SDPB / Joshua Haiar

In the Moment: March 31, 2021 Show 1019.

South Dakota Dept of Tribal Relations

In the Moment with Lori Walsh: March 30, 2021 Show 1018.

SDPB / Joshua Haiar

In the Moment: March 29, 2021,Show 1017. 

  • Senator John Thune talks immigration and a Spring surge of asylum seekers at the U.S. border with Mexico.


  • Lee Strubinger previews Veto Day and the possible outcomes for HB1217 and medical marijuana.



In the Moment: March 26, 2021 Show 1016.

In the Moment: March 23, 2021 Show 1014.

In the Moment: March 22, 2021 Show 1013.

SDPB's Joshua Haiar

March 16, 2021 Show 1009.

  • Sex and gender may seem to be simple; we are told there are men and there are women. However, according to scientists, medical and mental health professionals, and others who specialize in human development, the reality is much more complicated. Anne Dilenschneider, PhD, LPC-MH, WPATH Certified Gender Specialist, joins us to explain.

  • In Their Own Words then brings us a bill (HB 1217) promoting fairness in women's sports. Critics say the bill targets transgender South Dakotans.


March 15, 2021 Show 1008

March 12, 2021 Show 1007

March 9, 2021 Show 1004.

March 8, 2021 Show 1003.

  • Sanford Health brings us a COVID-19 Update.


  • We listen back to a conversation with José-Marie Griffiths, she's the president of Dakota State University in Madison.


  • Images of the Past tells us why you no longer see bears in the Black Hills.

March 5th | Tech Radio Hour

Mar 5, 2021

March 5, 2021

  • Tech Radio Hour is a roundtable discussion between some South Dakota tech junkies. Everything from digital privacy and censorship, to gaming computers and ergonomic “smart-chairs,” you’ll hear it all here on SDPB’s Tech Radio Hour.

  • Contact us via facebook.


Kid Dakota| In The Moment, Ep. 1002

Mar 5, 2021

March 5, 2021 Show 1002

March 4, 2021 Show 1001

  • Today we head to Rapid City and talk with Mayor Steve Allender about what the past year has looked like for his city and how it looks now.


  • The pandemic has impacted everyone in different ways. If you've become less engaged, more tense, or depressed, have you sought help from an Employee Assistance Program?



March 3, 2021 Show 1000:

  • Dakota Political Junkies,  Pam Carriveau, professor of Political Science at BHSU, and Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter and columnist with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, join us todiscuss the state's top political headlines.
  • You & Your Democracy gives us a crash course itno how you can be heard and make a difference in local government.
  • We revisit a conversation with retired South Dakota Supreme Court Justice, Judith Meierhenry.

"Why Voting Matters" | In The Moment, Ep. 999

Mar 2, 2021

March 2, 2021 Show 999.

  • As we celebrate the beginning of Women’s History Month, we replay the South Dakota Humanities Council's “Why Voting Matters” conversation, which was moderated by SDPB's Lori Walsh.

Her Vote Her Voice

March 1, 2021 Show 998, Hr 2.


February 26, 2021 Show 997. 

  • We take a closer look at "Crossover Day." What does it mean? Why does it matter?
  • House lawmakers have filed articles of impeachment against the Attorney General, Mike Card explains how impeachment works in South Dakota.
  • Delta David Gier joins us to discuss what's nex for the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra.
  • Eliza Blue brings us a "Postcard from the Prairie.
  • Finally, we end the week with some Poetry from Studio 47.


February 25, 2021 Show 996.

KC Hughes | Moment in Sound

Feb 19, 2021

February 19, 2021 Show 992 Hour 1 Pierre-based country music artist KC Hughes calls himself just a good 'ol South Dakota Boy with big dreams. Getting his music heard and being able to perform in front of live audiences would be good enough for him as we continue to find "normal" during the pandemic. KC Hughes has released his second album, "Memories," and he joins us for Moment in Sound!  

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


John Shrader

February 19, 2021 Show 992 Hour 1

Today's episode of Poetry from Studio 47 features the work of Richard Robbins.

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

February 17, 2021 Show 990 Hour 2.

1000 Miles to Nome, My Dear Mother, Heart of  the Bear, My Name Means Future, A Flash of Green, Milk for Violence, and North by South Dakota are some of the films being screened at this year's Black Hills Film Festival. 

Black Hills Film Festival Executive Director Chris Van Ness joins In The Moment to visit about this year's virtual event.

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


Old Guys & Their Airplanes Debrief

Feb 8, 2021

February 8, 2021 Show 987 Hour 2.

In 1966, Marty Mahrt was shot down while flying a mission over North Vietnam. He was piloting a Republic F-105 Thunderchief fighter/bomber – an aircraft that suffered a 38% loss rate due to the type of missions they were assigned.  Wednesday morning (live from Custer), Marty Mahrt tells his story of rescue and survival during an "Old Guys and Their Airplanes Debrief" hosted by John Mollison. The interactive event begins at 11 Central/10 Mountain at  

Tall Trees Of South Dakota | Images Of The Past

Feb 8, 2021
Kealey Bultena / SDPB

February 8, 2021 Show 987 Hour 2.

We love our trees in South Dakota - perhaps because we have so few of them in some parts of the state. The tallest and biggest of these trees stand out, and, if we care to think about it, they can remind us of all the historical events and changes that have swirled around them as they've grown over decades and even centuries.  

John Shrader

February 5, 2021 : Show 986.

Today's episode of Poetry from Studio 47 features the work of JD Schraffenberger.

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

Celebrating The Governor's Awards In The Arts

Feb 2, 2021
John Lopez studio

In The Moment … February 2nd, 2021 Show 983 Hour 2

We get to know this year's Governor's Awards In The Arts honorees. First, Jim Speirs is with us for a look at the arts in South Dakota. Then we meet photographer and professor John Banasiak. Sculptor John Lopez joins us for a look at how landscape influences art and art influences culture. Plus, Ashley Ragsdale, with the Brookings Arts Council, joins us to talk about how the organization has navigated a tumultuous year and kept its mission flowing for the people they serve. 

In The Moment … February 1st, 2021 Show 982 Hour 2

He traveled the state with a box camera and glass plates. Decades later the Gustav Johnson photo collection continues to help us understand who we were and how we became who we are. 

S. Roy Kaufman

In The Moment … January 29th, 2021 Show 981 Hour 1

A new book explores an agrarian culture's epic journey along with its adaptation and connection to the Great Plains. Author S. Roy Kaufman grew up on a farm in the rural Freeman, South Dakota, community, where he now lives. His book is called "The Drama of a Rural Community's Life Cycle."