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Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... May 21, 2019 Show 580 Hour 2

Rick Kahler has been helping people with their finances for decades. As part of In The Moment's ongoing financial therapy conversations, Kahler discusses money disorders.

Kahler has written several financial therapy books including Wired for Wealth. He's founder of Kahler Financial Group in Rapid City.

In The Moment ... May 20, 2019 Show 579 Hour 1

Joe Santos, professor of macroeconomics at South Dakota State University, presents the final Morning Macro of the season (see more at

Santos looks into the possibilities of economic growth. He looks forward by beginning with a look back ... into the days of the Cold War. 

In The Moment ... May 13, 2019 Show 574 Hour 1

Joe Santos joins us for a look at how the shifting landscape of banking stands to impact the macroeconomy as well as the individual borrower. Find Joe's web post "Extra Credit" here.

Gary Archamboult is the Director of the South Dakota Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. SBIR is hosting a Road Tour May 23 in Sioux Falls. Twenty-two program managers will provide insight with inventors, researchers, tech based companies and start-ups.

In the Moment ... May 6, 2019 Show 569 Hour 1

All signs have been pointing toward progress for trade talks with China. But this weekend, ahead of upcoming trade talks, President Donald Trump signaled on Twitter that more tariffs on Chinese goods are pending.

South Dakota State University professor Joe Santos says trade between nations has always been conentious. He joins In The Moment for Morning Macro. Read his blog at

Lee Strubinger

In the Moment ... May 6, 2019 Show 569 Hour 1

The 11th annual National Travel and Tourism Week is May 5-11. Travel and tourism professionals across the country are uniting to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, business and personal well-being.

Julie Jensen is president of Visit Rapid City and Jim Hagen is Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tourism.

In The Moment ... April 29, 2019 Show 564 Hour 1

Do you ever feel like economic forces are conspiring to keep you from getting ahead?

Joe Santos is back for this week's Morning Macro - a crash course in economic literacy.

Santos discusses the revolution in macroeconomic policy that impacts wage growth and unemployment rates even today.

In The Moment ... April 15, 2019 Show 556 Hour 1

It's tax day! But what do we really know about tax policy? And, if we must, what's the best way to tax?

South Dakota State University macro economics professor Joe Santos provides a deeper look at tax policy during Morning Macro.

Follow his latest blog post here

U.S. Small Business Administration

In The Moment ... April 11, 2019 Show 554 Hour 2

A native of Mobridge returns to South Dakota as Jaime Wood has been selected as the U.S. Small Business Administration's District Director for the South Dakota District Office.

Wood began her civilian in the U.S. Government in 2006. She visits with SDPB's Jeremy Ludemann about the parth that brought her back to the state and about the many ways in which the SBA serves South Dakotans.

In The Moment ... April 8, 2019 Show 551 Hour 1

The positive jobs report in America means its a good time for the dollar. Meanwhile, troubles with Brexit are pinching the British pound. That seems logical, yet movements in foreign exchange rates are prickly to predict.

Joe Santos, professor of macroeconomics at South Daktoa State University, explains the exchange rate as part of In The Moment's ongoing Morning Macro series.

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Adria Botella

In The Moment ... April 3, 2019 Show 548 Hour 1

From start-ups to stand-bys ...and boutiques to Nerdy Nuts and peculiarities, South Dakota has a lot of interesting businesses. A few of them are featured in the April edition of 605 Magazine.

Alana Snyder, publisher of 605 Magazine, talks about some of the businesses featured in the new issue.


In The Moment ... April 1, 2019 Show 547 Hour 2

Stephanie Rissler's guest on the last South Dakota Focus was South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture Kim Vanneman. They discuss challenges facing producers in the state.

Vanneman grew up on a ranch near Chamberlain and studied ag business at South Dakota State University. After graduation she and her husband took over the Vanneman farm and ranch near Ideal. She served in the legislature for six years before Governor Kristi Noem picked her to be the first female Ag Secretary in South Dakota. 

Joe Santos Explains Yield Curves

Apr 1, 2019

In The Moment ... April 1, 2019 Show 547 Hour 1

What exactly is the yield curve, and does an inverted yield curve foreshadow a coming recession?

South Dakota State University macroeconomics professor Joe Santos joins In The Moment for Morning Macro. You can follow at

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... March 25, 2019 Show 542 Hour 1

Jason Ball is President and CEO of the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. He has been appointed to the Chamber of Commerce Commitee of 100.

In The Moment ... March 25, 2019 Show 542 Hour 1

The Federal Reserve System, the institution responsible for implementing monetary policy in the United States, is attracting heightened attention (and criticism) from the Trump administration. This attention is not without precedent, but it is disconcerting, according to SDSU macroeconomics professor Joe Santos.

Santos joins us for this week's Morning Macro. You can follow along online at

In The Moment ... March 18, 2019 Show 537 Hour 1

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the U.S. unemployment rate for February registered 3.8 percent, 0.2 percent lower than it registered for January.  Meanwhile, the labor-force participation rate registered 63.2 percent, unchanged from the level it registered for January.  


In The Moment ... March 11, 2019 Show 532 Hour 1

We continue our Crash Course in Economic Literacy with SDSU Macroeconomics Professor Joe Santos.  Follow along online at

Today, we follow the Yellow Brick Road to understand inflation, deflation, and the Consumer Price Index.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... March 11, 2019 Show 532 Hour 1

How do your underlying beliefs about money predict your financial behavior and financial well being? Rick Kahler joins us today as part of a series of conversations we're having that explore the world of financial therapy and financial planning.

Rick Kahler is a wealth advisor and owner of Kahler Financial Group. He's co-authored four books on the psychology of money, including "The Financial Wisdom of Ebeneezer Scrooge." And "Wired for Wealth."

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

The trade war between the U.S. and China is far from over. Meanwhile, Governor Kristi Noem has laid out plans to kickstart the ag economy in South Dakota.

Farm Bureau president Scott VanderWal visits about the latest ag news which includes Representative Dusty Johnson's appointment to the House Ag Committee in Washington, D.C.

Farmers Business Network Expands In Sioux Falls

Jan 28, 2019

In The Moment ... January 28, 2019 Show 503 Hour 2

Farmers Business Network has expanded in Sioux Falls. Last week, the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting. SDPB's Jackelyn Severin was there. She details the expansion and previews her next episode of Making a Living.

Morning Fill Up With Miles Beacom

Jan 11, 2019
Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... January 11, 2019 Show 493 Hour 1

As CEO and President of PREMIER Bankcard, Miles Beacom has seen the organization grow to over 3.5 million accounts, and thousands of employees across South Dakota.

Beacom was the Morning Fill Up guest Friday at The Garage in Rapid City, presented by The Numad Group, where he talked about leadership and becoming a corporate citizen.


In The Moment ... December 17, 2018 Show 481 Hour 2

Making a Living is a monthly webcast that is business related. This month host Jackeline Severin talks about Angel Investors. She joins us today with a recap.

The Numad Group

In The Moment ... December 11, 2018 Show 477 Hour 2

Tuesday November 27th was South Dakota Day of Giving. A time where non-profit organizations across the state took advantage of giving dollars from plenty of people. Kelly Gibson is with The Numad Group in Rapid City. She joins us today to tell us how the day went.

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment ... December 11, 2018 Show 477 Hour 2

Rick Kahler, wealth advisor and owner of Kahler Financial Group, joins us to talk about how your unconscious beliefs about money might be impacting your holiday spirit as well as your bottom line.

Kimberly Talcott

In The Moment ... December 10, 2018 Show 476 Hour 2

Business leaders need employees who are engaged and innovative and who love to come to work on a Monday morning. Employees need leaders who understand the best way to craft a work culture worth showing up for.

Rachel Headley and Meg Manke are senior partners in Rose Group International, a consultant firm that specializes in designing exceptional "Internal Experiences" for organizations.

Their book is called "iX Leadership."

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... November 21, 2018 Show 465 Hour 1

This Saturday is the day for small businesses as it's been proclaimed Small Business Saturday by Mayor of Sioux Falls Paul TenHaken. This holiday shopping season is also off to a good start in Rapid City.

Brienne Maner, VP of Downtown Sioux Falls, Dan Senftner, President and CEO of Destination Rapid City and Nancy Savage, owner of Child's Play Toys in Sioux Falls, joined In the Moment for a preview of the event.

South Dakota Retailers Association

In The Moment ... November 20, 2018 Show 464 Hour 2

South Dakotans are making their lists. What's ahead for state businesses this holiday shopping season?

Nathan Sanderson serves as executive director of the South Dakota Retailers Association which represents nearly 4000 members in more than 160 business categories. Sanderson discusses the organization's legislative efforts and previews the upcoming retail season.

Encouraging Professional Growth For Entrepreneurs

Oct 17, 2018
Rapid City Journal

In The Moment ... October 17. 2018 Show 443 Hour 1

For business owners, business leaders, and women just starting their journey in the world of business, conferences and seminars are vital components to professional growth.

The 9th annual Women's Business Conference, this Friday Oct 19 at the Lodge in Deadwood.

Michelle Kane, Director of the South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity, and Meg Manke, co-author of iX Leadership" joined In The Moment for a preview.

Making A Living Recap - Cloud Usage

Oct 9, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 9. 2018 Show 438 Hour 1

The Cloud is becoming more pervasive in our day to day lives. More than likely you've used it without even knowing it.


The cloud is also transforming technology and business. For the latest Making a Living program SDPB's Jackelyn Severin sat down with three panelists to discuss cloud storage and security.











SDPB's Chynna Lockett At Sturgis

Aug 10, 2018

In The Moment ... August 10, 2018 Show 398 Hour 1

What's happening at the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally?  Is it a good year for local businesses and vendors?

SDPB's Chynna Lockett joins In The Moment with a live report from Sturgis.