pilot in the 1970s, the artist decided to make a life in the Black Hills permanently. He lives here. He paints here. He provides a gateway for others to explore the beauty of art and life in South Dakota.

Artist Dick Termes

Apr 16, 2018
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... April 16, 2018 Show 316 Hour 1

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of an artistic spark. You can cross the globe and find art lovers who celebrate the work of Dick Termes. He's the leading spherical artist in the world, widely known for his Termespheres.

In The Moment ... May 23, 2017 Show 099 Hour 1

Steve Bannon made a career as a voice for the anti-establishment. Now he's chief strategist for President Donald Trump. For FRONTLINE's "Bannon's War," producers drew on nearly 30 in-depth interviews with political insiders, Bannon's former associates at Breitbart, authors, and journalists. It tells the story of one man's quest to transform America. You can see it tonight on SDPB-TV at 9 central, 8 mountain. Joining us today to talk about "Bannon's War," producer Gabrielle Schonder.

Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... May 8, 2017 Show 088 Hour 1

We're joined by members of the JAS Quintet. Today they bring you a taste of the fourth offering in the Jazz Curators series. "Lady Day" explores the life and music of jazz legend Billie Holiday. Shows are this weekend, May 12 and 13 at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls.

In The Moment ... March 23, 2017 Show 056 Hour 2

Opening day of Major League Baseball is right around the corner. Dirk Lammers is the author of "No Hit Wonders: More Than a Century of Pitching's Greatest Feats." Chuck Brodsky is a musician known as baseball's poet laureate.

The Bush Foundation has announced its 2017 Fellows this week. Tyler Read is a graffiti artist and community arts leader in who found community in an alley in Rapid City.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... March 22, 2017 Show 055 Hour 1

The Bush Foundation announces its 2017 Fellows this week. Each Fellow receives up to $100,000 in order to pursue the education and experiences they believe will help them become more effective leaders. It's a program unique to our region, and this year three Rapid City residents have been honored with the distinction. Today we talk with 2017 Bush Fellow Heather Dawn Thompson.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... March 16, 2017 Show 051 Hour 2

Nick Reid is a coach from Douglas High School in Box Elder. He recently was honored with his first Diamond Award from the National Speech and Debate Association. He joins us to talk about the mental clarity and stamina of high school debaters and the coaching of not only students, but citizens.

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.

In The Moment ... March 2, 2017 Show 41 Hour 1

In 2015 Douglas Preston climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying  laser technology on loan from NASA that could map the terrain under the dense rainforest canopy. He was looking for a lost civilization. What he discovered was life-changing. Douglas Preston's new book is called THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD: A True Story.

In The Moment...January 19 2017 Show 013 Hour 2

Guests: Nancy Jo Sales, author; SDPB's Stephanie Rissler & SDPB's Heather Benson; Joel Fan, pianist; Susan Skyrm & Caitlin Collier, Women's March on Washington Vermillion; Tammy Eagle Hunter, Lakota artist

Suzie Cappa Awards Artist Of The Year

Jan 17, 2017
Chynna Lockett

The Suzie Cappa Art Center handed out its 16th Artist of the Year award to a longtime member and animal lover. 

Brad Winter is the executive director of the Suzie Cappa Art Center. He introduces the artist of the year to the crowded gallery.

“Tonight is Art Night for Suzie Cappa and we are celebrating Shawn Bifulco. Amazing talent. He does a lot of acrylic work, he loves pottery.”

Late Artist’s Work On Display At USD

Sep 28, 2016
Melinda Camber Porter Website

A world travelled artist’s collection is now on display at the University of South Dakota. The work includes art, film and literature.

Melinda Camber Porter was a correspondent for The Times out of London. She travelled everywhere from Paris to New York . . . and eventually South Dakota. Porter published one novel entitled Badlands . . . set on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Porter met John Flicek in New York and they eventually married. Flicek is a Sioux Falls native and earned his master’s degree in chemistry and business.

  The Dakota Sky International Piano Festival is in its 10th season and connects world-class musicians and educators, and students. Dakota Midday welcomes co-founder Andrew Reinartz, artistic director and founder Paul Sanchez, and guest artist Jeffrey LaDeur to the program to discuss the festival’s legacy and the notion of music as teacher.