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South Dakota Economy With Seth Tupper

Sep 15, 2020

In The Moment … September 15, 2020 Show 902 Hour 1

The South Dakota economy has been reeling from the impact of a global pandemic in ways were are only beginning to understand. SDPB's Seth Tupper has been following the money all year and he joins us with an economic update. 

Jessie Schmidt Talks Moving Scams

Jul 8, 2020

In The Moment … July 8, 2020 Show 854 Hour 1

Moving as we know it can be a very daunting task. Packing up your belongings and then having them loaded onto a truck and then those said belongings arrive at your new home ... or do they? 

The pandemic is stressful enough but the thought of a moving scam just adds to it. Jessie Schmidt is South Dakota's state director of the Better Business Bureau, she joins us with tips on how to avoid the scammers and have a successful and affordable move.

Mike Wagner: Reactive Impulses & Leadership Success

Jul 1, 2020

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Evert Van der Sluis On The Supply Chain

Jun 9, 2020

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As we continue our conversations on the pandemic's consequences for the food supply chain, we look at the economic impacts of meat plant closures. The weaknesses we're seeing now were there before what do we need to do after? Evert Vander Sluis joins us now, he's a professor of economics at South Dakota State University.

Rick Kahler Talks The Most Recent Jobs Report

Jun 8, 2020

In The Moment … June 8, 2020 Show 833 Hour 1

The most recent jobs report seemed to give the stock market a shot of optimism after tanking in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. But things are still pretty bleak...and to be honest, I'm as confused as most people.  Luckily, Rick Kahler is here to help us out.  He's the founder and president of the Kahler Financial Group, a leader in the field of financial therapy, and the author of several financial books including 2009's Wire for Wealth. 


In The Moment … May 19, 2020 Show 820 Hour 2

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage this summer, we will look at the women of the past who lead us to where we are today. We will also recognize women who are making a difference in our state and their professions today. We start with Cabot Ann Christofferson, researcher and professor at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  


Mike Wagner: Negotiations Part 2 & 3

May 8, 2020

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Are negotiations a battle to be won or an opportunity to be discovered?  We thought now would be a good time to think deeply about negotiation and whether they really need to be combative. Mike Wagner is a leadership expert who has traveled the world teaching people about leadership. This hour we bring you part two of a three-part conversation inspired by his blog

Teri Schmidt: Experience Sioux Falls

May 7, 2020
Experience Sioux Falls

In The Moment … May 7, 2020 Show 812 Hour 2

This week is Travel and Tourism week but let's not forget were are amidst a pandemic that has made that difficult. A collaboration of Midwest cities has come up with a way to bring vacationing to you, albeit virtually. Teri Schmidt is the executive director of Experience Sioux Falls and she joins us to explain.


Mike Wagner: Negotiations

May 7, 2020

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Laura Vostad: Dealing With Conflict In Business

May 4, 2020

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These days there seems to be an outpouring of conflict. What is conflict and how do we navigate our way through it? Conflict could be from business to personal relationships and can even be good. Laura Vostad is a learning and development manager at Raven Industries, she designs and facilitates learning solutions for all levels of the organization and joins us now.

Explaining The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Apr 28, 2020

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John T. Meyer Talks Crisis Leadership

Apr 24, 2020
John T Meyer

In The Moment ... April 24, 2020 Show 803 Hour 2

John T. Meyer is co-founder and CEO of Lemonly, an infographic design company based in Sioux Falls. They have worked with companies like Major League Baseball, Charles Schwab, and the World Health Organization. And, early on, as the novel coronavirus began to spread in the U.S., Lemonly launched into an innovative work-from-home plan.  Today it seems as if every business is in some kind of crisis. John T. Meyer has become an important voice in helping business leaders adjust to this time.

Daktronics Presses On

Apr 22, 2020

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While the COVID-19 Pandemic has forced many companies to reduce or even shut down one South Dakota company presses on due, in part, to a backlog of orders, and through practicing social distancing and other practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Jay Parker is vice president for Live Events and Spectaculars at Daktronics in Brookings and, while we're not getting to experience those live events at the moment, Daktronics' Brookings location is operating at 100-percent.

Workplace diversity

Apr 21, 2020

In The Moment ... April 21, 2020 Show 800 Hour 2

There is great value in diversity in the workplace from both a business and community perspective. Perhaps you are thinking what does diversity in the workplace mean or even look like? Kira Kimball is the chief innovation officer for Marsh & McLennan Agency and she joins us now to expand.


Kevin McNew With Farmers Business Network

Apr 20, 2020

In The Moment ... April 20, 2020 Show 799 Hour 2

Having dealt with severe weather and flooding a year ago, South Dakota's farmers find themselves in unprecedented times yet again. How is COVID-19 affecting things like trade, prices, supply and interest rates? Kevin McNew is the chief economist with Farmers Business Network and he has some thoughts on these issues and more.

Rachel Headley & Meg Manke

Apr 20, 2020

In The Moment ... April 20, 2020 Show 799 Hour 1

Business leaders have rapidly become COVID-19 business leaders -- leaders during a time of massive transition, chaos, uncertainty, and grief. Many are seeking to build skills for the days ahead. Project management and organizational psychology experts Rachel Headley and Meg Manke are leading an upcoming business education series, online of course.  Rachel Headley, CEO of Rose Group International. Meg Manke, is COO and Head of Training. 

Mike Wagner: Leadership & Messaging

Apr 14, 2020

In The Moment ... April 14, 2020 Show 795 Hour 1

Governor Kristi Noem says she is proud of South Dakotans efforts to slow the spread of SARS-CoV 2, the novel coronavirus. In yesterday's press conference, the governor said that South Dakota was getting "better results" than neighboring states who are having bigger problems with compliance. "South Dakotans," the governor said, "have proven me right." 

Impacts Of Smithfield Closure

Apr 13, 2020

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Mike Wagner: Medical Information Privacy

Apr 10, 2020

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On The Other Hand: The Grocery Store

Apr 9, 2020

In The Moment ... April 9, 2020 Show 792 Hour 1

SDPB's Kevin Woster tackles one of the greatest challenges of 2020 -- the grocery store. You can read his blog at 


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Small Business Update

Apr 1, 2020

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Morning Macro: Will Our Economy Bounce Back?

Mar 30, 2020

In The Moment ... March 30, 2020 Show 784 Hour 1

Americans watch the devastating economic impact of the pandemic disruption, but South Dakotans want to know what's happening here at home.  Joe Santos is a Professor of Economics and Dykhouse Scholar of Money, Banking, and Regulation in the Ness School of Management and Economics at SDSU. You can follow along at his blog  

Unemployment Claims Jump

Mar 26, 2020

In The Moment ... March 26, 2020 Show 782 Hour 1

SDPB brings you the latest on coronavirus in South Dakota. You can find all our reporting on the website Today we look at South Dakotans out of work. SDPB's Seth Tupper joins us with more.

Grocery Stores Adopt New Measures

Mar 20, 2020

In The Moment ... March 20, 2020 Show 778 Hour 1

Many of us have seen the photos of raided toilet paper isles, and heard a number of measures that grocery stores have taken to help customers and employees in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  To help us get a clearer picture of what we are seeing in the grocery store industry, we are joined by Tina Potthoff, vice president of communications at Hy-Vee Inc.

Business Ethics During A Pandemic

Mar 20, 2020

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Mike Wagner: The Myths Of Secrecy

Mar 4, 2020

In The Moment ... March 4, 2020 Show 766 Hour 1

The keeping of secrets is deeply embedded into who we are and how we interact with others, in families, in politics, and in business. If information is power, sometimes we like to keep that power to ourselves. Of course, proprietary information can be important in leadership, but how often are those secrets really necessary?

The Sioux Falls Business Expo

Mar 2, 2020

In The Moment ... March 2, 2020 Show 764 Hour 1

The Sioux Falls Business Expo wants to help you accomplish in one day what can be so hard to achieve in one year. The Expo asks you to save this one day to really meet people ... to give your wisdom and take advice ... to get out of your comfort zone ... to simply take the time to network the way we should! The Sioux Falls Business Expo is scheduled for Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.


In The Moment ... February 20, 2020 Show 757 Hour 1

DSU Earns Military Friendly School Designation

Feb 19, 2020

In The Moment ... February 19, 2020 Show 756 Hour 1

Dakota State has earned a 2020-2021 military friendy school designation. Joining us to discuss DSU earning the designation are Austin Slaughter, veterans coordinator at Dakota State University, and William Bulfer,  a junior at DSU and member of the SD Army National Guard.

In The Moment ... February 14, 2020 Show 754 Hour 1

A new two-hour FRONTLINE documentary studies the rise of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos while investigating the global impact of the empire he built, including the darker side of the company's rapid growth.

"Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos" premieres Tuesday night at 8:00 Central / 7:00 Mountain on SDPB-TV and also

Joining us with a preview of the new FRONTLINE film is director, James Jacoby. He's a founding member of FRONTLINE's Enterprise Journalism Group.