David O'Hara

23 hours ago

In The Moment … May 20, 2020 Show 821 Hour 1

From urban fox watching to a decline in carbon emissions to an increase in plastic waste, 2020 is becoming a year to rethink how we live our lives and how the planet responds. It's a conversation that risks being sidelined once economies start churning again, but for those ready to reexamine and reimagine what humans are capable of, a new major at Augustana University opens the door.  David O'Hara is the director of sustainability at Augie. He joins us for a look at their new Environmental Studies program.  

Patrick Hicks: 5 Essential Questions

Apr 13, 2020

In The Moment ... April 13, 2020 Show 794 Hour 2

We're gathering some of our favorite guests and trusted voices for on-air conversations about how coronavirus is impacting your life and the work you do. Patrick Hicks is an artist-in-residence at Augustana University and the host of Poetry from Studio 47.

Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... September 18, 2019 Show 661 Hour 1

Bishop Munib Younan is former Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and past president of the Lutheran World Federation. He visits Sioux Falls this week, one of five stops during his tour of ELCA universities around the United States. 

Today we welcome to the studio Bishop Younan along with Augustana campus pastor Paul Rohde with insight into the visit and the dialogue it seeks to encourage. 

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... April 19, 2018 Show 319 Hour 1

Twenty years ago a stranger walked in to the Augustana Archeology Laboratory. Adrien Hannus is director of the lab. He shook hands with the man, David Jones, and began a conversation. Their friendship lasted for decades until Jones died while on a paleontology dig in Wyoming.

What happened next was a surprise to Hannus and the Augustana community. Adrien Hannus joins us with the story.


Sarah Kocher and Marie Lavelle

Augustana filmmakers Sara Kocher and Maria Lavelle show their documentary on homelessness tonight at Cinema Falls. “Over the Bridge” is a look at men and women who have “fallen through the safety nets” of society. The two student filmmakers are receiving support and encouragement from Cinema Falls and others in their attempt to launch the film onto the film festival circuit. Kocher and Lavelle join Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to talk about what they learned on the frozen streets of Sioux Falls by turning their camera … and their questions … on those they had previously overlooked.

Augustana Exhibits Andy Warhol Artwork

Feb 16, 2016
Lindsey Twa

The Augustana University art gallery is showcasing original work by pop artist Andy Warhol that includes screen prints of Annie Oakley and Chief Sitting Bull.  

Lindsey Twa is the director of the Edie/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University. She says the Andy Warhol Foundation contacted Augustana to receive nine screen prints and one lithograph because of Chief Sitting Bull’s legacy in South Dakota.

Erin Mairose

1,500 homes in Sioux Falls are a little safer after a weekend visit from the American Red Cross, the Sioux Falls Fire Rescue team, and college students. As part of the Growing Resilient Campaign, the teams went door to door to check smoke alarms and to help residents plan a fire escape route.

 A fire engine pulls up alongside a curb in a Sioux Falls neighborhood. Four men get out carrying a duffle bag of equipment and a map.  

The University of Sioux Falls and Augustana University are adding women’s swimming and diving teams.

High school senior Bekah Honner suddenly has lots of choices to consider as she starts her application process to swim on a college team.

“It is definitely a possibility staying in state since now Augustana and USF are starting teams, but I still have to weight my options,” says Honner.

Honner is a member of snow fox swimming club in Sioux Falls. She says it’s exciting to see the sport gaining attention.


Augustana University and the University of Sioux Falls are adding swimming and diving as a varsity sport. Both schools are searching for swimmers as they look to start completing next fall.

The University of Sioux Falls has a swimming coach, but no pool or athletes yet. Josh Snyder is the athletic director at USF. He says when the city of Sioux Falls started building plans for the indoor aquatic center at Spellerberg Park, he had an idea.

Pianist/Composer Daniel May

Jul 11, 2013

Augustana alumni Daniel May and his brother, Benjamin May, present "An Evening of Jazz" at 7:30 pm this Friday at Kresge Recital Hall. Daniel May had a very musical upbringing - both of his parents were his music teachers in Sioux Falls. May studied music composition at the University of Connecticut, where he received a Master's degree in music composition and music theory. He then went to Ithaca, New York, to study music composition at Cornell University. After earning a Doctor of Musical Arts degree composer for feature films, television and, most notably, IMAX films.