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Arts & Lifestyle: May 16 - 22

May 22, 2020
NPR

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. 

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.

 

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In The Moment ... October 4, 2019 Show 673 Hour 1

Nick Estes joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about the history of indigenous resistance, water protectors, and decolonization. Estes is in Deadwood for the South Dakota Festival of Books. His latest book is called "Our History is the Future."

Arts and Entertainment reporting on SDPB is supported by the South Dakota Education Association

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In The Moment ... October 4, 2019 Show 673 Hour 1

Megan Phelps-Roper grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church protesting at military funerals and celebrating AIDS as a plague against LGBT people. Then, through radical empathy facilitated by people reaching out to her on social media, she left the church and changed her mind. Megan Phelps-Roper sits down with SDPB's Lori Walsh at the South Dakota Festival of Books.

Arts and Entertainment reporting on SDPB is supported by the South Dakota Education Association

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... July 23, 2019 Show 621 Hour 2

Authors Stacey M. Jones and Jay Ruud will sign copies of their books tonight (Tuesday) at Full Circle Book Club in Sioux Falls.

Jones' debut novel Mr. Catherine is part thrill ride and part character study as a woman with a history of infidelity disappears into the fog during a morning run.

Ruud's book, his fourth in the Merlin Mystery Series, is Lost in the Quagmire.

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In The Moment ... July 9, 2019 Show 611 Hour 1

Linda Hasselstrom has spent a lifetime watching, writing, and working. Her observations and insights about life on a ranch in western South Dakota have made her one of the premier literary voices from the Great Plains. She has published 17 books of poetry and nonfiction, including Windbreak: A Woman Rancher on the Northern Plains, Feels Like Far: A Rancher's Life on the Great Plains, and her most recent book Gathering from the Grasslands: A Plains Journal

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In The Moment  ... January 29, 2019 Show 504 Hour 2

Librarian Stephanie Bents joins us for a look at this year's American Library Association awards.

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In The Moment ... January 14, 2019 Show 494 Hour 1

Geneen Roth is the author of 10 books, including the New York Times best-sellers "When Food is Love" and "Women, Food and God." Her latest book is called "This Messy Magnificent Life," now in paperback. She talks with In the Moment host Lori Walsh about getting curious about cravings, the real role of "ghost children" in our lives, and learning to inhabit our own space.

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Every day it seems our capacity for hope is challenged. Author Anne Lamott's new book is "Almost Everything: Notes on Hope." She joins SDPB's Lori Walsh for a conversation about laughter, paradox, and writing the book you need to live in the world.

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In The Moment ... September 20. 2018 Show 426 Hour 2

When 13 year-old Briana's dad dies suddenly, she is faced with another unexpected turn of events: She now has not one heart but two. The second heart nestles inside her and speaks to her in her father's voice.

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In The Moment ... May 22, 2018 Show 342 Hour 1

What's America's best-loved novel? You get to decide. PBS launches The Great American Read tonight with a special two-hour kickoff special on SDPB-TV.

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America's 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). 

Joining us in the SDPB studios at the University of Sioux Falls is Jacqueline Palfy. She leads the Zandbroz Book Club.

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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 ... March 21, 2018 Show 301 Hour 2 

The 41st Great Plains Writers Conference kicks off on March 23 at the University Student Union at South Dakota State University.

This literary event features readings, workshops, roundtables and manuscript consultations by award-winning novelists, poets and memoirists.

We're joined by Christine Stewart for more.

In The Moment ... March 21, 2018 Show 301 Hour 1 

If you're weary of bad news and political dramas, you might want to consider just how good we have it in the 21st Century. Steven Pinker's new book is called "Enlightenment Now," and it paints a slightly rosier picture of life as we know it than you might see, for example, on the evening news.

But this isn't a Pollyana utopian fantasy. It's a data-driven look at how humans and human-led institutions are making progress on the most complex problems facing humanity . . . and the areas where we are falling short.

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 A few years ago,  Coleen Liebsch had to make a choice: would she finish the horror novel she was writing, or would she jump on an unexpected opportunity?

Today, her creation--the Books 4 Kids program--donates books to  children in  South Dakota and around the world.

Coleen Liebsch is an author...publisher...and CEO of Books 4 Kids. She loves books.

She also knows that a school book fair   can make a student feel like an outsider . Liebsch says when she was growing up, her family couldn’t afford to send her with much money to buy books.

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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

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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.

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In the Moment ... February 26, 2018 Show 284 Hour 1

The University of South Dakota honors 200 years of Mary Shelly's novel Frankenstein with the Frankensten 200! Symposium today and tomorrow at USD.

Featured guest is Joel Pace, professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. He is an expert on British and transatlantic romanticism. He also serves as associate editor of the journal Symbiosis and has authored books, articles and chapters on romanticism in the Americas and on black romanticism.

Not incidentally, he's also a reggae musician.

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In The Moment ... February 21, 2018 Show 281 Hour 1

Nancy Dahl joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about her book "Grounded: Leading Your Life with Intention."

We talk about the discipline of debriefing, how to seek effective feedback, and other highlights for executives and leaders from the book.

Nancy Dahl is in South Dakota this week for LAUNCH: South Dakota Entrepreneurship Conference.

In The Moment ... February 13, 2018 Show 276 Hour 1

If you're looking for an adventure, you can live vicariously through Bruce Wylie's book "Adventures in the Bush: Africa to Alaska."  

From the Peace Corps to research fieldwork to the day he missed his own wedding, Wylie has a thirst for adventure and the good fortune to survive it.

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In The Moment ... February 7, 2018 Show 272 Hour 1

Mary Gibson Sprague has a new book featuring the artwork and stories of her mother Catherine Rademacher Gibson. "Glorious Fourth of July" is published by South Dakota Historical Society Press. It looks at a childhood on the prairie.

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Scott Freeman is a biology professor at the University of Washington, where he received a Distinguished Teaching Award. He's recognized as a world authority on undergraduate biology education.

His new book is not a textbook, however. It's a look at the realities of rehabilitating a degraded fish run in what was once and old-growth watershed. It's also a look at how humans use resources over time . . . and what our history means for our future.

The book is called "Saving Tarboo Creek."

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Harry Bliss is an award-winning children's author and illustrator and a cover artist and cartoonist for "New Yorker" magazine. His book "Grace for Gus" is released this week. It's a graphic picture book, where the story of a young girl in New York is told almost exclusively via comic panels.

It features a guinea pig, an economic challenge, visual humor that pays loving tribute to New York, cartooning, children's literature, and the arts.

Harry Bliss is a frequent visitor to the South Dakota Festival of Books. He joined us from his home studio in Vermont.

Author John Green's tour bus rolled through South Dakota this fall. He spent time with librarians, readers, and independent booksellers.

SDPB's Jackie Hendry was captivated by his latest book. Here, she reviews "Turtles All the Way Down."

In The Moment ... December 21, 2017 Show 245 Hour 2

Jason Freeman is the author of "Awkwardly Awesome: Embracing My Imperfect Best." He joins us to talk about how we battle ourselves and how releasing the need for perfection liberates us all.

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Dec 18, 2017

In The Moment ... December 18, 2017 Show 242 Hour 1

The "New York Times" recently named "Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder" as one of the best books of the year. Author Caroline Frazer fills gaps in Wilder's autobiographical writings, drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries, and land and financial records.

Fraser spoke with Prairie Public's Doug Hamilton from Iowa City, one of the stops on her book tour.
 

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Dec 18, 2017

In The Moment ... December 18, 2017 Show 242 Hour 1

Marta McDowell looks takes a fresh look at Laura Ingalls Wilder by turning her gaze toward the author's relationship with the land. Her book is called "The World of Laura Ingalls Wilder: The Frontier Landscapes that Inspired the Little House Books."

In The Moment ... December 13, 2017 Show 239 Hour 1 

Author and Vietnam veteran Craig Tschetter joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about his book, "15 Minutes Ago: A Vietnam War Memoir." We discuss his return visit to Vietnam and how he addressed complex issues in his powerful memoir.

In The Moment ... December 8, 2017 Show 236 Hour 1 

What does another year of reading tell you about the world and about yourself? Jacqueline Palfy leads the Zandborz book club. She joins us for a look back at the books that occupied our minds in 2017.

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