Adria Botella

In The Moment ... September 18, 2018 Show 424 Hour 2

Dr. Richard Holm is a physician who has had to face his own mortality and used the wisdom found there to help others face their own.

He built a medical practice in Brookings that specialized in geriatrics. He expanded into broadcasting with work on television and radio and became well-known on SDPB as "The Prairie Doc." He was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame.

In The Moment ... September 13, 2018 Show 421 Hour 2

Can we hold people accountable without shaming or harrassing them? How can we pave the way for more nuanced forms of feminist thought?

Author Dianna Anderson's forthcoming book is Problematic: How Toxic Culture is Destroying Feminism. A Minnesota author with South Dakota roots, Anderson signs books Saturday at Zandbroz Variety in Sioux Falls beginning at 2:00 p.m.


In The Moment ... September 11, 2018 Show 419 Hour 1

What makes a really great book? How does where you are from change who you are as a writer or as a human being?

Dan O'Brien has written iconic South Dakota books, including "Buffalo for the Broken Heart" and "Wild Idea." He's a rancher reinventing how we live and eat on the Great Plains.

This summer he agreed to let SDPB visit him at his home and Wild Idea Buffalo ranch. We rambled across the grasslands with Dan O'Brien as our teacher.

In The Moment ... August 29, 2018 Show 411 Hour 1

Who (or what) decides the direction of your attention?

A new book by author and productivity expert Chris Bailey dives into the world of distractions and emerges with strategies we can all use to change our lives at work and at home.

The book is called "Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction."

In The Moment ... August 6, 2018 Show 394 Hour 2

Democracies are not guaranteed to last forever. They are inherently fragile.

John Miller says that within a democratic society, people naturally disagree. What is important is our ability and willingness to negotiate those disagreements. And that is not as easy as it sounds. 

John Miller wrote "Democracy and the Informed Citizen: A South Dakota Perspective" based on that premise. 

Today he joined In The Moment with a little insight on his book.

In The Moment ... July 26, 2018 Show 387 Hour 2

Joseph Bottum is a frequent guest on In the Moment. He leads the CLASSICS Institute at Dakota State University. In a technological world, Dr. Bottum is one of the leading voices in cyber-ethics. He is author of the book "An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of America."

In The Moment ... July 12, 2018 Show 377 Hour 2

Everyone has their own stories of adversity, yet not everyone is willing to share them.

James Kelley asked business leaders and inovators to share their stories on his podcast "Executives After Hours." After dozens of conversations, he noticed themes of authentic leadership emerging. He wrote a book: "The Crucible's Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders.

James Kelley joined In The Moment to discuss the details of his book.

In The Moment ... June 26, 2018 Show 366 Hour 2

Pull on your purple boots for some summer reading. Ann Charles writes mixed genre mysteries packed with mayhem and fun, quirky characters, and a decent splash of romance when romance is called for.

South Dakotans probably know her best for her popular Deadwood Mystery Series. On Friday, June 29, she presents at the Historic Adams House in Deadwood at 12:00 p.m. History on the Lawn is hosted by Deadwood History, Inc. and the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission.

In The Moment ... June 19, 2018 Show 361 Hour 1

David Osborne, author of The Coming, has won the 2018 Spur Award for historical fiction from the Western Writers of America.  He's being honored this week at the WWA's annual convention in Billings, Montana. 

"Ghostbuster's Daughter"

Jun 13, 2018
Penguin Random House

In The Moment ... June 13, 2018 Show 357 Hour 1 

When Harold Ramis died in 2014, he left behind millions of fans who cherished his work as an actor, writer and director of comedy classics like Animal House, Caddyshack, Vacation, Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters.  His movies are filled with satire, original storytelling, and quotable lines.

While working on the stage and on radio with The Second City and National Lampoon, Ramis performed alongside comedy icons like John Belushi, Bill Murray, Christopher Guest, Gilda Radner and Joe Flaherty.

In The Moment ... May 31, 2018 Show 348 Hour 1

As scientists learn more about genetics, do we need a new definition of heredity? How is it that over the last few generations, we have gotten taller and smarter? Award-winning New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer is the first journalist to have his whole genome sequences and analyzed. His new book is called "She Has Her Mother's Laugh: the Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity."

SDPB's Cara Hetland, host of In the Moment's Innovation, spoke with the author.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 2

She began with 67 dollars and an idea, and she built a cupcake and stationary empire right here in South Dakota.

Entrepreneur and author Melissa Johnson joins us today to talk about her business, and how her book "Fingers in the Frosting" aims to help others launch the journey of their dreams.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 1

Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, a group of young American men and women risked their lives in the defense of China. Led by Army pilot Claire Chennault, they crossed the Pacific using false identities only to wind up on a rundown air base in the jungles of Burma.

SDPB's Steve Zwemke talks with author Sam Kleiner about "Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan."

Penguin Random House

In The Moment ... May 17, 2018 Show 339 Hour 1

When was the last time you had a meeting? Or how about a dinner party, book club, or baby shower? We know that getting together matters, but we don't often think about how to revitalize our gatherings to enrich our purpose.

Priya Parker is the founder of Thrive Labs and the author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters.

In The Moment ... May 7, 2018 Show 331 Hour 1

As we celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week, we also take a look at the struggles of a tourism-based economy. Jennifer Sherman is Associate Professor of Sociology at Washington State University. Her research looks at the ways in which job loss, poverty, and economic strain affect families, particularly in rural U.S. communities.

She's author of the book Those who Work, Those who Don't: Poverty, Morality, and Family in Rural America.

University of Kansas

In The Moment ... May 3, 2018 Show 329 Hour 2

May 5th has been designated National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls'.

A resolution by the U.S. Senate declares the day for the second year in a row, citing startling statistical evidence. In some tribal communities, women  face  murder  rates  that  are  more  than 10 times the national average.

Other reports indicate that 84.3% of Native women experience violence in their lifetimes; 56.1% are victims of sexual violence.

Lori Walsh

In the Moment ... May 1, 2018 Show 327 Hour 1

The centuries-old art of salmon fishing fly-tying has a dark side. It hearkens back to a time when Europeans were first setting eyes on the the exotic birds of the world They quickly became obsessed with possessing them, with using their feathers and skins for fashion and for art, and with making as much money off of the creatures as possible.

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 1

In March, author Jane Yolen released her 365th book. That means you can now read one Jane Yolen book for every day of the year. What about Leap Year, you ask? Well, on the same day that her 365th book was released ... she also launched the 366th, and she's well on her way to 400.

Jane Yolen joins In the Moment to discuss  #Yolen365.

In The Moment ... April 26, 2018 Show 324 Hour 2

What is one thing you want to do before you die? What makes a meaningful life? What do you think about when you are alone?

Mitch Reed was inspired to ask students these questions. He invited them to place their answers anonymously in a cardboard box. Now he has a new book that tells the story of the project.

It's called "Cardboard Confessional." The author presents a book talk tonight (4/26/18) at the Brookings Arts Council from 6 to 7 p.m.

In The Moment ... April 17, 2018 Show 317 Hour 1

Students present their work at the University of Sioux Falls Research Symposium this week. As college grads prepare to enter their chosen careers, often it's hard to imagine what exactly that career might be like.

Theresa Brown's books take readers inside the indispensable profession of nursing. Her book The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patient's Lives invites readers to live through one intense, joyful, and frustrating day at work in the heart and soul of a hospital.

In The Moment ... April 17, 2018 Show 317 Hour 1

The Pulitzer Prizes were announced last night. Journalists were recognized for coverage of the Me Too Movement, wildfires in California, and domestic terrorism. Kendrick Lamar made history as the first rapper to win the Pulitzer for music.

And there's author Caroline Fraser, who won the Pulitzer Prize for biography.

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.

Jennifer Pharr Davis

Apr 12, 2018

In the Moment ... April 10, 2018 Show 312 Hour 1

To be human is to endure. Jennifer Pharr Davis found her own reservoir of endurance on the Appalachian Trail. She's been tested as a business owner, as a mother, and as an author.

She's has pushed herself in many of the same way we all do. And yet, she has also endured more than most of us will in a lifetime.

The first time Jennifer Pharr Davis thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, in 2008, she set the women's fastest known time (FKT) record, completing the trail in 58 days

Jerry Wilson

Apr 12, 2018
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 11, 2018 Show 313 Hour 1

What do 150 acres and the creatures who inhabit it have to say to the people who live, work and write among them?

Jerry Wilson lives with his poet wife, Norma, on Prairie Bluff in southeast South Dakota. For many years he taught literature and writing. He served as managing editor of South Dakota Magazine. Now he writes full time ... well, almost full time. He's got a lot of outdoor exploring to do as well.

His new book is called Seasons of the Coyote: A Year on Prairie Bluff.

Lakota Author Inspires Kids

Apr 5, 2018
Chynna Lockett / Year

  A Lakota author recently stopped by a  Rapid City school to share stories about his career. Joseph Marshall the third encouraged  kids at North Middle School to pursue their dreams. Students asked him questions about growing up on the Rosebud Reservation and his writing.

Penguin Random House

The Alzheimer's Association reports 5.3 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, one of our most feared disease.

Lisa Mosconi, Ph.D. takes on the Standard American Diet in her new book "Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power."  

In The Moment ... March 6, 2018 Show 290 Hour 1

In the Moment ... February 28, 2018 Show 286 Hour 2

Black Hills State University offers the latest Geek Speak lecture, this one by Jami Stone, professor of mathematics education.

Her talk is called "Trash Has Two Parents: The Person Who Threw It and the Person Who Walked By," and it focuses on the work of acclaimed author Thomas Friedman.

Chris Laughery

In the Moment ... March 1, 2018 Show 287 Hour 2

Jim Reese is an associate professor of English at Mount Marty College in Yankton. He's author of the books "Really Happy" and "Ghost on Third."

For ten years, he has been teaching a rigorous creative writing program in Yankton's Federal Prison Camp. That program is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The 10th anniversary edition of the course's anthology, 4 p.m. Count has been released.

In the Moment ... February 28, 2018 Show 286 Hour 1

In conjunction with Mount Marty College's Noon Forum, the Great Plains Writer's Tour announces a presentation by award-winning author Daryl Farmer.

Daryl Farmer is an assistant professor and the director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. His books include "Bicycling Beyond the Divide" and "Where We Land."

In The Moment ... February 27, 2018 Show 285 Hour 2

Linsey Davis is an award-winning journalist and correspondent for ABC. Joseph Bottum leads the cyber-ethics think tank at Dakota State University in Madison. His books include "The Christmas Plains" and "An Anxious Age." He's also written number one best-selling Kindle Singles for Amazon.

Together, they've ventured into the world of children's literature. Their new book is called "The World is Awake." It's illustrated by Lucy Flemming and published by ZonderKids.