Priya Parker

In The Moment … December 3, 2020 Show 953 Hour 2

In South Dakota, we await the impact of Thanksgiving gatherings on our COVID-19 numbers and hospital capacity. Meanwhile, we plan for our December gatherings and decide what's at stake as we take measure of our favorite traditions. 

Priya Parker is the author of the book "The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters." She is the founder of Thrive Labs and creator of the New York Times podcast "Together Apart." She is a groundbreaking group conflict resolution facilitator.

Tom Roberts' "Something About Christmas"

Nov 30, 2020
Tom Roberts

In The Moment … November 30, 2020 Show 950 Hour 1

As South Dakotans deck the halls, we do so knowing that in a few weeks we shall face the time to tuck all those decorations back into their boxes and bags. In a new book by author Tom Roberts, one small boy struggles with the end of the Christmas season and needs help learning that the spirit of giving lasts all year long.

"Wintering" with Katherine May

Nov 19, 2020

In The Moment … November 19, 2020 Show 945 Hour 1

Sometimes you feel as if you have slipped through the cracks and landed in an alternate place. Maybe because of an illness. A South Dakota blizzard. A job loss. A pandemic. Katherine May has not only studied these in-between spaces, she has lived them. Her new book is called "Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times." In the book, she explores solitude and sickness, cold-water swimming, and the warmth of story.

"We Gather Together" with Denise Kiernan

Nov 18, 2020
Courtesy: Penguin Random House

Thanksgiving in America has become a time for overladen tables, the Macy's Parade, football, and Black Friday shopping. This year looks a little different, of course, but how did we get here?

In "We Gather Together," Denise Kiernan turns her passion for history and unparalleled research to a topic that could not be timelier: gratitude.

We Gather Together Audiobook Excerpt:

Audio excerpted courtesy Penguin Random House Audio from We Gather Together by Denise Kiernan, read by the author.

South Dakota Magazine

In The Moment … November 9, 2020 Show 938 Hour 1

Have you found yourself doing more reading as the pandemic has eliminated other avenues of entertainment? Are you planning to read more with winter waiting in the wings? Do you have favorites that you like to re-read? We welcome John Andrews, Managing Editor of South Dakota Magazine. In the new November/December issue, Andrews writes about ten books to pass the time and grow your appreciation of South Dakota. The article is called "Books to Read Again. And Again."

Dr. Joshua Bennett, Poet: "Owed"

Sep 2, 2020
Dr. Joshua Bennett

In The Moment … September 2, 2020 Show 894 Hour 1

Joshua Bennett is a poet, a performer, a scholar. He's Mellon Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth College and earned his Ph.D. in English from Princeton University.  His latest book is called Owed. A collection of poems that lend reverence to the plastic on your grandmother's couch...give an elegy to the police state..and much more. OWED wrestles rage into words, but with moments of love and awe for things too many people take for granted. 


In The Moment … July 10, 2020 Show 856 Hour 1

Twenty-two regional experts take on the challenge of defining and exploring the "Interior Borderlands" in a new book by the same title. Where does the Midwest fade and the Great Plains begin? Is the West a geographic distinction or a cultural one? How does where we live define who we are? The book was honored this month at the Midwest Book Awards as one of the region's best. Today we welcome the book's editor and publisher, Jon Lauck and Harry Thompson. 


In The Moment ... June 30, 2020 Show 849 Hour 1

The battle for women's suffrage in the United States was complex, controversial, and sometimes built on division instead of solidarity.

Sara Egge joins In The Moment for Images of the Past. Originally from South Dakota, Egge is an Associate Professor of History at Centre College in Kentucky. She's a contributor to the book "Equality at the Ballot Box: Votes for Women on the Northern Great Plains." Egge has also authored "Woman Suffrage and Citizenship in the Midwest: 1870-1920."

Virtual Gatherings For Challenging Topics

Jun 25, 2020
South Dakota Humanities Council

In The Moment … June 25, 2020 Show 846 Hour 2

Speakers' Bureau gatherings are currently being offered online only. Patrick Hicks is a Humanities Scholar. His programs offer everything from lessons on the history of Auschwitz to writing poetry. 

Then, we hear from Lawrence Diggs. He is one of the South Dakota Humanities Council Speakers Bureau presenters who has embraced virtual gatherings during the pandemic. He offers programs on everything from prison recidivism to representative democracy. 

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.

Meredith Talusan

May 28, 2020
Meredith Talusan

In The Moment … May 28, 2020 Show 826 Hour 1

Meredith Talusan's new memoir, "Fairest," is the story of a boy from a rural Philippine village, born with albinism that offers both challenge and opportunity, who grows up to be an American woman.   It's a remarkable reflection on identity and culture, longing and belonging. Meredith Talusan is an award-winning author and journalist. She is the founding executive editor of "them," Conde Nast's LGBQ+ digital platform, for which she is currently a contributing editor. 

Mike Henriksen: 5 Esssential Questions

May 27, 2020

In The Moment … May 27, 2020 Show 825 Hour 1

Mike Henriksen's South Dakota broadcast career spans over 4 decades. He hosts a weekly sports-related interview show Sportsmax and is a popular public speaker. You have heard him for several years as one of the voices for South Dakota high school basketball and football championships. He's also an author. His first book "First Person" is a collection of interviews from him with South Dakota sports legends. Mike joins us today to answer 5 essential questions.


Arts & Lifestyle: May 16 - 22

May 22, 2020

In this week’s art & lifestyle podcast, we are joined by Mike Lee’s and discuss his first full-length album, Images of the Past brings us an old video, and Author Richard Haass talks globalization. 

Richard Haass' THE WORLD: A Brief Introduction

May 18, 2020
Richard Haass

In The Moment … May 18, 2020 Show 819 Hour 1

Globalization presents many challenges. What happens thousands of miles away does affect our lives? The example being COVID 19, which is said to have originated in a Chinese city that many of us had never heard of. Richard Haass is the president of the Council on Foreign Relations and his new book is called "THE WORLD: A Brief Introduction."


Arts & Lifestyle: Apr 25 - May 1

May 1, 2020

In this week's In the Moment Arts & Lifestyle Podcast, we learn about the development of the first telephone network in South Dakota, discuss the role of faith during the pandemic, and a #1 New York Times best selling author joins us to talk her newest book.

Kristin L. Hoganson

In The Moment ... April 30, 2020 Show 807 Hour 2

As South Dakotans look to the future, we also look to our history for insight into how the world sees us and how we see ourselves. Kristin Hoganson's book "The Heartland: An American History" is now available in paperback. It's a look at the history and mythology of what is known as the American heartland. But what is the heartland, exactly?  


Sue Monk Kidd

Apr 29, 2020

In The Moment ... April 28, 2020 Show 806 Hour 2

Sarah Urist Green: The Art Assignment

Apr 15, 2020
Penguin House

In The Moment ... April 15, 2020 Show 796 Hour 2

Author Sarah Urist Green is challenging all to make art that reflects the world as you see it. She and her husband have traveled the globe meeting with artists and gathering assignments that all of us can do. Sarah Urist Green is the creator, curator, and host of the web series The Art Assignment.


Dani Shapiro: Inheritance and Secrets

Mar 5, 2020

In The Moment ... March 5, 2020 Show 767 Hour 1

Lori is joined by author Dani Shapiro about her book “Inheritance.” Dani discovered, after both her parents had died, that her father was not her father. A DNA test sent her on the path of discovering family secrets and rethinking her very identity.

Monday Mindset: Feb 10

Feb 10, 2020

In The Moment ... February 10, 2020 Show 750 Hour 1

Monday Mindset is an ongoing series of short conversations about small changes that add up to big things. 

Melissa Johnson is an author and certified speaker and trainer with the Jon Gordon Companies, an entrepreneur, and owner of Oh My Cupcakes!, and a professional encourager.

Abby Mikel

In The Moment ... February 5, 2020 Show 747 Hour 2

DSU's Sewell Contributes To YA Literature Explorations

Feb 5, 2020

In The Moment ... February 4, 2020 Show 746 Hour 1

Dr. William Sewell, associate professor of English education at Dakota State University, has contributed a chapter to the book "Critical Explorations of Young Adult Literature: Identifying and Critiquing the Canon."

"The book is designed to critique canonical young adult (YA) literature, books that are very important to the genre," Sewell said.

His chapter is on the 1974 book "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier.

Monday Mindset: Jan 27

Jan 27, 2020

In The Moment ... January 27, 2020 Show 741 Hour 1

Monday Mindset is an ongoing series of short conversations about small changes that add up to big things.

Melissa Johnson is an author and certified speaker and trainer with the Jon Gordon Companies, an entrepreneur, and owner of Oh My Cupcakes!, and a professional encourager.

Shooting for Success

Jan 6, 2020
Laurel Simpson

In The Moment ... January 6, 2020 Show 727 Hour 1 Becky Hammons was a standout basketball player for Stevens High School but was considered too small to be a major college player. Becky spent 16 years in the WNBA and then became the first female assistant coach in the NBA. Gloria Riherd wrote a book on Beck called, "Becky Hammon: Shooting for Success." Riherd is part of an Acts of Excellence celebration today at Black Hills State University where she will be discussing her book.

Poetry From Studio 47: Sara Henning

Jan 3, 2020
Poetry from Studio 47

Patrick Hicks hosts Poetry From Studio 47 Fridays during In The Moment. This week, he features author and poet Sara Henning.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 2, 2020 Show 725 Hour 2

Poet Sara Henning is author of the poetry collections "A Sweeter Water" and "View from True North." She is a visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing at Stephen F. Austin State University. As a poet, she's known for her mastery and elegance. "View from True North" explores themes of identity and family secrets, tenderness and rage, freedom and form.

Cozy Up To Mysteries

Nov 26, 2019
Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... November 26, 2019 Show 708 Hour 2

Authors Rosemarie Ross and Mary Angela join us today in the Sioux Falls Studio ahead of a November 30 presentation at the downtown branch of the Siouxland Libraries. You can see them from 3 to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

David Kessler On Grief

Nov 26, 2019
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... November 26, 2019 Show 708 Hour 1

Siouxland Heritage Museums, Sioux Falls

In The Moment ... November 25, 2019 Show 707 Hour 2

During today's Images of the Past, Eli Paul, author of, “The Frontier Army: Episodes from Dakota and the West,” joined us to discuss his book.

Chris Laughery

In America today, the largest mental health service providers are often county jails. The South Dakota State Legislature has focused efforts to study access to mental health services in the state this summer. Committees are set to provide recommendations before the 2020 legislative session.  The challenges in South Dakota are not unique. Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg's 2019 book called "Bedlam: An Intimate Journey Into America's Mental Health Crisis" gives readers an inside look at the expansive social crisis that is mental health in America.  Dr.